The Price of Pride – The American Conservative

Well, gosh, the Governor of New York has declared a public health emergency over monkeypox. Extract:

Governor Kathy Hochul declared a state of emergency as monkeypox cases continued to rise rapidly in New York.

The outbreak has been centered in New York City and reached nearly 1,400 cases statewide on Friday, according to the governor’s disaster declaration.

The executive order authorizes state agencies to help localities respond to the outbreak. According to state officials, it is expanding the pool of people eligible to administer vaccines, adding emergency responders, pharmacists and midwives. The prescription also makes it easier for doctors and nurse practitioners to administer vaccines. And it requires providers to send vaccine data to the New York State Department of Health.

The governor said on Twitter that he would allow the state “to respond fasterat hatching.

Does this mean the state is considering shutting down sites where gay people – 98% of monkeypox victims so far – gather for sex, given that it is primarily a disease sexually transmitted? What are you, a bigot?

Former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb writes in the NYT that monkeypox is about to become another huge public health failure. The reasons for this grim conclusion are solid, but he does not once mention that the authorities could easily and effectively respond in part by shutting down gay sex clubs. Gay men cannot fail; they can only be rejected by public agencies.

In a month, the annual Southern Decadence festival will take place in New Orleans. Excerpt from the daily newspaper of New Orleans:

Even if Louisiana receives thousands of doses of monkeypox vaccine, officials say it’s likely not enough to prevent further spread of the infection as the Festival of Southern Decadence approaches, the annual LGBTQ celebration that typically draws 250,000 people to the French Quarter during Labor Day. weekend.

On Friday, the state was allocated an additional 7,200 vaccines, in addition to more than 2,000 already shipped by the government. That’s enough to vaccinate about 4,600 people, given that each person needs two injections. But that still leaves many in need, especially ahead of a festival that fills the streets, bars and clubs.

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards is expected to ban the festival this year for public health reasons. Governor Edwards oversaw a Covid response that closed all sorts of public events over fears of the spread of Covid – including Southern Decadence, in 2020 and 2021. It was a huge economic blow to New Orleans, but the public health came first, right? Why wouldn’t the Democratic Governor shut down this gay men’s mega-festival, given how hideous monkeypox is and how fast it spreads? Apart from the fear of being called a fanatic, I mean?

The friend from Baton Rouge who sent me this story comments:

So they can close Mardi Gras for a few years, but not Decadence? What if it starts spreading outside of the gay community? What if somehow it spreads through BR and my kids catch it? Is this a public health emergency or not?

We see what it means to have gay male privilege. If you’ve followed all the messages of the last ten to twenty years in the American mainstream and institutional media, you know that LGBT people are not like all of us. As superior people, they have the right not to have to follow the rules. Again: they can’t fail, they can only fail.

Take this NYT story about a male-to-female transgender murderer who said he was female at some point after serving time in prison for killing two women, and now stands trial for killing one. another woman after her release. This monster has a lifetime of violence against women behind it, according to state records. Excerpts:

The person before the parole board in June 2019 was tall and thin, in much better shape than 81 years of life might have suggested. Sweet and polite, the suppliant was nothing like the murderer who had spent decades in prison, first for shooting a girlfriend in 1963, then for stabbing another in 1985, stuffing her corpse into a bag and leaving in Central Park.

“I’m not that person anymore,” the inmate told parole board commissioners. Despite the reluctance, they would come out in favor of the release.

Two and a half years after leaving Cayuga Correctional Facility, Marceline Harvey has again been charged with killing 68-year-old Susan Leyden. Parts of Ms Leyden’s body were found in March in a shopping cart in East New York, stuffed into a bag. In Ms Harvey’s flat, investigators found a bloody mop, a tub full of towels and a box for an electric saw.

Here is the silver part:

A homeless shelter worker and relatives of Ms Leyden questioned whether, despite her gender identity, Ms Harvey should have been placed in a shelter for homeless women, given her history of assault and of murders. Speaking from Rikers to the New York Post, Ms Harvey referred to herself as having two characters: one, an abusive man named Harvey Marcelin – the name she used for most of her life and is included in court records – and the other, a soft-spoken woman named Marceline Harvey.

But trans people are far more likely to be victims of violence, not perpetrators, and data from the National Center for Transgender Equality suggests that more than half of trans people who stay in shelters are victims of harassment.

See? Even when trans people fail, they are much more likely to fail. A story cannot be self-sufficient; media like Time having to watch the public for bad thoughts.

If monkeypox becomes a permanent disease in American life – and especially if it spreads to the general population – because too many gay people couldn’t keep their pants on and public health authorities were too cowardly to shut down festivals gay sex clubs and gay sex clubs, the price of Pride is going to be a hell of a thing to pay.

I swear if you could catch monkey pox from going to church, Biden and Fauci would be sending the National Guard right now to weld the doors of closed places of worship like the Chinese did with the Wuhan apartments in Covid.

UPDATE: Going to the San Francisco Fetish Festival on Sunday? God forbid they shut it down with a horrible epidemic raging among men who have sex with men. Here are some tips from the San Francisco AIDS Foundation on how to navigate the festival. Excerpts:

“Douchie” is the cartoon assistant named after the plastic bulb gay men use to clean their rectums before anal sex. Cute!

Douchie does NOT recommend staying home and chaste to avoid catching or spreading monkeypox. No sir! Here is the first thing Douchie recommends:

What is a “pig party”? Well, a “pig”, in gay parlance, is someone who is hyper focused on sex, especially kinky sex.

I remember this honest tweet from conservative gay writer Chad Felix Greene:

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