From an Interview with Michel Foucault:
Q: Do you have any conviction one way or another on this issue (of whether there is an innate predisposition to homosexual behaviour or whether it is caused by social conditioning)?
MF: On this question I have absolutely nothing to say. ‘No Comment’.
Q:Does this mean you think the question is unanswerable or bogus or does it simply not interest you?
MF: No, none of these. I just don’t believe in talking about things which go beyond my expertise. Its not my problem and I don’t really like talking about things which go beyond the object of my work. On this question I have only an opinion; since it is only an opinion it is without interest.
Q: But opinions can be interesting don’t you agree?
MF: Sure I could offer my opinion but this would only make sense if everybody and anybody’s opinions were being consulted. I don’t want to make use of a position of authority whilst being interviewed, to traffic in opinions.
WOULDNT IT BE AMAZING IF PEOPLE IN THE PUBLIC EYE THESE DAYS DEMONSTRATED A FRACTION OF FOUCAULT’S INTEGRITY AND HUMILITY IN THIS REGARD? IF PEOPLE DID NOT ‘MAKE USE OF A POSITION OF AUTHORITY…TO TRAFFIC IN OPINIONS’?