From Supreme Court decisions to Russia's now notorious anti-gayness, LGBT issues have somehow become front and center.
In all honesty, I really don't have especially strong sentiments about LGBT issues, mainly because I am not L, G, B or T. But I do tend to notice things that others sometimes take for granted. Maybe it's because I'm "highly imaginative", who knows?
For example, I like to imagine how I might view the world if I were Russian, had a great deal of power and was involved in planning out active measures in the U.S. Knowing what little I know about the mindset of such individuals, I would have to become a sort of composite of the details I am familiar with. What type of scenario might satisfy my love of irony, crude sense of humor and overdeveloped desire for revenge?
Here's a hypothetical scenario:
I target some former U.S. gold medal Olympian I have fairly easy access to. I neuter him. I turn him into a troubled, neurotic creature who mutilates himself. But the best part? I spin it into a movement that quickly gains the sympathies of the American media, which I already believe is entirely comprised of homosexuals and sexual deviants. Only now...I have devised a plan where I'm able to get them to take the bait fairly easily and prove that I was correct all along.
It is the ideal counterpoint to my initial "Homosexuals are BAD" point. And who in their right mind would believe it? If I were able to pull such a stunt off, it would become a humorous inside joke that would reach epic proportions, like "Reset Button" or "From Bosnia to Tokyo". Most of all, it would create countless money-making opportunities, and no one would ever be the wiser.
It would be the gift that keeps on giving, because there would always be a reporter or journalist out there who will slap the hand of someone who callously refers to "Caitlyn" as "Bruce". I would make certain that all Wikipedia and Google searches redirect to "Caitlyn Jenner" and not "Bruce Jenner", It would be a practical joke of epic proportions...convincing an entire nation that this was somehow normal.
Of course, such a scenario would be impossible...the kind of conspiracy theory that only the mind of a Russian FSB operative could come up with.
Bruce Jenner was, up until recently, married to Kris Jenner, widow of Robert Kardashian, who was a part of O.J. Simpson's legal team during the Simpson trial. A little background on Robert Kardashian, courtesy of Wikipedia:
"Kardashian was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Armenian-American parents Helen (née Arakelian) and Arthur Kardashian, who ran the largest meat-packing business in southern California. He had a sister and brother, Barbara and Tom Kardashian. His great-grandparents, Sam and Harom Kardaschoff, were ethnic Armenian Spiritual Christian Prygun immigrants from Karakale, Kars (present-day Turkey). Robert's ancestors fled the impending massacre, which would eventually take place as the Armenian Genocide in 1915, thanks to a child 'prophet' Efim G. Klubnikin who urged them to uproot to America. The family, known at the time as the Kardaschoffs, in Russian style, made their way from their home village of Karakale to German ports. From there, they travelled to a new life in America on the passenger vessels SS Brandenburg and SS Köln, settling in the United States. Their son Tatos anglicized his name to Tom, started a business in garbage collection in Los Angeles, and married another Kars-Karakale immigrant, Hamas Shakarian."After the divorce with Bruce, Kris Jenner offered up the following rationale, again, courtesy of Wikipedia:
"Kris Jenner has talked about the breakup with Caitlyn as 'the most passive-aggressive thing' saying that while she had known of her partner's use of hormones in the 1980s, 'there wasn't a gender issue. Nobody mentioned a gender issue.'"WHO was passive-aggressive?
O.K., so let's see...we have Kim Kardashian, Bruce Jenner's stepdaughter. Then there's Kim's husband, Kanye West, a singer who first became famous as a producer for Jay-Z's production company, Roc-A-Fella Records.
You know...Roc-A-Fella...like "Rockefeller"...as in...those folks who are secretly controlling the world via their global illuminati.
Come on...I KNOW you've heard of Kanye West. He's the guy who performed at Nursultan Nazarbayev's wedding. Remember? He's the guy who said:
"Man, let me tell you something about George Bush and oil money and Obama and no money. People want to say Obama can't make these moves or he's not executing. That's because he ain't got those connections. Black people don't have the same level of connections as Jewish people...We ain't Jewish. We don't got family that got money like that." In response to his comments, the Anti-Defamation League stated: "There it goes again, the age-old canard that Jews are all-powerful and control the levers of power in government."And then, of course, there's Jay-Z. He's the guy who announced his strong support for same-sex marriage while partnering up with Mikhail Prokherov in purchasing the Brooklyn Nets. Curiously, neither Prokherov's nor "Z's" Wikipedia pages name the other as a business partner. How odd.
I meant to write about Jay-Z's and his wife Beyonce's positions on Hezbollah, along with Shakira's who is on Jay-Z's label, but I am suddenly having difficulty tracking that information down. Oh well, perhaps in the third part of this series which, believe me, you will not want to miss.