Gay Men and Their Unrequited Love for Hillary ClintonPosted: September 12, 2012
Gay Men and Their Unrequited Love for Hillary Clinton
At the outset, I should state that I am a gay man. That may serve to immunize me against the charge that I am anti-gay. However, given the reflexive, overwhelming support Hillary commands in the gay community, it is quite possible that some of these supporters have already decided to stop reading this essay.
First and foremost, my objection to Hillary stems from one thing she did. It might seem excessive or rash of me to get so upset about one offensive act, but the act she committed was so heinous, and so potentially damaging to gay people, that it can never be forgiven.
According to an article in the New York Times, which appeared late in 2007 or early in 2008, this is what happened: She was giving a speech before a predominantly black audience, no doubt to garner support for her presidential bid. She spoke about AIDS. And what she said amounted to demagoguery.
She lamanted that attention to AIDS had waned. She speculated as to why this had happened. And this is what the bitch had to say: She said that attention to AIDS had declined (Yeah, as if it really ever got a lot of attention) because in earlier years it was predominantly a disease which afflicted wealthy white people (Read: Faggots) and that now the affliction had turned its wrath on a group of people much less favored than gay men – blacks. She encouraged her listeners to believe that they were being threatened with AIDS because black people were hated and that gay people got so much more attention because they were so deeply beloved. (I must concede that she never said “gay people” in the course of discussing that allegedly favored group. She kept talking about “rich, white men.” That of course made the prejudicial effect of her talk, against gay people, all that more potentially devastating.)
Of course, anyone brighter than an ornament at Bloomies knows that attention to AIDS had declined because it was NO LONGER A DEATH SENTENCE. In the bad old says, medicine’s anti-retroviral armaments – or just plain anti viral drugs for that matter – was nil. For bacterial illnesses, there were antibiotics, but for viruses – with the exception of the Herpes virus (sometime in the 1980’s, or early in the AIDS era, Acyclovir came on the market to treat Herpes simplex and Zoster) – there was nothing. AIDS meant that one would almost surely drop dead. (A very, very small proportion of the population remain immune-competent despite having been infected)
Of course, this salient FACT was conveniently ignored by Queen Hillary. Hillary had a message to convey: AIDS was given its due when Faggots got sick, and the malady was forgotten when blacks got sick.
Her arguments and insinuations increased the risk that black animosity toward homosexuals would increase, and increased animosity carries with it the risk of increased bigotry, prejudice and, most importantly, out and out physical violence. The urban centers of America are not the most tranquil places to live, even if the crime rate has declined dramatically since the days of David Dinkins, and Hillary’s poisonous talk created the possibility of frank and blatant violence against gay people.
But to Hillary none of this really mattered. Her eminence will do anything, say anything and lie till her nose makes it appear as if Pinnochio got a nose job from the best plastic surgeon. She will do anything for her own political advancement. Her proclivity toward prevarication is just as bad as Mitt Romney’s, or any other republican’s, penchant for talking bullshit. But, then again, the Clintons were always crypto Republicans. It was, after all, Bill Clinton who presided over the repeal of Glass-Steagall, decided not to regulate derivatives, and set the stage for the financial crisis of late 2008 – that crisis was chiefly a product of derivative trading run amok, but I suspect most Americans don’t know what I am talking about.
And when I say most Americans, I am not only referring to people in places like Kansas or the deep South where the slowness of their speech and the vacancy of their eyes can create the appearance of feeble-mindedness. I am also referring to queens in New York who can get the New York Times at a kiosk a couple of blocks from their apartment. (After all when New Yorkers get the Times they do it chiefly to do the crosswords, or read the arts and leisure or sports sections (depending on their orientation) and a scant number of seconds are spent scrutinizing the news. Very simply, Hillary’s grave transgression got almost no coverage with the exception of the New York Times, and if news stories are not reported on CNN or CBS they are politically inconsequential.
Of course, this essay is not likely to correct the dismal state of affairs. Perhaps about twenty-five people will read this. But I will do whatever I can to tell gay people to GET OVER YOUR LOVE AFFAIR WITH HILLARY.
Copyright, David Gottfried, 2012