There’s something inherently flamboyant about Latin cultures. Maybe it’s all the hip-thrusting dances and melodramatic machismo, coupled with the passionate temperaments of the people.
Whatever the reason, Brazil just got even gayer. Brazil’s Supreme Court ruled 11-6 last week in favor of criminalizing homophobia and transphobia. Wrongthink regarding same-sex marriage and other issues will be treated as equivalent to racism.
Violent crimes committed against homosexuals are a problem in Brazil, so rather than prosecute those assaults and murders as such, Brazil will now treat them as “hate crimes.” Apparently, simply enforcing the law isn’t good enough for gays, so to be treated like everyone else, they want special treatment.
A homosexual rights group in Brazil argues that their kind are subject to violent attacks, citing the deaths of 141 homosexuals in the tropical nation this year. That figure is, of course, tragic, but consider the high-risk lifestyle associated with being gay, lesbian, or transgender. We don’t often discuss these risks in polite company, but the gay lifestyle invites dealings with some shady characters—older gays grooming younger men for the lifestyle, dangerous “bed-hopping” activities, etc.
Part of this vote is, surely, a reaction to Right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro, a self-described homophobe. I would never endorse treating homosexuals poorly—or, God forbid, attacking them—because of their sexuality, but it takes a certain amount of courage and bravado to straight-up call yourself a homophobe in 2019.
But I digress: President Bolsonaro, the “Trump of the Tropics,” strenuously opposes gay marriage and the undermining of traditional Brazilian values. We might disagree with his tactics here in the United States, but, to his credit, he’s seen what happens when homosexuality becomes normalized.
Consider: here in the United States, deep-blue States were voting against legalizing same-sex marriage just fifteen years ago. Now we have trannies reading pro-LGBTQ2+ books to pre-school kids in public libraries. You can’t blame Bolsonaro for wanting to block his country from sliding down that same slippery slope.
The other part of this ruling must surely be the creeping secular-progressivism that seems to afflict ruling elites of many Western and Western-ish nations. No good thing can go unsullied for long from the globalist tentacles of Soros, Inc.
Finally, it does seem that Bolsonaro’s popularity is fading. But like Trump, he retains a die-hard group of core supporters, and it could be that the overwhelmingly enthusiasm of his historic campaign is merely dwindling as the difficult task of governance continues.
All people deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. That said, the aggressive attempts to normalize homosexual behavior and other alternative “lifestyles” are destructive to social stability and civilizational survival. We shouldn’t be celebrating our own decadent embrace of decline.