A lady friend of mine from Great Britain wrote me recently and told me about a backlash against gay people she said is happening currently in the UK.
I think the backlash she described was bound to happen. Young liberals in the US are taught to see themselves as entitled, victims, who are outrageously offended by traditional beliefs, and speech. They are taught to label anyone who fails to agree with them as bigots of some sort or other.
That might work for them on the school campus, but in the real world, their fatuous, victim Olympics histrionics won’t win them gold stars.
Straight people who don’t want to watch romantically involved, gay TV characters are not homophobic. We are not afraid of gay people. We are replused by the sight of a man kissing another man. It isn’t fear, it’s nausea.
We are also tired of being insulted by the liberal apologists for gay TV tropes who pretend that the ubiquitous gay characters are sort of in the stories by accident. You know the argument: “well, there are gay people in society so naturally there are going to be gay people in TV shows”, implying the gay characters just happened to be there. We all know how specious that argument is. There are millions of NASCAR fans in America. They almost never show up in a TV story or movie. But if there is a documentary on the history of downhill skiing, you can be sure at some point we will learn about some gay downhill skier who set records back in 1920 something.
Young, liberal, entitled, gay people, have been conditioned to believe that they are “part of the solution”. They believe they are helping make the world a better place by flaunting their homosexuality in public, challenging the attitudes and beliefs of the “unreconstructed”, racist, homophobic, white, cis-gender bigots. On the college campus they are heroes for thinking, speaking, and acting this way.
In the real world people don’t pretend there are 57 genders, and it is still considered rude to criticize the random old white guy for being a privileged, bigot.
I know that when I say I am repulsed by the sight of two men kissing each other that a chorus of liberals will chime in saying “he is homophobic”, meaning I am bigoted against gay people. But I disagree. It has nothing to do with hatred or fear or prejudice. It is just a gut reaction, like the way I feel about olives.
I cannot stand olives on pizza, or olives in general for that matter. If I eat an olive I feel nauseous.
I know that other people love olives, and that doesn’t bother me a bit. If a group of us are going to order pizzas and some of them want olives on the pizza, that is fine…for them.
But I won’t touch their pizza. I will order a pepperoni pizza, or a cheese pizza for myself, and for anyone else who likes those types.
That is how I feel about the sight of two men kssing; it repulses me. I feel like throwing up a little bit. I don’t care that they do that, but I can’t stand to watch it. It’s like the olives.
Still, to some young people, it is a problem that “I don’t like olives”, i.e. that I can’t stand to see two men kissing. They are only able to view that as ‘homophobia’ or prejudice, even though it isn’t. I don’t know why they think that way