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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,

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.

Not a poem about dying so much as a poem about surrender.

Let's don't...surrender that is.


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1 posted on 11/21/2012 5:06:11 PM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

How old was Dylan when he wrote that.


2 posted on 11/21/2012 5:13:37 PM PST by Venturer
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3 posted on 11/21/2012 5:14:34 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Venturer

I think he was 40 or 41. But it’s been awhile since I studied it.


4 posted on 11/21/2012 5:17:15 PM PST by RoosterRedux (he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats)
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To: RoosterRedux

In honor of your vanity, I post this just for inspiration, rooster. I am with you! Lets kick butt!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dKfiIgZmKQ&feature=related


5 posted on 11/21/2012 5:18:19 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: RoosterRedux

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


6 posted on 11/21/2012 5:20:36 PM PST by Kenny (<p)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
I watched the entire video and Rooster (my cat) would agree with it but he's out in the front yard at the moment.

He's a pistol...maybe a little too much so.

God bless...and God bless the resistance.

7 posted on 11/21/2012 5:23:10 PM PST by RoosterRedux (he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats)
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To: Kenny

Amen brother...this war is just gettin’ started.


8 posted on 11/21/2012 5:24:42 PM PST by RoosterRedux (He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats)
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To: RoosterRedux

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.


9 posted on 11/21/2012 5:26:49 PM PST by Venturer
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To: RoosterRedux
Not a poem about dying so much as a poem about surrender.

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.

Good citation.

10 posted on 11/21/2012 5:28:33 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: RoosterRedux

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTv1Dmu5CYc


11 posted on 11/21/2012 5:29:07 PM PST by Neidermeyer
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To: RoosterRedux

Start brushing up on your insurgency tactics.


12 posted on 11/21/2012 5:30:39 PM PST by Dr. Pritchett
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To: Neidermeyer

One of my favorites...love Rodney!


13 posted on 11/21/2012 5:32:53 PM PST by RoosterRedux (He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats)
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To: Kenny
Until the GOP in Congress call the Democrats out as Socialists/Communists/Marxists in a very public way.. Until the GOP tells blacks/Hispanics/females/gays they can no longer hide behind their 'class cards' to wage war on our Constitution.. Until the GOP blasts the media for their deplorable bias.. Until the GOP threatens 0bama and members of his regime with impeachment for their Unconstitutional acts.. Until Boehner grows a pair.. Until toleration of impeachable offenses ceases.. AMERICA WILL CONTINUE TO BE ABOLISHED.

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.

14 posted on 11/21/2012 5:33:24 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Flycatcher
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.

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.

15 posted on 11/21/2012 5:37:53 PM PST by RoosterRedux (He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
WE'RE SCREWED.

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?

16 posted on 11/21/2012 5:42:40 PM PST by RoosterRedux (He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

You are correct. Nothing will happen, nothing will change for the better until the communists hijacking the country are exposed.


17 posted on 11/21/2012 5:48:19 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: RoosterRedux
I'm sorry for your loss. Your father no doubt considered himself blessed to have you there at his side at this time. I'm sure you do too.

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!) :^)

18 posted on 11/21/2012 5:49:03 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Flycatcher
I don't know about artsy...but it will take a quite a while to absorb/understand and digest.

A beautiful poem...but an encyclopedia of language and emotion.

Thanks for that poem/link and your thoughtfulness.

19 posted on 11/21/2012 6:00:52 PM PST by RoosterRedux (He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats)
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To: RoosterRedux

You’re welcome.


20 posted on 11/21/2012 6:02:52 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: RoosterRedux
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?

I like what you posted better than the Dylan Thomas poem. ;-)

21 posted on 11/21/2012 6:21:25 PM PST by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

The GOP capitulated in 1960 when Nixon allowed Kennedy to steal the election ... and they’ve become more brazen in their theft EVERY election since.

Until we start seeing videos of brawls in Congress like we see coming out of Taiwan we won’t ever get back to an even keel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50XRz65GKwE


22 posted on 11/21/2012 6:29:25 PM PST by Neidermeyer
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To: RoosterRedux
Another stupid vanity.

I have never understood this community's aversion to self-penned editorials by fellow members. Even the word, 'vanity', is a put down, and something of a pre-conceived notion of inferiority. The group agreement seems to be that articles written by professional urinalists in the State-Run Media are better than what Freepers can write.

Pardon me, but Barf!

I've read JimRob's rules, and have never seen anything that discourages, nor prohibits members from posting their own thoughts in article form.

