As through this life you travel, you meet some funny men
Some rob you with a six-gun, some with a fountain pen
As through this life you ramble, as through this life you roam
You'll never see an outlaw take a family from their home.
"Pretty Boy Floyd" - Woodie Guthrie
A good Bill Moyers article, with some good comments in the thread.
Conservatives view with suspicion anyone who doesn't cash in at every opportunity.
Come to think of it, they have the same problem with Christ.
It breaks my heart to see a state that produced Will Rogers and Woody Gutherie become corporatist (nearly every small business in the state is gone, especially local grocery stores)... It's discouraging to watch the state which produced the most astronauts become so anti-science. It's become a state of privileged and spoiled right wing yuppies in the suburbs, resentful racists in the working class parts of cities (the Aryan Youth Movement, Aryan Nation, and several major groups of skinheads all started in OKC and Tulsa), and ignorant know-nothingness and meth addictions in small towns.Something connected from my morning reading: the 'Occupy Movement' has fatally wounded the 'class warfare' taboo, and that is a fine thing.
Watch out America. Oklahoma is your future.