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A dog-whistle to the Uranians among us, those perverts!

Uranian poetry   The work of the Uranian poets was characterized by an idealised appeal to the history of Ancient Greece and a sentimental infatuation of older men for adolescent boys, as well as by a use of conservative verse forms.

The chief poets of this clique were William Johnson Cory, Lord Alfred Douglas, Montague Summers, John Francis Bloxam, Charles Kains Jackson, John Gambril Nicholson, Rev. E.E. Bradford, John Addington Symonds, Edmund John, John Moray Stuart-Young, Charles Edward Sayle, Fabian S. Woodley, and several pseudonymous authors such as “Philebus” (John Leslie Barford) and “A. Newman” (Francis Edwin Murray). The flamboyantly eccentric novelist Frederick Rolfe (also known as “Baron Corvo”) was a unifying presence in their social network, both within and without Venice.

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  • jwm March 1, 2022, 7:05 PM

    Speaking of which, here’s this from Ace:

    “Biden’s initial forceful delivery of the Ukraine stuff was OK to good. Twenty mins or so in and this is just painful to watch in terms of delivery. He’s a mess.”

    Now, what would put you on a roll for about fifteen or twenty minutes before crashing out into a brain fog?
    She don’ lie, she don’ lie, she don’ lie…


    • PJM March 1, 2022, 7:59 PM


  • Mike-SMO March 2, 2022, 1:44 AM

    I didn’t realize that the Swamp Creatures had poets.

    • Mike Austin March 2, 2022, 6:53 AM

      Every ideology, now matter how perverted and depraved, has its own writers and poets. As far back as Ashurbanipal (d.626 BC) we find those whose entire lives were given over to praise of those in power. And they were well-paid. Ephebophilia has been and is a prominent theme of the British ruling classes. See—if you can stomach it—Jimmy Savile, Guy Burgess, Anthony Blunt, Donald MacLean, John Maynard Keynes, Lytton Strachey and the Bloomsbury Group. Usually such predilections went hand-in-hand with treason. We see this as well in the hierarchy of the Catholic Church, most of whose cardinals and bishops are either boy-lovers or supporters of such.

      My guess is that the elites of every major city on earth have leather-bound and well-annotated volumes of the “Uranian Poets” displayed prominently on their bookshelves.

  • KCK March 2, 2022, 6:54 AM

    Nice catch, Gerard.

    Weren’t there some memes a week ago that joked that Russia wouldn’t attack Ukraine if they (The Ukes) were gay? Certainly a stupid joke, but Biden’s dogwhistles are as fascinating as they are destructive.

    I didn’t watch the SOTU last night and am catching up on it this morn. That Biden ended the mask protocols right before his SOTU is infuriating. What a dipshit, and incredibly the dems will know full well what is happening, and secretly revel in the totalitarian power of their party. Does this pull the rug out from under the trucker’s protest? Not in my estimation – the truckers realize that the powers of the government to mask you is the actual threat to liberty.

    My son & I cooked pork chops last night and watched Red Dawn. He wants me to purchase a trigger group that wastes 5.56 really fast. I just wanted to study it, and when you get to place in cart there is a fuckyou note for Washingtonians. One is better off without it. Nothing says don’t be here better than well-aimed fire. Asking for a friend: where can I buy a palette of Javelinz?

    • TwoDogs March 2, 2022, 9:12 PM

      One thing has been proven to me in one competition after another over the years : Volume of fire is no substitute for aimed fire.

  • PA Cat March 2, 2022, 8:00 AM

    “Uranian” reminds me of high school humor about the correct pronunciation of the name of the seventh planet from the Sun: the Brits (or at least some of them) prefer “YOUR-uh-nus,” with the accent on the first syllable. So of course the wise guys in my high school science class insisted that no proper red-blooded American could pronounce it as anything other than “Your ANus” (accent on the second syllable), accompanied with jokes that would get kids cancelled these days for terminal homophobia. How innocent we were . . .

    Meanwhile, a French winemaker turned YouTube guide to English pronunciation has his say:

  • James ONeil March 2, 2022, 9:00 AM

    A fine line twix genus and madness, an even finer line twix art and perversion?

    • Mike Austin March 2, 2022, 1:28 PM

      One does not have to search very long to discover that many genius and artist types were, if not out and out perverts, at least as weird as anything. Chess masters, dancers, actors, poets—especially poets—sculptors, painters, novelists, composers—good Lord, take a look at Tchaikovsky!—and such had some odd things rattling around upstairs.

      I enjoy some of their work, but would not want to spend much time around them.