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How Fascists Exploit Male Insecurities (1 Viewer)

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"Why did Tucker Carlson open his season with an ad for a John Waters summer camp? There’s a lot here to unpack. For starters, this montage is a helpful reminder that every Republican accusation is a confession. People screaming about “the gays” are almost always exposing their own sexual insecurities. From child trafficking (Matt Gaetz, etc) to voter fraud to “cancel culture” (Republican school and library boards all over the country), every Republican talking point exposes their darkest obsessions. Republicans don’t want anyone to “say gay” because every mention of the concept makes it tougher for certain Republicans to hold the act together.

Carlson didn’t get rich by misunderstanding his audience. The kind of men drawn to Fascist propaganda are the kind of men who feel dogged by failure and inadequacy, easy marks for grifters pitching “real man” remedies. Fascism embraces a bizarre cult of male sexual power, perhaps best described as homoerotic homophobia, in which an erotic obsession with an ideal male form is pared with exaggerated demonstrations of not-gayness.

What does Fascist homoerotic homophobia look like? It looks like the far-right’s obsession with “cuckold” imagery and language. It looks like Steve Bannon’s erotic rhapsody on Fascist uniforms and style, all about leather, violence and power. It looks like Ernst Rohm, the openly gay leader of Hitler’s SA (predecessor to the SS), and his strange, homoerotic embrace of the mannderbund, or “men’s state.” You see it in the “Proud Boys,” who decided to give themselves a super-not-gay name better suited for a Castro Street bathhouse. It looks like Paul Pressler, the Southern Baptist preacher and Republican anti-gay political activist who’s a gay pedophile. It looks like Jerry’s Falwell Jr. ‘s three way with a Miami pool boy. An ideology that worships male power also worships male sexual power. That worship can be expressed in odd ways.


...There are a lot of insecure men unhappy with their plight, looking for trouble. Carlson and the Republicans are offering them an attractive explanation, recycling a Fascist ideology to weaponize them."

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This guy really nails the GOP.
 
There are far more liberal gay men than conservative, We have a few.
The article is complete BS, though.
 
That's pretty much true. Most of the men I've known, who are uncomfortable with Gays, have had more than just a few little male insecurities.
The "tell" is their constant search of trying to emulate those Real-Men. You just want to say: "For Christ sakes...just be yourself and all that...you're OK"
"Don't let other people dictate who you are"
 
I thought Alex Jones peddling "Tactical Wipes" for manly men too virile for ordinary toilet paper was weird, but lil' Tucker jumped the gay shark with testicle tanning.
 
"Why did Tucker Carlson open his season with an ad for a John Waters summer camp? There’s a lot here to unpack. For starters, this montage is a helpful reminder that every Republican accusation is a confession. People screaming about “the gays” are almost always exposing their own sexual insecurities. From child trafficking (Matt Gaetz, etc) to voter fraud to “cancel culture” (Republican school and library boards all over the country), every Republican talking point exposes their darkest obsessions. Republicans don’t want anyone to “say gay” because every mention of the concept makes it tougher for certain Republicans to hold the act together.

Carlson didn’t get rich by misunderstanding his audience. The kind of men drawn to Fascist propaganda are the kind of men who feel dogged by failure and inadequacy, easy marks for grifters pitching “real man” remedies. Fascism embraces a bizarre cult of male sexual power, perhaps best described as homoerotic homophobia, in which an erotic obsession with an ideal male form is pared with exaggerated demonstrations of not-gayness.

What does Fascist homoerotic homophobia look like? It looks like the far-right’s obsession with “cuckold” imagery and language. It looks like Steve Bannon’s erotic rhapsody on Fascist uniforms and style, all about leather, violence and power. It looks like Ernst Rohm, the openly gay leader of Hitler’s SA (predecessor to the SS), and his strange, homoerotic embrace of the mannderbund, or “men’s state.” You see it in the “Proud Boys,” who decided to give themselves a super-not-gay name better suited for a Castro Street bathhouse. It looks like Paul Pressler, the Southern Baptist preacher and Republican anti-gay political activist who’s a gay pedophile. It looks like Jerry’s Falwell Jr. ‘s three way with a Miami pool boy. An ideology that worships male power also worships male sexual power. That worship can be expressed in odd ways.


...There are a lot of insecure men unhappy with their plight, looking for trouble. Carlson and the Republicans are offering them an attractive explanation, recycling a Fascist ideology to weaponize them."

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This guy really nails the GOP.
Not to derail, but a recent study showed that narcissism is grounded in insecurity, rather than feelings of grandeur about oneself.

Seems to fit, and yes, my brother fits this description to a t.
 
Living here in the land of fruits and nuts, I can tell you nobody here really cares.
A couple of election cycles back, three of the Republican mayoral candidates in San Diego were openly gay.
It's not my thing, but hey, live and let live.
 

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