I was listening to the news today, particularly about the people Mr. Trump is bringing into his planned administration, and a quote of uncertain origin came to mind:
“When you’re hip deep in alligators, its hard to remember you came to drain the swamp.”
I’m thinking that holds true even when you think you own the alligators.
And then, I remembered a song about being hip deep in quite another context. Hey, that’s how my strange mind works.
I ran across this quote from George Bernard Shaw and it seems to have interesting resonance in regard to the result of our recent election.
“Marx’s Kapital is not a treatise on socialism; it is a gerrymand against the bourgeoisie. It was supposed to be written for the working class, but the working man respects the bourgeoisie and wants to be a bourgeoisie. Marx never got a hold of him for a moment. It was the revolting sons of the bourgeoisie itself, like myself, that painted the flag red. The middle and upper classes are the revolutionary element in society. The proletariat is the conservative element.”