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A New Kind of Cowboy

Why Brokeback Mountain is more than a mole hill

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
January 19, 2006

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A New Kind of Cowboy
This cowboy doesn't bunk down
by the campfire with his horse.
On his ride up Brokeback Mountain,
he has blazed another course.

His lassos aren't for ladies.
With his hemp he ropes in men.
"Howdy pardner," is his greeting
as he goes from chaps to skin.

His trail is snagged by brambles
as those tumbleweeds abound.
They are moral roots uprooted
windblown freely on the ground.

The gay rights left agenda
is behind this film it seems
with a plot of same-sex romance
tween two wranglers wearing jeans.

Bring back westerns we grew up on
where the cowpoke gets the girl
on the streets of Dodge not Sodom.
Where John Wayne loves Eve not Earl.

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IdaLynn Wenhold from Naperville IL writes:
January 20, 2006
Greg is a champion of Christian values - and an astute commuicator that warrants a much larger audience.

Garry_LH from Lost in Mid Misssouri writes:
January 23, 2006
Perhaps you should go take another look at that old John Wayne movie 'Red River'. That scene were the friends compare pistols has whole other meaning. Gore Vidal should know, he wrote it.

The number of 'in' jokes written into those old manly men movies can fill a book. I know most folks think the queer eye guys are the beginning and end of what gay is about. Then, none of those folks ever grew up on a farm or ranch. There's a whole other group of hyper masculine men, that others look at as containing the best of the best in the term hero. Ah, if they only knew.


Nick Thomson from San Francisco. writes:
January 25, 2006
Have any of you seen the movie?

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