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Time Capsule: Mike Wallace tells truth about homosexuality in 1967 documentary
LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/23/12 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman

Posted on 04/23/2012 4:14:14 PM PDT by wagglebee

February 9, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In 1967, the veteran CBS journalist Mike Wallace did what today would seem revolutionary: he hosted a 43-minute documentary that exposed the stark truth about homosexuality, speaking openly of well-established facts that have since been consigned to the memory hole of political correctness.

CBS Documentary - The Homosexuals (1967)

Wallace’s documentary, The Homosexuals, is a frank examination of the self-destructive behavior of sexually-active homosexuals, the underlying psychological causes of their impulses, and their troubling influence on American culture. It also discusses curative therapy for homosexual orientation, which had a success rate in the 1960s of about one third, a result similar to that yielded by modern therapeutic methods.

“The average homosexual, if there be such, is promiscuous,” Wallace states matter-of-factly. “He is not interested in nor capable of a lasting relationship like that of a heterosexual marriage. His sex life, his love life, consists of a series of chance encounters at the clubs and bars he inhabits, and even the streets of the city - the quick one night stand. These are characteristic of the homosexual relationship.”

During the course of this pioneering work, Wallace and the CBS’ news team interview four homosexuals, two psychologists, a district attorney and a judge. Although Wallace allows two gay activists to air their arguments in favor of decriminalizing sodomy, he also gives time to others who speak of the devastating impact of homosexual behavior on their lives.

Beginning with the pseudonymous “Warren Adkins” (in reality, Jack Nichols), a representative of the polished Mattachine Society who advanced many of the arguments still used by homosexual activists today, Wallace moves on to the testimony of a 27-year-old man whose sexual misconduct had ruined his career and landed him in jail several times. He describes his formative years in terms familiar to therapists who treat same-sex attraction.

“I had a very domineering mother, a tyrant. A very sweet tyrant, but a tyrant nonetheless,” he tells Wallace. “It was a love that I had that was kind of killing me.”

Overweight and taunted by children, he was never allowed to develop independence from his overbearing mother, of whom he was “scared to death.”

“I know that inside now, I’m sick,” he says with simple directness. “I’m not sick just sexually, I’m sick in a lot of ways. Immature, childlike. And the sex part of it is a symptom, like a stomach ache is a symptom of who knows what.”

Dr. Charles Socarides, a pathbreaking psychologist who for decades led the way in treating homosexuals rather than simply prosecuting them, is equally frank before the CBS camera.

“Homosexuality is, in fact, a mental illness, which has reached epidemiological proportions,” says Socarides during a lecture. When asked by a student if homosexuals can be happy in the gay lifestyle, Socarides is unequivocal:  “The fact that somebody is homosexual—a true, obligatory homosexual - automatically rules out the possibility that he will remain happy for long in my opinion.”

“The stresses and strains the psychic apparatus is subjected to over the years will cause him in time, I think, to have increasing difficulties. I think the whole idea of saying ‘the happy homosexual’ is to again, create a mythology about the nature of homosexuality.”

Wallace’s cautionary note on Socaride’s teaching resonates with irony only a few decades later, informing us that “It should be pointed out that Dr. Socaride’s views are not universally held. There is a smaller group who do not consider homosexuality an illness at all. Instead, they regard it as a deviation within the range of normalcy.”

We are reminded even more of the almost total inversion of sexual morality that has occurred in the last 45 years with the following remark by Wallace: “Most Americans are repelled by the mere notion of homosexuality. The CBS news survey shows that two out of three of Americans look upon homosexuals with disgust, discomfort, or fear. One out of ten says ‘hatred’. A vast majority believe that homosexuality is an illness, only ten percent say it is a crime. And yet, and here’s the paradox, the majority of Americans favor legal punishment, even for homosexual acts performed in private, between consenting adults.”

