In response to Ta-Nehisi Coates's recent post "This Culture War Is Over: We Win":
I wish I could believe this, sir. The position of Jews in Germany in 1930 looked pretty good on the face of it--lots of Jewish doctors, professors, politicians; plenty of integrated marriages with non-Jews; a lively Jewish culture in Berlin and other cities. The last burst of anti-Jewish violence was more than a hundred years ago.
The temptation for America's gay people to declare victory in the culture wars is hard to resist today. But it is pernicious: we could lose everything in a general social upheaval--which is hard not to see coming in today's economy.
One of Ta-Nehisi's commenters seemed to understand the problem:
"The right-wing are the only truly invested party, and thus only they can claim victory. The culture war is over when they say it's over."