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Monday, April 27, 2015

Essential Underdogs

When have you rooted for the "underdog"? (Serendipity Bible Fourth Edition,  page 323).

I  root for the underdog on occasions when I agree with the underdog on essential matters. That is, I may disagree with the underdog on many secondary issues, but the underlying issue that the underdog senses  – even if he does not identify it with absolute precision – causes me to root for him. I can easily think of an example. The current distribution of wealth in America is unfair to many wealth producers. Now there are a multitude of possible facets to this problem – allowing for many spokesmen "underdogs" with idiosyncratic solutions – many of which I disagree with. Yet I still identify with these underdogs because they have felt something I have felt, and have sincerely expressed their troubling sense of needed attention to our shared ethical failure to achieve economic fairness.

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