One thing about the politics surrounding the homosexual community is the constant shifting of names that identify this classification of American Citizens. Until 1963, the term homosexual was used but was soon seen as too clinical and medical in nature due to the long held view that homosexuals were sick and in need of treatment. That era ended abruptly when the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM edition IV) dropped the term as a mental disorder in 1973. The argument changed then to why the normal avenue of heterosexuality was not pursued
In 1905, Sigmund Freud sounded very progressive when he categorized homosexuality as follows: “Homosexuality is assuredly no advantage, but it is nothing to be ashamed of, no vice, no degradation, it cannot be classified as an illness; we consider it to be a variation of the sexual function produced by a certain arrest of sexual development…According to the neo-psychoanalyst Sandor Rado in 1949 determined that “heterosexuality is natural and that homosexuality is a ‘reparative’ attempt to achieve sexual pleasure when normal heterosexual outlet proves too threatening.” From Gregory M. Herek, Ph.D. Rado was similar to Freud but this talk was still too clinical for the homosexual lobby of the post Stonewall Riots of 1969.
Freud viewed it as an abnormality rather than a Mental Disorder. Being homosexual was therefore abnormal or queer, that is different in an uncomfortable way for the American public.
The homosexual lobby was born in 1973 and has been promoting their idea of who they are mostly by propaganda and political lobbying. Since that time, the Gay lobby has taken the task of finding a suitable term for their community very seriously. One place for these activists to start would be to reread William Shakespeare‘s Romeo and Juliet, at Act II, Scene II, lines 47-48 since it gets at the heart of the chronic drama in the “Gay” community as to what name to use.
What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;
A narcissistic attitude propels the name game today. Today the preferred name is Gay since it is viewed as non-offensive. Yet, gay has a rich history from the 19th century. Gay was used to convey a certain carefree attitude – a happy feeling. It also was seen as bright and showy like Elton John or his mentor, Liberace. Eventually, gay meant throwing caution to the wind, that is to be “uninhibited by moral constraints”. It was this last interpretation that brought in the larger society to also adopt Gay as the standard label for homosexuals – Gay was a pejorative.
Yet, the narcissistic attitude to improve upon the term Gay or to radicalize it has now lent to the introduction of Queer once again from the radical left. This is done not just to be on the cutting edge of the homosexual culture but to upset that culture. Queer again means different from both the normal culture but also different from the gay establishment. Queer rejects the binary gender classification, indeed it seeks to create a culture of continuous fluidity where someone may be bisexual or asexual depending upon the person’s mood. The best way to classify this new queer emergence is to see it as gender anarchy.
This attitude can be assigned to REM front man Michael Stipe. “Stipe described himself as a ‘queer artist’ in Time in 2001 and revealed that he had been in a relationship with “an amazing man” for three years at that point. Stipe reiterated this in a 2004 interview with Butt magazine. When asked if he ever declares himself as gay, Stipe stated, “I don’t. I think there’s a line drawn between gay and queer, and for me, queer describes something that’s ‘more inclusive’ of the gr(a)y areas.”
Young homosexuals also use the Queer term to mess with the gay establishment. The acronym LGBT now is adding Q to come up with LGBTQ as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer. Conservative homosexuals prefer the less offensive Q for Questioning as an olive branch for all the experimenting that is being done by post-millennials. An anthem of that movement of questioning was the mega hit by rock sex kitten Katy Perry, “I Kissed a Girl” from the spring of 2008. Perry has since sold nearly 4.5 million copies of this song.
There has been some agreement between the homosexual establishment and the young gays to ban faggot, fairy, queen and even “light in the loafers”. Of course, fagging in England still refers to younger boys doing duties for the older boys at “public” schools. It is also common to call a cigarette a fag, though these interpretations have never found traction in the United States.
The most obvious term for same sex attraction would of course be an abbreviation of homosexual, namely homo. Not much luck there because of the baggage from most of the 20th century. Of course this has never stopped the “Gay” community routinely calling their critics “homophobes” but again, it is on their own terms.
Comedian Jonah Hill told Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show. “Words have weight and meaning, and the word I chose was grotesque. And no one deserves to say or hear words like that.” He used the term f-gg-t and actually went on a speaking tour to cleanse his conscious. It is difficult to decide if Jonah Hill is a slave to political correctness, just an idiot, or feverishly performing damage control in the citadel of homosexuality, Hollywood. Perhaps Jonah is doing the mea culpa for all these reasons.
Today, the homosexual lobby is on a role with activist judges rewriting the meaning of marriage along with immature millennials promoting a radical agenda due to a radical liberal agenda from the teacher unions and feminist groups. In 1989 the first lesbian based book for children was published Heather Has Two Mommies written by Lesléa Newman. This book was conceptualized in Northampton, MA, the citadel for Lesbian in the United States. The New York City Board of Education tried to introduce it Kindergarteners the blow back was tremendous because the anger was genuine. Today the fear of a lawsuit or the fear of being labeled a Homophobe is palpable.
Even with the tsunami of propaganda produced by Hollywood, along with the public education establishment, the percentage of LBGT Americans is only 3.8% according the Williams Institute’s (April 2011) study of the 2010 U.S. Census. It is safe to say that today we are living in a time where the tail is wagging the cultural dog violently.
Indeed, even the Clinton’s who supported Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) are now on board with same sex marriage. Their endorsement comes with a price since both Clintons lie without breaking a sweat. Hillary’s performance vis-à-vis the non-existent cork-screw landing in Bosnia sealed her fate as a congenital liar for all time. If Wellesley College ever builds a statue to their most famous alumna, I recommend one with Hillary holding her right hand high in the air with her index finger erect with glittering glaze on the tip of that index finger to allow her to be remembered for having her political finger checking the political winds in perpetuity.
While homosexuals should not be sent back to the proverbial closet they need to learn some humility and share the stage with the 96.2% of us who want to restore some normalcy and sanity to our culture. Let’s start with acknowledging that marriage is the union of a husband and a wife and that every child deserves to have a mother and a father. That the mother-father-child family is preferable. Americans need to speak from the heart and not from their egos that is to refrain from being cool or fashionable.
As of 2014 more states have ban same-sex marriages (24) than those that have voted for same-sex marriages (17). The travesty is that the judicial branch has stepped into this controversy and over-ridden the willing of the people in 8 states that sought to ban same-sex marriage. This is why the main-stream media reports a tilt towards same-sex unions at 25 states to 24 states. Someone’s thumb is on the scale.
What’s next incestuous same-sex marriages between two loving consenting adults who are committed to each other? The feeling you get thinking of Chelsea and Hillary Clinton getting married is what 96.2% of us think of two men marrying each other. Remember that two men marrying was considered unimaginable even as late as the July 1992 Democratic Convention that nominated Bill Clinton to the presidency in New York City.
Americans need to be cordial but resolute in stating that marriage is the bedrock of our society and the assault on our collected tradition needs to end now. Make 2014 and 2016 unforgettable as we cleanse our culture of the Obama infection. Our children and their children deserve a wholesome country where our flag flies “O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?”