Liberals are miserable people and will always find something to complain about, and this New York Times OpEd “–Historic Day for Gays, but Twinge of Loss for an Outsider Culture“–is a perfect example. After a lifelong fight about acceptance and being treated like everyone else, now people are lamenting that they are losing what made them different? No, really…
The Supreme Court on Friday expanded same-sex marriage rights across the country, a crowning achievement but also a confounding challenge to a group that has often prided itself on being different. The more victories that accumulate for gay rights, the faster some gay institutions, rituals and markers are fading out. And so just as the gay marriage movement peaks, so does a debate about whether gay identity is dimming, overtaken by its own success.
“What do gay men have in common when they don’t have oppression?” asked Andrew Sullivan, one of the intellectual architects of the marriage movement. “I don’t know the answer to that yet.”
“The thing I miss is the specialness of being gay,” said Lisa Kron, who wrote the book and lyrics for “Fun Home,” a Broadway musical with a showstopping number sung by a young girl captivated by her first glimpse of a butch woman. “Because the traditional paths were closed, there was a consciousness to our lives, a necessary invention to the way we were going to celebrate and mark family and mark connection. That felt magical and beautiful.”
Liberals are beyond self-parody. If they aren’t oppressed and calling you a bigot for oppressing them, they have nothing to talk about.
So… how about that new… non-oppression, oppression huh? Yep…
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