Watched Pan's Labyrinth. Great movie. With help from Harry Potter and Zompist, it's triggered a couple of thoughts.
The basic struggle--political, moral--is between those who think that people are equal, and those who don't. However. The very act of fighting for the prior conviction tends to convince people of the latter.
People in power, as a general rule, think they're better than other people. Why else would they be in charge? Those who challenge them, then, tend to hold the opposite conviction.
But revolutionaries are not average people. And it's one small step from "not average" to "better than average."
I don't know which side I'm on.
I don't know which side I want to be on.
I don't even know which side I'm supposed to be on.