…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger
I read somewhere recently that Americans believe that 10% to 20% of US population comprises homosexuals and lesbians. I was surprised, for while I am not aware of the specifics of the progress of the HLTEPII* “evolution” in the formerly Christian America, the numbers begs belief. The relatively reliable surveys, contemporary and pre-PC, put the numbers somewhere between 2 and 3 percent, which more or less corresponds with the numbers in the rest of the animal kingdom. If the above number (10 to 20%) related only to the so called “elite” part of the population, i.e. politicians, artists, media, judiciary and academia, I would be tempted to agree.
I would describe myself as a mini-TV-watcher but occasionally, tired of reading Marx and Mao, I “surf the channels” amusing myself with even more politically correct entertainment. It seems that all the TV crimes are solved by feisty women, opposed by dull, misogynist, heterosexual men; and that at least one out of three positive characters in any show whatsoever must be of the HLTEPII variety. The progies, having taken over the entertainment business, are trying to convince you that the resistance is useless and that Father Nature is wrong. The benighted section of the population relying on TV for its intellectual life may thus well believe the fancy percentage.
I intended to write something more, but I was beaten to it:
“No fewer than eight major studies from around the world have found homosexuality is not a genetic condition. Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council says that these numerous, rigorous studies of identical twins have now made it impossible to argue that there is a ‘gay gene.’ If homosexuality were inborn and predetermined, then when one identical twin is homosexual, the other should be, as well.
Yet one study from Yale and Columbia Universities found homosexuality common to only 6.7 percent of male identical twins and 5.3 percent of female identical twins.
The low rate of common homosexuality in identical twins – around six percent – is easily explained by nurture, not nature.
Researchers Peter Bearman and Hannah Brueckner concluded that environment was the determining factor. They rejected outright that ‘genetic influence independent of social context’ as the reason for homosexuality. ‘(O)ur results support the hypothesis that less gendered socialization in early childhood and preadolescence shapes subsequent same-sex romantic preferences.’
‘Less gendered socialization’ means, a boy was without a positive father figure, or a girl was without a positive mother figure.
In light of the evidence, Sprigg said simply, ‘No one is born gay.’” — Mark Hodges
Where the nature is not cooperating, the nurture by progies will do.
*/ homosexual, lesbian, trans-everything, paedophiles, intellectually impaired