Irreverence

Disillusionment’s child is irreverence, and irreverence became one of my major heritages from an angry, irreverent generation. In this way, I have not changed. I am still irreverent. I still feel the same contempt for and still reject so-called objective decisions made without passion and anger. Objectivity, like the claim that one is nonpartisan or reasonable, is usually a defensive posture used by those who fear involvement in the passions, partisanships, conflicts, and changes that make up life; they fear life. An “objective” decision is generally lifeless. It is academic and the word “academic” is a synonym for irrelevant.

—Saul Alinsky, Reveille for Radicals 

2 thoughts on “Irreverence

    • Oh, yea, there’s plenty of critiques of any thinker on left or right if one looks hard enough. Of course what you’re getting is the propaganda from one side or the other… ultimately one has to read someone for oneself and decide…

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