Johann Hari: Gay men at the heart of fascist movements

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Johann Hari: Gay men at the heart of fascist movements

#1  Postby BrandySpears » Oct 21, 2012 3:52 pm

So the idea of a gay fascist seems ridiculous. Yet when the British National Party - our own home-grown Holocaust-denying bigots - announced it was fielding an openly gay candidate in the European elections this June, dedicated followers of fascism didn't blink. The twisted truth is that gay men have been at the heart of every major fascist movement that ever was - including the gay-gassing, homo-cidal Third Reich. With the exception of Jean-Marie Le Pen, all the most high-profile fascists in Europe in the past thirty years have been gay. It's time to admit something. Fascism isn't something that happens out there, a nasty habit acquired by the straight boys. It is - in part, at least - a gay thing, and it's time for non-fascist gay people to wake up and face the marching music.

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Re: Johann Hari: Gay men at the heart of fascist movements

#2  Postby laklak » Oct 21, 2012 4:25 pm

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#3  Postby Paul » Oct 21, 2012 4:31 pm

From Eric Idle's Rutland Weekend Television circa 1975

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#4  Postby Jakov » Oct 21, 2012 5:40 pm

That link leads to a 404 Not Found.
Johann Hari's website is http://www.johannhari.com not http://www.joemygod.com

Seems quite strange he'd say that, since Hari is gay and definitely not a fascist.
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#5  Postby SkyMutt » Oct 21, 2012 5:58 pm

Jakov wrote:That link leads to a 404 Not Found.
Johann Hari's website is http://www.johannhari.com not http://www.joemygod.com

Seems quite strange he'd say that, since Hari is gay and definitely not a fascist.


Yeah, the "Joe. My. God." site merely commented on the Hari piece, which is available on the Huffington Post Politics site.

What "Joe. My. God." said:

Disgraced and discredited gay British journalist Johann Hari, who was suspended from the Independent last year after multiple charges of plagiarism, has posted a Huffington Post column claiming that gay men have been at the forefront of every fascist movement in history.
Serious, but not entirely serious.

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#6  Postby Jakov » Oct 21, 2012 6:19 pm

What Hari writes is unbelievable. Is it true?

Either way, the OP should've posted a link the original HuffPo article so we can read for ourselves.
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#7  Postby ronmcd » Oct 21, 2012 8:00 pm

I'll need to read the article to see if it's quite as weird as it sounds, but the first thing I did notice was the date: October 21st 2008. I wonder what the reason was behind the "joemygod" site quoting the article now.
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#8  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Oct 21, 2012 8:01 pm

Its that pink swastika nonsense all over again.
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Re: Johann Hari: Gay men at the heart of fascist movements

#9  Postby Calilasseia » Oct 21, 2012 10:07 pm

Last time I checked, Slobodan Milosevic wasn't gay. Pinochet wasn't gay. Neither were Videla, Viola, Galtieri or Alfredo Stroessner. Ante Pavelic wasn't gay, and as for Mussolini, fucking hell, he was shagging a mistress for 27 years before World War II, and another, different mistress from that point on until his execution.

Where the hell did Hari dig this drivel up from?
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#10  Postby chairman bill » Oct 21, 2012 10:12 pm

Calilasseia wrote:... as for Mussolini, fucking hell, he was shagging a mistress for 27 years before World War II, and another, different mistress from that point on until his execution ...


He was just in denial
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#11  Postby Tortured_Genius » Oct 21, 2012 10:14 pm

Calilasseia wrote:Where the hell did Hari dig this drivel up from?


Harry Enfield, obviously:
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Re: Johann Hari: Gay men at the heart of fascist movements

#12  Postby devogue » Oct 21, 2012 10:17 pm

He knows he can say that stuff because he is gay. It's a free pass, and he's exploiting it to court controversy. Don't like it? That's your problem, because Hari is gay.

It's like that episode in Curb your Enthusiasm when Suzie Greene calls Larry a "Jew Face" - because they are Jews it is funny, it is "allowed".
It's PETUNIAS TIME again, folks!!!

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