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"For the liberal’s view of society, which seems to accord the queer a place, endorses no more than the conservative right’s the queerness of resistance to futurism and thus the queerness of the queer. While the right wing imagines the elimination of queers (or of the need to confront their existence), the left would eliminate queerness by shining the cool light of reason upon it, hoping thereby to expose it as merely a mode of sexual expression free of the all-pervasive coloring, the determining fantasy formation, by means of which it can seem to portend, and not for the right alone, the undoing of the social order and its cynosure, the Child. Queerness thus comes to mean nothing for both: for the right wing, the nothingness always at war with the positivity of civil society; for the left, nothing more than a sexual practice in need of demystification."
- Lee Edelman, queer theorist, and author of No Future
He's a bit ahead of the evolutionary biologists in understanding the purpose of our aberant sexualities and unruly genders.
He understands we're here to corrupt the social order, so that it can be adaptable in the face of change.
We are the gravediggers of society. And yes, our existence influences and alters your society, and thus all of us who live under it.

Honey Crisis, Disqus 5 Comments [8/11/2018 12:44:16 PM]
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pyro

"??? ???" indeed.

Actually, I do kind of get it, in that I can understand at a theoretical level the "rebel against the order" aesthetic. It just seems kind of mean to drag all the other gay people along with you.

8/11/2018 1:46:43 PM



You'll have to excuse the way the name came out. It was written in a different style but hard to copy past without it being all question marks. It should be saying "Honey Crisis".

8/11/2018 2:27:29 PM

Anon-e-moose

the left would eliminate queerness by shining the cool light of reason upon it


...or support it: just as the Glorious Peoples Socialist Republic of Kingston-Upon-Hull did last month at the Pride Festival in Queen's Gardens, shining rainbow-coloured lights of Fabulousness on the performers on stage there.

The existence of we who are pro-LGBT alters your ever-dwindling 'society'. Live within it: and love it, or leave it.

8/11/2018 4:51:55 PM

Kanna

Honey, the next time you quote someone, make it someone who can express his ideas coherently, please.

8/11/2018 5:01:14 PM

pyro

One other thing:

When you link to a Disqus thread, please click the date next to the particular comment that you're quoting before copying the URL?

8/11/2018 11:18:14 PM

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