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Rant mode, comrades. :o) I talk, angrily, about homosexuality, Americans, the Daily Monitor, Museveni and Besigye, the Constitution, populist empty-headedness, a plan to exact justice from a perceived `untouchable', and other bloggers. It may be long. Continue at reader's own peril. I would strongly recommend ((o:) reading the whole thing, even if in episodes. Or, at least, skim it. This is the angriest post by The 27th Comrade in his memory. It may even be extreme. You've been warned. Three, two, one, read.
First, I can't post comments. That has done a lot to ruin my mood. Neither on my blog nor on others I read a lot. It seems restricted to (and caused by) Blogger.com. And this is a Google service! Just when you thought Google = Technical excellence. A search (on G***le) reveals that everyone out there is suffering. I tried out Wordpress, and I want to tell all of you: it is better. By far. More later.
Now, here is today's Daily Monitor headline: Why Police are not Arresting Homos. And on the following pages, they put: Gay testimonies: We are persecuted.
You know the voice they are using. That deep, haloed baritone of concern, dripping with solidarity with the oppressed. The idiots.
When Museveni got his parliamentary majority to do what a parliamentary majority is supposed to—affect the constitution to further the Party's ideas—he was rebuked by this same newspaper (abusing its principal of neutrality). The Monitor said it chose sides in this war, because it was interested in protecting the constitution, blah-di-blah, and that that meant opposing Museveni. But we all know that he did nothing against the constitution—I dare anybody, even Besigye, to point out what was against the constitution in all that happened. And you know what the Americans say? (Check Museveni's page on Wikipedia, for example). `He abolished term limits ...' Anyway, let's ignore them for now—they think the world is made of dictators, the best of whom keeps innocent people in Guantánamo Bay Concentration Camp. The truth of the matter is that opposing the third term was just a popular thing at the time, even when it had no principal behind it. It was a cheap, sure way to get noticed, get a free drink, and maybe get sex. I used to be antagonistic by saying, to a group of sweaty FDC freaks, `Yeah, he has over-stayed; he should go. Twenty years is too long. And so should God. And my Dad. And my boss. And the janitor. And the teacher. And the Constitution. Dr. Besigye is right—twenty-one years is too long!' Now we have settled that. Many things are supported because they make us look radical and worth giving sex, not because we even bothered to think them through. The average FDC member (all, that is) was too stupid to see that this was Uganda's most constitutional moment in history, and maybe for the next six hundred years—that a sitting leader had to depend on the parliament to do for him what he had fought a war for before (while not president).
The same thing, unfortunately, applies to this sick push for gay rights. The Monitor is only lightly-veiling its support for gay rights. Noble goal? Maybe. But think: it is against the Constitution to be gay. So, the Monitor is abating acts that break the law? You decide. These are the Grand Guards of the Beautiful Constitution. I am waiting for Dr. James Nsaba-Buturo to say `We ... ah, must preserve the Constitution. On this I am resolute. Homosexuals should be hanged in public. We have a Constitution to protect ...' Or, even better, the Monitor should say this, being the Grand Guards of the Beautiful Constitution. Now you see why it is wrong to take sides when, by definition, you shouldn't? There are more lessons to learn in this. That is just one of the million. The other is that ... the `Good People' are going to get a parliamentary majority, maybe even pay it a touch of bribes, and get it to fix the Constitution to allow homosexuality. Will the Monitor oppose that, because it hurts the Constitution? And the Americans will draw horns on the niggers' heads and say they abolished homophobia, those stinky dictators in the Savanah? Or draw a halo on the Brilliant Leaders' heads, for abolishing the clause?
What is the point? The Monitor people are keeping up their populist empty-headedness, which, unfortunately, we all exhibit from time to time. These days, being pro-gay rights is to express modernity and forward-lookingness and `equality among ... um, men. No, pun accidental.' Not that they have a real principal behind their frothing. Sadly, most of us will just go and deify the activists, who are often more-militant than those who hate them, which robs them of the support I'd have given.
In case you have gotten dumb ideas, hear me out: I am completely and totally against the stigmatisation of homosexuals. The only time I will let the oppression of homosexuals pass is when we step up the oppression of lying politicians, evil priests, and the like. I am going to support a homosexual before I support a priest. At least homosexuals aren't Pharisees. I don't see why homosexuals are oppressed more than liars and thieves! If both be crimes, why do we still have ministers who cause the deaths of hundreds, and chase down homosexuals because they have kinks, many of which we surpass (by, say, being violent to our wives/children/students/citizens) even though we are heterosexual? Why is homosexuality worse than being a quasi mass-murderer? Or a wife-beater, or a parent who doesn't provide for the kids? Can't these vices be found among the self-righteous homophobics?
And it is almost heart-breaking to see how oppressed these people are. Read the story of Brenda Kizza. Call this an alliance of two evil people, but I side with him/her. :oD
Clearly, homosexuals are not genetically gay. That's a lie I don't have time to talk about. But the conditions that get them oriented to being gay are as much out of their control as the conditions that got you to have the accent you use when speaking English. I fear heights, because I barely survived a fall, when I was little. They prefer homosexuality, maybe because they had a mean parent, who forever skewed how they see the other sex. I am glad that I don't have to suffer with them, since I love my women. :o) But I don't see why they should be oppressed. I like girls in whom I see my mother, for example. If I had been a girl, with the same mother, I'm very certain I would be a lesbian. (Plus, I really think lesbians rock, when they aren't as militant as the homophobics, but just chilling. They are even a turn-on.)
Still ... I must tell you I have expressed, and still express, some level of distaste for male homosexuals. It borders on murderous hate. But I know that my hate for them is unjustified, and should be punished before homosexuality is punished. :o)
Then: I put a comment at DM's post that generally sums up much of how I think regarding Museveni.
Then here: if you thought I am just a reactionary extremist frothing at the beak, here is Jasmine noticing that the stereotypes of Africa have gone a little too far.
And then the guys designing a laptop for Third World kids ... f*** them and all they stand for. It based on the wrong assumption that kids will take it with them to hunt, or use it in their clay-wall classes. Or that they will need easy translation from English to local languages. They have wasted a whole project by going on the wrong assumptions the American propagandists are peddling about Africa. We speak and write better English than American novelists and their European neighbours. Yes, `neighbours', with a f***in' `u' in it. We don't keep pet lions, for f***'s sake! We don't need a machine that will introduce kids to computers—there are no Ugandan kids who didn't watch the bootlegged Matrix Reloaded two weeks before it was released. Sure, some Americans are going to point at a picture in Time magazine of the kids who go to a very broken school. Well, I'll point at the kids who are shooting their comrades in America, and say kids in America only learn murder in school. To all Americans: stop saying `Africa' when you mean `Those cherry-picked archive photos in Newsweek'.
And keep your friggin' brain-washing laptops. At least until they are going to create a laptop that won't say `neighbour' is spelt wrong. May all you Americentric idiots die a slow, horrifying death, along with your genocidic cultural imperialism. May fire and brimstone rain on you from Heaven. Or the Middle East, whichever gets fed up first.
The table is turned,
Catch a fire,
You gonna get burned.
— Bob Marley (Slave Driver)
There is this weblog, dedicated to a concerted effort to arrest the Queen of England when she comes to Uganda for the CHOGM. Okay, I will confess: I am behind it. And I am serious. Arrest the Queen. But, please, don't mention me there. I'll stop it after the CHOGM. Are you ready for CHOGM? I am ready for CHOGM.