What you mean "we," white man?*
(originally seen at The Anarchangel)
The last time I checked books like 1984, Animal Farm, Brave New World, and Fahrenheit 451 were NOT instruction manuals. Apparently my English and History teachers in high school were wrong about these books being cautionary tales. And yes, I appreciate the contrast of my own situation and my not wanting to live in a socialist society. Socialism isn't exactly placed on people by their consent. Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and Lithuania are just a few examples of that.
So, now what?
* This is an old punchline to an old joke about the Lone Ranger, his teammate/ hetero life-partner Tonto, and being surrounded by a thousand Apache warriors. There's your obscure "Jokes told to me as a child by older men of the family" reference for the year.