New York Times Lies about the Gentleness of Zionism

This is necessary. This is heartbreaking. Being in Israel soothes the pain for me. Damn it NYT…

FirstOneThrough

“Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”
– Dylan Thomas (1914-1953)

The famous Welsh poet Dylan Thomas once wrote a poem called “Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night.”  In it, he urged people to not accept their deaths meekly, without a fight.

Written for his dying father, the poem struck a chord among the broad public.  While the sentiments were intimate, they could be read on a grander scale, as it was published after the end of World War II and the Genocide of the Jews.  The British withstood a pounding by the German Nazi forces, but they fought on and prevailed.  The Jews of Europe were unarmed, and managed only a few resistance movements.  Two-thirds of the Jewish population perished.

Gentleness is normally pursued and praised.  But Thomas – and his fans – declared that one should not acquiesce…

View original post 1,424 more words

Advertisements

About jewess

I am a Judaic Studies academic who loves all facets of Jewry. I am at my core and artistic being, as I am a classically trained pianist and composer. I love aesthetics and my dog. I am a misanthrope, but try to be kind to everyone.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s