Lindsay Perigo
Lindsay Perigo

The Politically Incorrect Show - 25/06/2001

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Good afternoon, Kaya Oraaa & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Monday June 25, proudly sponsored by Neanderton Nicotine Ltd., the show that says bugger the politicians & bureaucrats & all the other bossyboot busybodies who try to run our lives with our money; that stands tall for free enterprise, achievement, profit, & excellence, against the state-worshippers in our midst; that stands above all for the most sacred thing in the universe, the liberty of the human individual.

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I've decided I'm a gay homophobe.

Well, not really - naturally I've got nothing against my own kind as such, & I also vigorously promote the view that the state has no place in the bedrooms of the nation. But I have a profound loathing of those gays who have hijacked, tribalised & politicised the movement, demanding special privileges enforced at the point of a government gun, seeking the destruction of free speech, propagating the assumption that to be gay of necessity means one must also be a totalitarianism-toting Marxist, greenie, vegetarian, etc.. And I DO have a "phobia" against the way they make homosexuality the be-all-&-end-all of their lives, turning the whole issue & themselves into colossal bores. Someone once said that those who lack perspective lack humour, & that's certainly true of many mainstream gay activists.

The other day I was reading out a libertyloop commentary on Bob Jones' newspaper column complaining about the hijacking of the word "gay." The point of my reading the commentary out was to indicate that both it & Bob's column were examples of what might be banned if the gays pushing anti-"hate speech" laws get their way. Neither the commentary nor, from what I've heard of it, Bob's column was particularly "hateful," but even if it were, there's no case for banning it. Our Bill of Rights ostensibly upholds the freedom to publish anything at all (assuming one finds a willing publisher) & that's what legislators should repair to as they're lobbied to introduce "hate speech" laws. Lord knows, Bill of Rights notwithstanding, there are enough restrictions on free speech already - they should be repealed, not added to.

As for the issue of the morality of homosexuality itself, one should remember that for the homosexual, being attracted to his own gender is as natural & integral as the colour of his skin, & , as such, irrelevant to morality. Or rather, morality is irrelevant to it. But even if it WERE a matter of choice, so what? "Homophobia" as it's called has no rational basis. The irony here is that gratuitous hatred of homosexuals is nonetheless quite common among adherents of the philosophy I subscribe to, Objectivism, which upholds rationality above all else.

It's a matter that calls for some attention & work, which it has received & will continue to receive in my magazine. But not, I hope, at a cost of boring everyone to death.

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