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Sunday, 3 August 2014

Fred and Ginger

Today the film "The Gay Divorce" with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers was on the TV.

Watching it - even the little bit I did - is like experiencing a cultural time travel through the development in mores between then and now.

The term "gay" could still be used in its proper sense, then, before being highjacked by the homosexualist movement that made it impossible to use it except in their own chosen meaning, as in any other way it would give rise to misinterpretations.

Psychoanalysis - with its corollary of word association - was still fashionable, as was elephant hunting.

Two step forward and one step back, but it's a huge step back in its implications.

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  1. Enza: With very few reservations (e.g., your post on using dogs in wartime), I so like your site that I've passed the link on to several friends of mine. I'm published on Rule of Reason, Capitalism Magazine, Family Security Matters, and other venues. Also, you may be interested in my Amazon Authors Page (also in the UK). http://www.amazon.com/Edward-Cline/e/B000APRFXU/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1407016830&sr=1-2-ent Good work on your site here.

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    1. Thank you, Edward, I much appreciate your kind words, especially coming from such a successful author as you.

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      Enza

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