There are 106 boys born for every 100 girls. This is a well established scientific fact. Modern medicine and then abortion has made it possible to alter this ratio. It’s a major problem in Asian countries. In China it is said there are now upwards of 130 boys for every 100 girls born. In India, South Korea, Indonesia, this is happening too. This altering of the ratio is what is going to cause some major social problems in these countries. It’s not that the boys will be gay for the lack of girls – it’s that they will become violent. It is this violent cohort that is going to stop Asia in its tracks in the coming decades.
But what of the extra six boys in America? We’re the gay boys. Every attempt at trying to count us trends towards this 5 or 6 on top of the 100. From the 1948 Kinsey study’s 4% who are exclusively gay – not the 10% that is so often bandied about – to the recent Gallup phone survey which alleged that 3.4% of the nation was “LGBT” – every single study points to the extra six boys. Even when factoring in that more boys die in childhood and that women live longer you still come up with an extra 5 or 6 boys after you all get guy-gal married.
There are roughly 160 million males from 0 to 100 in this nation. If 5% of us are gay then that’s an absolute number of 8 million gay men from 0 to 100. This is what you’re worried about. A tiny population that is spread out into 99% of all the counties. This number will not go up or down except as a mathematical function of the number of males overall. When the nation comes to 200 million males, then 10 million will be gay. There is no way around this number. This is not true just in the United States, but in every country on earth. There are not gay pride events in over 150 nations for nothing.
The idea that we are some Democratic Leftist plot to take over the nation is so absurd I can’t imagine anyone thinking it. The idea that gay men have this goal to well, I don’t know what – the “radical, militant homosexual lobby” is up to something – you are all very sure of this. I wish I knew what. The way you describe it I don’t like it one bit. The way I know it simply does not fit your beliefs. And as you are well aware, conservatives deal with facts, logic, reason, figures, something concrete – and it is liberals who are dreamers and number fiddlers, who use tortuous logic to come to irrational conclusions.
Frankly, I submit, no matter how conservative you all are on every issue, when it comes to gay men you are like liberals. You come up with willy nilly nonsense and demands for us to change or go away or hide, or do something I don’t know what. Some of you think we should all be arrested; putting us in jail together for being together is not logical. Still, when I read the comments here it is obvious there is great confusion.
I do not call this “homophobia.” This is “gay perplexed.” It is wholly understandable that you are. For we are America’s new play toy. Gayness is a fad right now. Everyone is out playing with it, just to see how they can pull it and stretch it and bounce it around – and see what political points they can score along the way. There are people making a living off of “defending” us, “stopping” us, even “changing” us. I’ve never seen such arrant nonsense over a tiny group of people in my life.
You know, 40 years ago, when I was a teenager, nearly 100% of everyone was against gay existence. We were illegal, mentally insane, subject to everlasting scorn. Fortunately for me, my family was reasonable. Probably because we were more concerned with my cousins in Prague who were suffering under the Soviets. Maybe because my family Czech Hussite religious tradition is more focused on good works than Bible preaching. I don’t know, frankly. All I know is, every time I hear how “homosexuals” are “anti-family” I call one of my extended family of 150 people on three continents in two languages and talk to them about something or other than this idea. For it just doesn’t come up – I’m just Jim – uncle, cousin, brother, son.
But I’m not the only gay man embedded in his family. I’d say 90% of my friends are embedded in theirs. The other 10% weren’t against their family – their families were against them. In fact, back during the 1980s and then trailing off through the 1990s, and almost never now, weekly I came across some kid chased away from his family. I grew up in the NYC area, and wound up working and living in Manhattan; it’s my hometown, not where I moved to a “gay ghetto.” So when some 17 or 18 year old kid was wandering around the streets, near tears, a look of desperation on his face – what was I to do? Just hound him some more because his family told him to get lost because he was one of the extra six boys? Hell no, I took them in, and not just me, all of us with means did it. We gave them shelter, money, jobs – we got them started – and we didn’t have sex with them. We did what fathers are supposed to do – because their fathers abandoned their job.
