Culture on the Cheap
Shitty Subway Service Breeds Bolsheviks!
When I got to work today I found a poster tucked away behind the counter that amused me.
It goes on to read:
Employees lose respect for a company that fails to provide decent facilities for their comfort.
Speaking as a person whose place of employment is often bereft of asswipes, I am inclined to agree. Nothing makes me want to overthrow my capitalist oppressors like using the water closet only to discover there is no toilet paper. When the revolution comes, the people responsible for this (men all) will be the first ones against the wall, I assure you.
As I waited for the G train this afternoon I thought about other things that propagate Bolshevism. Then I saw the following piece of social(ist) commentary scrawled out on a subway poster at the Metropolitan stop and it hit me: the crosstown local propagates Communism!
Think about it:
- When you have subway line whose service is notorious for being pokey, it gives people time to think.
- When people start thinking, they tend to get angry. I do, anyway.
- Now factor in the people waiting at the above-mentioned station are, in all likelihood, highly-educated, underpaid and already very, very angry.
I turn pink at the mere thought!
If the MTA won’t improve subway service in north Brooklyn for the numerous (and very good) reasons they have already been provided, perhaps they will do so as a bulwark against Communism? Nassau Avenue has gone red. Metropolitan Avenue is looking rather pink nowadays. Who’s next? Broadway?
Best to nip this in the bud before it works it way further south.