An Early Stage Of Dementia
I just ran across the sound of my earlier person, from 1989, to be exact, thanks to my friends at Hitchens Watch. I attended a debate about capitalism versus socialism between Dinesh D'Souza and Hitchens at Georgetown University. I sat with Hitch's wife, Carol Blue, through the entire event, then felt it necessary to be the first questioner from the audience. I haven't heard me utter these words since that time, and man, do I sound stuffy and ultra-serious. I was then with FAIR, and so made our standard argument against D'Souza, who didn't seem to get where I was coming from, but that's okay. I was young, raw, and prone to droning on in public.
What's that? Some things never change? You may be right.
Part of me wishes I could travel back to just before the debate, and provide my kid self with some seasoned council, a la Hiro. If nothing else, I would give that Perrin a glimpse of what's to come, and tell him that it was not too late to return to LA and write for TV. I would also advise him to lose the Chuck Taylor camo high tops, which I wore at this event.
The whole debate's worth listening to, but if you're impatient, jump to the 53:20 mark and listen to the Red State Boy tell it to The Man.