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Alt Left: If the Rate of Homosexuality in Populations Can Increase or Decrease, What’s to Stop It from Going Full-blown to 100% or Even 0? Do Humans Just Reap the Most Benefits by Having Homosexuals at 10%?

Answered on Quora.

The 10% figure is one of the biggest lies out there, but everyone believes it. It is repeated by gay activists and the Gay Lobby like a mantra, but it is almost certainly not true. It is based on the Kinsey Study, but even the Kinsey Study did not find that 10% of the population were truly gay in the way a gay person is now.

Like anyone else, gay people would like to increase their numbers. I don’t blame them.

If I were gay, I would want as many hot men available to date as possible. The fact that 97% of males are not gay must be very depressing to gay men. I think it would make me not only depressed but confused. How could I tell which men were gay and which were not?
Gaydar is another lie of the Gay Lobby. The truth is it doesn’t even work. Gay men hit on straight men all the time thinking that we straight men are gay. Obviously their Gaydar is broken. So if Gaydar doesn’t work and is just a conceit, and you really can’t figure out if a man is gay or not, what is a gay man to do? I am thinking it must be Hellish. What infernal confusion!

The truth is that many population studies in the US consistently find that at the most 3% of the US population identifies themselves as gay. There may be some closet cases lying in the surveys, but I doubt if there are many. In some studies, half of those 3% are married to women! How is that compatible with these studies being flawed by mass hidden closet cases? They keep doing the surveys, and they keep coming up with at the most 3% of men are gay. So we have to use the 3% figure in talking about the gay percentage of the population.

Gay activists and their Lobby hate these low figures because they think there is strength in numbers. They think that if people think there are only a tiny number of gay men, people will be freer to bully and persecute them. Whereas if they are a large figure like 10%, people will accept them more. I am not sure if it is true. Maybe it is. But they’re still lying, even if they are lying for a good reason. The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.

I would like to differentiate between gay men in general and gay activists and the Gay Lobby. Quite a few gay men dislike the Lobby and the activists. I have a gay friend who despises both of them. He says gay men just need to get married, move to the suburbs in a nice house and live quietly and unobtrusively like the rest of their neighbors. I concur!

So please do not think that by attacking the activists and the Lobby I am attacking all gay men. Certainly not. In fact, I encourage gay men to reject both activism and the Lobby. They’re counterproductive, and ~80% of the things they say are flat out lies. Gay activism, like all the other Identity Politics, is just propaganda. As feminism is nothing but propaganda for women, gay activism is nothing but propaganda for gays.

Nevertheless, I encourage all gay men to fight for their basic rights. I just don’t think lying is the right way to get what’s due to them. Not only will I support them, but I will help them, as I participate in some worthy gay political campaigns!

Surveys done with medical students found that ~3–4% of men identify as gay, gay being 0–100 to 20–80 on a scale orientation where 0–100 = completely gay. Another 2% identify as gay-leaning bisexuals, these being 30–70 to 40–60 on the same scale. Only 1% of men identify as fully bisexual, showing the stereotype about few people being purely bisexual is based on fact.

Adding up the numbers, 6% of men in these surveys identify as leaning gay, either bisexual or fully gay. Keep in mind that 2% of those men have a pretty strong lean towards women too, so they are not that gay. Another 1% are the “pure bis” who cannot logically be seen as gay either, neither can they be seen as straight. These are the people most perfectly identified as bisexual.

So population surveys get 3%, and medical student surveys get 6%. I don’t know what to do. Let’s go by majority rules and take the population surveys and say that 3% of men are gay.

This figure tends to be pretty steady for whatever reason. My research leads me to believe that true biological homosexuality (which surely exists and is the case with most gay men) is caused by hormonal aberrations and abnormalities in the womb. I doubt if it is genetic. There is some pretty good evidence leading to this conclusion. For whatever reason, these hormonal aberrations seem to occur in only ~3% of male births, and at least in the last few decades, nothing changes that.

Adding weight to my theory, there is research out there that shows that after 1990 in the Czech Republic, great efforts were put into monitoring pregnant women, adjusting their hormonal levels to the proper level, and keeping them from going off. Incredibly, research showed that this effort caused the rates of homosexuality and transsexualism to plummet. Not collapse but plummet.

Therefore, there may indeed by a “cure” for male homosexuality or at least a way to prevent it. I assure you that the Gay Lobby does wish to do anything to prevent homosexuality and transsexualism even if the mother desires this. But this shows how we might be able to artificially lower or even raise the rate of male homosexuality.
Now since the rate seems to be at a steady rate of 3%, and all evidence seems to be that the 3% rate (or lower) is the norm all over the world for biological male homosexuality, I would say we have nothing to worry about gay men taking over the world, though some of the real radicals would love to do that, trust me. Go read some of their documents. But the vast majority of gay men reject this gay chauvinism or gay imperialism.

The rate is 3% now, and it will be 3% in the future, unless we start lowering it as above.

This is why the question does not make sense. If biological male homosexuality occurs at a steady low rate everywhere on Earth without change, the rate of such cannot go much higher than 3%, certainly not to 100%, and it will not go down zero either, at least naturally on its own.

On the other hand, straight men have a tremendous potential for bisexuality. There are societies currently and in the past where very high percentages of men (up to 95%) engaged in regular sex with men (while also having lots of sex with women) throughout their lives. So you can definitely end up with societies like Afghanistan where many straight (by sexual orientation) men engage in homosexual behavior.
We must distinguish between orientation and behavior. They tend to follow each other pretty well but not always. Ancient Greece and Rome are good examples of where they can diverge a lot.

Now if you want to ask what would happen if 100% of men were behaviorally bisexual and were engaging in sex with men on a regular basis as in Ancient Greece and Rome, that’s another question, and I don’t think you questioner is asking that here. Personally I think it would be utterly catastrophic, although gay men would think they were in Paradise. Then again, the sky has not fallen in Afghanistan, where something like this is already going on.

Male homosexuality is bad for society. It brings along a whole host of problems and yes, diseases, along with it which impose considerable cost on society. I would like to add that these problems impose these costs on gay men themselves in terms of mental and physical illness, a whole lot of very sketchy behavior, and a culture that does not seem to be healthy at all in many ways. Despite the societal effects, the overwhelming costs of these problems are borne by gay men themselves.

Nevertheless, I feel that these are gay men’s problems. It is unspeakably rude and selfish to say that gay men’s problems which hurt them so much are terrible for the rest of us for whatever reason. It’s like someone walks into your house with a broken leg wanting help and you scream at him for ruining your day. How rude! How selfish!
Gay men’s problems are for them to solve. We need to stay out of it. If they want to deal with this stuff, let them go to it. We will help them, but the ball’s in their court.

I would like to point out that lots of things are not good for society, but we allow or tolerate them anyway, as it’s just not the place of society or the state to regulate people’s behavior, lifestyles, and choices.

In terms of the costs to society, yes there are some, especially in disease burden and medical expenses, but keep in mind that gay men are only 3% of the male population and a tiny 1.5% of the total population. Basically, whatever problems male homosexuality causes, we in the US can handle them very easily because gay men’s numbers are so small. If the percentages of gay men were to climb radically beyond 3%, the costs to society would be much more severe, and it would be something we could not deal with well. But that’s a whole other hypothetical problem.

As far as benefits go, I am going to be a radical here and say that society as a whole probably reaps exactly zero benefits from homosexuality either male or female. The effects on society are either negative or (mostly) neutral, but even when they are negative, their tiny numbers allow us to handle these effects well.

For the life of me, as a straight man, I cannot fathom any benefits from having gay men in my society. Somebody needs to clue me here. What’s in it for me, or for straight society as a whole? Color me confused!

Most straight men would probably be perfectly happy to never deal with another gay man for the rest of our lives. It’s not that they are horrible for us, but there’s no benefit at all, and there is a certain downside (they constantly try to seduce us). Most of us don’t really hate them at all (we are more indifferent towards them than anything else) but we don’t feel any special love for them, and I wager they would not be missed.

Nevertheless, despite this fact of there being no benefit to us, we straight men need to support full rights for biologically gay men. We need to wish for them the same happy and healthy lives as we do for ourselves, not even 1% less.

Please realize that these men did not choose to be this way. We straight men are straight only due to sheer luck and a roll of the genetic dice. Any of us could have ended up gay too. If you are straight, try to imagine if you had been wired up gay instead. Imagine yourself just as you are, except you are a gay man instead of a straight man. That’s called empathy. What would you like to the world to be like? This is the world that straight men need to create for gay men, not for any particular reason, but only because it’s simply the right thing to do.

No matter what we straight men think about male homosexuality (and a lot of us are profoundly repulsed by it), nevertheless at the end of the day, we have to be kind.

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How Al Qaeda Was Born

Although the Muslim Brotherhood is officially opposed to Al Qaeda and tends to take a legalist and democratic approach to obtaining power, the organization is nevertheless very radical and many radical Muslims gravitate to the MB as the only game in town. In turn, as they radicalize in the MB, the more radicalized people spin off  to Al Qaeda, ISIS and other radical jihadi groups.  Then some of the Al Qaeda people spin back into the Brotherhood, this time hiding their radical views.

It is not well known, but Hamas is nothing less than the Palestinian Muslim Brotherhood. The MB is illegal in Saudi Arabia, Syria and Qatar. They led an uprising in 1982 in Syria where 30,000 people were killed. The survivors went to Europe and also to Saudi Arabia where they met up with Egyptian MB members who were working and teaching in the Kingdom. These MB religious folk were then in turn influenced by the allegedly quietist Wahhabism, the official doctrine of Saudi Arabia. The MB religious teachers then supercharged Wahhabism while Wahhabism itself radicalized the MB teachers in terms of Islamic doctrine. It was this mixture of the Ikhwan and Wahhabism that eventually morphed into bin Laden’s Al Qaeda. From and around Al Qaeda all sorts of other radical jihadi groups emerged, especially in Iraq and Syria. Most of the groups in Syria are either Al Qaeda linked or inspired or if not, are not a great deal different from Syrian Al Qaeda, now called Al Nusra.

