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  • Trump has memorized this poem (I bet) (vanity)

    06/13/2020 4:34:07 AM PDT · by Ge0ffrey · 4 replies
    Poetry Foundataion ^ | Rudyard Kipling
    If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or being hated, don’t give way to hating, And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise: If you can dream—and not make dreams your master; If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those...
  • Paying Progressive Dane-Geld, with Apologies to Rudyard Kipling

    06/10/2020 5:03:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 June, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from wikimedia commons, 1992 LA riots, taken by Ricky Bonilla, cropped and scaled by Dean Weingarten  In the tumultuous middle 1960's, the ideologically progressive media came to full power, with a blame America first, globalist, anti-Christian set of assumptions about reality. Their answer to the riots in the cities was to "purchase peace" with money and programs. A primary result of this action was the funneling of enormous amounts of cash to people in the progressive cultural knowledge-elite. They did the studies, ran the think-tanks, and administered the programs. The money flowed through their hands, and a great...
  • Parody: The Gods of the Marxist Place (apologies to Rudyard Kipling)

    03/24/2020 5:30:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 March, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from commons.wikimedia.org by CarlosXVIG Rudyard Kipling has long been a favorite author of mine. My parents had two volumes of his collected works, which included The Jungle Book, Kim, a number of short stories and poems. To a budding bibliophile teenager who loved the outdoors, they were magic carpet rides into the exotic.  I have much appreciated his poem, The Gods of the Copybook Headings. It is a complement to common sense, tradition, and hard won, practical conservatism. The wisdom it speaks of comes mostly from The Bible, with many direct references to Psalms, verses of which were printed...
  • If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs....

    03/14/2020 8:58:12 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 44 replies
    Poetry Foundation ^ | 1910 | Rudyard Kipling
    IF... If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or being hated, don’t give way to hating, And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise: If you can dream—and not make dreams your master; If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat...
  • IF (With Apologies to Rudyard Kipling) PART 2

    07/16/2019 6:12:41 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 15 replies
    Adapted from Rudyard Kipling ^ | 7-17-2019 | grey_whiskers
    “IF you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or being hated, don’t give way to hating, And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise: If you can dream - and not make dreams your master; If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and...
  • "The White Man's Burden" by Rudyard Kipling, and response poems, streamlined and proofread.

    04/24/2019 9:57:34 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 11 replies
    April 24, 2019 | re_tail20
    I like taking old classics and streamlining them and applying modern spelling and proofreading standards to them. One can see them in a new, fresh light that way. In the past, on Free Republic, I’ve done it with the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and George Washington’s Rules of Civility. Now, I’ve done it with Rudyard Kipling’s “The White Man’s Burden” as well as several responses to it. As I did with the above three, I’ve taken their original poetry structure and reassembled it into normal sentences. “The White Man’s Burden” takes up only five sentences, but it...
  • Rewriting Kipling for the modern age

    09/02/2018 2:01:16 PM PDT · by Twotone · 54 replies
    The Spectator ^ | July 22, 2018 | Rod Liddle
    It is often said that we should worry about the world we are leaving to the younger generation. I am a bit more worried about the poor world, given the state of the younger generation who will soon have custody of it. Last week, for example, the students of Manchester University have decided that Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If” is not suitable for their college because he was raaaaacisst. Of course. They have replaced his poem with some vapid drivel from the serially overrated Maya Angelou. It might have been better if they’d simply rewritten Kipling’s verse, adapted it for modern...
  • ODEARY ME Students paint over Rudyard Kipling’s poem ‘If’ claiming the Jungle Book author was racist

    07/19/2018 12:30:32 AM PDT · by blueplum · 68 replies
    The Sun UK ^ | 18 Jul 2018 | James Cox
    STUDENTS painted over Rudyard Kipling's poem 'If' claiming the Jungle Book author was racist. They replaced the wall mural with Still I Rise by Maya Angelou saying Kipling stood for the "opposite of liberation, empowerment and human rights". Sara Khan, Liberation and Access Officer at the University of Manchester Students Union, said on Facebook: "A failure to consult students during the process of adding art to the newly renovated SU building resulted in Rudyard Kipling's work being painted on the first floor last week. "We, as an exec team, believe that Kipling stands for the opposite of liberation, empowerment, and...
  • See No Evil? Then it will take you by surprise.

