ⓘ Social gadfly. A gadfly is a person who interferes with the status quo of a society or community by posing novel, potentially upsetting questions, usually direc ..

                                     

ⓘ Social gadfly

A gadfly is a person who interferes with the status quo of a society or community by posing novel, potentially upsetting questions, usually directed at authorities. The term is originally associated with the ancient Greek philosopher Socrates, in his defense when on trial for his life.

                                     

1.1. History Bible

The Book of Jeremiah uses a similar analogy as a political metaphor: "Egypt is a very fair heifer; the gad-fly cometh, it cometh from the north" 46:20, Darby Bible.

                                     

1.2. History Modern politics

In modern politics, a gadfly is someone who persistently challenges people in positions of power, the status quo or a popular position. For example, Morris Kline wrote, "There is a function for the gadfly who poses questions that many specialists would like to overlook. Polemics is healthy." The word may be uttered in a pejorative sense or be accepted as a description of honourable work or civic duty.

                                     
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