The Tao of Politics

One of my main concerns is: how can I make a difference? There are thousands of political blogs out there. It’s easy to get lost in that ocean. So I may blog about politics on occasion, or I may blog about health issues, depending on where my interests lead me, and where I feel I can contribute something of significance.

Saturday, December 24, 2005

An Embarrassment
USA Today is saying that Brokeback Mountain is the leading contender for the Oscar this year. The Democratic Party doesn’t need a film like this to even be made, much less for it to receive months of publicity right at an election time. Hollywood, by releasing this film, is giving the Right the ammunition they need to mobilize their votes by going to the public and saying, “Look at what the Left is doing to our country.” I think it’s potentially embarrassing.

I’ll grant you that Brokeback Mountain may be a sensitive film, and well-done, but tell that to the likes of Jesse Helms and his followers. They’re just going to use something like this to further their own political agendas. Of course they’re going to use things like this anyway, but why give them this kind of ammunition?

Perhaps I should be more sensitive to the plight of gays, more politically correct? I’m sorry, but the future of the gay movement is not one of my major concerns. The future of politics in this country is, and I don’t want anything to mess up this next election. We might have a real chance to take back some power in Congress. We don’t need any distractions.

I, for one, wish the sensitive gay film Brokeback Mountain had stayed in the closet. Not only do gays harm their own cause, at least politically, by flaunting their sexuality in a heterosexual country, but they might even be contributing to electing more Republicans. Gee, thanks.

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