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Tatchell: "Gay" Is Used to Distract People from Homosexuals' Sexuality
Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 11 April 2014 | Enza Ferreri

Posted on 04/16/2014 2:51:46 PM PDT by Enza Ferreri

I've written about the hijacking of language by the Left and some of its manifestations.

There are many other aspects of it, like the wounds inflicted on grammar by the use of "they", "them", "theirs" in reference to a singular subject. For example: "Everyone knows what they are doing" or "The user must log in with their password". This is done only because it's politically incorrect to use "he", "him", "his", to cover both men and women, as it allegedly gives men a status of superiority (the same as in saying "man" to mean "the human species").

Politically correct writers - like the Australian-born philosopher Peter Singer, Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University - instead use "she" to refer to both men and women, at least remaining grammatically correct. If we want children to be properly educated, PC should not override grammar. Writing logically helps thinking logically.

The practice of employing "they" referring to a singular has spread so much that it is now in use even when it's got nothing to do with PC, like in cases where the sex of the subject is known, so either "he" or "she" would be fine. I suppose people say "they" just to be on the safe side as they don't know the rationale behind its use, or they do it even in a totally automatic, thoughtless manner.

There is a particularly interesting case of PC language: the word "gay". The homosexual movement has hijacked what was once a common English adjective meaning something completely different - in fact in many ways opposite - from the sense that has become predominant today thanks to that movement's highly successful efforts, and now we cannot use this word in the original sense any more. That is tantamount to a small group's theft of the language that belongs to everybody.

In the video that you can see by clicking on the "Enza Ferreri Blog" link above, George Galloway interviews Peter Tatchell, the UK's number one homosexual activist, about what terms to describe homosexuals would be accepted by the thought police of his movement. In it Tatchell, among other things, explains the origin of the word "gay" in the modern sense of a man sexually attracted by other men.

According to Tatchell, homosexual men's intention in adopting this term for themselves was to distract people's attention from the sexual nature of their condition. I can understand why they wanted to do so: they knew that being associated with anal sex, which is repugnant to most normal people and is medically unhealthy, as medical authorities keep saying - although this is not much reported in the media -, would not be good for their PR and image.

It is a case of dissimulation, if not outright deception. And it is a rare gem that someone involved in introducing one of the most glaring examples of this kind of politically-motivated changes in our language talks about it frankly and openly.

It is not just one of us saying that the Left intentionally changed the meaning of words for political reasons, but Peter Tatchell admitting it in a video interview with George Galloway. We can document a claim with evidence directly from the horse's mouth.

We should not accept this dissembling any more than we accept taqiyya from Muslims. I never use the word "gay" except in inverted commas (unless I want to describe someone who is merry). To do so would be to give in, to help homosexualists in their disguising attempt.

"Homosexual" is an honest word. It is not offensive - in fact, homosexuals who believe this are implicitly admitting to thinking that there's something wrong with their condition. At the same time, it tells things as they are: it describes people who are sexually attracted to the same sex (from the Greek "homos", meaning "same").


TOPICS: Education; Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: gay; homosexualagenda; homosexuals; petertatchell; politicalcorrectness

1 posted on 04/16/2014 2:51:46 PM PDT by Enza Ferreri
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To: Enza Ferreri

Back to “sodomites” it is.


2 posted on 04/16/2014 2:55:25 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Enza Ferreri
"There is a particularly interesting case of PC language: the word "gay". The homosexual movement has hijacked what was once a common English adjective meaning something completely different - in fact in many ways opposite - from the sense that has become predominant today thanks to that movement's highly successful efforts, and now we cannot use this word in the original sense any more. That is tantamount to a small group's theft of the language that belongs to everybody. "

Yep, why are "they" so angry and unhappy?

3 posted on 04/16/2014 2:56:41 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Enza Ferreri

Just weeks ago they were complaining they wanted ‘homosexual’ banned! hahaha. What a gang of morons.

Also, Tatchell is a pedophile. Said that not all adult child sexual relationships were harmful.


4 posted on 04/16/2014 2:56:57 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Enza Ferreri

Also, excellent article Enza. I always enjoy your insights. Good luck getting MEPs elected in the Euro-elections.


5 posted on 04/16/2014 2:58:38 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Enza Ferreri

I have always refused to use the word “gay” in reference to homosexuality. I have told people that the correct word is homosexual, and if you don’t like that then sodomite would also be appropriate.


6 posted on 04/16/2014 2:58:51 PM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: Enza Ferreri

Read later


7 posted on 04/16/2014 2:59:13 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Viennacon

It’s true:

http://www.enzaferreri.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/peter-tatchell-age-of-sexual-consent.html


8 posted on 04/16/2014 3:00:14 PM PDT by Enza Ferreri
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To: Enza Ferreri

Exactly!


9 posted on 04/16/2014 3:01:08 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Viennacon

Thank you, Viennacon.


10 posted on 04/16/2014 3:01:13 PM PDT by Enza Ferreri
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To: Enza Ferreri

I don’t see why the term “homo” should be offensive when I am by no means offended when someone calls me a “hetero”. Unless of course the homos see something wrong with themselves.


11 posted on 04/16/2014 3:02:30 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Queer works for me. As in homosexuals egage in queer, odd and not-normal behaviour.


12 posted on 04/16/2014 3:07:47 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Enza Ferreri

sodomite works for me, and i’ll stick with that.


13 posted on 04/16/2014 3:11:15 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Enza Ferreri

Maybe gay is an acronym.

G. A. Y.

G=Gooey
A=Anal
Y=Yahoo

Or sum more vile interpretation. Turn the tables back.


