Albert Ruesga in fine form, half earnest, half bemused, chastening simplistic, causal theories of social change. He seems to think of ordinary people as moral agents with free will and a sense of their own destiny, rather than as cogs in the causal machinery of crony capitalism. I ran it by my boss, and generous patron, she who rules us all, and her response returned me to actually existing reality. Sweet earnest Albert always gives me a good laugh, she said. He should drop by The Wealth Bondage Freedom Casino Center some day. Just look at our valued customers, having fun, pecking at the keys like Skinnerian pigeons for pellets. Social change theory - addict them, incentivize, manage and measure, and tighten the screws until they scream. Works for me, Albert. And just think! I am considering a gift of $1 billion to Greater New Orleans Foundation to support your work for Social fucking Justice - and Peace. I love how you always add Peace after Social Justice, Albert, it so deferential and conflict avoidant. I have the check ready to sign! All those zeroes, and commas. My what a difference a gift like that could make, Albert. All those starving, ignorant people, you love so much! Now, come here, sweetie, tell Momma you're sorry for your disrespectful little post. Are you whimpering, little man? I know you feel wretched. Think of the millions in New Orleans who will suffer tonight and for generations to come in terrible terrible injustice because of your one stupid post. Think what a billion could have done for the children, Albert, and poor and the downtrodden. Think of the suffering of the homeless. I am so so sorry, Albert. You could have done so much good with the money. But given your insubordinate little performance, this check is going to Heritage Foundation, instead, Sweetie. And you are the reason why. Causal chain.... Am I clear now? You want a causal chain, Sweetie? Stretch out your neck, little man, and I will snap on your leash. If you are a good boy, you can reapply next year. Momma loves you, that is why she is so hard on you - so you can be you very best self. Meanwhile if we can't have justice, we can certainly have peace. Heel!