Another origin of Al Qaeda was in Egypt where as above, the MB served as a nursery of sorts for Islamic radicals. Radicals kept spinning off the MB and forming more radicalized splits. Sayed Qutb was one of the first, and Al Qaeda is simply Qutbism writ large. He was executed by Nasser in the 1950’s.

Another split occurred in the late 1970’s, when another radical group spun off of the MB and evolved into various factions. One of these factions developed the Qutbist notion that the entire Muslim world was now living in a state of jahaliyya or pre-Islamic ignorance. The entire society of Muslim Egypt was tainted by infidel and anti-Islamic influences. Some of these people dropped out of society and went to live like hermits in caves in the desert. They saw the entire society as corrupt and evil, so they had no alternative but to completely drop out of it and live in isolated hermitage like early Christians.

It was here that Zayman al-Zawahiri, the Egyptian eye surgeon and bin Laden’s 2nd in command, got his start. He developed some followers in the city he lived in and he eventually dropped out of society and went to live in caves with the rest of the radicals.

Around this time, a lot of these radicals got wrapped up in plot to assassinate Anwar Sadat, mostly for the crime of making peace with Israel. The assassins, of which there were several, were ex-MB members who had spun off from the group. About 1,000 radicals were rounded up after the assassination. Al-Zawahiri was one of them. There is footage of a wild-eyed Zawahiri in a crowded jail cell with ~40 other men. He is gripping the cell bars and shouting along with many others.

After his release, Zawahiri went on to form the Egyptian Islamic Jihad. This and several other very radical jihadi groups waged war on the Egyptian state in the early 80’s. Zawahiri’s movement, which had ~1,500 members, was crushed by the state. Jihadis were taken out into the Egyptian desert, tied to a pole and left there. It didn’t take long for them to perish from lack of food or water. In this way, the movement was crushed. Zawahiri fled Egypt and may have taken up with bin Laden in Sudan for a while.

The remains of Islamic Jihad combined with the nascent Al Qaeda forming in the Kingdom via the mixture of Egyptian and Syrian MB and Saudi Wahhabis to form the nucleus of the early Al Qaeda.

Al Qaeda got increasingly radicalized during bin Laden’s stay there. Finally both men went to Afghanistan for the Afghan jihad which radicalized huge numbers of Muslims all over the world, mostly in the Arab World. As they fought in Afghanistan, they become increasingly radicalized. Zawahiri had always argued for fighting the “near enemy” first – the secular Arab regimes, but bin Laden’s radical theory was to switch from a war only against the near enemy to a war against the “far enemy,” which bin Laden called the US for its support for Israel and the secular Arab dictatorships.

The MB is hated and outlawed in Qatar and Saudi Arabia more on the grounds of rivalry than anything else. Qatar and the Saudis see the Ikhwan as a threat to royal power. After a military coup overthrew the elected MB government in Egypt, the new leader Sisi has formed a major alliance with the Saudis and the Qataris. The Saudis have responded by flooding Sisi’s government with oil money.

In Jordan, most of the Parliament is made of the MB members, which is one reason why the powers of the Parliament have been severely limited by the King.

The MB is quite active in north Lebanon near Tripoli where Lebanon’s 20% Sunnis live. These people have become increasingly radicalized and are now engaged in open warfare with Alawis living in some of these cities. Some of these Sunnis also seem to have gone to Syria to join up with the jihadi groups. The MB in this part of Lebanon is known for its dislike of Lebanon’s Shia and Hezbollah.

The MB was formed by Hassan Al-Banna, an Egyptian schoolteacher, in 1922. It is one of the oldest radical Muslim groups in the world.

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Indian Hindus – Portrait of a Parasitical People

Excellent post from the comments from Angie Cohen, a physician in New York City.

Angie Cohen: Bhabiji: This is going to be a lengthy post.

I have noticed that you have conveniently ignored a lot of Robert’s points in his post. Allow me to address them with facts and evidence. I will mention some of Mr. Lindsay’s points and address them vis-a-vis your convoluted rants defending Hinduism:

#1: Robert’s point on the sheer hypocrisy and hideousness of upper caste Hindus, especially the Brahmins.

He clearly mentioned their disdain for people whom they consider lower castes or “dalits,” while both defending the caste system, and when cornered with logic and facts, even denying the existence of Casteist- based discrimination and atrocities against lower castes by Brahmin & other upper caste thugs in India.

You seem to have ignored that and instead deviated to defending the evils of Puranic Hinduism and the idiotic mythical Ramayana rubbish.

#2: Robert’s point on the Brahmins’ hatred for Western culture and Christianity while glorifying a mythical idealistic ancient Hindu Vedic civilization extolling the superiority of Hindus vs the others (Christians, Muslims etc).

The Brahman-dominated Hindutvadi losers do all these while ironically doing everything they can to dump their failed Hindurashtra and then leave for Judeo-Christian-based secular nations such as the United States, Australia, UK, Canada and even some EU nations. That is a strange dichotomy. Almost a walking contradiction!

#3: Robert’s point on Hindu savagery and backwardness.

Despite what Brahmin supremacists love to claim online under anonymity or in some pathetic RSS/BJP/ Ultra rightwing Hindu club eulogizing the greatness of Vedic civilization and the genius of the upper caste Hindu mind, all evidence points to quite the opposite.

Show me ONE place, just one place on Earth where Hindus (upper castes or otherwise), despite being easily able to congregate together (Heck they have a whole freaking nation for themselves, i.e. Modi’s Brahman-dominated upper caste-run India – a failed shithole!) have been able to build a decent or successful society which is both fully functional and advanced. Pretty sure there is NOT one.

The Evidence:

What do White Christians create in terms of advancement & beauty?

The holiest sites for Hindu Brahmans – Varanasi & River Ganges created, maintained, and run by Hindu Brahmins, is the utopia we create and then delude ourselves of our supposed superiority.

Brahman-supported Hindu Supremacist leader Modi’s beloved Gujarat – we do believe in Rupee for Poopee!

Hindu dominated India’s staggeringly low IQ:

Hindu-dominated India has a very low IQ of just 82, far lower than ANY Western nation (North & South Americas, Europe, Russia, Australia & New Zealand). This point explains Indian incompetence in the medical and technical fields, which is why we the western world have to pretty much share all our science, technology & civilization with these arrogant ingrates.

http://www.searchindia.com/2016/04/28/are-indian-h1bs-low-iq-chutiyas/

Hindu incompetence in the engineering and tech fields:

http://www.gadgetsnow.com/jobs/95-engineers-in-india-unfit-for-software-development-jobs-claims-report/articleshow/58278224.cms

Hindu incompetence in the medical field:

From Great Britain – incompetent Hindu doctors wrecking havoc there:

http://www.unz.com/article/bad-medicine-the-sickening-truth-about-britains-foreign-doctors/

Not only are they highly incompetent in their technical work, they have this brash, arrogant attitude mixed with a rude demeanor which makes them very unwelcome here. Not just the IT sector filled with unintelligent Hindu zombies, but even the medical industry has suffered the plague of Hindu incompetence. A few years back the Australian government suffered the outcome of inviting one such upper caste Hindu, Dr. Jayant Patel, who would turn out to break the world record for the highest number of cases of death and medical negligence owing to his sheer medical incompetence. He was labelled “Dr. Death” by the media which made his horrible work into international headlines.

http://www.theage.com.au/news/General/The-scandal-of-Dr-Death/2005/05/27/1117129900672.html

Even in India, take a cursory look at the number of so called medical doctors who have been banned or jailed for medical incompetence and negligence by the Medical Council of India – all happen to be upper caste Hindu doctors. Just look at the list below – excepting one random Muslim name, it pretty much reads from a telephone directory of some Hindu Brahmin or Baniya matrimonial column from New Delhi. It is interesting to note that NOT one Indian-Christian doctor made it in that shitlist of shame.

Now ask yourselves this question: Why does America, UK or Australia need more incompetent upper caste Hindu doctors or technocrats when it is plainly evident that these losers can’t hack it in terms of quality?

Just so that you know, the minority of Indian Christians still stuck in India are easy targets for persecution by the upper caste-dominated Hindu fascists of the ruling BJP government. The Indian Christian community is a highly intelligent, educated and industrious lot who have actually helped advance India into the 21st century. The Hindu fascists are the same folks who burnt alive and killed an Australian Christian man and his two young sons for helping poor & maligned leprosy patients in Orissa, India.

The Indian Christian community is actually a breath of fresh air here in the West. They are nothing like their Hindu countrymen. Generally highly competent, intelligent and very well-assimilated into Western culture, they are welcome here anytime. Can’t say the same for the Hindus, Sikhs, and especially the savage Muslims though.

angelinamendes87.wixsite.com/indianchristians

Studies and statistics like those listed above should be shared and shown to official authorities and friends, colleagues, and families – just so we can all be secure in the knowledge of making an astute decision as to the current immigration trends.

Conclusion:

Indians, especially the Hindus, are highly parasitical. If and when some among them thrive or are successful, at best they migrate to somebody else’s land, neighborhood or club built, designed and created by someone else. Thus for all the spikes and bile they upper caste Hindu losers spew against Christendom, they are the first bunch of parasitical hypocrites who crawl on their rancid bellies and beg, borrow, or steal to dump Hindu India (Bharatvarsh) & instead migrate to Christian lands in the West.

And once there, these ingrates will do everything they can to undermine the host culture and people vis-a-vis their concomitant attacks against Christianity, our institutions, our jobs and especially against our women and culture. Unlike the Muslims, the Hindus are a lot more sly and do these acts in a covert manner. Except that people are waking up to their BS.

These Brahman hypocrites will steadily vote for the Left in Western countries while steadfastly supporting ultra rightwing policies and governments back in their homeland of India. Another walking contradiction.

So, if Hinduism is so great, “Bhabiji”, tell me when you book the next one-way ticket to “the enlightened land of Bharatvarsha” (India) and live, thrive and work in Hindustan without returning back to us inferior Jews & Christians of the West?

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Spot the Language September 25, 2017

What language is this? Obviously it is from India, but which Indian language is it?

