Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Sticks and Stones

When you're a gay conservative type, being called "self-loathing" and "homophobic" is a bit like rain in Seattle; the question is not if, but how often and how many times per day.

Thus, it was no surprise to receive yet another diatribe to that effect, in which my blog is described as a "circle jerk" of "racism, misogyny, classism, xenophobia, and most of all, homophobia".

With age comes wisdom, and with experience comes battle-hardening. Having fought this kind of war on numerous occasions, I am well-equipped on both counts and more than ready to defend myself.

However, when thinking through it today, I found myself merely shrugging, thinking that bothering to refute it would give it a legitimacy that it sorely lacked.

That, and considering the post that triggered this rant, namely one in which this individual beats himself for even daring to think negatively of and insist on restraint by gay people carrying out these sort of acts, it would seem that he is visiting upon his own head a far greater curse than I could ever imagine.

The ultimate irony is that he rails against the imaginary threats to his life, liberty, and property -- while encouraging the clear and present dangers to both.

As long as individuals like these define "gay rights" to allow teenagers to be out after hours committing public sex acts, damaging property, and terrorizing others without repercussions or responsibility because they're gay, there will be no progress in the gay community.

If I am racist, misogynistic, classist, xenophobic, and homophobic for pointing that be it.

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