Thursday, October 05, 2006

Does GOP stand for Gay Old Pedophiles?

Vox Day:

The cringe factor is back in American politics. It suddenly doesn't seem all that long ago we were wincing over the significance of a stained blue dress; now, one finds oneself looking back on Mr. Clinton's proclivity for porcine young women with a certain nostalgia. Hummers, interns, cigars and ''I did not have sex with that woman'' suddenly seem almost respectable, even statesmanlike, compared with underage pages, Internet chats and ''do I make you a little horny?''

Republicans may find the concept of the big tent as well as its implications for electoral success to be appealing, but few conservatives previously understood that the party elders envisioned a tent so big it encompassed fifty-year-old ephebophiles. Mark Foley isn't a fringe figure on the perimeter of the party; at the time of his resignation last week, he was a six-term congressman from Florida expected to easily win election to a seventh term in office.

But despite the lingering aftershocks from a media quake that will continue to reverberate for some time from a scandal that is at least a 4.0 on the Rupert scale, Mark Foley is not the central issue here. Foley is merely the latest symptom in a disease that has been evident for quite some time now in a Republican Party that values power over principle and the perquisites of politicians over the God-given rights of the American people.

The elections of George W. Bush and Arnold Schwarzenegger were also symptoms of this disease. They were significant primarily due to the way long-held conservative principles and candidates were cast aside, even derided, by the national Republican establishment in pursuit of pragmatism. The conservative commentariat hailed this newfound electoral realism and defended it as a necessary evil, unfortunate, perhaps, but justified by the moral imperative to keep the irresponsible perverts in the Democratic Party out of power.

But evil is evil, regardless of how necessary one deems it to be, and the result of this unprincipled pragmatism was not only unsurprising, but eminently foreseeable, as evidenced by a column I wrote during the California recall election entitled Satanic Schwarzeneggerians.

What is particularly contemptible about the Foley case is the way in which House Speaker Dennis Hastert, House Majority Leader John Boehner, John Shimkus of the Page Board and other Republicans, including the boy's own parents, all knew about Foley's attempted homosexual predation and in the interests of the party chose to keep it in the closet rather than confronting and disciplining the former congressman. Hastert and Boehner didn't even ask Foley to quietly step down from his position as head of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children, which would at least have removed a portion of ironic sting from the scandal.

Although in truth, Foley's leadership of that particular caucus is rather less ironic than it appears, given the way in which other gay pedophiles gravitate toward positions as school teachers, scoutmasters, sports coaches and other occupations that offer close contact with their favored prey. I haven't checked the Congressional Record, but is there any doubt as to which way Rep. Foley voted on the issue of subjecting public school children to strip searches by the school authorities?

No doubt the congressman will want to look into the possibility of teaching civics at his local high school. After six terms in Washington, he surely has a lot to offer the youth of America.

Now, none of this is to say the other half of the bi-factional ruling coalition is any better. Democrats may not be as hypocritical as Republicans, but then, it's rather difficult to fall short of a nonexistent standard. If Foley were a Democrat, he'd still be in Congress and the NEA would be giving him an award for his efforts to interest students in political science.

Nevertheless, it is long past time for conservatives to begin judging the Republican Party for its deeds and not its promises. The current collection of unprincipled reprobates are incapable of governing themselves, still less a sovereign nation of 300 million individuals. There is no lesser evil and following the Republican Party over the cliff will prove no less fatal than if it were the more openly appalling Democrats at the wheel.

Any genuine conservative would have to be blind, deaf and cognitively challenged to continue to support the Republican Party. The Foley scandal is simply one more proof that the Gay Old Pedophiles cannot be reformed, they can only be abandoned.

So, the GOP shouldn't have let Mark Foley be a Congressman, but the Boy Scouts should have let him be a scoutmaster?

Jonah Goldberg: Foley Flap Highlights Dems' Hypocrisy


Democrat hypocrisy and politically motivated timing don't excuse Republican scandal

The Left's Pedophile Problem

Gay Old Pedophiles

Report: Pedophilia more common among 'gays'

Activist ready to out 'gay' GOP senator

Who knew Mark Foley was a closeted Democrat?

Paging Mr. Hastert

A final word on Foley's folly

Sexual Confusion On Capitol Hill

Barney Frank: Foley Scandal Makes GOP Tougher for Gays


At 11:58 AM, Blogger Seven Star Hand said...

Hello Bob and all,

Good article! Keep up the good works!