ஜ்யொர்ஜ் ஸாண்டர்ஸ் தன் குறு நாவலான இல் உருவாக்கியுள்ள நாடுகளான இன்னர் ஹார்னர் மற்றும் அவுட்டர் ஹார்னர் நாடுகளுக்கு உங்களை வரவேற்கிறேன். இந்த நாடுகளில் அப்படி என்ன விசேஷம்? பல உண்டு, உதாரணமாக அவுட்டர் ஹார்னர் நாட்டின் ஜனாதிபதிக்கு ஏழு வயிறுகள், ஐந்து மீசைகள், இன்னர் ஹார்னர் நாடோ ஒரே ஒரு ஆள் மட்டும் நிற்கக்கூடிய அளவிற்கு சிறிய நாடு.

என்னய்யா இது என்று நீங்கள் திடுக்கிட்டால், நீங்கள் ஸாண்டர்ஸின் உலகிற்குப் புதியவர் என்பது தெளிவாகும். தயக்கமில்லாமல் இந்த உலகில் நீங்கள் நுழையலாம், நாம் கற்பனை கூடச் செய்ய முடியாத உருவகங்களாகவும், குறியீடுகளாகவும் விரியும் ஒரு அபத்தமான, ஆனால் அலாதியான உலகு அவர் விரிப்பது. அதே நேரம் நம் உலகிற்கும் நெருக்கமான, அதனாலேயே பீதியளிக்கும் உலகை அதில் நீங்கள் காண்பீர்கள்.

இன்னர் ஹார்னர் நாட்டில் மொத்தம் ஏழு பேர் மட்டுமே பிரஜைகள், இருந்தாலும் மீதி ஆறு பேர் எங்கே வசிப்பார்கள்? தங்கள் அண்டை நாடான அவுட்டர் ஹார்னரில் அவர்களுக்காக ஒதுக்கப்பட்டுள்ள குறுகிய கால வசிப்பிடத்தில் அவர்கள் வாழ்கிறார்கள். சுழற்சி முறையில் ஒருவர் மாற்றி ஒருவர் தங்கள் தாய் நாட்டில் சில காலம் இருப்பார்கள்.இவர்கள் இப்படித் தங்குவது அவுட்டர் ஹார்னர் பிரஜைகள் சிலர் கண்ணை உறுத்துகிறது, இன்னர் ஹார்னர் மக்களோ இன்னும் சற்றே பெரிய இடத்தைத் தங்களுக்குக் கொடுக்கக்கூடாதா என்ற எண்ணம் உடையவர்கள்.

இப்படிச் சில பூசல்கள் இரண்டு நாட்டிற்குள்ளும் புகைந்து கொண்டிருந்தாலும், பெரிய பிரச்சனைகள் எதுவும் இல்லை. இந்நிலையில் ஒரு நாள் இன்னர் ஹார்னர் இன்னும் சிறியதாகி விடுகிறது. எனவே அப்போது அந்நாட்டில் வசிக்கும் எல்மரின் ஒரு பகுதி அவுட்டர் ஹார்னர் நாட்டிற்குள் இப்போது வந்து விடுகிறது. ஆரம்பிக்கிறது பிரச்சனை.

இரு நாட்டு மக்களும் இந்த நிகழ்வை எப்படி எதிர்கொள்வது எனக் குழம்ப, ஃபில் என்ற நடுவயதான ஆண், தன் கருத்துக்களால் மக்கள் கவனத்தை ஈர்க்கிறான். இவன் அதுவரை உருப்படியாக எதுவும் செய்ததில்லை, மற்ற அவுட்டர் ஹார்னர் மக்கள் அவனை ஒரு பொருட்டாக மதித்ததில்லை, சுருக்கமாகச் சொன்னால் அவர்கள் பார்வையில் அவன் ஒரு உதவாக்கரை. இப்போதோ அவன் கருத்துக்களால் அவர்கள் ஈர்க்கப்படுகின்றனர். என்ன சொல்கிறான் அவன்?

இன்னர் ஹார்னர் மக்களுக்கு வரி விதிக்க வேண்டும் என்கிறான், அவர்களை எப்போதும் கண்காணிப்பில் வைத்திருக்கக வேண்டும் என்கிறான். இதற்கு அவனுக்கான தனிப்பட்ட காரணமும் உள்ளது, அவன் முன்புஇன்னர் ஹார்னர் நாட்டுப் பெண்ணைக் காதலிக்க, அவள் அவனை விரும்பாமல் தன் நாட்டிலேயே ஒருவனைக் காதலித்து மணக்கிறாள். இது இப்போது வரை ஆறாத ரணமாக ஃபில் மனதில் உள்ளது.

மாபெரும் மக்கள் எழுச்சியான ஃபிரெஞ்சுப் புரட்சியில் ஒரு முக்கிய நபரான மாக்ஸ்மிலியான் ட ரோபெஸ்பியே, முதல் உலகப்போரில் அடைந்த தோல்வியில் ஏற்பட்ட தடைகளால் துவண்டிருந்தஜெர்மானிய மக்களின் மனநிலையை பயன்படுத்தி நாட்டுத் தலைமைக்கு உயர்ந்த ஹிட்லர், அன்னிய ஏகாதிபத்தியத்தில் சிக்கித் துன்புற்ற மக்களின் நம்பிக்கையைப் பயன்படுத்தி நாட்டை ஆள வந்து அதைப் பிணக்காடாக மாற்றிய போல் பாட் ஆகியோரைப் போன்றவர் ஃபில்.

இப்படிப் பல பேரை நாம் வரலாற்றில் பார்த்திருக்கிறோம். ஒரு அசாதாரணச் சூழ்நிலையில் தைரியமாக முடிவெடுக்க முன்வருபவர்கள் இவர்கள். அறிவுள்ளவர்களும், நன்கு சிந்திப்பவர்களும் சொல்லவும் தயங்கும் பல அபத்தமானதும், அற்பத்தனமானதுமான மானுட சமூக விரோதக் கருத்துக்களை உணர்ச்சி வசப்பட்டும், வலுவாகவும், திரும்பத் திரும்பவும் சொல்வதன் மூலமே அவை சரியானவை, நியாயமானவை, தவிர்க்க முடியாதவை என்றெல்லாம் மக்களை நம்ப வைக்கும் திறமை கொண்டவர்கள் இவர்கள். அந்தச் சூழ்நிலையைச் சில நேரம் தங்கள் தனிப்பட்ட விருப்பு, வெறுப்புகளுக்காகவும் பயன்படுத்திக் கொள்வர்.

ரோபெஸ்பியே ஃபிரெஞ்சுப் புரட்சிக்குப் பிறகு நடந்த உள்நாட்டு யுத்தத்தில், பல பயங்கர நிகழ்வுகளை நடத்தினான். பாரம்பரியக் கிருஸ்தவத்துக்கு மாறான ‘அனைத்து வல்லமையும் கொண்ட பரம்பொருளை’ வணங்குவதை முன்னிறுத்திப் பிரச்சாரம் செய்து அதன் வழியே குறையற்ற நல்லொழுக்கத்தை நாடும் சமுதாயத்தைக் கட்டுவதே சிறப்பு என்று கருதிய ரோபஸ்பியே, அந்த முயற்சிக்குத் தலைவனாகத் தன்னை நிறுத்த முயன்றான். ஹிட்லர் பற்றிச் சொல்ல வேண்டியதில்லை, யூதர்கள் மேல் அவனுக்கிருந்த வெறுப்பால், பல நாடுகள் மீது படையெடுத்து அங்கு ஜெர்மன் மேலாட்சியை நிறுவி, லட்சக்கணக்கான யூதர்களைக் கொன்று குவித்தான்.

இவர்கள் அனைவருக்கும் உள்ள ஒற்றுமை அல்லது கண்டிப்பாக இருக்கவேண்டிய ஒரு குணம், எந்த குப்பையையும் கோமேதகமாக நம்பவைக்குமாறு பேசி மக்களை மயக்கி தங்கள் பக்கம் ஈர்ப்பது. இதற்கு ஃபில்லும் விதிவிலக்கல்ல. மறை கழன்ற நிலையில்தான் இத்தகையை ஆசாமிகள் இருக்கிறார்கள் என்று ஸாண்டர்ஸ் பகடி செய்கிறார்.

ஃபில் சாதாரணமாகப் பேசுவதே உளறல் தான், இருந்தும் அவன் மூளை சில நேரம் கழண்டு விழுந்து விடுவது போல் கதையை அமைத்துள்ளார். மூளை மீண்டும் அவன் தலையில் பொருத்தப்படும் வரை அந்நேரங்களில் ஃபில் குரலே மாறுகிறது, அவன் உளறல் இன்னும் மோசமாகிறது ஆனால் என்ன ஆச்சரியம், இப்படிப் பேசுவதை அந்நாட்டு மக்கள் இன்னும் அதிகமாக விரும்புகிறார்கள், அதை அப்படியே ஏற்றும் கொள்கிறார்கள். அத்தகைய ஒரு உளறலைப் படியுங்கள்.

இது தங்கள் மீது விதிக்கப்படும் பல அடக்குமுறைகளை எதிர்க்கும் கால் என்ற இன்னர் ஹார்னர் பிரஜையைக் கொல்லும் முன் ஃபில் பேசுவது. கொல்வதை என்று குறிப்பிடுகிறான் ஃபில். இந்த இடக்கரடக்கல்முக்கியமான ஒன்று, தங்கள் செய்வதை நியாப்படுத்த வல்லரசுகள் பயன்படுத்தும் ஆயுதம் மொழியில் இப்படிப்பட்ட இடக்கரடக்கல் அல்லவா.

மேலோட்டமாகப் பார்த்தால் இவன் சொல்வது சரியோ என்று தோன்றும், அவன் நாட்டு மக்கள் இன்னர் ஹார்னர் குடிமக்களுக்கு இடம் கொடுத்துள்ளது உண்மை தான். ஆனால் அதற்காக அவர்கள் கேட்கும் விலை? இன்னர் ஹார்னர் மக்களின் இயற்கை வளத்தை (அந்த நாட்டில் இருக்கும் ஒரே மரம், ஒரே ஓடை), தன் நாட்டிற்கு கொண்டு செல்வது, அவர்கள் உடைமைகளை, உடைகளைப் பறித்து நிர்வாணமாக வைத்திருப்பது போன்ற முறைகளால் அவர்கள் சுயமரியாதையை அழிப்பது.

