A Celebration of Agitation

The Powers That Be — especially America’s overarching corporate and political forces (often the same) — give lip service to democracy, but tend toward plutocracy, autocracy and kleptocracy. They prefer (and often demand) that We the People be passive consumers of their economic and political policies. Don’t rock the boat, stay in your place, go along to get along — be quiet, they urge.

Be quiet? Holy Thomas Paine! How could freedom-loving, democratic citizens shrink into quietude, especially when the Powers That Be feel so entitled to run roughshod over us? Even a dead fish can go with the flow. We’ve got to be livelier than that.

July Fourth is a time to enjoy fireworks, flags, hotdogs, ballgames and such — but it’s also a time to remember who we are: agitators!

Jim Hightower | Creators.com