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See also: The Democratic Party Has Tipped, To Minorities, Women, Gays—Expect More Kavanaugh-Type Hysteria in the Future.

Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg is the first openly homosexual man ever to run to be President of the United States. He’s even married to junior high school teacher Chasten Glezman (who, interestingly has taken Buttigieg’s surname [Pete Buttigieg’s Husband Chasten Has an Incredible Backstory, By Emma Dibdin, O: The Oprah Magazine, July 31, 2019]). The Mainstream Media can hardly contain its delight at the fact that Buttigieg, who is only 37, is doing so well: He is one of the “Top 4” contenders for the Democratic nomination [Democratic debates: Snoozefest has top 4 running in place as other 6 feebly jab, By Melissa Schultz & Aaron Fels, New York Post, November 21, 2019]. It almost seems impolite to point out that gays, like women, are systematically more prone to certain personality traits that, while obviously not disqualifying, are problematic in political leaders.

Not only is Buttigieg gay, but he is a “gay Christian.” This allows him to try to “square the circle” for more conservative potential voters: Gay? Yes. But also a traditionalist Christian. Raised Roman Catholic, he became an Anglican while studying at Oxford University [Pete Buttigieg: Everything you need to know about the 2020 presidential candidate, By Nataly Pak et al., ABC News, September 13, 2019].

Oxford, almost exclusively male until at least World War II, has long had a homosexual subculture. English upper-class boys attended single-sex “public schools” (prestigious private boarding schools) such as Eton and then went on to study at university, at single-sex colleges. This was famously if tactfully portrayed in Evelyn Waugh’s novel Brideshead Revisited, in which, in 1923, two Oxford undergraduate public school boys—Charles Ryder and Lord Sebastian Flyte—become rather more than just rowing buddies. Twenty years later, Charles returns to Brideshead, a stately home, “homeless, childless, middle-aged and loveless.” Deeply unhappy, he takes a great deal of solace in religion.

You see, it must be remembered that gay men are not very happy people. And this would have to be borne in mind if Buttigieg were ever to become Commander in Chief.

Homosexuality presents a conundrum for evolutionary theory: it should have been bred out. One explanation, according to human sexuality researcher Ray Blanchard: homosexuality is an example of “developmental instability”. It is a manifestation of something having gone wrong, usually early in development, due to mutant genes, a sub-optimal environment (including a sub-optimal environment in utero due to the mother producing too much or too little of various hormones) or combinations of the two factors [Review and theory of handedness, birth order, and homosexuality in men, By Ray Blanchard , Laterality, 2008].

A key reason why a male fetus might end up homosexual that is not directly a matter of genes, argues Blanchard: the mother’s immune system reacts to male hormones, emitted by the male fetus, by producing female hormones. If her suboptimal genetics mean that she produces too much, or the fetus has a weak immune system, then this will “feminize” the male fetus, sometimes to the point of it being homosexual.

Hence the established fact that the more older brothers a boy has, the more likely he is to be homosexual–because the female’s immune system will react more strongly every time. Each older brother a boy has increases his odds of being homosexual by 33%.

Blanchard argues that homosexuality, which is about 0.4 heritable in males, may be an adaptation to reduce inter-male violence over females. It means that, as the male population rises, a portion of males won’t be interested in the females. They may instead invest their resources in their nieces and nephews, keeping a propensity for homosexuality in the population.

Blanchard observes that homosexuals are psychologically and physically more feminine than heterosexual men, including even in their intelligence profile: higher in linguistic skills, low in spatial intelligence. According to a study in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, gay men are also more religious that heterosexual men. This is seemingly because religiousness is predicted by the personality trait “Agreeableness” and women are higher in this than man and, therefore, women are more religious than men. Thus, as feminized men, gay men are more religious than heterosexual men [Sexuality and religious commitment in the United States: An empirical examination, By Darren Sharkat, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 2002].

But, even so, homosexuality is an example of developmental instability and, therefore, it correlates with other such examples.

Blanchard argues that we are generally supposed to be right-handed. Left-handedness, thus, implies that we haven’t been able to develop a symmetrical brain—due to developmental instability—causing us to overuse the right side of the brain. There is, therefore, slightly elevated left-handedness in homosexual males. Pete Buttigieg, being a southpaw, exemplifies this tendency.

