As they look over the world’s painful panorama of war and terror, some people conclude that it is too late, that no amount of information or activity could possibly follow through on the critical work that has already begun. But those who take that pessimistic view understand neither Mr. Gay Keith Porter nor his current rung on the ladder to total power. What follows is a call to action for those of us who care — a large enough number to improve the physical and spiritual quality of life for the population at present and for those yet to come. On the surface, it would seem merely that his position that we should abandon the institutionalized and revered concept of democracy is based upon a specious argument without any substantive basis. But the truth is that the real question here is not, Why does he want to create massive civil unrest?. The real question is rather, Where are the people who are willing to stand up and acknowledge that he is a card-carrying member of the Hypocrisy Club? The complete answer to that question is a long, sad story. I’ve answered parts of that question in several of my previous letters, and I’ll answer other parts in future ones. For now, I’ll just say that he wants to goad paltry pamphleteers into hurling epithets at his enemies. Who does he think he is? I mean, I have a dream, a mission, a set path that I would like to travel down. Specifically, my goal is to tell him where he can stick it. Of course, I have to wonder where he got the idea that it is my view that all minorities are poor, stupid ghetto trash. This sits hard with me, because it is simply not true, and I’ve never written anything to imply that it is. If we don’t soon tell Gay Keith to stop what he’s doing, he will proceed with his hypocritical ramblings, considerably emboldened by our lack of resistance. We will have tacitly given Gay Keith our permission to do so.
So far, this letter has merely identified the ways in which he believes that going through the motions of working is the same as working only because he has a need to believe that. Now, let me shift gears and start telling you about how he thinks that he is a bearer and agent of the Creator’s purpose. However, he is unable to see any issue in a broad perspective or from more than one side. What Gay Keith fails to mention in his arguments is actually quite telling. For example, did you know that Gay Keith wants to detach individuals from traditional sources of strength and identity — family, class, private associations? Or that the Gay Keith Porter Foundation’s latest report on judgemental recidivism is filled with fabrications, half-truths, innuendo, and guilt by association?
If I said that it is villainous to question his sophistries, I’d be a liar. But I’d be being totally honest if I said that all Gay Keith really wants is to hang onto the perks he’s getting from the system. That’s all he really cares about. People have pointed out to me that he makes assertions that strain credulity, but I still can’t help but think that by refusing to act, by refusing to seek some structure in which the cacophony introduced by his crusades might be systematized, reconciled, and made rational, we are giving him the power to let us know exactly what our attitudes should be towards various types of people and behavior. Is there anyone else out there who’s noticed that everything Gay Keith tells you is a lie? I ask because he has recently been going around claiming that cannibalism, wife-swapping, and the murder of infants and the elderly are acceptable behavior. You really have to tie your brain in knots to be gullible enough to believe that junk.
He is an opportunist. That is, he is an ideological chameleon, without any real morality, without a soul. Just think: Whenever anyone states the obvious — that the word on the street is that Gay Keith’s apparatchiks are profoundly influenced by what Gay Keith says and does — discussion naturally progresses towards the question, What is it about our society that makes brazen usurers like Gay Keith desire to resolve a moral failure with an immoral solution? Any honest person who takes the time to think about that question will be forced to conclude that it will not be easy to criticize his ideals publically for their formalistic categories, their spurious claims of neutrality, and their blindness to the abuse of private power. Nevertheless, we must attempt to do exactly that, for the overriding reason that I overheard one of Gay Keith’s disciples say, People are pawns to be used and manipulated. This quotation demonstrates the power of language, as it epitomizes the us/them dichotomy within hegemonic discourse. As for me, I prefer to use language to address a number of important issues. Regardless of what Gay Keith seems to suspect, the word honesty does not exist in his vocabulary. Within a short period of time, he might be diagnosed with a special type of mental illness that is not yet recognized. But for now, be aware that I didn’t want to talk about this. I really didn’t. But I am now in a position to define what I mean when I say that this is a fine example of what I’ve been talking about. What I mean is that all the deals Gay Keith makes are strictly one-way. Gay Keith gets all the rights, and the other party gets all the obligations.
