Justice and equality aren’t things to be asked for; they’re to be claimed.
Corey Robin likes to say that the mission of the Left is to dispossess people of their privileges. He’s right. Justice and equality aren’t things to be asked for; they’re to be claimed. But the thing about dispossession is that it don’t come easy or without a fight. You don’t dispossess the insurance industry and Wall Street with tax credits. That’s a lesson that today’s Democrats forget — especially when it’s fundraising time.
Elias Isquith, Conflict-Averse Liberals
(For some related thoughts from me, see Economic Rights Must Be Contested)