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To: Dumb_Ox

wow...That is an excellent observation...Never thought of it that way—that they are “being used as a mascot for the people who are in charge.”


24 posted on 12/20/2007 7:27:03 PM PST by billmor
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To: billmor
Thinking about it some more, "mascot" might be too superficial. Eunuchs in oriental societies were used not only because they wouldn't play in the harem. They also would never provide heirs that could become formidable challengers and even dynastic rivals to the leadership.

The more gays among a party's movers and shakers, the fewer future competitors for a politically active family. When a gay leader dies, someone else's Junior can fill his place. Most of this is probably not a conscious design, but the end result of politicized gays will be fewer, more powerful "breeders" whose family ties are more effective than fleeting homosexual relationships.

31 posted on 12/20/2007 10:51:53 PM PST by Dumb_Ox (http://kevinjjones.blogspot.com)
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