The prevalent opinion is that Donald Trump lowered himself when he lashed out at Rosie in response to her tirade against him. Among other things, he said of Rosie, “…she’s not smart, she’s crude, she’s ignorant, [she's] been a loser for a long time.”
Admittedly, it’s pretty hard to argue with anything Trump said. But, Trump aside, what, exactly is Rosie’s problem? Why would a nationally famous woman go out of her way to look and act like a hard-drinkin’, foul-mouthed truck driver? After all, being homely is not a sin. In fact, some of the greatest achievers in history have been physically unattractive.
So, why does Rosie go out of her way to look and act repulsive? Why does she have an aversion to combs? Why does she angrily flaunt her gaiety rather than enjoy her lifestyle in a dignified manner? Why does she feel the need to alienate millions by saying outrageous things – such as comparing Christianity to Islam?
Rosie, you’re gay! Get over it. In today’s anything-goes world, it’s no big deal – so are millions of other men and women. But Rosie’s problem is that she’s more than just gay. She’s a belligerent, nasty, flaunting lesbian. Rosie is mad … real mad. She tries very hard to make the public believe she is comfortable with her gaiety, but, quite obviously, she is not.
I’ve known many gay people over the years – as I’m sure everyone reading this article has – and most of them are intelligent, well groomed and civil. Above all, though it’s obvious they’re gay, they don’t flaunt it.
So, speaking for myself, I see no reason to be offended by someone’s gay lifestyle, so long as he/she isn’t shoving it in my face. And certainly no reason to deprive them of the same rights enjoyed by everyone else. After all, the vast majority of gays didn’t ask to be born that way.
So far, so good. Now, follow me …
In our politically correct world, it’s considered heresy to point out that heterosexuality is a physiological axiom. But isn’t it an absurdity to ignore something as self-evident as this? Does someone have to point to the private parts of a man and a woman to “prove” this axiom? The reason that an axiom is an axiom in the first place is precisely because it cannot be proven. Axioms are self-evident truths.
So, if heterosexuality is a physiological axiom, what does that say about homosexuality? Clearly, that it is “abnormal.” But what, exactly, does it mean to be abnormal? Abnormal is anything that deviates from what is considered standard, something that is atypical.
The standard, or typical, way of life in our world is heterosexuality, which includes 90-98 percent of the world’s population (depending on which source you choose to believe). It is this percentage that makes heterosexuality the standard – regardless of your opinion or mine. It’s just a fact; it has nothing to do with opinions.
Next step: If something is abnormal, it is, technically speaking, a handicap. The dictionary defines a handicap as “a disadvantage that makes success more difficult.” Thus, homosexuality in a vacuum is neither good nor bad. It is simply abnormal, meaning it is different from the norm, or the majority.
Anything abnormal is a handicap. But just because a trait makes achievement more difficult does not mean that achievement is impossible. As successful people throughout the world prove every day, there is a big difference between difficult and impossible.
If you’re 5’5″ tall, you are abnormal by NBA standards, and being so short is a tremendous handicap. But, nevertheless, 5’5″ Earl Boykins of the Denver Nuggets is able to successfully compete against NBA giants day in and day out. And Muggsy Bogues was even shorter, at 5’3″, yet he played 14 seasons in the NBA.
You can point to any other field of endeavor and find “handicapped” people who have become great successes. David Neelemen, inflicted with ADD all his life, overcame his handicap to become founder and CEO of JetBlue Airways. FDR, unable to walk as a result of contracting polio, became the longest tenured president in U.S. history. And Ronan Tynan, who had both legs amputated below the knees at age 20 following an automobile accident, went on to win 18 gold medals in the Paralympic Games and other handicapped events, earn a medical degree, and, finally, become a world-famous tenor.
And so it is with homosexuality. It’s a handicap that has not prevented gays from succeeding in virtual all fields of endeavor. And in some occupations, such as show business, being gay can actually be an advantage.
Most people in the Western world are open-minded and tolerant, and love to root for the underdog. Which is why most people tend to support gays even if they have never bothered to intellectualize the condition as a handicap.
So, Rosie, take a deep breath and try real hard to get over it. You’re gay, and guess what – most of us couldn’t care less. But we do find it very hard to root for you when you keep your angry mouth on autopilot and continually shove your gaiety in our faces. Even Donald Trump doesn’t deserve to be on the receiving end of all that.