Even more amazing to me is that nearly 100% of the theories for why the extra six boys are gay is that our fathers, or mothers, or environment, hormones, predisposition did or didn’t do something prenatal, postnatal, combo – oh there’s more theories than Carter’s liver pills – “made” us gay. Who cares the reason, some heterosexuals made us. Then we got blamed for being made. So, some father in Ohio made his son gay, then couldn’t handle that, and chased the kid to Manhattan, and I solved the problem and made the kid productive to society. As a gay guy, for sure, for that’s what he is, but productive. The only theory that says otherwise is “Choice.” And if you think that in junior high when I realized I was gay it was to choose to argue with you today … well, that’s just nuts. I’m sorry.
When you all speak of the social service nightmare of the inner city you’re talking about heterosexuals. They’re the ones having all these kids out of wedlock. They’re the abandoning fathers, unwed mothers, generations on welfare. They’re the ones shooting up everything in sight with illegal guns and drugs. They’re the ones on every welfare program known to man – and more coming it seems. And gay men? Well, we wind up in the “gayborhood” – a nice, peaceful, charming, productive, tax paying, no one on the dole, enclave in the inner city. The French Quarter, Greenwich Village, the Castro – all fine places where you and your family could stroll at any hour in utter peace and bliss and find an ice cream or a curio. The differences could not be more stark.
Consider 40 years of peaceful gay marches – worldwide, with millions of people attending – and they never turn to violence – unless attacked by police. What we ask for is decency, inclusion, the end of the theocratic-police-medical state against us. No gay march demanded money or power. Our marches don’t even make the news, except a brief snippet of a drag queen, maybe. Oh my, a clown at a parade, the horrors!
Now contrast that with Leftist marches like at G-8 meetings, or Occupy, or the Weathermen, Black Panthers, Unions, Greek Socialists, Muslims – they all turn into violent riots. There’s brick throwing, bomb throwing, broken windows, riot police, water cannons and pepper spray. There’s disruption and mayhem. The marchers demand your money, your property, your very lives. The difference between every known type of Leftist or Big Government march and gay events could not be more stark.
Not a one of you had any problems with Democrats or Soviets or even Muslims when it came to gay people. The world was united on this – “homosexuals” were to be pilloried and harassed forever. Killed or at least threatened with death constantly – for being born or made different by heterosexuals. You broke us, and you didn’t like it, oh well. And 60 years ago when this gay rights thing started in America we had to argue with each and everyone of you.
We started by talking to our moms, dads, sisters, families – and because they knew us they could no longer abide by the “horror” model of us, even if they still kept the “pity” model. Oh, I don’t care if you think I’m crazy or psychologically stunted, or as I’ve heard: “you don’t know what you’re missing.” Well, no, I don’t. I never had the slightest inkling that there was anything to miss, but you enjoy, OK?
Are there gay Leftists? Of course. There’s heterosexual Leftists too, apparently. Smooching seems to have nothing to do with it. For the life of me I can’t find the “homosexual” position on the confounded IRS code. Nor on the fraud of global warming. Or the absurdity of the quantitative easing of the Federal Reserve Board. I can’t find any political connection or similarity between the gay men of New Zealand, Argentina, South Africa, Israel, England, Russia, China or Japan other than that they’re all gay – and want nothing more than the end of these wild theories about us and what we are supposedly doing.
The goal of legal marriage for gay men is to make it easier for us to pursue our happiness. Not get it guaranteed, but merely to pursue it, behind a picket fence, with a garden, and the way it’s going, a gun, and deal with the realities and legalities that life presents. The Democrats have realized there’s votes and money involved – and raking Republicans over the coals. And gay men, being mostly apolitical ninnies, and desperate for a nice word about them, go for the first politician who says “hello.”
Meanwhile, you folks are telling us to go vote for the people you don’t want. I find this the oddest political strategy I’ve ever encountered. Some have gone so far to say that even if a heterosexual is gay friendly they should vote Democratic. This is ludicrous. You are cutting off your nose to spite your face. I’m not the only conservative gay man, I assure you. You don’t know it, but there’s the same Left-Right discussion over everything on gay blogs as there is everywhere else. The idea that we’re some Borg like collective out to assimilate the world is fantasy.
Yes, gay men are a conundrum, a weird part of humanity. Call us runts of the liter, put us on the Autism spectrum, put us back on the psychologist couch – we’re still not covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act – we still have to work and pay taxes. There are no programs for gay men to live off the public dime, that’s for sure; and we don’t want or need any. But stop speaking in some wild eyed speculation over a hypothetical and listen to a gay men once in a while. And since I know more gay men than all of you combined, I just might be a little more knowledgeable about what “the real goal of gay marriage” is.