The Eternal Tenderization of Desperate Minds

Yes, you’re being tenderized.

How?

Crooks and Liars on the DADT ‘repeal’ bill:

The compromise is imperfect in some ways, but it IS action, and it DOES repeal a policy that should have never been put into effect at all, and moves our country toward being more human, more compassionate, and more equal.

Note the de facto cadence: Its imperfect, but it is still action.

…which is equal to…

Something is better than nothing.

…which is equal to…

Progress is always incremental….

DOH!

First off, even Crooks and Liars has been tenderized as to the substantive effect of the bill under consideration.  The bill won’t repeal the policy.  It simply un-hardwires the policy, removing it from the statute books and putting decisionmaking authority on the issue into the hands of the Pentagon.

But that’s how brain tenderization works (have we forgotten what sort of civil liberty-shredding that Americans were tenderized into being willing to accept by, say, noon on Sept. 12, 2001?).

Again – remember the cadence: Its imperfect, but it is still action.

…which is equal to…

Something is better than nothing.

…which is equal to…

Progress is always incremental….

And now remember ENDA.

The LGBT masses have already been tenderized into believing that the DADT ‘repeal’ bill actually is substantive change. 

Yes, if it does pass it will open the door for such change; but, by itself, it is not change.  A key is necessary to get into your house; but, by itself, the key is not shelter from the elements (don’t believe that?  try using a key – and nothing more  – to stay dry when next it rains.)

Assuming (and, yes, its a deluded assumption at this point) that the tenderized gay masses still have ENDA in their collective vocabulary, imagine what they’ll now be willing to accept as being…

what was the wording?

Ahh…

Imperfect, but still action.

…which is equal to…

Something that’s better than nothing.

…which is equal to…

Incremental progress.

And we all know what that means.

You all were afraid that we were headed back to 2007?

Ha!!!!!!!!!!

We’re on our way back to 1997!

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