அதை அவர்கள் எதிர்த்தால், அவர்களைப் பயங்கரவாதிகளாக முத்திரைகுத்துவது. இப்படி அவனின் வெறியாட்டத்திற்குத் துணையாக, ஜிம்மி, வான்ஸ் என்ற இருவர் உள்ளார்கள். இவர்கள் என்று குறிப்பிடப்படுகின்றனர். இவர்கள் மற்றவர்களால் அதிகம் மதிக்கப்படுவதில்லை, ஃபில் தங்களைப் புகழ்ந்தால் அவனுக்குச் சேவை செய்யத் தயாராக இருப்பவர்கள்.

உங்களுக்கு ஸாண்டர்ஸ் ஒரு அமெரிக்க எழுத்தாளர் என்பது நினைவிருக்கும். அதை வைத்து நோக்கினால், இந்நேரம் ‘அவுட்டர் ஹார்னர்’ அமெரிக்காவையும், ஃபில் புஷ்ஷையும் குறிக்கின்றன என்று தெரிந்திருக்கும். அப்போது? வேறு யார், உலகில் தங்கள் முதன்மை நிலையை இழந்து அமெரிக்காவின் தோழனாக இருப்பதையே கௌரவமாக நினைக்கும் இங்கிலாந்து தான். அவர்கள் தானே அல் இராக்கில் ஆயுதங்கள் உண்மையில் உள்ளதா இல்லையா என்றெல்லாம் கவலைப்படாமல் போருக்கழைத்த அமெரிக்காவின் பின் சென்றவர்கள்.

ஃபில்லின் இந்தச் செயல்களுக்கு அந்த நாட்டின் ஜனாதிபதியின் ஒப்புதல் கிடைக்கிறது. இந்த ஜனாதிபதி தான் நான் முன்பு சொன்ன ஏழு வயிறும், ஐந்து மீசையும் கொண்ட ஆசாமி. கிட்டத்தட்ட சுயஅறிவை முழுதுமாக இழந்த ஆசாமி. இவருக்கு ஆலோசனை கூறுபவர்கள் எப்படி? ஒருவர் முகமே கண்ணாடி தான், அதாவது ஜனாதிபதியை பிரதிபலிப்பதே, அவர் நினைப்பதை, எண்ணுவதை அப்படியே ஒப்புக்கொள்வதே அவர்வே. இன்னொருவருக்கு முகமே வாய் தான், வெறும் பேச்சு தான் அவர் வேலை.

இப்படிப்பட்ட ஆலோசகர்கள் உலகில் இருப்பதால் தானே பல பேராபத்துகள் நிகழ்கின்றன? போகப் போக ஃபில் ஒரு சர்வாதிகாரி போல் நடந்து கொள்கிறான், அவனைப் பின்பற்றுபவர்களிடமிருந்து எந்த வித எதிர்க் கருத்தையும் அவன் சகிப்பதில்லை. அவன் உத்திரவிடும் ஆணைகளில் , கண்ணை மூடிக்கொண்டு அனைவரும் கையெழுத்திட வேண்டுமென்று எதிர்பார்க்கிறான். அப்படிச் செய்யாதவர்களை, சந்தேகப் படுகிறான். ஒரு கட்டத்தில் ஜனாதிபதியைப் பதவியில் இருந்து நீக்கித் தானே ஜனாதிபதி ஆகிறான்.

ஆலோசர்கள்? அவர்களுக்கென்ன, அவர்களுக்குத் தேவை ஒத்து ஊதுவதற்கேற்றபடி ஜனாதிபதி பதவியில் ஒரு ஆசாமி, எனவே அவர்களும் ஃபில் பக்கம் சாய்கிறார்கள். இந்த நிகழ்வுகள் அனைத்தும், நாம் வரலாற்றில் படித்ததும், இப்போதும் பார்த்துக்கொண்டிருப்பதும் தான். பல கட்டங்களில், பல நாடுகளில், பல விதமாக நடப்பவைதான். இன்று ஊடகங்கள் பற்றிப் பேசாமல், பொது மக்களின் மத்தியில் ஒரு கருத்து எப்படி பரப்பபடுகிறது என்று புரிந்து கொள்ள முடியுமா? ஸாண்டர்ஸ் ஊடகங்களையும் விட்டு வைக்க வில்லை. முதலில் அவை கொடுக்கும் தலைப்பு செய்திகள் இவ்வாறு உள்ளன.

செய்திகள் வெறும் காட்டுக்கத்தல் என்பதால் தான் அவை இலேயே இந்த நூலில் அச்சடிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளன. என ஆரம்பித்து என்று ஊடகங்கள் வந்தடைந்திருக்கும் இடமே “இரவில் வானம் இருளாக உள்ளது” என்பது போன்ற தலைப்பு செய்திகள்தாமே?

ஊடகவியலாளர்கள் எப்படிச் சித்திரிக்கப்படுகிறார்கள்? அவர்களுடைய கழுத்துப்பட்டையில் ஒலிபெருக்கி பொருத்தப்பட்டுள்ளது (தொண்டை கிழியக் கத்த வேண்டாமா), அது மட்டுமல்ல அவர்களின் பின்புறத்திலும் இயல்பாகப் பேச வழி உள்ளது. ஒரு ஊடக ஆசாமி சொல்வது (கத்துவது?) என்னவென்றால். ஒரு வேளை ஸாண்டர்ஸ் அர்நாப் கோஸ்வாமியைப் பார்த்திருப்பாரோ, யார் கண்டது அர்னாப் தினம் தினம் கத்துவது (அல்லது கேள்வி கேட்பது) அமெரிக்காவிலும் கேட்டிருக்கலாம்.

இந்த ஊடகங்களும் ஃபில் பின்னால் அணி திரள்கின்றன. அவர்களும் எத்தனை நாள் தான் பூச்சிகள் பற்றியும், சாக்கடைகள் பற்றியும் பேசுவார்கள். யுத்தம் இவற்றை விடச் சுவாரஸ்யமானது தானே. ஃபில்லின் அராஜகம் எல்லை மீறிப் போக, இறுதியில் இன்னொரு அண்டை நாடான தலையீட்டினாலும், ஒரு அமானுஷ்ய சக்தியினாலும் நிலைமை ஒரு கட்டுக்குள் வருகிறது. ஃபில்லின் கொடுங்கோல் ஆட்சி ஒரு முடிவுக்கு வருகிறது, அதுவும் ஒரு பகடியாகத்தான் தான் முடிகிறது.

அவன் மூளை காணமல் போய் விட, அதைக் கொஞ்ச நேரம் அவன் சாதகமாக ஆக்கினாலும், நேரம் ஆக ஆக, மூளையில்லாமல் அவன் உளறல் ஒரு உச்சத்தை அடைந்து, மூளை இல்லாததை அவனே தாங்க முடியாமல் நினைவற்று வீழ்கிறான் .எல்லாச் சர்வாதிகாரிகளும் இதே நிலையை தான் அடைய வேண்டும், முற்றிலும் மூளையை இழக்கும் போது தான் முற்றிலும் தறி கேட்டு, அவர்கள் வீழ்ச்சி நேர்கிறது. அவர்களும் கர்வத்தில், தாங்கள் தங்கள் மூளையை முற்றிலுமாக இழந்து வருகிறோம் என்பதை உணர்வதில்லை.

ஆலோசகர்கள் பழைய ஜனாதிபதியைத் தேடிச் செல்கிறார்கள், வேறென்ன செய்ய முடியும் அவர்களால். ஊடகங்களும் அயர்வதில்லை. அவர்களுக்கு எந்த செய்தியும் நல்ல செய்தி தான் (அவர்கள் வியாபாரத்தைப் பொறுத்த வரை), எனவே அவர்கள் கத்துவது இப்படி மாறுகிறது அந்த அமானுஷ்ய சக்தி என்று கூறி இரு நாடுகளையும் இணைத்து “நியூ ஹார்னர்” என்ற, பழைய இரு நாடுகளிலிருந்த பேரைக்கொண்ட ஒரு புது நாட்டை உருவாக்குகிறது. ஃபில் ஒரு சிலையாக மாற்றப்படுகிறான்.

மக்கள் மேலோட்டமாக பார்க்கும் போது ஒற்றுமையாக இருக்கிறார்கள், ஃபில்லின் சிலை புதர்களால் சூழப்படுகிறது, மக்கள் அவனைப் பற்றி மறந்து விட்டாற் போல் இருந்தாலும் லியோனா என்பவள் மட்டும் அவ்வப்போது அங்கு சென்று சிலையைப் பார்த்தபடி இருக்கிறாள். இத்துடன் இந்த குறுநாவல் முடிகிறது, ஆனால் நடைமுறையில்?

இந்தக் குறுநாவலை அமெரிக்காவின் வல்லாதிக்கப் போக்கை விமர்சிக்கும் நாவலாகப் பார்ப்பது எளிது, அதைத் தொடர்ந்து சென்றால் நாம் இந்த குறுநாவல் சொல்ல வரும் முக்கியமான விஷயங்களைத் தவற விடுவோம் அவை நாம் அனைவரும் நினைவில் கொள்ளவேண்டியவை. ஒன்று, நம்மிடையே பரவலாக உள்ள, ஒரு மீட்பரை எதிர்நோக்கி இருக்கும் மனப்பான்மை.

குறிப்பாகச் சில அசாதாரணச் சூழல்களில், யாராவது பொறுப்பை ஏற்றுக்கொள்ள முன்வந்தால், அவரையே நாம் மீட்பராக உருவகப்படுத்தி ஆட்டு மந்தை போல் அவர் பின் செல்வது. நம்மால் தலைமையேற்று முன்னடத்த முடியாமல் இருக்கலாம், அதற்காக அப்படிச் செய்ய முன்வருபவரை அப்படியே ஏற்றுக்கொள்ளவேண்டும் என்பதில்லையே. (அதற்காக அவர்களை ஒட்டுமொத்தமாக எள்ளி நகையாடவும் வேண்டாம்). அனைத்து சர்வாதிகாரிகளின் ஏற்றத்திற்கு, மக்கள் கேள்வி கேட்காமல் இருக்கும் தன்மையே அடிப்படைக் காரணி.

