Let’s leave aside whether State Dept. cash can actually buy gay rights in places like our close allies Uganda, which may soon punish homosexuality with death. I’d like to focus on the sheer hypocrisy of the United States government, responsible for the deaths and maiming and displacement and impoverishment of millions the world over, proclaiming its devotion to the rights of foreign gay people.
As homosexuality and alternative gender identity has become more accepted in the mainstream culture, our otherwise rights-violating, death-delivering government has sought to coopt this acceptance, to roll it into its plan to garrison and subjugate the earth’s peoples. We saw this with the recent revolting to-do about the repeal of DADT, which openly inducted gays into the murder empire. Professional gay activists cheered that now some theoretical American homosexuals can participate in the next irradiation of Fallujah or — hopefully! — napalming of Vietnam? We can only dream. America’s hideous crimes are “pinkwashed” because it doesn’t do to gays for being themselves what it does to Muslims.
The subject of pinkwashing was recently broached in, of all places, the New York Times, in which queer activist Sarah Schulman called out Israel’s own cynical exploitation of homosexuals — look, we allow them to film pornography on Palestinian ruins! — to paper over its other far more numerous and horrifying and sustained crimes against the Palestinians, straight and gay.
Back home, President Obama “ordered U.S. agencies to protect vulnerable gay and lesbian refugees and asylum seekers,” reports AP. We do have a military to staff! Already the Gay, Inc. types are gushing praise upon the Peace Laureate for this empty promise which he will never have to back up with signs of progress of any kind. That’s what it means to be a Democrat.
Rejoice, benighted foreign homos. Hillary Clinton wants to spend cash money on your rights to same-sex screw! Of course gay Pakistani civilians will still be in danger of being summarily evaporated by drones for the crime of being in our fucking way. So have that hot gay sex now before some nerd in Nevada makes you his own happy ending.