This is a critical moment in the politics of transness & the U.S. military. Don’t get conned by the neoliberal “inclusion” rhetoric.
The United States military is an evil, violent institution that murders people and destabilizes legitimate governments in the interests of profit and American hegemony. THE QUESTION OF TRANS MILITARY PARTICIPATION IS NOT ONE OF TRANS “EQUALITY,” IT’S ONE OF TRANS COMPLICITY. Stances that calls for anything less than the complete dismantling of the military, imperialism, and United States hegemony have nothing to do with “equality,” they are a tacit endorsement of everything that the military does and stands for.
Truest fucking thing I’ve read all day.
my social studies teacher once told us “human beings are the most selfish of all. even when someone dies, you shed tears only because they are no more around to provide you with whatever they had been for so long”
and it has been 3 years since she said this and this is still what i think about at night