WHAT does this STATEMENT MEAN to YOU? WHAT does this STATEMENT IMPLY? This is a STATEMENT, that has been STATED MILLIONS of times during our EXISTENCE. WHAT can be WRONG with the ASKING of a QUESTION? WHAT can be WRONG or LEAD ASTRAY is YOU. This statement,"DON'T QUESTION AUTHORITY" is a POWERFULLY DESTRUCTIVE STATEMENT. If KNOWLEDGE is POWER. The QUEST for KNOWLEDGE starts with a QUESTION or SIMPLY a THIRST to GAIN more KNOWLEDGE. If we do NOT QUESTION, the THINGS or SITUATIONS that we do NOT UNDERSTAND, we NEVER become as INFORMED or EQUIPPED as our "MODEL" or "SYSTEM" CONTROLLERS. This ABSENCE of QUESTIONS or the SEEKING of KNOWLEDGE has been and is PRESENTLY DETRIMENTAL to our EXISTENCE and PRESENT WELL BEING on this EARTH. This STATEMENT,"DON'T QUESTION AUTHORITY!" has been EMBEDDED in OUR MINDS and most likely SUBCONSCIOUS since we could understand the STATEMENT as toddlers.
As a parent I could understand, the reasoning for such a STATEMENT. As a parent, I subscribe to "DON'T QUESTION AUTHORITY" to a certain degree. My KIDS and WIFE can ALWAYS ask a QUESTION to GAIN more KNOWLEDGE about a SUBJECT or SITUATION. This ACQUISITION of KNOWLEDGE HELPS in GROWTH as a PERSON. I ALWAYS want to BLESS MY KIDS, MY WIFE or even MYSELF with UNDERSTANDING. The CHILD that NEVER raises his HAND, to QUESTION what he does NOT UNDERSTAND. NEVER UNDERSTANDS. There is TRULY, NOT a such thing as a DUMB QUESTION. The IGNORANCE is NOT ACQUIRING the KNOWLEDGE. The IGNORANCE is NOT asking the QUESTION. Our SOCIETY consistently DEGRADES, MOCKS or TORMENTS those who seek to GAIN as much KNOWLEDGE that is ACCESSIBLE to them.
The REASON our OPPRESSORS, EXIST in their POSITION of DOMINANCE is SIMPLY because of the KNOWLEDGE they poses. This KNOWLEDGE and OUR LACK of this KNOWLEDGE, is what allows this MODEL to EXIST. The term,"DON'T QUESTION AUTHORITY" is POWERFUL. When YOU MATURE to ADULTHOOD, who is YOUR AUTHORITY? DON'T WORRY I WILL WAIT(a la KATT WILLIAMS) ....................................... If we do NOT ASK QUESTIONS. WE do NOT get ANSWERS. Notice I did NOT say REVOLT. Notice I did NOT SAY RESIST. Notice I did NOT SAY PICKET. Notice I did NOT SAY DEMAND ANSWERS. I said ASK QUESTIONS. These QUESTIONS should be asked, with RESPECT and with CONTROLLED EMOTION. This CALM, COOL DEMEANOR will serve YOU well in a number of ways. Being CALM allows us to think, CRITICALLY not EMOTIONALLY. Being CALM also allows us to ANALYZE and PROCESS the information RECEIVED in its MOST COMPLETE form. BEING CALM may NOT get the INFORMATION you DESIRE but it can keep YOU from WASTING MORE TIME with the INDIVIDUAL you are REQUESTING information from. UNDERSTAND that if a PERSON, CANNOT ANSWER a QUESTION or take the TIME for YOU to GAIN an UNDERSTANDING. That USUALLY MEANS that they DO NOT have the TIME to BE HONEST with YOU.
Think about IT! DON'T QUESTION AUTHORITY. What if YOU have NO UNDERSTANDING of the LAW? What is BEING ASKED of YOU? What if YOU do NOT UNDERSTAND the BIG WORDS they are "ATTEMPTING" to USE in YOUR PRESENCE? Do YOU EVER ASK these INDIVIDUALS to DEFINE these terms? Do YOU just FEEL INFERIOR or even EMBARRASSED, when these SITUATIONS occur. Do NOT feel EMBARRASSED! ASK a QUESTION(s). YOU will start to REALIZE theses INDIVIDUALS are NOT as KNOWLEDGEABLE as YOU had given them CREDIT for. YOU will probably EXPERIENCE ANGER and HOSTILITY with YOUR INQUISITIONS(Questions). This ANGER and HOSTILITY is usually FRUSTRATION because YOU are NOT just DOIN' without ASKING which most HUMANS do. FREQUENTLY these INDIVIDUALS can NOT EXPLAIN or DEFINE these WORDS or TERMS there are USING in YOUR PRESENCE. As YOU ask QUESTIONS and GAIN ANSWERS. YOU will at the very LEAST start to GAIN MORE KNOWLEDGE which is POWER. I KNOW the ANSWER. The Answer is the QUEST for KNOWLEDGE and BLIND FAITH in GOD. GOD BLESS. BE INQUISITIVE!