If we want justice, health, peace, and equality, we have to give up our privileges. If you have a privilege, someone else doesn’t have a right. I have the privilege of typing on this laptop because the Chinese slave who made it doesn’t have rights. I have the privilege of living in this house because the Potawanami tribe that inhabited this land had their rights taken away. The genocide they suffered allows me to live in Milwaukee. I have the privilege of owning a phone because the metals in the phone were mined by African women who are being raped and killed as I text. The rainforests they depend on are also being burned down. I have the privilege of shopping because sales tax pays for mass incarceration and police brutality. This is true for not only Milwaukee, but the rest of America, and the entire world. ALL of our modern day privileges are the result of oppression. ALL of our possessions are destroying this planet, enslaving everyone, and empowering greedy corporations. We are causing human rights violations without realizing it. We have to embrace frugality. We have to decrease the amount of stuff we own to the bare minimum. Until we stop being so possessive and materialistic, we will never reach a state of justice, health, peace and equality.