Right now conflicted on what to post about, but I found that Nicki Kenyon has a brilliant post entitled STOP SCARING YOUR CHILDREN.
I posted this on Facebook yesterday, and of course, this means I want to fry gay kids in oil, as you know. A close friend asked I just not serve him over arugula, or he’ll haunt me.
Okay, let’s posit Mike Pence is an actual homophobe (he’s not. He considers homosexuality a sin as do pretty much all evangelicals. OTOH evangelical Christianity doesn’t want them stoned or thrown from buildings. They’re entitled to think what they want if they don’t act on it. And he also thinks you have the right to live as you wish. Which, btw, fifty years ago was considered amazingly enlightened. Even thirty.)
So, let’s assume he finds homosexuals disgusting or scary or whatever the heck. He wears protective gear around gay people (I don’t know what. Let’s say a space suit because it’s funny.) And he leads people in rousing choruses of “Men should only marry women,” in the privacy of his own living room.
THIS IS STILL NOT A JUSTIFICATION FOR FEAR MONGERING.
What do you actually think the VPOTUS is going to do? Make everyone wear protective gear?
NO ONE IS GOING TO ROUND UP GAY PEOPLE AND PUT THEM IN CAMPS. That only happens in lovely places like Cuba. No, it can’t happen here, unless we’re all disarmed. Do you think gay people have no friends, neighbors, family?
Stop the fear mongering. It makes young gay people, who don’t have the range of experience to realize this is crazy, sound like hysterics. And that feeds all sorts of nasty stereotypes when in reality they’re just young and stupid as we all were at one time.
The kids are all right. Stop gaslighting them in the service of your own power hunger.
Some snowflakes felt the need to PM me to tell me what a horrible person I am, because I want them to stop scaring gay kids and hurting the image of gay people for years. Yep, that’s the kind of bitch I am.
I went from schadenfreude to raging white hot anger. And then I heard Leonard Cohen died. I know you guys don’t get my Cohen thing, and later I’ll write a post to try to explain it.
BUT Nicki pretty much wrote the post I meant to write. A quote from it:
You know why your children are scared, you whining ignorami? Because YOU are scaring them. Yes. You.
It’s YOUR refusal to be a grownup and a parent and provide rational guidance rather than foolish histrionics that is scaring them, and will eventually facilitate their development into swooning members of participation trophy-hoarding Generation Cupcake!
It’s YOUR failure as a parent and as a role model that’s frightening them, and YOUR refusal to provide objective direction that’s giving them angst, because apparently you’d rather impose your irrational hatred of your fellow Americans on them, rather than guide them through challenging times.
It’s YOUR inability to provide impartial, balanced narrative, because you’re so busy projecting your utter hatred, that is scaring your gay kids, who thanks to your histrionics about Trump’s alleged “homophobia and transphobia,” don’t even know that despite Trump’s significant faults, he was vocal in his support of transgender individuals using whatever bathrooms they felt appropriate during a time when the issue was at its contentious height, and put his money where his mouth was.
It’s YOUR inability to discuss real issues, rather than focusing on vagina politics, it’s YOUR ineptitude at objectivity and failure to admit that it wasn’t sexism or misogyny that tanked Hillary Clinton, but rather the fact that she was a venal, corrupt, entitled, dishonest cheater who looked down her nose for years at the same people who handed Trump his victory.
If you want to know why your children are scared, upset, and angry, you have only to look in the mirror and your failure to adult as the reason.
Go read the whole thing, and give her some love, because, unless I miss my guess she’ll also be accused of wanting to boil gays — and women, and minorities — in oil.
I don’t think that people on the left get that their casual assumption that if they lose then EVIL reigns in the world is inviting a backlash the likes of which will consume them and me and everyone who is not what they think we all are.
I wish they’d all shut up and grow up, and realize sometimes you don’t get your way. Then we could figure out what we CAN do and how we can solve the problems that need solving (and leave alone imaginary problems.)
I wish they’d realize confusing politics with religion just brings on tyranny and horror.
I wish they’d stop thinking “I disagree” means you want to kill them.
And I fear, just a little, that what they’re doing is projecting their own plans, had they won, onto us.
It can’t be true, right? Please reassure me, because I’m starting to get very scared.