14 posted on 04/16/2014 3:12:23 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: Enza Ferreri

I think that’s the real reason Phil Robertson got in so much trouble. He hinted at what they DO.


15 posted on 04/16/2014 3:16:36 PM PDT by Nea Wood (When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination.-Sowell)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Yup.

Or homo, if I’m in a hurry.


16 posted on 04/16/2014 3:30:07 PM PDT by Salamander (Agent Of Fortune)
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To: Nea Wood

“ANUS”

LOL

You go, Phil.


17 posted on 04/16/2014 3:30:39 PM PDT by Salamander (Agent Of Fortune)
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To: Salamander

I have ceased using gay and ALWAYS use homo to refer to the homosexuals.

Well in ellen’s case I use “ugly dike”. But you get my drift.


18 posted on 04/16/2014 3:41:59 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: Enza Ferreri

I listened to an old version of “My Old Kentucky Home” on Youtube. The part of the song that has been changed was “..and the darkies are gay.” That is what I call a politically incorrect two for one.


19 posted on 04/16/2014 4:25:24 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: Enza Ferreri

To show how illogical these people are, while they consider someone using the term “homo” to describe homosexuals a slur, they describe people who don’t like them as..ta da...HOMOphobic.


20 posted on 04/16/2014 4:28:16 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: Enza Ferreri

So Turd Burglar is not proper?

Oh well, back to Flaming Faggot I guess.


21 posted on 04/16/2014 4:40:20 PM PDT by Gasshog (DemoKKKrats: Leaders of the Free Sh!t World)
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To: Salamander

Shame on you!! Be Polite. Ask them “Which term do you find most offensive so that I may use it to excess?”


22 posted on 04/16/2014 4:47:01 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Norm Lenhart

LOL!

Yeah, cuz lord knows I’m all about etiquette.

;D


23 posted on 04/16/2014 4:55:08 PM PDT by Salamander (Agent Of Fortune)
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To: Salamander

It is essential to always be polite when offending ;)


24 posted on 04/16/2014 4:58:12 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: bicyclerepair

Women just get “lezzy” because that what we used in the 70s.

I’m too lazy to keep up with the newer, cooler misnomers.

:)

In spite of Ellen’s perversities, I was using the Halo dog food she pimps until I found out that since she snatched up the company, the quality has dropped dramatically.

I thought my dogs had just become ‘sensitive’ to it but people at PetCo told me they got lots of complaints and returns of the Halo stuff they still carry, having already dropped many of the items.

She couldn’t even get dog food right.


25 posted on 04/16/2014 4:59:56 PM PDT by Salamander (Agent Of Fortune)
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To: Secret Agent Man
Back to “sodomites” it is.

You are absolutely correct. Otherwise the debate is always about ‘who you are’….which is a totally unprovable and nebulous concept, as opposed to ‘what you do’ which is a very concrete and provable concept. For this reason, I will never use the word homosexual… by using the word in common speech in a way that steps into line with what would be regarded as the ‘accepted’ use of the word, you are essentially agreeing with all those who propagate the idea that homosexuality is something in your mind that you can’t change, you were born that way, it’s natural and so on. There is no such thing as ‘homosexual’ using that meaning of the word… there are only those who engage in perverted sexual relations with members of the same sex i.e. sodomites.

26 posted on 04/16/2014 5:21:36 PM PDT by hecticskeptic
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To: Enza Ferreri

Peter Tatchell also wants to lower the age of consent and decriminalize adult/child sex....the guy is a despicable pervert.

http://www.christian.org.uk/news/tatchell-reiterates-call-for-lower-age-of-consent/


27 posted on 04/16/2014 5:21:39 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Gasshog

I’m sticking with “homosexual.” I want people who engage me on the subject to understand that sex is involved.


28 posted on 04/16/2014 7:19:51 PM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: Enza Ferreri

I think that the plotters that hijacked “gay” came out of the show-biz and/or advertising rackets. It was a commonly used word in ads up into the late 50s-—early 60s.

Am also fairly sure that “ homosexual” was invented by homosexuals in Europe over a century ago to create a “scientific” term to justify themselves.


29 posted on 04/16/2014 9:00:17 PM PDT by Rockpile
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To: Salamander; Norm Lenhart
Yeah, cuz lord knows I’m all about etiquette.

Well said, my charientist friend.

30 posted on 04/17/2014 1:13:48 AM PDT by rmh47 (Go Kats! - Got eight? NRA Life Member])
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To: rmh47

Oh, blush.

;]


31 posted on 04/17/2014 2:10:18 AM PDT by Salamander (Agent Of Fortune)
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To: Enza Ferreri

When ABC ‘s good morning america proudly hails a basketball players coming out gay as heroic, courages and an inspiration to us all and the vision of the real homosexual act that hides behind the nice word gay, we are being bombarded by a sick agenda and sick people.


32 posted on 04/17/2014 5:03:48 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: Responsibility2nd

How about pillow-biting assrape-aspirants?


33 posted on 04/17/2014 5:08:22 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

Somewhere there is a thread with many replies from you with many variants, adjectives and alternative descriptions of the homosexualist.

That thread may actually be several years old, but I’ll never forget it.

It’s classic Lamataz at its best.


34 posted on 04/17/2014 8:05:25 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd; Lazamataz

Thursday, March 22, 2012. A day that will live forerever in FR infamy.

This thread. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2862581/posts

This was the one I was thinking of last night and so I went to find it. Not only was it a great poke at the poo-poking David Brock; it also began the Lamataz ping list.

Thanks Mr. Mataz for all you do.


35 posted on 04/18/2014 9:26:51 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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