Quote# 79685

(regarding the song "We Are the Champions," by Queen)

While the phrase is a perfect rally cry for victors in competition, such a matter had nothing to do with the writing of that song. It was a song to encourage they who choose to practice homosexuality; calling the practitioners of homosexuality (the "we") champions whether merited or not. Freddie, a self-proclaimed practitioner of homosexuality, was singing encouragement to others who likewise choose to practice homosexuality, encouraging them to think of themselves as champions, about being fighters for others who likewise choose to practice homosexuality. Another phrase of the song, "...and we'll keep on fighting till the end" was not about competing until that last yard or that last goal, basket or buzzer, but was about death ... his own ... in never-give-up defiance.

Thomas Carder, CapAlert 87 Comments [2/26/2011 6:17:37 AM]
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Somebody needs to bust a Cap in this muthafucka.

2/26/2011 5:46:12 PM


Freddy wasnt gay. He was Middle eastern descent. Im surprised some moron didnt imply he was a Muslim.

2/26/2011 7:09:54 PM

Raised by Horses

Seeing things that aren't really there? Yep, that means you're crazy.

2/26/2011 8:29:12 PM


Not Middle Eastern, but South Asian.

2/26/2011 8:47:15 PM


Freddie didn't practice any kink or deviation. He got them all right the first time.

2/26/2011 9:24:26 PM


[citation needed]

2/26/2011 9:25:33 PM


Is there anything, anything at all in this beautiful world, that doesn't piss you off?

2/26/2011 10:27:43 PM


My brain just can't comprehend how people can hate other people so much. Over something so silly as sexual orientation. :/

2/26/2011 11:27:26 PM


So, when did you choose to practice heterosexuality, Tommy-boy?

The fact that you HAVE to fight for basic human rights as a homosexual is perhaps why the song was written.
Or, ya know, it is just a song to rally people at competitions.

2/27/2011 12:05:04 AM

Mrs. Antichrist

You do realize that gay people don't run around thinking, "I'M GAY!" all of the time, right? They actually have -- SHOCK -- interests and goals outside of their sexual preference. This can include winning or succeeding at non-gay-related things.

Of course, even if it was a gay pride song, fuck yeah, rock on gays! Keep fighting for your rights.

2/27/2011 1:29:17 AM

Think or GTFO

And you are a practitioner of hate. Proud?

2/27/2011 2:30:18 AM

This makes as much sense as trying to predict the future using the entrails of a goat.

2/27/2011 2:32:13 AM


Have you guys clicked to the site?

I...if it's real.

Wow, so...tacky looking.

2/27/2011 2:42:25 AM

@lisamariefan: EWW OH GOD IT'S 1999

2/27/2011 3:09:59 AM

I guess that Freddy Mercury was not a clairboyant, so he couldn't write a song about his death.

2/27/2011 4:18:41 AM

From an interview conducted around the time of the song's release: "Mercury was thinking about football when he wrote it and was surprised that nobody composed anything to overtake it as a sports anthem."
Besides, Freddy was bisexual, not that you judgmental fuckwits would find that any more acceptable. While your analysis is completely wrong, I would certainly agree that homosexuals should never give up their fight for equality in the face of sanctimonious idiots like you.

2/27/2011 7:12:57 AM


@lisamariefan, you should check out some of his "classic" reviews. He's given four movies a final score of zero -- American Psycho, Scary Movie, Freddy vs Jason, and Sin City. And the worst influence goes to South Park.

Then again, he hates Star Wars because it teaches faith in something other than Jesus.

2/27/2011 8:01:55 AM


I had always assumed that song was related to sports or something. Huh. You learn something irrelevant and stupid new every day.

2/27/2011 11:24:58 AM

Ensihn Crusher

@ Man Called True:
Actually, it is a far fetched idea. Mercury wrote "We Are the Champions" in 1975. The song was put on the back-burner for two years... until Brian May showed up in the studio with "We Will Rock You". "We Are the Champions" was brought in as a song that went very well with Brian's rock anthem and lo and behold, the two were released as A and B sides, and to this day they are oftentimes played back-to-back on radio stations.
Considering the a fore-mentioned date of authorship, it seems obvious to me (and many others) that the 'Champions' bit of the song refers to the band's success with the album Sheer Heart Attack. Many of the members of that band had been at it since the 60s, and they were only then, in '74-'75, getting real international recognition. The song is really saying, I think, "Finally, we did it!"
But I could be wrong.

