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From the Pen of David Horowitz: October 17, 2009

October 17, 2009

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Who would not have known in 1969, the year of “Gay Liberation,” for example, that promiscuous anal sex was unsanitary for individuals and a potential danger to public health? Yet, gay liberation was defined by its theorists as just that: promiscuous anal sex, a challenge to the repressive “sex-negative” culture of what queer theorists now call “heteronormativity,” i.e., the heterosexual and monogamous norm. In the radical view, existing sexual norms reflected nothing about humanity’s biological experience, but were merely a social construction to preserve the privileges of a dominant group.

Like black radicals before them, gay activists rejected the idea of integration into a normally functioning civil order. Gay liberation was identified with a sexual agenda that did not seek civic tolerance, respect, and integration into the public order of bourgeois life. It was defined instead as a defiant promiscuity, the overthrow of bourgeois morals and sexual restraints — and, consequently, of bourgeois standards of public hygiene. No natural or moral barriers were recognized to the realization of the radical project.

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26 Comments
  1. logdon permalink
    October 17, 2009 3:27 am

    And look where it got ’em?

    I have gay friends who, during the eighties, boasted about the number of conquests, the lack of need for contraception and how free it all was.

    A kind of sexual paradise where responsibility counted for nought and hedonism was the number one pursuit. Then when aids started to eat it’s way into their numbers that paradise turned into valhalla and the dead or severely incapacitated were talked of almost as the fallen.

    No, this is not God’s retribution but something all those years ago, stirring in an African jungle was disturbed when it shouldn’t have been, aids leapt the species gap and lo, the disease mutated and globalised.

    The moralising either of the dirty, disgusting poof brigade or radical queer evangelists is wrong in my eyes. Denigrating homosexuality is clearly an anachronism and the refuge of the bigot. Equally, promoting wildly promiscuous life patterns with, and excuse the pun, gay unprotected abandon is akin to a death wish.

    We all know the risks. We are all aware of the sods law (ditto pun excuse) which somehow exacts a toll on all pleasure and that pleasure has it’s limits. It’s just how it is.

    From a drinkers hangover to the decapitating retribution heaped upon the cake eating Bourbons, nature or natural justice always takes it’s toll and we all pay the price.

    Being gay is not a lifestyle choice. Breastbeating gay militancy with it’s attendant ‘rights’ demand is. Human created rights are a mere will ‘o the wisp when faced with the awesome and yes, non judgemental power of nature. Nature does not go out of its way to excoriate the individual, it punishes those foolharded enough to deny it’s inexhorable existence. The more you tilt at it, the more chance of blowback.

    It isn’t fair, they whine. But isn’t that the reverse of actuality? Nature is remorselessly fair. Its ecological darwinism creates a ballance which favours the ones who inhabit the pivot. One way leads to extinction as does the other. A cat may be awesomely bold in attack but will know how to retreat when the odds prove just a tad out of kilter.

    Queer marxist theology is a man made construct. It’s there to promote one highly specific side of an argument and is ringfenced by man made hate speech laws. What a conceit? Do they think that a few words written and uttered in liberal fashionable salons and academia is a match for the eternally cosmic reality of our universe?

    Will any of this have any serious meaning in a hundred years, much less a thousand? If they think that, man is getting seriously above himself in this bout. They are terminally deluded.

    If the Empire of man is to survive in this world we have to do some reality check thinking and I’d say queer philosophy is a marginal and tokenistic excersise in the futility of the cul de sac mentality these people so enthusiastically espouse.

    Shouldn’t we all, gay people included rise above the selfish concept of single issue activism? Don’t they care that for every winner there’s a looser?

    Or is the altruism they so vociferously speak of just another phoney straw man?

    • Jack Hampton permalink
      October 17, 2009 4:41 am

      I believe being a homosexual is akin to clinical depression or ADHD I know there are Schools and scientist that are researching it as we type. You make some very good points. Hetrosexuals do not have to act on there impulses or they can control them. It just appears there is tremendous lack of any restraint in the homosexual comunity.

      • swemson permalink
        October 17, 2009 9:17 pm

        It’s a misconception Jack..

        There are gays who have the lack of restraint you refer to, just as there are heterosexuals who do….

        • swemson permalink
          October 18, 2009 6:10 pm

          Everyone just talks about heterosexuals and homosexuals…

          Let’s not forget what Woody Allen said about bisexuality…

          It doubles your chance of getting a date on Saturday nite !

