Letter from Slim Wolfe
Cynicism – August 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine
Guilty as charged, Charlie Green: oozing cynicism, defeatist prose, endless carping, flinging little resentful pellets of dung at the zookeeper … it’s my mantra, my rosary, my way of not embracing the real defeat. Too cynical even for the typographer, who changed “Bush Wasteland and Dunghill” into “Bush Wetland and Dunghill.” What other word but “defeated” describes a species which we agree has an exponential curve in weaponry but is stuck in a 4000-year rut of empire based on human sacrifice? What other words but “cynical and defeated” describe your notion that we’re victims of some calendar cycle, the same way some think we’re victims of externally-imposed sin?