Despair is a luxury we cannot indulge in

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I received an interesting mail after my blog on the process of change yesterday. It included this line:

My view is that despair is a luxury we cannot indulge in.

It's a succinct rebuff to hand-wringing. The logic was that those who believe they have the capacity to create change should get on with it and stop conceding ground to the right by continually suggesting that the right have created all the best narratives.

To put it another way, if we have a story to tell it's time to tell it.

I am strongly inclined to agree.