National Guard Specialist Codey Wilson The Man Who Would Spoof DADT In Iraq Tells And Bares All….Almost – (Video)
Gays, man! Gays in the military. It’s all right to be gay in the military!
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The video was posted on Youtube at around 5 p.m. on May 10 at 2am the video had 54,000 views. and was posted on blogs and other media sites around the world. But Wilson’s higher-ups weren’t laughing. and were less than thrilled with the video spoof and told him to take it down and he had to draft a letter explaining himself. He was investigated and put on garbage duty
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Wilson does saythat there are homophobes on the base, “backcountry rednecks” Wilson calls them There were guys in the company who thought Wilson was disrespecting the unit or speaking out in favor of the repeal.
“The thing they seem most concerned about is that the repeal will usher in a slew of new rules about fraternization. “If everyone knows you’re gay and you touch someone, even as a joke, you’ll be going down for it, the same way that if a guy held a girl’s hand on the—Stop it, man! My roommate’s touching me right now.”
These kids don’t have politics—or not the kind you’d recognize back home. They made the video, says Wilson, because they want to be part of the conversation. They watch Lady Gaga videos from their warm blue laptops thousands of miles away, they download current music and post items on Facebook about caches of puppies they find inside of old bunkers. More than anything it says about gays in the military, the message of the video is, Hey, we’re still here.
“The most special thing about the video I made,” says Wilson, “is that for a few days, we kind of became members of society. It was like we actually mattered.”
Source: The New Yorker