Know how when you go to news site on the Internet, like FOX for example, there are stories and then sidebars with other stories? Most of the time, I’m looking for information, background so to speak, for something I’m writing, politics usually. Invariably, because I have no self-control and discipline has always been my arch enemy, the sidebars grab my attention. There I go into that completely useless world of “entertainment news”, a world in which I have no real interest, but one that allows my brain to go dead for the time I spend there. Still, there is commentary in that world, on culture (or the lack thereof), politics and especially morality (actually immorality and amorality). Amusingly, there’s an uncomfortable place in that world where a great deal of head-banging goes on, a place where a determined effort is constantly being made to pound square pegs into round holes or vice versa. I was there this morning.
It seems Ellen DeGeneres “cheated” on her “wife,” Portia DeRossi of “Sirens” fame. Ms. DeRossi (Or is it Mrs. DeGeneres?) was so distraught, she abused drugs and alcohol more than she did before the affair, then she ran for rehab, but I’m not sure if it was to salve her hurt or cure her drug and alcohol issues. Probably the distress over her husband’s or wife’s cheating led to the abuse of drugs and alcohol and now there’s drama surrounding the relationship. Sigh.
The article does its best to frame the potential breakup of the two as a normal, everyday spousal dispute, but, no matter how I tried, I could not get past the ridiculousness of two women being married and having flings with other women which result in the potential for separation and ultimately divorce.
It’s almost funny how desperate the media is to force the normality of homosexual and lesbian relationships on us. It’s the same as when one becomes seriously inebriated. The end result is always vomiting back up that which we ingested including the free pickles and hard-boiled eggs we consumed at the bar while drinking a gallon of vodka. The pickles being Ellen DeGeneres, the hard boiled eggs being Portia DeRossi and the vodka being marriage…you see what I mean? None of the aforementioned go together, not in reality.
The whole article is one great flush of the toilet as it goes into seedy detail beginning with the breathless headline, “Couple In Crisis!” And then we’re treated to “De Rossi has become unhinged over Ellen’s flirtation with a woman they both know.” We proceed to “an insider close to the couple claimed…DeGeneres ‘had an affair with one of their mutual friends right before Portia’s rehab stint in May.” The insider claimed the “situation made Portia’s alleged substance abuse issues worse.” That’s when your brain tells you to stop reading such stuff. It’s so much crap about something so inherently ridiculous, why read it at all?
But you cannot escape it even if you want. Gender relations are being assaulted like never before. Real men are the target, the enemy. Take the ATT commercial featuring five or six real estate agents, one of whom is a man. While the female ATT representative is discussing the serious business of cell phones at the business level with the women, the man is seen as a dolt simply hanging around while the women do the heavy lifting. The end of the commercial finds the man trying to copy the assertive and decisive body language of his colleagues. He looks as dumb and emasculated as any man could possibly look. Then there’s the Time-Warner commercial in which a lovely young wife at least smiles while she admonishes her idiot husband for buying too much furniture instead of just what they need.
It’s like a garage door commercial a few years ago where the man was begging his wife for one. I sent a letter to the company stating that no man in the world would beg his wife for a garage door because no woman in the world gives a crap about garage doors or the decisions that go into buying one. The response was classic, clearly coming from the gay creator. He told me off by accusing me of being a misogynist etc. etc., typical. I then wrote to the president of the company and included both the letter I sent to his creative “guy” and the response I received. I told him I wouldn’t buy his garage door for two dollars and a lot of men feel the same way. The ad was pulled.
The point is, heterosexual men are treated like crap wherever there is the chance to kick them in their very real testicles. We’ll put DeRossi and DeGeneres on pedestals for being openly lesbian, that’s supposed to be a good thing. We’ll applaud Neil Patrick Harris for being gay and admitting it, then stick him in a Heineken commercial just to make the statement that gay guys drink beer too, which is probably true, but do we need a subliminal message about gays being just like straight guys? He’s not any guy, he’s a homosexual guy, there is a difference. Us regular guys, we know there’s a difference and there’s nothing Heineken or anyone else can tell us to make us think otherwise. Truth is, no matter what the media, which is populated with an inordinate number of homosexuals, so desperately wants us to think, there isn’t a guy’s guy out there who thinks homosexuality is okay. They may not say so in public, but go one on one and the truth pours out. We think, “Yeecchhh!”
The minute this goes up on the site, the onslaught will commence. How dare I point out the obvious, that homosexuality and lesbianism are just not the norm. Don’t believe me? Yesterday the Paramus Post reported that a new study by the Center For Disease Control (CDC) concluded less than three percent of the population is gay, lesbian or bi-sexual. By any calculation, three per cent does not ascend to the level of “normal”. Were we to view homosexuality as an outcome in a scientific experiment, three per cent would be ignored or seen only as an anomaly, i.e. not normal.
‘“Today in America, we are changing millennia-old marriage laws, inundating television shows with multiple homosexual characters and pushing the public to embrace as accepted and healthy the behavior of less than 3 percent of the population,’ said Tim Wildmon, President of the American Family Association (AFA, www.afa.net). ‘Our culture, through the bullying, pressure and coercion of a lobby motivated by an extremely small population in America, has become focused on advancing the homosexual lifestyle as normal and even ideal.”’
Mr. Wildmon is absolutely correct with a caveat. When stories about lesbians appear, the male of the species has a prurient interest, however limited. Ask any man, if he’s honest, he’ll tell you there’s something about two women being involved with each other that just doesn’t seem as truly disgusting as two men. In fact, it’s titillating to one degree or another. But then ask them if they would want their daughters to proceed down that particular road, and, hypocrites we men are, we’d say, “Absolutely not!” Why? Because deep in everyone’s soul and way back in everyone’s mind, coupling with the same sex is simply wrong and nothing will make it right. It’s not normal, and that’s a plain fact.