"Is dissenting enough? To be in opposition is the fate of the dissenter. To be in compassion. We would not, or at least I would not, hold on to power were it taken. Yet we say we cannot ask for liberties from those enthroned, that they must be taken. It is the central paradox. But if we must speak, must dissent, then, yes, we must translate ourselves to better hear each other. We must counter the thoughtless nature of our times. We will never fully win. It will never be over. And we cannot simply go on saying No. If there is to be speech, it should be of something new, something that still has no language for the reality that it might create."
— Omar Robert Hamilton, "Moments of Clarity," Translating Dissent