I cannot help but feel that the greatest "rant" ever to be portrayed on the silver screen was delivered by Peter O'Toole in the movie "Man of La Mancha". The musical was released in 1972 and I am certain that its message is far more important today than it was those forty years ago. For those who have never seen the film, it is the origin of the song "The Impossible Dream".
Yes, I am an idealistic fool, first to admit it, and guilty as charged. I would not change that for the whole world, for to live without idealism is to not live at all, and in today's world, a world of "Life as it is", our idealism is being stripped away, ridiculed, and stolen from us. We stand on the brink of an awful civil war and the loss of millions of lives, and only our idealism will grant us the courage to endure the horrors that lie ahead.