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He said parties, which are trying to form a new government, are "crying" due to their defeatist mindset, while the Maoists are "proud", of their ability to come out of the trap laid by counter-revolutionists and regressive forces.
For this, in part, he blamed neoconservative whites who, he thought, had betrayed the civil rights struggle; those blacks who thought they could succeed in isolation from whites; politicians of both races who made empty promises; and defeatists who came to think that integration and real racial harmony were 'too difficult to achieve.
I don't need any sign of defeatists or lack of optimism.