I'd rather spend the afternoon naked in a sauna surrounded by forty gay men than spend ten minutes surrounded by forty CIA agents. How about you? Which would YOU choose? I'd rather be jailed for soliciting gay sex than picked up by the CIA for "questioning" at a secret site in Turkey. I'd rather spend the afternoon with sixty gay men dressed as cowboys than spend the afternoon surrounded by officers from NYPD. How about you? In other words, I'm much more concerned about Moulitsas' connection to the CIA than whether he likes to be on top or on the bottom (if at all).
Unlike Markos Moulitsas, I'm not desperately afraid of gay people (see below), which is a characterstic, studies show, associated with a secret arousal by, and desire for, gay sex.
Anyhow, the reason people want to know if Markos Moulitsas is gay is that they want to know what level of hypocrisy he was demonstrating when he wrote and published this letter at his college newspaper:
I recently read of study that concluded that if you put electrodes on the penises of gay men and straight men and men who viscerally hate gays, the men who viscerally hate gays are also the men whose penises become most engorged when they see movies of men having sex with other men. In other words, the men who think they are most anti-gay are the men who would most like to engage in gay sex, but they hate gays (and themselves) for wanting to get down with another man.It's truly disturbing how much ado has been made over Bill Clinton's campaign promise to lift the ban on homosexuals from the U.S. military. It's ironic how it has taken a president who has never served in the military to make a promise that affects the military in such a negative manner.
Those who have served in the military, such as myself, understand the demands and pressures of military life are incompatible with allowing integration with homosexuals. I'm neither socially conservative or prejudiced, and neither is liberal columnist Mike Royko, Gen. Colin Powell, and influential liberal Democrats Sam Nunn and Les Aspin, all who've come out against lifting the ban.
Under military circumstances, as much has to be done as possible to focus the unit's mission and keep disciplinary problems to a minimum. Worrying about whether the known homosexual sleeping next to you is watching as you change your underwear may seem trivial as you read this, but to the soldier who's short-tempered after three weeks in the field and four hours of daily sleep, it becomes a matter of great importance to his pride and sensibilities. And in any case, there aren't many people who would change clothes in a group of co-workers if members of the opposite sex were in the same room watching. There is something inherently uncomfortable about it.
Such fears would go a long way in disrupting efficiency and morale in a unit.
MARKOS C.A. MOULITSAS
If Markos Moultisas is gay, then he is also the worst sort of Sen. Larry Craig "wide-stance" hypocrite for writing the above letter, condemning other people for being part of a group of which Markos Moulitsas also was a member: gay people. To insist that you can't stand being around gay people when it is YOU who are looking at THEIR underwear would be the worst kind of self-deception and self-hate imagineable.
And if that is who and how Markos Moulitsas is, then why the hell are so many people so eager follow him and ask him to define what it means to be "progressive", "liberal" or "leftist" when the above letter shows him to be rigid, insensitive, absurdly self-conscious, homophobic, and adverse to diversity?
If this letter were the only example of this inside view of Markos Moulitsas' mind, then we could dismiss it as a momentary aberration. But, when we read the absurd article he wrote which he entitled, "The Soldier in Me", and combine that with our knowledge that he spent two years "training" and working with the CIA, (something he has been unwilling to discuss, explain, confirm or deny, since he admitted it in his June 2, 2006 interview at the Commonwealth Club), we can only conclude that this man has to be a CIA asset, infiltrator, or, as he put it, "secret agent".
Personally, I wish the facts just showed Moulitsas to be merely gay, like Congressman Barney Frank. I've collaborated with Congressman Barney Frank on immigration policy and services, and I'm not afraid of entrusting Democratic Party responsibilities and strategies to Congressman Frank. But, I don't trust ANYONE, ANYWHERE who spent two years training at the CIA. I agree with truthout1020 at YouTube, who said, "Once CIA, Always CIA".
(Why does Alternet do a biography on Moulitsas, mentioning his military service and his parentage, but not mentioning his well-known Google-searchable connection to the CIA? They must be part of the official farce, right, that tries to make a CIA agent into the leader of (guiless) "progressives". With over a million hits for Kos + CIA at Google, why didn't Alternet include that information (or issue) in their biography? I'll tell you why. Many of us progressives are being played like a cheap guitar.)
I think Congressman Barney Frank is "crashing the gates" of the Democratic Party much more usefully as gay man self-acknowledged, compared to Markos Moulitsas "crashing the gates" of the Democratic Party as a CIA-trained (ex?) agent, (ex?) Republican, (ex?) homophobe, who is connected to right wing groups in El Salvador, who will not state whether he benefits financially or not from his family's destruction of the Jaltepeque Estuary, in greater San Salvador, El Salvador.
If anyone has any information (aside from the above letter) indicating that Moulitsas is (or is not) a homophobic gay hypocrite, then please add it to the comments below.