Skip to comments.Sex, Lies, and Watergate Tapes
Posted on 12/04/2007 1:00:16 PM PST by bs9021
Sex, Lies and Watergate Tapes by: Malcolm A. Kline, December 04, 2007
Only an academic would comb the Watergate tapes looking for Richard Nixons views on homosexuality. As it turns out, the 37th presidents observations on the subject were extensive and fairly well-defined. On May 13, 1971, the president, responding to the television sitcom All in the Family, whose Meathead character (Archie Bunkers son-in-law) Nixon decided apparently goes both ways, sputtered in a secretly recorded conversation about homosexuality to his nearly mute aides, Northwestern University professor Michael S. Sherry writes in the September 7, 2007 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education.
We all have weaknesses and so forth and so on, but ________ it, what do you think that does to kids? Nixon asked rhetorically. Why is it that the Scouts, the, why is it that the Boys Clubs, we were there, we constantly had to clean up the staffs to keep the ________ fags out of it.
It is remarkable that this exchange, so to speak, predated the Boy Scouts controversy by about three decades. Most people are outraged for moral reasons, I, it outraged me because I dont want this country to go the way of you know what happened to the Greeks, Nixon reminded his aides. Homosexuality destroyed them.
Sure, Aristotle was a homo, we all know that, so was Socrates. In an odd way, Nixons musings almost sound like what you would hear at a Modern Language Association convention. That is about the only way in which they will study dead white males.
It is also odd that Nixon in the last century and Sherry in this one, who would seem to be polar opposites, appear to have one thing in commontoo much time on their hands.
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Nixon knew a thing or two.
It is even more amazing in light of Nixons ever-evolving analysis of communists. On the one hand, he seemed to have a grudging admiration for their efficiency.Is the writer actually this stupid, or just pretending to be stupid?
The Russians, ________ it, they root them [homosexuals] out, they dont let them around at all, Nixon said. I dont know what they do with them. Part of the answer to that question may lie in the archives of the Communist International in the former Soviet Union.
On the other hand, Nixon would also link communism to sex, drugs and rock and roll in what could be called a conspiracy theory. You see, homosexuality, dope, uh, immorality in general: These are the enemies of strong societies, Nixon pointed out. Thats why the Communists and the left-wingers are pushing it.
Theyre trying to destroy us.
You don't have to agree with Nixon to get what he's saying.
The communists suppressed homosexuality within Soviet society (in an effort to stay strong) while "pushing it" in America, in an effort to make America weak.
I'm not saying that's the case, I'm just saying that's what Nixon was saying. There's nothing "evolving" about it. You just have to be able to read and understand English words. Where's the writer from, Upper Volta?
Speaking of queers, liberals everywhere get a hard-on whenever they hear the phrase “Watergate tapes”, as Watergate was their nascent foray into total media control.
Since Jul 31, 2007
Next the HomoFacists will dig up papers of James Garfield’s, where he mentions that assasin Charles Guiteau was “swishy in his dress and demeanor”...
Since Jun 28, 2005
Worked in Jan. ‘82....took some time off...what can I say...
The only surprise I found in this was that it was not Stanley Cutler who published the aticle. If he is still alive and kicking - I’d say he is the foremost Nixon Tapes fanatic going.