My good friend, Don Charles has just written a new post on his excellent blog, "Christ, The Gay Martyr". His two part post is entitled, "Is Uncle Tom A Gay Man?"
Although his two part post concentrates on David Benkoff's article entitled, "Why California gays shouldn't celebrate state court ruling," is has much larger implications for the not infrequent counter-productive and counter-revolutionary activities of all too many people, some of whom seem hell bent on sabatoging the struggle for full and equal civil rights for LGBT people.
Indeed, some go so far as to act like agent provocateurs, knowingly or unknowingly working for the very reactionary elements that are trying to keep LGBT people "in their place." In my opinion, Benkoff's article is both pathetic and despicable, and Don Charles, in his inimitable way, dissects that article and, by implication, the likes of the David Benkoffs of the "Gay" communities.
To further whet your appetite to read Don Charles' two part post, here is an excerpt:
"This is how I learned that David Benkof was an LGBT person. All I could do was shake my head in disgust. Why would a Gay man want to take a positive development like the California marriage decision and portray it as a threat to the Bill of Rights? Is the dude crazy, or what? Sure, he's crazy . . . crazy like an Ann Coulter clone!
"His is the modus operandi of the Right Wing 'stealth' journalist, the latest incarnation of Uncle Tom. He cherry-picks the most provocative statements he can get from little-known Gay activists, and presents them as representative of the entire Gay Rights movement. He slants interview questions, distorts the meaning of responses, exaggerates the impact of court decisions, ignores context and manipulates fact in order to paint Gay Rights advances as corrosive to the moral order. His goal is to fuel the fires of conservative opposition by any means necessary. Yet, at the same time, he has the nerve to masquerade in print as someone concerned about the welfare of Lesbians and Gay men! Dude gives new meaning to the Yiddish word chutzpah! I daresay the Jewish community might have to invent a stronger word to describe the kind of chutzpah he practices."
Please read Don Charles' two part post, "Is Uncle Tom A Gay Man". It is excellent!