          🙂

  2. Jack Hampton permalink
    October 17, 2009 4:30 am

    In my experience I believe that homosexuality is created by several things No one is born homosexual. I can remember the time when they were mapping the human gnome and the homosexual community was all a flutter Oh they will find the homosexual gene and then all will know we were born this way. Well they never have found a homosexual gene. Homosexuality develops in the formative years due to the lack of a positive male role model and a dominant female. Of course not in every case but in many also I believe most homosexuals were at one time abused sexually by an older male. In a large percentage of homosexual domiciles I have searched I found pornography with very young boys and even photos they had taken of them with there victims. One house I searched in North Ga. Had a horrific amount of this material on all these occasions the search was not related to the possession of the material but once discovered in good faith became a new charge. If you contact the medical people at just about any prison they will tell you that one of the most often needed surgeries is for sphincter or fissure repair. Homosexuals live I believe on the average of fifteen to twenty years less than heterosexuals. It is a very dangerous life style to say the least.

    The above is by no means reason for mistreatment or brutality of homosexuals but refusing them marriage to each other is not mistreatment. Marriage is the corner stone of all civilized cultures it has been damaged badly by the popular cultural influences and the Great Society Programs of Government already. To impose some sanctioning of homosexual marriage would complete the process. It would make marriage a joke. Next would be people wanting to have marriages of multiple partners even some so extreme they would want to marry animals. We have already had one example of that in the news lately. The rampant promiscuity of homosexuals is well documented you can even find video of the off the chart and vile public conduct in San Francisco during street festivals with men engaging in public sexual acts of the most perverted and deviant nature while police officers stand on the sidelines and fail to act. Children can also be seen in these photos. I believe in these instances since the local authorities fail to do there job that marshal law would be appropriate during these events as was the case during the OJ Simpson Riots. If SF PD is not going to enforce the law then call in the National Guard.

    I think that domestic partnerships are fine. You will also not that in just about all states where votes have been held in regard to homosexual marriage if not all the traditional pro marriage forces have prevailed in very big numbers even in California. None of this even considers the destructive effect of allowing homosexuals to serve openly in the military. I believe I read an article somewhere that said as many as 40% of the current serving officers would resign. That is not even considering the NCOs’ it would be a military disaster to say the least.

    • October 18, 2009 2:53 pm

      To ask about the origin of homosexuality needs the ask about the origin of heterosexuality. We are born neither. We are born sexually interested, that is with a sex drive (some individuals more driven than others) but not with a sex object. The horny child cares not about xx/xy, age, looks, familial closeness of potental sexual mates. Day or night, nude or dressed, in public or in the dark matter not a whit. We learn the rest. We learn, not in the global (big) family nexus but rather in the moment to moment arousal, fantasy, actuality of being sexual often alone or sometimes with our peers. One encounter shaped this way or that may send us down this road or that. It is a whhimsical determinism, the reinforcement of arbitrary events that our need to generalize turns into permanent scalar units. Still, rememebr that the spread of events and the accidental patterns do not produce the dichotomy imagined by our scientism-ists. We fall, as would be expected from a whimsical plot underscored in our case by a prevailing heterosexism along scales from always this to never this. Orientation, age range, looks range, etc.

  3. Larry permalink
    October 17, 2009 7:35 am

    “Homosexuality develops in the formative years due to the lack of a positive male role model and a dominant female.”

    I have two older brothers who are straight and raised a family and our father was a strong, positive male role model. But why I am gay? Sorry to bust your logic.

    ” None of this even considers the destructive effect of allowing homosexuals to serve openly in the military. ”

    Laughable. Gays have been serving in European and Israeli military units for decades. Are Americans really that uncomfortable with their sexuality? Some of the best servicemen and service women the U.S. forces happen to be gay, and that includes gay people working in intelligentsia and translations. Straight soldier – don’t flatter yourself by assuming that a gay soldier will make a pass at you. Puhleeeeeeze.

    • Anthony Damato permalink
      October 17, 2009 10:48 am

      I don’t know if there really is any single cause for how a person turns out in their life homosexual or otherweise.

