Rep. King said: “If there’s a push for a socialist society, a society where the foundations of individual rights and liberties are undermined and everybody is thrown together living collectively off of one pot of resources earned by everyone, this is one of the goals they’d have to go to, is same sex marriage, because it has to plow through marriage in order to get to their goal.”
King concluded: “Not only is it a radical social idea, it is a purely socialist concept, in the final analysis.”
King is a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University. One can imagine the history department cringing, hoping King’s mangling of history and political science does not reflect on them. Initially the Russian Revolution brought about, in legal terms anyway, more cultural freedom for gays and women ( though even the most open minded Russians considered homosexuality a mental defect), but in 1933 Stalin enacted Article 121 which made homosexuality criminal – many gay men died in Stalin’s work camps). It was also during this time Soviet communists outlawed abortion. Its been found that Karl Marx and Engels were homophobes,
The link to Google books from which the screen was taken. Note the use of the word pederasty – a child molester. During that era it was common across both eastern and western Europe to use the words homosexual and pederast almost interchangeably. Mao’s brand of communism did not treat homosexuality much better, being gay was against the law in China until 1997. Fascism has been equally bad. Along with liberals, communists, labor union leaders and Jews, homosexuals were sent to prison camps. Yes, some Nazis were gay. The Right has always attracted some homosexuals to its cause. A trend that continues with America’s Right with former RNC Chair Ken Mehlman, Senator Larry Craig and former super minister Ted Haggard among others. The psychological speculation posits that since the Right has historically tried to cast itself as ultra macho there is something almost inevitable about some gay men wanting to be part of that culture.
this painting is by surrealist Georges Alexandre Malkine (1898-1970). i’m unsure of the correct title so i just call it the red roofs painting. Malkine was once rumored to be gay after the pioneering photographer Man Ray posed and photographed Malkine and his short haired wife in a way that made it appear Malkine was kissing a man.
With median annual compensation of more than $12.4 million, C.E.O.’s at the big health-care companies make two-thirds more than their counterparts in finance and are the highest paid of any industry. The health-care industry’s total annual profit has grown to an estimated $200 billion, and it doled out nearly $170 million in campaign contributions in 2007 and 2008. It now spends more than any other industry lobbying the federal government—$3.5 billion over the past decade and a record $263 million in the first six months of this year.
They must be hiding the smart hard working insurance executives. The ones I’ve meet do not seem like lazy morons, but they’re not the hardest working or smartest people I’ve ever meet either. What they do to merit their income remains a mystery.