Monday, April 26, 2010

The Vengeful Closet

Three little pigs

"Was there news? If so, we didn't watch it. I don't remember Truman, or Eisenhower later, but maybe they hadn't perfected the White House hookup yet, the uranium shrine of Oval Office doubletalk. Besides, all the news that would define me twenty years later went unreported. The two sick queens who hunted us down when I was too young to know - Roy Cohn and J. Edgar Hoover - were given free rein by the Red Scare delirium; they flushed out queers and wrecked lives to throw the scent off their own ravening desire. Cardinal Spellman being the third member of the homo death squad, postwar division. Three little closeted mama's boys, ensuring that the Aryan dream of elimination would continue."
-Paul Monette, Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story

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瑜吟 said...
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Jabacue said...

Being a 60's child I remember the aftermath caused by these characters. Aren't we fortunate to be we are now! A ways to go, but at least in a positive direction.