Your opponents would love you to believe that it´s hopeless, that you have no power, that there´s no reason to act, that you can´t win. Hope is a gift you don´t have to surrender, a power you don´t have to throw away. And though hope can be an act of defiance, defiance isn´t enough reason to hope. But there are good reasons.
I believe in hope as an act of defiance, or rather as the foundation for an ongoing series of acts of defiance, those acts necessary to bring about some of what we hope for while we live by principle in the meantime. There is no alternative, except surrender. And surrender not only abandons the future, it abandons the soul.