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June 05, 2005
Get Them Help

Saul Landau is wrong. The reason the Left doesn't take advantage of these kinds of scandals is because we're not the lunatic Right. We're interested in the welfare of this country, not in "power at any price." (At least, that's what I like to tell myself.)

Should these people be exposed and excoriated in the national media? Yes and no.

Gay-bashers who are themselves gay could benefit from the honesty. They'd save themselves (even more) psychological problems if they'd stop hiding who they are...and stop supporting those who make who they are into something evil.

Also, I'm in favor exposing hypocrisy.

A guy who boinks farm animals should be brought up on charges. And sent to mandatory therapy, as I'm sure any of the thousands of guys who grew up on farms and didn't find themselves making out with the chickens on a lonely Saturday night would attest.

But mostly...these people are sick. The kind of sick you get when you try desperately to deny who you are or when you warp the perfectly normal sex drive. Democrats don't prey on the sick.

Besides, in my personal opinion, if we can't win on issues that matter (health care, education, social security, etc.), then maybe we shouldn't win.

Posted by AnneZook at 11:54 AM


Good post, Anne; another version of the We're The Good Guys meme that I wish more liberals would start spreading around.

Posted by: Elayne Riggs at June 5, 2005 03:57 PM

Thank you. I was hoping I wasn't the only person who felt that it was necessary to reinforce this idea. We are supposed to be the Good Guys. Landau's approach would make us no better than the kind of knee-jerk bigotry we're trying to fight.

Posted by: Anne at June 6, 2005 12:30 PM