On Second Thought: The Right to Be Disgusting
The United States government has decided at long last to use the term “sexual rights” when discussing global development and human rights. However, this is a less radical move than it might appear. According to a statement made by Richard Erdman, “deputy ambassador to the UN,”sexual rights are not human rights, and they are not enshrined in human rights law.” At first sight, then, this change in language is only a meaningless gesture, an accommodation to the leftist rhetoric of the administration.
On second thought, however, this little change does signal a shift with long-term consequences. It was not long ago that the imagined “rights” of wives and children were not defined in international “law” but were left up to the diverse cultures and religions of the world. No more. There was also a time, before Jimmie Carter, when US foreign policy was based on America’s national interest and not on some speculative theory of “human rights.” No more. There was a time, before the Clintons, when the US State Department did not send loud-mouthed women around the world declaring that it was America’s purpose to liberate women from the shackles of patriarchy. Now, alas, no more.
So, no matter which thug from which criminal conspiracy against the American people is elected, we can expect to see a big push for the rights of LGBTs—though we shall probably have to add new letters, as new forms of unnatural vice are invented by sex-therapists and Queer Studies professors. What about coprophiliacs, bestialists, and transspeciesists? How much surgery would it take to turn Hilary into a pit bull? She’s already….
This is America, and as soon as a vice is tolerated, it is endowed with rights. Once upon a time, sensible people just ignored homosexuals so long as they did not act up. These days, they have the “right” to make out in public places, dress up like women, teach young students, and adopt children. Young aspiring “trannies” have the “right” to use bathrooms of the opposite gender. I don’t even want to speculate on what’s next when cannibalism and coprophilia are legalized.