We’re all stars now, in the dope show

What I have been seeing in terms of transgender rights activism, transabled people, transgendered people and the military, homosexuality and the military and women in combat is interesting. The Pentagon is moving to lift the bans on transgenders in the military and females in combat as it has already lifted the ban on homosexuals in the military.

I can’t help but witness the correspondence of today’s themes to an old music video…

Brian Hugh Warner, known professionally as Marilyn Manson: The Dope Show, 1998

This music video depicts male riot troopers clad in pink uniforms oppressing the populace for a brief moment (@ 2:12), before showing them make out with each other (@ 2:45). Also, Manson himself seems transgendered/transabled/altered in the video.

I support everyone’s sovereign right of control of their own body and what to do with it. To me, it shows true heart to accept and be comfortable with ourselves. In the modern world it is easier to bypass acceptance of ourselves and others.

I was never in the military but I can surmise there may be aspects of social and group dynamics within the military that are now changing. Anyone considering joining or already a part of law enforcement or military should really do some research because it is not all they may think it is. Some say that the military men and women of the world are sadly pawns in the game.

Anyway, especially taking note of the hypersexualization that has morphed society, I don’t know if the military’s already dubious track record in terms of sexual misconduct will get any better. I personally knew a straight man named Tom (full name classified) when I was living in Brooklyn who was discharged from the U.S. Air Force and told me about the amount of sex, rape, and general misconduct that goes on in the Air Force and the military as a whole. Some of the best he ever had was when he was in the Air Force, he would say.



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