Archive for May 2010
I recently learned that Dan Choi and James Pietrangelo are planning a hunger strike:
Lt. Dan Choi released a statement to announce that he and Capt. James Pietrangelo will start a fast in opposition to the “don’t ask, don’t tell” compromise. He also said that more civil disobedience and arrests could be possible this weekend.
My response: LMAO! Really? FOR REAL? ROTFLMAO!
Seriously? This is a slap in the face to millions of Americans who – due to the current economic climate – are starving through no fault of their own. Two gay men who have homes and jobs and the ability to purchase food are willingly starving themselves because they oppose the current DADT compromise. Let’s ponder that for a moment.
How is this move supposed to make Americans sympathetic to the gay community’s cause when too many people are personally associated with people who are homeless and struggling to feed themselves and their children? This move wreaks of gay privilege because if anyone can CHOOSE to starve themselves it must mean they’re not that hard up economically. The same person who can choose to starve himself can also choose to eat whenever he wants. For Americans who don’t have that choice – and folks like myself who sympathize with them – I’m rolling my eyes at Dan Choi and James Pietrangelo and calling them media hungry whores just lookin’ for more attention.
That’s my opinion and I’m stickin’ to it.