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Thoughts On Power and Position
There’s a perennial question about power and equality and opportunity. In the 14th century during the Peasant’s Revolt in England, the priest John Ball asked:
When Adam delved and Eve span, who was then the gentleman?
He was asking this rhetorically, of course. He meant – ‘who made you the boss?’ But of course, in the real world anyone who wants to grab the crown is free to do it.
Overall I believe that social and economic justice are preferable to an unbridled power grab and that we would all be better for it, even those who say they want to be boss.