Bad News for the “homosexual rights” movement — Psychology and Morality

Tammy Bruce has some harsh words for the leadership of the “gay rights” movement and for those who seek to “indoctrinate decent, thoughtful people into accepting that the standards by which they were raised are wrong.” Her words are made all the more important because she describes herself as pro-choice, a feminist, and a lesbian who was at one point a part of the left’s political leadership.

Why would someone choose not to keep his or her sex life private but instead engage in the effort to undermine traditional morality? Read Tammy Bruce’s version of this question and the beginning of her answer from her book “The Death of Right and Wrong”:

“From where does this madness spring? Why this compulsion to change our society’s culture to mirror the Left Elite’s own worldview? This pattern of the Left Elite’s projecting their issues onto society isn’t as odd as you may think. It makes perfect sense, according to the most respected psychoanalysts of our age. Childhood trauma, stress disorders, and the resulting malignant narcissism all play a part in the Left’s victim mentality and in their effort, mostly subconscious, to shape our world to mirror their own damaged psyches.”

If I were to have written that paragraph it would be decried as outrageous hate speech. It’s really bad news for the “homosexual rights” movement that those words were written by a homosexual woman who understands that cultural standards exist for a reason and that our private lives are best kept private.

In the book Ms. Bruce explains that her own childhood trauma made her “a perfect candidate for leadership in the Left Elite.” She then disqualified herself by seeking psychological help. Getting to recovery is critical, she writes, so you can “…face your issues, deal with them, get the help you need, and rejoin life.”

When you do that, she says, you act “as a survivor and as your ordinary self” focused on individual change rather than social change. Avoiding recovery leads to a sinister development: “The subconscious transference of the injured person’s trauma onto society.” (Italics are hers, see page 29.)

A person’s state of mind impels their behavior, and in the view of Ms. Bruce, this lack of recovery from trauma is the motivating factor behind those who seek to undermine traditional moral standards. The promotion and public display of the myriad “sexual orientations” is an obvious tactic of those with this radical social agenda.

One of the most important tools of the “Left Elite” (as Bruce calls them) is the constant use of “special-interest group rhetoric.”

“The Left has had to restrict individual freedom of thought and deed in order to destroy the concept of judgment and undermine notions of right and wrong that have been held nearly universally for millennia.”

To an extent it’s working. For example, Big Media and Big Business are easily misled. Opinion leaders like those on newspaper editorial boards and in corporate boardrooms still don’t even know what’s going on. If they had read Ms. Bruce’s book they’d know this:

“The effort, using the mass media primarily, was and is to brainwash the public into believing that certain sexual practices are merely ‘alternative lifestyles.’”

A year ago the Chicago Tribune editorial board embarrassed itself by criticizing those who protested against a couple of corporations that sponsored the upcoming “Gay Games.” The Trib called the protesters “out of touch” and “intolerant.” We were all then supposed to feel the sting of rebuke and repent of our ways.

The Trib is free to embrace the radical social agenda of the Left – but let’s just be clear that that’s what they’re doing. Outside of the Tribune Tower the vast majority of psychologically healthy Americans prefer not to “jump in the pool and swim [their] heart out” with the homosexuals as the Tribune invited in their editorial.

A mature society will see things for what they are – and the “Gay Games” are all about promoting the agenda of one side in this moral struggle. Whether or not the Tribune or certain business people understand, this is a debate about what’s good for society and what isn’t.

The human experience involves many strong inner drives and seemingly innate preferences. Judging whether it’s wise to act on certain desires isn’t bigotry – it’s a common sense determination based on morality.

To use the Trib’s moral logic, if a person can be born homosexual, then a person can be born genetically incapable of keeping a marriage vow. This means we should remove the stigma. Anyone for starting the “Philanderer Games”? By all means, let’s not judge anyone’s behavior – let’s jump in the pool with them.

All we need is a few corporate sponsors. Who has the number to Kraft Foods?

©2006 John Francis Biver