A Reader Asks Us If We`re Letting Others Define Our Terms
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Phil Wolf writes from " Atlanta, Georgiafornia"
I very much enjoy your writing but wish to point out
one flaw if I may. I adhere to the belief that words
mean things and that the party that defines the terms,
wins the argument. Having said that, I write to point
in your reply to M. Hayden Sutherland of 12-18 you
afraid I`ll have to file these under
"Life is not like that." However, VDARE.com is not
about gay issues, as such, and we continue to be less
homophobic than, say,
Muslims, and the
black community. We do insist on calling things as
we see them, though.
If you are meaning to say that others have more of an
irrational fear of homosexuals than VDARE has, then I
apologize and stand corrected.
Otherwise, we need to stop playing into the hands of
the extreme left in this country. Everyone should know
that the gay lobby created this term to implicitly
communicate that dislike of homosexual behavior is
irrational, e.g. a phobia. I urge you to influence
everyone you know to stop adopting the enemies
terminology. Either state anti-sodomy or
pro-heterosexual, but stop enabling the immoral enemy.
writes: That was more or less what I meant to say.
"homophobia" is not a mental illness, or a moral
weakness, but rather, up to a point, the normal attitude
of most people at most times and places.
However, as John
"This ugly and etymologically stupid word has entered
general currency, so I use it here for convenience,
though under protest."
But there is a valid
point here; we do sometimes let others control the
is supposed to be a bad thing, and so is
while the term
is, as we know, "so debased" that it now
"anyone who is winning an argument with a