VLADRUSHKA by John Linton Roberson (c) 2022.
I Didn't Write That!
04 November 2004
  How Do You Get Seniors To Vote Against Their Own Interests? How Do You Get Seniors To Vote Against Their Own Interests?

Why, put
gay marriage on the ballot in a swing state and let them make associations.

This is how the Republicans assured turnout in their favor in those states. Forget Iraq, forget health care. "Hey, at least we stopped those gay people marryin' on each other!"

Andrew Sullivan--at whose continued support of the RNC I can only wonder, given his intelligence and his sexual orientation--was sent these charmers today which he posted at his blog:

"To hell with being gracious, EAT SHIT SULLIVAN! Despite all your oh so noble commentary today, when things started getting rough, you bailed. I hope Soros eased you pain with a little green."

"I wonder if you noticed that yesterday all eleven states that considered the question of gay marriage voted to ban it. ALL ELEVEN. I think this sends a very clear message -- true Americans do not like your kind of homosexual deviants in our country, and we will not tolerate your radical pro-gay agenda trying to force our children to adopt your homosexual lifestyle. You should be EXTREMELY GRATEFUL that we even let you write a very public and influential blog, instead of suppressing your treasonous views (as I would prefer). But I'm sure someone like yourself would consider me just an "extremist" that you don't need to worry about. Well you are wrong -- I'm not just an extremist, I am a real American, and you should be worried because eleven states yesterday proved that there are millions more just like me who will not let you impose your radical agenda on our country."


I feel fortunate, shamefully, not to be gay in this country now. It seems the Republicans are getting rather over-exuberant in their victory, and really, really want blood. Why is this? I find it interesting that Christians, particularly Protestants, who speak of love more often than the average hippie, take such pleasure in hate.

But then, often religion is most adhered to by those who need the most control of their emotions. Protestants are attracted to hate, Catholics to sex. The religion gives them the illusion they're got control of these passions, but actually, it only gives them a "legitimate" channel.

I know Red America; I grew up in it. And I can attest that logic has nothing to do with their hatreds and fears. The hate and revulsion they feel toward the past 50 years in this country is their way of defining themselves. That's how it was when I was in high school and the mere mention of Reagan sent them into apparent screaming orgasms. They are nostalgic for an America none of them ever lived in, an America where gays were invisible, blacks were deferential and subservient, women would always stay home and you could beat your kids if you saw fit, and not doing so was a personal virtue, not a legal requirement.

In other words, if they do honor someone's rights, they want it to be their choice, some special thing they do because they're extra-good. But hating they want to be an accepted given.

In any case, all this that's confused them about places they have no contact with except media, like Massachusetts or New York or California--they want it to go away. Interestingly, they want to tell all of us what to do while resenting what they perceive the rest of us have made them do.

So basically, they want revenge. They feel provoked and victimized, and marginalized, because others getting their rights somehow makes them feel theirs have been diminished. One wonders how one can feel that way without believing that harming others is a right. But then, remember what "state's rights" was once code for?

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