I read a book about John Dos Passos and according to
the book once radical—communist
John ended up in the Hollywood Hills living off investments
and reading the
Wall Street Journal
 
this seems to happen all too often.
 
what hardly ever happens is
a man going from being a young conservative to becoming an
old wild—ass radical
 
however:
young conservatives always seem to become old
conservatives.
it’s a kind of lifelong mental vapor—lock.
 
but when a young radical ends up an
old radical
the critics
and the conservatives
treat him as if he escaped from a mental
institution.
 
such is our politics and you can have it
all.
 
keep it.
 
sail it up your
ass.

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