And we swagger because we know not how to part with rage…

And we swagger because we know not how to part with rage…

Evan Calder Williams:

http://thenewinquiry.com/post/14123642958/on-rage-and-swagger

http://socialismandorbarbarism.blogspot.com/

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Down and Out in the New Middletowns

Max Fraser

Dissent Magazine, Winter 2012

http://dissentmagazine.org/article/?article=4091

Armando now makes ends meet on a used-car lot since losing his restaurant job, but in Shelbyville these days, he tells me, “things are hard. Everybody’s looking for jobs, but there’s no way to get a job.” Instead, he spends a lot of time thinking about moving on once again. “I’ve been thinking of going to Mexico and then running away to Canada.” He’s heard that, “If you apply you can live there with a visa,” and I don’t ask what he would do when the visa expired.

“Because this is going bad, for everybody. It’s too hard. I came with the idea that I’d make my life here—have a family, a house, a car. Be somebody, like everybody. That’s what I wanted. I don’t know if it’s my bad luck, or whatever.”

“But now everything’s bad, you know?”

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