NY Magazine recently ran a piece titled “What It’s Like to Date a Horse,” in which writer Alexa Tsoulas-Reay spends approximately 6,200 words to share her interview with a 42-year-old Canadian man who’s sexual preference is female horses. Yes, horses. Feel free to read the article, if you like, but our purpose here is to explore how this story and it’s elements are all quintessential elements of Jewish sociologist Herbert Marcuse’s ideas of “repressive tolerance” and his application of fellow co-ethnic Sigmund Freud’s idea of “polymorphous perversity.”
This is what happens when you give crazies what they want.
They get crazier.
The history sections are good too.
This inversion tactic is one preferred by our Brahmin class, dating back to the mid-20th century, when Marcuse’s fellow members in the Frankfurt School published The Authoritarian Personality. As Kevin MacDonald noted in The Culture of Critique, the authors of The Authoritarian Personality characterized the people who expressed normal feelings about family, sexuality, and also expressed general happiness with their lives as repressed individuals, while social misfits who were depressed, antisocial and tended to hate their families were held up as normal and well-adjusted.
Polymorphous perversity fits into the equation by upholding sexual deviancy as a virtue,
I have heard the new Sex Ed line is “All sex is normal and to be encouraged”…
and then framing any objection to it as “bigoted” or “hate-filled.” Opposition to gay marriage? Homophobic bigot. Opposition to the push for transsexual rights? Transphobic bigot. And so on and so forth.