Monday, July 1, 2019

Quickies: The Less You Look, The Less You’ll See

     (With apologies to the late Robert M. Pirsig.)

     The LGBTQ “community,” which seldom seems to be anything of the sort, is suffering declining acceptance among “young Americans:”

     An alarming new statistic from the annual Accelerating Acceptance report finds that young Americans — generally regarded as the most socially tolerant generation — are less comfortable with LGBTQ people than in previous years.

     The survey, produced by the Harris Poll in partnership with Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), found that Americans aged 18 to 34 who say they are comfortable interacting with queer people fell from 53% in 2017 to 45% in 2018 — even among those whom the report considers “allies” to the LGBTQ community....

     GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis says it may have to do with the fact that younger people are interacting with more LGBTQ people than older generations — and things that they don’t fully understand could be bewildering for some of them.

     A typical case of self-deception. Recent years have seen LGBTQ activism turn “in your face” and frequently ugly. Homosexuals in particular frequently harass persons and institutions that espouse traditional views, especially Christians. Reports about “Queer Story Hours,” children being forced into “drag,” “transitions,” and related phenomena have been multiplying. The most tolerant people on Earth will turn hostile to a “community” that behaves in such a fashion, especially if what they most prize is peace, quiet, and privacy. As ye sow, so shall ye reap, folks. There are no “gender”-related nor genital-employment exceptions.

     Have a perspective from someone who would know:

     “We’re accepted now as long as we don’t act up. So why act up? Why pull shit that’s gonna rebound on us? Aren’t the drag fags with their deliberately outrageous parades and the flaming queens that hassle the churches bad enough? Stuff like that’ll only get the straights riled at us again.”

     That was a word-for-word quote from the real person my character Howie Desjardins is based on.

     The progression from pleading for tolerance, to demanding acceptance and accommodation in all venues whether public or private, to attacking anyone who fails to pledge his enthusiastic support to the activists’ agenda has been well documented. It always has the same effects on those it targets. It always will. Younger Americans will not prove an exception.

     You cannot do wrong without suffering wrong....Treat men as pawns and nine-pins and you shall suffer as well as they. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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