Category Archives: Unified DADT video

Two early videos (Hamline lecture, 1998; walkabout in Minnesota and Wisconsin, 2002)

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I have finally converted and uploaded two big video files that I made in Minneapolis when I was living there.

The first is a lecture (57 minutes) that I gave at Hamline University in St. Paul MN on February 25, 1998, on the Liberty Channel in Minneapolis, while still on crutches from my hip fracture.  The lecture outlines the concepts in the “Do Ask, Do Tell: A Gay Conservative Lashes Back: book (1997, 2000).

The URL is here.

I would give a similar lecture at the University of Minnesota on March 31, 1999.

The second film (33 minutes) is a hodgepodge of soliloquies and little walks taken with a Sony camera in 2002, in Minnesota and Wisconsin.  I sent it to the late Gode Davis (“American Lynching”) and he was not that impressed, well technically.  I will probably do some work on this in Final Cut Pro.  The link is here. I do think a lot of ideas here are still pertinent today (even the stuff about maintaining freedoms in the face of terrorism and “asymmetric warfare”.

This is VERY independent film.

See also the earlier post Feb. 16, 2014.

(Published Monday Nov. 30, 2015 at 7 PM EST)

 

Biographical summary part of my “Unified Documentary”

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This sequence is a summary of my “different life”, showing the highlights and controversies in each period.  Then supplementary videos will go into more detail about each incident.

I did these initially by putting them onto Power Point with slides.  Later, I’ll use Final Cut to replace the slides and make everything flow and look better.

BIO Part 1:  Childhood in Arlington VA, 1943-1961

 

There needs to be a lot more detail about the piano lessons.

BIO Part 2:  William and Mary, fall 1961

 

BIO Part 3:  Back home, and then Inpatient at NIH (1962)

Part 3A – note about Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 while patient at NIH

 

BIO Part 4: First wage earning job at NIH while going to GWU and living at home

Part 4A – Kennedy Assassination in 1963 while working at NBS

BIO Part 5:  Graduate school (1966-1967)

 

Part 6:  Army (1968-1970, Basic Training covered above)

 

(First published: Monday, April 13, 2015 at 10:45 PM EDT)

My first cut now at the “Do Ask, Do Tell: The Unified Documentary” video

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Today, I sketched out a very rough cut of my “Do Ask, Do Tell: The Unified Documentary”, which is supposed to convey the material of the three DADT books assuming the viewer isn’t familiar with any of them.

That is different from, say, the 2014 DADT-III book which presumes familiarity with the first two in the series.

I simply talked into the camera.  I will add much more material (through Final Cut Pro, which I recently got for a MacBook Pro), and especially much relevant video (stills and moving), mostly of places I have actually visited and that relate to the material being discussed.

Some of what I saw may sound disturbing or controversial, so please interpret this in context, as “work in progress”.

OVERVIEW Part 1 explains why I wrote the DADT-1 book (1997).  I still think most young adults today are not familiar with the culture surrounding the male-only military draft during the Vietnam era and the “morally corrupt” system of deferments that essentially meant that some lives are more worthy than others, and that some lives can be sacrificed for the “common good” of others, definitely an idea that modern libertarianism overcomes.

OVER Part 2 jumps to present day, and presents the dilemma that modern Internet self-broadcast creates.

OVER Part 3 covers the period that I was at NIH in the fall of 1962, covers the way my homosexuality was perceived by others, as a kind of self-imposed eugenics and a distraction not only to my own future ability to have a family, but (because of the idea of a “commons” of culture) also to that of others around me. Since I went to GWU at night, I was the only “patient” who knew that the Cuban Missile Crisis was going on. The external politics did not encourage “family values”.

There is some more video about my “William and Mary Expulsion” in 1961 at my other WordPress blog,  here.

OVER Part 4 outlines the environment of my screenplay “Do Ask, Do Tell: Conscripted” with a crude home model railroad n-scale and Brio layout.

Part 5 illustrates the layout with some “driver education”. Actually, the first crash isn’t OK, as a 3-wheeled motorcycle (“Easy Rider”) is rear-ended.

(Published Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 7:45 PM EDT)