Queer is not about being gay. Queer is a political act of rebellion against capitalism.
I have younger staff at work calling themselves queer. University types. I have a lot of communicating to do.
Good work. Infuriatingly so. Who do these people think they are???
This ideology is truly pernicious and vampiric. Back in the 90s, when I was into this sort of thing, the end goal wasn't as clear; even back then much of what's happening today would have been perceived as 'too much' by us. But, possibly not by *all*.
Back then many of us were just the "useless eaters" and "useful idiots" for those way further up on the chain, as it were . On a much more personal note, when I was decades younger (!), I was gay, but eventually my preferences shifted, however, I was in denial and wouldn't allow myself to let go of that label _because my ego was thoroughly bound up by the ideology_.
Incidentally, I never used the word "queer" (or ought that be Queer, with a capital "Q"?). Were I to still identify as "gay" I would possibly align with the new LGB. My apologies for making this comment the size of the OED.
After having examined the "ladyboy" scene in Bangkok, those who have transitioned appear to be genuinely *happy,* sans the vitriol of Western anarcho-Marxism. The Thai transwomen understand that they are still biologically *men*. Their transition is often used for so-called sex work, and their money goes to support their often large families back in, say, Isan. These individuals are very much capitalists; very much indeed.
Karlyn, perhaps this would be an interesting juxtaposition for you to present sometime. We really ARE in beaucoup danger here in the West. After what you wrote, Doctor, Joe Biden's statement that "white supremacists" are the greatest domestic terrorist threats takes on a new, seriously _ creepy_ meaning that goes along so well with the optics of his infamous "Red Speech" in Philadelphia .
It is a sad sick movement and they are winning. It makes me feel sick.
Great article. I had no idea! It's hard to have a life and keep up with all the "reclaiming" going on.
Ugh, I heard Violet's voice in my head when I read the transcript. Thanks for that.
Thank you, Karlyn, for helping me understand my 'queer' son-in-law. He's always been a Bernie fan, so it makes sense. So he's not gay, but he says he's 'asexual' so I guess I'm still not getting any grandchildren.
So there is no winning because say what’s queer now becomes the new normal what will the next level queer be? I wonder how many in the LGBTQ+ community really understand that this is what’s happening. Surely they all can’t be ok with it?