Blanchard suggests that such an atypical brain might lead to people becoming sexually interested in atypical things, such as members of the same sex or even in objects, as is found among fetishists.

But might Buttigieg exemplify the other forms of developmental instability that are statistically associated with homosexuality?

Homosexuality is associated with the mind having developed sub-optimally, resulting in strongly elevated levels of depression and thinking about suicide. According to one large study, 60% of homosexual youth report symptoms of depression compared to 26% of heterosexual youth. 43% of gay youths contemplate suicide as against 15% of straight youths. 29% of young gays attempted suicide, compared to 6% of heterosexual young people [Sexual identity, sex of sexual contacts and health-related behaviors among students in grades 9–12 –United States and selected sites, By L. Kann et al., Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 2016].

Pete Buttigieg, as it happens, has admitted that he has suffered from depression, just as the published research would predict [Exclusive: Buttigieg says he suffered depression on return from Afghanistan, By Mike Allen, Axios, June 17, 2019].

Leftists might put this homosexuality-depression correlation down to “discrimination.” But this wouldn’t make sense of why homosexuality also correlates with left-handedness and why, as Blanchard notes, left-handedness is, itself, correlated with poor mental health as well as with autoimmune disorders, such as allergies and asthma. Homosexuals are more likely to suffer from asthma than are heterosexuals, according to a study in the American Journal of Public Health [Sexual Orientation Differences in Asthma Correlates in a Population-Based Sample of Adults, By Stewart Landers et al., American Journal of Public Health, 2011].

Blanchard found that homosexuals are more likely to have various immune disorders. Thus, the simplest explanation for poor mental health among gay men is that they are, in part, a manifestation of this developmental instability.

It follows that if the Democrats nominate a homosexual presidential candidate, and if the American people elect such a candidate, they are more likely, than if this person were heterosexual, to electing somebody who is more prone to being mentally ill and physically ill.

Of course there are individual exceptions. Any anyway most professional politicians are probably psychologically odd.

But Pete Buttigieg’s personality, is surely, something that the American people should take very seriously, considering the importance of the decisions that our Commander in Chief has to make.

Lance Welton [email him] is the pen name of a freelance journalist living in New York.

(Republished from VDare by permission of author or representative)
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  1. Puffdaddy says:

    He doesn’t stand a chance in hell in terms of becoming the nominee, or president for that matter, but it sure would be fun to watch

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  2. anonymous[124] • Disclaimer says:

    Having a homo president would make the US an object of derision and contempt throughout most of the world except for the decadent Anglo-sphere. Shows how desperate they are for a candidate. This population is observably prone to histrionics and other disorders, not a good bet for having a lot of power placed in their hands. It’s easy to imagine someone like this spiraling down to Caligula-land.

    • Replies: @another anon
  3. The irony here is the Affirmative Action American community
    – all of whom are on the down low –
    is by far the most dependable bulwark against a homo CinC.

    Overcompensation can be something beautiful 😛

  4. BuelahMan says:

    Seems to me that Trump, himself, is an elected, mentally ill, narcissistic, Orange jew.

    Whether he’d suck one or not, I don’t know. But I bet he’d hold it in his mouth if a jew told him to.

  5. onebornfree says: • Website

    “But Pete Buttigieg’s personality, is surely, something that the American people should take very seriously, considering the importance of the decisions that our Commander in Chief has to make.”

    Personally speaking, I don’t give a flying fuck about any presidential candidates supposed sexual proclivities.

    Does Buttigieg demand that the Federal government return to its original constitutional limits and size?

    Do any of the Democratic candidates, or even Trump, or any other Repub. , for that matter?

    Obviously not.

    All current presidential candidates , including the Marxist Buttigieg, and outside of , perhaps, say, Adam Kokesh , unfailingly propose more, bigger government and less freedom per individual as their own “unique” , “can’t fail””solution”to the problems already created by more, bigger government and less freedom per individual. Just like a proverbial “broken record” .

    And so, as always, come the next “free election”, the idiot slaves will all vote for one or other of the current crop of “even bigger government is the solution”scam artists, maybe even gay scam artist Buttigieg, who knows?

