Tuesday, August 21, 2012

More Stray Notes

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.


1 comment:

  1. Here here Tom! In France, Socialisme is just the word for the Democratic party :)