Hola a todos. I’ve already written reams about how I don’t at all relate to corporatist Brand LGBTTM and I don’t feel like regurgitating any of that again, frankly. For those interested, you can read it here as well as at the links at the bottom of that page.
I saw this headline: “Equality marchers push for progress on LGBT rights.” I read language that said that the
LGBT Queer community came out en masse in the District of Columbia for the Equality March this past weekend. I was curious what “en masse” meant, specifically how many people showed up and had made the trip to the District for the March. I found the article which I’m not going to link to and nowhere in the article did it give the number of people who attended the March. The article showed/interviewed some of the people who had attended the March. Some were wearing the corporate logos of Brand LGBTTM, specifically one of the organisations that threw the trans community “under the bus” some years ago. The people interviewed expressed their support for said corporate organisations and their intent to continue to fund them with their donations. Most (if not all) of those corporate organisations serve as shills and hacks for the thoroughly corrupt and imperialistic Democratic Party and work to keep Queers in the orbit of the Democratic Party. (Related: Here’s an article about one of those corporatists organisations).
What got my blood boiling was when I read that the March began with the singing of the US national anthem. WTF? That is so very corporatist Brand LGBTTM and another example of how they desperately want to be like the breeders. Not only do corporatist sports events begin with the singing of the US national anthem — and the anthem has absolutely nothing to do with sports — but now corporatist Brand LGBTTM have adopted it to begin their marches. How very mainstream, conformist and sheeple. And tacky. I don’t sing the US national anthem under any circumstances (nor do I play it on the piano). Because the US national anthem glories war/the US Military Industrial Complex and repugnant US nationalism, which you can read more about here: Gay Men Glorify War and Nationalism. We, in the original Gay and Lesbian Rights’ Movement never sang the US national anthem for the same reasons.
One person who attended the March wrote, “It was a very powerful moment….As the national anthem concluded, the crowds let out a thunderous cheer. The march had begun.”
Ugh. (roll eyes)
I would ask, “Did the organisers of this thing not consider that the US national anthem glorifies war/the US Military Industrial Complex and ugly US nationalism?” Queers of today are for all of that? That’s what Brand LGBTTM Queers are about? But upon reflection, we’re talking about the corporatist and conformist known as Brand LGBTTM so I wouldn’t expect them to even consider any of this. And it’s because of that and many other reasons that some of us cannot at all relate to shallow Brand LGBTTM. They are so desperate to show that they are “real Amurrrrrrrrkkkans,” so some fucking idiot decides that they should sing the national anthem to begin the March in order to try to prove to people just how “Amurrrrrrrrkkkan” they are. Did they all put their right hand over their heart as they sang like good little sheeple? After reading that, I’m surprised they didn’t also say the Pledge of Allegiance, have a bible reading and christian prayers too. Or maybe they did, and that wasn’t reported. They can fuck off, that’s how I feel about it. If I had been there, I would have been thoroughly disgusted and walked away from the March as it began at what my fellow Queers were doing and what they have become: the exact opposite of who and what they were during the decades of the (now-dead) Gay and Lesbian Rights’ Movement. Chau.—el barrio rosa