நாம் முக்கியமாக நினைவில் கொள்ள வேண்டிய இன்னொன்று என்னவென்றால், மானுட விரோதப் போக்கு என்பது எப்போதும் முழுமையாக அழிவதில்லை. அது வேறு, வேறு ரூபங்களில், பல வண்ண முகமூடிகள் அணிந்து, புதிய கொள்கைகளை மேலங்கியாகக் கொண்டு வரலாம், அல்லது ஒரு நீண்ட உறக்கத்தில் கூட இருந்து, எப்போது வேண்டுமானாலும் உயிர்த்து எழலாம். அதனால் தான் வரலாற்றின் அனைத்து காலகட்டங்களிலும் பல ஃபில்கள் தோன்றி வந்திருக்கின்றனர்.

இந்தக் குறுநாவலின் இறுதியில் கூட லியோனா ஃபில்லின் சிலையை சென்று பார்ப்பது மானுட விரோதப் போக்கு முற்றிலும் அணையவில்லை, ஒரு சிறு கொதிப்பு இன்னும் உள்ளது என்பதைக் குறிக்கிறது. புதிய நாட்டில், லியோனா மற்றும் சாலி போன்ற சிலர் பந்து போல் உருண்டையாகவும், கில் போன்ற சிலர் நீண்டும் உள்ளனர். பேதத்தின் முதல் விதை இதிலேயே தூவப்படுகிறது, அதுவும் புதிய நாடு உருவான உடனேயே. அந்த பேதம் தான் ஏனென்றே புரியாமல் லியோனாவை ஃபில் சிலையை நோக்கி செலுத்துகிறது. இந்த சிறு கங்கு பெரும்தீ க்கொழுந்தாகும் நாள் வெகு தூரத்தில் இல்லை.

எனவே ஒரு யுடோபியாவைக் கற்பிதம் செய்வதை விட, நாம் இத்தகைய மானுட விரோத செயல்பாடுகள் குறித்து விழிப்பாக இருப்பதே அவசியம். ஏனென்றால் யுடோபியா என்பது சாத்தியமற்றது, ஆனால் விழிப்புடன் இருப்பது நம் கையில் உள்ளது. இது அவநம்பிக்கை அல்ல,யதார்த்தம்.

பி.கு: நுகர்வுக் கலாச்சாரம் பெருகியுள்ள, சகிப்புத்தன்மை மிகவும் குறைந்து வருகிற இன்றைய சூழலில் ஸாண்டர்ஸின் எழுத்துக்கள் கண்டிப்பாக அதிகம் படிக்கப்பட்டு, அது குறித்து உரையாடல்கள்ந டத்தப்படவேண்டியிருக்கிறது. ஸாண்டர்ஸ் உருவாக்குகிற உலகிற்கும், நம் உலகிற்கும் தூரம் அதிகம் இல்லை. அவர் உலகின் பல அம்சங்கள் ஏற்கனவே நம் உலகில் உள்ளதைச் சார்ந்தே, அதை இன்னும் சற்றே அதீதமாக மாற்றி அமைக்கப்பட்டுள்ளன. அந்த அதீதமும் இன்னும் சில காலத்தில் நம் உலகின் இயல்பாகலாம். நாம் விரைவாக அதை நோக்கித்தான் சென்று கொண்டிருக்கிறோம்.

இந்தக் குறுநாவல் ” ஸாண்டர்ஸ் எழுதிய என்ற அபாரமான சிறுகதை தொகுப்புடன் ஒரே புத்தகமாக கிடைக்கிறது. இந்த புத்தகம் அவர் எழுத்துக்களில் மிக முக்கியமானது எனலாம்

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India Is the Most Beautiful and Terrible Place on Earth

Excellent report from India from the comments:

This blog is hilarious! Especially the bans. I’m a White American who has traveled to India three times, twice by choice, once for business. I have told people I thought India was the most beautiful and most terrible place on Earth.

Delhi is a horrifying shithole alright and is full of assholes. The taxi people will try to fuck you with a bunch of stupid scam shit right out of the airport. However, I went there almost 15 years apart on two trips, and the second time I went, it was much improved. Roads were being built, as was a subway (metro).

Twice in Delhi my wife was molested, once in a tuktuk with me, and once standing in a crowd. In both cases, someone grabbed her ass from behind. After a week, I was so disgusted and angry at the Indian men who would walk up to her, drooling, while I was accompanying her, tested all my strength of cultural tolerance. Fortunately we left Delhi before I kicked someone’s ass. I should add that my wife is 6′ and totally fucking hot but was dressed more or less like a dirty hiker.

Dharamsala is not a shithole. I did find occasional open sewer canals, but the people were much nicer, the city was generally cleaner, and most of the escaped Tibetans I met were very friendly.

Bihar is disgusting. I got dumped in Patna with my wife because of a bus strike in Nepal while we were trying to travel back from Chitwan to Varanasi, so we were rerouted there. I have seen the throat of Hell, and it is the Nepal/India border town of Raxaul. Beyond Bosch, Goya, Milton, etc.

Four bandits/dacoits boarded our bus late at night during a stop. I stood up in the back of the bus waving a Kukhri I bought in Kathmandu (very nice place in 1999, much better overall than India) and they got off at the next stop.

I believe I encountered a guardian angel in downtown Patna, who suddenly appeared on the street (it was the middle of the night) and told us we had to get off the streets immediately and take refuge in the train station. The floor there was covered with people sleeping on newspapers in filth and urine, but from there, we spotted the last open hotel in the place. After I checked in there around 3 AM, people immediately came knocking on the door after I had settled in. I pushed the chest of drawers in front of the door, and we went to sleep. In the morning we were awakened by knocking again, so I went to the door, and it was a member of the hotel staff who brought us tea and toast for breakfast, which tasted really fucking amazing at that moment.

Rajasthan is really nice. Beautiful palaces, lovely colors, friendly people. The occasional pool of human excreta, garbage and the fucking free-roaming cows did appear but not enough to feel pervasive. Jaipur is a mad crunch of people, but we stayed in a former palace for nothing, and it was great.

Khajuraho was fantastic. I loved Gwalior as well. On the road south to Orchha, we spotted a beautiful, empty palace of sorts called, I think, Dhuttia or Datia. We got out – no attendant or anything. It was UNESCO-quality in architecture. Climbed to the top of that, and inside we were approached by a security guard who was friendly, and we wanted to know why there was nobody there.

He said, “We don’t let Indians in here. They would destroy the place.”

Never forgot that; made me quite sad.

Goa is shit. Filthy, overpriced, non-stop haranguing from tout fucks. Disgusting beaches, filthy ocean, though there is infrastructure and decent roads in some places, and the Portuguese historical sites are interesting.

So I did the range from cheap hippie-backpacker experience in 1999 to five-star “bubble” traveling (and sometimes nomadic wandering). I would go back, as I would like to see the Ajanta and Ellora Caves, Kerala, and Gujarat.

I did bathe in the Ganges near Varanasi in 1999 because I was on some sort of spiritual journey thing right after my father died. I didn’t get sick, though I got sick other places in India (but that is the same as in many African countries, Egypt, Portugal, etc., and I got a terrible case of dysentery in London, though that was from eating samosas at an Indian food stand.)

The wife molestation thing I have never encountered anywhere else. The whole Eve-teasing thing and its mentality has to fucking stop. As does of course the raping, though that’s certainly not unique to India.

Now that said, I have been to 96 countries, including several in Africa. The poverty, at least demonstrated by total squalor, is worse in India. Where I have traveled, I have found assholes and wonderful people and have not usually been able to pin them down by religion. Except for Buddhists. Everywhere I have encountered Buddhists, everything’s been cool. I was surprised at how many Ethiopian people are assholes and at how endemic prostitution is there. The most assholes I have encountered were in Cambodia. But I can understand why.

So overall, I would tell people what I said at the beginning of this post: India is the most beautiful and the most terrible place at the same time. They should not be sending fucking satellites and rockets into space and spending gazillions on developing their own fighter jets which will never compete with the USA’s before taking care of basics like infrastructure, sanitation, health, and poverty. Costa Rica, for instance, has no military. They’ve spent the money on education and have achieved 95% literacy.

Also, I have made several acquaintances who I wanted to be friends with here in the US. Things went great until I told them I had been to India a couple of times. They immediately cut off all contact and wouldn’t engage with me ever again.

But if you get a chance to go to India, go! Just be prepared, and get your shots.

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Cultural Left Lies about Homosexuality

We do not choose our sexual orientation. This is actually the official pronouncement of the American Psychological Association, and there is no basis whatsoever for making that statement, although for men there seems to be something to it. Plenty of women have obviously chosen lesbianism and then chosen to be straight again.

Sexual orientation is inborn. Then why do these lesbians date men for years and decades before they finally “wake up” and realize that they are lesbians? If they are born that way,  what happened? Did their true nature go into hiding until they were 40?

Male homosexuality is inborn or genetic. It is almost certainly not genetic, but it may be a developmental disorder, so in that sense, it may be inborn. And while it is fixed in adolescence or even before, we still do not know if or how childhood factors play a role in male sexual orientation. In other words, it’s not proven that prepubertal boys already have a preset sexual orientation.

Gay men are no more likely to molest children than straight men. On the contrary, they are 12X more likely to molest children than straight men, and we are talking little kids here, under 13, not teenagers.

10% of all people are gay. This is called the “10% lie.” It’s been disproven so many times that we should hardly bother to disprove it anymore, except that we have to because the gays keep lying about it.

The rate of homosexuality is not increasing. False. The background rate may be ~3%, but among the youngest generation in the UK, 6% of all men are gay. The same study showed that only 45% of men said they were completely heterosexual. Previous studies put it at 60-65%. Clearly the rate is increasing. This also calls into question the “born that way” theory.

