I came into this whole business by going to see Rock Against Racism gigs with the Clash.
My dad grew up in a mud hut and studied by candlelight. He was 14 when he got a scholarship to Russia. He was super clever - the cleverest person. He landed in 5ft of snow, and was alone at 14, studying science and engineering. He didn't have a bed, and he slept on a table.
The way to put oneself in a position to take the harder, more honorable political path is to argue for one's virtues in a vigorous way.
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