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The outgoing winner of the May 2014 Eurovision song contest, a bearded Austrian transvestite, as symbol of the West’s mixed-up identity
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“The merry month of May, so frolic, so gay, and so green,” a verse written hundreds of years ago, might have been penned to describe Europe last month, Ireland and Austria in particular.

Vienna’s Green Party had gotten the green light from its “red” Social Democratic coalition partner to install gay-themed traffic signals in time for the annual “Life Ball” that raises funds for combating AIDS. The founder of the 23 year-old Life Ball, an event that regularly attracts personalities such as Bill Clinton and celebrity drag queens, tearfully announced he had been hiding the fact of his own HIV infection all those years. But Austria’s bearded Austrian transvestite, “Concita Wurst,” winner of last year’s Eurovision song contest, put the Life back in the Ball with a live personification of Austrian Gustav Klimt’s celebrated 1907 “Goldene Adele” painting: Adele with a beard. The bearded transvestite likewise personified another phenomenon: the West’s current identity confusion. The confusion again surfaced the following weekend. As Wurst was passing on the song contest baton to this year’s winner in Vienna, Emerald Isle citizens a continent away were overwhelmingly voting to legalize gay marriages.

The new gay-friendly traffic lights, using figures of hand-holding same-sex couples, were no less confusing. As a native New Yorker, I grew up ignoring pedestrian traffic signals. But years of living in Germanic lands conditioned me to wait for the green. Would I be breaking the law if I were to cross on the green without a partner holding my hand?

More broadly is the confusion about partnerships themselves. As kids, we joked about marriage being an institution, asking who wanted to live in an institution. The arguments for “gay marriages” are generally based on notions of individuals being “equal” under the law. But does this apply to institutions? The common thread behind all this mix-up is the issue of equality. Compared to what the homicidal French Jacobins and Russian Bolsheviks did with the issue in centuries past, the current egalitarian mania regarding homosexual relationships seems relatively harmless.

But it ignores the law of procreation, which is far more than just “settled science,” to use an oxymoron favored by fellow Greenpeace climate change progressives. When tens of thousands of years of trial and error keep producing the same results, it’s fair to conclude that a same-sex-couple will never be able to produce offspring. There’s uniqueness to the male-female relationship that simply can’t be equaled.

Same-sex marriage proponents simply deny the relevance of procreation science to the marriage institution. They propose its radical re-making without even asking why it was originally created. And by so ignoring the issue, they ignore the question of whether other changes in the state’s handling of marriage might better address other radical changes in modern life, and achieve such with a lot less hullabaloo.

Long before Napoleon mandated civil marriage ceremonies in much of Europe, the task was performed and regulated by churches and earlier societal structures. And beyond the spiritual focus of religious institutions, before IRS marital tax deductions and state social security benefits, assignment of paternity based on probability was what marriage was all about. A more harmonious procreation of societies themselves, essential to their continued collective survival, was facilitated by the ceremonial uniting of men and women.

Communities sometimes took prime responsibility for mother and child. But more usually, the father was expected to assume his share of the burden. The “mama baby papa maybe” uncertainty was not completely solved by the marriage relationship. But long before ancient Rome’s “pater est quem nuptiae demonstrant” principle, the husband was automatically recognized as the father, as it continued to be under Common Law’s marital paternity presumption. It was probability theory at work, long before two 17th century Frenchmen began developing the mathematical models used in modern insurance calculations.

DNA science can now eliminate the uncertainty almost entirely. So instead of seeing Ireland’s referendum as a guide to the future, why aren’t we thinking of reversing the Napoleonic usurping of the church’s traditional roles, and allowing religious institutions to continue tending to the spiritual dimension. The state can get out of the marriage business altogether and put to bed a lot of needless controversy.

Renowned 19th century legal historian, Henry Summer Maine, posited that “the movement of progressive societies has hitherto been a movement from status to contract.” With DNA and a type of marriage contract deposited with civil authorities, the rights and obligations of the family can be assured. Paternity probability, quite obviously, will not be an issue in gay unions. But the state’s traditional role in enforcement of contract disputes should satisfy their needs too, if their partnership contracts are accommodated by changed laws regarding taxes, inheritance and other civil issues.

But it’s clear from the militant, in-your-face promotion of homosexual life styles that much more is demanded than this. As with ancient religious dietary laws rooted in practical considerations, and marriage’s spiritual dimension that some too believe has roots in collective concerns about paternity responsibility, there’s a religious fervor among many that has taken the issue from practical fairness to a sacred human right to be “accepted,” even admired.

