Don’t hint, don’t wink: An immodest proposal

What does all this have to do with force readiness and “Don’t-hint-don’t-wink” or whatever they’re calling it these days?  My answer should by now be as painfully obvious as a suppurating genital rash: gays spread disease at a rate out of all proportion to their numbers in our population and should be excluded from the military.  Gone are those happy days when a cheerful medic could give you a “pro shot” — a massive dose of antibiotic — before your wild weekend that would protect you from the consequences of every folly, unless you got mugged.  Herpes and AIDS are infectious and chronic and the latter, despite advancements in lengthening and improving the lives of its sufferers, will eventually kill you as dead as a bullet in your brain unless something else gets you first.  The military has depended on “blood on the hoof” — transfusions from live donor to live recipient — ever since transfusions were perfected by the discovery of blood groups in 1901.  A significant population of gays in the military has the potential for disastrous health consequences.

Let’s remember that we’re not talking about a significant fraction of our population.  Kinsey’s notorious World War II-era study concluded that about 10% of adult males in the United States were homosexual.  Never considered in his study was the fact that most able-bodied American male heterosexuals were elsewhere, serving as part of The Greatest Generation, leaving a larger percentage of gays at home to keep one another contented.  Later studies have almost universally concluded that the percentage of gays in our male population is between 1% and 6%.  The recent National Health and Social Life Survey put the figure at 2.5%.  The percentage of lesbians is estimated to be between 0.5% and 3%.

Finally, most gays are not inclined toward military service, but many lesbians are, and it is an open secret that they do well in the calling, especially in medical and administrative specialties.  I am certain that I knew some during my 20 years in the Army, although I didn’t ask and they didn’t tell.  In the era of conscription, gays had two options: lie and be inducted, or “come out” to be branded and rejected.  It was a wretched choice that produced desperately unhappy men.  I served alongside one such man in Vietnam.

Now back to that communal shower.  It’s no secret that men are generally much more susceptible to sexual arousal through visual stimuli than are most women.  Many gays will deny that this is the case with them, but why then is the Internet saturated with gay porn?  I don’t claim to be a Constitutional law scholar on a par with President Obama, but shouldn’t the overwhelmingly straight warriors who answer their county’s call be spared the indignity of showering with other men who achieve lascivious enjoyment from the sight of those lithe naked bodies, and who may be tempted to seek more than the view?  They are, after all, guys.  If a Constitutional right to privacy that guarantees access to abortionists can be summoned from thin air, certainly the prohibition against involuntary servitude should prevent unwilling heterosexual men from providing beefcake parades without their informed consent, at least penumbrally.

Joseph A. Rehyansky is retired from the United States Army and the Chattanooga, Tennessee, District Attorney’ Office. He is a former contributor to National Review whose writings have also appeared in Human Events Online, The American Spectator, and other publications.

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  • Mudhooks


    As you seem to have based your entire knowledge about homosexuals and homosexuality on a documentary you watched about AIDS, I would suggest that your “opinion” piece is uninformed, bigoted, and poorly researched. Quite apart from the fact that homosexuals have been serving in the military for as long as humans have been fighting one another, with valour and honour, is no doubt is of absolutely no interest to you. It just doesn’t fit with your concept that homosexuals are only interested in one thing… forcing themselves on red-blooded American males. Nor does the idea that Lesbians only need to be in close proximity to said red blooded American males to magically “convert” to being heterosexual.

    Your “opinion piece” was conveniently edited to remove your repulsive suggestion which, quite rightly, raised the ire of those who read the original piece — the suggestion which alluded to “corrective rape”. Certain countries have recently seen a rise in the numbers of Lesbians or women perceived as being Lesbian raped to “make them heterosexual”. Fact… it doesn’t work. Fact… it is rape.

    You, sir, should put yourself in the shoes of a father whose daughter has been raped because she “needs to be corrected”.

    Fact, sir. Homosexuals and Lesbians are no different from any other human being. They work hard, they are patriots, they raise families, they pay taxes, and they love. They have every right to serve their country and to receive the respect that any other soldier deserves.

    You, sir, deserve no respect.

