Being old is no excuse for being a homophobic fvckface. There are plenty of old people I know that are open-minded and not all tethered to — what some clowns call — “a better America.”
Anyone truly nostalgic for the past isn’t thinking very much about America’s history. In the past, there was more racism, sexism, homophobia etc. We’re getting better, but please stop handwringing for a jaunt back to a better time. There was no better time than the present.
Every prior era was shit in America for some group of people, except white, Christian men, and about the only plus is realizing that for those people discriminated against, America is slowly, painfully, crawling towards something better.
At least I hope it is…then the Tea Par—oh fvck that, sorry. Politically minded Tumblr flotsam is the worst.