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A thought or two

"[W]e should never feign impotence even before a massive problem. We can each make a difference. This is a moral universe. Right and wrong do matter. Our choice in favour of truth and goodness, our individual acts of courage, honesty, standing up for the truth do not evaporate into the ether. They impregnate the atmosphere and then in the fullness of light everything comes to a head -- the collapse of Communism, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the end of apartheid, freedom for Namibia and a rash of democracies where before there were dictatorships -- these are not just happy coincidences. They are a tribute to all those who have striven for justice and goodness, even those who might have seemed to have failed."

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, speaking at the London School of Economics, February, 1995
( Archbishop Tutu was not speaking about the struggle to change unjust drug laws, but his message is nonetheless apt. -- ed.)

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