Academia and pop culture currently use an important descriptor for our economic and social differences. The word “privilege” serves to explain these differences according to their benefits. Some are more or less privileged depending upon their wealth, class, race, gender, sexuality and even religion. This is a positive trend. It is an attempt to recognize social inequality.
As a member of Congress, voter attentiveness, a donor’s deep pockets or an inability to admit complicity in the deaths of innocent civilians shouldn’t get in the way of justice. To the congresswomen and congressmen who have advocated against this war, good on you. It’s long past time for the rest of Congress to grow a spine and oppose this evil war