The documentary examines other politically-incorrect facts about homosexual behavior, including the high frequency of public sex acts associated with the orientation (three thousand arrests in one jurisdiction alone in 1964). It also examines the draconian penalties for homosexual sexual acts in existence at the time, which included sentences of up to 60 years for a single conviction.

Perhaps the most insightful portion of the documentary are two juxtaposed interviews of the libertine novelist Gore Vidal and cultural critic Dr. Albert Goldman. Vidal begins by insisting that the family is not under threat from the homosexual subculture, and then proceeds to argue that marriage and sexual fidelity are “obsolete.”

In contrast, Goldman dissects the phenomenon of cultural homosexuality, and its relationship with the general corruption of modern society, with ruthless concision.

“It seems to me today we are in the course of gradually rolling back from our former cultural values or cultural identifications, to a more narcissistic, to a more self indulgent, to a more self-centered and essentially adolescent lifestyle,” says Goldman. “The homosexual thing cannot really be separated form a a lot of other parallel phenomena in our society today.”

“I mean, we see this on every hand. Forty percent of modern marriages end in divorce. We have a very widespread tendency to live lives of nonstop promiscuity. This is played up in a kind of playboy philosophy which is celebrated and sugar-coated and offered to the masses and received with pleasure. We have all sorts of fun and games approaches to sex. We have rampant exhibitionism today in every conceivable form.

“We have a sort of masochistic sadistic vogue. We have a smut industry that grinds out millions of dollars worth of pornography a year. We have a sort of masturbatory dance style that’s embraced as if it were something profoundly sexual, whereas actually all those dances do is just grind away without any consciousness of other people or their partners. And homosexuality is just one of a number of such things, all tending towards the subversion, towards the final erosion of our traditional cultural values.”

Wallace died on April 7 at the age of 93, recognized as one of the most substantial and hard-hitting journalists in American history, and famous for asking difficult questions other interviewers avoided. Unlike the majority of his colleagues, he regarded himself as a political moderate. He was a personal friend of Ronald Reagan.

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“The average homosexual, if there be such, is promiscuous,” Wallace states matter-of-factly. “He is not interested in nor capable of a lasting relationship like that of a heterosexual marriage. His sex life, his love life, consists of a series of chance encounters at the clubs and bars he inhabits, and even the streets of the city - the quick one night stand. These are characteristic of the homosexual relationship.”

Exactly!

1 posted on 04/23/2012 4:14:19 PM PDT by wagglebee
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2 posted on 04/23/2012 4:18:12 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Save for later.


3 posted on 04/23/2012 4:18:16 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: wagglebee
Dr. Charles Socarides, a pathbreaking psychologist who for decades led the way in treating homosexuals rather than simply prosecuting them, is equally frank before the CBS camera.

“Homosexuality is, in fact, a mental illness, which has reached epidemiological proportions,” says Socarides during a lecture. When asked by a student if homosexuals can be happy in the gay lifestyle, Socarides is unequivocal: “The fact that somebody is homosexual—a true, obligatory homosexual - automatically rules out the possibility that he will remain happy for long in my opinion.”

“The stresses and strains the psychic apparatus is subjected to over the years will cause him in time, I think, to have increasing difficulties. I think the whole idea of saying ‘the happy homosexual’ is to again, create a mythology about the nature of homosexuality.”


This part can't be said often enough.
4 posted on 04/23/2012 4:19:36 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: wagglebee

They’re called queers for a reason


5 posted on 04/23/2012 4:28:02 PM PDT by Figment
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To: wagglebee; All

Except he is talking about MALE homosexuals. Various studies, both statistical and clinical, indicate that lesbians have a lower promiscuity rate than straight women. In fact they have often been the victims of bad male behavior and want nothing to do with them. I had a client once who was in a support group for women victims of childhood sexual abuse. She said every woman in it was a lesbian, except one, who was sexually abused by both parents.

