Every so often I receive some angry message regarding my frequent and unapologetic use of the word FAGGOT. Now mind you, I myself identify as a faggot and always have. It is the most accurate term for what I am and how I function in the Hierarchy.

I define faggot this way: An extremely submissive male that is completely subservient to the will, needs, and desires of dominant Men; a slave.

I quite liked this recent graphic created by @ToppDom on Twitter that expands on this definition I use:

So here we have a faggot (me) and an Alpha (@ToppDom) both reaching the same conclusion about the reality of the faggot. We both express the exact same sentiments about them and their function within the Hierarchy without ambiguity or reservation.

In addition, this message about the truth of faggots changes lives. Men who never knew that they could own and use faggots have had their eyes opened and their lives improved. And faggots who spent lifetimes in darkness, confused by their own feelings, experience the fresh air of truth when they hear that word.

Still, the angry responses persist. For instance, I received this message yesterday:

What concern do you have about celebrating homophobia and regressive fantasies that lead to violence against the gay community (I think I know the answer already – none)? You are not reclaiming the term \”fag\” or \”faggot\” to empower, you are using it as the slur it has always been, against the gay community and it seems the only reason is a weird, self-hating, kink.

How do you live with yourself knowing your destructive, immoral, and bigoted, sexual fetish is contributing to hate, violence, and quite possibly murder of members of the gay community? 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_violence_against_LGBT_people_in_the_United_States September 22, 2000 – Ronald Gay entered a gay bar in Roanoke, Virginia and opened fire on the patrons, killing Danny Overstreet, 43 years old, and severely injuring six others. Ronald said he was angry over what his name now meant, and deeply upset that three of his sons had changed their surname. He claimed that he had been told by God to find and kill lesbians and gay men, describing himself as a \”Christian Soldier working for my Lord\”; Gay testified in court that \”he wished he could have killed more fags,\” before several of the shooting victims as well as Danny Overstreet\’s family and friends.

[58] June 16, 2001 – Fred Martinez, a transgender and two-spirit student, was bludgeoned to death near Cortez, Colorado by 18-year-old Shaun Murphy, who reportedly bragged about attacking a \”fag\”.[59][60]

On February 27, 2005, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, 21-year-old James Maestas was assaulted outside a restaurant, then followed to a hotel and beaten unconscious by men who called him \”faggot\” during the attack. Although all of his attackers were charged with committing a hate crime, none was sentenced to prison.[78]

February 2008 – Duanna Johnson, a trans woman, was beaten by a police officer while she was held in the Shelby County Criminal Justice Center in Tennessee. Johnson said the officers reportedly called her a \”faggot\” and \”he-she,\” before and during the incident.[101] 

In November 2008, she was found dead in the street, reportedly gunned down by three unknown individuals.[102]

September 13, 2008 – 26-year-old Nima Daivari was attacked in Denver, Colorado by a man who called him \”faggot\”. The police that arrived on the scene refused to make a report of the attack.[115]

March 14, 2009 – A gay couple leaving a Britney Spears concert in Newark, New Jersey were attacked by 15 teens. Josh Kehoe and Bobby Daniel Caldwell were called \”faggots\” and beaten. Caldwell suffered a broken jaw.[129]

Yes, those are all terrible and tragic stories of mentally and emotionally disturbed people committing unwarranted acts of hate on a minority. I don’t condone such behavior, obviously, nor do I endorse them even inside the fetish world between consenting adults.

But let’s be clear: they used the term “faggot” during their assaults, but it wasn’t the word that caused the violence. Rather, it was the sexual orientation that motivated the attacks, and they would’ve happened had the term “faggot” never existed.

And in my defense, I say this: I AM reclaiming the word “faggot” from the trash heap of hate and bearing it proudly. Why? Well, it isn’t simply because I identify that way, but also because being honest and proud of being a faggot disarms any enemies we have. I know this firsthand because I have seen homophobic Men wither and capitulate when I have very honestly and candidly stated that I am a faggot. Their brain-dead “insult” can’t work on me anymore. I have seen this in action myself.

That said, nothing excuses the awful violence perpetrated against gay people in the examples above, of course.

So what is the answer? People like me who deeply identify with the word faggot deserve to be able to embrace that identity, because it frees us. And people who use that word to justify violence deserve to be punished to the fullest extent of the law.

I made this little film (ironically banned on Twitter for “hate speech” despite actually being the exact opposite) that explains the term “faggot” and its importance in the Hierarchy. I stand by it.

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