Carol Platt Liebau: Turning Back the Clock?

Friday, May 12, 2006

Turning Back the Clock?

While I've been in D.C., out here in California, there's been big news: A bill that would require school textbooks to teach about the "historical contributions" of gays, lesbians and the transgendered.

I've written on this ridiculous idea before. Of what relevance is a person's sexuality to his or her achievements (unless, of course, that achievement is in the area of homosexual rights)? Must everything always be about the left's victimization trinity of "racism, sexism and homophobia"?

Those on the left love to decry a more sexually modest time, when society behaved as though it had a stake in the sexual morality of young men and, especially, women. Who cared what people do privately, they asked?

How ironic that now they're actually the ones who are forcibly inserting our noses into everyone's bedroom business.


Blogger wrabkin said...

Yes, I vote we return to that glorious age of morality, the Victorian era. No one had sex outside of marriage then.

Well, there were the dirty little tramps who were then shamed out of society and forced to become prostitutes, because no other jobs were open to them. Because any woman who desires sex without the proper government and church credentials should certainly not be allowed to have a place in proper society.

Oh, and the vast majority of upper class men who frequented those prostitutes over and over again. But it's okay for them, because men have needs. It's in the bible, or something.

And by all means, let's go back to the glory days when no one talked about their sexual orientation. People were all free to be themselves back then. Unless word got out. Then, like Oscar Wilde, they'd be sent to prison. But hey, at least we didn't have to hear there were homosexuals out there, so life was good!

3:51 PM  
Blogger Orphan in Bama said...

The homosexual community's rush to social aceptability takes a strange turn. Let's all get in line and judge the human race's accomplishments on the basis of their plumbing desires. Yeah...that's the ticket.

A new low...even for the left coast crotch-o-crats.


4:43 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

wrabkin. So willing to paint the picture with the proper colors. Yes, loose women were scorned. The men were called "philanderers" and weren't thought of highly either. High moral standards were cherished and as a result, the percentage of out of wedlock births were almost negligible. Most gays struggled quietly with their affliction, but more of them understood their feelings were abnormal. Certainly, those who did not conform with societal standards and values were dealt with in an equally unfortunate way. So let's return to the values, and simply correct the reaction to those who fall short. People like wrabkin can continue to abuse themselves in private.

10:10 PM  

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