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Gay marriage was legalized around 6 years ago in my country and now
conservatives want to pretend not only that homosexual discrimination
doesn't happen, but that it never happened. This in a country were being
gay, "trying it and liking it" and men in drag were the punchline of every
most jokes in the most popular show at most a decade ago.
Much_Difference 78 points 5 hours ago
Completely non-sarcastic congratulations for stumbling upon exactly
how history and collective memory work to preserve a group's sense of
Have awful laws and social customs that enforce the Awful Thing (in
your example, the Awful Thing would be discriminating against LGBTQ
After a shitload of hard work from a ton of people who spend decades
being shouted down as extremists, Awful Thing (discriminating against
LGBTQ people/gay marriage) finally becomes illegal.
It gradually becomes taboo to do or support the Awful Thing. After all,
In a few years, everyone has convinced themselves that it was a/ways
taboo to do or support the Awful Thing and that only a small handful of
extremely awful people ever supported it.
Over time, changing laws to end the Awful Thing are reimagined as
really obvious moves that most people supported at the time but that
only a tiny number of ultra-meanies were keeping from happening. The
awful shit ordinary people did to keep the Awful Thing going on for so
long are forgotten and erased. Voila!
kung-fu_hippy 40 points 2 hours ago
You forgot the last part. Where any movements or parades or
remembrance of the people who suffered under the Awful Thing are
met with “why don't I get a parade?”, or “why isn’t there a My History
Month?”. These same bright sparks are also prone to telling us that
“We'll never move into a post-Awful Thing society if you guys keep
bringing it up”.
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