I was born in America in nineteen forty-seven.
I was raised in a blue-collar family, neighborhood and town. It was a time when workers were at least given token respect and appreciation by those who lived off their labor. A man with a decent job was able to provide a good home and life for his family. The moneyed capitalist elite had not yet redrawn the class barriers of feudal England, but they were working on it.
I have been a “common laborer” all my life and will be proud of the fact to my dying day.
Now I live in amerika. The shine is gone and darkness prevails. At the beginning of a new millennium, we have regressed to a society of medieval mores and a rigid class system. We are entering a new Dark Age, which promises to rival the old in suffering, depravity and oppression.