In the United States, the squeaky wheel gets the grease.
In Japan, the nail that sticks out gets hammered in.
Audre Lorde famously admonished white feminists at a conference in 1979 that “the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house.”
If you are neither the wheel or the nail, you might start to wonder about your commitments to justice.
It might not be an honor to be the last one standing.
Does that make you a tool?