I was in a quick online exchange a while back when the term “bureaucratic necessities” came up. I pointed to “bureaucratic necessities” as a major problem with our culture. Yes, it is, the person responded—but that’s why you can’t attack anyone.
Well, then I’ve certainly done things wrong, which is why I’m blackballed. Still, as William Holden says in The Wild Bunch, “I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
I was raised on America’s myths. Then-realities and myths which are quickly vanishing in this detestable New Age. One of those myths is that being a man means being unafraid to speak honestly. To call out corruption and deception wherever one sees it.
It’s what it means to live in a free country.