Those of us who write so much about war, occupation, & genocide don’t do so to luxuriate in human suffering but because we identify with the oppressed as one with us & are committed to the belief that knowledge is power; that when most human beings know what is going on, they can be prompted to act against the persecution of others. They don’t always move when we call them, but when they do move against war, occupation, genocide, & for justice, they move massively. We don’t allow ourselves to grow cynical not because we thrive on false hopes but because we believe in the human race.