Animal Lovers in the Military (Literally)

Last October 3, I posted this quote about gays in the military:

"When I joined the military it was illegal to be homosexual, then it became optional, and now it’s legal.  I’m getting out before the Democrats make it mandatory." — Gunnery Sgt Harry Berres, USMC

For the record, the ancient Greek city-state of Thebes went that far with their elite unit, the Theban Sacred Band.  It was wiped out by Philip of Macedon, in the battle of Chaeronea (338 B.C.).  To my knowledge, this is the first time in the 23 centuries since Chaeronea that homosexuality in any nation’s armed forces was encouraged.

Now another step has been made in that direction.  Earlier this week the Senate voted 93-7 to approve a defense spending bill, without realizing that it will also lift the ban on sodomy and bestiality in the armed forces.  John McCain and Lindsey Graham, two senators that have always supported our men & women in uniform, said they were taken by surprise; they are saying they didn’t know the repeal measure was in the bill.  Here are two links to the story:

Defense bill repeals military law on sodomy

‘On What?’–McCain Says He Didn’t Know Defense Bill He Approved Repealed Military Ban on Sodomy, Bestiality

When I read “The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire,” I remember Edward Gibbon saying that if you fight the same enemy long enough, you will come to resemble him.  His example was the Roman emperor Diocletian, who introduced crowns, silk robes and silk slippers as fashions the emperors could wear; previously the Persian kings wore them, but the emperors did not.  Our drones have taken pictures in Afghanistan of Taliban members having sex with cows and donkeys; will our troops now be expected to do likewise?  If so, I hope the US never fights an enemy that practices necrophilia.

One response to “Animal Lovers in the Military (Literally)

  1. Pingback: What a Bunch of Sickos | The Xenohistorian Weblog

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