The rate of homosexuality is the same all over the world. False. In Ancient Greece and Rome, rates approached 95% of men. Among certain groups in Afghanistan, the rates are extremely high. There are also societies where it seems to barely exist at all. Sexual orientation may not be up for grabs so much, but at least men can engage in homosexual behavior at vastly different rates.

Gays do not recruit or convert. False. Gay men continuously try to seduce straight men, with young, very handsome straight men being hit the hardest of all. It’s dubious whether straight men can actually be converted to a homosexual or even bisexual orientation, but they can definitely be converted to bisexual behavior.

The Gay Lobby does not have a subversive agenda. False. The Gay Lobby has long stated that one of its most important goals is to abolish gender, as they put it. That’s subversive in my book.

Everyone is at risk of HIV. Hardly. The vast majority of Americans either have zero to extremely low HIV risk. The HIV rate among lesbians is close to zero.

HIV does not discriminate. Like Hell it doesn’t. Gay men are 1.5% of the population and 70% of HIV cases. Sounds like a discriminatory disease to me.

Sexual practices play no role in HIV. Like Hell they don’t. The crude equation of HIV is this: Humans who get fucked in the ass fuck other humans in the ass (with their penises). Sure, a woman can practice receptive anal sex and get HIV, but there is almost no way to give it to anyone else as she lacks a penis full of semen to transmit it. Hence, as the New York Department of Health noted in the 1980’s, HIV goes from men to women and then it stops.

Gay men are no more likely to have sex with young teenagers than straight men are. False. 25% of all gay men over the age of 25 have had sex with a boy age 13-15 when they were over age 25. Only 6% of all straight men over the age of 25 have had sex with a girl aged 13-15 when they were over 25.

The only difference between gay and straight men is the PIV sex. Hardly. There are extreme differences between gay and straight men even outside the bedroom.

Effeminacy and masculinity have no relationship to sexual orientation. In fact, gay men are much more likely to be effeminate, and masculinity is deeply rooted in male heterosexuality. Perhaps ~70-75% of gay men are effeminate, and perhaps ~1-3% of straight men are effeminate. I have only see two truly masculine gay men in my life, both on Youtube videos. The rate of seriously masculine gay men must be vanishingly small.

Gay men are just as mentally healthy as straight men. Studies consistently show that gay men have higher rates of depression and anxiety disorders than straight men.

Increased psychological problems among gays are due to societal discrimination. Recent data out of Denmark and Sweden, as gay friendly as anywhere, show that the rate of psychological problems remain elevated even in perfect conditions. No one knows why psychological problems seem to be part of the package that male homosexuality comes wrapped up in.

Gay teens have an elevated suicide rate. Not true. They have a higher rate of suicide attempts, but the rate itself is not elevated.

Gays have a high suicide rate. Not so for gay men or lesbians.

Children raised by gays are just as psychologically healthy as children raised by a man and a woman. False. They have more problems and are about as psychologically healthy as kids raised by single Moms. The best environment for children is a man and a woman.

Children raised by gays are no more likely to be gay than anyone else. The latest studies show that ~12% of children raised by gays are gay themselves, which is vastly higher than the background rate. This calls into extreme question notions about sexual orientation as inborn.

Gays live just as long as straights. Nope. Their life expectancy is shortened by a full 20 years.

The shortened gay lifespan is due to discrimination. False. Gay men like 20 years less in Sweden and Denmark too, the most gay friendly countries on Earth.

Lesbians live just as long as straight women. False. Lesbians live a full 20 years less than straight women.

Gay men are not more promiscuous than straight men. False. A huge percentage of gay men have had 100+ sexual partners. Only 6% of straight men have.

HIV is not a gay disease – straight men can get it too. False. It is nearly impossible to get HIV from PIV insertive sex.

Reparative therapy does not work. False. It does not work for gay men. However, surrogate sex therapy for lesbians has been shown to work. Lesbians who were incapable of sex with men can become capable via surrogate sex therapy.

Gay men are no more likely to be serial killers. False. Gay men are 12X more likely to be serial killers than straight men.

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Excellent Proof of the Aryan Invasion Theory

From here.

Aryan invasion

Around 1500 BC, the Indus civilization came, after 2,000 years of prosperity, to a comparatively abrupt end. Conclusive evidence shows that the reason for this decline, in fact the sole reason for it, was an invasion by highly barbaric Aryans. They invaded, destroying the Indus cities and exterminating the native peoples.

1. Archaeological Evidence

1.1 Thick Ash Layers

Thick ash layers occur in the upper strata of many Indus cities. At Nal the last phase of the Zhob-ware was burnt down so much that the mound is known as the Sohr Damb, or the Red Mound, from the reddening of fire. At Dabar Kot the upper 6 feet show 4 thick ash layers that indicate repeated destruction by conflagration and the layers were is associated with the last settlements of Harappa [Piggott 215].

At the Rana Ghundai Mound everywhere overlying the foundation level of the RG IIIc phase there are pockets of ash. Above the RG IIIc phase the pottery is a markedly different from the preceding type, the RG IV phase pottery being painted with coarse bands. RG IV was again destroyed by fire, and the RG V phase is marked by another change in pottery. The RG V pottery is unpainted and contains patterns in relief [Piggott p. 214].

1.2 Fractured Skulls

At Mohenjo-daro, Harappa and Chanhu-daro, skeletons/fragments of skeletons indicate violent massacres in the final stages of the cities’ histories. Huddled skeletons of persons murdered in the streets indicate that the mass deaths were not due to poisonings etc. but were violent [Piggott p. 145].

1.3 Aryan Weaponry

Copper ax-adzes are intrusive at Harappan sites (Harappa, Shahi-tump and Chanhu-daro) but are similar to those found at North Persian sites (Hissar III, Shah Tepe, Turang Tepe) and Akkadian sites. At Assur Sialk B cemetery, the specimens are probably from as late as the 9th century BC) [Piggott p.228].

Swords 1.5 foot long and strengthened at the mid-rib are non-Harappan and are found only in the later strata of the cities. These swords at Mohenjo-daro have a tang and rivet to hold the handle exactly as found in Palestine, where such implements are associated with the Hyksos 1800-1500 BC [Piggott p. 229].

Copper harpoons found in the Indus Valley are similar to those found in Europe and elsewhere in Asia [Piggott p. 237].

1.4 Flooding by Aryan Destruction of Indus Dams

Signs of flooding were discovered in the Indus cities, mainly in the form of silt deposits. It was considered that this flooding could explain the fall of the Indus cities and this was considered the most viable alternative to Aryan Invasion. It was subsequently discovered, however, that flooding had been pinpointed as an alternative explanation to the Aryan Invasion Theory several decades before the actual discovery of the flooding. It is now accepted that the flooding was caused by the Aryans’ destruction of the Indus dam and irrigation system and was merely another aspect of the genocide.

+ He smote Vrtra who encompassed the waters [RgV VI.20.2].

+ He smote Vrtra who enclosed the waters, like a tree with the bolt [RgV II.14.2].

+ He is referred to as `conquering the waters’ (apsujit), which is his prime attribute.

+ Indra let loose the streams after slaying Vrtra [RgV IV.19.8].

+ He cleaves the mountain, making the streams flow [RgV I.57.6; X.89.7], even with the sound of his bolt [RgV VI.27; VI.57.6; II.14.2; IV.19.8; VI.20.2; VI.27.1; X.89.7. ST 368].

In Sanskrit, `vrtra’ is an `obstacle’, and denotes a barrage or blockage [ISISH 70-71]. It is thus a word for `dam’. Dams now called Gebr-band are found on many watercourses of the western parts of the Indus region. Aryans shattered the dam system of the Indus, leading to silt deposits in Mohenjo-daro [S & T 369].

+ When he [Indra] laid open the great mountain, he let loose the torrents and slew the Danava, he set free the pent up springs, the udder of the mountain. [RgV V.32.1-2].

+ He slew the Danava, shattered the great mountain, broke open the well, set free the pent up waters. [RgV I.57.6; V.33.1].

+ He releases the streams which are like imprisoned cows [RgV I.61.10].

+ He won the cows and soma and made the 7 rivers flow. [RgV I.32.12; II.12.12].

+ He releases the imprisoned waters [RgV I.57.6; I.103.2].

+ He dug out channels for the streams with his bolt [RgV II.15.3], let the flood of waters flow into the sea. [RgV II.19.3].

+ He caused the waters pent up by Vrtra to flow [RgV III.26.6; IV.17.1; McDonnell; S & T 368-9 quoting McDonnell].

Another verse explicitly mentions him as a destroyer of dams: rinag rodhamsi krtrimani = “he removed artificial barriers” [RgV 2.15.8].

Now, rodhas = “dam” elsewhere in the Rig Veda and in later Sanskrit [S & T 369]. The above evidence taken directly from the Rig Veda and not from any secondary source is sufficient to implicate the Aryans as the destroyers of the dam systems of the ancient Indus.

1.5 Aryan Settlements

Aryan settlements occur atop the destroyed cities towards the end of the civilization. They are primitive brick structures made of material taken from the ruins of the preceding towns.

1.3 Aryan Weaponry

Aryan weaponry, including the horse and chariot, occur towards the end of the Indus cities’ history.

2. Anthropological

2.1 Northern Dravidians

Several Dravidian tribes still inhabit isolated parts of northern India. The Brahui inhabit parts of Baluchistan and still speak a Dravidian language. The Bhils inhabit parts of southern Rajasthan. The black Gonds inhabit parts of central India about the Vindhyans.

2.2 The Black Sudroids ; Dravidians

The Aryans and Dravidians today still retain by and large their original features. The Aryans have fair-pale skin, leptorrhine (thin) noses and straight hair. The Dravidians have broad noses, curly-wavy hair and dark-black skin. [Winters;* Risley].

2.3 White Indo-Aryan Caucasoids

The Indo-Aryans belong to the Caucasoid or white race and are very similar to Latins. The Indo-Aryan languages belong to the Indo-European family of languages. Racially the Indo-Aryans possess white to fair skin, thin noses and lips and straight hair.

3. Literary

3.1 Sanskrit Literature

References to an Aryan invasion abound in Sanskrit literature.

