….” But in a world where people routinely abuse great power, I’ve found the saying is best inverted. Responsibility, especially responsibility freely chosen, is what brings power; the very act of committing to a task is what brings the strength to see it through.
If I stand up for the oppressed, I must stand up for the white men last. Not because I hate them (I don't), or because they're all terrible (they're not). It’s simply because the existing system of oppression routinely benefits white men first.