As United States President George W Bush waged war in Iraq, he welcomed nazis, other criminals, middle-aged people, drug addicts, etc. into the United States armed forces. However, gay, lesbian or transgender people were very unwelcome.
However, after Donald Trump became president, he started war on LGBTQ soldiers. While nazis, terrorists, other criminals, far-right Christian fundamentalist soldiers and senior officers violating church-state separation, etc. are still welcome.
Trump’s war is not just against LGBTQ soldiers. From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Commie Cadet discharged from US army
A cadet who wore a Che Guevara T-shirt to his graduation ceremony and posted the message “Communism will win” online has been discharged from the army.
Spenser Rapone posted photographs of himself on social media exposing a T-shirt with an image of Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara worn under his uniform.
In another Twitter post the “Commie cadet” appeared raising his fist in a socialist salute flipping over his cap showing the message “Communism will win” posted on the inside.
Mr Rapone first posted the images in 2017 explaining that he did so in solidarity with American football star Colin Kaepernick who was receiving abuse for kneeling during the US national anthem at the start of matches.
After receiving an other-than-honourable discharge for advocating socialist revolution, Mr Rapone posed for “one final salute,” posting a photograph of him extending his middle finger next to a sign at the entrance to the Fort Drum military base.
As the photo at the top of this blog post shows, Spenser Rapone was awarded quite some medals. So, the authorities who sacked him cannot use the pretext that he was supposedly a bad cadet. It was solely for his political views.
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