Dusk in Autumn writes about homosexuality a lot these days, and I usually delete intended comments for being to long and wandering.
Thinking about gays launches me into mental limbo. As a straight guy, i’m conflicted. Gayness is an aberration from normal, and on a primal level it inspires disgust, distrust, and apathy. Simply associating with gay men tends to compromise the foundation of socially beneficial morals or values rooted on feelings of trust and camaraderie.
At the same time, gayness is obviously not a loner-wierdo-recluse omega deviation from normal. Girls are clearly passionate about gay men, idolize the supposed value that gays bring to their life, and will defend gay men with their own reputation (and the reputation of their country) on the line. Obviously homosexuality inspires feelings of high trust in women, half the battle for a normal guy’s sexual relationship (attraction and trust). The jury is still out on whether gay guys get boners for women. How the fuck does that work.
Homosexuality, as I understand it, is a proclivity for a man to be sexually attracted to man. Similarly, it is a proclivity for a woman to be sexually attracted to a woman. These are clearly gender-segregated phenomenon. What incentive do women have to proclaim the values of man-on-man homosexuality if they themselves are not attracted to women? What value do men have in proclaiming the value of woman-on-woman homosexuality? Reframe the question: what incentive do homosexuals and women (and an increasingly large number of men) have to air out gay pride, gay acceptance, gay everything? Shouldn’t it be a personal relationship between two consenting people who establish/reciprocate the initial attraction?
The only logical answer is that people have an interest in perpetuating the stereotyped personality of homosexuals. It’s a power play, pure and simple. Look at the only logical preference for homosexuality: gay men represent men who are unconcerned with power obtained via masculine dominance. This is attractive to both men and women: men hate to be dominated period, women hate to be dominated by anyone but the charismatic alpha. Men are willing to let gay men represent an ideal in which men don’t have to fight and kill for power, and women idolize the charisma and flamboyance of gays.
The risk is that gay men are only concerned with self-power. People support them at their own cost: it perpetuates more gay men concerned with self-power at the risk of a neighboring patriotic/racist/sexist/homophobic enemy wiping out the entire deviant community. Men might be willing to let a gay community thrive, but eventually they have to accept that male dominance and leadership go hand-in-hand, a willingness and acceptance of being led. The ugly truth is that violence precludes all.
We cannot all imagine ourselves as kings, since there would be no pawns left when an army of pawns attacks. Homosexuality’s success hinges on convincing everyone to accept gayness so that there are no large groups of pawns left.