Watching our links today I ran across [this post](http://spaces.msn.com/antwerpenkaai/blog/cns!9DAC7372DCA28576!302.entry?_c11_blogpart_blogpart=blogview&_c=blogpart#postcns!9DAC7372DCA28576!302) which labels our page “bloatware rhetoric” because… well, his argument isn’t that clear to me. The author seems to think that the Justice Murphy quote from our front page is the foundation to the argument. Because he finds the guys at his local gay bar full of…
>blatant narcism (20 sometings guys strutting their stuff, with an arrogance that needs urgent psyciatric care), glorified materialism and worst of all: an overdose of prejudice towards anyone who doesn’t fit in their obsessively limited, well-defined “18-27” age niche.
… rather than full of love and inclusion as the quote implies, therefore we’re on happy drugs.
In reply, I’d say that the gay community is a good deal broader than he implies. Even if it weren’t, I don’t buy into his “it’s not a problem, it’s a lifestyle” pseudo-argument. It’s this precisely this self-centred, narcissistic bubble of the gay community we’re talking to – urging a wider, more inclusive view.
Everybody’s narcissistic… until they grow out of it.