From the May 1953 magazine.

A Fool Hath Said. . .

IN WHICH A HAPPY AND SOBER OPTIMIST THROWS AWAY SOME OLD BELIEFS

DO you remember. . .when all the world was against you? When your luck was always bad? When simple morons, shot with luck, got the jobs you rated? The bosses and so-called friends who had the gall, in a mealy-mouthed way, to try to interfere in your private affairs? When all bosses were dumb so-and-so's just smart enough to get by on the stolen fruit of your brains? When notorious crooks elicited your sneaking admiration, while public officials incited your virulent hatred by all being crooks?

Do you remember when religion was a soporific used by hypocritical medicine-men to milk a moronic public? When church members were all either hypocrites or imbeciles? When no one's word was good and every man or woman had their price? When the words "dumb" and "happy" were synonymous? When a drunken sexual orgy assumed the mantle of swashbuckling romance?

-- O. B.

Jacinto City, Texas

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