Culture & Identity
More than any other value, the brave men and women who started the American gay rights movement in the middle part of the last century advocated freedom—the freedom of sexual expression, the freedom to hold a job, the freedom to publish, the freedom to associate (whether at a bar free from police harassment or in a political meeting free from FBI surveillance), the freedom to serve openly in the military, and the freedom to marry. Now that it has achieved those freedoms and a cultural influence once thought impossible, much of what passes for gay activism today is driven by an impulse which is the very opposite of freedom: control.
As I’ve written before, the pagans bloodily persecuted the Christians, and then the Christians came to power and bloodily persecuted the pagans. Communists began as a small, radical movement for workers’ rights, but everywhere they’ve attained power they’ve been ruthless, murderous totalitarians. Those who were formerly outlawed and subject to arrest and worse, once the tide turns and they have the power of government to force others to bend knee, are totally assured of their own moral superiority in doing so.
Along related lines, but about woke-ism generally:
Exceptionally well-prepared candidate who ran a groundbreaking campaign. He would never win my vote because of profoundly different views on some key issues, but Pete did some impressive things and transcended some appalling ugliness with dignity. https://t.co/cOGred8zsm— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) March 1, 2020
Not even 5 years ago, marriage equality became the law of the land. Tonight, @PeteButtigieg ends his presidential candidacy as the first gay candidate to earn presidential primary delegates for a major party's nomination. And tonight, you have to reflect on what’s still possible.— Chrys Kefalas – Text CREATORS to 52886 (@CKefalas) March 2, 2020
This gif is unexpectedly moving. God bless America. https://t.co/bDqaqz5u2e— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) March 2, 2020
"As many LGBT activists see it, if you’re not a flamboyant queer socialist with a non-white partner, you apparently don’t really count as being gay"https://t.co/kRm9NSCpfI— Quillette (@Quillette) March 4, 2020
.@ArielleScarcell has been attacked mercilessly for speaking out against the radical LGBTQ community.— Sydney Watson (@SydneyLWatson) February 23, 2020
It takes REAL guts to stand against today’s “woke” insanity.
I have nothing but respect for Arielle and other people who walk away from the Left. ?pic.twitter.com/gxaN92Avry
Earlier, I made a similar point about conservatives and LGB critics of trans radicalism, but focused on opposition to the child transition movement.
I have conservative Christians in my feed celebrating a radical feminist lesbian while progressive queer advocates dismiss the notion of even interacting with her because she holds a single view they find heretical.— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) February 23, 2020