The ancient singer praises the god who “destroyed the Dasyans and protected the Aryan color” [Rg.V. III.34.9; Ann. 114] and “the thunderer who bestowed on his white friends the fields, bestowed the sun, bestowed the waters” [Rg.V. I.100.18; Ann. 114].

There are numerous references to “the black skin” Krishnam Vacham [Rg.V. IX.41.1, Sama Veda I.491, II.242; Ann. 114] which is mentioned with abhorrence. Again “stormy gods who rush on like furious bulls and scatter the black skin” [Rg.V. IX.73.5]. The singers mention “the black skin, the hated of Indra”, being swept out of heaven [RgV. IX.73.5]: “Indra protected in battle the Aryan worshiper, he subdued the lawless for Manu, he conquered the black skin” [Rg.V. I.130.8; Ann.114].

The sacrificer poured out thanks to his god for “scattering the slave bands of black descent”, and for stamping out ” the vile Dasyan color” [Rg.V. II.20.7, II.12.4; Ann. 115]. See Dasam varnam adharam [Rg.V. II.12.4; Muir part I, p.43, II, p.284, 323 etc.; Ann. 114 ff].

Rakshas are aboriginals

  • Ravana = Rakshasendra [Ann. 111].
  • Rakshas = Ceylon aborigines according to Chinese travelers and Singhalese chronicles – Rakko or Yakko in the vernacular [An. 111].

Destruction of Cities

The Aryan gods are proudly presented by the Vedic “sages” as the destroyers of cities. Of these Indra, later considered an incarnation of the God Vishnu, is the prime culprit. Indra is called Puroha or Purandhara, `sacker of cities’ [S & T 366]. Indra overthrew 100 Puras made of stone (asmanmayi) for his worshiper Divodasa [RgV 4.30.20], evidently belonging to Sambara who is a Dasa (non-Aryan/demon) of the mountain [RgV 6.26.5] [Chanda; S & T p.364]

No regard was shown to the life of non-Aryans.

An Aryan poet says:

Ye mighty ones [Asvins]: what do you do there; why do you stay there among the people who are held in high esteem through not offering sacrifices; ignore them, destroy the life of the Panis [RgV I.83.3; S & T 365].

Indra’s Destruction of Harappa: The Vedic Harappa Hymn

The famous Harappa hymn of the Rig Veda describes with praise Indra’s destruction of Harappa:

“In aid of Abhyavartin Cayamana, Indra destroyed the seed of Virasakha. At Hariyupiyah he smote the vanguard of the Vrcivans, and the rear fled frighted” [Rg.V. XXVII.5].

This Hariyupiyah is likely to be the Harappa of the Indus Valley.

3.2 Dravidian Literature

The date of 1500 BC corresponds to the end of a sangam period when invasions by barbarians occurred.

4. Sociological

4.1 Caste System

The caste system is another`fossil’ of the Aryan Conquest, with the lower and exterior castes representing the aboriginal inhabitants that managed to survive the Aryan slaughter. Exactly the same occurred in other parts of the world where one race has subjugated others, e.g.. Latin America (Iberians conquered Aboriginals ), USA (Anglo-Saxons ruling over Hispanics and Afro-Americans), etc. These include the Adivasis (aboriginal tribals), the Dalits ( semi-settled aboriginals ), and the Sudras (the lowest caste). However, some of the Sudras were imported under Muslim rule from Southern India.

The caste system consists of several different “varnas” (Sans. “colors”), three of which are Aryan. The lowest caste, the Shudra, consists of aboriginals, as well as the exterior untouchable castes.

4.2 Sati and Child Marriage

The Aryans introduced tremendous restrictions on the life of women, including sati and child marriage. According to Aryan “Hindu” (i.e.. Vaishnavite) scriptures, a man must marry a maiden one-third his age.

4.3 Cow-Worship

Cow-worship is another feature introduced by the Aryans. This probably arose because the Aryans were nomads and hence required the cow.

5. Theological

5.1 Shiva and Shakti

Siva is the god of the Dravidians. Vishnu is the god of the Aryans. The star-calendar used by the Aryan-Vaishnavites today was adopted from the Semito-Dravidian Indus Valley civilization, since it is not referred to in the Rig Veda or Avesta. It was compiled when the Indus Valley was at its peak, before the Aryans came to India [Parpola].

The Indus people practiced astronomy because the streets are oriented towards the cardinal directions, presupposing the use of the sun-stick. A seal from Mohenjo-daro depicts an Indus deity with a star on either side of his head in the fashion of the Near East. Inanna-Ishtar, the goddess of love and war, for example, was associated with the planet Venus [Parpola]. This may have led to the cult of worshiping the planets, the astral religion of India.

5.2 Fire Altars

Fire altars occur late towards the Indus cities’ histories. They are primitive in nature, constructed from material from the destroyed Indus cities.

6. Global Aryan Invasions

Aryans invaded several parts of the world, putting an end to various brilliant civilizations. Babylonia was destroyed by Kassites, Hittites and Mittani, Egypt was devastated by the Hyksos, and Minoan culture by the Dorians.

7. Rival Theories

Several other explanations have been put forth to explain the demise of the Indus Civilization besides the Aryan invasion.

These are:

Environmental catastrophes – these include:

  • Comet impact
  • Flooding

Internal Decline – These claim that slavery or some other revolt destroyed the Indus Civilization.

All of these have severe problems, however.

Comet Impact. The problems with this theory are:

  • No crater/craters have been found with an age matching 1500 BC, nor of the requisite size. The size is narrowly constrained, for if the impact was too large, catastrophe would have been global, while if it were too small, the effect would have been negligible.
  • No iridium anomaly, the characteristic of all impacts from the mammoth K/T Chiczulub Crater [Alvarez] to the Sudbury Intrusive, has been found in the Indus valley of the required age.
  • No shocked glasses or tektites with the requisite shock deformation features have been found anywhere near the Indus Valley.

Thus, although a comet explanation for the extinction has been found in Comet Enke, this is a far-fetched theory to say the least. The destruction of several civilizations simultaneously requires a global catastrophe. But some civilizations, e.g.. in Central and South America, and China, survived the 1500 BC discontinuity. Asteroidal impacts tend to leave larger craters and more iridium, so the arguments against this theory apply more forcefully.

Flooding. Undisputed evidence of flooding has been found in the form of silt deposits and a barrage system erected as a defensive measure. Flooding thus remained a serious candidate until it was pointed out that several Vedic scholars noted that the Aryans had destroyed the irrigation and dam system of the Indus. Thus flooding is a natural consequence of Aryan invasion and not an independent mechanism.

Internal Decline

  1. To suppose that after two millennia of stability some internal revolt was the cause behind the downfall is stretching the imagination.
  2. No evidence has been found for this, and when indisputable evidence of violence perpetrated with new weapons exists, this theory disregards excellent evidence.

Other Opponents

Although the following may seem rather harsh, it is necessary to expose the real designs of some of the opponents of one of the most well-established theories of all time.

The opponents of the concept of Aryan invasion fall into two categories:

  1. Aryan Hindu Fanatics
  2. Neo-Nazis

These mostly have ulterior motives. The former oppose any vilification of their “gods” who are implicated in the worst massacres and atrocities recorded in history. They wish to see the Vedas, in actuality the songs of primitive cow-herders, as the repository of all science. The latter do not want to accept that their ancestors perpetrated such crimes. One religious fanatic who opposed the notion of Aryan Invasion during its infancy was Narendra Nath Datta, later known as Vivekananda. All he could do was to vilify honest scholars:

“And what your European pandits say about the Aryan’s sweeping from some foreign land, snatching away the lands of the aboriginals and settling India by exterminating them, is all pure nonsense, foolish talk. Strange, that our Indian scholars too say amen to them, and all these monstrous lies are taught to our boys. This is very bad indeed. In what Veda, in what Sukta, so you find that the Aryans came to India from a foreign country? Where do you get the idea that they slaughtered the wild aborigines? What do you gain by talking such nonsense?” [`Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda’, 1963, p.534-535] [Panda 70].

Another fundamentalist who opposed the notion of Aryan Invasions is Srivastava, who apparently conducted all of his research solely to prove the innocence of the Aryan gods:

Indra, therefore stands completely exonerated.

– Srivastava 441

Later, lacking any scientific evidence whatsoever, he degenerates into vilifying Wheeler himself:

“.. we see him as a brigadier in the British army during WW II, we feel he could not interpret the dubious evidence of Mohenjo-daro and Harappa in any other manner.”

– Srivas 442

A. K. Pateria writes:

“Both Dayananda and Aurobindo refuted in clear terms the historical doctrines of Aryan invasion and struggle of Aryans with Dravidian, which was originated by the Westerners and has even been popularized among a large section of the Indian Historians.” [A.K. Pateria, `Modern Commentators of the Veda’, p.63; Panda 70]

Who this Dayananda was must be fully exposed.

In terms of barbarism, the Aryans were so barbaric that they did not even have a word for brick in Sanskrit [S & T 372; Woolley].

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The Mark of the Beast: Another Look

Interesting new view on the meaning of the Mark of the Beast in Biblical terms by commenter Judith Mirville. Turns out the Mark is not what we have always thought it meant. It is something else entirely.

Judith Mirville: This microchipping thing is getting creepier and creepier, but it is NOT the real mark of the Beast as referred to by the Bible.

First of all, it is no longer the ultimate state of the art in identity control: a microchip can be faked and hacked by the same ones who make a living producing computer viruses or phishing credit cards. In Nigeria, where it grew first very popular for night revelers to be able to go out drinking and womanizing in red light districts without the slightest change on them, it has proven unreliable as so many people discovered in that technology a way to dispose of infinite amounts of virtual money.

The latest technology is now purely digital identification by eye iris or even by fingerprint: the subject no longer needs carry any man-made piece of identity whatsoever.

By the way, that infamous IQ inferiority of Blacks no longer applies if a misdeed is what motivates one to solve a problem of the kind we imagine the Blacks the least fit for: quite the contrary, some faculties that might seem of paranormal nature are systematically at work.

The Beast referred to by the Biblical authors is not a man-made machine.

