Gay Writer: Gay Men Have Been Leaders In Every Fascist Movement In History
Johann Hari, who was suspended from the Independent last year after multiple charges of plagiarism, has posted a Huffington Post column claiming that gay men have been at the forefront of every fascist movement in history. An excerpt:
[T]he idea of a gay fascist seems ridiculous. Yet when the British National Party - our own home-grown Holocaust-denying bigots - announced it was fielding an openly gay candidate in the European elections this June, dedicated followers of fascism didn't blink. The twisted truth is that gay men have been at the heart of every major fascist movement that ever was - including the gay-gassing, homo-cidal Third Reich. With the exception of Jean-Marie Le Pen, all the most high-profile fascists in Europe in the past thirty years have been gay. It's time to admit something. Fascism isn't something that happens out there, a nasty habit acquired by the straight boys. It is - in part, at least - a gay thing, and it's time for non-fascist gay people to wake up and face the marching music. Just look at our own continent over the past decade. Dutch fascist Pim Fortuyn ran on blatantly racist anti-immigrant platform, describing Islam as "a cancer" and 'the biggest threat to Western civilisation today.' Yet with two little fluffy dogs and a Mamma complex, he was openly, flamboyantly gay. When accused by a political opponent of hating Arabs, he replied, "How can I hate Arabs? I sucked one off last night."In addition to the accusations of plagiarism, last year Hari admitted to anonymously editing the Wikipedia pages of several of his critics. Hari was forced to return his 2008 Orwell Prize, an award for outstanding British journalism. This morning Bryan Fischer has already posted six exultant tweets quoting Hari's Huffington Post article.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: I followed the tweets from Bryan Fischer to HuffPo and did NOT notice that Hari's column is from 2008! My apologies! But I'll leave this post up for discussion purposes.