Category Archives: The Twentieth Man

Surplus Labor is the Cornerstone of the U. S. Economy and the basis of (Western) World Civilization

Siblings

When the promised and much-touted GI Bill of Rights proved logistically inadequate to my college ambitions and my father was opposed and unhelpful to them; I turned in desperation for help from my then grown siblings. I’d done the math … Continue reading

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It’s Not Like I Don’t Think It’s a Good Idea

It’s not like I don’t think it’s a good idea; as a matter of fact, I think it’s a great idea. Throughout history, it’s always been an undeniably good idea for a woman to somehow latch onto a man of … Continue reading

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The Garbage Woman

It just strikes me as taunting when the Garbage Woman gives me a seemingly pleasant wave in the morning. I’m not sure she’s exactly what Gloria Steinem had in mind. Of course the Garbage Men never got and never will … Continue reading

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I Am Not Like Other Men

Betwixt my mother and my father there was no domestic violence. My mother was not a rebel and my father was the unchallenged head of our household (as recognized in the Population Schedule of the Census). My father’s word was … Continue reading

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Go Stick A Pencil In Your Ear

When I was eighteen I knew nothing of this; I thought it was a man’s manly duty to serve his country. (Boy! Was I ever wrong!) Stick a pencil in your ear and rupture your eardrum. A small price to … Continue reading

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The Hermit

I should like to be a hermit and live out my life entirely alone. The world would be a most wonderful place – if not for its human population. Even in solitude there would still be two people I can … Continue reading

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The Chosen

After being separated from the U.S. Army on November 2, 1971 I began my long and futile search for viable employment. It was but a few months afterward that I’d heard American Motors was doing some hiring. I went down … Continue reading

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