Since men typically do not have the inhibitions about “hooking up” that women do, it is easy to rack up a high score if you are seeking sex from other men. I spoke with one gay man who said he liked women too and asked him why he was doing men. He said it was just so much easier, no wining and dining, etc. before the main event. He ended up with AIDS and deep regrets about his self indulgent behavior.

It is the same undisciplined behavior on the part of men that is causing rape of women service members by other soldiers and their superior officers. MEN NEED TO GET SELF DISCIPLINE!!


6 posted on 04/23/2012 4:33:13 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: wagglebee

bflr.


7 posted on 04/23/2012 4:39:11 PM PDT by Prince of Space (Be Breitbart, baby!)
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To: ROTB

ping


8 posted on 04/23/2012 4:40:29 PM PDT by ROTB (FReepmail me if you want to join a team seeking the LORD for a Christian revival now in the USA.)
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To: wagglebee

Why do liberals protect homosexuals and hide facts about the homosexual lifestyle? I think it’s really about destroying the idea of the traditional family. One way they’ve tried to do it is the almost complete scrubbing of the true facts about homosexuals and pedophiles from the modern mental health literature. One thing is for sure you can tell the next mealy mouth liberal who whines, “It’s for the chirruns”, he/she is a lying POS and needs to STFU. Here’s food for thought:

http://www.frc.org/get.cfm?i=is02e3


9 posted on 04/23/2012 4:43:07 PM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: wagglebee

A study revealed that a surprising number of homosexual men (about half IIRC) claimed to have had over 500 sexual partners.


10 posted on 04/23/2012 4:43:55 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: gleeaikin

I’d thought to write something regarding the military comments, since while it has been fifteen years or so since I’ve worn a uniform, I still feel a bit of pride in what I voluntarily did.

No point in that, though, given your last comment.

Therefore, “women, do what your told!”


11 posted on 04/23/2012 4:58:49 PM PDT by benewton
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To: wagglebee

bkmk


12 posted on 04/23/2012 5:08:42 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: gleeaikin

>>Except he is talking about MALE homosexuals. Various studies, both statistical and clinical, indicate that lesbians have a lower promiscuity rate than straight women.<<

Reference?


13 posted on 04/23/2012 5:11:05 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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To: wagglebee

Early stages of PC drumbeat containing at least one(Gore Vidal) of the usual progressive suspects. Push the idea that there is some public doubt on the issue, then keep beating the drum of normalcy and “voila,” we have homos in the military, highest levels of government, etc running and rotting away the culture.

Per Vidal, those who are okay on the issue are so, eh, eh, so intellectual, don’t you know?


14 posted on 04/23/2012 5:18:11 PM PDT by izzatzo (Just beat Obama.)
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To: wagglebee
From the first part of this interview it's apparent to me that being so immoral as to be immune to shame isn't a new concept.It goes back to at least ‘67.
15 posted on 04/23/2012 5:19:56 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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Per Vidal, those who are okay on the issue are so, eh, eh, so intellectual, don’t you know?

It takes a *special* kind of courage to be *that* wise.

16 posted on 04/23/2012 5:23:20 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: wagglebee

The population control agenda is behind this “alternative lifestyle acceptance” ... yet few ever seem to equate the two. It’s brilliant when you think about it... what better way to stop the masses from procreating other than spiking our water supplies? I find it so disturbing.


17 posted on 04/23/2012 5:50:40 PM PDT by Rona_Badger (Heeds the Calling Wind)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

A study revealed that a surprising number of homosexual men (about half IIRC) claimed to have had over 500 sexual partners.

That is why they have bathhouses, so they can hookup indisciminately. How many men have done Obama??

Ask Rahm.


18 posted on 04/23/2012 5:53:54 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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A study revealed that a surprising number of homosexual men (about half IIRC) claimed to have had over 500 sexual partners.

