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From the Pen of David Horowitz: October 15, 2009

October 15, 2009


For these new radical theorists, the enemy is no longer a ruling class, a hegemonic race or even a dominant gender. Instead it is the sexual order of nature itself. Oppression lies in the very idea of the “normal,” the order that divides humanity into two sexes. Instead of a classless society as the redemptive future, queer theorists envisage a gender free world.

A specter is haunting America’s universities, the last refuge of the political left. It is the specter of “queer theory,” the latest of the radical identity politics that have replaced class struggle and the classic proletariat in the schema of Marxist revolution. Amidst the din and clatter of utopias crashing messily to earth, the true believers once again are burnishing the agendas of social revolution. In ivied trenches from Berkeley to Cambridge, lesbian and gay activists busily work to unveil the latest weapon in the intellectual armory of the tenured left. “Queer politics is no longer content to carve out a buffer zone for a minoritized and protected subculture,” an academic manifesto proclaims. Its goal is “to challenge the pervasive and often invisible heteronormativity of modern societies.” The same idea is explained in less obscure prose in the pages of the Village Voice: “It isn’t enough to become parallel to straights. We want to obliterate such dichotomies altogether.”

The “dichotomies” are already being obliterated in liberated zones of the popular culture. A San Francisco Chronicle reviewer describing Michael Jackson’s international video Black and White, which was seen by half a billion youngsters across the globe, waxes messianic: “The refrain in the Black and White video is ‘It doesn’t matter if you’re black or white.’ Most riveting is a computer-enhanced segment where a person changes ethnicity and sex in rapid succession….In a world threatened by racial tensions and overpopulation, the survival instinct could summon a new human, one who has no single race and who, by being…androgynous, is less subject to the procreative urge.” Commenting on this, novelist Saul Bellow observed “The idea is to clobber everything that used to be accepted as given, fixed, irremediable.” The task (in the words of the previously cited manifesto) is “to confront…modern culture with its worst nightmare, a queer planet.”

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  1. logdon permalink
    October 15, 2009 1:19 am

    Gays, eh? Give ’em an inch and they’ll want twelve.

  2. Vittorio permalink
    October 15, 2009 2:24 am

    Italy too is paying its contribution. International organizations are banning Italy because of a special bill about crimes against gay people was not approved by Italian parliament . It was just to avoid another kind of discrimination, not due to a loss of care. In fact now Minister Carfagna is at work for another bill to take care of all of categories at discrimination risk. The bill will charge extra penalties for this kind of crimes. What IMHO it is better.

  3. Julie Trevor permalink
    October 15, 2009 4:51 am

    What happened to tolerance (of ‘everything that used to be accepted as given, fixed, irremediable’)?

  4. Joseph White permalink
    October 15, 2009 5:08 am

    Radicals rarely have tolerance for anything different than themselves. It runs the whole spectrum, from Muslim fanatics, to the Westborough baptist church, to GLBT crowd, to radical democrats and even uber-conservatives.

  5. Brad Lytle permalink
    October 15, 2009 5:22 am

    When will it become mandatory?

  6. winoceros permalink
    October 15, 2009 5:52 am

    It was fun in my Sociology online class to ask the teacher if the homosexual population was about 3% of the total U.S. population, why was more than half the chapter about same-sex marriage? (this is a ‘marriage and families’ class…your basic fluffy-bunny nightmare)

    She just said because it was such a “complex issue”.

  7. Rhodi permalink
    October 15, 2009 8:46 am

    And people still think “Queering Elementary Schools” is not a threat? And since when are homosexuals ” less subject to the procreative urge?” Oh, I get it–they just trade procreative sex for sex with children, ie: NAMBLA.

  8. October 15, 2009 8:49 am

    The elimination of the Men’s room will undoubtedly come before the woman’s.

    • Vittorio permalink
      October 16, 2009 2:16 am

      due to the presence in the Italian Parliament of a trans, some months ago it has been proposed a discussion about a possible 3rd kind of lavatory room in addition to Ladies & Gentlemen. It is not a joke !

  9. patriotwork permalink
    October 15, 2009 12:40 pm

    Beware the heterophobe
    He will break your words and bend your earlobe.

  10. Logicon permalink
    October 16, 2009 6:32 am

    [[The task (in the words of the previously cited manifesto) is “to confront…modern culture with its worst nightmare, a queer planet.”]]
    The very reason Lot left Sodom and Gomorrah.

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