The Audacity of Hope

“Hope has a cost. Hope is not comfortable or easy. Hope requires personal risk. It is not about the right attitude or peace of mind.

Hope is action.

Hope is doing something.

Hope never makes sense.
Hope is weak, unorganized, and absurd.

Hope, which is always nonviolent, exposes, in its powerlessness, the lies, the fraud, and coercion.
Hope posits that people are drawn to the good, by the good.

This is the secret to hope’s power.

Hope does not separate us from them, hope sees in our enemies our own face.”

— From a speech given by American journalist Chris Hedges at an anti-war demonstration in front of the White House on Dec. 17, 2010

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