Back in 2005, after reading this comment from our reader Mike, then blogging at Republic of M, I read the piece he had encouraged us all to read, the then-Prism Warden’s piece on his evolution away from the gay left. So good did I find it that I just had to post on it, delighted to discover not only another thoughtful blogger, but a smart young man offering a truly unique perspective on the world at large and gay issues in particular, with a particular affection for a certain baseball player.
Soon that Prism Warden (AKA Robbie) and I started corresponding and I read his blog on a regular basis.
I’d like to believe it was my post which drew Robbie’s good work to the attention of a larger audience, but more likely it was just the quality of his writing. Well, that adorable young blogger moved onto the Malcontent before the blog petered out. Well, it’s back with him at the helm and better than ever. In a recent post on the gay activists boycotting a Democratic fundraising dinner, Robbie shows just exactly why so many have come to appreciate his writing:
However, the situation is far from a devolution in gay partisanship. While being hailed as the strongest action yet by GLBTers against a Democratic administration, it seems not a single prominent blogger mentions the ridiculous submissive position they placed themselves in by spending the last twenty years being unfailingly loyal and protective of a national party that has gleefully abused their generosity while daring them to do anything about it.
To whit, the DNC fundraiser’s very existence puts in a stark light the Democratic Party’s usual treatment of the gay community as little more than a cash cow to be milked to the point of bruising. Imagine this, timed to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Stonewall, during a Pride month, the DNC “celebrates” these milestones by deigning to give prominent gays the privilege of paying them to mutter nice things. Could the party any more plainly and harshly say “Hooray for you! Now pay us.”
He goes on to imagine the tongue-lashing Human Rights Campaign (HRC) President Joe Solmonese’s delivered to leading Washington Democrats for their failure to follow through on campaign promises to the gay community. That lickspittle will continue his kowtowing to the Democratic powers that be in our nation’s capital. As Robbie so acidly notes:
If the gay community were a fifth as serious in opposing Democratic intransigence as they were complaining about Republicans, they’d probably start outing Democratic staffers in the Department of Justice. That, of course, will never be forthcoming.
As with anything by Robbie, just read the whole thing. And now that Malcontent‘s back, make sure to set your bookmarks accordingly.