Kent Johnson really is insane, not to mention homophobic. He argues (in a comment box at Kasey's blog) that in the good old days the virile working class militants would enjoy beating up "aesthetes." Well, yes. There really is a tradition of sending, or threatening to send, "aesthetes" and queers to the re-education camps. I just didn't know anyone was nostalgic for that particular totalitarian tradtiion, and would openly admit it to these kind of violent Stalinist fantasies of beating up those "artistic" types.