Wednesday, June 26, 2013
In what is being called two big wins for gay rights, the Supreme Court has struck down key provisions of the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), and also let stand a lower court's decision invalidating California Proposition 8 that defined marriage as between a man and woman only. Gay marriage is something of a barometer that measures the social progressiveness of a culture, which is why religious bigots and so-called "social conservatives" actually fight so hard against it. The reality is that gay people have always been present in every culture in history, regardless of attempts to repress it.
Thursday, June 6, 2013
We live in a time of high technology, and this inherently means that rapid changes will occur. Yet some people, primarily motivated by mental laziness, have adopted a worldview that almost automatically rejects change. Every time something changes we have to listen to these people endlessly bitch about how they don't like it and think things would be better if this or that technology were banned or never invented. But realistic people know that you can't uninvent things. You can't even hope to regulate most technologies, except on the roughest levels. So people who are philosophically opposed to change and who want to return to the past are not just living in a world of fantasy--they have unfortunately also been born at the wrong time in history. There has never been another era of such rapid change. Therefore opponents of change, generally know as conservatives, have one of the most maladaptive outlooks that it is possible to hold at present. Of course it would be different if the rest of us didn't have to hear their constant' deusional BS, pretending that it is possible to turn back the clocks and calendars to some mythical yesteryear that is gone forever.