Saturday, 11 January 2014

Ariel Sharon: Epitaph On A Tyrant

Perfection, of a kind, was what he was after, 
And the poetry he invented was easy to understand; 
He knew human folly like the back of his hand, 
And was greatly interested in armies and fleets; 
When he laughed, respectable senators burst with laughter, 
And when he cried the little children died in the streets.

W H Auden.

The gay media have wet their collective knickers as Tel Aviv has just unveiled a monument to gay men imprisoned by the Nazis - even though Israel only decriminalised gay sex in 1988.
So maybe a monument to Israeli gay men might have been more fitting.
Unless this is all part of a crude propaganda exercise, that is.
Another free expenses all-paid press trip to Israel's "gay party capital" anyone?

And he descended into hell...

3 comments:

  1. As with all anti-gay laws it's a matter of whether they were actually enforced. Certainly gay men were being charged in the 60s.

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  2. One thing to remember too about the gays "liberated" from the death camps is that many of them were re-imprisoned by the allies.

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  3. I along with many of my Israeli gay friends find the whole discourse that Israel 'is one of the world's most progressive countries in terms of gay rights' rather cynical when it is still legal to discriminate against LGBT people in Israel. The last time draft legislation to extend anti-discrimination laws to cover sexual orientation was put forward to the vote in the Knesset, Netanyahu's ruling coalition voted against it - the same government that is always quick to tout how pink-friendly Israel is. Pink-washing to the max. We'll see if the latest draft anti-discrimination legislation that will face the Knesset vote very soon will pass.

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