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More videos by me on the DADT books (work in progress)

Today, I did a recording session, creating two videos about my 3 DADT books and the ideas behind them.

The first video is an autobiography, and the second is a summary of ideas.

Here is an outline of my remarks:

(Begin)

First video

Biography

History – sissy boy, artistic, liked attention for intellect, music

Put down for leaving risk taking to others

WM expulsion  (“tribunal” problem)

NIH – schizoid – Cuban Missile Crisis

KU- assistant instructor, deferements

Army service – special training company

Fort Eustis transfer – top secret security clearance

Career – only one layoff until end took responsibility

Sometimes being unmarried was an issue

Need to move to NYC to come out again.

Ninth Street Center

May 10 and move to Texas

MCC, Cuban Refugees

AIDS. DDAA. DGA. OLCC,   Bill Nelson

Return to VA

Lewin ICF

adventuring

Uslico-Reliastar

Bill Clinton lift the ban

Why DADT was a central issue; SLDN and Outserve

Decide to enter debate

Write book

Conflict of interest

Move to MN

Mother’s heart disease

Layoff

Move back

Eldercare

Inheritance

Blogging and passive marketing

COPA (Internet censorship) litigation sponsored by EFF

I call attention to issues major media misses and that evade “identity politics” like power grid, filial responsibility, downstream liability on Internet (Section 230, etc.).

 

Video 2

Emphasis: individualist view of “augmented personal responsibility”

My thing had been the right to be left alone, not to be driven by the demands of my group to function in place.

Equality is an abstraction – implications in practice have many paradoxes (childlessness)

Racial groups are not the same as behavioral or cultural groups (identity politics)

When there are external threats. Some “behaviors” or avoidances jeopardize the group

People seem concerned about how my sexual capacity connected to other needs in the family

There is an impression of “sacrifice” that is meaningful if everyone else has to do it.

Paradox:  my sexual response implies that competitiveness and “maleness” are virtues and can be lost.

Yet, you are not a “man” if you don’t do your part and take your turn and “play ball”

Aloofness, privilege, and visibility can increase the risk of instability

The need for ego so that there is incentive for standard of living

But the people who consume your work need to “matter” and my sexuality implies some of them don’t

So a dangerous paradox can promote instability

Hatred happens because people know they can be forced to deal with someone personally and support them in a pinch when otherwise they would have avoided them, changing “meaning”.

No victims, it starts with you, yet you need to belong, and, yes, we have to protect “civilization”.

The “I told you so” canard and out.

The “playing ball with us” problem, and the “no spectators” rule

“Radical hospitality” and “radical solidarity” compared to individualism

Resilience

(End)

While I wait for these to be posted on Vimeo by a third party, I’ll add a recap now (video just above).

Update: July 26

Vimeo:

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Bill Boushka Discuss His Life Story from John Boushka on Vimeo.

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Bill Boushka Discusses His Core Themes from John Boushka on Vimeo.

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An Important Message from Bill Boushka to Milo Yiannopoulos from John Boushka on Vimeo.

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An important message from Bill Boushka for President Donald J. Trump. from John Boushka on Vimeo.

See related posting Nov. 30, 2015.

Update:  Sunday, July 30, 3 PM EDT

One more afterthought:  “Augmented personal responsibility”, or the idea that people who are different need to think through their own moral compass and do their own “rightsizing” voluntarily if freedom from authoritarians is to be maintained:

 

(Posted: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 8:45 PM)

Unified DADT Video, Part 3: Self-Publishing

 

This video is loosely based on Chapter 3 of my DADT-III book (2014).

Additional concepts:

Additional ideas:

  • SLAPP
  • Critical thinking v. tribalism
  • Connecting the dots keeping them honest
  • “do ask do tell” – there is no double life anymore
  • Downstream liability for others
  • Care about your readers personally?
  • Belonging – somewhere, some day

 

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This template of the outline will help.

My next step is to edit all of these video clips into something coherent, and learn Final Draft.

(Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017 at 8:45 PM EDT)

Soliloquies (not from the movie “Carousel”)

Here are a couple more outdoor impromptu soliloquies to accompany the introduction to my own “Unified DADT Video” Introduction on May 18.

The videos where shot in the late afternoon on a hot day trip, returning, in a park in Bowie, MD, NE of Washington DC, near Bowie State University.

Part 1

Part 2

I would add that I take this position, that morality starts with the individual, because that is the way I had to deal with it as I was growing up.  Yet I do realize that taking this position too far can invite authoritarianism, and leveraging the idea that every citizen has to be braced to do his part as a potential soldier, can even invite fascism.  The backside will be an argument for solidarity.

Josh Groban’s “You Raise Me Up” seems pertinent, and it comes from one of the Irish Rhapsodies by British composer Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (“Danny Boy”).

(Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 12:15 PM EDT)

 

Unified DADT Video, Part 2, personal morality on gender-related issues

Here is the second of a series of videos  (go back to May 18) based on the first three chapters of my DADT III book.

This video deals with the question, why did people make my sexual orientation their business while I was growing up?  Part of it has do with the fact that gender-related tradition means a lot to people who don’t have separate opportunities to express themselves in life.

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This template of the outline will help.

(Posted: Friday, June 9, 2017 at 1 PM EDT)

 

 

 

Working videos leading to a “DADT III” short film

Here are my first cuts at a “Unified DADT Video” started March 4.

They will address the question of moral compass from the perspective of someone who is different, and will track to the introduction and first three chapters of my DADT-III book (2014), more perspective. There is more background here.

This content will change with time.

Video 1

Video 2

Video 3

Video 4 (workshop and backyard baseball)

Here is the template for Part 1, pretty much along the lines of Chapter 1 of the DADT III book.

(Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017 at 2:30 PM EDT)

Resuming my DADT video series: Take 1

I started out on my new pass on making videos explaining the point of my writings today.  There will be more to say about this later.

I want to note that the attitude expressed here can be “Milo-dangerous”.  It can be misused my authoritarian politicians, particularly with fascist outlooks.

Nevertheless, I can’t believe myself to believe that everything in political life is about pimping the victimization of people in marginalized groups.

This video was made at the end of the Washington and Old Dominion bike trail in Purcellville, VA, near the Blue Ridge and near route 7.

The still picture comes from the American Classic Bar and Grille off Route 7 near Winchester VA.  “Make America Great Again”?

(Posted: Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 7:30 PM EST)

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)