Wednesday, July 12, 2006

RIP, Frank Zeidler

Who? The last Socialist mayor of Milwaukee, who had the following to say about why he was a socialist:

Frank Zeidler said he chose his political affiliation in 1933 after, characteristically, undertaking a study of ideologies.

"I particularly picked socialism," he said in an interview years later, "because of several things in its philosophy. One was the brotherhood of people all over the world. Another was its struggle for peace. Another was the equal distribution of economic goods. Another was the idea of cooperation. A fifth was the idea of democratic planning in order to achieve your goals. Those were pretty good ideas."

Indeed, they still are.

RIP sir.

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