You're looking at this in entirely the wrong way. If heterosexual men found as many women as willing as they wanted them to be to commit just the act and only the act, stripped of any ideas of romance and cuddling and associated elaborate rituals, you would find the numbers about the same. In fact, if you have a way of boosting the women's willingness relative to the guy (such as by making him a famous actor, rock star, or sports figure), you'll easily arrive at such figures.
19 posted on 04/23/2012 6:00:23 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: gleeaikin

I have a relative by marriage who was a lesbian. She had been gang raped when an adolescent and wanted nothing to do with men.

Her lesbian companion had a sex-change and the two married. They had a child together by AI.

At 40 years of age she met a man, a coworker, and fell in love. She walked away from her marriage, her child, and her lesbian lifestyle.

I am convinced that homosexuality is a personality defect.


20 posted on 04/23/2012 6:24:25 PM PDT by SatinDoll
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To: gleeaikin
It is the same undisciplined behavior on the part of men that is causing rape of women service members by other soldiers and their superior officers. MEN NEED TO GET SELF DISCIPLINE!!

Well, Granma, people in hell need ice-water too... Just where in hell are men supposed to get discipline?

Their parents have failed them, their schools avidly encourage the homo lifestyle, the main stream media is filled with them and they glorify the lifestyle, the churches are all-inclusive.... Where do men go to get their self-discipline?

Now the military members are being forced accept homos. This will not have a good ending for those flaunting their different life style in a room full of men. Blanket parties would be the least of their worries.

The first and best bastion against this perverse lifestyle in a family. The next is your house of worship. And then the schools to which you send your children for day care and indocrination. So if you are not a family, don't homeschool, and don't attend a Christian church, you are pretty much dooming your male offspring to a lack of self-discipline and the resulting ills.

Where indeed are men going to get self-discipline.

21 posted on 04/23/2012 6:31:31 PM PDT by SandwicheGuy (*The butter acts as a lubricant and speeds up the CPU*ou)
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To: gleeaikin

Various studies, both statistical and clinical, indicate that lesbians have a lower promiscuity rate than straight women. In fact they have often been the victims of bad male behavior and want nothing to do with them.


How odd. Every study I’ve read revealed that many “lesbian’s” report more sexual encounters, both with men and women, then “straight” women. Lesbians are also known to have far more domestic assault incidents than hetero and man-man households.

So, are you president of the female version of the “he man woman hater club?”


22 posted on 04/23/2012 6:43:12 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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23 posted on 04/23/2012 6:47:18 PM PDT by narses
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To: wagglebee

Yet another national conversation that cannot be had because one side’s viewpoint has been PC’d into oblivion.


24 posted on 04/23/2012 7:29:14 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Hope springs eternal - maybe the Bucs will break .500 this year)
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To: wagglebee

Bump.....


25 posted on 04/23/2012 9:41:40 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

He man woman hater club? Thats a laugh. Widow of a Korean combat vet, heavy weight wrestler, unarmed combat instructor with a son doing his 20 in Special Forces.

When there have been news reports of same sex domestic disputes, the ones I have heard about have mostly been male.


26 posted on 04/23/2012 11:12:58 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: wagglebee

Thank you for posting this. It is horrifying to see how much change has happened since 1957. Even the liberal clergy who were trying to be sympathetic toward homosexuals were using terms about homosexuality that today would be considered unacceptably “homophobic.”


27 posted on 04/27/2012 5:37:13 PM PDT by darrellmaurina
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To: Figment; wagglebee
Even heterosexual relations have been queered. Thanks to contraception, women are essentially neutered, doctored, altered, "fixed" --- reengineered to conduct their sex lives promiscuously, like promiscuous men. Without the distinctive qualities romantic attachment and fertility, women are (or can be treated like) boys with boobs.

I am convinced that the contraceptive revolution BROUGHT ABOUT the societal acceptance of homosexual behavior. You already have the essential ideology in place: sex as self-gratification.

28 posted on 04/30/2012 12:38:58 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Evidence, and reasonable inference from evidence.)
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