Gay Men Glorify War and Nationalism

GLBTQs are adamant about “assimilating” into corporate sports. Why?
What is wrong with my fellow Queers today? I cannot relate to them. They’re attracted to anything that is considered “mainstream” and “straight”-related.

Hola a todos. I don’t understand this at all. What is wrong with my fellow GLBTQs? As they have become conservative — and disowned their “proudly radical and alternative” past — they have flipped out, as I’ve said many times before.

For some reason, the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus wanted to perform the US national anthem for a corporate Padres game recently on “Pride Night.” As you may know, some corporate sports teams now have these “Pride” nights to give the illusion that they suddenly love GLBTQ people (just because one of their players may have come out of the closet in some instances) and as a way of exploiting the GLBTQ community. That’s how I and others see it. In the name of “assimilating” and being as much like the “straights” as possible, the GLBTQ community seem to love to be exploited/used by corporations and corporate sports teams today for their dinero/money. They fall for the illusion that these corporation$ and corporate sport$ team$ now suddenly love gay people. They think nothing of paying outrageous ticket prices for these corporate games which makes even more dinero/money for the team’s wealthy corporate owners and their millionaire players. To begin with, why would Queers want to sing about the rocket’s red glare and bombs bursting in air and the flag still being there? The US national anthem glories war and nationalism. Are you not aware of that, fellow Queers? During the now-dead Gay Rights’ Movement days, Queers used to be for peace, not war. They had no interest in rah rah military, flags (other than the Rainbow Flag) or corporate sports.

Did you do a “180” on that too when you became conservatives and your “messiah” and warmonger Obama took office? For those who don’t know, Mr Nobel Peace Prize Obama admits that the U$ has 7 war$ going under his reign, and since he’s been in office Mr Nobel Peace Prize has bombed 14 different countries, and now he’s going to reopen the Vietnam “conflict.” Under Obama, peace = war. Very Orwellian. And GLBTQs continue to adore him because he’s done a few GLBTQ “window dressing” things to exploit the GLBTQ community and to buy them off for campaign donations. But they’re too thick and gullible to see through it. Apparently, they retired their keen bull shit detectors (which they had for decades) back to the closet when they became conservatives.

Here are the words — and hardly anyone knows all of the words — to the Stars Spangled Banner, the US national anthem:

“Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.

Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?”

“The land of the free and the home of the brave?” WTF? Talk about wishful-thinking. The home of the brave?….where most people are afraid of their own shadow because of this 24-Hour obsession with “Terror, Terror, Terror, Terror, Terror.” The land of the free?…with NSA surveillance, data-mining, protest zones, where one gets arrested for protesting peacefully, rampant police brutality of US citizens throughout The Cesspool/US, the USA Patriot Act and its draconian replacement and I could go on. (Readers can add other examples in the comments.) My point? The land of the free and home of the brave is bull shit. It’s fictional feel-good language not based in reality that only stupid people believe. The US national anthem is all about the US flag and celebrating ugly nationalism. Shouldn’t the national anthem be about the (now shredded) US Constitution? The Constitution is what’s important; it’s the law of the land. The flag is just a symbolic piece of cloth which today stands for nothing but bloodshed around el mundo/the world and The Empire’s own Global Terrorism, in “polite company” called rank US Imperialism.

Also, the US national anthem is a terrible piece of music from a musical perspective. Like most USans, I suspect the choristers of the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus didn’t know all the words until they began rehearsing for their performance. The notes are all over the scale. It’s a difficult piece to sing. The first six notes begin with a B Flat Major (broken) arpeggio.

By contrast, from a musical perspective the British national anthem is a much better piece of music (it’s in hymn style) and it does not glorify war. It just glorifies the Queen (“God Save Our Gracious Queen.”) I like the British national anthem, well, some arrangements of it. I do not like the US national anthem. There are a couple of lovely arrangements of “God Save The Queen” complete with a descant. The US national anthem has nothing equivalent and doesn’t even compare. It’s tacky, just like The Cesspool. There’s one arrangement of “God Save The Queen” by Sir David Willcocks with a glorious descant for Anglican cathedral trebles complete with the state trumpets and cathedral organ and multiple choirs. I would not sing either national anthem, it’s just that I prefer the British one.

