French gays have begun abandoning the socialist left in favor of the far right National Front party, mainly out of enlightened self-interest.
An insight into the phenomenon comes from Patrick McCarthy, a young gay blogger who lives in Bordeaux. ‘Up until 2005, Bordeaux was a very gay-friendly city,’ he says. ‘Same-sex couples could openly walk down the street holding hands without any problems. However, in the space of two months, five gay men were murdered in the city. The blame was put on Bordeaux’s Muslim community since some of these hate crimes were carried out by people of Arabic origins.’
French gays have come to realize two very important things: 1. The Right is not a threat to them, 2. The Left will do absolutely nothing to protect them from violent Mohammedans.
Maybe someday American gays will wise up and realize that the Christian Right boogeyman the left uses to scare them into voting Democrat is likewise no threat to them; and they will realize the Left’s policies are far more harmful.