Real non-conformity at it's riskiest and most courageous level leads to revolutions. The types of non-conforming acts that rock countries and the world like we're currently seeing. People standing up for what they want and what they believe... bloodied and often dying to bring about a change, One where they hopefully will be granted some of the rights and opportunities that we Americans sometimes take for granted. The very things that our own forefathers fought for so that we have them. So you could say that their non-conformity was part of what drove the birth of our nation.