The reason why Reefer Madness was so a-durn funny was that it portrayed all stoners as sadistic murderers and rapists. Of course, anyone who’s ever hung out with potheads before knows that they’re more likely to fall asleep with their head stuck inside a bag of potato chips than they are to hurt anyone.
I think some of our modern conservative friends are starting to see teh ghey in the same way they used to see The Demon Weed. Witness Elaine Donnelly’s assertion that letting gay people serve in the military will inevitably result in torture and prisoner abuse:
Ok, now how are we going to deal with four different sexual groups, say in Special Operations summaries. How’s that going to work? Or are we going to have the kind of military — and he clearly suggests this — he says yes, we have women in the military. We all support women in the military. However, he says that everything has been going on just fine without incident. Umm, what was that Abu Ghraib scandal all about? It started out as misconduct between men and women and then it steadily deteriorated into abuse of prisoners. The common denominator is lack of discipline. Once you break down discipline, good order and discipline and morale, everything that’s required for unit cohesion, you undermine the culture and the strength of the armed forces. This man obviously doesn’t get that.
Shouldn’t the increased likelihood of torture incidents be a reason for these guys to support repealing DADT?
UPDATE: I don’t want to jinx anything, but if Obamee really does succeed in getting DADT repealed, it’ll be the first time in a while where I can say, “So that’s why I voted for you!”