Cliff Kincaid
Obama, academia celebrate latest perversions
By Cliff Kincaid
May 11, 2016

The Obama administration seems to be in a race with academia to see who can do the most pandering to the LGBTQ "community."

While President Obama thinks women who dress as men are entitled to Civil Rights Act protections, the University of Maryland recently hosted a "Queer Beyond Repair" conference that included a keynote speech on the future of the sexual device known as the dildo.

Kathryn Bond Stockton, Distinguished Professor of English and Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity at the University of Utah, was the featured speaker on the topic, "Impure Thoughts and All They Birth: What Does the Dildo of the Future Look Like?"

Titles of other topics or panels at the University of Maryland event included:
  • "How a Girl Becomes a Ship"

  • "Black Queerness and Trans Bodies"

  • "Traveling to 'Dark Places': Race, Touch, and Sadomasochism"
Another speaker was Dr. Tom Roach, the coordinator for Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Bryant University. It was a Friday, he reminded his audience, which means literally the "day of Frige," also named for the goddess of sex, love, and power. His PowerPoint highlighted the fact that Frige is the primary deity for Wicca, or witchcraft.

Roach's panel, "Sex, Data, and the Law," and his presentation in particular, "SCOTUS Interruptus: Raiding in the Wake of Obergefell v. Hodges," were wake-up calls regarding the current LGBTQ agenda.

Celebrating transgenderism is only one part of the sexual madness the Obama Administration is promoting for the nation. The next great cause, now popular in academia, is legalizing prostitution.

The author of Friendship as a Way of Life: Foucault, AIDS, and the Politics of Shared Estrangement, Roach based much of his presentation on the work of Michel Foucault (1926–1984), a French philosopher who died of AIDS and was accused of deliberately infecting his partners with the deadly disease.

"In the mid-1970's," says the LGBT History website, "Foucault taught at the University of California, Berkeley. He became enamored with San Francisco and its liberated gay sexuality – especially the bathhouses." Foucault declared, "I think that it is politically important that sexuality be able to in the bathhouses. You cease to be imprisoned in your own face, your own past, in your own identity."

Those bathhouses were notorious incubators of AIDS.

Roach's presentation ventured the opinion that the Supreme Court's Obergefell decision was a last ditch effort by the capitalist power structure and the state to keep homosexuals under control by extending the institution of marriage to them.

An event later the same year as the court's gay marriage decision – a federal raid on the Rentboy prostitution website – also figured prominently in the Roach presentation. His PowerPoint described it as the "policing of extramarital, potentially unassimilable intimacies."

Most interestingly, Roach said, the New York Times had condemned the federal raid on Rentboy. Indeed, the paper, in an editorial, commented that "The criminal complaint is so saturated with sexually explicit details, it's hard not to interpret it as an indictment of gay men as being sexually promiscuous."

The Times had argued that Rentboy was simply "a company that provided sex workers with a safer alternative to street walking or relying on pimps. The defendants have not been accused of exploiting sex workers, featuring minors on the website, financial crimes or other serious offenses that would warrant a federal prosecution."

Hence, prostitution is now just "sex work."

The Times noted – and Professor Roach also mentioned – that Amnesty International (AI) had announced that it would be pushing for the decriminalization of "consensual sex work" worldwide. Last August, AI announced that it had passed a resolution "to protect the human rights of sex workers."

The big brain behind this approach is George Soros, the billionaire hedge fund operator, who has been promoting the idea for over a decade that illegal drugs and prostitution should not only be legalized but taxed and regulated, and thus approved by the government.

Looking at the evidence for this campaign back in 2006, we commented that the purpose was "to transform American society into one in which the use of dangerous drugs and the practice of prostitution are accepted and protected by the government."

The Roach presentation at the "Queer Beyond Repair" University of Maryland symposium may seem extreme to some people. But the state-funded University of Maryland described its "Queer Beyond Repair" symposium as laying the groundwork for a total and complete revolution, away from "imperial rule and anti-blackness" to exploring "the psychic and material structures of liberal politics itself."

It goes on: "This queerness insists on forms of reinvention, if not defiance, in excess of the states of decay we have inherited or the symptoms of disrepair we have learned to uncover. It asks us to be estranged from the present as is, even as we acknowledge the limit conditions set by our fear of or incuriosity about what might lie beyond life as we know it."

If none of the "Queer Beyond Repair" conference makes any sense to you, then you have the following UMD sponsors of this event to thank:
  • College of Arts and Humanities

  • The Graduate School

  • Office of Diversity & Inclusion

  • Office of Undergraduate Studies

  • School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

  • Center for Literary and Comparative Studies

  • Nathan and Jeanette Miller Center for Historical Studies

  • Department of Anthropology

  • Department of Communication

  • Department of English

  • Department of History

  • Department of Sociology

  • Department of Women's Studies

  • The LGBT Equity Center
On the website for "Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies" at Roach's Bryant University in Minnesota, students are told about future careers and post-grad opportunities. "With a concentration or a minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, you will learn to think critically about privilege, power, stereotypes, and discrimination, which is valuable in the marketplace as organizations address issues of globalization and diversity," students are told.

It appears this kind of thinking is already very common in the Obama administration, starting at the top, with Obama himself. His childhood mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, was a notorious pornographer and pervert who seemed to function as the future President's sex teacher.

No wonder reports indicate that Obama is now preparing to designate a gay bar once controlled by the Mafia as a national landmark.

© Cliff Kincaid


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