According to the Leftist media outlet The Week, one of the greatest achievements in American history recently took place. The first on-base “drag show” in the history of the U.S. Military.
The Week sets the scene:
Troops based at the Kadena Air Base in Japan know how to party. On Saturday, six gay and straight service members applied some of their finest makeup and lip synced to “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” in what is believed to be first drag queen and king show on an American military base. The show was thrown in support for the base’s recently formed OutServe-SLDN chapter, a nonprofit advocacy group for the army’s LGBT community.
Navy Lt. Marissa Greene told Stars and Stripes she only expected to sell 75 tickets for the variety show, but ended up selling more than 400 in ten days. The event went through the same approval process as other on-base fundraisers go through, with the only caveat being that it was not allowed to be labeled a “drag show” in its publicity materials. The show was warmly received by spectators, who rocked out to performances by the likes of Manny Nuff and Chocolate Sunrise (“a crowd favorite,” the website notes.)
Just a few years ago, performances like these would have been grounds for a possible discharge. The repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell has made it possible for events like this to occur.
Now, imagine you’re an Islamist deep in the bowels of Iran watching this. Or perhaps you’re the crazed leadership of North Korea. Maybe you’re Russia’s gangster-in-chief Vladimir Putin.
You’re plotting the overthrow of American Exceptionalism either way. Maybe plotting the eradication of Israel to boot. What’s your reaction to a story like this?
Do you think this strikes fear in the hearts of our enemies? Do you think this makes them respect the threats of our commander-in-chief, who made the decisions that created the environment for this “drag show” to happen? Has any other superpower in world history thought this was what their military was for?
Does this demoralize our enemies or embolden them?
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