Conversations With a Clover….


Samarami's picture

I'm curious: what is a "Clover"? I mean other than a herbaceous plant (genus Trifolium)? Do people apply it to just "progressives" (politically "liberal")? Or does it include people in both camps -- liberal and conservative?

Or is it anybody who ain't a libertarian?

Is the term in use anywhere besides in this essay?



Tony Pivetta's picture

I'm with you, Sam. The term is new to me. I found nothing relevant in the online urban dictionary, but Wikipedia's entry includes the following "Symbolism and Mythology" blurb: "A common idiom is 'to be (live) in clover,' meaning to live a carefree life of ease, comfort, or prosperity." So maybe it means someone with a devil-may-care attitude about the expanding police state.

Suverans2's picture

clover is a persons screen name, so the title is in reference to people who "think" like that person who calls him or her self clover.

Tony Pivetta's picture

By jolly, I think you're right!