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When someone tells you to stop imagining that you're having an impact, ask them to please redirect their energy into getting 10 friends to join you in doing what needs to be done.  If it has no impact, you'll have gone down trying.  If it has an impact, nobody will tell you for many years.

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David Swanson is the author of "When the World Outlawed War," "War Is A Lie" and "Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union." He blogs at and and works for the online (more...)

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As in many things we do,the joy is in the journey.... by robert braunstein on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 7:03:58 PM
Personal evolution has the capacity to exceed cult... by Ned Lud on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 9:38:04 AM
It's very important for any sort of activism to em... by Robert S. Becker on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 10:47:11 AM
I needed to read this, thank-you! Forgive my ... by Tsara Shelton on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 12:16:42 PM
I have been a disillusioned progressive for more t... by Paul Diamond on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 12:20:05 PM
is a state of mind and it cannot be  failing.... by Mark Sashine on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 2:22:31 PM
Important essay on why doing something to fight op... by Enoch Page on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 7:00:09 PM