Spies, priests and shadowy networks
A rather interesting comparison of priestly pederasts and treasonous Englishmen: James Hitchcock on Subversion through the Old Boy Network. One point he touches on, referring to C. S. Forster, is the tendency of homosexuality to dissolve social loyalties into personal relations. It’s an interesting point—the homosexual’s most intense connections to others do not point beyond themselves in any way, and that must have consequences. Hitchcock also says that homosexuality is subversive because homosexuals are despised. It seems to me though that there is in it an intrinsic element of conscious make-believe and mockery of the natural that make it necessarily subversive.
Posted by Jim Kalb at May 28, 2002 07:31 AM | Send