Anti-establishment (adj): against the establishment or established authority.
There is no good idea that wasn’t once anti-establishment.
Because it’s just too easy to establish something.
All you have to do is get enough people to agree with you, fund it, develop a slogan, and set up a network of cantankerous and often contradictory committees.
We have to realize that the United States is not an established idea. Actually, it’s a rather rag-tag collection of opinions which are still being ironed out because there are so many wrinkles from the initial roll-out.
We are a mess–and damn proud of it, by the way.
So it becomes quite comical to me when anyone suggests that anything in this country is anti-establishment. For after all, everything in this country is actually anti-establishment, struggling to get the nod of the 51%.
Democracy is such a dog show it’s no wonder we occasionally end up with a dog.
So before we become self-righteous about some cause, or believe that the entire heavens have inhabited our earthly philosophy to be distributed to the masses, let us realize that our country has fought every nationality that has ever tried to emigrate here, has imprisoned and enslaved several colors, and continues to fearfully try to protect principles which have already screamed for some touch-up and repair.
Therefore, how can you be on the safe end of all the ruckus going on as we jockey for position and stump for votes?
Always remember three things. It will help you to determine where to stand:
- God gave people free will and He won’t let you take it away.
- Anything that helps people find themselves at least opens the door to them becoming better.
- No one is better than anyone else. In other words, we’re all more alike than different.
Yes, if you add your fourth part to that trio that sings the song of freedom, forming your own quartet, you will find that most of the time you won’t need to sing off-key.
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