Someone who opposes a point of view, or is always against anything unfamiliar.
Eight central themes of early recollections have been reported: getter, controller, driver, pleaser, martyr/victim, "aginner
," feeling avoider, and excitement seeker.
A temperamental "aginner
" and self-styled "individualist," Chodorov as a boy instinctively disliked the Socialist "pundits" who pontificated in the "coffee saloons" on Grand Street.(33) Socialists, he came to believe, had "an intuitive urgency for power, power over other people."(34) As a college student at Columbia (in the class of 1907) he "fought it out with the socialists," arguing that "man's management of man is presumptuous and fraught with danger."(35) Instead, Chodorov became enamored of anarchism until he discovered that the anarchists "took a dim view" of private property, "without which, it seemed to me even then, individualism was meaningless."(36)
He was an individual, an "aginner
," an iconoclast congenitally opposed to whatever the reigning pieties were at the time he was writing his next column.
But he wasn't expecting from what quarters the aginner
factions would arise and the overtones associated with their position.
Cotton stocks held by Aginners
are fast depleting whereas the new crop would partially start arriving in from lower Sindh in June and from Punjab in August or early September.
That would be the liquor industry itself and the bloc of conservative Christians who don't indulge and believe that limiting or eliminating consumption by others is a righteous goal, By opposing any expansion of liquor sales into additional counties, these aginners
help ensure that alcohol consumers will be funneled straight to the first-stop package store just over the county line.
It's not as simple as calling one political party "aginners
"A great number of conservation, ecology, and environmental publications that have failed were doomed from the start because their editors and publishers were what I call 'aginners
.' They were only against things: strip mining, clear cutting, automobiles, freeways, oil spills, nuclear reactors, non-returnable containers ...
And I wouldn't give up on those 19 aginners
. They, too, have eyes to see, hearts to feel, minds with which to reason.
Time in office made it harder for Helms and Reagan to run as "aginners
.' More importantly, they were betraying conservatism's most appealing premise of self-discipline, its steely respect for facts and limits.
The first is projected to generate some $32 million a year, while the second will produce about $19 million a year for a total of about $500 million over 10 years, leading a small but motivated band of aginners
to call itself $500 Million Tax--Too Much!