Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Let teh Gayz Beware

Good morning, Kittens.

We need to gather 'round and have a bit of a chat, so pull up your chairs nice and close, put on your Thinking Caps and Listening Ears, because VUBOQ is getting ... concerned. I had a thought which has been plucking at my brain for about a week or so now. And the hum is starting to drive me a bit batty.

As you may know, I am not one who falls for Conspiracy Theories; however, I am beginning to believe that something is afoot.

It began with a simple April 15th tax protest. In which, people were encouraged to send Tea Bags of Protest to their congress person ... or the President. "Teabag Obama," the Conservatives screamed. And, Those in the Know, giggled.

Then, another group (which I am too lazy to research, but Rachel Maddow reported on this) wanted to have 2 million people protest for (straight) marriage [or against gay marriage?]. And, they called it 2M4M. And, once again, Those in the Know, laughed heartily at them.

Finally, a horrible group filmed a commercial about a Coming Storm which would steal Straight People's Rights! So, they formed a Rainbow Coalition! And, Those in the Know, made video spoofs and laughed 'til their sides ached.

Yes, we can laugh at the stupid Right Wing Christians and the Conservatives because they are taking words loaded with gay context and using them inappropriately. Ha ha ha. They are so dumb. They don't know what they are doing.

Or do they?

Could it be possible that somebody actually knows what he is doing? Could they be stealing Our Words? Our Language? Co-0pting it. Making them safe.

We sit and judge and laugh ... and they steal our culture. Hmm ... Ha. Ha. Ha. So funny.

Maybe this isn't the case. Maybe they are ignorant mistakes. But, a little nagging voice inside me isn't so sure. And, if in the coming months we hear about Uber-Christians making a Daisy Chain of Love or Snowballing for Hope, don't say I didn't warn you.



  1. Don't laugh, it could happen.
    BUT. There's no way in hell (or Texas) that they used Teabagging as the first word to sanitize. No way. There were a whole bunch of conservatives who KNEW what teabagging was, who were shouting at the news every 12 seconds saying, "not teaBAGGING, tea PARTY, you fools!"

  2. Michael Steele, head of the GOP, was just quoted as saying that the GOP has "bottomed and we hope that's the case. But whether or not you've bottomed or not, you better have something to say to the American people."

    You can't make this stuff up.

  3. Nah, I really just think they are THAT stupid.

    xoxo, SG

  4. I've been giggling quietly about this all day.

  5. Interesting point. I'm glad you shared it. I have been snickering at "them" of course, but now that you mention it, it does seem a bit too coincidental to be entirely coincidental. However, that doesn't mean they are stealing our words. The average Straight Q. Public doesn't know what these words mean, and if the words continue to be used in this subculture the way they are, it will open up new opportunities for the straights if and when they learn the alternate meaning. It could get pretty fun, teabagging on the daisy chain, you know?

    And while we're on the subject, does Susan Boyle's story seem too naive to be true? Love the video clip, like her voice, but can she really be that out of touch with internet culture?

  6. A friend did an interesting recent post about teabagging and, after research on the web, discovered that teabagging as a term pre-dates gay usage. It is commonly a prank that straight frat boys pull on their friends who have passed out from too much drinking. An incriminating photo is often involved. So we can't really say that the right-wingers are stealing gay terms, when we've, perhaps unknowingly, stolen it from the straight male world.