Hommage A Derek Jarman


Here’s a Well-Known Fact (as Mrs. Betty Bowers would put it –)


“A letter to the editor from a 14-year-old homeschooled teen named Jasmin was recently published in Canterbury, New Zealand’s Northern Outlook, garnering stunned silence from most and lengthy rebuttals from others. The subject of the letter was homosexuality in general and the legalization of same-sex marriage in particular. Jasmin applies her homespun knowledge of evolution — which she later admits is something she doesn’t “believe” in — to the eventuality of marriage equality, asserting that such a development “could threaten the human position on the evolutionary ladder, and say, ducks could take over the world.”
That’s right: Ducks.
How’s that? “Ducks always nest in pairs and if we allow same-sex marriage, then the ducks will have evolved further than we have.” Ipso facto an Orwellian dystopia will emerge, “with ducks more equal than us.”
“I don’t want my children to have to compete with ducks,” Jasmin implores. “I want them to evolve further than I have.”
Being that she doesn’t believe in evolution, the onus to make things right therefore falls upon those of us who do. “[Evolutionists] should be consistent,” she insists. “If you believe in evolution, you can’t be in favour of homosexuality, or the ducks will get you in the end.”

Now just a parboiled minute here!

But guess what — SHE’S RIGHT!

Leave us not forget that most (in)famous of all gay men, Derek Jarman –

“His last recorded words before he lost all power of speech were apparently “I want the wordl to be full of fluffy little ducks.”


Are Duck Satan’s tools?

It’s not an unreasonable question. And to underscore the atmospheric upset sure to follow, here’s Elizabeth Welch in Derek’s version of Shakespeare’s The Tempest