People will often make impassioned arguments for apathy. They say: what is marching around with cardboard signs going to do? And I answer that anything that ever happened in this country that was worth a damn came out of people getting together and demanding it. It never comes top-down, it’s never some benevolent ruler who just decides to be kind to his subjects. It’s the people pushing that makes the change.

Never comes top-down: those at the top have too much at stake to chance any itty-bitty modicum of change that might threaten their hegemony….