This. Is. Awesome.
You’re not against the rich. Nobody’s against the rich. Everybody’s
ten seconds from being rich. Or so everybody thought.
— Don DeLillo, “Cosmopolis”
The idea that everyone can have everything may be logically preposterous, but it is ideologically essential to the imagination of a country that seems to be living simultaneously in the Great Depression and the Gilded Age.
Newspaper reporters and others always ask me
Why I’m X-rated and I rap so nasty
— Too $hort
The Vaselines – Son of a Gun
We don’t realize that our society and our democracy ultimately rest on the stability of middle-class jobs. When I talk to libertarians and socialists, they have this weird belief that everybody’s this abstract robot that won’t ever get sick or have kids or get old. It’s like everybody’s this eternal freelancer who can afford downtime and can self-fund until they find their magic moment or something.
METZ – Wet Blanket