Privilege Of Birth
How can it be that in the modern world, with people all over the globe in terrible poverty, millions starving, millions more controlled by terrible authoritarian regimes, there is a group which is protected from all this purely by the privilege of birth?
Think about it. No need to worry about food. No need to worry about where you will live. Clean water at the turn of a tap without walking ten miles or indeed having to pay anything at all. Education, free. Healthcare, free. Everything you need granted to you for no reason other than the circumstances of your birth and who your parents are.
This group are simply granted everything without ever having to do a single thing to earn it. And it gets worse – they have servants to take care of their every need. Servants who will rise at any hour if they are summoned. Who will attend to their needs twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
What does it say about society that this sort of privilege exists and that we perpetuate it? So stand with me, brothers and sisters. Paint your placards and raise your banners. Let us stand united against this unearned and unwarranted birth privilege.
We are, of course, talking about children. : )