Paul Krugman on Gay, Inc.

Well, not really.  But what he has to say about Beltway Punditry in general may as well have been written about Gay, Inc.:

[T]he surest way to get branded as not Serious is to figure things out too soon. To be considered credible on politics you have to have considered Bush a great leader, and not realized until Katrina that he was a disaster; to be considered credible on national security you have to have supported the Iraq War, and not realized until 2005 that it was a terrible mistake; to be credible on economics you have to have regarded Greenspan as a great mind, and not become disillusioned until 2007 or maybe 2008.

And…

Be an out trans woman and call out Gay, Inc., for being a transphobic pyramid scheme that has no real desire to accomplish anything that real LGBs – much less Ts – actually need in 1998 and you’re “not Serious.”

Point out the reality that New York’s gay and lesbian elite will never do anything of consequence to rectify SONDA before getting gay marriage – and do so in Dec. 2002 – and you’re “not Serious.”

Point out the reality that once Massachusetts gets gay marriage there is no chance whatsoever that any real effort will be made to rectify its 1989 law giving gays and lesbians the special right to discriminate against trans people – and do so in 2003 – and you’re “not Serious.”

Point out what HRC’s “discrimination-free zone” press release about Maryland’s law giving gays and lesbians the special right to discriminate against trans people really says in 2001 – or ever – and you’re “not Serious.”

One Response to Paul Krugman on Gay, Inc.

  1. ValerieKeefe says:

    I really should put that Paul Krugman song on my mp3 player… but then I’d have to find my mp3 player.

    (Song for those who don’t know what I’m talking about: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOYAuk809fY )

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