Skip to comments.This is our time now...we are now the resistance. (uh oh, another stupid vanity)
Posted on 11/21/2012 5:06:07 PM PST by RoosterRedux
Yes, I know. Another stupid vanity.
Won't they ever stop? Probably not.
At any rate, if we look at the positive, we will notice that we are now the underdogs. We are the rebels...the resistance.
I, for one, look forward to this new role.
We are now the REAL Freedom fighters. We fight for freedom...and they want us all to become slaves to the Government.
Reminds me of a poem (give Dylan Thomas his due)...
Do not go gentle into that good night,Not a poem about dying so much as a poem about surrender.
Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had forked no lightning they Do not go gentle into that good night.
Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight, And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way, Do not go gentle into that good night.
Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
And you, my father, there on the sad height, Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray. Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Let's don't...surrender that is.
How old was Dylan when he wrote that.
I think he was 40 or 41. But it’s been awhile since I studied it.
In honor of your vanity, I post this just for inspiration, rooster. I am with you! Lets kick butt!
Right on! Though they sap our passion with their drip drip drip of liberalism, we can still win. We only need to stand together and fight!
“It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate,tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.” ... Samuel Adams
He's a pistol...maybe a little too much so.
God bless...and God bless the resistance.
Amen brother...this war is just gettin’ started.
I was thinking the poem is great I suppose, but a lot of the fight he speaks of goes out of the aged.
I kinda thought it was written by a younger man trying to keep his father from giving up the fight. I could be wrong.
No, it's a poem about both dying and surrender. Supposedly, it was written by Thomas for his dying father, in an effort to encourage him to keep on fighting and to never lose that spark for life.
It's a truly great villanelle.
Start brushing up on your insurgency tactics.
One of my favorites...love Rodney!
Here's just ONE example. The 0bama administration is PROMOTING ENTITLEMENTS FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS.. Where's the outrage?!!!
In a word (or two): WE'RE SCREWED.
My father died recently (at 94 y/o) and that is what I kept whispering to him as he lay dying.
And to feel free to let go...that I would take care of things so that he shouldn't worry.
That poem means a lot to me.
Get a frikken grip...we're not screwed. We're just beginning.
Truth wins, bullsh!t loses.
It won't be easy, but we must have faith.
When you are right...you must have confidence in that.
God is with us...what more do we need?
You are correct. Nothing will happen, nothing will change for the better until the communists hijacking the country are exposed.
A great poem, at certain times, can have real emotional power. The Thomas poem is one such. Another one is e e cummings' poem "My Father Moved Through Dooms Of Love." It too was written for the poet's father, and e e cummings always considered it to be his best poem (out of hundreds of great works). It's my favorite of his too.
It's a little on the artsy side, but it's a great tribute to the most remarkable and heroic men in our lives -- our fathers.
Sad to say, they don't make poems like these anymore.
I urge you to check it out. (But I've warned you: it's a bit artsy!) :^)
A beautiful poem...but an encyclopedia of language and emotion.
Thanks for that poem/link and your thoughtfulness.