Science Says Your Baby Is a Socialist” — Mother Jones headline, Nov. 18, 2014.

But if you’ve been reading the Locker Room for the last decade, you already knew that.

I wrote here back on March 22, 2006, in response to the question Don’t you think there’s a little socialist in all of us?

Yeah; most people call it childhood:

  • You’re handed everything you need
  • you think you’re entitled to everything other people have, and sometimes you just go and take it
  • you have no idea how money works, what it is, how you get it, and how to use it
  • you believe all the phony scary stories your friends dream up
  • your hero is some man who lives to give you a whole buncha stuff once a year, talks to animals, and lives in the one place in the world that’s safe from global warming
  • you think a bicycle is great transportation
  • you think trains are really cool
  • being asked to do even the slightest amount of work is the worst thing anyone has ever said to you
  • you think the opposite sex is icky
  • you’re whiny
  • you smell bad
  • and you throw a fit at the dinner table.