Only a small part of me understands the desire to be left-winged within the gay community. I suppose it has to do with the internal, mad desire of people to have a simplistic, dualistic view of the world. Gays see the errors of the right in terms of social conservatism and their desire to return the world to the 1950s. This, with a simplistic view of the world, causes gays to move to the left.
Certainly gay people should have no need to love social conservatives, but the good news is they’ve lost. The social conservatives who beat off to the idealised world of Leave it to Beaver have been soundly defeated.
There is no need to be on the left. They are not your friend. In fact, I consider gays to be natural libertarians, or so I think they should be. Gays tend to be wealthier than their straight friends, so it would seem in their best interest to encourage lower taxes and freer markets where they have the entrepreneurial freedom to improve their lives. This, combined with gays’ natural social liberality, should lead to more being libertarians, not “progressives” or regressives as they should be called.
The left has largely been taken over by the regressives and the third-wave feminists. They are no friends to gays, especially not gay men. In fact, feminists don’t care at all about gay men simply because they are men. Feminist sexism should make gay men and feminists natural enemies, not allies.
Further, there is the infantilisation of gay people by regressives, people who think we need protection from bad words or dangerous ideas. Prior to very recently, it was said by the regressive left that gays were oppressed by the evil cisgender white heteronormative capitalist patriarchy, the main conspiracy theory of the regressive left. Now that gays have the right to marry (at least in some Western countries), many feminists now say that gays are not oppressed, and they now claim that gay men are, like their straight male counterparts, the oppressors of women.
The infantilisation and coddling of young people on college campuses has produced a generation of pussies who are afraid of their own shadows. Culture is on the decline because of this. Gays and straights alike are being brainwashed by the regressive insanity to hate the same Western values that give them the freedom to be gay in the first place. In most other places, gays are arrested, executed, or murdered with impunity. Only in Western countries are gays free to be gay. Only in Western countries, at least some of them, are they granted the right to marry where two people who love each other can legally dedicate their lives to each other.
This is combined with the cultural relativism of the regressive left. They erroneously believe that all cultures are equal, an idea that might as well have originated with the Mad Hatter. Are we really supposed to believe that an Islamic culture that treats women as chattel and criminalises (and sometimes executes) gay people is equal to the liberal values of the West? The claim is absurd on its face and patently insulting.
This cultural relativism likewise prohibits even the debate of restricting Muslim immigration into the West, even from Salafi countries. It doesn’t matter to these people that Islam is the mother-load of bad ideas, with Salafi Islam being the cream of the crop of crazy. These are the people who formed Al-Qaeda and ISIS. These are people who commit murder and believe that homosexuality should be a crime. This is not a minority of Muslims. More than half of British Muslims believe that homosexuality should be illegal.
In addition, even after the Orlando shooting, the left prefer to blame guns and gun owners rather that Islam. Even Obama refused, as he always has, to even say the words “radical Islam.” He would rather cower to the ideology of a mass murderer than speak the truth.
They would rather disarm people and erroneously strip people of their Fifth Amendment right to due process by preventing people on the no-fly list from buying guns, a policy opposed by the American Civil Liberties Union and rightly so. They would rather enact gun control legislation and make it harder for gay people to defend themselves. If they had their way, European-style gun control would be the national model, disarming straights and gays alike. Let me make this clear: armed gays don’t get bashed. Destroying the Second Amendment is a direct assault on the ability of gay people to defend themselves from bigots who mean to do them harm. If anyone should support the Second Amendment, it should be gay people.
The era of social conservatism is over. They lost, and the gays won. There is no need to remain on the left when the left has been taken over by lunatics who wish to disarm you, who would rather coddle and insult you, who would rather spread the myth that all cultures are equal, and who refuse to enact policies that actually help gays.