Monday, March 19, 2007

Evidence That I Am An Old Jaded Prick (like you needed any)

I was walking to the library on Saturday and came across some folks trying to pass out copies of The Socialist Worker newspaper. When I got within earshot, they started giving me their pitch. I waved my hand at them and said, "Socialism only works in art school." and kept walking.

After walking a few more blocks, I started to feel bad. I used to BE a socialist. I used to think that people (given the right set of rules) could take care of everyone without being corrupt. I was a kid that had ideals for society that were lofty to be sure but also founded on a belief in my fellow man. What an asshole I am. I still think the "art school" remark was funny. That makes me a huge asshole.

When I got to the library, I got a biography of Ben Franklin. Maybe that makes up for it.

3 comments:

Natalie said...

asshole, maybe. funny, certainly.

Michael K said...

Thanks, Natalie. There's nothing that makes me happier than when someone almost doesn't call me an asshole. Kidding of course.

Winter said...

Excellent comment Natalie. I'm jealous.