There are people out there who lend their voices to our collective. They are truth seekers and independent thinkers. They do not reside inside any box. Henry Rollins one of those: a punk rocker with Black Flag turned spoken word genius turned DJ turned philosopher. And playwright/newly minted conservative David Mamet is another.
This is the reason I love Henry Rollins. He wrote this song – which helped me through a terrible phase in my life:
And David Mamet, writer of Glengarry Glen Ross, has decided to “come out” as a conservative. While I think this shows less intelligence on his part, and perhaps a late-age fear of losing all of his money to taxes, you have to admire someone who is risking so much by speaking his mind.
Free thinking. Why not.