By Mark Bland
Are we just gushing and bloviating at this point to make people say "GOOD JOB", "I AGREE!" , "DAMN RIGHT" or 1000 other sayings and cliches for the sake of trumpeting that we are on the right side of history? I am all for this, but I am noticing a lot of 4, 5 and 6th posts trumpeting the success of the SCOTUS decision on Gay Marriage as if the first 3-5 posts weren't already letting us know where you stand.
So why? Does anyone really think any of us are going to be sitting in a situation a year from now, bothered and hot blooded about anyone and then go "Well I remember they definitely loved the Gay Marriage decision a lot last year, so I can't be all that mad at them". NO THAT WONT HAPPEN.
HERE'S WHAT WILL HAPPEN....a year from now, you'll randomly jump on TIMEHOP on your phone, the posts will come up and you'll be reminded that it happened AT ALL. So you'll share the TIMEHOP and say "yeah this was a good day in history" or something to that effect.
I get that today is a monumental day in LGBT rights...BUT....we have to stop fake bloviating our true care and love for random things that don't affect us in the least bit...both in the positive (as today) or the negative (as the people trying to protect the confederate flag).... NONE of it means anything to any us for the most part. Gay Marriage affects gay people that want to get married. The Confederate flag really only affects rednecks from the south trying to live in the past hardcore. Other then that, it never comes up in discussion. So why do we pretend like it does. Because we are lost as a society and have no real identitiy in 2015. And why should we. Our young people go out of their way to dress from bygone decades cause their is nothing unique offline for them today. We are a technological society and that doesn't require anymore involvement in life other than a few keystrokes and pretending that something is really really really important to us.
When I see people that NEVER post anything about LGBT anything going out of their way to trumpet their approval of the SCOTUS decision on Gay Marriage, I say to myself "what a fraud'. Now you might say "But what about you Mark? You did it?" True...BUT AGAIN...I have hours of audio from the show backing up that I have opinionated on it before and had LGBT advocates on my show multiple times to discuss these ideals and laws. So for me to trumpet makes sense, since its what I do. Now the ones that really bother me are the people that never post to social media and this is the only time they did. As if this is the most important thing in their life...but they are married with 3 kids. That's the stuff that blows my mind.
So lets hold back on telling everyone how proud you are unless you truly have vested interest. And this happens on multiple topics. The confederate flag discussion (Yep!), the Ferguson Situation (Yep!), the Election of Obama (Yep!)...it's constantly something and we constantly have to let everyone know where we stand. Well I am here to tell you that you don't. The ones affected will fall into the place they are meant to fall into, and your general appreciation of "whatever" the topic will go verfied into the books of life regardless.