CBS News has had this headline up for roughly 24 hours:
"Pentagon: Gay Soldier Survey Won't Lead to Segregation"
Whether that is the CBS' take on the survey the military is conducting or the official military position on the issue is something you will need to determine for yourself in the reading. But in either case the assumption is ridiculous.
In the brave new world that President Obama lives in rainbows, unicorns, and the occasional flying pig are regular scenes but for you and me... not so much.
And if that's true for us, imagine how much more so in the United States Military. I pity the fool who has to implement this survey.
Try to get a military member near you to talk about anything related to their job.
Most of them are modest, self-effacing, and they want to talk about other things. They are trained to be so. We need them to be so, because the last darn thing the military needs is a bunch of self-centered narcissists. We leave that position for the person who is in the White House, (or the Biden who believes they are.)
Unfortunately when you're as tone-deaf as the current Commander-in-Chief is you do things in a sort of idiotic manner from time to time.
For instance on the issue of whether or not its good to encourage flamboyant openness in the military ranks, don't listen to the commanders who know that this is a dangerous idea. Just go ahead, make up your mind, pass the rule changes, but promise to not implement them until after you complete this infamous survey at some point down the road.
Of course knowing the outcome has already been decided, that should make the men and women of the military soften up even more right? Just start spillin' their guts...
Those softies. Big emotional luv bugs! (Maybe the taker of the survey could ask the questions in baby talk just to truly test the amount of restraint the average military member conducts themselves with.)
But here's the stuff that most military personnel won't tell you unless you really dig.
Changing don't ask, don't tell, will have irreversible harm on the military ranks. We don't house men and women fighting troops in close intimate quarters because there's this thing called "sexual tension."
Most red-blooded men, when in the presence, bedroom, or shower chamber of a well-toned nude female well present a biologically induced exclamation mark to indicate their approval.
It doesn't matter that the female in the matter couldn't care less about the guy. It might not even matter if that troop and his member are married to someone else. At the end of the day rooming, bunking, showering, shaving men and women in the same quarters is just... well to be an absolutely oldest of old old fart about it... WRONG!
So let's accept the argument being made here that homosexuals must be allowed to express their attraction for people they find attractive, while serving in the military (bc remember... right now they can serve, they are just highly discouraged from demonstrating biologically approved exclamation points for people they find attractive).
Now you've got sexual tension that is unnatural and runs contrary to biological, emotional, and psychological design. (Yes... I'm one of those neanderthals who believes we were designed, not bubbled up matter of ape cells with brains.)
Besides all of this... military personnel DON'T want to talk about their sexual issues, especially in the theater of duty.
Seriously has anyone, who has put this idea forward EVER talked to a single military member about it?
Nope but they just sent off "Jeff the intern" to start polling service members their thoughts on having to room with guys who are warm for their form.
And of course your tax-dollars and mine are used to pay for this.
Hear this political geniuses who seek to force a politically correct agenda where it has never belonged:
The military is a volunteer force. They sign up with the idea of sacrifice, commitment, loyalty and service. It is by design an unselfish way to serve your nation, your countrymen, and even those you love the most. Because it is sacrificially unselfish it is mandatory that men and women in the service give up their own instincts, inclination, desires, and rights on many levels. This is done to accomplish troop cohesion, morale, and success in the missions carried out. They don't want to make who GIJoe is sleeping with or wanting to the focus of what they are about. So stop obsessing over it.
Don't Ask, Don't Tell has worked superbly. Talk to REAL soldiers, commanders, and those who are still in training. And if CBS wants to save its reputation, go find better headline writers...