As so often happens around here, a throwaway comment in a post generates almost as much (if not way, way more) discussion than the post itself. In this case, it was pointing out the really, really, really obvious fact that Barack Obama is gay.
I just kinda assumed that was common knowledge. Ever seen Him throw a baseball? There’s nothing wrong with being hopelessly unathletic, but I’ve seen little girls with neuromuscular conditions toss out a better first pitch than that. There’s really only one comparison to Obama’s effort. Then consider The Media’s reaction to Him. I’m pretty sure “fag hag” covers 50% of the female, and 75% of the male, reporterettes on the tv news, which tells you all you need to know about the bitter Hillary vs. Obama rancor back in 2008….
But whatever. This whole thing reminded me, once again, that homosexuality is a huge problem for the Left (they won’t recognize it, of course, but that’s because if they could suss out consequences they wouldn’t be Leftists in the first place). To wit:
It’s commonly accepted that gays are “born that way.” Which is fine if you’re a realist about Human Biodiversity, but if gays are born that way, then there is obviously a “gay gene” lurking somewhere in the depths, waiting for CRISPR to ferret it out. A “gay gene” clearly entails that gene expressions have vast impacts on human behavior, up to and including making us to act in all kinds of anti-social and self-destructive ways. If that’s true… well, so much for “race is just a social construction,” eh?
There’s a renegade theory of gayness out there, the “gay germ” proposed by Greg Cochran. Guys in Our Thing seem to like this one, no doubt because they think that Jonathan Haidt guy is right and “conservatives” are obsessed with purity (guilty as charged, I guess, as I find the majority of gay behavior as icky as the next hardcore throne-and-altar reactionary). The problem, though, is if it’s correct, we’ve politicized disease in a way the Soviets could only dream about.
“Sluggish schizophrenia,” like “mental illness” in general, was / is mostly made-up bullshit, but IF the “gay germ” hypothesis is true, THEN you’ve just identified a whole suite of obviously pathological behaviors that only manifest later in life after being contracted in infancy — in other words, sluggish schizophrenia. Remember those FEMA camps George W. Obama was going to herd all the dissidents into? Well, now he’s got a scientifically proven rationale for doing it. Whoever gets the other side into the medical books first — Late-Onset Liberalism vs. Conservafluenza — can eliminate their enemies on public health grounds. Given that the only folks who dare to look at the scientific basis of human behavior are Deplorables….
Finally, I suppose one can split the difference to “explain” homosexuality — half nature, half nurture, in the way that a person with a genetic propensity to alcoholism isn’t predestined to become an alcoholic, but should probably keep away from the firewater on general principles. For the Left, this has the unfortunate side effect of reattaching consequences to actions. Just as no one is going to argue that our society is morally compelled to break the bank getting an alkie a liver transplant, especially when he knew he was predisposed to the condition, so the 50/50 explanation of homosexuality means the end of all the ridiculous set-asides for HIV…. which means you’ve deprived the Left of another opportunity to organize a 5K fun run. Think about that for a second — it’s practically a fucking hate crime.
I guess the only sensible thing to do would be not to worry about it too much. To make, in effect, a social compromise — I won’t care about the “why” of homosexuality if you won’t force me, all day every day, to contemplate the “how.” But since that’s how things basically went back in the past, when dinosaurs and Hitler roamed the earth, it’ll never happen.Loading Likes...