Sunday, November 23, 2008

Cognitive Dissonance on the "Gay" Left

I put "gay" in quotes because the "Gay Rights" movement in America, while emphasizing a superficial "pro-gay" agenda, is rooted in Marxism and politically-correct fascism/censorship/thought-control. The rights of gay Americans and all Americans are guaranteed by our Constitution. If an individual's rights are violated - for example if they are barred from a restaurant or physically beaten - it should be dealt with on a case-by-case basis under existing law, regardless of the criminal's motives. People should not be divided into "protected" classes. We earn our rights at birth as American citizens, not as a result of our identification as gay, black, Spanish-speaking, or any other such "granfaloonery".

A gross contradiction of leftist identity politics is demonstrated graphically in this image from a California "anti-war" protest:

Apparently these people are not aware that gays face universal ridicule, torture, beatings and killings in the pre-natal state of "Palestine," while Palestinian Arab gay runaways find refuge on the streets of tolerant Israel. Or perhaps they are aware of the violently anti-gay nature of Islamic societies and their zeal for crushing Israel overrules their respect for logic. I'm not sure which concept is more disturbing.

Today I came across a MEMRI video of a Kuwaiti cleric speaking out about "gay rights" that highlights the same absurd contradictions:

Following are excerpts from an interview with Kuwaiti Islamist Dr. Sa'd Al-'Inzi, which aired on Al-Rai TV on December 10, 2007:

Moderator: Other than life imprisonment and the death sentence, what can be done?

Dr. Sa’d Al-’Inzi: According to Islamic law, a homosexual should be thrown from a tall building.

Moderator: What would you do with them?

Dr. Sa’d Al-’Inzi: To be honest, death is too good for them. They should be gathered in a public place, where they would be flogged and tortured, so the truth about these people is made clear and they serve as a lesson to others, because they are an epidemic plaguing society.

The question of whether gay marriage should be legally equal to straight marriage is a complicated issue that is testing the flexibility of our legal framework. However, the basic human rights of gays in America are not in question. Nor is their right to organize in openly-identified gay groups (whether they be for professional, political, social or any other purposes) questioned. Nor are the rights of adult gays to engage in any sexual, romantic, or domestic pursuits of any kind limited by the enforcement of our laws. The question has come down to whether the union of a homosexual couple should enjoy the same legal recognition as the union of a heterosexual couple.

Compare this to the Islamic world where the basic human rights of gays are forfeit; as a matter of religion, custom and law. Most Islamic countries cite the Koran and Hadith as the basis of their constitutions. Gays are routinely hounded, tortured and killed and the governments as well as the populations of these countries generally approve

The man in the Kuwaiti TV broadcast above called for the universal torture and murder of homosexuals, and not a word of protest has been lodged by any national or international gay organizations. On election day, the citizens of California voted against granting gay couples the same marriage rights as straight couples. In response to this there have been what are essentially riots in the gay community. The far-left often condemns the US government for its "fascist" anti-gay nature, while it defends the real fascists in the Middle East who call openly for the death of homosexuals.

Why are the Islamic gay-bashers favored? Simply because they oppose the US; for the Left, no further examination is required.

1 comment:

Nick M said...

Great post. Of course the same thoughts had occurred to me many times but you just put them absolutely perfectly.