eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (BtVS cheeseman nonsense)
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Who, first of all, loses on the basis of Godwin's Law: the first person to mention Hitler in a non-WWII related discussion automatically loses. Sorry! You get nothing! You lose! Good day sir!

But anyway, the thing that I really wanted to respond to was this:
In her research on gays, for instance, she has written that the "recruitment techniques" of homosexuals rival those of the Marine Corps. The Kinsey paradigm, she holds, created the moral framework that makes such recruitment possible.
Okay, now, I remember being recruited by the Marine Corps, and I can tell you one thing for sure: I never had my own personal homosexual recruiter who called my home and chatted with me about the amazing opportunities available to gay people.

No one sent fancy brochures to my house explaining the wonderful historic and courageous tradition of gay people, with a little sidebar about how I, too, could take part in history.

No one ever told me they'd pay for my college education for just four years of commitment as a practicing gay person and ten years of inactive duty with possible recall to gayness should the situation warrant.

No one ever phoned my parents to try to tell them what a wonderful opportunity their daughter was passing up.

So I'm seeing, actually, very little similarity.

Date: 2004-12-02 11:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] strange-selkie.livejournal.com
*neatly presses her LOTC uniform*
...What, you didn't get one of these? They handed them out last October...

Date: 2004-12-03 07:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] copperbadge.livejournal.com
Claire darling, may I [livejournal.com profile] metaquotes you?

(and here I was just thinking we don't talk enough. I should email you or phone you or something. But you know me and telecom.)

Date: 2004-12-03 09:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] copperbadge.livejournal.com
I picked a hell of a time to reconnect, huh? :D

Ah well. Good luck with the temping -- couldn't we all use the extra cash....

Date: 2004-12-03 11:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] copperbadge.livejournal.com
Yeah, I've got other people who are interested in having me back in CA too. Could happen, especially if I get a job in Oregon after graduating (looking at OR, MA, PA, and New Zealand. :D)

Date: 2004-12-03 01:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] copperbadge.livejournal.com
I am tempted! I'll have to see how I'm doing around March, for money. I'd like to see you guys again.

Date: 2004-12-03 09:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ryca.livejournal.com
Dude, you got metaquoted! I saw someone that I already know (in RL, no less) and a post that I'd already read on metaquotes - coolness!

BTW, this is a thoroughly awesome post.

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