A little over ten years ago, I had an epiphany at work. I was struggling until I suddenly realized that I was not, as I had imagined, a professional, but an employee.
And my eyes opened, and I understood.
The employee game is an easy one to play, unless you don't know you're playing it.
So with the ACA ruling came a similarly uncomfortable epiphany.
I was the rube.
I was the patsy.
Like the die-hard Cubs fan, always waiting for the conservatives to win, I hoped.
But then Roberts ruled, and my eyes opened, and I understood.
All that kabuki about conservative undercurrents in Washington was complete and utter bullshit. It was all of a piece, just different players jockeying for position.
And I was the idiot, believing there was some chance of reversion to ancient times.
Instead of a professional, I am an employee.
Instead of a citizen, I am a serf.
And the serf game is an easy one; its rules are old and easily learned. Bow and scrape, basically. Get yours.
My apologies for having misled anyone otherwise.
June 30, 2012
In the wee hours today, our commenter Pogo wrote: