Queering the Planet: LGBT Politics as Foreign Policy

One of the great scientific advances of the “New Age” is the discovery that sex is neither a physical characteristic nor should it be considered primarily a reproductive activity. Rather, gender is a sort of fluid mental state, a matter of compulsive preference that is genetically directed. Copulative activity, in whatever manner and with whomever engaged, is enthusiastically proclaimed to be the world’s first and foremost recreational sport. However, in most countries there are some age, gender, consent and species restrictions that apply. This is in spite of the fact that much of the gay/progressive political agenda has for some time been concerned with minimizing or eliminating these. And so, until Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s diplomatic sowings take root, familiarization with local law and custom is advised so that unpleasant, perhaps fatal, misunderstandings can be avoided.

Here’s some of what Secretary Clinton had to say on International Human Rights Day (12/6) in Geneva, Switzerland as reported by FOX News:

If that doesn’t meet your Hillary MDR, you can see her full remarks here or read all about it at Huffpost “Gay Voices” here.

Though this sort of thing may be new to you, the State Department has been internationally hawking alternative sexual orientations for some time now. State’s billboard campaign promoting the gay lifestyle in Macedonia was reported in the National Review Online by Kerri Houston in two January of 2004 articles that may be found here and here.

From the first:

Against this backdrop of critical economic and identity development as well as ethnic unrest, the vast majority of Macedonians think that homosexuality is a disease. Therefore, the U.S. embassy in Macedonia is using U.S. taxpayer dollars to erect billboards promoting the homosexual agenda.

Not just billboards, but graphic billboards. The large photo array includes three pictures of gay men holding each other; three pictures of women in suggestive positions (one even using elderly women); and lastly, a ménage à trios with an Asian woman, a blond woman (neither looking even remotely Macedonian), and a man who looks very much like Jesus of Nazareth.

The billboards reads: “Face Reality, The Campaign to Promote the Rights of Sexual Minorities,” and in the lower right-hand corner is the seal of the American embassy, Skopje.

The billboard is prominently displayed in the capital of Skopje, and also in the peaceful, ancient city of Ohrid. It is unclear how many of these billboards dot the Macedonian landscape.

and the second:

The story continues to unfold — or unravel, depending on which side of full disclosure the parties involved stand — at a frantic pace.

The revelation about this gross misappropriation of U.S. taxpayer money has motivated both the House and the Senate to review diplomatic budgets and hunt down additional inappropriate “projects.” The Macedonian press is relentlessly covering the story, and the taxpayer watchdog group Americans for Tax Reform even awarded Lawrence Butler, the U.S. ambassador to Macedonia, its “Enemy of the Taxpayer” award.

U.S. grants totaling $50,000 were given to three NGOs in Macedonia, Croatia, and the Kyrgyz republic for projects clearly described as advocating a gay lifestyle in their grant requests and in the State Department’s approval documents.

These grants were given under the Democracy Commission, a program providing low-level funding to indigenous NGOs for community-based projects supporting the transition to free-market economies and democratic policies. This small grant program, instituted in 1994 by the Clinton administration, is available in 27 countries. Individual grants cannot exceed $24,000. Last year, total funding in Central and Eastern Europe under this program was $4.5 million, with $275,000 provided to Macedonian organizations, including CCHR and a radio station promoting American jazz music.

And just think, at one time Sen. Joe McCarthy only had State Department Communists to worry about! Wonder what the result will be when State gets around to promoting homosexuality in foreign schools the way we do here in the U.S.:

City Journal
Spring 2003
Queering the Schools
by Marjorie King

At a high school in prosperous Newton, Massachusetts, it’s “To B GLAD Day”—or, less delicately, Transgender, Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian Awareness Day. An advocacy session for students and teachers features three self-styled transgendered individuals—a member of the senior class and two recent graduates. One of the transgenders, born female, announces that “he” had been taking hormones for 16 months. “Right now I am a 14-year-old boy going through puberty and a 55-year-old woman going through menopause,” she complains. “I am probably the moodiest person in the world.” A second panelist declares herself an “androgyne in between both genders of society.” She adds, “Gender is just a bunch of stereotypes from society, but I am completely personal, and my gender is fluid.”

Only in liberal Massachusetts could a public school endorse such an event for teens, you might think. But you would be wrong. For the last decade or so, largely working beneath public or parental notice, a well-organized movement has sought to revolutionize the curricula and culture of the nation’s public schools. Its aim: to stamp out “hegemonic heterosexuality”—the traditional view that heterosexuality is the norm—in favor of a new ethos that does not just tolerate homosexuality but instead actively endorses experimenting with it, as well as with a polymorphous range of bisexuality, transgenderism, and transsexuality. The educational establishment has enthusiastically signed on. What this portends for the future of the public schools and the psychic health of the nation’s children is deeply worrisome.

This movement to “queer” the public schools, as activists put it, originated with a shift in the elite understanding of homosexuality. During the eighties, when gay activism first became a major cultural force, homosexual leaders launched a campaign that mirrored the civil rights movement. To claim their rights, homosexuals argued (without scientific evidence) that their orientation was a genetic inheritance, like race, and thus deserved the same kind of civil protections the nation had guaranteed to blacks. An inborn, unchangeable fact, after all, could not be subject to moral disapproval. There ensued a successful effort to normalize homosexuality throughout the culture, including a strong push for homosexual marriage, gays in the military, and other signs of civic equality.

Cont’d. . .

or more recently:

Washington Times
Friday, October 16, 2009
EDITORIAL: Queering our schools

Fifty-three Republican congressmen yesterday demanded that President Obama fire his embattled “safe schools czar,” Kevin Jennings. Mr. Jennings’ bizarre sexual agenda for American grade schools is one reason the president should dump this dangerous radical.

Mr. Jennings wrote the foreword to a 1998 book titled, “Queering Elementary Education.” The book he endorsed was a collection of essays by different authors who supported teaching young children about homosexuality. Mr. Jennings’ foreword explains why he thinks it is important to start educating children about homosexuality as early as activist-educators can get away with doing so. “Ask any elementary-school teachers you know and – if they’re honest – they’ll tell you they start hearing [anti-homosexual prejudice] as soon as kindergarten.” And “As one third-grader put it plainly when asked by her teacher what ‘gay’ meant: ‘I don’t know. It’s just a bad thing.’ “

As another author in the book notes: “Any grade is ‘old’ enough [for the proper education] because even five-year-olds are calling each other ‘gay’ and ‘faggot.’ ” Other writers claim there apparently is no problem getting into these discussions because, “The belief that children are not sexual beings is not substantiated by research.”

The authors of “Queering Elementary Education” don’t seem to be bothered by the dearth of evidence to justify their position in favor of teaching children about homosexual relationships. Because they do not provide the names of teachers who told various anecdotes included in the book, there’s no way to check how many of the stories are secondhand exaggerations or even pure fiction.

Cont’d. . .

Of course, our progressive President fully supports these efforts. After all, didn’t he issue a proclamation declaring June, 2010 “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month”? So, it should be no surprise that this sort of thing is now built into our “foreign policy” — if you can call it that.

And you wonder why we’re not unconditionally loved the world over? It’s not all Israel.

Ciao,
Dennis

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