Yikes! I see my last post about hypocrisy and homophobia in the so-called progressive blogosphere was read by quite a few people...by my humble standards. But only elicited two comments. One from a straight guy who supported what I said. And one from a gay guy who didn't.
He accused me of implying that gay people were more discriminated against in Canada then any other group. But actually I wasn't implying it...I was saying it outright. Gay people are the only group in Canada who it's still socially acceptable to hate. And I was only speaking up for all those bullied gay kids who can't. What a funny world.
And a hypocritical one too...take the Blogging Tories. They made hay over the McClellan Affair. But when one of their bloggers calls for gay people to be murdered.
Begin writing essays calling for the cleansing and purification of society via the mass murder of homosexuals. Distribute videos on the website showing the actual murders of homosexuals. Circulate instructions on how to bomb gay bath houses in San Francisco.
Nobody says anything...nobody at all....see what I mean?
It's stuff like that that makes me wonder whether I should give up blogging...and join Larry Kramer's New Gay Army.
".....I also know that any organization that we start now must be an army. You have resisted this word in the past. Perhaps now that the man in charge of America’s army is calling you immoral you won’t resist it army anymore. We must field an organized army with elected leaders and a chain of command. It must be a gay army with gay leaders fighting for gay people under a gay flag....
Hmmm....I don't know if I could join an army like that. But at least grumpy old Larry got this right...
We do not seem to realize that the more we become visible, the more that more and more of us come out of the closet, the more vulnerable we become to the more and more increasingly visible hate against us. In other words, the more they see us, the more they hate us.
Any gay person who can't figure that out is living in a fool's paradise.....like so many in this country are. They won't put our gay cause or even our gay kids first. They think they've got it good...so it must be good for everyone.
They won't challenge their so-called progressive friends....or fight the battles that need to be fought right here in Canada...because they don't want to rock the boat. They want to be accepted and oh so respectable....even as our enemies attack us...even as gay kids die. Or have their lives broken...
I realize it's just another manifestation of self loathing...so I can't really blame them. But I must admit I was very discouraged and depressed. Until this story made me smile.
"Church leaders want Sir Elton John banned from Tobago - in case he turns the locals gay. He is due to headline the Plymouth jazz festival there next month. But Philip Isaac, the Archdeacon of Trinidad and Tobago, believes the singer could tempt the islanders into gay ways..."
Wow isn't that something? When I was a teenager Elton John used to make me want to turn straight. What a funny world.
I still don't like his music....but I've changed my mind about him ever since he called for religion to be banned.
And this song....especially tonight...seems kinda right ...
This video for "Elton's Song" was never released until recently...because I guess someone thought it was too gay. The lyrics were written by singer songwriter Tom Robinson. He apparently once wrote a song called "Glad to be Gay."
Then married a woman. What a funny world...
But it does remind me what it's all about.... what it was always about... and always will be.
The love that dared speak its name....and will never take second place to any other cause as long as I'm alive.
Tonight I'm sad.
Tomorrow I fight...