Wednesday, April 26, 2017

I beg to differ …

… Poetry Is Dissent – the AGNI blog. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Maybe if you think politics is the be-all and end-all of existence, in which case you have settled for a pretty vacuous existence, in my view. Also, in this country, "dissent" tends to amount to virtue-signalling. In places like the old Soviet Union, it comes at a price, often a very high one.


  1. I think someone like Snowden would disagree that dissent in the US does not come at a price.

    There is a difference between politics and the political nature of civilisation and, by extension, of our lives. Activism is only one form of dissent. To question received views inherent in received ways of expressing ourselves is another.

  2. No price for dissent? Really?