On Guest Blogger Jeremy Redlien's post, Top 20 Things That Owe Their Existence To Queers, an awesome list of the accomplishments of queer (or likely queer) individuals that had a positive or significant impact on human history, Projector Jesse Monteagudo comments:
"That's quite a record: the sexual revolution, Keynesian economics, the United Nations, the Napoleonic Code, feminism, modern science, philosophy . . . You just gave Tea Party extremists more reasons to hate us. (They oppose all those things.)
Though an all-inclusive list would be impossible in No. 6 - Art, I regret that Walt Whitman was left out of that short list. (He also deserves honorable mention in No. 1 - Democracy.) I also notice that Voltaire was left out of 4. - Philosophy. Is Voltaire's queerness in doubt, or is it his status as a philosopher?"
Jeremy's reply was interesting as well:
"What about U.S. Constitution, Democracy, and Christianity? Do the Tea Party hate those things as well? :)
As for Walt Whitman and Voltaire, that was not an intentional oversight, outside of the fact that I was consciously trying to avoid making this a list of 20 Greatest Things Brought to You By White Dudes Who Also Happened to Be Gay.
I will consider adding them though now, since they were brought up.
Thank you for the feedback."
What say you, Projectors? Are we not the most amazing community? We created the ideas that are the basis for the Tea Party, and that's why the Tea Party hates us. Isn't life full of the most delicious contradictions? Calling Dr. Frankenstein.