14 January 2011

The United States of Against

You know, regarding the previous post, I thought of the choice to vote for someone of your race, ideology, party as a statement of "positive" choice (not meaning "good"); but really I think, though we understand the the equation that choosing one thing leaves out other things, that in American we vote in negative terms...AGAINST things.

From our true founder, Emerson:

"Here's for the plain old Adam, the simple genuine self against the whole world."

Of course nearly every term in the statement begs definition and explanation.

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