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Christopher Hignite

Why do I agitate? Why do I ask the uncomfortable


questions?
September 27th, 2010 3:23 am ET

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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!

Election season is a time to get things done. With the


elections just around the corner; will you help me
agitate, just a little, if it will get some things done?

It's not easy to stand against powerful interests.


Sometimes it's lonely, and you get to feeling like the
guy B.B. King sings about: "No one likes you but your
momma, and she might be jiving you, too." It's not
easy, but having those who dare to stand up is
essential if our country is ever to achieve our ideals of
fairness, justice and opportunity for all.

And when the establishment derisively assails you as


an agitator, remember this: The agitator is the center
post in the washing machine that gets the dirt out.

Let's agitate a little this election season and do a little


spring cleaining this fall.

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