Chuck Asay is one of those old-timey white guys who has more than outlived his usefulness to the planet. Born in 1942, he’s the direct beneficiary of most of the social-support systems that were erected during his youth, those same systems he wants to see dismantled now in the name of “conservatism” and — probably — that odious variety of pseudo-libertarianism which is really just a thin veneer of legitimacy masking a rapacious, pig-ignorant selfishness.
With his latest cartoon, though, he really pushed my buttons. Behold the quintessence of subhuman dipshittery contained in his “art”:
Yes. This hydrocephalic pre-sapient has actually made the suggestion that gays in the military will spend all their time groping their comrades, in direct contravention of the stated views of the majority of the servicemen and women he presumes to be speaking for. In other words, he is imposing his views on others — the very behavior he allegedly protests against so often in other odious works, such as when he decries the “socialism” of national health care.
Interestingly enough, he hasn’t bothered to cartoon about women getting felt up by men, and their responses — starting with a knee to the groin, perhaps. Obviously, then, body boundaries aren’t his concern. He just doesn’t like the icky feelings (and, probably, the tingle Down There) that he gets whenever he thinks about men doing the happy-slap. Which, apparently, he thinks about a lot more than most of the rest of the armed forces. And for the record, it’s not the majority of Marines that object to gays in service; it’s about 30%.
Even sexual assault isn’t his focus, of course; he’s suggesting that the ever-so-promiscuous (and therefore icky) homosexuals are incapable of any sort of self-restraint, and will be unable to control their urges. Because when he imagines himself in a roomful of hunky naked men, Asay gets all sweaty and his palms get clammy, and he believes his feelings are naughty. Therefore, no one else is allowed to have them, either.*
Mr. Asay is old enough to be my father. As such he is old enough to know better. He should be ashamed of himself. Unfortunately, telling him so is difficult, since he hides his online presence, presumably because he’s not interested in dialogue; he just wants to declaim his beliefs as deific perorations from an unassailable tower.
That means he’s not just a bigot or a homophobe. He’s a bigot, a homophobe, and a coward.
* If he can make assumptions, so can I. Homophobes generally fall into the “protest too much” crowd.
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