July 27, 2015
Jim Goad: Africa’s Gay Problem
Jim Goad writes:
Many from this camp claim that “homophobia” didn’t exist in Africa until whitey touched his gnarled, hairy toes onto the continent. They say that ancient cave paintings depict man-on-man anal sex in what is now Zimbabwe, that male African warriors would sodomize teenage boys to celebrate a battle victory, that Namibians have a special word for anally receptive male homosexuals that translates to “he who is approached from behind,” and that the Watusi are world-famous for swinging both ways.
They claim that there is almost no evidence of written laws forbidding homosexuality in sub-Saharan Africa until Europeans conquered the continent. What they fail to note is that there is also almost no evidence of written languages or of law books there until Europeans conquered sub-Saharan Africa, either. It’s a minor point, but still…
These are the same jokers who blamed colonialism for the fact that African nations seemed to get much worse the minute the colonists vamoosed. Don’t you understand that not only is colonialism bad—it’s so bad that it gets worse once it stops?