(December 4, 2018)
beware what you ask
we wanted more young ‘involved’*
now, they’re communists!
*(Long have I listened to media, adults, me and my friends complain that today’s youth need to be more involved in politics. They need to become aware. And I used to agree. Then I came to an epiphany: No, They Don’t! I once had neighbors with whom I talked and one day they noticed my “I Voted” sticker on the U.S.M.C. baseball cap. They said they never voted. I said you both know me and my politics and the fact we disagree so much on that yet I am the only one of the three of us actually who has a say in what happens around here. And one of these days I may get the shock of my life when 51-percent of we who vote agree with me…that should scare you to pieces. Now, I don’t give that same speech. Ever. Except for here and I probably would fall out if it went past the next five people to read it. I just had the lesson of No Good Deed Goes Unpunished pounded home again. And again. And I am quite happy to be on the losing side so often. Proves I still am a rebel. Only, now, I fear this voting thing has caught on and I will have to wait another 40 years to see it turn back my way again. Famous thinker said some decades ago: (paraphrased) There is something wrong with a 20-year-old who is not a liberal; there is something just as wrong with a 40-year-old who still is a liberal.