When the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus (dressed in conservative all-black) began to sing the national anthem at this “Pride Night” game recently, a recording of a woman singing the anthem was played over the Gay Men’s Chorus instead. The Chorus could not be heard. Obviously, someone there did not like the fact that the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus was going to perform this war-glorifying anthem. (But we’ve been told that “gay is now mainstream and gay people can live anywhere”). There was no attempt to correct this problem. As the Chorus was escorted off the field, they were taunted/bullied by people in the stands with “you sing like a girl.” I was wondering: Did the Chorus get in for free or did they willingly pay some outrageous ticket price just to get in to sing at this game and because it was “Pride Night?” The San Diego Padres issued an apology but said (quote): an employee had been disciplined but the franchise found no “evidence of malicious intent.” (end quote). No evidence of malicious intent, eh? Yeah right. *roll eyes.* I think the Chorus is going to meet with the Padres for some damn reason later on. Why bother?! The Padres issued a statement about “their longstanding commitment to inclusion” and that they “deeply regret that a mistake on our part has called this into question.”

I do not understand why GLBTQs today are so adamant about “assimilating,” and being a part of and sticking their nose into macho/testosterone-filled corporate sports and the nationalism and propaganda associated with it. What is with this obsession that the gay community now has with corporate sports (as well as military and the US flag)? Are you really that desperate to be like the obnoxious breeding “straights?” WHY? Who appointed them god? Historically, are you not aware that (corporate) sports have been where Queers were and still are bullied — and this Chorus was bullied/taunted getting off the field by “fans” — by obnoxious “straight” jocks? And despite bull shit public relation stunts and shallow window-dressing to the contrary about how “inclusive” these corporate sports teams are, I can just imagine the many anti-gay conversations and anti-gay jokes that take place in these locker rooms and privately when these extremely overpaid millionaire players are among themselves. Is the conservative gay community today so damn gullible that you live under some illusion that these corporate sports team jocks all of a sudden love gay people? If that’s what you believe you’re fucking idiots (and I suspect most of you are Obamabots and now Hillarybots). You seem to live in denial that the institutional anti-gay mentality of corporate sports is like the institutional macho-military mentality. That mentality does not change easily, if at all. They just like to give the illusion that it’s changed. Why would the gay community want anything to do with that is beyond me and others. Absolutely Loco. And then you wonder why you’re bullied! (Sigh.) Are you that damn thick? Chau.—el barrio rosa

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5 comments on “Gay Men Glorify War and Nationalism

  1. FedUp!

    pink barrio has asked many times if there’s something in the water. There’s gotta be and it’s globally. Society has come unhinged. It’s collapsing. The latest examples being Trump tells us there is no drought in California and his followers wildly cheer him for that. I know it’s cool to be stupid in some quarters but really. There’s the SD Gay Men’s Chorus that wants to sing about war and bombs bursting. This is content you’d read in a book called “The Outrageous and Unbelievable, You Couldn’t Make This Stuff Up.”

  2. E in Sunnyvale

    I’m sure much can be (and has been) written about the attraction of “mainstream assimilation”. It’s basic human herd mentality: the need to be a part of something bigger, safety in numbers, etc… Plus, from our earliest years, we’re encouraged, sometimes forcibly, to be “team players” (sport-related terminology is deeply infused in our “culture”). American culture has come to glorify violence and war because this type of culture serves the interests of those in power. American sport (football especially) is a small scale version of violence and war; a blood sport where the generals are coaches and the soldiers are players.

    It seems that our culture is again folding inward along a narrow path of conformism, similar to the 1950s and other eras in our very short national history as The World’s Infant. In this type of culture, appearing different from mainstream is dangerous, so diversity disappears. No doubt younger GLBTQ people are feeling this pressure to assimilate rather than take the significant risk of being a free-thinking individual, and the millennial generation (at least from outward appearances) seems obsessed with conformity and status. In other words, the nail that sticks up gets hammered down.

    We’ve had our brief shining moments that give hope for a bright future for humanity, but too many power-obsessed greedy people have too much to lose in the short term, so we keep getting hammered back down. And so we’re going through yet another period of cultural regression. *sigh*


    1. rosa_barrio Post author

      “We’ve had our brief shining moments that give hope for a bright future for humanity….”

      Hola E. Yes we did, wasn’t that nice! And here I thought it was “permanent” until the cultural regression began of conformity. I have to keep that in mind. Only the negative stuff seems permanent anymore. Gracias. Chau.

  3. strangetimes

    don’t be surprised when the san diego gay men’s chorus begs to sing the national anthem at trump’s inauguration should he get in. hey, they’re just assimilating.

    “hillary for prison 2016”

Fin. The End.