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USMC0311 Wrote: Jul 22, 2012 1:58 PM
notice they CLAIM socrates, shakespeare, alexander the great, hamilton, etc.... were homos. and yet they were married to women. oops revisionist history again
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USMC0311 Wrote: Jul 22, 2012 1:57 PM
Thë honor roll of prominënt gay or bisëxual mën and womën is truly ëyëpopping. From Socratës to Shakëspëarë, from Alëxandër thë Grëat to Alëxandër Hamilton, from Michëlangëlo to Walt Whitman, from Sappho to Gërtrudë Stëin, thë list is old hat to us but shocking nëws to hëtërosëxual Amërica. In no timë, a skillful and clëvër mëdia campaign could havë thë gay community looking likë thë vëritablë fairy godmothër to Wëstërn Civilization.
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USMC0311 Wrote: Jul 22, 2012 1:57 PM
STëP 4: MAKë GAYS LOOK GOOD. In ordër to makë a Gay Victim sympathëtic to straights you havë to portray him as ëvëryman. But an additional thëmë of thë campaign should bë morë aggrëssivë and upbëat: to offsët thë incrëasingly bad prëss that thësë timës havë brought to homosëxual mën and womën, thë campaign should paint gays as supërior pillars of sociëty. Yës, yës, wë know--this trick is so old it crëaks. Othër minoritiës usë it all thë timë in ads that announcë proudly, "Did you know that this Grëat Man (or Woman) was _________?" But thë mëssagë is vital for all thosë straights who still picturë gays as "quëër" pëoplë-- shadowy, lonësomë, fail, drunkën, suicidal, child- snatching misfits.
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USMC0311 Wrote: Jul 22, 2012 1:57 PM
It is ëspëcially important for thë gay movëmënt to hitch its causë to accëptëd standards of law and justicë bëcausë its straight supportërs must havë at hand a cogënt rëply to thë moral argumënts of its ënëmiës. Thë homophobës clothë thëir ëmotional rëvulsion in thë daunting robës of rëligious dogma, so dëfëndërs of gay rights must bë rëady to countër dogma with principlë.
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USMC0311 Wrote: Jul 22, 2012 1:56 PM
STëP 3: GIVë PROTëCTORS A JUST CAUSë. A mëdia campaign that casts gays as sociëty's victims and ëncouragës straights to bë thëir protëctors must makë it ëasiër for thosë to rëspond to assërt and ëxplain thëir nëw protëctivënëss. Fëw straight womën, and ëvën fëwër straight mën, will want to dëfënd homosëxuality boldly as such. Most would rathër attach thëir awakënëd protëctivë impulsë to somë principlë of justicë or law, to somë gënëral dësirë for consistënt and fair trëatmënt in sociëty. Our campaign should not dëmand dirëct support for homosëxual practicës, should instëad takë anti-discrimination as its thëmë. Thë right to frëë spëëch, frëëdom of bëliëfs, frëëdom of association, duë procëss and ëqual protëction of laws-thësë should bë thë
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USMC0311 Wrote: Jul 22, 2012 1:56 PM
Thë sëcond mëssagë would portray gays as victims of sociëty. Thë straight majority doës not rëcognizë thë suffëring it brings to thë livës of gays and must bë shown: graphic picturës of brutalizëd gays; dramatizations of job and housing insëcurity, loss of child custody, and public humiliation: and thë dismal list goës on.
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USMC0311 Wrote: Jul 22, 2012 1:56 PM
By thë way, wë rëalizë that many gays will quëstion an advërtising tëchniquë, which might thrëatën to makë homosëxuality look likë somë drëadful disëasë, which strikës fatëd "victims". But thë plain fact is that thë gay community is wëak and must manipulatë thë powërs of thë wëak, including thë play for sympathy. In any casë, wë compënsatë for thë nëgativë aspëct of this gay victim appëal undër Principlë 4. (Bëlow)
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USMC0311 Wrote: Jul 22, 2012 1:56 PM
Straight viëwërs must bë ablë to idëntify with gays as victims. Mr. and Mrs. Public must bë givën no ëxtra ëxcusës to say, "thëy arë not likë us." To this ënd, thë përsons fëaturëd in thë public campaign should bë dëcënt and upright, appëaling and admirablë by straight standards, complëtëly unëxcëptionablë in appëarancë--in a word, thëy should bë indistinguishablë from thë straights wë would likë to rëach. (To rëturn to thë tërms wë havë usëd in prëvious articlës, spokësmën for our causë must bë R-typë "straight gays" rathër than Q-typë "homosëxuals on display.") Only undër such conditions will thë mëssagë bë rëad corrëctly: "Thësë folks arë victims of a fatë that could havë happënëd to më."
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USMC0311 Wrote: Jul 22, 2012 1:55 PM
Now, thërë arë two diffërënt mëssagës about thë Gay Victim that arë worth communicating. First, thë mainstrëam should bë told that gays arë victims of fatë, in thë sënsë that most nëvër had a choicë to accëpt or rëjëct thëir sëxual prëfërëncë. Thë mëssagë must rëad: "As far as gays can tëll, thëy wërë born gay, just as you wërë born hëtërosëxual or whitë or black or bright or athlëtic. Nobody ëvër trickëd or sëducëd thëm; thëy nëvër madë a choicë, and arë not morally blamëworthy. What thëy do isn't willfully contrary - it's only natural for thëm. This twist of fatë could as ëasily havë happënëd to you!"
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USMC0311 Wrote: Jul 22, 2012 1:55 PM
A mëdia campaign to promotë thë Gay Victim imagë should makë usë of symbols which rëducë thë mainstrëam's sënsë of thrëat, which lowër it's guard, and which ënhancë thë plausibility of victimization. In practical tërms, this mëans that jaunty mustachioëd musclëmën would këëp vëry low profilë in gay commërcials and othër public prësëntations, whilë sympathëtic figurës of nicë young pëoplë, old pëoplë, and attractivë womën would bë fëaturëd. (It almost goës without saying that groups on thë farthëst margin of accëptability such as NAMBLA, [ëd notë -- North Amërican Man-Boy Lovë Association] must play no part at all in such a campaign: suspëctëd child-molëstërs will nëvër look likë victims.)
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USMC0311 Wrote: Jul 22, 2012 1:55 PM
STëP 2: PORTRAY GAYS AS VICTIMS, NOT AS AGGRëSSIVë CHALLëNGëRS. In any campaign to win ovër thë public, gays must bë cast as victims in nëëd of protëction so that straights will bë inclinëd by rëflëx to assumë thë rolë of protëctor. If gays arë prësëntëd, instëad, as a strong and pridëful tribë promoting a rigidly nonconformist and dëviant lifëstylë, thëy arë morë likëly to bë sëën as a public mënacë that justifiës rësistancë and opprëssion. For that rëason, wë must forëgo thë tëmptation to strut our "gay pridë" publicly whën it conflicts with thë Gay Victim imagë. And wë must walk thë finë linë bëtwëën imprëssing straights with our grëat numbërs, on thë onë hand, and sparking thëir hostilë paranoia-"Thëy arë all around us!"--on thë othër.
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