The only thing the modern left is better at than promising free stuff is self-destruction and cannibalism. This has a number of pros and cons, depending on how you look at it, but one of the interesting ramifications is that Pete Buttigieg actually wound up saying something pretty swell.
During an interview on the Clay Cane Show, host Cane asked him about differing positions in the LGBTQ community about Buttigieg as a candidate.
“I just am what I am, and, you know, there’s going to be a lot of that. That’s why I can’t even read the LGBT media anymore because it’s all, ‘he’s too gay, not gay enough, wrong kind of gay,’” the South Bend, Ind., mayor said.
“All I know is that life became a lot easier when I just started allowing myself to be myself and I’ll let other people write up whether I’m ‘too this’ or ‘too that,’” he added.
This is the message we’ve been sorely missing as the left becomes increasingly more rabid, more militant, and more discriminatory. Not that you’ll ever hear it from them, but some of the worst treatment of those in the LGBTQ community comes from other letters within the community.
But Buttigieg is right. There’s no right or wrong way to be gay, but there is a right and wrong way to be a person. Examples of the wrong way include telling someone they’re not being themselves the “correct” way, and also forcing other people to affirm your personal way of being. I also think it’s admirable that he didn’t make any accusations or point any fingers in making his point about LGBT media.
So, congrats, Mayor Pete. You’re officially one of the least terrible people on the Democratic primary stage.