"Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game"...Voltaire.
The French philosopher Voltaire fails to mention those dealt a disadvantaged hand at birth from a stacked-deck; thus, the short-handed are forced to face a life-long struggle of merely insisting and achieving that the deck be fair, equal and credible.
Generations have been spent and consumed getting the deck normal. Their heirs are now assigned low hands in a game demanding large and at times unreachable antes.
But the human spirit and will of the farmer in Ireland, the cattle herder in Ethiopia, the fruit vendor in Tunisia, the cloth trader in Syria, the coal miner in Ukraine, the student in Hong Kong, the hawker in China, the oil worker in Venezuela and many others, have endured.
And in spite of the attempted dominance by oligarchs, extremists and authoritarians to wither the will and aspirations of the people, the strength and the yearning of the short-handed remain resilient and enduring.
The labor of their ancestors have built the World's industries and economies. Yet, the short-handed have been denied equality, fraternity and the pursuit of happiness.
They will continue to aspire for a fair deck for fate must be on their side since they have endured generations of hardships. Those who stand to impede the short-handed will not anymore be able to squash the meek because the meek have adapted the mechanisms to cope and to exact from societies that which is duly owning to them and their heirs.