APPEL: Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Through a reinterpretation of the original meaning of the poet, l believe that these prophetic words may be shaped into an exhortation to the millions of conservative Americans who reject what ignoble fate has bestowed on our fair nation; those who reject the senseless actions of extreme malcontents that have cast aspersions on the passions of patriots, a shining light cutting through the darkest night.

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.

– Dylan Thomas

“Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”

In these unforgettable words Dylan Thomas was invoking the strength of the human spirit in the face of the dying of the light, of inevitable death. To so many Americans, fellow citizens whose belief has been buttressed by a foundation of freedom from the unwelcome intrusion of an all-powerful government, the dark clouds of ersatz inevitability have descended. To them Thomas’ metaphor invokes the message not of literal death, but of the death of their cherished ideals. Still in these darkest of dark times his words remind us that inevitability is not inevitable, they offer hope to the hopeless.

The great strength of America lies in the innate power of the human spirit, in the spirit of freedom that irrevocably dwells in the breasts of its people. The application of Thomas’ words encourages the people to tap into that spirit, to stand in the face of the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. The implication of Thomas’ concept of rage is not through violence as a small number have interpreted it, instead through passionate obstinance in defiance of the powerful forces arrayed against noble principles.

“Do not go gentle into that good night.”

Thomas’ words arouse conservative Americans to a collective rage to overcome the awesome power of an ignoble media whose actions demonstrate a desire to overturn centuries of American greatness. His words encourage a collective rage to buttress powerful ideals against those who, by instilling fear and self-doubt, would grind them down. His words call upon a rage against cowards and miscreants who for their own benefit would trade their honor for personal gain.

The opponents of the host’s vision of liberty, bolstered by the media monopoly, have capitalized on the stupidity of a small number of fanatics to paint the entire movement of conservative citizens with the stain of insurrection and anti-Americanism. Following on the “cancel” tactics of the Left, they seek to assume ultimate power by creating a climate in which, in the face of that self-doubt, conservatives surrender to the inevitability that the media demands. The Lefts’ strategy uses the recklessness of the few as the avenue to cancel the many and to crush the beliefs that the many abide by.

The night may seem dark and foreboding, but we must not be led gentle into the darkness. We must cling to the faith that when night is at its darkest, a bright sunny dawn is soon to follow.

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