Monday, May 7, 2012
Freedom and privilege are two often confused things. Freedom is about what everyone can do. Privilege is about what one can do because of their status. Much of liberal thought - be it the democratic or republican form - seems to be about increasing the number of people with a given amount of privilege. I wouldn't argue against there being a space for that to exist. I would argue that it shouldn't be confused with enhancing freedom, or whatever euphemism people wish to use to ignore the dignity of the poor.