Yesterday a seismic shift occurred in the foundational operations of our nation.
There is a small minority fighting and shouting loud support for what has taken place. It doesn't matter what happens down the road, they believe this is the right thing to do.
There is a large group that supports the shift, but gives no thought to the future implications it will inevitably bring. Or they know what is coming down the road, but they mentally don't go there because that would make them question their support of the shift, thus going against what they want so badly to be the right thing to do.
There is a vast middle ground that either is blind or is trying very hard to be blind because they don't want to engage in any type of disagreement with anyone. If they hold no position then there will be no way to offend.
There is another minority, albeit bigger than the first, that knows exactly what will now occur but is remaining silent out of fear.
I fall into none of those categories.
When you create an environment highly conducive to immoral activity, the likelihood of immoral activity taking place rises significantly.
Regardless of where your opinion falls on Don't Ask, Don't Tell being repealed, there are vast future ramifications that I am hearing absolutely no acknowledgement of.
Not by our government.
Not by our media.
The only discussion I am aware of is happening quietly in the military, behind closed doors of a training room where servicemen and women are saying, "But, what does this mean?"
And no one can give them an answer because the military doesn't even know.
They feign answers, but every path of explanation and reasoning falls apart with further questions.
When "anonymous" surveys were taken and studies were done to try and decipher the military's attitude toward the shift, the majority of service members didn't even take the survey. And most that did didn't answer honestly.
Because the "anonymous" survey was accessed by their ID card, which could be traced back to them.
And in the event that Don't Ask, Don't Tell was repealed (yesterday) they could be under fire for giving their honest "anonymous" opinions.
From here we will see inevitable lawsuits.
If two people who are sexually attracted to each other can share a dorm room in our military, why can't two people of the opposite sex?
What is the difference?
There is none.
If two people who are sexually attracted to each other can share a bathroom in our military, why can't two people of the opposite sex?
What is the difference?
There is none.
If we do not separate based on sexual orientation, it's going to be hard to hold the reasoning of separating based on sex.
When you follow the line of logic, it unravels.
We're already seeing it on college campuses, and now in our nation's military.
Schools. Public restrooms. It's only a matter of time.
We can say (as the official position of the US Government) that all individuals in our military will conduct themselves with utmost integrity in these situations and that no immoral activity will take place.
But, again, the reality is when you create an environment highly conducive to immoral activity, the likelihood of immoral activity taking place rises significantly.
So, in a few years, tell that to the service woman who comes back from Iraq having been raped by her fellow service member.
He should have acted morally, but he did not.
Tell her that now she's going to have to live with a man, because a lawsuit has won stating that there is no logical reason to separate based on sex when we're no longer separating based on sexual orientation.
He should act morally, though, and the military is already struggling with a budget.
So men attracted to women (and vice versa) will no longer be in separate living quarters, because men who are attracted to men are not separated and neither are women who are attracted to women.
It's the inevitable path we've started down.
And if you express your unwillingness to live with someone who has the potential of being sexually attracted to you, that is considered hate and falls under the hate crime law.
You could be prosecuted and discharged.
No one is talking about the future implications.
We're just trying so hard to do what we want so badly to be right that we aren't stopping to ask the question of what is going to happen.
We aren't even allowing anyone to raise the question that it could be wrong.