Note by Gordon Duff, Senior Editor
I remember about two years ago, driving to Ann Arbor to see VT Writer Gilad Atzmon who was speaking there. I am an old-line Democrat, trade union, grew up in Detroit, worked for Adlai Stevenson, Bobby Kennedy, etc…
Professionally, I am GOP as nobody on earth can talk to a Democrat much less do they listen.
The Atzmon thing, I had my daughter with me, she is U of M, degreed in useless and obscure. After 5 minutes we knew we had been trapped in a Fellini film.
Atzmon is always OK but as with Kevin, they are both too patient with the lunatic fringe that buys their books.
These were some crazy fucks, delusional, self-absorbed. I hate it when I want to smack the living shit out of a room of people and, somehow, know that it would be wrong.
Self-control is overrated.
As for the gay community, my familiarity goes back to the early 70s, longtime relationship with one or more supposed lesbian girlfriends who could read a map and fix your car.
But as a Vietnam Vet, I understood oppressed and broken people very well; a term that one might broadly place on those who stood against the grain as to sexual preference independence.
As a Marine, always weekends in Los Angeles, I got to know the local drag queen community.
These were good people, loyal, decent and funny. They were also abused and exploited and I was a handy house guest who also had the delightful ability to beat the fuck out of people.
Yes..just like the movie, in fact, exactly like the movie.
Where are these folks now? My suggestion, long-dead as is so often the fate of the vulnerable.
Today I only see things through kids, who are getting older and grandchildren and there I see exactly what the video puts out.
The gender crap is just as advertised, a way for narcissists and time-wasters to express themselves at the cost of others.
In the 70s, East Lansing and Ann Arbor, it was ex-cons, Charlie Manson types, who became high profile hippie/drug dealing human trafficker types.
You could check out of Jackson Prison for child rape and a day later be living in Lansing with “followers” of jailhouse bullshit.
To that extent…nothing new here…move along…