Art for art’s sake

The current governor of a major U.S. southern state, the campaign manager of a U.S. president, a senior West Coast congressman, a former mayor of New York City, and others are among those outed in Kirby Dick’s “Outrage.”

Charlie Crist, Ken Mehlman, David Dreier, and Ed Koch are supposedly “outed” in this rather indulgent piece of cinema.

I suppose the only real surprise in that group for me would be Dreier. And,FWIW, Brian Brooks’ review states only that Dreier was “rumored” to have had an improper relationship with his chief of staff, Brad Smith.

Not that it matters.  None of that shite matters. They’re all grown men.  They get to decide how to live their lives, and with whom.  Same as me, you, or anybody.  We’re all free to do pretty much anything we want to do, just so long as we’re willing to accept the consequences of our decisions.

In this case, Mr. Dick’s movie appears to me to be nothing more than a continuation of the 2006/08 scandal of the month political campaign waged by the left to demoralize and/or depress the Christian right.  It was a successful political strategy then, and will probably be effective against these men for no other reason than it is easier to scandalize than it is to govern.  Easier to demagogue than to engage in political debate.

But, it does make me wonder about the relentless push of the secularists to bring behavior that has long been considered deviant into the mainstream.  Not from the standpoint of tolerance, or even acceptance, but of embrace.  And those who do not embrace this new normal are mocked as bigots.

Strange times we live in.  Seems to me, a married, monogamous heterosexual is able to put sex in its proper perspective, and move on to more important things.  Not sex for sex’s sake.  And certainly not defining oneself by the act of sexual intercourse.

How shallow.  How sad.


read more at WaPo

See also: Dr Myers Blog

3 Responses

  1. Hey there
    Enjoyed you blog, and I have read a few of the other ones as well. Take a look at my blog:; Recent Post about the Documentary “Outrage” showed at Tribeca
    I’d love to dialog with you about perhaps placing a link there so my readers could take a look at what you’re doing.
    Again, keep up the suburb work!
    Aaron Myers

  2. thanks for your kind words Aaron.
    Please feel free to place a link at your site. In fact, I’m placing a link to your blog in the sidebar for “reciprocated links”

    Best regards,

  3. It doesn’t matter one iota to me about what Charlie Crist’s sexual orientation is. What DOES matter is the decisions he’s made.

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