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Republican Obsessions: God, Guns & Gays…Kinda Makes You Wonder

Xposted from mydesert.com, the online edition of The Desert Sun

My, my, my.  To hear the recent rightwing debate on CNN, you would think that God, Guns, and Gays were the most pressing issues facing the United States of America.  No, not Iraq, not the faltering economy, not the banking industry, not Iran, not the failing regime in Pakistan, not AIDS and low quality healthcare, not the despoiled environment, not the under-funded schools.  No, it’s the godless liberals, the ones threatening to disarm NRA-loving Americans and to inculcate America with the ‘Gay Agenda.’

You have to wonder why the ongoing obsessions in the theofascist Repugnant party.  Traditionally, groups create external enemies in order to unify the group in question.  Gays are examples of the ongoing attempts of the Repugnant Party to create external villains in order to coalesce the followers of their cult (remember their previous focus on the insidious Soviet Union, then Russia, then Iraq, then North Korea, then Iran, etc?).  Of course you also have to wonder in the case of the right wing party about their seemingly constant obsession with gays.  Freud would have a field day.  Repressed sexuality.  Displaced anxiety.  Denial.  Unresolved sexual conflicts.  

This we see when any right wing ideologue is revealed to have been a closeted self-loathing homophobic gay himself/herself.  Reference the former-Rev. Ted Haggard, former-Rep. Mark Foley (R-FL), former-Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-AZ), Rep. David Dreier (R-CA), Sen. Larry Craig (R-ID), former-mayor of Spokane Jim West (R), former-State Senator and cross-dresser, Richard Curtis (R-WA), Gov. Charlie Crist (R-FL), Ken Mehlman (former RNC chairman), Jeff Gannon (formerly of the Washington Press Corps and credentialed by Whitehouse Press Secretary), Sen. Trent Lott (R-MS), Ralph Reed (founder of the so-called Christian Coalition), and so many more. (refer to www.blogactive.com).

Then, of course in an altogether different category, you have the Green Bay, WI/Brown County Republican Chairman Donald Fleischman who opted for pedophilia as an expression of his repressed sexual urges.  While the right wing might characteriz Fleischman’s crime as ‘gay,’ we know that this is an abuse of power rather than an expression of sexuality.  In this category, I would also include the pedophilia-prone clergy and priests who commit rightwing principles.

And of course, guns have always been a symbol of the phallus.  Makes one wonder though about the relationship in the theofascist mind of God, guns, and gays.  JMHO.