where they let white mice build up societies in captivity
breeding to the hundreds in a tight space
they charted them every day for years
and saw the creations of classes
and the creations signs of the down fall of all over-crowded civilization
I remember them presenting it like this
"as the population reaches a certain saturation.. many mice lose interest in performing their traditional tasks
some only eat and do nothing else
some entirely avoid eating
instead isolating themselves and grooming themselves incessantly
vanity and other disorders, including homosexuality"
I was a bit fascinated that this had been prompted with mice in a labratory
with no TV or Theater!
I'm reading a book now called "the gay metropolis" that talks about the building of the current Gay Society
focusing on New York City
but meaning the entire world (paralax)
in the 40's
they made a big deal of constantly referring to the thriving accepance of gay culture in Wiemar Germany indicating how sick society had become to let Hitler come to power
then they would talk about the downfall of Rome had the same cause
as proof homosexuality was a disease
but is it, indeed, a symptom of a sick society?
they called it
like bodies polluted with preservatives and processed poisons produce malignant "organs" to attempt to deal with all the foreign chemicals pushing through the tissues
are homosexuals existant in an attempt by nature to help society balance its insanity?
as per my early fascination with Whitman and Ginsberg being such Activists
and later the Radical Faeries
I always have believed there is a special purpose we have
and I know (and read) many other queers have the same feeling
even though many of us become jaded
most queer who recognize themselves as such when they are young often feel the same
...in the concept of the Winkte
the queer shamans in sine aboriginal cultures
surely they weren't over populated
but perhaps it's not about population density
certainly native American civilizations were well ordered
permitting our [undeniably advanced] brethren to emerge
but to emerge into a useful and respected position in society
(as I imagine Priests once were in Catholicism)
has anyone more academic than I done reasearch on this angle I could explore?