We have come a long way from 19th century-born British actress Beatrice Campbell’s idea of tolerance toward homosexuals as not caring what they did “as long as they don’t do it in the street and frighten the horses.” Youths and intellectual elites, for whom recognition as being cool or enlightened is an important identity marker, have been persuaded to equate “marriage equality” as evidence of such. And zealots of the creed demand that the churches get on the band wagon too.

US diplomacy is already onboard. I don’t know if any of our diplomats in Vienna, where I live, will literally be hopping on one of the band wagons loaded with colorfully costumed transvestites that have been part of June’s annual Rainbow Parade. It’s becoming the local equivalent of New York and Dublin’s St Patrick’s Day Parade, with rainbow colors rather than green. This year’s 20th annual parade and surrounding activities are expected to rival in attention the gay festivities of the preceding merry month of May. Marines at the embassy doing a salute to the colors will be saluting the stars and stripes hanging slightly above the rainbow flag over the Embassy’s entrance again this June.

Rainbow with Stars & Stripes, US Embassy Vienna 2014

Rainbow with Stars & Stripes, US Embassy Vienna 2014

One had to see it to believe it. So last year I walked the few blocks from where I live to take a photo, against the protestations of an embassy guard. I wanted to send it to an old army buddy who had tended bar in Manhattan’s Yorkville section after we returned from Vietnam. The tavern, with its authentic Old World atmosphere, was called the “Gay Vienna.” I learned decades later that the place closed because, as a neighboring 2nd Avenue shopkeeper told me, it was attracting a different kind of New World clientele. Being gay just isn’t what it used to be.

In addition to the twin flags and in line with the promotion of diversity, which (except for the intra-marriage kind) is a top American foreign policy priority in less turbulent overseas posts such as Vienna, the new 2015 Gay Vienna is to be honored again with official US participation. Music will be provided by an activist gay American band leader. Last year’s US contribution also involved a “Celebration of LGBT Pride Month” at the US Government’s “Amerika Haus,” with a talk by the US Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The subject was the “The State of LGBT America Today – 45 Years after Stonewall.” The Ambassador’s own marital state has since changed. His bilateral US ambassador colleague hosted the wedding reception for him and his fellow man.
Vladimir Putin happened to be in Vienna during that June 2014 gay pride month’s festivities. Presumably not for the parties, but because Vienna is the OSCE headquarters and because the Ukraine crisis is of the kind the organization was tailor made to deal with. At any rate, he did not attend our OSCE ambassador’s Amerika Haus lecture on the state of gay US affairs. Putin also missed last month’s Eurovision contest in which a lovely and tastefully dressed young Russian woman — a real one – took second place. Had she instead come in first, the genuine female Russian victor posing alongside the West’s outgoing bearded transvestite would have provided an appealing image for a Russian leader always keen to contrast his county’s solid sense of identity with that of the confused and decadent West.

The image might even have drawn ISIS into an alliance with him. One is tempted to conjure up a western conspiracy plot to thwart such a scary Eurovision scenario.

Gene Tuttle is a retired Foreign Service Officer living in Vienna, Austria.

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  1. Speaking of images, the Unz Review’s new format allows two lead stories with photos to grace the page. Currently, bearded ladyboy Conchita Wurst from this story is juxtaposed with a squinting Jesse Sebourn, the defendant in a California gang case. All we need now is a Monkey with a stove.

    The new format has all kinds of possibilities.

    I wish Salvador Dali had lived long enough to have a web page!

    (The new format is fine, BTW.)

  2. Bill P says:

    US embassies in Europe are like outposts of the Castro. This is no exaggeration. There is no single social issue that is more important to them than promotion of homosexuality, particularly in Eastern Europe. Americans in general have no idea that this is one of the main planks of foreign policy, although it isn’t exactly a secret.

  3. Tom says:


    Sir, thanks for the interesting article. The USA is the toilet bowl and cesspool of the world and it is dumping this garbage (and through its media, such as filthy Hollywood movies) into the whole world.

    The gullible people overseas think that the “Americans” (us) are behind all this, but they do not know that we, the common people, are not.

    So who is?

    Joe Biden paid tribute to his masters and owners and operators (the Judaists) as per the link below and basically thanked them for destroying USA. Since the Judaists control all 3 branches of govt., (including the Jew dish airy where they are able to get cases fixed very easily) so they can foist libbarbarianism, alienism and open borders on USA to destroy it while keeping Israel pure and secure.

    Coming from the horse’s mouth!

    “Tolerance” is actually a negative term and it means to suffer or endure. So when they promote tolerance, they are basically telling you to suffer and endure their abuse. Don’t!

