"I do not believe that anyone is 'infinitely the social inferior' of anyone else. People are either pleasant or unpleasant, entertaining or tedious, trustworthy or dishonest, and these qualities are in no way related to accidents of birth. There are plenty of boring Earls and brilliant bricklayers and there are also delightful Dukes and deplorable dustman; one should at least be allowed to choose one's friends.
I shall probably be accused of letting my sexual preferences colour my social views; it will be said that my fondness for working people is due not so much to their excellences of character as to their physical attractiveness. There may be some truth in this, but I can only say that if homosexuality results in a heightened awareness of social justice, it is - in this way, if no other - a force for good."
Friday, February 27, 2015
Apparently I am not fading to black anytime soon, it seems. Just today I read that Google (Blogger) has reversed it decision on adult content in blogs. It's an interesting flip-flop done by Blogger and its parent company. I suspect a massive backlash carried out by libertines of all stripes forced the corporate giant to cancel its plans to make the internet a somewhat more prim destination for personal interests.