Today on a local NPR affiliate I heard a story about Cuba in which the reporter referred to "socialism" as the s-word. That really pissed me off. On several levels.
Call me a reprobate. Call me naive. I don't care. But I'll never understand why selfishness and greed are valorized in our culture.
Capitalism's just another word for _____. (Create a list poem based on this. Ready, set, meme.)
Don't get me wrong. I value work. I value effort. I don't care for the strong ignoring the weak. I don't care for the social/moral condescensions of charity. I do value the idea that "we're all in this together" and that we should all take care of one another. In the end, we are all responsible for one another. So I believe.
Socialism, as an ideal, is about trying to find a way to equitably distribute resources as well as the responsibilities for production. An ideal I still subscribe to.
I don't think men should tell women what to do with their bodies.
Rebecca Loudon's TRISM is a work of genius. Please support this writer and horseless press.
RIP Phyllis Diller.