Equality and Progress

Screen shot 2014-10-07 at 9.43.52 PMSince I was a kid in the ’70s and ’80s when people openly calls gay men fags, we’ve come a long way. While there will always remain a loud sliver of the population that just can’t progress, the rest of us have moved on.

That’s the message from the courts today, the ballot box and our culture. We no longer hate gay people. It’s just not cool. They have just as much right as anyone to live their lives how they want. You’re entitled to your hateful opinions about relationships and sex, and that’s all well and good, but just don’t expect the government to further your bigoted agenda.

You know, sometimes it’s easy to feel like we’re not making progress fast enough, but when you take a second and step back, the arc of history bends toward progress and the progressive agenda. And yes there are many rich and powerful capitalists who don’t like it because progress for us will mean less for them and more for us.

Except in this issue of equality for all, it doesn’t cost anybody any money to allow gay folks to get married.

But the capitalists leverage these sorts of social issues to rally their conservative base. They convince voters to vote against their own economic self-interest by focusing the voter on gays getting married, rather than the deregulation that the capitalist used to pollute more drinking water, off-shore jobs and increase profit.

In the end, the regressives always stand on the wrong side of history.

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