“For my own part, as long as he hasn’t broken the law I don’t care what Hughes or any other politician gets up to in the privacy of their own lives. Couldn’t be less interested. That’s their business–or should be.”
“I was unaware until now that Darren is gay, not that it makes a difference to his performance as an MP.”
Two cringeworthy comments from the blogosphere. Then we have David Farrar’s likewise cringing obeisance where he would not even allow comments on his post, and then deleted some he considered “inappropriate” from his General Debate Section. In some cases it may have been because of legal concerns. In others it was clearly defined by Mr. Farrar’s strangely obsessive fear of offending the homosexual/ Progressive political power bloc.
I don’t know where this idea came from that MP’s are to have a line drawn between their private life and their public life. MPs…?? MPs are political creatures and sexual orientation these days, like it or not, is intertwined with politics. Its not the same as truck driving for example. One could easily say that a truck driver, homosexual or straight, might be as good a truck driver in either case.
Politics is not truck driving. Politicians represent people. They enact legislation on a myriad of issues all tinged with social outcomes that I am, in a democracy, entitled to a choice on. Being a heterosexual white male, I have every right to select as my representative a politician sharing those basic characteristics.
Social liberals are at pains to profess their lack of concern with sexual orientation however they simultaneously allow certain sectors of society a preference based on other characteristics. While my preference for a white heterosexual male is subject to scorn, a Maori is of course encouraged to choose their MP based on race. Social liberals will encourage a Muslim to choose based on religion. A woman is permitted to base her choice on sex. The same liberals swoon over feminist politicians.
Why then do liberals try to enforce an unwritten social law on identifying the sexual orientation of MPs and deny any right to make a voting choice based on that orientation ? When everything else is apparently fair game? I’ll tell you. Because they’re lame brainwashed Progressives who have drunk heartily from the cultural Marxist kool-ade bottle.
Then there’s the secrecy surrounding it all, and its sad to see blogs falling in to line on yet another tyrannical decree of the cultural Marxists. Because Darren Hughes is a Progressive homosexual, this apparently means we must all walk on eggshells in discussing any perceived or suspected offence. No doubt about it, he is being given special treatment. I suggest its not only because he’s homosexual, its also because he’s a leftist homosexual.
Where was the restraint in respect of Irish MP Iris Robinson, 60 years old and her affair with a 19 year old? What about Mark Foley? What about Larry Craig? Liberals claim they want to separate a person’s job from their sex life but when Rush Limbaugh is found to be using Viagra they’re sneering and smirking all over the liberal media.
The stuff coming from these liberal blogs is just cant and humbug, cringeworthy and hypocritical. Its symptomatic of brainwashing and the damage to clear thinking that years of cultural Marxism have brought to this country. If the cab driver taking me to the airport is queer, I don’t even want to know. If my MP is homosexual, I do want to know and I have the right to know and if I want to ask about it I should be able to without a torrent of criticism from a legion of sniveling politically correct control freak cultural Marxists.