Changing our cruel, childish dynamics is not anything that can be legislated. A new, inclusive, and compassionate politic must be lived by more and more people every day, free from the institutions that would enthrall them. It's got to start with each and every one of us. We need to include in our loving, caring, generous, and compassionate lives people who share our loving, caring, generous, and compassionate values, no matter their race or politics or religion, no matter their gender or sexuality. We need to work on behalf of everyone who's being oppressed by a system we bought into as children and never bothered to change.
-- Kate Bornstein, Hello, Cruel World, p. 58