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    Dylan Thomas' Dying of the Light

    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.
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    Our father. Our common genesis. Darkness draws near again, rage while even a ray lingers on.

    Rage before all you rage for is a memory.
    Best of luck in life.

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    Will I be that low borne person that dares to self bump? I will, but I won't do it without an addendum.

    If you can raise your left hand, or your right. If you can wiggle a toe, or an ear. If you can pass air over your vocal chords and make syllables it is your fight. Tolkien wrote that:
    "'I wish it need not have happened in my time,' said Frodo.
    'So do I,' said Gandalf, 'and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.'"

    What will YOU decide to do with the time that is given to you? Live it out as best you can then die in a bed, and bequeath to the future a "boot stomping on a human face"(Orwell). This is how I have lived, and in this way will I live no more.

    We are the present front of a battle that has, in all history, raged for ages. We are they whom are already suspicious, hostile, disgusted, by the same ol' same ol'. Others can plead ignorance, once you've come here you lose all claim to that shallow alibi. I do not agitate for the initiation of force, but for the refusal to accept it -- by any means.

    There is the option to throw up the hail mary in hopes that some future hero will catch it, but that is a cop out. No matter how you cut it, it is a cop out. We shouldn't seek to endow the future with our doubts and convictions but with a world that is better than the one we currently live in.

    "I love the great despisers, for they are the arrows of longing for the other shore." F. Nietzsche
    Last edited by bolil; 09-21-2013 at 09:39 PM.
    Best of luck in life.

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    This morning I watched the videos of Rand, Justin Amash and Ben Swann. And it gave some hope.

    I then went with my son to install flooring and when I returned I see more atrocities committed, one in a school meeting on Common Core, and the sentiment by Rand that Obamacare is here to stay we can only hope to "compromise", and my blood boiled and that little glimpse of hope that I had this morning was extinguished.

    I can't control whether hope rises within me, I can't stop the chemical responses. But I don't care for hope. And, I won't let the subsiding of it do anything but energize my focus.

    I hope that the good troops don't expend their precious blood in futile struggles, but do strike the heart and center of their targets.

    Hold the Line.
    "When a portion of wealth is transferred from the person who owns it—without his consent and without compensation, and whether by force or by fraud—to anyone who does not own it, then I say that property is violated; that an act of plunder is committed." - Bastiat : The Law

    "nothing evil grows in alcohol" ~ @presence

    "I mean can you imagine what it would be like if firemen acted like police officers? They would only go into a burning house only if there's a 100% chance they won't get any burns. I mean, you've got to fully protect thy self first." ~ juleswin

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    I hear much about God being love, but I am coming to believe that God is hope. Hope, when darkness falls. Hope, when hate succeeds. Hope, when all else fails. Hope, when love recedes. Hope, when pain surmounts. Hope, when hell is real. Hope, when death draws near. Hope, our final appeal.

    When all hope is gone, there is still hope. Isn't that the beauty of it? But to trust to hope? To write off action on account of hope? Nay, no, never, act while you can and hope in the meantime.
    Last edited by bolil; 09-21-2013 at 09:52 PM.
    Best of luck in life.

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    I'm glad you're here bolil.
    "The Patriarch"

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    Gotta say, this thread inspired me to go on a poetry hunt last night that left some cathartic tears rolling down my cheeks. Thanks for posting.
    Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just and that his justice cannot sleep forever. Thomas Jefferson

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