Tuesday, September 25, 2012

II. Then and now

Unless you lived under a rock for the past five decades, I think we can both agree, dear reader, that European and Anglo-American culture is in decline. If a person born and raised in 1950's North America, or Western Europe, Australia or New Zealand, were suddenly introduced to the 2000's, he would hardly recognize it as the same. If such a person were able to time travel, he would head back to the 1950's as fast as they could, with a gripping horror story to tell. Their story would be of a collective of nations, known as “The West”, that had decayed and degenerated at a fantastic pace, moving in less than a half a century from greatness to darkness, overrun by crime, noise and dirt. As William Lind said in his essay, “On Political Correctness: Or why the Fifties werebetter”, “The fall of Rome was graceful by comparison”. Indeed, a person born and raised in those days, who experienced the rapid change and shift of values would feel exactly like the confused citizen of Rome who saw the Republic failing.    

Born and raised in the 1990's, I saw with my own eyes the decline of a Socialist Republic, and the long march towards liberalization and Democracy. I saw the first glimpses of political correctness and cultural Marxism in Romanian society and its influence. And yes, cultural Marxism is not just for the West. The east, nay, the entire world is on the brink of “Revolution” - pussy riot, anyone? 

For many of you, my experiences as a “gay” man sounds familiar: realize at puberty that I'm attracted to the same sex, be OK with it, but see that society is not, enter the closet, try to exit it and see the attempt backfire, go back in the closet, try to find that special one, yadda yadda, you know the drill. 

And yet, I was skeptical. Not of my sexuality, but more on the cultural aspects of it. Many questions were asked. Why dress in a certain way. Why are politicians using this non-issue to garner support and votes? And who is financing that NGO for LGBT people in Romania, Accept. Why do we need a parade, if it brings contempt on our community, so much so that each year we have two marches, the “March of Diversity” of the Left, and the “March of Normality” of the Right, that of the reactionary theocrats and fascists? This is indeed strange.

My failed attempt to come out to my parents made me react in a different way. Instead of either rebelling against them, or become a self-hating closet case, I decided to take a different approach. Instead of emotions, I would use reason (or at least pseudo intellectual rhetoric) to try and convince them that their only child is not – insert stereotype

What to do, what to do? Research. 

Only that after many months, I was dissatisfied with the babble coming from both sides of the issue. The more I researched, the more I found that the favorite talking points of both the Conservatives, and the cultural Marxists (liberal still has that “classical” meaning in some circles here in Eastern Europe) were not based in reality.

One issue that always bothered me was that oxymoron, that false image of a time honored institution, same-sex “gay” marriage... Oh, and it's little brain child, “gay” parenting. 

If you've been following the debate, one favorite myth is that of the noble, state and temple sanctioned union between great men of valor, celebrated by the Greeks and the Romans, and that it is that union that is the basis for gay marriage. That is when I started to see the deception. What union? Pederasty? That was just a militarized and glorified institutions for “sugar daddies , bears” and “twinks”. It took me months to figure out what in blazes the self anointed saviors of our “community” were talking about. Distortion of history and propaganda.

Oh boy! Perfect! If one looks at every failed political and social movements, one theme is always present. The false ideal and the reinterpretation of history. “Mein Kampf and the Aryan Übermensch, Das Kapital and Homo Sovieticus, and now this, the new post-modernist man”.

What ever happened to the “We're here, we're queer! Get used to it!” slogan, to the desire to be free, to grow as and individual, to the “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”? 

What happened of getting the government out of out bedrooms? I'm still old enough to remember the 2001 debates and the repeal of the Soviet imposed “Article 200”? The infamous 200 Article of the Penal Code criminalised homosexual relationships. Introduced in 1968, under the communist regime, during the rule of Nicolae Ceaușescu, and remained in force until it was repealed by the Social Democrat government of Adrian Năstase on the 22nd of June 2001. It's Ironic that the Left had the cure for a problem of their own doing. 

“Bring us the cure! We have the sickness already”. 

But this was not enough for some. Some wanted more than freedom. They wanted security. What was Benjamin Franklin's quote regardingsuch people?

But back to our subject at hand. It is interesting to note the amount of distortion the left practices, such as the nonsense that women and queers were always persecuted. You know, the evil Western culture and the patriarchy. I would laugh, if not for the destructive consequences. On the subject of homosexuality, we can see pretty well what certain identities does to the “disenfranchised”. As Aurinipointed out in his YouTube video “Is race realism racist?”, some have abandoned the concept of human biodiversity, while the merry band of misfits of society have embraced destructive subcultures. If the Blacks in the United States have the ghetto culture, and the gypsies have either the ghetto, or the nomad culture, we homosexuals, lesbians and bisexuals have the “gay” culture. 

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