April 14, 2014
Escape from Liberal Despair?
If you want to understand why there are so many liberals in New York City, listen to the story of a couple I know all too well. Donna and Frank, earning six-figures in salary, lived in relative squalor in Brooklyn, NY, as I related to AT readers in February. They resided in a dark, dingy, rat-infested one room apartment. Their neighborhood consisted of streets of dilapidated industrial buildings and sidewalks littered with trash and makeshift habitats for the homeless. This was punctuated by the deafening traffic noise and exhaust fumes from the elevated expressway that ran overhead. Like flies in the proverbial vinegar jar, they believed it was the sweetest place on Earth. However, there was a subliminal anger dwelling deep within them, a vague feeling that some outside force was waging war on their existence. Frank joined the local chapter of ISO, the International Socialist Organization. There, he learned to cultivate his anger and...(Read Full Article)