Sunday, April 28, 2013

My thoughts on Bradley Manning/Grand Marshal Drama

Whose bright idea was it to make Bradley a grand marshal of SF Pride? Luckily, it was short-lived and shut down.

Truth be told, I'm not seeing this 'Bradley Manning a hero' thing.

I read many posts and personal blogs, and I can't... I can't. This man leaked thousands files that put many folks in danger. I know he was fighting against DADT, but he could've cost lives or set off a deadly chain reaction of events.

Regardless of how 'hororable' his actions were, it was still foolish and dangerous. Now, some would disagree, but many agree.

 Manning is considered disgrace, a traitor and selfish. For example, Stephen Peters, president of American Military Partners Association, said:
"Manning's blatant disregard for the safety of our service members and the security of our nation should not be praised. The group, which advocates for same-sex military families, had called on the Pride Committee to rescind the invitation.

"No community of such a strong and resilient people should be represented by the treacherous acts that define Bradley Manning,"
Harsh words, but very real.

I can't see Manning as a hero, I do think he's guilty. Hell, he pleaded guilty. So why would stand for this guy who could've dropped some serious drama our way?

I don't know, if y'all have any opinions on this please share them.


1 comment:

Ian said...

I must have had my head in the ground because I'm not aware of the circumstances with this one. Is this guy as bad as Dan CHoi?