Gay men are Schrodinger Cats
It struck me this morning that gay men are Schrodinger Cats – we are, and we are not. Here’s the definition:
Schrödinger’s cat is a thought experiment, sometimes described as a paradox, devised by Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger in 1935. It illustrates what he saw as the problem of the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics applied to everyday objects, resulting in a contradiction with common sense. The scenario presents a cat that might be alive or dead, depending on an earlier random event. Although the original “experiment” was imaginary, similar principles have been researched and used in practical applications. The thought experiment is also often featured in theoretical discussions of the interpretations of quantum mechanics. In the course of developing this experiment, Schrödinger coined the term Verschränkung (entanglement).
We present a paradox, no matter how you look at it. Let’s look at some of them.
We are made gay by parenting. We choose to be gay as adults.
If we say we’re gay, we’re flaunting it. If we don’t say it, we’re ashamed.
We are loved by and love our families. We are against family.
We are said to be above average by even our opponents. We are somehow mentally deficient.
We say we are born gay. You say we are naturally heterosexual.
You say we are not a special class. You treat us as a very special class indeed, ahem.
We can be gay. We just can’t, well, be gay.
You can’t see us so it isn’t like race. You can spot a sissy in a heartbeat.
We’re not to be discriminated against. Calls for our death are God’s word.
We have jobs and houses. We are against society.
We defend ourselves. You call it attacking.
We say “be nice.” This is a threat.
You have no clue as to what happened in our childhood that made us gay. It is our fault this happened to us.
You don’t hate our being. You hate our existence.
There are more than 40 different reasons proposed for us. They are all correct.
If you don’t procreate, this is OK. If we don’t procreate, this is a horror.
You know we have couples for forty years. You say these are not real relationships.
No heterosexual shares the same set of thoughts on gay folks. You want us to provide a clear answer to all of you at once.
We “female” somehow. Yet we have more testosterone.
We’re fine men. We are intrinsically evil.
Everyone may think freely. We should not think our innermost thoughts.
Evolution says we should have been bred out of existence. We keep appearing.
We are 3% of the population. 95% are worried somehow.
You know we exist. Recognizing us is somehow wrong.
We are a static number in every population. We are making everyone gay.
We are sure about our desires. You seem wobbly on yours.
Yes, are Schrodinger Cats – and I think this is the paradox of our existence. And as soon as heterosexuals come to a conclusion about us, both they and we shall be better off. In the meanwhile, geez, do you hear what some people say?
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