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‘Not Freedom’s Shade’ — Maybe There Is Hope?

28 June 2019 @ 16:13

Should Disappointment, parent of Despair,
Strive for her son to seize my careless heart;
When, like a cloud, he sits upon the air,
Preparing on his spell-bound prey to dart:
Chase him away, sweet Hope, with visage bright,
And fright him as the morning frightens night!

—John Keats, To Hope

Richard Fernandez offers some possible Hope for those of us who seek to Restore our Freedoms and Ordered Liberties [ie: our Ancient Rights]:

If there’s a silver lining in the current political scene it’s that everybody is crazy. Not just Trump but the Democrats; them especially. Randomness during a paradigm shift can result in the accidental discovery of a solution that could never be found by deduction.

A society of amateurs free from the tyranny of conventional wisdom can sometimes find a way where philosopher kings cannot. First find what works then figure out why it worked later.

Let us just pray that the amateurs in this case are not Sullas or Caesars.

In the long vista of the years to roll,
Let me not see our country’s honour fade:
O let me see our land retain her soul,
Her pride, her freedom; and,
From thy bright eyes unusual brightness shed—
Beneath thy pinions canopy my head!

Let me not see the patriot’s high bequest,
Great Liberty! how great in plain attire!
With the base purple of a court oppress’d,
Bowing her head, and ready to expire:
But let me see thee stoop from heaven on wings
That fill the skies with silver glitterings!

—John Keats, To Hope

 

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