Friday, December 05, 2008

Disingenuous Hypocrisy

We live in an age of disingenuous hypocrisy. One example of which is, I can bash the bejeezus out of you and your kind for centuries but the minute you bash back I get all outraged and indignant that you would have the temerity to disagree with me and, worse, to hit back.

I think we all know who I'm talking about here.

There's a full page ad in today's NYTimes (click on image to embiggen it):

This ad does just that. You see, for over a 1,000 years certain groups of religious believers have bashed queers, burnt us at the stake, slammed us into prisons and iron maidens, tortured us on the rack, ran us out of town, shoved red-hot pokers up our asses and, when no one was looking, kidnapped young boys into indentured servitude, cut their balls off so they wouldn't lose their lovely soprano voices and, when no one was looking (i.e. most of the time) buggered the crap out of the adorable little cherubs until they were finally ready for the priesthood.

And nobody said a thing about it until this past century. Really, not until the last 50 years or so.

Now, the tables are turning and all of a sudden the bashers are fearful of being bashed. The bashers are typical schoolyard bullies, terrorizing anyone who doesn't stand up to them, running away in fear the minute somebody socks them in the nose and screaming bloody murder to the powers that be for protection from the victim.

It's always about blaming the victim. Hitler blamed the victims. Kristianity has always blamed it's victims ("If only Galileo would swallow his pride and deny the scientific evidence...").

And victims co-dependently go along with it by doing nothing. More people should turn around and sock the bullies in the noses. Literally. Figuratively. Immediately. Put up with no shit from anybody. Gay people are just as entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of the American Dream, in full equality, as anyone else is.

And as MY God is MY witness, I will never again play dead for the heterosexist patriarchy which is about to find it's world turned upside down and it's worst nightmares coming true.


Kelly said...

Amen, brother!

JoyZeeBoy said...

Say "Hallelujah" Sister!

Say, aren't you in a meeting?

susankra said...

Not sure I agree totally-my Synagogue worked hard to defeat Prop 8. If we take away the right of the LDS to work for Prop 8 then we take away the rights of progressive religious groups to work for our causes. It's a slippery slope.

JoyZeeBoy said...

I did not mean to suggest for one minute that LDS isn't entitled to espouse it's hatefulness. For that matter, so is Fred Phelps and his crowd.

But I'm not one of those "turn the other cheek" type guys. LGBT's having been turning the other cheek to straight societies for so many millenia now that we don't have any cheeks left.

I do suggest that those who live by the sword better be prepared to die by it. That's all.

And for them to whine that we are not playing fair, after they've punched us in the stomach and bloodied our noses, because we haven't retreated to our closets and kept our mouths shut, is the height of disingenuous hypocrisy.

Alan said...

wow, you go boy. /me is busy with my new page