Finally marriage equality has come to America! Now too can the queer folk march down the aisle.
Fifteen-year-old me would have loved this. But I am saddened by this.
I had hoped that keeping marriage out of the reach of gay people would eventually lead to a discussion on the current state of marriage and why it even continues to exist.
The questions being asked by most people on the side of marriage equality was “Why can’t gays get married too? What’s wrong with love between two men or two women? ”
When it really should have been “Why does the government have their hand in marriage in the first place? Why are they getting to dictate who can marry who in the first place? Why are there privileges to being married over not?
So this was the last chance to get a look at marriage and why it exists. Unfortunately the easier route was taken. Everyone is placated in celebration so the further look into marriage will not happen.
Hopefully someone tries to marry a dolphin in the future to get us back onto the subject of marriage.
I suppose it is good for gay youth growing up. Now they can feel like their love is as accepted as everyone else’s. So that is one thing I can accept as a victory. That’s cool for them.
But what is next?
The next slip on the slope for people who idolize the past and wish things could go back to how they were.
The next step in progress for people trying to change the world and make life better for people they sympathize with.
There will be more change.
I don’t think it will be for the better like a lot of my peers claim. Nor will it be for the worse like some older people say.
The world will continue to be shit. We’re just spinning around in a circle, pretending we’re going somewhere.
All the problems we say exist we made them all up. They were not here before people decided they were. We’re the only creatures on this planet concerned with progress and slippery slopes.
Dogs don’t give a fuck about rights. House flies don’t live long enough to care who can love who. Lions do not care if they’re properly portrayed in the media. No creature ever had to worry about being in debt to someone before we showed up and said that was a thing.
None of this shit actually matters. We just say it does. It was a cycle of shit before we got here and it’ll be a cycle of shit after we go.
It’s all bullshit! However just because life is meaningless doesn’t mean we can’t have fun while we’re here!