Monday, March 26, 2007

Be All That You Can Be

This is just unbelievable.

Really. Just when I think no act of hatred can make my jaw hit the floor again, someone just has to top it.

This story is about an e-mail exchange between an Army recruiter and a man whom the recruiter found on a job-hunting website. The man is gay, and replied to the recruiter informing her of his opinion of the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy (one of the stupidest things I've ever heard of, BTW) and his subsequent opinion of the U.S. military.

And this recruiter - this representative of the military - using her government-supplied military e-mail - sent some of the most hateful, bigoted, racist bile imaginable.

I'm sure, as the post suggests, that the man sent some not-so-pretty e-mails as well. But that's not the point. At all. He was speaking for himself, while she was speaking on behalf of the government and the military.

At the risk of speaking out of turn and not knowing all the details, there seems to be enough evidence here to kick her ass to the curb. And I hope this gets all kinds of media attention.


Michael said...

This email exchange was pretty shocking I thought. So nice to know our Army is fighting for freedom and democracy for all. I'll be interested to see how much coverage (if any) this story gets in the mainstream media.

Lewis said...

I just made a comment on "It's Raining Men" blog to the effect that it's amazing how far we have NOT come in spite of how far we think we have. Some of us live in little bubbles (especially in Portland, Seattle, etc.) where we're pretty much accepted and welcomed. Then, don't let us forget, how many people live outside the bubble. Things are not so pretty, obviously.