Dictators seem to have an issue with gays. A perspicacious lot, dictators fight some sort of gay threat invisible to regular people. While Christians and traditionalists might decry gay acts, leftist dictators go straight to hating and oppressing gay people. From Nazi Germany to today’s Iran, this tiny and largely invisible minority has had a lot of trouble at the hands of dictators. Russian strongman Vladimir Putin is the latest windmill tilter with his laughable oppression talk. After all, when Islamic terrorists are blowing up Sochi, why not oppress the gays?
Enter the Village People. Some self-appointed leaders of the gay movement – whatever that is – want former front man Victor Willis to use his YMCA song as a protest against Putin’s weirdness. After all, YMCA is an anthem to anonymous gay sex, so the song would be a dog whistle to those who place Putin’s gay oppression on the same level as his trampling of an entire nation’s rights.
In addition to a talent for campy disco, Willis also seems to have a brain for politics and self-preservation. He declined to present his song as a protest, implausibly claiming the song is not really about casual gay sex. In fact, Willis knows that YMCA and the Village People brand is extremely valuable. Every sports event, wedding, and movie that exploits YMCA’s catchy groove puts a few dollars in the royalty pot. After Gary Glitter was exposed as a vicious pedophile, the sports anthem playlist got a little thin.
Perhaps Willis practices self-interest, or perhaps he likes that his songs represent good times as much as gay sex. Either way, he made the smart and classy choice by not poking a hornet’s nest. Smart-gay here.
Enter Chris Kluwe, who is straight by the way. This week, Kluwe dumped on his former employers at the Vikings, claiming his termination was due to his support for gay marriage. He showed how his coach asked him to tone his politics down, presumably to focus on things like punting. The Vikings are in the business of winning games – in 2013 losing. If Tim Tebow’s distraction from the field was intolerable, a gay marriage hammering punter should have taken the advice to shut-up.
The Vikings claim Kluwe was fired because of his inadequate play, which may be the case considering the importance of punters. Most people watch football for entertainment, not to be reminded of divisive politics, which makes Kluwe dumb-gay. The left’s penchant for joyless negativity might fly on MSNBC with its cry-baby pundits, but the NFL is a no-excuses league that likes to keep its brand clean.
Overturning millennia of social tradition takes brains and tact, not a whiny blow-hard whose only talent is vindictive sniping. Bob Costas, that means you too. Those who want to advance the gay agenda – if there even is one – should consult Mr. Willis.