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Published on Sep 1, 2014
Some people call it "brave" when someone comes out of the closet as gay. But that's not brave, not in today's liberal society! These days, there are plenty of things much more scary than coming out as gay... so Zach takes the brave step of telling you something personal about himself. Will liberals be able to handle it??
Zach is really f***ing rich. It's very brave for Zach to admit this. Sure, he might not need to worry about being strapped to a fence post and beaten to death... but THAT DOESN'T MEAN HE ISN'T BRAVE.
After all, sometimes he FEEL BAD when his friends don't understand his feelings.
And sure, he might not have to fight in the courts just to get married, or worry about being fired or denied service, like gay people do.... but you know what? Sometimes people say mean things about rich people, and that hurts Zach's feelings.
So you better not say he's not brave. He's just as brave as anyone else.
And this is his "Coming Out" video.
For those of you who have read this far in the description (HI THERE!), the key phrase for today is: REALLY BAD ANALOGIES.
There have been a lot of columnists and talk show host who think they are really clever, talking about "coming out" as conservatives. It is especially trendy in young Republican clubs on college campuses, where the perception is that more people are liberal and therefore being conservative is somehow something that makes people feel shamed or scared to admit.
Even Zach's parody here -- "coming out as rich" -- is, believe it or not, something that gets discussed as a real thing on conservative talk radio. They say that these days there is so much "prejudice" against rich people, and they bemoan the fact that it makes rich people feel bad.
Let's get something totally clear:
There is ABOSLUTELY NO COMPARISON between you feeling "awkward" about telling your college friends that you are a conservative, and gay people being afraid that they will get fired or beaten up if they bring up the name of the person they love with the wrong group of people.
There is ABSOLUTELY NO COMPARISON between you being called names like "greedy" and "evil" if you are rich, and gay people being denied the right to marry or adopt children.
These comparisons are absurd. Prejudice against gay people isn't just about people "saying mean things" that make gay people "feel bad". It's about having life and health threatened, and rights taken away.
That's why "coming out" is brave, and that's why telling your buddies that you are a conservative (or are rich) is not "coming out".
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