Catching up on reading today:
I'm not optimistic, no. I'm quite different. I'm hopeful. I am a prisoner of hope. In the world, you have very bad people-- Hitler, Idi Amin-- and they look like they are going to win. All of them-- all of them-- have bitten the dust.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu in "10 Questions", Time Magazine, 22 March 2010
Reminds me of an old David Wilcox favorite of mine:
"Show the Way"- David Wilcox
Click the link. Read the lyrics. You can click "play" under the title and hear the song. It's a song about hope. Tutu and Wilcox say the same thing: that evil will not win because, just like in those superhero comics I read growing up, the hero is more powerful. The hero is good.