Wingnuts: DADT Repeal Leads to ‘Maoist’ Re-Education

Truth in Action Ministries just put out a voter’s guide for their followers and it contains some rather amusing and crazy claims, especially about anything involving The Gay (cue the scary music). Right Wing Watch has the text from that guide about the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, which says it will lead to “Maoist-style re-education” for soldiers:

Servicemen and women put their lives on the line. They deserve policies that ensure maximum military readiness and the best chance to win wars and return home alive. That’s why Congress overwhelmingly passed a law in 1993 incorporating as policy the Uniform Code of Military Justice’s ban on homosexual sodomy. But now the federal government has overturned “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” We believe this is profoundly immoral on several levels. It would:

Hurt unit cohesion, morale, retention, and recruitment;

Really? The Pentagon doesn’t seem to have noticed it. Their reports say that it hasn’t caused any problems at all.

Subject all personnel to Maoist-style “re-education” in “diversity.”

Yeah. Except that Chairman Mao agrees with them on this issue. He was fanatically anti-gay, saying that homosexuality was the result of the “moldering lifestyle of capitalism.”

"Yep. Principally raking in a nice fat paycheck for hauling the party line."

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  • matty1

    Except that Chairman Mao agrees with them on this issue. He was fanatically anti-gay, saying that homosexuality was the result of the “moldering lifestyle of capitalism.”

    They don’t mean the real Chairman Mao, they mean the imaginary version who gay married Obama and is one of the passengers on the all powerful time machine.

  • http://rockstarramblings.blogspot.com/ Bronze Dog

    It seems like every dictator who is now held up as an archetype of evil has a known, documented history of using their power to oppress homosexuals.

  • dingojack

    As Mao said in his Little Red Book: ‘Let a thousand rainbow blossoms bloom to chase away the capitalist running dogs and their paper tigers’ – or something. I’m not good with this fortune cookie shit.

    @@

    Dingo

  • Chiroptera

    “Maoist-style re-education”

    Complete with those funny dunce caps?

  • dukeofomnium

    Sort of like when the soi-disant “pro-lifers” refer to pro-choice people as “Nazis,” not realizing how fanatically anti-abortion the real Nazis actually were.

  • http://www.gregory-gadow.net Gregory in Seattle

    I have to wonder if there was this much hysteria when Truman desegregated the Armed Forces.

  • billydee

    I thought sodomy had been illegal in the military for hundreds of years. DADT was supposed to stop witch hunts against LGBT military. It didn’t.

    I’ve yet to meed a member of the military who owned the pink, gay version of Mao’s Little Red Book. I’m going to start secretly searching their pockets after they fall asleep in my bed.

  • lordshipmayhem

    I read this as “moist”, and thought, “Meh, they’re all wet.”

  • criticaldragon1177

    Ed Brayton,

    Isn’t it interesting how the religious right is using someone who actually agrees with them on this issue? Off course given the fact that Mao was a communist, they probably just assumed he loved gays, as if being a Marxist equaled supporting gay rights. I don’t even think Karl Marx said anything about homosexuality did he?

  • busterggi

    If Chinese are taught to be gay why are there o many of them?

  • escuerd

    criticaldragon1177,

    Apparently to these people “Marxism”, “Maoism”, etc. simply refer to anything that differs from hard right-wing Christianity.

    Communism and the gay rights movement are one and the same either because they’re both at least nominally left-wing, or because they’re both manifestations of Satan with the real goal of drawing more souls away from the one true religion of Christianity. History? Just more of Satan’s lies.

  • Red-Green in Blue

    From the Voter Guide:

    But now the federal government has overturned “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” We believe this is profoundly immoral on several levels. It would:

    …Violate the rights of those serving by forcing them to cohabit and shower with people who may desire them sexually;

    In other words, they think that before the repeal of DADT, no soldier was sexually attracted to another of the same sex. So either the Religious Right think that there were no gay or bi soldiers, or they think that a problem goes away if you make it illegal to talk about it. The first would indicate cluelessness, but the second option is both more in character – and far more worrying.

  • http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Because if there’s one thing Mao was for, it was diversity.

  • captstormfield

    The Mao thing isn’t so much about the actual content of the subject at hand as it is about the general concept of re-educating the ideologically impure. As we all know, the primary locus of this activity in the U.S. isn’t the military, it’s the A+ discussion board.

  • Rip Steakface

    Captstormfield, you can fuck off at relativistic velocity, especially with such an obvious derail.

  • dan4

    @14″…it’s the A+ discussion board.”

    Huh?

  • dingojack

    Dan – just ignore the troll.

    “Violate the rights of those serving by forcing them to cohabit and shower with people who may desire them sexually”.

