I rarely if ever click on advertisements online unless I know it is for a product or company I already like. For some reason, today I felt inspired to click on an advertisement on Gawker and landed on this site:
First off, I find it kind of weird for personal blogs to be buying advertising. Maybe I am just frugal that way and kind of think it is weird for people to advertise if they aren't selling something.
But I quickly picked up on the fact that this guy was gay and it is always nice to see what other gay folks out there are writing and ranting about, so I read a little. I was confused that the top post was making fun of liberals. Then as I read on, it dawned on me that I had stumbled into the lair of a gay republican. Soon as I saw the posting lauding GLAAD's helm being taken by a repub and linking to a post elsewhere criticising HRC for being too liberal, I knew I was in the wrong neighborhood.
Some of his jokes were almost funny-ish, but mostly even if his politics didn't stink I got the overwhelming impression that had I met him at a bar, I would be trying to find a graceful way to exit the conversation as quickly as possible. But his politics seem to be the epitome of everything that pisses me off about gay politics. If you have read my blog at all before, you know that I am less than pleased
with much of
the big gay leadership. Gay marriage shouldn't be our number one issue. Period. It is an issue and there are plenty of philosophical arguements for it, but as far as it being a dire issue that our communty should really be focussing on politically, no way. There are bigger fish to fry. Gay marriage is a nice wish list item, but it isn't a life and death issue and can by dealing with more fundamental systematic problems in the community we bring ourselves closer to being able to realize that goal.
Anyway, whatever, why shouldn't the prissy republican gays get to blog too? I still have to pick my jaw up off the floor when I hear that a gay person is republican. You just have to be a special kind of selfish and deluded to be gay and vote republican. They hate us and want us dead. They worked long and hard to make that clear in the last election. Oh, maybe I should qualify that statement: they want us (the poor people/people of color/gay people) in our place or dead. Of course anyone with enough money can buy their way out of this equation, but most of us don't have all the money required so I take a vote for republicans as a slap in the face from other gay people.
Excuse me while I go throw up.