From Living Liberally:

He ended with the rousing declaration that we are 'not consumers of democracy, we are its proprietors.'

I'm learning to dislike this site. Interesting topics, poorly addressed.

Here, if we're going dialectic on consumerist democracy's arse, we're right to resist being placed in the deprivileged position. Wouldn't it be better to leave the metaphor entirely rather than simply assume the privileged position, however?

Currently, there's more cache in finding ways to resist from within the traditionally deprivileged position, however, making it a position of strength. Cf. Hardt & Negri, etc.