Award For Thoughtful Brevity
Sometimes, I find myself in awe of someone who can state a coherent, excellent argument of a concept worthy of a whole book in just a few words.
Jeff, of Beautiful Autrocities, also a writer, provocateur and nice guy, and owner of one of the funniest sites on the internet BTW, did just that in a comment to one of his own posts.
Since I don't have his gift of brevity, let me give you a long winded background.
Jeff wrote a great post noting the real enemy to the homosexual community represented by radical Islam. Mark Steyn then recognized one of Jeff's great lines ['Under Shariah, you'll really be giving head, & not in a good way' ] and nominated it for a Pulitzer. Jeff, being the good blogger he is, noted Steyn's comment in a new post.
A comment to that post by reader David Thomson stated as follows:
Jeff and I probably have our differences. I am adamantly against gay marriage (my views are premised on secular concerns and have next to nothing to do with religious values). Other than that, though, homosexuals should have equal rights. Among them, is the ability to persuade America’s voters to disagree with me. Alas, I may ultimately be on the losing side!Jeff responded with such a brilliant comment it is worthy of its own post. It sums up nearly all identity politics perfectly.
FYI I agree that subverting the social contract it's taken hundreds of years to develop is not a good idea, but support civil unions. The gay 'community' - by which I mean the highly visible group that won't shut up - seems to be following the black 'community' right off the identity politics cliff. It's a self-centered, victim-oriented worldview in which anyone who disagrees with you is a hater, out to GET you. Which precludes the need for thoughtful debate. Then you blame your self-marginalization on - homophobia! (or racism, misogyny, fill-in-the-blank)
Great point, Jeff. And I second the Pulitzer. I Lost My Head Over Islam is a great post.
Of course, he still doesn't link to No Government Cheese, but I'm not one to quible over quid pro quos.