Ran into this video over at Bill Lindsey’s Bilgrimage and his eternal campaign for human rights and human dignity – all human dignity.
Very interesting video of Stephen Fry. I have to admit that the same video word for word from an American openly gay actor produced by PBS would not have the same impact on myself. Something about the mother tongue and the mother culture that on some level has true stage presence in the documentary side of English speaking common cultures.
As for the little men in the former "British Raj" for lack of a better term in Africa, I agree that these little men want control more so that spirituality or human justice. That these little men first want to be praised for being honorary white men before they can begin to try and build a native culture unique to their particular situation and geography. Dangerous little men. I hope there are forces in each one of these countries that gravitate to native culture and not imported "bully beef" tastes and such.
I recently saw something and I had to wonder if it was a joke or real. The thing stated something like the number one Google term search hit was the term "kissing men" in the state of Utah. Sounds about right with repressed feelings in a repressed religious state of mind which is Utah to most of the population. But the term suggests curiosity and or a searching out or accommodation with the emerging reality of a modern world.
That it is interesting to me that twenty five years ago, there were few words to accommodate the gay life style and or half hidden culture. That it will be twenty years in March of the passing of Misha, my brother's partner. That they in our presence did not kiss or hold hands. That they did not have an easily acceptable word like "spouse" to openly use. Living together in redneck Arizona and calling themselves for the sake of convention then as "roommates". And Misha when he died was a light, a great spark of the joy of living rarely seen in life by others, gone forever.
Stephen Fry's work is a great masterpiece of humanity and seen a hundred years from now a valuable cultural artifact of the future global culture with which to compare notes to.