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The Jokes Are On Us

I love these cocktail napkins that I saw for sale this evening at an Arlington, Virginia, restaurant.


When armed thugs arrive at your door and demand your money and your car keys, you do as they demand in order to avoid being murdered, but you don’t for a moment think that the thugs’s demands are furthering the greater good.  But let those thugs win the votes of a majority of your neighbors who authorize the thugs to steal your money and your car, and you – if you are like the typical person – play along agreeably, having convinced yourself of the lie that the thugs’s deepest motive is to help you and the society of which you are a member.

It is, in fact, a sick joke.


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