Wednesday, July 06, 2022

It Is A Question That I Thought About But Didn’t Write About…

The question unasked until now.

A friend told me about this article after my Sunday post.

Are LGBTQ Republicans similar to Jews for Hitler?
As history has clearly shown, LGBTQ people who support the far-right Republican agenda are on a one-way path to self-destruction.LGBTQ Nation
Commentary by Dr. Warren J. Blumenfeld
June 30, 2022

Social movements rarely if ever can be viewed as monolithic. Members and segments of these movements often have variant views and advocate different, sometimes opposing, strategies to achieve their goals. What, though, are the ramifications for any group when segments not only hold opposing positions on issues, but more fundamentally, when they work toward conflicting goals?

To highlight this point, I offer two organizations, one historical and one current: the Association of German National Jews and the Log Cabin Republicans.

The Association of German National Jews

Founded during the Weimar Republic in 1921 by a politically conservative Jewish man, Max Naumann, the organization lasted into the early years of Nazi Germany. Naumann was closely aligned with the politics of German national conservatism: a nationalist variety of conservatism, which promoted upholding national and cultural identity by emphasizing traditional cultural and so-called “family values” while opposing immigration.

The organization, though never accumulating great numbers of members, was very active and it was supported by some wealthy and established German Jews. Eligible for membership were “Germans of Jewish descent,” who, while openly acknowledging their descent, nevertheless felt so completely rooted in German culture and Wesen [essence, character] that they could not but think and feel as Germans.


Log Cabin Republicans

Though we cannot equate the U.S. Republican Party point by point with the Nazi Party – although the parallels are fast becoming clearer and more profound since Donald John Trump captured the Party’s heart and soul over the past half decade – another conservative organization, the Log Cabin Republicans, has attempted to couple itself onto the quickly moving right-wing train against its own self-interests. The organization’s name was chosen to evoke and honor Abraham Lincoln’s groundbreaking work on issues of justice, liberty, and equality.

“Log Cabin Republicans is the nation’s original and largest organization [for more than 40 years] representing LGBT conservatives and straight allies who support fairness, freedom, and equality for all Americans,” the group’s mission statement reads. “We are loyal Republicans. We believe in limited government, strong national defense, free markets, low taxes, personal responsibility, and individual liberty. Log Cabin Republicans represent an important part of the American family—taxpaying, hardworking people who proudly believe in this nation’s greatness.”

There are similarities between the two groups in that both organizations ignore reality and live on their own fantasy world.

And there is another group that just entered the mix called “Gays Against Groomers” which has raised the hackles on my back. From what I could find (I didn’t cite the source because I didn’t want to drive traffic to the website) on the web they are,

Gays Against Groomers directly opposes the sexualization of children. This includes drag queen story hours, drag shows involving children, the transitioning and medicalization of minors, and gender theory being taught in the classroom.

To me this group sounds like a front for a far-right group. It reminds me of American College of Pediatricians a right-wing group of pediatricians who put out medical sounding anti-LGBTQ+ articles in their “medical journal.” 

1 comment:

  1. I have no problem putting the Log Cabin people, the gays against groomers and others of the LGBT community into the same basket as the neo-Nazis and Fascists. The trouble with these people is they won't realize it until they get hit upside the head by the real deal and then it will be too late for them. They are not going to pass no matter what they try to do. Another thought: Does anyone in their right mind really think that LGBT folks in the military or as cops are going to be on the same side of the barricades as the rest of us? As the ball rolls on they are the ones who will say, "We didn't know." They will follow orders. I am Richard Nelson and I approve this message.