Why are peace activists obsessed with Don Quixote?
Listen, there’s no need to tilt at windmills.
First of all, wind power is good.
Second, it’s a windmill, not a giant.
Third, if you really want to take it out, burn the arms, smash the base. Rent a bulldozer. There are better ways to demolish it than chasing it with sticks.
We in the peace movement need to strike a careful balance. On the one hand, we need to see a world that does not yet exist. A world with fair wages for all. A world where no child goes to bed hungry. A world without war.
Then we also need to see this world. With that long-term vision in front of us, we need to see what we can do today–what we can really do today.
Let’s stop tilting at windmills. Let’s start building wind farms.