Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Transgenderism, Sexual Perversion, and the Fall of Rome

Many shocking and sad pictures appear in the June 16-22 issue of Bay Windows, puportedly celebrating "Gay Pride 2005" in Boston. Not least of which is the "Tranny Bois" photo (page 18 ... not published online... wonder why?) The tranny bois are exposing their scarred chests, where their breasts have apparently been surgically removed.

A historical parallel is found in ancient Rome, writes Leland D. Peterson (Emeritus Professor of English and Latin at Old Dominion Univeristy) in The New Oxford Review (June 2005). The editors warn that "this article may make you throw up, in which case YOU SHOULD NOT READ IT. If you do read it, don't send us any letter of complaint." (Sounds like a warning we should print for the readers of MassResistance.)

Getting back to sexual perversion and mutilation, Peterson claims that gay "intellectuals" like Andrew Sullivan are wrong to ignore or deny the connection between perverted sexual practices, gay "marriage", and a society's decline. "Gay marriage" was "a key element in the collapse of the Roman Empire," he says. "Something very much like the AIDS epidemic that has been the scourge of such 'gay' meccas as San Francisco, and now a worldwide epidemic, can be identified in the second century A.D."

"Same-sex 'marriage' was the invention of the Emperor Nero in the first-century A.D. In a comparatively long reign among the first-century Caesars (A.D. 54-68), he began as a talented and generous though youthful friend of the people, but degenerated in a mere 14 years to become the prototype of Lord Acton's axiom: Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

"Suetonius, a second-century Roman historian, began 'to list his follies and crimes,' which included at least three same-sex 'marriages.' Nero's first same-sex 'marriage' was preceded by a transgendering operation on his intended bride that was thought to be successful:
Having tried to turn the boy Sporus into a girl by castration, he went through a wedding ceremony with him — dowry, bridal veil and all — which the whole Court attended; then brought him home, and treated him as a wife. He dressed Sporus in the fine clothes normally worn by an Empress and took him in his own litter not only to every Greek assize and fair, but actually through the Street of Images at Rome, kissing him amorously now and then."

Read more, but have the barf bag ready.