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"I am all men, as I am no man. And so ... I am a GOD!"
One popular tale, often cited as an example of his insanity and tyranny, is that Caligula appointed his favorite horse, Incitatus, to a seat on the senate and attempted to appoint it to the position of consul.
"Gerry was a stalwart champion of New England's fishing families as well as a committed environmentalist who worked hard to demonstrate that the cause of working people and the cause of the environment go hand-in-hand with the right leadership," Massachusetts Democratic Sen. John Kerry said. "Gerry was also an inspiration to huge numbers of gay and lesbian Americans across our country to be open, honest and proud of who they are." "Gerry Studds was really a pioneer in being the first openly gay member of Congress," said Marc Solomon, campaign director for MassEquality, a state gay marriage advocacy group. "As the first openly gay member of Congress he increased the visibility for gays and lesbians."
In the military the lovers fought side by side, with each vying to shine before the other. Thus, it was said that an army of lovers would be invincible, as was the case until the battle of Chaeronea with the Theban Sacred Band, a battalion of 150 warriors, each aided by his beloved charioteer. Pederastic couples were also said to be feared by tyrants, because the bond between the friends was stronger than that of obedience to a tyrannical ruler. Athenaeus states that, "Hieronymus the Aristotelian says that love with boys was fashionable because several tyrannies had been overturned by young men in their prime, joined together as comrades in mutual sympathy." He gives as examples of such pederastic couples the Athenians Harmodius and Aristogeiton, who were credited (perhaps symbolically) with the overthrow of the tyrant Hippias and the establishment of the democracy, and also Chariton and Melanippus.
Wow. The Foley controversy has revealed that men are attracted to teenagers. Shocking. Foley's no pedophile. He abused his position, to be sure, and his activity can certainly be deemed creepy, but his behavior is not exactly atypical in a world of trophy wives and Britney Spears. The real concern is the male/male dynamic, but the left will not bring that up because they do not want to be perceived as anti-gay and the right will not bring it up because they do not want to admit that they favor male/female "intergenerational" relationships over equivalent male/male relationships. Better to paint Foley as a gay pedophile and exploit the stereotype than admit to the American people that the age is not even really the issue. And yet somehow, it is all about the children. Please. Focus on the abuse of authority and leave the sex offender games to the radicals.