Chicken, Gay Rights, And Mars

The civil rights movement and the space program always shared a strange juxtaposition of 19th century agrarianism and 20th century technological achievement. So maybe it should be no surprise that we’re currently confronting our civil rights demons in the parking lots of fried chicken joints while one of our spacecraft makes its final approach to Mars. But still … what the hell, America?

via History Repeats … Sorta | TPM Editors Blog.