Earlier today, reader ILoveCapitalism e-mailed me asking why I hadn’t blogged on the fake lesbian blogger controversy. In suggesting that I didn’t have “to gloat or anything”, he got at part of the reason I have yet to comment on the matter, at least not in a public forum.
I mean, when I first heard that ostensible lesbian “Paula Brooks” was really a man, I smiled in amusement, given how she, er, he and I had tangled in our comments section. Seems he felt he only had the moral authority to take on gay conservatives in the guise of a lesbian.
Bill Graber who masqueraded as Ms. Brooks was not the only straight man to play a lesbian on the Internets, “Tom MacMaster, the editor of the lesbian news site Lez Get Real,” where “Paula” also blogged, acknowledged that “he was behind the persona of” Amina Arraf AKA “A Gay Girl in Damascus”.
MacMaster and Graber seem to have understood something about the mentality of the left today, that a lesbian has greater moral authority by dint of her minority status, or as, Maureen Dowd might put it, moral authority of those who belong to victim groups is absolute.
RELATED: Michael Petrelis reports that “straight married Anglo-American Tom MacMaster, the hoaxer behind the Gay Girl in Damascus blog, is very upset with blogger Max Blumenthal“, so upset indeed that he’s thinking of suing.” Petrelis welcomes the lawsuit as it could “bring a lot more scrutiny to MacMaster and his hoax”.
FROM THE COMMENTS: ILoveCapitalism offers:
– Straight white men who support a form of politics (“progressive”, politically correct) that made them feel ignored and marginalized to the point where they had to go into a closet just to be taken seriously, hiding their real selves. Umm, what’s that expression that leaps to mind… “self-hating”?
– Those straight white men being right: going into the closet worked for them. The Left really is about political correctness (or in Dan’s terms, the supposed moral authority of being a minority / victim).
– The Left’s cheap argumentative tactics: for example, relying on biography, affirmation and moral intimidation in place of argument. “I am a (X), therefore you WILL agree with me. You are Bad Person, if you don’t.” . . . .
– The Left’s penchant for “fake but accurate”. “Yes I am making sh*t up, but it’s sh*t that I FEEL should be true, so it’s OK. My fictional narrative tells a larger truth.” No, dummy. It’s fiction. When you present it as non-fiction, you lie… period.