Closet sexuality and right wing politics
(ERNST ROHM, HOMOSEXUAL LEADER OF HITLER'S STORM TROOPER TERRORISTS, WHO ATTACKED HOMOSEXUALS AS 'PERVERTS')
Are closet homosexuals a danger to democracy? Sounds ridiculous. A closet anything has reasons for their lack of openness. Many homosexuals feel shame, others fear lose of face and position. Many homosexuals suffer the complication of self loathing - which comes about because they have internalised the broader community's homophobic attitudes as correct (especially when they were young). Persons suffering low levels of self respect and high levels of self loathing can become substance abusers or people abusers. Attacking themselves and attacking others.
Self loathers are often repressive in their politics, basing their world view on fear and their belief that human nature is essentially evil. Or they are often cruel to others to compensate for what they see as a cruel world's attacks on them. Could it be that the indnvidual believes homosexuality is not right, yet he is a homosexual by nature.
(J. EDGAR HOOVER AND HIS LIFELONG COMPANION CLYDE TOLSON, CLOSET HOMOSEXUALS AND OPEN METROSEXUALS)
Famous right wing ideologues who were closet homosexuals include J. Edgar Hoover (who kept dossiers on prominent Americans and used the FBI to spy on US citizens and destroy their public reputations if he suspected them of being leftists), Senator Joe McCarthy (whose name was given to the era when he led a politicial lynch mob called the Committee for UnAmerican Activities, and destroyed the lives of many innocent people) and Ernst Rohm (Hitler's leader of the Brown Shirts, the terrorists used by the Nazis to destablise the Weimar Republic and seize power. Hitler had Rohm executed as soon as he was no longer of use to him.)
MCCARTHY AND HIS SELF-LOATHING SIDE KICK ROY COHN (BOTH GAY GAYBASHERS) The life and times of Roy Cohn, McCarthy's aid, a gay gay-bashing New York lawyer with Mafia connections who had photographs of McCarthy and Hoover in drag makes instructive reading. Google him. Could there be a link between extreme right wing ideology and self loathing and repressed homosexuality? Does it matter?