Queer as Volk

Evangelical Outpost posts some interesting quotes from what would appear to be an astoundingly politically incorrect British homosexual:

So the idea of a gay fascist seems ridiculous. Yet when the British National Party – our own home-grown Holocaust-denying bigots – announced it was fielding an openly gay candidate in the European elections this June, dedicated followers of fascism didn’t blink. The twisted truth is that gay men have been at the heart of every major fascist movement that ever was – including the gay-gassing, homo-cidal Third Reich.

With the exception of Jean-Marie Le Pen, all the most high-profile fascists in Europe in the past thirty years have been gay. It’s time to admit something. Fascism isn’t something that happens out there, a nasty habit acquired by the straight boys. It’s a gay thing, and it’s time for non-fascist gay people to wake up and face the marching music.

[British journalist Johann] Hari, who lists “seducing straight men” as one of his favorite things, can’t be dismissed as another gay-bashing conservative homophobe. Nor should his detailed explication of the connection between gays and fascism be taken lightly. Beneath its homophobic veneer, European fascism has a long history of gay leadership. From Ernest Rohm, one of the founding fathers of Nazism, to the anti-Muslim Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn, homosexuals have found a home at the top of fascist political organizations.

I don’t think Mr. Hari has all his details straight, as the ideology of the List Pim Fortuyn is rather less fascist than the American Democratic party, and Hari clearly fails to grasp the political spectrum as defined by the relationship between State and Individual. But his assertions are interesting, as one must note that the terms “faggot” and “fascist” share the same etymological roots, and certainly Freudians such as Camille Paglia would see the link between the homosexual’s eternal search for the father and the over-the-top authoritarian symbolism of historical German and Italian fascism.

I expect Hari’s statements will inspire more than a few hissy fits among the whitewash-prone gay community, but as always, the truth is simply what it is. And one can easily point out fascist tendencies at work in the homosexual activist community in their complete disregard for the truth, rigid enforcement of a party line and ruthlesss determination to completely redefine long-held concepts of good and evil.