There’s a scene in J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Fellowship of the Rings” where Gandalf reminds Frodo that as much as it hurts to be alive during dark, frightening and tumultuous times, it’s best to focus on the choices we do have.
“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us,” Gandalf tells Frodo.
For anyone who cares about the right to safe food and a healthy environment, the past few years of watching our corporate-owned government roll back one regulation after another—regulations that were supposed to protect us—have brought us more dark, frightening and tumultuous moments than we care to count.
Through it all, we’ve never wavered when it comes to knowing what to do with the time given us.
As we near the end of 2018, we see new glimmers of hope. We have newly elected politicians who share our vision for social, economic, environmental and food justice. We have new international allies. We see growing numbers of people leading inspiring new movements, like the Sunrise Movement and the Extinction Rebellion.
What we do with this new hope—and the time we have—is up to all of us.
We’re running behind on our critical year-end fundraising efforts. Now would be a great time to pitch in, if you can. Thank you!