      Consider criminality of the most horrific kind. Often times a serial killer comes from terrible family circumstances and it can be argued that is what caused him to become a mass murderer. Another person comes from a broken home with a prostitute for a mother, and is regularly beaten as well, that person becomes a caring doctor. Why?

      A lot of what a person decides to become depends on circumstance and ability. These things are not always our choice.

      I think some choose to embrace homosexuality and enjoy it and others are introduced to it and accept it. The permutations of an individuals life experience and circumstances in their entirety can sometimes explain why someone is a homosexual, or why someone likes chocolate.

      It may just go right back to free will.

      About serving in the military, I do not believe the military should be used for social experiments. But if a person is homosexual, in the military, that should be their own business, not the entire units.

      Homosexual activists convey a need to advertise their choice, loud and in your face. They do not speak for all those out there, many of whom practice their life style discretely and respect societal norms.

      • Marylou permalink
        October 17, 2009 10:38 pm

        I really enjoyed your comments, Anthony, on this difficult subject.

        Marylou

        • Anthony Damato permalink
          October 18, 2009 12:46 am

          Thank you Marylou.

  4. October 17, 2009 7:43 am

    Each human is a result of a male & female having sex. It is in our genes. Humans are reproduced sexually through male & female intercourse. People are all of a species that is fundamentally hetrosexual and our ionic symbol of our human race is a male & female relationship. A man/woman relationship that is respectful and able to work together to raise their mutual offspring is the best (though of course not always achieveable through no fault) but the brother/sister like friendship and closeness of a loving father/mother marriage is to be respected and worshipped as the highest of all relationships.
    Footnote: the fraternal twins brother/sister relationship is the pattern used since acient days for male/female reationships of the highest order. Of course brother/sister unions are negative because offspring don’t have different enough genes, but that relationship is the pattern…for “matching” couples do best.

  5. Marylou permalink
    October 17, 2009 8:33 am

    Over 80% of homosexuals have been sexually perpetrated by a trusted family member or friend.

    • Larry permalink
      October 17, 2009 11:40 am

      And where do you get your statistics, may I ask? Most sexual abuse and pedophilia are perpetated by heterosexual males, and that’s a fact. One only needs to look at Muslim men for this!

      • swemson permalink
        October 17, 2009 9:22 pm

        I think some of those muslim men are closet cases anyway… their culture is so sexually repressed, that they’re all screwed up inside..

        Maybe that’s why they spend so much time up in those caves with their goats….

  6. Joseph White permalink
    October 17, 2009 8:56 am

    As I have said before, I don’t care what happens within the borders of your bedroom. What happens there, stays there, but I do draw a line about seeing any kind of sex in public, whether is be hetrosex, or homosex.

    The problem with the gay/lesbian/transgender, lifestyle, is that they want to put it on display in public, where everyone can see it.

    I don’t have a problem with gays and civil unions, as long as they don’t call it marriage. If I had my ruthers, I’d ruther see the government out of the marriage game altogether. That’s all.

    • Marylou permalink
      October 17, 2009 11:39 am

      Having been molested and not helped (people don’t know what to do, sweep it under the rug, predators threaten their victims to not expose them “Don’t tell your mother.” etc) those who have been perpetrated by homosexuals or deviant people of other sorts then devolve into shame. Lots of unresolved emotions. No help, does anyone care? was it my fault.

      Then, heavily laden with shame and confusion, sooo uncomfortable, they may seek approval of their acting-out behavior. Then it would all seem OK. Maybe that would alleviate it.

      So if we just say that it’s ok to act as a cross-gender person, engage in a “marriage”, etc., then “society”won’t be against us any more.

      I am saying I think it’s the high level of discomfort and shame that brings forth all kinds of aberrant behavior in an effort to calm the inner storm.

    • Larry permalink
      October 17, 2009 11:41 am

      “The problem with the gay/lesbian/transgender, lifestyle, is that they want to put it on display in public, where everyone can see it. ”

      Oh really? So did you ask every gay/lesbian/transgender person that question? Hilarious.

    • swemson permalink
      October 17, 2009 9:24 pm

      Common Joe….

      What does it matter what they call it ?

      Why can’t everyone leave these poor people alone… aren’t their lives miserable enough already ?

