… but that post didn’t work out, so I’m writing about homosexuals instead.
It seems an athlete named Steward Butler has been accused of attacking two men who were kissing each other. Butler is being charged with a hate-crime.
This got me thinking. We sometimes read about attacks on homosexuals, by heterosexuals, but rarely do we read about instances where homosexuals attack heterosexuals – and I’m beginning to appreciate why people use the terms “gay” and “straight”; “homosexual” and “heterosexual” are long words, and they’re cumbersome. So “gay” and “straight” it will be!
For the record, I’m very much straight – but I sometimes wish I were gay; life would be so much easier. Companionship would come easy. For most of my adult life, until I started getting visibly old, gay men have found me very attractive. This attraction sometimes manifested itself in weird and scary ways.
I was once attacked by a gay kid, who was a bit older than me, in school. I didn’t understand his motivations at the time, and there was no nudity or obvious molestation. But thinking back, it’s now obvious what was driving him.
Then there was the time, in my earlier childhood, when a couple of gay neighbor kids tried to get myself, and my brothers, naked for them. If anything is “creepy,” that was it.
I almost hit a guy on a beach in Israel, when he ogled me, and stalked me, a bit too aggressively. He actually followed me around in the water, staring at me with those wide, sickening, eyes. Disgusting.
A few years ago, I was showering at a gym (in one of those private stalls that have textured glass dividing it from the other stalls), when the guy in the neighboring stall, stuck his face right up against the glass, at a “strategic height,” and wouldn’t take his eyes off me as I showered. Then one of his friends actually opened the door to my stall and entered it with me still in it! I was out of there in a flash. I complained to management, but there was nothing they could do about it.
A lot of guys, had they had the same experiences I did, would definitely have violent impulses toward gays. It makes me wonder how many perpetrators of anti-gay attacks, instead of being “closet gays,” as the Left would have us believe, are actually experiencing some sort of post traumatic stress syndrome, whereby gay activity reminds them of abuses they had suffered (from gays) in the past.
Why don’t we read about such attacks in the press? I’m sure that part of it is media bias in favor of gays. But another factor may be the hesitation most straight men have about telling others how they were victimized by gays. It’s a humiliating experience, and it’s hard to talk about. Perhaps even harder to write about it on a blog for all the world to see.
So here’s my message to the Press: Don’t be so quick to use the term “homophobic.” A “phobia” is an unreasonable fear, and there’s nothing unreasonable about not wanting to be a target of gay aggressiveness.