Activists don’t campaign just to express outrage & opposition, like the political version of throwing a tantrum. We do it to organize & mobilize opposition to injustice, inequality, & war because we are committed to belief in the human race & the power of human solidarity. Call that utopian or eccentric if you like but once you’ve seen a mass social movement change the world, there’s no going back to cynicism or wishing on a star. Those who fall into passivity along the way or get politically corrupted show that some exhaust their political energies in youth or had other options to staying the course. So much of humanity has had no choice at all but to die standing on the front lines of war, occupation, genocide. The goal of activism is a world suitable for all children to come of age in, for all human beings to live & love in.