Rationalization on the Hoof

From a comment at the aforementioned Bilerico post:

The incrementalism in ENDA in 2007 was fundamentally different from what we’re seeing right now:

1. There was no chance ENDA would be passed back then, but this deal seems like it’ll get through

2. The DADT bill doesn’t cut any classes of people out – it just delays/jeopardizes/waters down the end result

3. Is there anyone who’s actually come out against the DADT deal, instead of just saying that it’s bad? Most of what I’ve read has been in the “it’s not enough” category, not much “this is so bad I’m lobbying for it not to pass”

Anyway, yeah, but they’re getting what they asked for. Nothing better’s going to pass at the moment, and they’re looking for a victory. It seems like CAP was in the right place at the right time with the right increment.

Recall that the same person, presumably a non-Stachelbergist, earlier wrote:

I support a fully inclusive ENDA only (compromise and incrementalism are OK in terms of rights and provisions and language, but not entire classes of people)

A nice sentiment.

But lets parse the current one, eh?

The incrementalism in ENDA in 2007 was fundamentally different from what we’re seeing right now:

Uh…

No.

Different, strictly speaking?  Yes.  Fundamentally?  No.

1. There was no chance ENDA would be passed back then, but this deal seems like it’ll get through

Two things:

(1) The full Senate.

(2) To mean anything, ‘getting through’ has to include the administrative morass that the ‘repeal’ faces even after Obama’s signature.

Fail 1.

2. The DADT bill doesn’t cut any classes of people out – it just delays/jeopardizes/waters down the end result

Really?  So if this bill actually passes and actually yields the Pentagon Prance that will actually erase DADT, then transsexuals will actually be able to serve openly in the military – as they can in the British military?

I didn’t think so.

And beyond that, it leaves out the biggest class of all: All LGBTs who either don’t want or can’t, for myriad non-DADT reasons, have a career in the military.

Fail 2.

3. Is there anyone who’s actually come out against the DADT deal, instead of just saying that it’s bad? Most of what I’ve read has been in the “it’s not enough” category, not much “this is so bad I’m lobbying for it not to pass”

Who’s being spoken of here?  Congresscritters?  If so, then maybe.  If actual people are, then its ‘Fail 3’, as most of what I’m seeing is in the ‘Its a mirage’ category.

Of course, that’s essentially the analysis of the ENDA-that-we’re-actually-allowed-to-see (and where is that mark-up language, again?) that got me labeled ‘idiot’ by Gay, Inc.’s Chosen Fraudmistress-in-Chief.

Memo to the masses: Purple-n-yellow nose candy can never be stepped on enough to cut it down to non-toxic status.  You snort it even once, your brain is useless thereafter.

 

I rest my case. 

If you’ve ever accepted any ‘goodies’ from her, then, however much you may think that you’re sane, you’re not.

One Response to Rationalization on the Hoof

  1. Toad the wet sprocket says:

    The CFAP is trying to set it’s self up as the gatekeeper for all things even vaguely progressive in DC. For a group with zero ties to or communication with the progressive communities directly – it’s – just another power grab. And again – a group that has zero trans people in high (or any) level positions or on their board – making decisions on our enfranchisement. Not just that – but people our community has long seen as enforcing limits to our enfranchisement for noninclusive orgs. Someone we neither trust and is not qualified to speak to our concerns.

    It’s like they hired George Rekers & made him point person on all things related to sexual orientation. That’s what we feel when we see her being permitted to speak on trans issues as CFAP allows.

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