Sexual Psychoanalysis

Thursday, March 31, 2005

Sexual Psychoanalysis

Writer and "sexpert" Susie Bright has a insightful essay on Jeff/James "Bulldog" Guckert/Gannon and how self-loathing, GOP queers function and gain access to the halls of power. She addresses what most news stories danced around-- Guckert/Gannon was a successful prostitute-- and nails the frustration that so many of us feel about the underwhelming coverage of the Guckert/Gannon story in addition to the mystery of how people like Gannon/Guckert live with themselves.
I know he isn’t a household name yet, but one day Mehlman and his brethren will be understood on the same level as Roy Cohn, or J. Edgar Hoover: classist, misogynist, elitist power whores who may be Kinsey 6 homosexuals, but who look in the mirror and whisper this:

“Mirror mirror on the wall, I am special and above it all.”

The Kinky Fascists feel entitled to fuck who they want and ruin who they want, because they believe they are a unique breed of men above other men. They say “to hell with gay marriage,” because they’d never do something that “weak.” Hate crimes are something that happens to nelly queens who deserve it. And women are bitches from hell that need to be kept on a leash until you need their venom for your enemies.

Sure, the hypocrites have deep-seated self loathing, but they’re in the driver’s seat of American conservative politics, baby! Power is better than a line of cocaine up their ass for that all-important self esteem buzz.
I forgot how much I love Susie Bright, she writes about sex & politics so well, just not frequently enough.

(Thanks to Amanda @ pandagon for the link. Susie is sort of like Dan Savage, only she came first, is bisexual and has a much larger sexual universe of personal experience. She's smart, radical, funny as well as warm and cuddly.)

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