To all the queers huffing and puffing and threatening to blow the White House down if the Obama Administration doesn’t capitulate to the Gay Agenda STAT:
Don’t ask the president about your rights or tell Mr. Obama what do do!
Gay rights, equal rights, marriage rights—they’re all important, but not if the country is free-falling towards total economic meltdown.
Remember how things were a year ago? The financial sky was falling, ready to blanket all American dreams, gay or otherwise, in a gloomy cloud of Great Depression dust.
Remember how, a year ago, the rest of the world hated America? Remember how much America hated itself?
“If gays and lesbians want to march for a better world and demand it of our president, they should demand it of themselves as well.”
President Obama has had a lot on his presidential plate, possibly more than any other president in history, and you want him to wave a magic pen and strike down Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell?
Historical reminder: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was the end result of newly-elected President Bill Clinton’s first official blunder: assuming he could automatically do away with the military’s anti-gay monolith. Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was the tail-between-the-legs compromise, which, like the horrific economy and two wars, President Obama inherited.
Fact: The Obama Administration doesn’t rush to judgment about troop deployment, let alone gay issues. The Man is a thinker before he’s a doer. The president is a coalition builder and a diplomat. He’s also Tiger Woods. Do you tell Michael Jordan when to shoot? Do you tell James Bond when to spring into action?
Relax, LGBT people of America. Let the President deal with the deep shit he inherited before he gets to the fags. What–you think you’d be better off by now with John McCain or Sarah Palin? Think you’ll be better off with any republican?
“How about a dialogue within the gay community about the WHITES AND LATINS ONLY racism rampant on the gay internet?”
It’s a courageous thing to march for gay rights, and I love a good pep rally. After all, I was a cheerleader at two major universities. But there’s bigger fish to fry right now. Hey, queers, how about visibly supporting Obama’s health care reform? The sooner that’s over, the sooner we can get back to our gay makeover of the country.
And since so many homos are being so politically active and socially contentious–at least when it comes to gay issues–how about we take a good look at ourselves?
How about a dialogue within the gay community about the WHITES AND LATINS ONLY racism rampant on the gay internet? How about some personal reflection on the DISEASE-FREE, UB2 attitudes among gay men, the very same attitudes that are partly responsible for the new AIDS epidemic? How about some attention to the new AIDS epidemic itself?
If gays and lesbians want to march for a better world and demand it of our president, they should demand it of themselves as well. And while waiting for marriage rights and military rights, I suggest that all gays and lesbians ask themselves: how can I make the gay community a better place for all gay Americans?