Bradley Manning Is NOT A Gay Hero

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  1. Mark Satterthwaite says:

    I am a gay man and I think his attempt to pull back the veil of secrecy was braver than all the soldiers marching in lockstep.

    • Will Kohler says:

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    • Politics aside, what does what Manning have to do with him being gay, bi, transgendered or a BLT sandwich? Either you support his politics (which clearly Mr Satterthwaite and Mr Fornaci do) or you don’t (which clearly the OP does not).

      One of the first things you are taught when you learn the scientific method in high school is that correlation does not equal causation. These are two separate and individual things which should not be taken together.

      Yes, Manning may have a sexuality other than hetero.
      Yes, Manning may have done things which you consider heroic vis a vis your political views of the United States Military and/or the war in Iraq.

      No, they do not have anything to do with each other other than Manning conveniently having a bunch of reliable liberals to froth up to support him with no basis of fact.

      I happen to believe Manning’s behavior is likely to be found criminal and rightfully so. I believe that not because of some intangible quality (being gay, being patriotic, being a Democrat, being a Red Sox fan), but because I have read the arguments on both sides and can clearly see Manning is using sexuality as a flag of convenience to get intelligent, liberal gay women and men to forget their ability to reason and blindly support him.

      Mr Fornaci’s post, and many of the comments therein, share little resemblance with reasoned, liberal thought, but rather are reminiscent of arguments made by people who condemn gays because their preacher/rabbi/imam/flying spaghetti monster told them to on Sunday/Saturday/Friday/any day of the week.

  2. kenneth says:

    I do not know enough about the intricacies of this case to have an informed opinion, but thanks for expressing your views. I found your writing very helpful.

  3. wondermann says:

    Should a blog have an official opinion?

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