Orwell, in an essay about Salvador Dali and the disintegrating culture in which
[Dali] grew up into the corrupt
world of the nineteen-twenties, when sophistication was immensely widespread
and every European capital swarmed with aristocrats and rentiers who had given
up sport and politics and taken to patronizing the arts. If you threw dead
donkeys at people they threw money back. A phobia for grasshoppers – which a
few decades earlier would merely have provoked a snigger – was now an
interesting "complex' which could be profitably exploited.*
when Dali produced his execrable art, patrons threw money at it. The "dead
donkey" was a still, one of Dali's favorite pictures, of a rotting corpse
from a Surrealist film, Le Chien Andalou.
gay political bloc in this country is now chortling over Arizona Governor Janet
Brewer's veto of the allegedly "anti-gay" bill that would have
purportedly protected the right of businesses to refuse dealing with gays on
religious grounds. But the whole "gay" phenomenon in this country is
but a dead donkey decorated with a live grasshopper affixed to its nose. Gay
organizations threw it at the government, the courts, the press, and the public
at large – and they all threw money back at it.
The issue has little to do with
Christian beliefs, or any system of beliefs. It has to do with forcing a mind to act against one's best
interests and values.
“Senate Bill 1062 ... could
divide Arizona in ways we cannot even imagine and no one would ever want,” she
told the room packed with journalists from around the country. “Let’s turn the
ugliness of the debate over Senate Bill 1062 into a renewed search for greater
respect and understanding among all Arizonans and Americans.”
“As governor, I have protected
religious freedoms when there is a specific and present concern that exists in
our state,” she said. “Senate Bill 1062 does not address a specific and present
concern related to religious liberty in Arizona. I have not heard of one
example in Arizona where a business owner’s religious liberty has been
the Gay Gestapo time, Governor. There is an Islamic tactic for punishing
outspoken critics of Islam called "libel
tourism," which, if anyone remembers, involved suing an American
author or publisher from another country's court, most notably a British court,
for "libeling" Islam. Even though many states have adopted laws that
protect American freedom of speech rights from such costly and time-consuming
legal moves, the prospect still chills speech.
Gay Gestapo has adopted that tactic and is applying it to their own ends –
which is the submission of Americans to the ethereal "rights" of
gays. They adopt an "in your face" flaunting of their gayness and
expect no one to have anything to say about it – or else. One could object to
homosexuality on religious grounds, or on rational grounds, but "gay
rights" must trump freedom of thought and the freedom to act on one's
"gay political" bloc is international
in scope. The Gestapo will be going from state to state to test the judicial
waters by targeting smaller businesses for "discriminatory" attitudes
and actions towards gays.
As a gay conservative woman, I
supported Arizona’s religious freedom bill, which was just vetoed this week by
Gov. Jan Brewer.
I supported it because it embodied
the values every American civil rights movement stood for: the freedom to live
our lives without being punished for who we are.
In this case, it was a bill
making sure people of faith would not be forced to violate their religious
beliefs in the event someone demanded they do so.This bill, like others across
the country, was thought necessary because of the emergence of business, large
and small, being attacked by the gay left for either espousing Christian values
or acting on their Christian faith. Ranging from a bakery to a photographer,
individuals were being sued for refusing to violate their religious beliefs.
recounting the failure of the Gay Gestapo to make Chick-fil-A knuckle under,
That targeting of Chick-fil-A was
a massive failure, which is why, I contend, the left shifted its focus to
smaller, local businesses that could more easily be intimidated and threatened.
Why would the Gay Gestapo suddenly need
to convince everyone that any act of faith must be viewed suspiciously as
discrimination and “hate?” Forcing a bakery, Hobby Lobby, Chick-fil-A or a
photographer to either violate their religious beliefs or be destroyed is
simply a test run. The real target is the church and temple. If the left can
convince our society to force people of faith to violate their sacraments in
the name of “equality,” why would we allow that to stop at the church door?
they're after bigger game: the whole culture, the whole country. Nothing will
stop the Gay Gestapo from using their litigatory battering rams to break down
everyone's door. They're taking a leaf from the Islamic campaign to conquer the
country, one selected target at a time. Which is strange, because Islam persecutes
gays. The Left, with which the Islamists and gays are allied, is also clueless
or deceiving itself about the end game of Islam. This unholy alliance shares
one end and one strategy: to make America bend to their collective will – with
lawsuits, harassment, and even violence. Their poster child is a person of
indefinable gender wearing earrings and a Gay Rainbow T-shirt. Their battle cry
is "Expropriate the Expropriators of Our Self-Esteem and Dignity!"
[It] allowed the new
"protected class" to assert its power over everyone else, and to proceed
with its deconstructionist agenda to rehabilitate the whole country – with
force. It fits right in with Barack Obama's plan to "transform"
"In five days we are going
to fundamentally transform America."
….into tribes of protected
classes, who cannot be refused anything.
The Hispanic National Bar Assn.
said it will move its 40th annual convention, scheduled for September 2015 in
Phoenix, because the legislation, SB 1062, discriminates against members of
Arizona’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
“The HNBA views this as a civil
rights issue. As a national association of lawyers committed to promoting the
ideals of equal protection, equal opportunity, tolerance and inclusiveness, it
is imperative that we speak up and take immediate action in the presence of
injustice,” national president Miguel Alexander Pozo stated.
next? The League of LGBT garage mechanics? The National Association of
Boys? The American Alliance of Undecided Ethnicities? Whose feelings have
been irreparably hurt by anyone not wanting to deal with some random manqué and
group cipher – and reparable only if a deconstructionist, half-wit Progressive
judge rules against freedom of association and forces people to deal with gays,
whether they wish to or not, and to pay court costs, besides?
anyone conclude that the author is "anti-gay," he would be wrong. I
am neither "anti-gay" nor "pro-gay." I frankly do not dwell
much on the psychological and identity disorders of others. For years I had a
gay literary agent; the issue of his "gayness" never arose. Before he
retired, I regarded him as the last "gentleman agent" in the
business. He would have regarded throwing the "dead donkey" of his
gayness at me as uncivil and unforgivably offensive. Ours was a voluntary
business relationship; he liked my novels and I liked his sales track record. A
business relationship based on court-sanctioned force on either of our parts
was inconceivable. But that was in the 1970's and 1980's, when many current
norms were inconceivable.
the gay parade float pulled by a twenty-mule-team,
featuring an odiferous, putrefying dead donkey! It's "art"! It's
would approve, and expect everyone to salute it. And if you don't salute
it….see you in court! Hee haw!
"Benefit of Clergy: Some Notes on Salvador Dali" (1944), in All Art is Propaganda: Critical Notes,
by George Orwell. New York: Mariner/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008. P. 221.