Fact is, there is plenty of money to be made by criticizing the system. That is why sociology professors write books that tell you everything that’s wrong with consumerism, and communications pundits tell you everything that’s wrong with the media monopoly, but they never say much about how to fix these problems. I think Edward Abbey nailed it when he said: "Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul." I don’t understand why people are so cynical. There is plenty we can do. We still have some time before global warming and other ecological crises get really out of hand, and before the global economy spirals out of control. If you start despairing, you have lost everything.
Adbusters’ Kalle Lasn talking to Gabriele Hadl in Kyoto Journal — http://kyotojournal.org/kjselections/lasn.htm
From the current Harper’s review:
Romney’s campaign held a party for top fundraisers aboard Cracker Bay, a yacht flying the flag of the Cayman Islands; and two conventioneers were ejected for heckling a black camerawoman. “This,” they said, tossing peanuts at her, “is how we feed animals.”