Friday, June 27, 2014
Greetings Comrades. Well tomorrow is not only the 100th anniversary of the plugging of the Arch Duke of Austria there by starting the second 100 Years War. As it happens it's also the,...I think 46th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, and Queer Rebellion.
Current stroller pushing mutants not withstanding.
Well who'd a thunk it. Queers started World War One, and some Serbian maniacs in the pay of the Serbia secret police started a Fag Revolution. I tell ya you can't make bleep like this up!
All mayhem aside this date carries some serious shit comrades.
One couldn't exist without the other. Without the multi-part 100 Years 20th century War. There would not have been the 1950's/60's prosperity which made possible the Civil Rights Movement the Free Speech Movement the Beatniks the Hippies, and their direct decedent the Radical Faggotry of the 1970's.
Granted all the above movements existed in one form or another anyway, but the "post-war" mid-20th century *American "prosperity" gave them all a gigantic push forward.
Ain't history a pisser.
*(Sure as shit it wasn't remotely evenly distributed, but it was still to this date the largest transfer of wealth to the working, and middle classes in western history. True this transfer was stopped, and reversed in later decades, but still.)
(Btw "GLF" below is the group I joined in the summer of 1970. It was just as advertized "Gay Liberation". Note on the banner the Fag, and Dyke symbols were together in sister, and brotherhood. Oh what generous loving times they were.
All folks regardless of variety weirdness or non/anti-mainstream way of life were totally welcome. They were sweet hopeful daze for the likes of me, and other assorted Sexual Outlaws, and Mad Artists.
This before the witch trial like era of the mid to late 1980's when the "Who is Really Gay" inquisitions began. Perverts were tossed out as the movement ceased it's radical image, and began it long decent into the safe mainstream.
As I've said both here, and on the air if the original as they were then Stonewall soldiers showed up at the various alleged "gay community centers" today the nice normal folks there would probably call the cops.
Can't have all them dirty commies, and perverts near our daycare center can we. Oh what would Rimbaud, and Burroughs think, and or say.)