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HORIST: Breaking News – Democrats culpable in gay murders?

HORIST: Breaking News – Democrats culpable in gay murders?

After watching the news tie President Trump to the serious of bomb scares just because the guy was a registered Republican and supporter of the President, I realized that we were overlooking an equally important story.

Those folks on television – including those contributors from the New York Times and Washington Post – have been linking deranged whacko Cesar Sayoc to Trump.  One panelist declared that the President was responsible for “radicalizing” Sayoc.  You know … like ISIS radicalizes domestic terrorists.  Another described Trump a “certainly culpable.”  In other words, there is left-wing media unanimity that the President’s words are like a hypnotic suggestion that turns otherwise normal human beings into potential killers.  We have seen this movie before – literally.

In view of this new standard of long-distance linkage, I was reminded of an applicable case that goes back to Chicago in the 1970s, when the Democratic political machine harbored extreme anti-gay policies – formal and informal.

Gays were not allowed to marry or form partnership unions in those days.  Being openly gay blocked access to government jobs.  Democrats refused to slate any gay person for public office.  Police were frequently accused of harassing gays on the street.  The homosexual community was culturally and socially shunned.  Most of the homosexual community had to remain closeted or risk public harassment or worse.

This very anti-gay culture throughout the community was advanced and enforced by the Democrat politicians who had total control over the city for more than 50 years at that time.  Gays were political pariahs.

From 1972 until his arrest in 1978, one of the Democrats’ own brutally murdered 33 boys and young men who were lured – many times by money — into fatal gay encounters.   The perpetrator, John Gacy, disposed of 29 of the bodies in the crawl space of his home even as he resided above the makeshift graveyard with his wife.

What makes this story germane was Gacy’s ties to the Democratic Party.  He was perfectly comfortable as a Party supporter and activist – at times, serving as a neighborhood precinct captain.  He attended innumerable Democrat events and fundraisers.  His car often bore bumper stickers promoting local Democrat candidates and he posted campaign yard signs on his front lawn – just a few feet away from the lime-covered bodies below his residence.

At the request of the local Democrat leadership, Gacy was even given Secret Service access to high-level events, including a fundraising reception with Rosalyn Carter, wife of President Carter, in which he was photographed with the First Lady (above).  In Gacy’s possession when he was arrested was that photograph personally autographed by Mrs. Carter, saying “To John Gacy, Best wishes, Rosalyn Carter.”  These are the type of political benefits that come with being an insider, as they say.

When Gacy murdered a bunch of young men, who were either gay or he believed were gay, was he  responding to the anti-gay political environment of the Democrat-run city?  Did he align to the Democratic Party because he felt a connection to their anti-gay culture?  Was he influenced by the anti-gay chatter that was iconic at political gatherings in those days?

FROM THE AUTHOR:  I know that there are many of you readers who will be revolted by my connecting serial killer John Gacy to the Democratic Party.  You will say it is wrong, dishonest, sleazy — and that will only be the beginning of a long string of additional condemnatory descriptives.  You may see this more of the product of a partisan propagandist than a political commentator. You may think it a bridge too far.  AND … you will be 100 percent correct in every criticism.  It IS a dishonest and disgusting linkage. No journalist with an ounce of credibility or ethics would write such trash.  But, it does show what a biased journalist can do with twisted analysis.  Get the point?

So, there ‘tis.

About The Author

Larry Horist

So,there‘tis… The opinions, perspectives and analyses of Larry Horist Larry Horist is a businessman, conservative writer and political strategist with an extensive background in economics and public policy. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman. He has served as a consultant to the Nixon White House and travelled the country as a spokesman for President Reagan’s economic reforms. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress. Horist has lectured and taught courses at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, DePaul universities, Hope College and his alma mater, Knox College. He has been a guest on hundreds of public affairs talk shows, and hosted his own program, “Chicago In Sight,” on WIND radio. Horist was a one-time candidate for mayor of Chicago and served as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago, where he led a successful two-year campaign to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He is praised by readers for his style, substance and sense of humor. According to one reader, Horist is the “new Charles Krauthammer.” He is actively semi-retired in Boca Raton, Florida where he devotes his time to writing. So, there ‘tis is Horist’s signature sign off.


  1. Kenneth Wetzel

    People do not want to hear the truth when it concerns them or what they stand for. We are the worst hypocrites there is. The truth will set you free. Words to live by. Do you think any politician, news media or journalist has ever lived by these words?

  2. William Sparks

    I love it. I often get in trouble making this kind of devils advocate type statement. I hope that you don’t. I had been trying to find a way to contact you. I find that my views align with yours about 100% of the time. I have wanted to comment on your articles about how the Democrats are screwing up and misjudging their support. My comment is that maybe we shouldn’t tell them until after the election or maybe never. I know that it makes a great article, but why not let them keep making the same mistakes. Keep up the good work. I look forward to your articles, and from me a guy that hates to read the news this is significant.

  3. Wayne Hennie

    Just FYI … Mr. Horist.. the lead Cook County Prosecutor, William Kunkle, that got Gacy the death penalty is a Republican..

  4. BillfromYork

    Further digging into the Synagogue Shooter..he says he’s a Trump-hater. Is he a registered Democrat? If so, it fits in very well w/ the excellent story on Gacy!

  5. Patricia Green

    So wonderful to be able to read the truth. I wish someone would publish the comments President Trump has said verses what the Democrats said since they are all saying his “hate” word’s is the cause of the killing.


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