When I was a kid I had jobs galore, money coming out of my ears. I earned vastly more than I spent.
Through college, if I wanted a job, I asked for it: and I got it.
Time and again I was assured, as was anyone who wanted to listen, that I was the best employee, the best, this, the best that. A high school boss told me to write my own recommendation, he’d sign it.
That all changed: first with Columbia, then with the army, and, and thereafter, with graduate school, with college English teaching … and finally, with my founding the Free Learning Exchange.
I’ll bring time back here to fill in details. For now I just list recent categories:
Sebring Public Library
Highlands Hammock State Park
Highlands Senior Center
My many enemies won’t even let me earn the $15 a week I was getting from the Y for initiating line dancing classes.
And now the state has discontinued my food stamps. The bureaucracy has found another delay. Communication with the bureaucracy is impossible (for a revolutionary like me) except on the bureaucracy’s own terms.
In Shavian terms, the Philistine majority have trouble with the Idealist minority, but absolutely can’t abide the rare realist: especially not the one who would know how to fix things if given a chance.
This post relates to my recent Crime Report: as both relate to much else here. In other words: societies commit crimes by the minute, but trying to report them is more likely to get you tarred and feathered than to correct anything. The Nazis want chaos: their way: called order.