Corporate Pimpery and the Culture of Death
The popular opinion of people who favour the promotion of abortion and same-sex marriage rights is founded on the idea that such practices involve fundamental human rights. The United Nations and their organs, for example, have tried for decades to push the absurdity that abortion is a human right. Now, with the recent gay revolution, they have jumped on the Gay-Pride flotilla and are advancing the same case in regards to same-sex marriage. Closer to home in North America, the current debates raging around sexuality are predicated on the so-called right to privacy which was further advanced by the U.S. Supreme Courts 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade. The right to privacy certainly had an unassuming and harmless ring to it outside of the abortion controversy, but as we are now discovering, it is becoming quite universally ferocious and lethal. Indeed, the right to privacy has become a toxic euphemism for an imposed sexual anarchy an anarchy which is leading to the demand for recognition of debased sexual behaviour. While the clamor for human rights and imposition of the gay and pro-abort lifestyle will no doubt continue, it is important to understand that the real power and establishment of our cultural denouement does not rest with a fervent yet misled philosophy. The battle in the culture of death is not really about human rights or morality or even religion.
It is about money and profit.
It is about the corporate pimps who profit from the promotion of the gay lifestyle at the expense of not only society at large but the gay community in particular. The great irony in this fašade is that while the gay agenda tries to push the human rights card to gain legitimacy, straight sex hustlers are making a mint in their target marketing as they watch AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases decimate a whole segment of society. They are unconcerned about gays and human rights or even human beings. They want Gay money, and theyre willing to sacrifice their patrons in order to get to it. Here is a testimony of a formerly active gay man who confirms this indictment:
Let me begin with a few thoughts on the Gay world, one of the progressive leftwings hobbyhorses, and something I know a great deal about. The Gay world is something I once energetically and enthusiastically supported and even helped to build. Nowadays, though, the gay world can kiss my gay ass. A movement that once served to emancipate people has now turned on its own, and through a combination of bald-faced hypocrisy and utter denial is literally killing hundreds of thousands. The AIDS crisis, just in North America alone, has now killed over a half-million gays. That's more than the total number of American G.I.s killed in all of WWII., all theaters combined. In fact, the crisis is one of almost genocidal proportions.
Of the 20 or so people who once formed my entourage back in the early 80's, fifteen have died. And the statistics bear this out: gays have shorter life spans than their straight counterparts. They have higher rates of alcoholism, drug addiction, suicide and venereal disease. That's the real, honest story of the Gay world, a story few care to recount. Now what is the reaction of gay advocacy groups, some of whom I used to work for, when faced with these facts? Their reaction is one of intense hostility and an even more intense denial. Let me explain why this is so.
The Gay community is a very wealthy constituency. We've got money to burn and whole industries have grown up around us because there are just gazillions of dollars up for grabs. But how does one market to gays? The answer is easy: one attaches 'sex' to every product and service aimed at the community. Trust me on this one; the gay world is absolutely inundated with sex. Bars, restaurants, nightclubs, saunas, pubs, taverns - all are marketed through sex. Now if this gigantic economic machinery is to continue turning, sex has to be promoted and even exalted. Its crucial, if profits are to be maximized, to never allow people to question or to even debate the role of sex in the Gay community.
It is not difficult to connect the dots mapped out by this testimony, and see that it does indeed draw a fairly accurate picture of the gay sexual revolution. Disney, for instance, has been at the forefront in cashing in on Gay rights with their infamous Gay Days. Does anyone really believe that Disney is concerned with the human rights of Gays? Disney is a multi-billion dollar business which caters to constituencies that have large disposable income. One of those constituencies is Gay couples who typically are well educated, well paid, and have no children. In fact, almost every industry whose products rely on targeting persons with high disposal income would be remiss, from a financial point of view, to ignore the Gay community. That is why over the past decade, beer companies, the entertainment world, clothing companies, and other industries have developed whole divisions with the express purpose of soaking in Gay money.
Even real estate is not immune. When real estate companies realized that the gay consumer had disposable income, that was when things started to change," said Adam Thompson, managing broker at Rainbow Realty Corp. in Elmhurst, Ill., which specializes in working with gay clients. In fact, the Gay community has substantial power in terms of disposable income when compared to other minority groups. "The projected spending power of the gay and lesbian segment of the population, about 15 million people, for 2003 is $485 billion," said Stephanie Blackwood, a New York marketing executive. "That's compared to the Hispanic segment, which is $653 billion, but gays and lesbians are nearly a third the size of the Hispanic segment." (Source: Chicago Tribune, Mary Umberger, Oct. 10, 2003) [http://www.freep.com/money/business/gays10_20031010.htm])
As one reporter keenly remarked about the gay rights clamor in the industry, in real estate, though, the issue of gay rights is more akin to an age-old business practice: follow the money. That same corporate philosophy is found in the abortion and contraception industries. Pharmaceutical companies make billions of dollars on contraceptive pills and devices at the expense of broken marriages, broken lives, and, with the advent of abortifacient pills, the broken bodies of dead women.
Just recently a former Republican counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Manuel Miranda, related how the recent filibustering by Democratic Senators to disrupt Presidential judicial nominations was not about a euphemistic womans right to choose at all. It was all about money and abortion profits. Lifesite.net reported some interesting comments which Miranda offered to CNSNews.com:
"It isn't just about 'abortion rights,' the battle is about abortion profits," Miranda explained. "The axis of profits that undergirds the fight in the Judiciary Committee is the axis between trial lawyers - who want particular types of judges who rule in particular ways on their cases - and, not the 'abortion rights' lobby, but the abortion clinics lobby."
"The 'abortion rights' lobby is just a front for something much worse," he continued, "which is the abortion clinics' lobby, represented by the National Abortion Federation."
Abortion clinics make $1,000 profit for every abortion they perform, Miranda said. "That's where the money is," he said.
The commonly believed idea that there is no "big money" behind the Democrat motivation is a misconception, Miranda claims. "The abortion clinics' lobby is an industry as large as any industry that lobbies in Washington the enormity of the money that is behind the Democratic push is astounding and shocking," he said.
An evil culture cannot grow unless there are major players making a profit from it. Money and power fuel a wicked culture. Many corporations who enter into the arena of "progressive human rights" do so because it serves their bottom line. And this is aptly demonstrated on the issues of gay and abortion "rights". Successful businesses use popular "human rights" campaigns to serve their corporate interest. Its good for business even if its clients lives are being destroyed by it. But then again, the right to life is not a particular human right in vogue right now. Bottom line? It doesn't pay.
The Catholic Legate
March 17, 2004
This article later appeared on Catholic Exchange.