Ta-Nehisi Coates:

But the game is rigged. I know this because I loved my craft for many years and it meant nothing to anyone save my mother, my father, my siblings, my wife and a few close friends. Then one man of some privilege spoke to another man of some privilege and I became a man of some privilege with megaphone, which I now employ, across an ocean, to bring these thoughts to you. And I love both of these men of privilege–power is a fact, it is not morality. Losing is tragic, but it is not noble. How many freedom fighters turned despots in the possession of superior guns?

-- http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/07/the-paris-bureau-dispatch-1/277559/