Rum, Sodomy and the Lash
At the start of this week, Naval Captain Owen Honors commanded the world’s first nuclear powered aircraft carrier. But that changed after the videos he made to entertain the crew of the ship were released. The videos were deemed offensive and the Navy has relieved Captain Honors of his command.
The Legal Satyricon has a great take on the controversy here.
People were shocked at the content of the videos. But not Siouxsie. The Navy has a long history of misogyny and homophobia. Remember the Tailhook scandal of the 90’s? Homophobia generally seems to be rooted in self-loathing and denial. And everyone has heard the phrase “swears like a sailor.”
More than anything, in the videos Capt. Honors comes off as sad and not very funny. For that, the Navy appropriately relieved the Captain of his command.
Do yourself a favor and don’t watch the dopey Captain Honors’ videos. Instead, check out this clip from the Pogues, “A Pair of Brow Eyes,” off of Rum, Sodomy and the Lash.