Last night my son and a friend came over to swim and stayed awhile to talk . My son's friend Joann is 23 or 24 years old. We were discussing the the 'crazies' on the far right and how they want this nation in their image. Joann said something quite profound I think, for someone so young. She said: "I think they are losing and they know they are losing." Then as an example she used how so many gays have come out of the closet and live openly in our society, something so many wouldn't have done a few years back.
If you really think about it, I think she is on to something. Like right here in my state of Missouri things have changed alot in the last 30 years. In the 70's we had blue laws here that forbid the sale of anything but gifts and souvenirs on Sunday. Into the 80's we couldn't enter contests because of the gambling laws. That has changed here now and actually back then it never even occurred to me why we had those laws.
Really look how far we have come. Roe vs. Wade, gays living more openly in society, the morning after pill, contraceptives, the right to die, test tube babies, stem-cell research, these are all things that the far right have fought against and are losing.
Thanks Joanne I feel a whole lot better now. I think you are right, we are winning and they are afraid.