One of my favorite bands growing up in the 60’s was The Kingston Trio. (Disclaimer: I was uncool before it was cool to be uncool, and long before it was hip to be square.) Probably my favorite song was their 1959 hit The M.T.A., because it recounted an age-old tale of man’s struggle against mass transportation that really resonated with a pre-teen John. Listen to this haunting introduction, and you’ll understand how I was captivated.
These are the times that try men’s souls. In the course of our nation’s history, the people of Boston have rallied bravely whenever the rights of men have been threatened. Today, a new crisis has arisen. The Metropolitan Transit Authority, better known as the M.T.A., is attempting to levy a burdensome tax on the population in the form of a subway fare increase. Citizens, hear me out! This could happen to you!
How can you not be moved by this? Listen to this tale of woe: