"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.
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[8/11/2018 12:44:16 PM]
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