Here’s a post form Reflections on European Democracy that I’ve been meaning to link to for a while.
What I am saying is that the rants of people like KaczyÅ„ski, Marcinkiewicz, Lepper, and others against communists and gays are nothing new. They form a direct line with the authoritarian independent pre-war republics and with the communist regimes. The Soviets hated â€œdevianceâ€ of any kind, be it Jewish, gay, handicapped or dissident, because their mere existence spoiled the official myth of (socialist) perfection. Pre-war nationalists and their present ideological heirs hate it for the very same reason.