Last week, “Queer Nation” protesters disrupted a concert by conductor Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra at Carnegie Hall; read about the brouhaha on Norman Lebrecht’s Slipped Disc. Such reminds me of Jay Nordlinger’s pining for art free from political intrusion in “My Kingdom for a Safe Zone.” Radicals, however, have no manners, and they do not respect the sacred, the beautiful, or their neighbor. For them, art, like all things, is subservient to “the cause.” Which cause changes upon the season and the appetite, naturally, but what is important is the cause du jour. For many homosexualists, the current rally is to attack the Russians for their having rejected the Left’s next stage of the sexual revolution. Hence, “Queer Nation” malcontents annoy concert goers in Manhattan. For another slice of rancid fruitcake, read “LGBTs protest pro-Putin Russian church” in The Bay Area Reporter. “Activists” attempted to harass Russian Orthodox folks at church in San Francisco. You may also read the Western American Diocese’s briefing on the episode. There are many other examples, including efforts in Cincinnati to get Procter and Gamble to remove their sponsorship of the American Olympic team because the Winter Games will be held in Sochi. So what if those athletes have dedicated their lives in preparation for that Olympic moment! Who cares that they financially depend on corporate assistance? All that matters is the cause! Fortunately, P&G has refused to comply, though the company could not bloviate enough about its enthusiastic support of the homosexualist agenda.
What really angers me about these folks isn’t their beliefs. I think that they are wrong, but most people are wrong about most things. That is the way of the human herd, pretty much everywhere and in every age. Rather, it is that they are bullies. Every self righteous leftist “activist” is an obnoxious thug who likes to push people around using the corrupted institutions of our irrational, emotionally driven, feminized society as their instruments. They are despicable. The Russkies are wise to stomp them into the ground. Unfortunately, discreet and peaceful homosexuals in Russia and elsewhere are the collateral damage of such efforts to remake society according to the latest whim of leftist madness . . . but when have revolutionaries ever worried about the human costs of their schemes? If one wants to make an omelette . . .