The Beast is the development of paranormal talents of the kind the occultists traditionally refer to and even more so the New Age system of spiritualism and occult magic, generally known under a neo-Hindu garb, but that can also be introduced to through many other currents, especially the Jewish Kabbalah. The so-called talents developed by New Agers have actually just no positive use: the more they are developed by often well-meant people trying to get evolved spiritually, the more injustice they produce of the kind India is champion.

All those who develop those talents participate in a real world totalitarian system that can actually get along without machines: there will come a time when you will need to practice the finest and nastiest forms of magic and paranormal power development just to carry on your daily survival tasks. That is already the case in some parts of India and other awful countries such as Haiti and Northern Brazil.

The problem is that you cannot efficiently use those paranormal powers without committing ritual crimes that provide you with the necessary psychic energy and without subscribing to an enterprise based on the deliberate causing of misery for the greatest number.

The problem also is that most talents nowadays used in the most advanced realms of human industry are of the same nature as were traditionally confined to explicitly magic acts: computer programming for instance is logically the same thing as witchcraft, though traditional witchcraft uses human brains for computers but with the same kind of results in view. Whenever you hear about Kundalini rising and chakra opening, you are facing the real Beast. Chakras are not a part of the natural body of man, nor are they the natural crowning of natural psychic growth. They are part of a system being installed in your body like a Windows or OSX operating system.

There will come a time when powers such as recommended by practitioners of Reiki, especially energy transmission through hand-laying and creative visualization through third eye opening, will be the corporate norm of the day and absolute requirement for new recruits in the very same way acquaintance with electronics is now required or taken for granted.

And whenever these powers are known and used on a massive scale they require the sacrifice of any notion of social justice: you have to subscribe to a view where everyone’s ill fate is deserved or needed by his evolution. There will come a time when only possessors of those powers will be entitled to work for an organized society, and where those who refuse them will no longer be considered humans. Late Brahmanic India approached such a state, but American New Age promises even worse as it progressively replaces older religions.

The microchip is under the hand’s skin only, while the Mark of the Beast is said to be even better carried in the eye.

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Liberation Anyone?

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Here we come Venezuela. It’s America, here to bring freedom and democracy! Open up! Let us in! We are the harbingers of freedom and human rights, so you need to be liberated with democracy so we can give you some human rights and freedom and all that jazz. And after we liberate you, boy will you have a lot of human rights! Oh man! If you survive our genocidal liberation that is!

Honestly, I just cannot understand why Venezuelan ingrates do not want to get liberated like all the rest of the countries we liberated with freedom and democracy lately. What’s 500,000-1.5 million dead if you get wonderful democracy in the end? I’m sure the Libyans, Syrians and Iraqis all appreciate that wonderful democracy we gave them.

Not to mention the Afghanis. Hell, only ~1 million of them have died since we invaded? And look at the great democracy they have now! Good thing Afghanistan is not a failed state or anything like that! Whew, we really dodged a bullet there, huh?

Syria still needs liberating, a work in progress, but isn’t it a great thing? Isn’t it better to be ruled by the Arab Spring of democracy and freedom in the areas ruled by ISIS, Al Qaeda and other radical jihadis? They allow lots of freedom and democracy in those places, I bet! Better than living under that evil dictator Assad. Can you imagine the gall of that man? He actually lets the Syrian Christians survive instead of killing them, evicting them and making them pay the jizya like the jihadist freedom fighters in ISIS and Al Qaeda do! Outrageous!

I’m sure glad we haven’t turned Syria into a failed state and a nightmare on Earth. We Americans are too nice to do that. After all, we are good. We are always good. It’s only our enemies who are bad, and they are always pure evil. Everything is black and white! America is always pure good, and its enemies are always pure evil. I’m sure glad everything is so simple! Otherwise I might get confused! After all, I’m just an idiot American! Forgive me if I can’t think! No one ever taught me to!

Iraq is already free. Yay! Freedom! Freedom fries! Down with the French! Down with the Eurotrash and their pussy human rights crap! What’s all this crap about saving lives? America isn’t here to save lives. We’re here to do the opposite. To bring freedom and democracy! Yay!

Isn’t freedom great? Bombs going off all the time, full-blown war and atrocities every time you look out the window, actual genocides going on…wow! Who wouldn’t trade a dictatorship for such wonderful things?

And look at Libya! Good thing it’s not a failed state or anything like that!

America doesn’t create failed states. We create democracies! Yay! Yay for democracy! Yay for freedom! Yay for Humanitarian Bombing! Yay for democracy at gunpoint in a hail of bullets with a side order of genocide to go! God I love America.

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We’re number one! We’re number one! We’re number one! We’re number one! We’re number one! We’re number one! We’re number one! We’re number one! We’re number one! We’re number one!

 

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Male Homosexuality in the Arab World

Tata writes: Maybe you could help me understand a phenomenon. In the Middle East and especially in the Gulf countries, homosexuality is punishable by the death penalty and decapitation. Paradoxically, I have often heard that the Arabs of the Gulf have many homo relations between them because they do not have access to women. It seems that it is rampant in the Gulf, and apparently the fear of dying does not stop them.

But I read a bizarre story about a Gulf prince who got caught in a fight in a gay nightclub in London with his lover. This guy is a hypermasculine Arab man, and he doesn’t look gay. But maybe Arabs have too much testosterone and are always horny, that’s why they put a tent on the head of their women and could fuck anything. I don’t know, it’s just a reflection.

The prince is in London, and there are no obstacles to have contacts with women, dozens of women if he want. He drives a Ferrari, he is rich, he is a prince, but he continues to go to gay nightclubs and avoids women? Why? Another rumor is of another prince from the Gulf who allegedly murdered one of his employees with whom he had gay relations. It seems that there is a mentality in the Gulf that if the guy is active rather than passive, he is not gay. Are these guys gay, bi or straight? Can a hetero sodomize a guy and be hetero nevertheless and continue to act full macho? I find this crazy and I do not understand this mentality.

I have heard that in the Arab World, you are not considered gay if you play the male role in gay sex. This is true in Morocco and Egypt at the very least. 20-30% of young Egyptian and Moroccan men have played the male role in gay sex. The guys who play the passive role are considered faggots. They are not necessarily persecuted though. It’s more that they are used sexually as a surrogate female by straight men.

William Burroughs and Paul Bowles lived in Morocco for years. Allen Ginsberg visited Burroughs in Tangier. I have also heard that Oscar Wilde went to Morocco with some other European gay men and had sex with teenage boys there. All of these men were basically gay. All of Burroughs neighbors knew that he was gay and was having sex with teenage street boys, but no one ever turned him in. I never heard the dynamics of the type of sex that Burroughs, Bowles and Wilde were engaging in with those Moroccan street boys. Apparently there was quite a bit of this going on in Moroccan society, and as long as you were very quiet about it, no one cared.

There is a lot of gay sex in Saudi Arabia. There are even quite a few of what could be termed gay bars. I am not sure of the sexual orientation of the men who are doing such things. Obviously if you prevent men from having sex with women, a lot of them are going to start screwing guys instead. That’s just the way men are.

Supposedly nothing is done about all of this gay sex in Saudi Arabia as long as they are very quiet and discreet about it. When they start getting loud about it, the authorities crack down. There were a number of arrests in Saudi Arabia recently at a gay wedding of two Saudi men getting informally married. There were female impersonators there, and the whole thing got out of hand pretty fast. The authorities raided the party and made a number of arrests.

Similarly, a group of gay men threw a wild gay party on board a boat on the Nile River recently. This was considered to be flaunting it, and these men were arrested, tried and sentenced to a few years in prison. The trial caused quite a fuss.

But I have heard that there are quite a few gay couples living quiet lives in Cairo. Everyone knows about it, and no one cares.

I read a recent article by a gay man who went to Egypt on vacation. He was on the Nile in Lower Egypt where he was renting boat boys to take him out on the river. He told how some of these teenage boys were openly propositioning him. Later he met with a gay couple living quietly in Cairo. Everyone knew about them, but it was accepted as long as they were discreet about it.

I read another piece by a gay man who went to Kuwait. He said Arab men of all ages were openly propositioning him. He was shocked at how open it all was. He went down to the beach at night, and he said there were all these gay men there cruising for sex on the beach, and quite a few of them were actually engaging in sex on the beach. No one was doing anything about it, but it all had to be kept on the down low.

Nevertheless, it is different in every country. The Shia take a very hard line against gay sex, and many gay men have been murdered in Iraq.

~8,000 gay men have been executed by the clerical regime in Iran.

In Iraq, Ayatollah Sistani issued a fatwa saying that gay men should be killed. After that, there were a lot of murders of Iraqi gay men.

Hezbollah is normally pretty liberal about the things that they allow under the rule, but they take a hard line on male homosexuality too. They don’t kill gay men in Hezbollah areas, but they do beat them up.

Male homosexuality is not accepted at all in Palestine, and gay men are often murdered in the Palestinian areas. Some have even sought refugee status in Israel as a result of this, and Israel did grant some of them this status. Male homosexuality is frowned upon in Syria and Lebanon, but there is quite a bit of it anyway. There are quite a few gay men among the Syrian refugees in Beirut, but they live in absolute terror as male homosexuality is frowned upon on Lebanese Islamic society.

They were also persecuted in Syria. I know of one case where gay men were arrested by Assad’s regime and imprisoned for a while. They were made to have sex with each other in front of Syrian police at the jail while the police sat back and laughed and ridiculed them. Of course, ISIS has been executing gay men in areas under its control, usually by throwing them off the top of tall buildings.

I know nothing about male homosexuality in Qatar, Bahrain, UAE, Yemen, Jordan, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, and Sudan or in the Islamic parts of Africa. Nor do I know much about it in the rest of the Islamic World, but I do know something about male homosexuality in Pakistan and Afghanistan, which is quite a complex situation. Maybe for a later post.

I’m not much of an expert on gay rights because as a straight man, the subject does not interest me much.

However, it has long been rumored that the leader of Oman is a gay. He has never admitted it, but many think he is anyway. I understand that people in Oman don’t care much one way or the other about their ruler being gay.

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