Christian Political Leadership, Hypocrisy, Duplicity, and Purposeful Evil

The current scandal involving Congressman Foley is merely the latest in an amazingly long list of blatant deception and duplicity by Republicans and the Christian Right in recent years. While bedeviling us all with their holier-than-thou pretenses, they consistently support and/or perform blatant greed and abominable evil. Never forget the extent of their arrogance over the last two decades and especially the last 6 years. It is beyond amazing that Christians continue to blindly support such obviously blatant scoundrels, even as they are repeatedly exposed going against the most basic of human values. The level of hypocrisy and duplicity boggles the mind. There is no longer any doubt, whatsoever, that Christianity is little more than a purposeful deception used by political and religious leaders to dupe, manipulate, and coerce entire populations into giving them wealth and power, which they always use for greed, injustice, and abominable evils.

The actions of Foley and those who covered up for him directly parallel the actions of scores of priests that have raped innocent children, preyed upon others for centuries, and had their actions hidden and abetted by the Vatican. Now, in eerie repetition of Vatican history, we have a power hungry Christian Emperor (GW) working closely with the Vatican and Judeo-Christian aristocrats to lead crusades in the so-called Holy Land. Furthermore, to leave little doubt about the reality of this assessment, the USA, as the new Holy Roman Empire, is about to legalize the torture it has perpetrated in recent years while steadily reversing many of the democratic and civil freedoms that people gained when the Vatican and royalty lost control of their European empire at the turn of the nineteenth century. Now we see them following the same old path of evil as they strive to cement the status of the USA as the latest proxy Vatican empire. Make no mistake about it, the new dark ages are looming on the horizon unless we do something proactive to prevent it.

Remember that those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it!

These scum and their ilk have consistently proven that gaining and maintaining power, at any cost, is much more important to them than anything they publicly pronounce. They have so little true concern for the well-being of others that they will say or do anything to take advantage of millions upon millions just to line their own grubby pockets and maintain power. This proves, to anyone with eyes to see, that they couldn't care less about everyone else as long as they get their hands on wealth and power, even if it means pretending to serve the Creator. It is long past time that people stand up for truth and justice and give these scoundrels their due.

This is a direct challenge to Christians to open your eyes and finally understand that you have been duped about the true purpose and nature of Christianity and the deceptive leaders you have blindly followed. How much evil must be done in your names before it finally dawns on you that you have been fooled by the very scoundrels you thought you were and/or would be opposing?

Remember the saying that "the truth will set you (and others) free?" How does "opening one's eyes to the truth" relate to "making the blind see again" or "shining the light" or "illuminating a subject?" Notice the inherent symbolism associated with this supposed New Testament "miracle?"

I know that many have chosen to write me off as some sort of a quack over the last three years. Now that this country and world have sunk to new lows and many of the things I've warned about have occurred, perhaps fewer will be so quick to scoff at things they don't understand. Neither religious followers nor secularists have been 100% correct and most have been dead wrong about much. Perhaps now more will seek true wisdom and cooperate for the good of all before the Bush-Cheney-Vatican cabal revives the dark ages and puts you all in theological torture camps.

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good [people] do nothing."

We are all trapped in a web of deception woven with money, religion, and politics. The great evils that bedevil us all will never cease until humanity finally awakens, shakes off these strong delusions, and forges a new path to the future.

Here is Wisdom !!


At 1:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Er, yes. Well. I don't agree with calling Foley a pedophile. Have you actually read the email exchange between him and the teenager? Foley is so over the top inappropriate, right from the beginning, and instead of telling him to fuck off, logging off and reporting it, the guy chats away about what position he likes to masturbate in, etc. At one point, he breaks off the email exchange to talk to his mother, who is calling to him from downstairs. Wouldn't that have been the time to call Mummy to have a look and give the perve a good scare? But he treats the interuption, and her, as an annoyance.

I'm not saying that Foley isn't a greaseball. He is so lacking in fundamental common sense that he could reasonably be considered somehat unhinged. He may simply be incredibly arrogant, or he may have that weird, self -destructive personality. None of the above is good, but there is a real black and white attitude in America, in that 16 (or 17 or 18) year olds are treated as if they were 7 or 8. Perhaps it's a function of the longer lives people now have, but there is an infantilization of young people that is taken to a ridiculous degree here.

At 11:14 AM, Blogger Adam Lawson said...

Mark Foley's Oprah Defense

At 12:49 PM, Blogger Adam Lawson said...

Prophetic words


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