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The Natural Enemy

"The natural enemy of the daughters is not the fathers and the sons," she announced.

"I was mistaken.

"The enemy of women is not men.

"No, and the enemy of the black is not the white. The enemy of capitalist is not communist, the enemy of homosexual is not heterosexual, the enemy of Jew is not Arab, the enemy of youth is not the old, the enemy of hip is not redneck, the enemy of Chicano is not gringo and the enemy of women is not men.

"We all have the same enemy.

"The enemy is the tyranny of the dull mind.

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
1976 by Tom Robbins