It’s perhaps one of the dumbest memes with conservative currency: letting Adam and Steve or Alice and Eve take vows is the first step to a total communist takeover. Via Right Wing Watch, the latest example of this inane notion spews from the mouth of Alan Keyes.


Most people remember him as the only 2000 presidential candidate brave enough to crowd surf Michael Moore’s mosh pit, but the more instructive example is his 2006 loss to Barack Obama for Illinois’ Senate seat, which produced screenwriter John Rogers’ theory of the Crazification Factor:

Keyes was from out of state, so you can eliminate any established political base; both candidates were black, so you can factor out racism; and Keyes was plainly, obviously, completely crazy. Batshit crazy. Head-trauma crazy. But 27% of the population of Illinois voted for him. They put party identification, personal prejudice, whatever ahead of rational judgement. Hell, even like 5% of Democrats voted for him. That’s crazy behaviour. I think you have to assume a 27% Crazification Factor in any population.

There is nothing about the communist gay conspiracy theory that is not insane: homosexuals were oppressed by the Soviet State. Homosexual freedom is actually a hallmark of capitalism. Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, president of Iran’s redistributionist clerical regime, thinks that capitalism actually causes homosexuality. Alan Keyes demonstrates that as homophobia passes out of mainstream acceptability, it becomes more and more synonymous with the Crazification Factor.