I believe it was Neal Stephenson who once opined:
“Anyone can condescend you, but it takes a Unix user to do it right”
Well, in a similar vein I will stake:
“Anyone can be sanctimonious, but it takes a Public Broadcasting Service member to do it right.”
After years of shamefully leeching off the backs of other good residents of the area’s donations I righted myself with Host and Humanity by joining KQED.
I even got a nifty bumper sticker.
Now when I drive my righteous ass up and down the highways I can make all those other leeches in their leech-mobiles remember their leechy place in society. Scum.