Thursday, February 28, 2019
Natural Progression: Dissent to Disagreement
Boorstin discusses the distinction betwixt disaccord and disagreement, and deems one to be a dangerous crabby person, and the other to be the life blood of social commentary. Despite Boorstins claim that dissent is the ugly mutation of disagreement, dissent is actually the more powerful, complete trumpeter to disagreement. Dissent is the antonym based off of an unpopular opinion, whereas disagreement is an opposition to more socially explored issue. Disagreement is the safe way to bring astir(predicate) change, a passive and fast moving path as you possess support nates you.In the beginning of the womens suffrage movement, the scrap they proposed to society wasnt a simple disagreement, but a radical dissention. Until it became a popularized nonion, womens suffragettes were considered to be out for their own personal amusement, and not for the betterment of a society. Once enough support had been gathered behind the movement, the ideas that had once been considered dangerou s were no longer all that socially unacceptable. This is not to say, however, that disagreement is not a worthwhile pursuit, it is in that the seed of dissention essential be continued to be carried out, but it is the safer method.The argument against dissention is, a minority opinion should not be supported so as not to disturb the social waters. However, it is necessary for dissent to occur for disagreement to cultivate and for society to change. Without radical opposition to the current social norms, society leave never move beyond its current state. Progress is necessary in human society. In other words, rather than being a cancer of argument, dissention is the necessary struggle before the art of disagreement. It is a necessary procedure of the social plotting process.