Frankly, I don't get it. Never have.

23 posted on 11/21/2012 7:05:42 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: RoosterRedux

and after the movie We have rice pudding and wind sprints to the head,,,

I am getting to old for rallies and marches,

I’m listening for the sounds of battle,
all I hear are crickets.


24 posted on 11/21/2012 7:06:52 PM PST by Big Red Badger
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To: Windflier
The group agreement seems to be that articles written by professional urinalists in the State-Run Media are better than what Freepers can write.

Frankly I think the quality of writing is about equal for the most part. Look around. How many people post to ANY thread relating to Obama that he's "a lying Marxist socialist communist puppy eater" and just leave it at that. It's like conservative Tourette syndrome--no thought, no analysis, no flare, just a bunch of buzzwords strung together.

If that's the quality of writing we can look forward to from our own, then I'm glad for the dearth of such content.

25 posted on 11/21/2012 7:10:06 PM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: arasina

Thx much!;-)


26 posted on 11/21/2012 7:22:27 PM PST by RoosterRedux (He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats)
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To: Future Snake Eater
Beggin' your pardon (BTW, I do a modified Crossfit WOD everyday)...this vanity is not a Tourettes's syndrome kneejerk.

I thought it was profound...at least it was when it hit me.

These were not buzzwords...

27 posted on 11/21/2012 7:30:10 PM PST by RoosterRedux (He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats)
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To: RoosterRedux

Some gal filling in for Hannity on the radio today had the following quote from Winston Churchill:

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

I’m more to find inspiration in RUSH (the rock group) lyrics though!

One of my favorite songs is “Bravado”:

“...If the dream is won -
Though everything is lost
We will pay the price,
But we will not count the cost...”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8IUJBgy4-c


28 posted on 11/21/2012 7:51:09 PM PST by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: RoosterRedux

Conserve America Party File.


29 posted on 11/21/2012 8:01:39 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
WE'RE SCREWED.

Damn... And you were doing so well, right up until that point.

30 posted on 11/21/2012 8:02:45 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Future Snake Eater
Look around. How many people post to ANY thread relating to Obama that he's "a lying Marxist socialist communist puppy eater" and just leave it at that. It's like conservative Tourette syndrome--no thought, no analysis, no flare, just a bunch of buzzwords strung together.

You're describing comments. I'm talking about Freeper editorials, otherwise derogatorily known here as 'vanities'.

I'll admit that the same criticism can be leveled at vanities, but some are quite good. Even exceptional. That's not the point, though. Why should anyone care whether an article is copied and pasted from the MSM, or whether it's an original Freeper editorial?

That's what I don't get.

31 posted on 11/21/2012 8:10:07 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Revolting cat!
You are correct. Nothing will happen, nothing will change for the better until the communists hijacking the country are exposed.

Speaking of exposing communists, Curtis Bowers still has his "Agenda" video on the Internet, where you can view it in its entirety for free.

32 posted on 11/21/2012 8:22:01 PM PST by Disambiguator (America chose...poorly.)
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To: RoosterRedux
Yes, I know. Another stupid vanity.

That's the first step on the road to recovery.

33 posted on 11/22/2012 2:02:53 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: RoosterRedux

I don’t think there’s anything particularly wrong/bad about this vanity, I’m commenting on FReeper writings in general. There are some fantastic writers here on FR, and I look forward to their opinions.

However, there are not nearly as many deep thinkers and good writers here as some would believe.


34 posted on 11/22/2012 4:37:37 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Deep Thinkers and Good Writers???


35 posted on 11/22/2012 6:56:21 AM PST by Big Red Badger
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To: Windflier
You're describing comments. I'm talking about Freeper editorials, otherwise derogatorily known here as 'vanities'.

But aren't comments technically "mini-vanities"?

I understand your point, but I think there's a healthy bit of self-policing here. Honestly, if a vanity is even halfway decent, the author tends to get some pats on the back. I've rarely seen a vanity that attempted to analyze an issue get ripped to shreds.

36 posted on 11/22/2012 7:04:42 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Windflier

I never understood it either. Oh and a Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours buddy! (I haven’t had a lot of time to post of late, good “seeing” you here!)


37 posted on 11/22/2012 7:12:03 AM PST by zzeeman ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: zzeeman
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours buddy! (I haven’t had a lot of time to post of late, good “seeing” you here!

Right back atcha, friend. Glad to see that you're still hale and hearty after what your state has been through recently. Most definitely a time for thanksgiving in your neck of the woods.

38 posted on 11/22/2012 10:20:31 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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