The Follower’s Complaint
I tried Jesus, but I got nailed.
I tried Judaism until I asked, chosen for what?
I tried Islam, but war isn’t holy.
I tried Zen Buddhism, until I snapped out of it.
I tried Taoism, a long time ago.
I tried Hinduism, once.
I tried being Aztec, but my heart wasn’t in it.
I tried individualism, but so did everybody else.
I tried feminism until Superwoman crashed.
I tried militarism, and now I don’t dare wage war.
I tried nationalism, and now everything I buy is imported.
I tried libertarianism; it made me feel trapped.
I tried collectivism; it made me feel isolated.
I tried socialism; it made me feel alienated.
I tried anarchism. Too many rules.
I tried pacifism. Too combative.
I tried communism. Too competitive.
I tried capitalism and went broke.
I’ve even tried industrialism, and now I’m out of a job.
Does an ism always deliver its exact opposite?
And does that mean that I have to think for myself?!