The liberals. If they bring up the topic, than it's okay to talk about it. Since they have started the conversation, they get to frame it. And those who do believe in the importance of social issues are put in the boxing ring to fight to make their point. Sometimes they come out standing; many times the viewers who consider themselves part of their brotherhood, sigh with disappointment, because it's one more time that we look daft and therefore worthy of the mockery.
But why is it that the liberal mainstream media, busy Hollywood stars and talk show hosts, and politicians with a D behind their name, can somehow have this conversation yet demonize the rest of us? They can hash social issues all they want. Talk about them. Mock them. Parade on them and kick them. Fight against them. Scream at them. And force them away. And yet through this all, no one seems to notice that it's the liberal mainstream media who are actually the instigators of this conversation. So perhaps it's they who want to talk about it. But why?
I think social issues are uncomfortable to talk about in our country for a couple reasons:
1 - they are personal; everyone is no longer operating out of the same rule book for life and thus ensues creates a passionate upheaval of defending your view.
Just a thought ...