  7. Jo Naylor permalink
    October 17, 2009 2:14 pm

    Straight soldiers don’t flatter themselves, they are already honourable, and have made
    sound moral choices concerning their sexual identity, and are real men that are serving
    there country life or death, their agenda is not to get involved in selfish behaviour regard-
    ing their sexual lives they are men of integrity, how dare any of you who are of the gay
    choice to live lives of degradation, accuse those who choose to give an account for the
    righteous living and moral integrity think that someone straight would have to flatter
    themselves, their right living speaks louder than any words that you could accuse them of.
    All of life is a choice no matter what has happened to you, you can choose not to go the
    way of unsound judgment and make something of the life you have been given through
    heterosexual relationship of a man and woman, this is what you were designed for to
    be co-creators and multiply the earth!

  8. October 17, 2009 5:27 pm

    its an exit not an entrance.

  9. Mike permalink
    October 17, 2009 7:42 pm

    I think it is possible that a person would be born with homosexual tendencies. Many people are born with abnormalities. Some are born with physical deformities. Others are born with mental handicaps. So it is possible that people are born sexually abnormal. Recent studies have suggested that Autism could be the result of both genetics and environmental factors. Perhaps homosexuality could be a result of genetics and certain relational factors? Perhaps one of the conditions of homosexuality is a predisposition towards being sexually aggressive – if that is the case it would be better to keep homosexuals away from settings like the military. Hopefully with time and research a cure can be found.

  10. misanthropicus permalink
    October 17, 2009 9:56 pm

    Topsy-turvy, inside-out – wasn’t Kevin Jennings complaining that in this country heterosexuality is inflicted upon school-children as a norm?

    While it isn’t that difficult to scientifically demonstrate that homosexuality is an aberration, an evolutionary biology cul-de-sac, any attempt at generating a discussion on this line is always punished, the political correctness (if not an almost Stalin-times type of terror), stiffling it. And unfortunately, the pressures of the left make any attempt at mainaining a semblance of normalcy in sexual matters futile – to illustrate these pervasive pressures, bellow I transcribed the elements from a LA Times article of today which show how pervasive and corrosive this assault on normalcy is (the casual, last line of the article is important):
    ————-*————-
    LA TIMES/ 10-17-09

    HOW I MADE IT/ By Dawn C. Chmielewski/October 18, 2009

    He knows all about being cool.
    Screenwriter Dan Berendsen has written some of Disney Channel’s most popular movies, including “The Cheetah Girls: One World,” “Twitches” and “Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie.”
    ——text—–text——-text————-

    Personal: Berendsen, 45, and his husband, Kevin, live in the Larchmont neighborhood of Los Angeles.
    ———————*—————-

    … and HIS HUSBAND….

    … and this assault goes on in schools, where in guise of tolerance and open-mindedness, the children’s correct perceptions of right or wrong are actively perverted – wasn’t Kevin Jennings complaining that in this country heterosexuality is inflicted as a norm?

  11. raging capitalist permalink
    October 18, 2009 11:06 am

    If everyone on the planet were heterosexual, life would go on. If every one were homosexual, the human race would become extinct.

  12. Jesse Fry permalink
    October 18, 2009 3:11 pm

    Anthony Damato was the “most correct” and thoughtful of all who have commented.

    The vast majority of homosexuals are not in-your-face radicals who have anal sex in public at gay street festivals — and members of that same majority often cringe in private whenever that sort of behavior is publicized.

    An irony that demonstrative gays often deny is that “the silent majority” of homosexuals enjoy the greatest acceptance among heterosexuals — the very acceptance they ostensibly seek.

    Debate why homosexuals exist all you may wish. Nature vs. nurture? It’s simple: Of course, it is both. Of course, free will plays a part, just as it does in the career you choose, where you dwell, whom you marry, whether you marry, and on and on…

    The debate is not about why I have brown eyes, after all, now is it?

    Nothing as complicated as preference for one’s own gender could be either nature or nurture; it has to be both.

    We are all exquisitely beautiful creatures and to try to compartmentalize human behavior is to deny that — and then you miss out on awe at the elegance of each of us.

    Incidently, homosexuals don’t have exclusivity rights on the desperate need for attention for validation of self.

    And heterosexuals certainly do not exclusively own that stomach-churning emotion you get when confronted with gay promiscuity on public display.

  13. Colette permalink
    October 18, 2009 11:24 pm

    I grew up in the 60’s and although I didn’t know how to process what was happening then, I find David H. article defines this subject perfectly!-Thank you David….

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