#rsrh Discussion topic: Socialism is the economic apotheosis of mooching.

And that’s why our celebrities tend to flirt with socialism; it’s because celebrity is linked with various art forms in modern Western civilization, and artists are stereotypically accomplished moochers*.  It’s easy to rationalize following an economic philosophy that is fundamentally respectful of something that you’re good at.


Moe Lane

*I speak from personal experience as an English major: they didn’t teach you in class how to find parties where free food and drink could be found, but only because everybody already knew how.


  • JeffV says:

    To be fair, mooching is a pretty common collage experience. As an engineering student, I considered it more a form of hunting/gathering than mooching..

  • Doug Stewart says:

    Hmmm. How would you define what Eddie Haskell does? ‘Cause that’s what the emotional component is.

  • lourae says:

    Heh. I watched Obama’s smarmy response to the attacks on Mrs. Romney thinking, ‘That’s a lovely dress you’re wearing, Mrs. Cleaver.’

  • Spegen says:

    This also goes back to the line “every artist is a cannibal, every poet a thief” I know U2 can be a bit self-rightous but the music is good.

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