Wednesday, May 04, 2005
I hate you and everything you like!
More on those dastardly recruiters.
"I definitely am opposed to discrimination within the military. I don't think gay people should be denied the right to serve in the armed forces," said Kevin Rivera, co-chair of the Boalt Hall Queer Caucus. "But I feel that the issue is much larger."
He said universities should be able to base whether they want military recruiters on campus on military activity such as the war in Iraq.
Well, at least he admits he's more anti-military than anti-discrimination. Of course, putting the two together (gays should be allowed in the military, and we should stop people from going to the military) doesn't quite make sense. Not to mention that going to war is a political decision, and not a military one.
Last year, members of the Boalt Hall Queer Caucus occupied several interview slots with military recruiters to "waste their time" and minimize their impact at the fair, Rivera said.
What are they so afraid of? If they do everything in their power to keep people like them from ever entering the military, should it come as any shock that the military doesn't share the opinion of people like them?
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