    In the end, the usual”big picture”: Brainwashed Slaves unfailingly voting themselves into even more slavery.

    And so it goes……🤣

    Regards, onebornfree

  6. Rich says:

    It is impossible to be a practicing homosexual and a Christian. The Christian Gospels very specifically outlaw this degenerate behavior. Why can’t these people just start a different religion? Who do they think they’re fooling?

  7. @anonymous

    Reality check: US is already an object of derision and contempt. I fail to see how could Buttigieg make it any worse.

  8. @Rich

    It is impossible to be a practicing homosexual and a Christian. The Christian Gospels very specifically outlaw this degenerate behavior.

    You say you want to go back to true Gospel Christianity?

    It is impossible to be a practicing killer, or “commander in chief” of killers and a Christian.
    The Christian Gospels very specifically outlaw this degenerate behavior of killing your fellow man.

    Nevertheless, this ship sailed about 1700 years ago, and other unbiblical behaviors were also universally accepted by Christians. Why not homosexuality too?

    • Replies: @anon
    , @neutral
  9. Muggles says:

    James Buchanan (elected 1856, single term) is widely believed to have been homosexual. Check the Wikipedia article.

    He is faulted for not preventing the Civil War but otherwise seemed rather stable, non neurotic.

    Buttigieg is running for VP anyway, since as a middle sized city mayor he lacks experience as most see it. However with the military/corporate/gay angle he would check a number of VP boxes for all the other contenders. Of course Biden and Sanders will likely select a woman for that slot, if any prominent contenders or former ones are willing.

    Dilbert creator Scott Adams theorizes that the Clinton machine is now backing Biden strongly, though not openly, because the fix is in for Kamala Harris. This theory posits that Harris and Clinton are very close and that dottering Biden in selecting Harris would have a female non white. He would end up relying heavily on Harris, who would inherit the presidency if Biden were to die or was unable to complete his term. Meanwhile, Hillary would be pulling Harris’s strings, so the thinking goes. Harris just endorsed Biden, BTW. Not sure how Hillary would “control” Harris, but an interesting possibility.

  10. That’s another one of Mr. Weldon’s pop-psychology articles. As interesting at this speculation may be, I really wish he would just write about the facts, like the rest of the writers on VDare. About this conclusion:

    But Pete Buttigieg’s personality, is surely, something that the American people should take very seriously, considering the importance of the decisions that our Commander in Chief has to make.

    Really? Do you think we’ve had any Commander-in-Chiefs since Calvin Coolidge (with exceptions for Herbert, Ike, Jimmy, and Ronnie) that weren’t immoral psychopaths? You almost have to be one to get high up in politics anymore, as Peak Stupidity explains with more than pop-psychology in “Why are most politicians immoral psychopaths?”.

    This is IN NO WAY an endorsement of the Mayor of South Bendover, Indiana by any means!

  11. anon[571] • Disclaimer says:
    @another anon

    Indeed. As Pope Francis — God’s vicar on Earth, btw — points out, it’s only one sin among many. Why the obsession with this, rather than, oh, John Bolton’s blood lust?

  12. @Rich

    The Gospels? You did say that: the Gospels. You really want to play that game? OK, fine. Quote me the verse in the Gospels that “very specifically outlaw[s] this degenerate behavior”. I dare you. I double dog dare you.

    If you’re a Prot: I can quote you a passage that “very specifically outlaw[s]” divorce, the most popular activity in the Bible Belt.

    If you’re a Catholic: They don’t want to “start a different religion” because they like the dresses your priests wear.

    • Replies: @Rich
  13. “Agreeableness is a personality trait manifesting itself in individual behavioral characteristics that are perceived as kind, sympathetic, cooperative, warm, and considerate.”

    Wait a second, Andy Joyce says homos were bitchy queens disrupting organizations with their dramas. I wish you guys would get your stories straight (as it were).

  14. Lance is right; voters should reject the hysterical homo, and stick with Trump, the “stable genius.”

    “Lance,” huh huh.

    • Replies: @Sean
  15. anon[571] • Disclaimer says:

    “Charles Ryder and Lord Sebastian Flyte—become rather more than just rowing buddies. Twenty years later, Charles returns to Brideshead, a stately home, “homeless, childless, middle-aged and loveless.” Deeply unhappy, he takes a great deal of solace in religion.”

