Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Laughable biography

I found this ridiculous site www.nndb.com where you can find a who is who of the history of the world.
All authors are defined in  terms like this:
Marcel Proust
Marcel ProustBorn: 10-Jul-1871
Birthplace: Auteuil, France
Died: 18-Nov-1922
Location of death: Paris, France
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Remains: Buried, Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris, France
Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay
Occupation: Author
Nationality: France
Executive summary: In Search of Lost Time

So Proust was white and gay? 
What kind of donkey conceived these biographies? You can verify the sexual orientation of Voltaire and Diderot and Jean-Paul Sartre  (all described as white and straight). Aristotle was a white straight guy (you wish) and his student Alexander the great a white bisexual. There is no indication of a sexual orientation for the saints, I wonder why. I verified Augustine (you know, the saint who was such an inspiring sinner?) No mention of his sexual orientation. HA! 
Alexandre Dumas was "multiracial" (indeed his grandmother was a slave) and his son was "white". On and On: it is the pattern.
The whole setting is offensive and profoundly disgusting to me.

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