“We’re not here because we’re concerned about the odds against us. And we’re not here because we’re concerned about winning or losing. We’re here because this is the right place to be, the right thing to do, and the right time to do it. You do what you can in the present and that contributes to whatever the future is going to be.” 

By Russell Means, one of the leaders of The American Indian Movement. When he and 360 others were surrounded by 3,000 federal troops in reply to the question “Why are we here, when we don’t have any chance of winning this battle?” – Wounded Knee, 1973.

Occupy Wounded Knee: A 71-Day Siege and a Forgotten Civil Rights Movement