I can’t begin to tell y’all how tired I am of this week’s “all gay, all the time” media circus. I know it’ll be done with soon enough — Our Betters, the liberals, are nothing if not spazzes with the attention spans of goldfish — but I suppose we must endure it for another month or two.
So to pass the time, here’s a question I’d like to see asked: When did “gay marriage” become a fundamental civil right?
You see, one of the reasons “all gay, all the time” annoys me so very, very much is that I remember the 1990s. For boring bureaucratic reasons, I ended up on the same weird work shift as a fellow who proclaimed himself a “queer radical,” and since we had lots of downtime, I soon learned pretty much every conceivable thing about the “gay agenda” as it stood circa 1995.
Marriage wasn’t on it. In fact, circa 1995, you’d be a traitor to the cause if you advocated long-term monogamous relationships. The reasoning in the grunge era seemed to be: “Magic Johnson proves that straight people who have anonymous unprotected sex with hundreds of partners get AIDS, too, so let’s make that the cornerstone of our lifestyle.”
Call me a bigot if you must, but I was there, and that description, cleaned up a bit for publication, could’ve come directly from my queer radical coworker.
Given that this lifestyle is only slightly safer than juggling live hand grenades, it doesn’t surprise me in the least that the “queer radicals” who survived the Nineties want to settle down and raise lhasa apsos together in a nice quiet suburb here in the glorious Twenty-Teens. It doesn’t even surprise me all that much that they themselves want some sort of legally-recognized “domestic partner” status for hospital visits and insurance claims and such. You know, all the stuff that “gay marriage” was supposed to be about, back five or six years ago when whomever it was decided that we were all supposed to care about “gay marriage” now.
It only became a “civil right” once the left got a hold of it. Specifically, once the left side of the Democratic Party got a hold of it.
Again, call me a bigot if you must, but again, I was there. I remember the widespread disdain in which the Democratic Party in general, and Bill Clinton in particular, were held by activist gays. The reason being, the great “civil rights” crusade of the 1990s was abortion, which the gay left didn’t care about — “breeders” were still breeding even if they chose not to carry to term. (And, of course, even then Hillary! was routinely mocked for staying in the closet).
I’d be interested to see just when the “gay marriage [sic] is a civil right” decision was made. And it was a decision, clearly — click over to the Google ngram viewer, for instance, and check out the fascinatingly divergent timelines for “gay rights” and “gay marriage.” It’s like somebody flipped a switch, right after the year 2000 (gee, what could have happened then to get the left all hot and bothered?).
That’s a question I’d like to see asked. And I’d really like to see the gay community itself ask it. Isn’t there some warning about taking free rides from strangers?Loading Likes...