Happy Days

I USA er MSM i fuld færd med en massiv hetz mod den republikanske præsidentkandidat, mormonen Mitt Romney, fordi han naturligvis er imod “ægteskab” mellem homofile. The Washington Post har i den forbindelse gravet en gammel historie frem:

Mitt Romney returned from a three-week spring break in 1965 to resume his studies as a high school senior at the prestigious Cranbrook School. Back on the handsome campus, studded with Tudor brick buildings and manicured fields, he spotted something he thought did not belong at a school where the boys wore ties and carried briefcases. John Lauber, a soft-spoken new student one year behind Romney, was perpetually teased for his nonconformity and presumed homosexuality. Now he was walking around the all-boys school with bleached-blond hair that draped over one eye, and Romney wasn’t having it.

“He can’t look like that. That’s wrong. Just look at him!” an incensed Romney told Matthew Friedemann, his close friend in the Stevens Hall dorm, according to Friedemann’s recollection. Mitt, the teenage son of Michigan Gov. George Romney, kept complaining about Lauber’s look, Friedemann recalled.

A few days later, Friedemann entered Stevens Hall off the school’s collegiate quad to find Romney marching out of his own room ahead of a prep school posse shouting about their plan to cut Lauber’s hair. Friedemann followed them to a nearby room where they came upon Lauber, tackled him and pinned him to the ground. As Lauber, his eyes filling with tears, screamed for help, Romney repeatedly clipped his hair with a pair of scissors.

Det fremgår af historien, at efter den unge Romneys indgriben, holdt den affekterede kostskoleelv op med at skabe sig. I hvert fald offentligt.

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2 svar til Happy Days

  1. Morten B. siger:

    Uanset hvad var holdningen til homoseksuelle en anden dengang. Man skal forsøge at sætte det lidt i relation til tidsånden. Denne video er godt 10 år ældre end Romney’s lille “happening”, men den er ganske beskrivende for holdningen dengang: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqIIeGmhL2Q

  2. Hans Und siger:

    Og allerede sidst i 70erne er den gal og modehomoerne får lidt ord med på vejen.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Brown_%28Goes_Down%29

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