Saturday, June 18, 2011

Rainbow Repression

I'm going to assume that by now you heard about the Arab-lesbian-blogger hoax. (If not, google it.)  Mark Steyn has a good piece (doesn't he always?) about how the entire episode is demonstrative of  Western liberal gullibility over such things.  The Left wants, the Left needs, and desperately so, to believe in an otherwise repressed rainbow world.  So, when they hear of something like this, without pause, they jump.  And not just to conclusions, also to accusations, to demands, etc..

Steyn's probably right, but I think another interpretation is possible.

I've mentioned before that one of my all-time favorite Rush Limbaugh routines was when he used to claim he was a "male lesbian""  That is, he was a woman trapped in a man's body who prefers  women to men.  You have to stop and think about it for a moment, but once you grasp it....  I think something like this just might be applicable to the current case and make the hoax not a hoax after all.

As it happens, the "real" blogger is some fellow from Georgia named MacMaster.  In his on-line explanation for what he had done he wrote: “While the narrative voice may have been fictional, the facts on this blog are true and not misleading as to the situation on the ground.”  

You see, perhaps the blogger is in fact a lesbian.  That is, he's a "male lesbian", a woman trapped in a man's body who prefers women.  And if his sexuality can be repressed, then why not his ethnicity as well?  He's not a Westerner at all, he's a repressed Arab.  And if both of these are so, then the blog was true and the Left need not be embarrassed.  (They probably weren't anyway.  I think it's impossible to embarrass them.)

"This is silly Sage," you protest.

Well, no less an authority than the US Supreme Court has ruled that, "At the heart of liberty is the right to define one's own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life."

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