    • Mudhooks

      I would further point out that a 1978 study on homosexuals may be “unrefuted” but completely outdated by thousands of other studies done since that time. Nor can the Kinsey Report be considered at all relevant to the lives homosexuals (or heterosexuals, for that matter) living in 2011 be considered relevant. And here is a fact, in North America heterosexuals and intravenous drug users who are contracting HIV/AIDS are now almost equal to the numbers of homosexuals acquiring HIV/AIDS, And world-wide, heterosexuals are group who are by far the highest transmitters of HIV/AIDS.

      HIV/AIDS research 2004

      New HIV cases in America
      Male to Male contact- 18,203
      Drug use(IDU-Injection drug usage)- 5,962
      Homosexual IDU- 1,373
      Heterosexual contact- 12,683 (Males, 4,581)(Females-8,102)

  • 210les

    Hey Joe..I’m a lesbian and been serving in the army for 3 years now, I havnt been “Cured” yet…what do you say your GI men are slacking on their sex drive? I bet I have more sex drive than you! I hate ignorant people like you, you were probably raped when you were a little boy werent you? and now trying to take it out on gay ppl and lesbians…how mature. Tell you right now if any “GI” man came at me with his penis in hand I’d take a 9mm to it.

    One question for you, are you an “in the closet” homo?

    • 210les

      I wanna let you know that in afghanistan they have a term called bache bazi and its referring to an old petafile that rapes little boys for pleasure. in ur picture you just look like a bache bazi.

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  • Mark State

    I read the article cited in Mr. Haraldsson’s piece so I could get good and mad at this dork Joe Reyhansky for advocating “corrective rape”, a blight that needs to be eradicated from society. I was shocked to think that a person of Reyhansky’s background could be as incredibly insensitive and stupid as to think that there was anything at all legitimate in “corrective rape”. (I hate that term…it implies some kind of legitimacy to rape.)

    So I read the original article (there’s a link to it in Haraldsson’s piece). And here’s my conclusion: Nothing wrong with Joe Reyhansky. He’s just a guy with a point of view. On the other hand, the author of the article “Conservative Joe Rehyansky Advocates Corrective Rape for Lesbians”, Hrafnkell Haraldsson, is potentially one seriously sick man.

    How did I come to this conclusion?

    There is NOTHING AT ALL about corrective rape in the article by Reyhansky. The article is about Reyhansky’s opposition to having gays and lesbians showering with straight soldiers in order to protect the latter from being ogled during naked group showering by some homosexuals, especially males, whom he believes might be turned on by the sight of nude bodies of the same sex just as heterosexual males may be tempted to ogle when showering with people of the opposite sex. He’s pretty straightforward in explaining that he comes to this conclusion because he believes men (all men, both straight and gay) are naturally hornier than women.

    Clearly, that conclusion is a generalization, and subject to debate. I personally believe that both sexes share a fairly equal sex drive…but that’s not stated here by way of condemnation of Reyhansky’s ideas. We may differ, but that’s the summation of his article and the total of the opinion he expresses. No big deal.

    The only whack job and sexist person (misandrist) I could find in the above article was its author, Hrafnkell Haraldsson. The article commences with its author’s vituperative suggestion that Reyhansky thinks his goodness flows out of the tip of his penis, and carries on to claim that Reyhansky “thinks the lesbians should be allowed to join the military so that they can be raped into changing into good little heterosexuals. Subdue them with the penis, seems to be Joe’s battlecry (sic). Because what lesbian can resist a penis or ten?”

    Since this has nothing at all to do with anything in Reyhansky’s article, and nothing to do with what Reyhansky wrote about, I conclude that those ideas came out of the mind of Hrafnkell Haraldsson; and therefore in my opinion Haraldsson epresses himlself like a very sick individual …and judging from his prose, he seems to me to be quite possibly filled with hatred toward all men besides.

    • enchanted0ne

      @ Mark State – just so you know, Joe very much DID advocate corrective rape; however, the Daily Caller decided to remove that part of the rant. It originally read like this:

      “My solution would get this distaff part of our homosexual population off our collective “Broke Back,” thus giving straight male GIs a fair shot at converting lesbians and bringing them into the mainstream.”

      The HuffPost, among many other news websites, caught the real article before it got “cleaned up.” Just wanted to let you know the Mr Heraldsson who vilified Joe didn’t make that up out of thin air.

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