I thought this was interesting. I don't agree with a lot of it myself, but I go on other conservative sites (like the Hannity forum) and I often see them talking about Marxist Critical Theory which came from the Frankfurt School and the Colombia University here in NYC--Basically it was "Cultural Marxism" and it was an insidious way for the communists to infiltrate capitalist culture and attack and eventually destroy the accepted cultural mores and values of a capitalist society from within, in order to make the populous more open to Marxism. Or to create cultural tension and instability, divisions, basically to divide a capitalist society through cultural warfare, and then while the two cultures are divided, sweep communism in.It's called Critical theory because it critiques whatever the accepted values are. I always see conservatives over there talking about it and many of them feel one of the two main facets of Critical Theory is radical feminism and the gay rights movement.
Now in relation to this clip of Nixon, he says essentially that homosexuality is the enemy of what he called 'strong societies'--He cites the example of the Ancient Greeks and the Romans as strong societies and how they were corrupted by homosexuality. He feels one of the worst things for the US would be for homosexuality to be thought of as normal, and he says:
"Homosexuality, and dope, and immorality in general--these are the enemies of strong societies. And that's why the communists and left-wingers are pushing the stuff: they're trying to destroy us."
He goes on to talk about how San Francisco was starting to go gay (this was 1971) but mainly the ''ratty parts of town'' and that the upper class of SF was all gay and that he ''wouldn't want to shake hands with anyone from San Francisco''
I just found it interesting since, it's funny, that since the rise of the 'New Left' of the 1960s, we've been fighting here in America what's been called culture wars, ever since the late 60s or early 70s. I don't know whether it really is a big conspiracy going back to the Frankfurt School, and I dont really agree with homosexuality being that insidious but it certainly is something to think about--the reason we've been fighting these culture wars, and how they've divided us so. It's something to consider either way.It kind of relates to today in a sense.