Victor Davis Hanson must be reading my mind. He's noticed the liberal hysteria that's been bugging me for awhile now. Regarding gay marriage:
...A sort of collective hysteria took over from there. In 2008 there was common assent on the part of the Democratic party’s leadership that the three-millennia-old belief that marriage involved different sexes would prevail, while a separate rubric, “civil union,” would be invented for homosexual couples. But by 2012 that notion was not merely outdated, but taboo. Almost overnight, supporting the erstwhile Obama position of permitting civil unions but rejecting gay marriage became tantamount to career suicide.
Ditto on illegal immigration. Barack Obama likewise swore between 2008 and 2012 that he was no despot who by executive fiat could legalize violations of immigration laws that had been passed by Congress. Yet by 2015 anyone who would agree with Obama’s past vows is now rendered little more than a nativist and xenophobe — so powerful is the Orwellian engine of groupthink...The populace is bombarded with "news" from dawn to dusk, yet somehow seems to be the least informed it's ever been. We're jumping from obsession to obsession so fast that there's no time to sit back and reflect that maybe we're being a little hasty.
Just recently two zeitgeists collided when Gay Pride and Black Lives Matter crews ended up sharing the same street. Gunshots ensued. How can you be talking about changing marriage when obviously the problem is police patrolling our cities? How can you worry about Confederate flags when there are still illegal immigrants who can't vote?
I'm oppressed. No I am. No you're not, we are.
I think I blame the internet.