    I like how you leave out 2/3 of the novel between those first two sentences, including, for instance, two marriages. Yeah, little details like that.

  16. ” Thus, as feminized men, gay men are more religious than heterosexual men.”

    Well, that certainly explains why Mormons and Orthodox Jews are dying out.

  17. Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg is the first openly homosexual man ever to run to be President of the United States.

    Meaning that the first closeted homosexual man ever to run was Barack Obama?

  18. Sean says:
    @James J. O'Meara

    Please don’t make puerile penis jokes, those who like that sort of thing ought to go to the Financial Times (Nov 2019 headline: “Buttigieg’s ‘big tent’ appeal rises in Silicon Valley”). I think the deleterious aspects of Mayor Pete’s sexuality were discussed by the author because Buttigieg’s homosexuality is being taken as point in his favour. It was difficult to disagree with Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar when she said that a woman with Buttigieg’s lack of experience could never have been a serious presidential candidate.

    There is a wish for a female to beat Trump, belief that a woman cannot beat Trump, and the perception that gay men are sort of half female. When a minion of Thomas Jefferson said of President John Adams that he had “the prattle of that strange compound of ignorance and ferocity, of deceit and weakness; without regard to that hideous hermaphroditical character, which has neither the force and firmness of a man, nor the gentleness and sensibility of a woman” it was not taken as a point in Adams’s favour.

    Welton is correct that Pete Buttigieg’s personalityis something that the American people should carefully ponder, because he has little else to recommend him if his gayness is disregarded. After reading Welton’s deconstruction of the honorary femininity that seems to be conferred by gayness in the current era, one is left with Buttigieg’s dearth of achievements. Tech billionaires’ like him though.

  19. @Puffdaddy

    Don’t be so sure, Puffdaddy, they said the same about Obama and Trump. BTW, many women would vote for Pete precisely because he is homosexual.

  20. This article overlooks other possibilities for the number of alleged homosexuals in society. While there may be genetic and evolutionary reasons, those factors may also simply be more about a scale of heterosexual behaviors: effeminate men and butch women don’t necessarily have to be homosexual.

    But as Paul Craig Roberts recently suggested: is it possible that the climate in Western society, which is rather extreme in its anti-sex attitudes especially towards men and their sexual needs is creating more homosexuals? He is not the first person to suggest this. Decades ago, I read of a French woman who posited that the anti-prostitution laws in America were responsible at least in part for much homosexuality.

    And less than 2 years ago, Milo Yianopolis, a married, homosexual, said that the idea that homosexuals are born that way was a crock of shit.

    I wonder why no one is studying this possibility, this angle. It should be relatively easy to devise studies to prove or disprove this. It goes against the Narrative, even here at Unz, but it’s a definite possibility that it’s true.

  21. Rich says:
    @Peter D. Bredon

    Do I really have to do this again? Do you really believe that a religion that forbids adultery and premarital sex allows homosexuality? Do you own a Bible or have access to one?

    Mathew 19:4 – 6, Jesus specifically calls marriage the uniting of one man and one woman. Then there are the following passages Romans 1:26-27, Corinthians 6:9-11, Timothy 1:8-11 and I’ll throw in Galatians 5-19. Besides homosexuality being forbidden in every Christian Church until a couple weeks ago.

    Is your argument that men should attend circuit parties and pick up strangers in public restrooms because divorce is allowed in some sects, contrary to the Gospels? How does that justify two men using their rectums as playthings? Homosexuality was outlawed in every nation on earth, by every religion. Just because some in the West have become extremely wealthy and effeminate doesn’t change the fact that this is an unnatural behavior. Sorry.

    I’m not a particularly religious man, I just don’t see how you homosexuals think you can change an entire religion because of your degenerate urges.

  22. neutral says:
    @another anon

    Let me first very clearly state that I am not Christian, and not the typical atheist snarky “I read Snopes thus I know everything” type, I am against Christianity because it is a weak anti white ideology.

    Having said that, to argue that killing is the same as faggotry is laughable, you may not like killing but this is not in any way on the same level as homosexuality, which is near universally seen as degenerate through almost all of history, warfare was not.

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