    They want you to tolerate (suffer, endure) the abuse from homopaths, gay “marriage”, etc. to soften you up so you will easily endure the Judaists depravity (such as the rampant sexual assault of the Rabbis), their white collar crimes (insider trading, bribing politicians) and their other evil. It is just to soften the public up for the master abusers–the Judaists.

  4. @Bill P

    I suspect the US Foreign Service Office has become a homosexual magnet. It seems like a great way to have sex in exotic locations with lots of diverse partners.

    • Replies: @Bill P
  5. Biff says:

    Gay weddings destroy the sanctity of my third marriage.

  6. As Doug Wilson explains over at Blog and Mablog, the gay marriage issue is all about glory. God bestows somewhat of his glory upon fruitful, life-giving, man-woman relationships within a marriage that is neither a status nor a contract, but a sacred covenant.

    Those who are seeking glory in a sexual arrangement under some other description will be forever seeking for that glory, and not finding it. And not just because sodomy is ultimately barren, but because it’s also perverse. And perversion is never glorious.

    As a consequence, the LBGTQ quest for equal glory can only take one path, and that’s by vandalizing traditional, monogamous, hetero marriage.

    So that is what we will see unfolding over the next few years. If the issue were not so serious, I would break out the popcorn and watch the show. But this promises to be one of the gravest threats to western-style liberty in a long, long time.

    Peace, love, truth,

    The Grate Deign

  7. unit472 says:

    It will be interesting to see how women react when the next Renee Richards shows up. You might recall she was a 6 foot 2″ ‘man’ who underwent surgery to become a female back in the 1970’s and won the right to compete in the US Women’s pro tennis tour. The money wasn’t so good back in the era of Billie Jean King and Chris Evert, though they did ok, but women’s pro sports are a lot more lucrative today. Top female tennis stars make many millions per year and so did women LPGA stars though Korean women are dominant right now.

    That alone might convince a mediocre light in the loafers male athlete to just switch genders. If you can’t beat Roger Federer or Rory McIlroy you might be able to handle Serena Williams or be the next Annika Sorenstam of the LPGA. What about the Olympics? People used to joke about the East German Women’s Team but it might be illegal under modern Human Rights laws to deny a man the opportunity to compete as a woman. Beating Usain Bolt in a 100 meter race is tough but a decent male sprinter could probably run by any female athlete and, let’s face it, there are a lot of poor Third World male athletes who might like the lifestyle of an acclaimed Olympic Gold medalist even if they have to claim they are female.

    • Replies: @unpc downunder
  8. War for Blair Mountain [AKA "Battle for Blair Mountain"] says:
    @Bill P

    That’s right. The Mega-Greedy Cheating White Male CEOS who own both the Democratic-Republican Party want to homo norm Conservative Orthodox Christian Russia.

    Pedophile Rock Star Pete Townshend recently signed a letter suporting the right of Pussy Riot to desecrate Conservative Orthodox Christian Churches. I pray that the Yellowstone cauldera erupts and wipes out the social and cultural filth known as cornball “America”.

  9. War for Blair Mountain [AKA "Battle for Blair Mountain"] says:

    Legalized homo marriage is an invasion and occupation of Heterosexual Christian social and cultural space. This is why the Conservative Orthodox Christian Russian People oppose homo marriage. Several thousand Serbian Orthodox Christian Civilians were obliterated by bombs dropped by B-52s in the name of Homo Marriage rights back in 1998 by the violent bulldyke Hillary Clinton and her violent psychopathic serial rapist husband Billy Clinton from Hot Springs Arkansas. Yes, we do think that homo marriage is filthy…disgusting..and degenerate. Morever, legalized homo marriage comes with an enormous agenda:an even greater invasion and occupation of Heterosexual social and cultural space.

    There will be a backlash against World War Gay and World War Transgender.

  10. Ron Unz says:

    I noticed this morning that the *entire* Editorial Page of the NYT was given over to the demand that transsexuals be allowed to serve openly in the American military.

    It looks like aspects of a minor satire I wrote over twenty years ago are now on the verge of becoming actual reality…

    • Replies: @SecretaryNS
    , @Buzz Mohawk
  11. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @War for Blair Mountain

    Are you Christian? Do you believe that Jesus Christ is your lord and savior?

  12. War for Blair Mountain [AKA "Battle for Blair Mountain"] says:

    Oh shut the fuck up…I’m sick of all you New Athiests. Christopher Hithchens..New Athiest Pope…agitated unrelentingly to napalm Muslim Children and their Mothers in Afghanistan and Iraq in the name of homo rights…without bothering to ask these Muslim Civilians if they wanted to be enlightened about gay rights and the New Athieism. Richard Dawkins will probably end-up beheaded by Paki Youth in England…The nasty consequences of New Athiest enlightened immigration policy.

