Tuesday, May 11, 2010


How Robin Hood became a socialist. It's not perfect—it doesn't mention that Robin Hood only became a noble in the 19th century when classist assholes retconned his history. But it has a great bit about my favorite TV show when I was a kid. The first 45 I bought was the Robin Hood TV theme song.

Robin Hood taught me the simplest principle of moral politics: take from the rich, give to the poor. Jesus agreed with him, but Robin Hood looked a lot cooler, and he had a babe. Hmm. Someone should do a comparison of Maid Marion and Mary Magdalene.