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That Jason Collins is gay is everybody’s business, but it’s nobody’s business that John Maynard Keynes was.

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Kathy Shaidle

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May 14, 2013 - 7:00 am
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“Mistah Kurtz – he dead.”

T.S. Eliot chose that line from Joseph Conrad’s novella Heart of Darkness as the epigram for his poem “The Hollow Men.”

Oh, come on, you know:

The novel, and the poem, about the terminal termitic decay of what we laughingly call “civilization,” and the “hollow men” who (barely) populate Western society?

With all that scarecrow and “straw men” and trophy-heads-on-pikes imagery?

“This is the way the world ends/Not with a bang but a wimper” and all that?

Or maybe you don’t.

And you don’t want to know, either. Not anything.

What difference does it make?

In a world where “Benghazi was a long time ago,” expressing what used to be called “common knowledge,” or asking what once was considered “a normal question,” is verboten.

You see:

Jason Collins is gay, therefore Jason Collins has always been gay.

That he’s gay is everybody’s business, but it’s nobody’s business that John Maynard Keynes was.

Get it?

You’d better.

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Jason Collins: black +1
Jason Collins: gay +1

Points: +2

Howard Kurtz: white -1
Howard Kurtz: heterosexual -1

Points: -2

Final Score: Jason Collins wins by 4.

What's all this drivel about right and wrong? We all know the score.
48 weeks ago
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Big Gay is feeling all big and gay right now. But Big Gay is backing itself into a corner. You see, if gay people are gay because they're born that way - like it's genetic, then that means there can eventually be a prenatal test for it. And with unfettered abortion on demand - Big Gay likes A.O.D. - people can abort their little gay clumps of cells. Would we do that? Has China got loads of little boys and few little girls because of sex-based abortions? Yes and yes.
49 weeks ago
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Barack Obama: "Ya Know, Jason Collins kinda looks like he could be my father."
48 weeks ago
48 weeks ago Link To Comment
Who cares? What's the big deal?

Hasn't the argument about an individual's sexual preference been settled long ago despite the objections of people who don't like the way it has been settled.

It's not a slander or libel to say someone, now yesterday or tomorrow preferred, prefers members of his/her own sex as playmate in sexual games.

Is this present outrage another case of monkey see monkey do? The head monkeys those who decide they are the deciders of "who does what to whom"?

What are these deciders calling themselves today. Still leftists, compassionate liberals, progressives, multiculturalists internationaist, or fundamental transformers of the nation or what? They're still monkeys so saith Darwin and troops.

But when they decide that a persons sexual preference must provide special laws for special privileges for individuals and groups that's quite another matter. #

That is inherently unlawful as well as unprincipled and unethical. There being a fundamental and institutioalised in the Law of the nation the principle that each individual is Equal before the law.

As with Einstein's General Law, nobody's special.
48 weeks ago
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I did not know that Keynes was either a gay or Galtonian-Fabian pro-eugenics, but that makes perfect, wonderful sense. I try to be as gay as possible, since I have a problem with depression, just to show how "they" (Elites, Eugenicists, etc.) have mangled the language. Having pursued careers in the arts (applied and fine visual art) and education (both which have been failures) I cannot be dissuaded that I would have been better off (That is, hired as a full-time teacher for many years by now) if I had been A Gay instead of the male, white, boring, straight, married, monogamous (34 yrs.) therefore unimaginative, uncaring, insensitive, blah blah blah (NOT) person that I am.
Take up a sport that might become useful, like fencing.

Stay Dark, my friends
48 weeks ago
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The Keynes quote had nothing whatsoever to do with taking a shortsighted view of things as anybody who has read it in context must surely understand—concern for the future was a perpetual concern of Keynes. Ferguson was not simply gay bashing. He was engaging in premeditated intellectual dishonesty. (I spare the hapless Shaidle from this charge. She probably is simply ignorant.)
48 weeks ago
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Maybe Keynes wanted to help people. But He did not say the deficits had to be used to create market wealth to be sold by government to generate profits to pay off the debts which he proposed creating, which is all he had to say to close the leakages in the multiplier he was proposing that government create. Without closing the circle of his argument, that all demand creates its own wealth, and all wealth creates its own demand (which is the law of the markets, which J. B. Say first said in 1805 after reading Adam Smith) he screwed the pooch, and convinced government, the biggest alcoholic in history, of the virtues of being an alcoholic. You do not give a drug addict a moral justification for being a drug addict, which Keynes did. That is just stupid. And now we, formerly the greatest country in history, are $17 trillion dollars in debt, and Keynes is in no small part to blame. Is his homosexuality part of the blame, and don't deny myself any pleasure? Is that to blame? Let history judge him. I already did.
48 weeks ago
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I find it rather amusing that a Nazi propagandist like Jim Hitlerson would accuse anyone of intellectual dishonesty. This brownshirt once said that Israel engages in ethnic cleansing.
48 weeks ago
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Please don’t waste your time and energy on Jim Harrishmuck a.k.a. Jim Hitlerson. He has venomous opinions on every topic, even ones he knows nothing about. He is simply too ignorant to understand how ignorant he is. However, he thinks he knows everything about everything and thinks he has the solution to all of the world’s problems. The guy is what Thomas Sowell might call a self-anointed messiah. He believes that civilized and successful people and countries are intrinsically evil and he has a vicious hatred of Jews and of Israel. His posts are often incoherent ramblings. He evades questions, he tells outright lies and he throws tantrums. Please don’t waste your time and energy on this immature, malignant, narcissistic, attention-starved, anti-Semitic demagogue.
48 weeks ago
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What a fantastic column. I just couldn't put it down. A rip-roaring, barn-bustin' roller coaster of a read.

Is that better, Kathy?
48 weeks ago
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It isn't just that Keynes was gay: a number of sources indicated that he liked his boys young. See http://claytonecramer.blogspot.com/2010/11/john-maynard-keynes-didnt-just-screw-up.html for more details.
48 weeks ago
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Agree, excellent and thought-provoking column.

Who showed more courage, Jason Collins or Martina Navratilova?

John Maynard Keynes. The real scandal is that people keep thinking his ideas will work, some still do.
48 weeks ago
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This is one of the best you've ever posted. Thank you.
48 weeks ago
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Jason Collins: black +1
Jason Collins: gay +1

Points: +2

Howard Kurtz: white -1
Howard Kurtz: heterosexual -1

Points: -2

Final Score: Jason Collins wins by 4.

What's all this drivel about right and wrong? We all know the score.
48 weeks ago
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Perfectly exemplifies the fascism of (approved) minorities.
48 weeks ago
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"Fawkes gave up the names of his co-conspirators under torture."

But... but... but torture doesn't work! /s
48 weeks ago
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