  13. Andrei Martyanov [AKA "SmoothieX12"] says: • Website
    @War for Blair Mountain

    This is why the Conservative Orthodox Christian Russian People

    I am not Orthodox but I am, certainly, Russian and I am disgusted by what is going on. Conservatism is not just function of the religion.

  14. Vanity Fair (the Jenner makeover), politically correct gender terminology from the BBC, plaudits for Judith Butler,
    Mr Wurst..all art of the agenda to blur the sex binary of human reproductive difference and conflate gestation and childbirth with insemmination.

    Presenting a guy with a beard, yet sporting hormonally induced secondary female characteristics is designed to get the impressionable generation used to the idea of the unisex or third sex human. Refusal to accept Mr Wurst as a woman uses the ‘shame’ method, where cultural parasitism piggy-backs on real historical social injustice:wealthy white gay men using the black civil rights movement to advance the redefinition of marriage is the most recent example.

    The Nazi project aimed to get control over reproduction in order to improve ‘racial hygiene’ using the Leni Riefenstahl ‘ or ‘inspiration’ method.’ Germans internalized the ‘aryan’ ideal and many German women were willing to produce ‘kinder’ through artificial insemination for the glory of the fatherland.

    Mr Wurst is the AngloZionist update of the project, wherein the female is culturally appropriated by mass media, so that a biological male can self-present – and even legally claim in some jurisdictions – as a woman.

    Claiming that there are no ‘essential’ differences is not enough to hijack the one thing that sets women apart from men: their bio-determined capacity for gestation and birth. If mass media can convince a generation through ‘soft power’like the ill-defined Mr Wurst that there are no essential sex difference between male and females, then the way is paved for appropriation of motherhood: a Canadian gay male claimed recently that his sperm donation -which took a couple minutes and involved no medical intervention was no different to the eggs-extraction (via chemically-induced hyperovulation which has led to death in some cases, as well as thrombosis) from one or more women, subsequent implanting into the womb of another for nine months gestation and subsequent childbirth. These outrageous equivocations will become more and more common.

    Yes, the next stage of the sexual revolution is to put the Wursts centre-stage to eliminate naturally-occuring sex-differences and by extension motherhood, and the natural rights that accrue to it. That way A.R.T. (Artificially Reproductive Technology) becomes socially acceptable and the 1% get to pick and choose their offspring by outsourcing the labour.

    It’s already happening.

  15. @Ron Unz

    I got the gist of that NYTimes editorial, but I can’t read it through. I can’t understand it. The pronouns do not compute. They don’t even bother to clarify. “Oh, if you can’t read this, I guess you’re behind the cultural curve, hater”

  16. @Ron Unz

    Ahh…that piece from 1993 was fun to read. Pat Schroder was one of our representatives from Colorado at the time. I was living there then, and I remember her well….

    And the “Clinton-Rodham administration”! Gotta love it. Soon we will have it back! It seems so long ago, and yet, it’s still here.

    Maybe our enemies will just die laughing now.

  17. rod1963 says:
    @War for Blair Mountain

    That violent push back will come, the government, Lefties and the elites are doing their best to push working and middle-class whites into a political, cultural and economic ghetto. It doesn’t have walls or a specific locale. But it’s one created out of laws, a twisted education system, of a news media(including Fox News) all of which is hostile to Christian men and women, a economic system that is decimating the white middle-class.

    And it shouldn’t come as a surprise either, back 2002-4 I was reading comments on Dailykos and Steve Gilliard(consider it opposition research) from Lefties hoping that white Christians and whites in general would be wiped out. There is a tremendous amount of hate bottled up among white Lefties that would even make a Black Panther envious.

    As far back as 2004, the Left was already ginning up the Gay issue going so far as to claim that a holocaust had been perpetrated against Gays because marriage was denied to them. The Left is always very patient.

    Now, the stage has been set and the firewood is in place, all it needs is something to set it off. I am quite confident that Obama along with a bunch of traitorous Congressional Republican lickspittles will provide the ignition source. My bet is after the election when Obama does his scorched Earth Executive Orders. He’s quite a vindictive little prick.

  18. @unit472

    Masculine WOMEN are the primary drivers behind the LGBT movement – feminists, lesbians and female to male transsexuals (who also tend to be lesbians). Lesbians were the main drivers of gay marriage while many feminists back the transgender movement since they believe that acceptance of transgenderism is evidence of equality for women (this is often mentioned in their literature on the topic).

