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Topic: ANYBODY * ANYDAY
As "they" say:
perception is reality
Kill someone while wearing a uniform and you’re a hero...do it in gang colors and you’re a criminal.
Hire a lawyer to help you find tax loopholes and you’re a good businessman...make a few bucks off the books and you’re a tax cheat.
Sell cigarettes, alcohol and lottery tickets and you’re an entrepreneur...smoke a joint and bet with a bookie: you’re a menace to society.
Show some flesh in a particular magazine and you’re a pornographer...flash some skin on a public bus and you’re a Calvin Klein ad.
Collect food stamps and you’re a welfare queen...hire a lobbyist to win government subsidies, tax breaks, and protectionist tariffs and you’re General Motors.
Invade Kuwait and you’re the “next Hitler”...invade Iraq and you’re “George W. Bush, Leader of the Free World.”
Claim that the Messiah regularly visits your suburban home and Mel Gibson’s faithful will beat a path to your door...claim to be the Messiah in Waco and they’ll drive a tank through your living room.
Sell guns in a ghetto and you’re on the cover of Newsweek as a bad guy...sell fighter jets to a Third World nation and you’re on the cover of Newsweek as a good guy.
Reprint State Department press releases verbatim and you’re a respected investigative journalist...challenge mainstream culture and you’re gonna have a hell of a time trying to earn money as a writer.
~ Mickey Z