Friday, February 18, 2011


According to conservatives, because women in the so-called civilized world are not producing enough white Christian babies, the West will be swamped by "godless Muslims bent on world domination."

Yes, this sounds racist and downright laughable, but this argument is slowly spreading into mainstream thought.

The solution, say the demographic winter proponents, is to eliminate extramarital sex, ban contraception and bring back the old-fashioned "natural family." Under the guise of being "pro-family," they envision a world where fathers lead and mothers honor their biological destiny by producing lots of children. In this world, families are the only fundamental unit that society and government should promote, and all policies should be geared toward this.

At the same time, they say the generation that grew up believing in the dangers of an overpopulated world and who value women's rights, gay rights and environmentalism - those who reject religious fundamentalism - are doomed to extinction.

[For the full article, see here.]

Racism and homophobia are two sides of the same coin, so I marvel at the blatant idiocy and blindness of people of color who align themselves with homophobes who wouldn't spit on them on their best day! They align themselves with people who wouldn't want their daughters to marry one of "them."

In the U.S. there is a cultural divide, a culture clash, that pits those who believe in the value of diversity against those who seek a homogenized so-called "Christian" culture as they understand that term; that understanding aligns Christianity with Americanism, patriotism, militarism, and a politics of exclusion that seeks to codify the symbolic equivalent of the Monroe Doctrine into the lives of people, and weave that xenophobia into the very fabric of society.

Those lives, and that fabric, are seen by those geared to racism and homophobia as being in line with the professing "Christian" fundamentalist mind-set that pits "us" against "them," the "them" being non-White, non-fundamentalist Christians.

And the hope for the perpetuation of White "Christian" hegemony lies in the heterosexuals who are to propagate the species that guarantees the cloning of "White Fundamentalist Christian Americans" who possess the traits mentioned above.

And it is held that Gay Americans have no part in the saving of our society from all threats to this hegemony; indeed, Gay Americans are viewed as the enemy, as are all people and groups that are viewed as enemies that threaten the comfort zones of the power elite, and all those whose false consciousness leads them to believe that they are among the elite.

The bottom line here is that if you are not a White fundamentalist heterosexual Christian American you are held in disdain by most all religious homophobes!

Therefore, if we don't fight for full and equal civil rights for our LGBT sisters and brothers, we are aligning ourselves with the most dangerous elements in our society, and it's high time that all of us recognized that fact!
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genevieve said...

Jerry, this is why my blood boils when these people talk about "family and traditional values". Strange they didn't think about that when they literally ripped apart families of slaves and Native-americans under the guise of "Christianizing" them because they are "savages". LGBT people are the target now.

These so-called "Chritians" have done more harm to society and the name of God than all the wars combined.

Jerry Maneker said...

You've got all that right, genevieve! Best wishes, Jerry.