In a way, the whole notion that no-one can speak out against injustice until they themselves are pure is elitist and exclusionary. How exactly is a poor single, working mother of two, for example, supposed to live “off the grid,” and always buy food from an organic farm and never be part of the vast exploitation which typifies the modern industrial world? She can’t. But she can live her life as best she is able, avoiding the direct exploitation of others, even in the difficult circumstances she finds herself in.
~ Tim Gier (July 19, 2010)