fragments of an attempted writing.
I recall a conversation a year or so ago, in which which my interlocutor, in response to my usual rhetoric, told the story of his priest visiting a flashy wealthy parish that had build some fancy community center or activities building or somesuch. The priest says they would have been better off to have built a soup kitchen. This sort of thing is supposed to appease when the topic of systemic injustice comes up. Let the poor have their soup kitchens, and let us retain our middle class comforts and in addition to that provide ourselves with more opportunities to pat ourselves on the back. Enough of those stories in one lifetime and one might commit one's self to class warfare and the destruction of the condescending classes.

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