Friday, January 14, 2005

Republic of T

Imagine thousands of men in uniform. They have abandoned their high-security jobs and families for pleasure and debauchery. I'm not referring to the Black and Blue Ball, or another circuit party. But this may have been the scenario envisioned by a purpoted chemical weapons plan rejected by the Pentagon.

Most bizarre among the plans was one for the development of
an"aphrodisiac" chemical weapon that would make enemy soldiers sexually
irresistible to each other. Provoking widespread homosexual behaviour among
troops would cause a "distasteful but completely non-lethal" blow to morale, the proposal says.

The alleged aerial Ecstasy was reported by the New Scientist, via the Republic of T. It's an activist blog, chock-full of tidbits, thoughts and chatter that would have been perfectly at home in the old Progresive or Tikkun. He describes himself as "Black. Gay. Father. Vegetarian. Buddhist. Liberal." I check in four or five times a week, mostly to get a different spin on the news--which of course, I'm guilty of spinning every day at work. [Republic of T]