Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Interesting Pushback.

This is from a Florida newspaper criticizing the Republican governors trying to marginalize us by passing anti-LGBTQ laws., it is an opinion that was first published in the New York Times.

The GOP tries to build a gay ghetto
The Palm Beach Post
By Charles M. Blow
June 27, 2022

This past weekend, the Republican Party in Texas voted on an outrageous platform that not only denies the results of the 2020 presidential election, but also rejects gay marriage and seeks to “protect” minors until they turn 17 against “predatory sexual behaviors,” such as drag queens reading stories aloud to children.

Drag queens are predators, trans women are a threat and gay marriage is a violation of the “natural order”: This is all part of the widening and re-energized attack by Republicans on L.G.B.T.Q. people and culture in the wake of the Supreme Court’s 2015 ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges guaranteeing a right to same-sex marriage.

Dennis Prager, writing in National Review, argued that the ruling completed “the secularization of America” and sealed “the end of America as the Founders envisioned it.”


Among Trump’s exhaustive list of transgressions against gay people were his administration’s attempts to literally erase them by trying to block new questions about sexual orientation from the census and trying to define transgender people out of existence, proposing to “define sex as either male or female, unchangeable, and determined by the genitals that a person is born with,” according to The New York Times.

Buoyed their win in the Supreme Court don’t think that the Republican that their hate ends with women right’s it will continue and will now be focused on the LGBTQ+ community.

Republicans may not be able to push people back into the closet, but they can try to re-establish some stigma to prevent them from coming out in the first place and build them — us — cultural gay ghettos if we do.

Just like other authoritarian countries like Turkey, Hungary, Russia, and Poland. Authoritarian governments use us to stay in power it gives their base something to hate and focus their anger upon and that the government will protect them from us evil manipulated peoples like us, or the Jews, or the Muslims, or Blacks, that is how fascists governments operated through out history. They need a smoke screen to hide their evil doings behind.

It help to understand our oppressors, one of their twisted logic is that being gay or trans is a choice, they do not think that we are born this way. They ignore all scientific and medical evidence and believe that we chose to become trans or gay, that one morning we woke up and thought, “Gee it would be great to be trans! I would to to be discriminated against, beaten up and murdered… that sounds like fun.”

That is why they use terms like “grooming” because they believe those “Drag book readings” are really recruitment to our “lifestyle.” They look at us through those colored lens of “lifestyle” and “perversion” to fear and hate us.

We have to look back at what worked and what didn't work when we passed the anti-discrimination laws and marriage equality. When I first started to be an "activist" I traveled around with "Love Makes a Family" to town hall meetings at libraries and other colleges talking to student groups at colleges to get them to be active.

Back in the late 60s and early 70s there was an activist in the Communist Party called Saul Alinsky who came us with the Rules of Radicals." The Republicans braded him a communist and a destroyer of liberty... but they read him and took up his tactics and we must do likewise once again.

The Rules

Always remember the first rule of power tactics:

Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.

That is followed by other rules,

"Never go outside the expertise of your people."

"Whenever possible go outside the expertise of the enemy."

"Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules."

"Ridicule is man's most potent weapon. There is no defense. It is almost impossible to counterattack ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, who then react to your advantage."

"A good tactic is one your people enjoy."

"A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag."

"Keep the pressure on."

"The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself. "

"The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition."

"If you push a negative hard and deep enough it will break through into its counterside; this is based on the principle that every positive has its negative."

"The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative."

"Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. "

 The Republicans have learned the rules but we have forgotten them!

Face it we are in a life or death struggle and they are winning we have to turn the tables upon them and once again take up Alinsky's rules. 

And remember that loves makes a family not hate.

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