Wanted: A Juvenal
July 13, 2000
July saw World Pride 2000, a huge homosexual rally
in Rome timed to affront the Catholic Church during this Jubilee year
marking the end of the second millennium of Christianity. The Pope frankly
expressed his bitterness at the timing and his disapproval
of the celebration of what Christianity and Judaism have always
recognized as a loathsome sin.
But of course even moral disapproval
thereof is now called homophobia one of those synthetic
agitprop words that buzz about us like hornets. Its a word
Shakespeare, Dickens, and Orwell managed to do without; in fact, you
cant even imagine them using it, or any other absurd ideological
coinage of the sort.
If you disapprove of pedophilia, are
you a pedophobe? If you recoil from necrophilia, are you a
necrophobe? If you oppose bestiality, are you a
The gays (if
theyre gay, why are they always complaining?) called on the
Church to end its hostility to homosexuals. But to warn
people against their sins for the sake of their immortal souls isnt
hostility; its charity. And sometimes charity has to be stern, as
witness Christ and St. Paul.
Everyone has known spoiled children
who, when scolded for anything, wail, You dont love
me! We see the same childish reflex in those homosexuals who
insist that they are the victims of hate whenever others
choose not to associate with them.
Reducing our freedom of association
is, in fact, the gay agenda. The militants want new laws
forcing others to accept them on their own terms. Such compulsory
association is what is now meant by civil rights. Our political
language is being perverted along with our morals. Orwell would
Homosexual claims are always made
in the name of tolerance and pluralism. Not
that the gay movement itself is long on tolerance; but thats okay.
Under the new rules, gays promote tolerance by demanding it for
themselves, not by extending it to others. By contrast,
pluralism requires Catholicism and the Boy Scouts, for
example, to give up their core convictions.
The underlying principle of the
pluralistic society is that designated
reactionaries must always yield or be forced to
yield to designated progressives. Institutions must
be overhauled, creeds revised, traditions abandoned,
offensive words weeded out. And the centralized state is to
lead the process, in the manner of the revolutionary
vanguard of the old Soviet system.
from offering critical opposition to the New Order, the media are its
enthusiastic agents, providing constant propaganda support.
Gays receive only positive coverage; the participation of
pedophiles in the gay movement is airbrushed out, lest it embarrass the
holy cause of Sexual Freedom. Have you ever seen a report on a gay
pride march that even mentioned, let alone highlighted, the
marchers under the banner of the North American Man-Boy Love
Of course not. Homosexual gatherings
are always portrayed as happy, innocuous events, as wholesome as state
fairs. Who could possibly object? Only a homophobe. After
all, these oppressed people are victims of discrimination
(that is, free choices the New Order frowns on). Theyre only asking
for the same rights everyone else has!
These rights include the right to
marry (that is, to marry a member of your own sex), the
right to compel others to accept you (and pay the medical bills your
unsanitary lifestyle incurs), and of course the right to an
apology from the Catholic Church the same rights we all enjoy.
How do you satirize a movement like
this, which is so far beyond anything Jonathan Swift could have imagined?
Maybe the Roman satirist Juvenal could have done it; but his Second
Satire, which describes the homosexuals of his own day in
uproariously gross terms, would probably have been rejected by any
respectable publisher in our time. As so often happens, we have to go to
the classics to read things the New Order wouldnt permit.
Most great satirists, from
Aristophanes to Tom Wolfe, have been conservatives, or reactionaries,
who managed to keep their heads amid contemporary fads. They generally
seem behind the times because they stubbornly hold to
permanent moral standards, even when they write obscenely.
But its often the biting
reactionary who has the last word on his own time. Juvenal, thou shouldst
be living at this hour!
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