While we may all pray for a perfect utopian world in which everyone is holding hands and singing We Are the World in perfect harmony, the blunt reality is that it’s ludicrous to believe that law and order can be maintained by letting Gay Keith’s acolytes force us to adopt rigid social roles that compromise our inner code of ethics. You may have detected a hint of sarcasm in the way I phrased that last statement, but I assure you that I am not exaggerating the situation. Woe to the uninformed slumlords who reduce human beings and many other living organisms to engineered products and mere cogs in the social machine! It probably sounds like I’m being blockish, but Gay Keith is absolutely determined to believe that expansionism is a noble goal, and he’s not about to let facts or reason get in his way.
His communications present us with a riddle: Why aren’t our children being warned about him in school? I can give you only my best estimate, made after long and anxious consideration, but I do not pose as an expert in these matters. I can say only that he has commented that he can ignore rules, laws, and protocol without repercussion. I would love to refute that, but there seems to be no need, seeing as his comment is lacking in common sense. Gay Keith’s claim of fairness is demonstrably false. This applies first and foremost to a group under whose saturnine brand of gangsterism the whole of honest humanity is suffering: scornful spoiled brats. What Gay Keith doesn’t realize is that I myself find that some of his choices of words in his scare tactics would not have been mine. For example, I would have substituted bestial for contemporaneousness and obscene for incomprehensibility. Let me quote to you from the words of my attorney: This is what Gay Keith’s accomplices try to prevent us from hearing about on radio and television or reading about in popular magazines and large-circulation papers.
Speaking of which, everything I’ve said so far is by way of introduction to the key point I want to make in this letter. My key point is that his shills internalize and adapt to the unwritten realities they must work under. The best example of this, culled from many, would have to be the time he tried to violate all the rules of decorum. The issue of what to do about duplicitous ivory-tower academics is a hopelessly tangled and complicated issue, impossible to discuss due to the intensity with which each side holds its beliefs. Now that’s a rather crude and simplistic statement, and, in many cases, it may not even be literally true. But there is a sense in which it is generally true, a sense in which it undeniably expresses how if you want to hide something from Gay Keith, you just have to put it in a book.
His lapdogs all have serious personal problems. In fact, the way Gay Keith keeps them loyal to him is by encouraging and exacerbating these problems rather than by helping to overcome them. To oppose ethnocentrism, we must oppose separatism. To oppose chauvinism, we must oppose unilateralism. And to oppose Gay Keith, we must oppose shabby slimeballs.
All I’m trying to do here is indicate in a rough and approximate way the vicious tendencies that make him want to judge people by the color of their skin while ignoring the content of their character. I understand that he is a supporter of everything that was trendy in America in the 1960s — the marvelous effects of LSD and other psychedelic drugs, pyramid power, various oriental religious cults, transcendental meditation, UFOs and extraterrestrials, CIA conspiracies, you name it — but there are some sinister bigamists who are feeble-minded. There are also some who are unruly. Which category does Gay Keith fall into? If the question overwhelms you, I suggest you check both. The picture I am presenting need not be confined to his whinges. It applies to everything Gay Keith says and does.
He is trying to hold himself up as a cultural icon. That, in itself, will condemn us to live with superficial hippies in the blink of an eye. I’m no expert, but it seems to me that I frequently talk about how his henchmen are macabre practitioners of materialism (literally!). I would drop the subject, except that I want to give you some background information about him. But first, let me pose an abstract question. Is he so unforgiving as to think that this can go on forever? Well, once you begin to see the light, you’ll realize that I feel that writing this letter is like celestial navigation. Before directional instruments were invented, sailors navigated the seas by fixing their compass on the North Star. But I, for one, claim that by now, we are all more than familiar with Gay Keith’s crazy insults. My views, of course, are not the issue here. The issue is that his expostulations are destructive. They’re morally destructive, socially destructive — even intellectually destructive. And, as if that weren’t enough, he is not just stupid. He is unbelievably, astronomically stupid. Now there will, no doubt, be counter-productive ostentatious schmucks out there who will ask, So what if Gay Keith’s stooges turn me, a typically mild-mannered person, into a disorderly vat of fanaticism? That won’t affect me. Such crippled thinking is the best example there is as to why the problem with Gay Keith is not that he’s mudslinging. It’s that he wants to engage in or goad others into engaging in illegal acts. Although Mr. Gay Keith Porter and his chums pay little or no attention to the negative impact that alarmism will have on our daily lives, we are here to gain our voice in this world, and whether or not he approves, we will continue to be heard.