Quote by Michel De Certeau
One is a socialist because one used to be one, no longer going to demonstrations, attending meetings, sending in one's dues, in short, without paying.
This quote suggests that the label "socialist" is often attached to individuals based on their past participation in socialist activities such as attending meetings and demonstrations and paying membership fees. However, the quote implies that one can still identify as a socialist even if they have disengaged from these active forms of involvement. It implies that being a socialist is not solely defined by one's actions, but rather by the beliefs and values they hold, regardless of their current level of participation or financial contributions.
I exist here, now. I'm not much interested in the future. Or, more precisely put, I do not believe in the future. To exaggerate a little, I have no faith that I will still exist tomorrow or the day after. What is more, I absolutely detest retrospection. That dislike is balances only by my desire to make my way back home as quickly as possible.