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Fri Dec 30, 2016, 03:53 PM

#ResistTrump today by reading Rebecca Solnits new essay on hope in dark times

One of the things that makes Rebecca Solnit such a powerful and inspiring writer is her ability to talk bluntly and unflinchingly about what is wrong in the world, however grim the facts may be, without giving up on the hope that we need to hold onto if we want to make the world a better place.

In an essay published yesterday in the Guardian, Solnit acknowledges that, yes, here “n the United States we are probably headed for a very grim phase of uncertain duration.” And she reminds us that it is in grim times like these that we have the greatest need for hope.

“Hope is for when you don’t have what you need and for when things are not OK,” she writes. “It is the belief that liberation might be possible that motivates you to make it more possible … .”

It’s in the darkest times that resistance — and the hope that drives it — can make the biggest difference.

“We would do well to study the countries that have sunk into tyranny or despotism and survived,” Solnit notes.


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Achilleaze Dec 2016 #1

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Fri Dec 30, 2016, 04:03 PM

1. Well done

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