    Effeminate homosexual men tend to be apolitical, masculine homosexual men are often right-wing (Jack Donovan is the best-selling author on the alternative right). Homosexual male transsexuals are usually too scatter-brained to be interested in politics (try having a vaguely intelligent conversation with a Thai ladyboy). Heterosexual male to female transsexuals tend to be nerdy libertarians, but they are also looking for lesbian partners, so it’s in their interests to push leftist politics if they want to score with a frosty lesbian.

  19. Grand Prix Eurovision? Who cares. Its a TV program out of the retort.

    Songs are written with the cash register, the European neighbors give the points to each other and the whole program is for the total dumb minded where the initiators makes the money.

    So it’s a real European project.

    And marriage is not an institution, it’s a contract. A contract between three parties. A man a woman and the government. The man need sex, the woman child’s and the state soldiers.

    This is old fashioned. Today a man needs marriage like scabies, a woman can plunder the man without sex and the government rents a company to kill other people. Bringing random people in financial responsibility to each other will simply save expenses.

  20. War for Blair Mountain [AKA "Battle for Blair Mountain"] says:
    @Andrei Martyanov

    I agree. Right after calling for Vladimir Putin’s arrest in the Name of the Virgin Mary…kneeling at a Conservative Orthodox Christian Russian Altar…Pussy Riot made a Porno in pubic where the very pregnant lead “singer” was having intercourse.

    Pedophile Rock Star Pete Townshend signed a statement in defense of Pussy Riots’ Sacred Right to desecrate Conservative Orthodox Christian Russia Churches.

  21. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    I don’t like queerness any more than the next person. I understand the origins of the marriage contract. I don’t naturally like that the marriage contract could be extended to people who don’t naturally square with it.

    Nevertheless, when you consider that homosexuality is a regular and natural deviation in the human population, and that homosexuals have natural human rights such as the right to make binding wills, and the right to allow their partners to make decisions when they’re incapacitated, it’s not hard to accept that some tiny fraction of any given population be allowed the same rights as normal married couples, so that they can live close to normal lives despite their handicap.

    And if we allow them the same rights us as, perhaps they may not feel so inclined to march about under patently ridiculous ‘pride’ banners.

  22. Bill P says:
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    I suspect the US Foreign Service Office has become a homosexual magnet. It seems like a great way to have sex in exotic locations with lots of diverse partners.

    They’re probably overrepresented, but so are Mormons. The truth is that this homophilia mandate comes straight from the top, and isn’t the result of some sub-rosa gay subculture within the Dept of State. The US Embassy sends an official delegation to support Pride parades every year in Eastern European countries. Read the above link. There isn’t even the pretense of neutrality.

    • Replies: @Kiza
  23. Priss Factor [AKA "The Priss Factory"] says:

    From fashion to Trashion

  24. anon • Disclaimer says:

    The voting was rigged by the media. It’s not a symbol of anything other than the corruption and dishonesty of the media.

  25. Kiza says:
    @Bill P

    I always thought that this State Department bias towards LGBT reps in the color-revolutionized East European countries was a show of power to submis. It is to show to the population in conquered lands not only that they are political and economic slaves, then also cultural slaves. Ditto Pussy Riot for the lands yet to be conquered. It says: All resistance is futile, you will be assimilated.

  26. Priss Factor [AKA "The Priss Factory"] says:

    Homo agenda is the proxy of Zionist globo-capitalism.

    Jews use the gay agenda as proxy of their globalist domination.

    Homos collaborate with Wall Street, Hollywood, Las Vegas, and DC to spread globalist imperialism all over.

    Follow the money. The homo agenda is bankrolled by globo-capitalists.

    Homo flag is the symbol of Zio-American Imperialism.


  27. War for Blair Mountain [AKA "Battle for Blair Mountain"] says:

    That’s exactly right. The Serbian Military now has its first Tranny Colonel. The hairy bulldyke Hillary threatened to bomb Belgrade for a second time if the Serbians disrupted the Belgrade homo pride parade.

    And Southern Evangelical Christians pack their teenage sons and daughters off to die for this social and cultural filth…God how I hate them with every fiber of my Irish being. Southern Evangelical Christians…replace them with Russians,Serbians-and the Golden Dawn.

    Jesus hates Southern Evangelical Christians…

    • Replies: @SecretaryNS

  29. @War for Blair Mountain

    Southern Evangelical Christians are natural allies against that kind of thing. They err from ignorance, not intent.

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