    So all those (straight) military couples who married due to (unplanned) pregnancy* are undermining the US military? Who knew.

    ‘cohabit AND shower’?

    Perhaps these nutbags would accept a compromise. All those soldiers with ‘teh ghey’ can live in barracks but they have separate showering facilities (or perhaps vice-versa would suit these RRW ‘Friends of Narnia’ better).

    Dingo

    —–

    * ’cause having a termination would be de EVUUUULLLLL!!!!

  • StevoR

    @dan4 : @14 [captstormfield]″…it’s the A+ discussion board.” Huh?

    My guess would be that captstormfield forgot to add a sarcasm / joke tag at the end there.

  • StevoR

    Truth in Action Ministries just put out a voter’s guide for their followers ..

    Is that legal given the supposed Church / State separation and the whole “No preacher is supposed to be telling people how to vote” law?

    Is Truth in Action Ministries a religious group (Charity? Non-poltical) or a political lobbying group?

  • StevoR

    “Violate the rights of those serving by forcing them to cohabit and shower with people who may desire them sexually”.

    Since when has repealing DADT meant *forcing* non-heteronormative and hetero soldiers to shower together?

  • http://thouwinterwind.wordpress.com Winterwind

    StevoR:

    DADT Repeal Clause 5:

    All heterosexual military servicemen are required to shower daily with gay servicemen, followed by wrestling in mud, custard and/or jelly (whipped cream optional). Failure to comply will result in immediate dishonorable discharge.

  • dingojack

    Winterwind – isn’t that the whole point of all that hot, steamy, sudsy homomanbuttseks that these knuckle-dragging knuckheads so fervently like to fantasise about? – a ‘dishonorable discharge’.

    Dingo

  • Red-Green in Blue

    Dingo,

    So all those (straight) military couples who married due to (unplanned) pregnancy* are undermining the US military? Who knew.

    Ah, but if you demonise contraception and abortion and coerce hetero couples who have conceived to marry, it’s no longer “cohabitation” but a shotgun wedding followed by loveless marriageholy matrimony, a sacrament ordained by God. /snark

    StevoR:

    Since when has repealing DADT meant *forcing* non-heteronormative and hetero soldiers to shower together?

    I think my brain’s FAIL protector must have tripped at the sheer wrongness of that, because I hadn’t even noticed that particular problem with their “argument”.

  • Red-Green in Blue

    Oh dear, tag fail. Apologies.

    Meant to read:

    Ah, but if you demonise contraception and abortion and coerce hetero couples who have conceived to marry, it’s no longer “cohabitation” but a shotgun wedding followed by loveless marriageholy matrimony, a sacrament ordained by God. /snark

  • cry4turtles

    RedGreenBlue, I’ve been writing about bringing back shotgun weddings for months. The holymen who are determined to quash women’s reproductive rights think men will be untouched, since we all know those dirty sluts take such horrific advantage of teh menz. Only the sluts shall pay! Their accomplices should be pitied in their innocence. Orrr..load up the steelshot and call Parson Brown!!!

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    Shotgunz, teh BatshitKKKrazzeepants RWA religiosity and DNA testing = the perfect storm of male responsibility allofasuddenlike becoming an issue. Watch for abortion to be declared a sacrament.

  • http://www.facebook.com/oakborn6584 jennischmidt

    Funny, as an officer in the Army, my unit was basically briefed, “DADT is going away, you are still expected to uphold the Army Values (loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, personal courage), we are not trying to influence your beliefs or personal feelings in any way.”

    Chairman Mao was nowhere to be seen.

  • Snoof

    @jennischmidt

    Funny, as an officer in the Army, my unit was basically briefed, “DADT is going away, you are still expected to uphold the Army Values (loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, personal courage), we are not trying to influence your beliefs or personal feelings in any way.”

    Chairman Mao was nowhere to be seen.

    There you go, bringing facts into it again.

  • =8)-DX

    Violate the rights of those serving by forcing them to cohabit and shower with people who may desire them sexually.

    I’d always wondered about the LGB(TQ?) shower conundrum when going to the swimming pool. To make everyone completely “safe” from being naked next to someone who might find them hot, you’d basically have to ensure individual shower booths for every pair of lesbian and gay, with the bisexuals showering alone. Is there a resolution? I went to a lovely spa in Austria where one whole sauna/steam/hot stream/showers area was adult unisex, no swimming costumes allowed. You could wear a towel but otherwise everyone was naked making use of any of the facilities. For some strange reason it was absolutely fine, no boners, nothing inappropriate going on.

    Could it be because the issue isn’t nakedness or sexual attraction, but safety from sexual harassment? I guess people making up rules for military life should concentrate on that.