Camile Paglia is a self-described libertarian, but her views on virtually every issue toe the line with the Democratic National Committee. She’s a liberal, she’s a university professor, and she’s a lesbian who was “out” before it was cool to be a lesbian.
She can also put two rational thoughts together on the same day.
She was recently on Laura Ingraham’s show and Laura asked her about Duck Dynasty and Phil Robertson.
Here’s the text of her comment.
“I speak with authority here because I was openly gay before the ‘Stonewall Rebellion,’ when it cost you something to be so,” she said. “And I personally feel as a libertarian that people have the right to free thought and free speech. In a democratic country, people have the right to be homophobic as they have the right to support homosexuality — as I 100 percent do. If people are basing their views against gays on the Bible, again they have a right to religious freedom there … to express yourself in a magazine in an interview -– this is the level of punitive PC, utterly fascist, utterly Stalinist, OK, that my liberal colleagues in the Democratic party and on college campuses have supported and promoted over the last several decades. It’s the whole legacy of the free speech 1960′s that have been lost by my own party.”
We have only one small quibble with Ms. Paglia, “…people have the right to be homophobic…”
We happen to agree with Phil and we can say for a certainty that we are not “afraid” of homosexuals. We don’t speak for Phil, but we doubt he is either. If you haven’t guessed, The Curmudgeon is pretty tough to offend, but we do find the use of “homophobia” to be an offensive term used to refer to people who oppose a homosexual lifestyle on moral grounds.
We are willing to give Ms. Paglia a pass on that though given that she recognizes, and is willing to spell it out in very simple terms, that Democrats are “utterly fascist, utterly Stalinist” and have been promoting this claptrap for the last five decades.
If you think that Camile is outspoken about Duck Dynasty and Phil Robertson, take three minutes and listen to her deconstruct Barack Obama and ObamaCare. She’s certainly coming from a hard left position to attack The Imperial President and his policies, but the fun part is that she’s not afraid to take him on. She obviously doesn’t give a rip about being called a racist.
Thanks Camile, it was fun.