Mr. Carder is an idiot, though.

2/27/2011 6:20:51 PM

Ensign Crusher

@ D Laurier
No, Freddie wrote the song. As romantic as the idea about Brian is, that is simply not what happened. Check the song credits. go on Brian's blog. Ask him yourself.

2/27/2011 6:33:18 PM

Felis <:3

That website looks ancient, like, 1999.

Not old enough to be 1990 though. I wish it was, because then for a split second we could all pretend Freddie was still here... but he's gone...

But we won't forget you. You were the dog's fucking bollocks.

So long, mate.

2/27/2011 9:22:13 PM


Wasn't Freddie Mercury actually bisexual?

2/28/2011 2:47:24 AM

Mister Spak

Wait till you learn what ring around the rosie really means.

2/28/2011 6:21:17 AM


The song is about the band "Queen" and it's rise to the top - "You brought me fame and fortune and everything that goes with it -
I thank you all" - Moron!

2/28/2011 7:56:17 AM


@Rat of Steel

'By Gary Glitter.'

Actually, given Gary's criminal record of having kiddie porn, and given the inordinate number of kiddie-diddlers among the Religious Right, you may be onto something here."

Although post GG's expose (thank goodness for that computer engineer at that branch of PC World!), said tune was dropped* at sports stadiums in the North, East & West of the US, "Rock & Roll (Part 2)" is still used at many of those in the Midwest/Bible Belt for two reasons:

1- They're such Americentricists that they have no concept of what happens outside their own borders. And "R&R(P2)" is such an ingrained part of sports culture, that to suddenly change this tune as a device for gee-ing up the crowd would result in a jarring culture shock (imagine if all cheerleaders were suddenly removed from the US sports equation? You get the picture).

2- Or they do know about GG, but for the above reason, some have simply kept the same tune, but had such done by a different performer/group. Of course, forgetting that Gary Glitter still reaps the financial rewards from the tune he composed, whenever it's played in public.

But either way, subconscious promotion - certainly the condoning - of paedophilia? You decide...

One more thing. As you know, we've seen quoted many times how fundies go on & on (ad infinitum, ad nauseam) about how greater rights for LGBT people (post-DADT's repealment, Prop. 8's overturning etc) is apparently going to result in gay men wanting to force their attentions on young children. Yet, these same fundies think nothing of those ultra-creepy child 'beauty contests' in the Midwest & especially Bible Belt states. I once watched a documentary about one (and as with "Jesus Camp", compared to the 'torture porn' films a la the "Saw" & "Hostel" series, at least you know it's just visual effects; with these documentaries, you know they're infinitely more terrifying - because what you're seeing is REAL); well, just one word springs to mind: traincrash. To call what one saw 'creepy', would need a completely new definition of the word. Those poor kids (with pushy parents; all right-wing religious fundies to a man & woman, it's no coincidence) made (and made up) to look - and perform - like adults before an audience was unimaginably hideous to see. And speaking of audience, such consisted mainly of men, and (I shit you not) all of them were armed with video cameras to record the proceedings.

And the Religious Right think nothing of these Bible Belt-held 'contests' taking place; what everyone else would consider to be nothing less than paedophiles conventions?!

Two Words: JonBenet Ramsey.

Further conclusive proof of what I always say: Hypocrisy. It's hardwired into the DNA of the right-wing.

"Rock & Roll (Part 2)" in Midwest/Bible Belt sports stadiums. Child 'beauty contests'. Two reasons why fundies such as Thomas Carder forfeit their right to criticise LGBT people. In perpetuity.

*- The 'Glitter Band' members, post-expose, simply disbanded, and found other musical avenues/different careers. Even GG's parents changed their names legally (and moved to another part of the UK), so as to not only disown their son, but to avoid tabloid press attention.

2/28/2011 8:08:43 AM

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