Came into the city early today.
A bright morning. The sun is in an almost cloudless sky. Deceptively so, there is a haze.
Coming from home, wanted to dodge the jams on the main roads into the city. Passed the road past Namirembe Cathedral. I did like what I saw.
Don’t know why I hesitate to call it smog, but it may well be.
Nevertheless, it looked beautiful.
Now, the haze is still there. But the sun is out, a summer bright. Interesting when I hear on the fm radios that we are going to have lows of 20C and highs of 25. We have an equable weather pattern that we fail to notice. It is so, comfortable. Or ambient? This is the kind of weather which (ahem) needs no clothes. They are superfluous. And cover all the beautiful bits.
Yesterday, I was forced not to be on the net. Seems as if the addiction runs deep. I felt bored and in need of a fix.
Settled for a file that I had downloaded sometime ago. It is about African Homosexualities.
Bet you have had the stories that we are ‘noble savages’. Homosexuality was a disease that spread with the coming of the ‘colonialists’.
It is very interesting how, in the interest of political correctness we are very willing to swallow barefaced lies uncritically. I must admit that I know very little about sexuality. But I know that it is pure idiocy to claim that a people did not have a particular kind of sexuality, that it was a perversion that came from another culture.
I know, Museveni fell in the trap, saying in 1999 that there were no homosexuals in
Idiocy, in the name of political correctness.
Can you imagine Benedict XVI justifying the persecution of Galileo and the burning at the stake of Copernicus? Because they said that the earth moves around the sun, and not vice versa. Benedict is the current pope, by the way.
Anyway, so, there we were, noble savages, untainted by homosexuality, until the ‘colonialists’ stepped in.
Not so, says this paper, and it goes on to exhaustively compile evidence of the different African sexualities, as the anthropologists reported them. It is weird reading.
There is something demeaning in being told that one is a pervert, and that one learnt this perversion from ‘foreigners’. I believed it, though I had not slept with any foreigner. I thought it is because I had read about it in ‘foreign’ novels! Sigh, I was once young and foolish.
My lover was luckier. He just thought that he was the only living man who was attracted to other men. Took him a long time, and visiting the city to realise, well, that there are others like him!
I will put a link to the paper here.
But there is another hilarious story, in
Imagine, this scandal involves (of course) some foreigners, the Royal Family of Buganda (ahem), and other notables. Remember the Uganda Martyrs. Those who had refused the demigod Kabaka Mwanga access to their bodies, because they had become Christians. Delicious scandal! As to the authenticity, you be the judge.
If you can access the reference is here
Journal of African History, 47 (2006), pp. 93–113. f 2005 Cambridge University Press
‘SUBTERRANEAN EVIL’ AND ‘TUMULTUOUS RIOT’ IN BUGANDA: AUTHORITY AND
ALIENATION AT KING’ S COLLEGE, BUDO, 1942
BY CAROL SUMMERS
University of Richmond
If you cannot access it, why- just send me an email and I will be glad to share!
Good reading to you all, if you dare read those references. Please don’t tell Pastor Ssempa, he may sneak in here and read them!