Thomas Sowell on Fighting with Bleak OddsThomas Sowell, “Introduction", Barbarians Inside the Gates and Other Controversial Essays (Hoover Press: June, 2020).
Indeed, we have a duty to fight against the signs of decay and corruption around us.
Even if victory seems nowhere on the horizon, think of the all the soldiers who gave their young lives, all across this planet, during World War II, when the ultimate outcome was by no means certain and the triumph of unspeakable evil seemed very possible. Think of all those who died lonely and ugly deaths in the gulags of Siberia or in the killing fields of Kampuchea, without even a speck of dignity for themselves or a sign of hope of common decency for others in their societies.
Our task is infinitely easier than that, our dangers nothing worse than unpopularity, and our society has already conquered many obstacles and is capable of overcoming many more.