Triumph Of The Vile

Kavanaugh sworn in to Supreme Court

The backlash to the Supreme Court legalisation of same sex marriage finally hit

Gore Vidal
“It’s not a civilization, it’s a vicious marketplace, and we deserve the junk we get.”

Oscar Wilde
“America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without a civilization in between.”

Henry James (well, one of his characters)
“… unprecedented and unique in the history of mankind; the arrival of a nation at an ultimate stage of evolution without having passed through the mediate one; the passage of the fruit, in other words, from crudity to rottenness, without the interposition of a period of useful (and ornamental) ripeness. With the Americans, indeed, the crudity and the rottenness are identical and simultaneous;…”

 Dark days ahead

The end of abortion, women’s rights, same-sex marriage is now a very real prospect. Perhaps even recriminalisation.

About the author

Veteran gay writer and speaker, Doug was one of the founders of the UKs pioneering GLBTI newspaper Gay News (1972) , and of the second, Gay Week, and is a former Features Editor of Him International. He presented news and current affairs on JOY 94.9 FM Melbourne for more than ten years. "Doug is revered, feared and reviled in equal quantities, at times dividing people with his journalistic wrath. Yet there is no doubt this grandpa-esque bear keeps everyone abreast of anything and everything LGBT across the globe." (Daniel Witthaus, "Beyond Priscilla", Clouds of Magellan, Melbourne, 2014)