    07/26/2017 7:57:40 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    City Journal ^ | Summer, 2017 | Myron Magnet
    Incredibly, it wasn’t until I was 19 that I learned that there had been a Holocaust. My hyper-assimilated, New England Jewish family and friends looked only to the present and future. We focused on the polio vaccine that promised to banish the iron lungs that had been our childhood terror. We trusted in the United Nations, whose gleaming buildings my father took me to see when they were brand-new, and from which I came away with hopeful admiration—mixed, however, with a vague sense, which I couldn’t have put into words then, that perhaps an enterprise housed in architecture so grandiosely...
  • Mr Kipling's Exceedingly Good Art: Lockwood Kipling Emerges From His Son Rudyard's Shadow

    02/09/2017 8:35:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 14 January 2017 | Alistair Smart
    Mr Kipling's exceedingly good art: Lockwood Kipling emerges from his son Rudyard's shadow in the V&A's splendid new exhibitionVictoria & Albert Museum, LondonUntil April 2 You certainly wouldn’t call Lockwood Kip­ling a household name. If he’s remembered at all, it tends to be incidentally: as father of the Nobel Prize-winning author Rudyard. A splendid new exhibition at the V&A, however, reveals what an interesting Victorian ­figure he was in his own right. Born in 1837, Lockwood was the son of a Methodist minister, but – inspired by a teenage visit to the Great Exhibition at Crystal Palace – he opted...
  • (VANITY) Rudyard Kipling on the 2016 Election

    10/08/2016 10:23:14 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 11 replies
    http://www.freerepublic.com ^ | 10-08-2016 | Vanity adaptation of Rudyard Kipling
    If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all RINOs doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or being hated, don’t give way to hating, And your hair don’t look too good, nor talk too wise: If you can dream—and not make dreams your master; If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Hillary and Paul Ryan And...
  • Listen to this freaky recording that is used to train elite soldiers to survive (TRUNC)

    12/19/2015 1:50:18 PM PST · by Mariner · 49 replies
    Business Insider ^ | December 17th, 2015 | By Amanda Macias
    Anyone who has ever attended the US Navy's Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape school will never forget Rudyard Kipling's poem "Boots," according to SERE graduate and Navy veteran Ward Carroll. Carroll, who attended SERE in 1984, particularly remembers Kipling reciting his poem "Boots" over and over again in a very haunting voice while he was detained in a small cell. SERE school is designed to train US troops on how to survive if they are captured and tortured. Recruits enter a simulated prisoner of war camp that retired Navy SEAL Brandon Webb explained was a "boot camp on steroids," in...
  • Rudyard Kipling and "The Gods of the Copybook Headings"

    07/01/2015 11:10:54 PM PDT · by No One Special · 32 replies
    doctorspiller.com ^ | circa 2000 | Martin S. Spiller
    Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English poet, short-story writer, and novelist chiefly remembered for his celebration of British imperialism, and also for his tales and poems of British soldiers in India.  He wrote classic poems and stories which include (among many others) "The Jungle book", a children's book of short stories which contains the famous story "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi", the poems "Gunga Din" and "Mandalay". He also wrote the novels "The Man Who Would Be King" and "Captains Courageous", as well as his two most famous poems, "The Gods of the Copybook Headings" and "IF__".  He was born in India, and...
  • Slow-Footed Female Scorpions Quicker to Sting

    06/06/2014 1:03:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Female scorpions may sting more quickly to compensate for their slower running speed, new research shows. And that sluggish running, and extra female fierceness, may be a result of the extra weight they carry from pregnancy, the researchers said. "The females are heavier, and they can't sprint as fast," said study co-author Bradley Carlson, an ecologist at The Pennsylvania State University. "Heavier ones have to compensate for that by stinging more." [In Photos: Top 10 Deadliest Animals ] Top 10 Fastest Land Animals Past studies had suggested that female scorpions tended to be extra aggressive, wielding their venom-packed stingers more...
  • Tommy - by Rudyard Kipling (1890)

    05/26/2014 9:13:22 AM PDT · by llevrok · 17 replies
    http://faxmentis.org/html/kipling.html ^ | 3/1/1890 | Rudyard Kipling
    I went into a public-'ouse to get a pint o' beer, The publican 'e up an' sez, "We serve no red-coats here." The girls be'ind the bar they laughed an' giggled fit to die, I outs into the street again an' to myself sez I: O it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, go away"; But it's "Thank you, Mister Atkins", when the band begins to play, The band begins to play, my boys, the band begins to play, O it's "Thank you, Mister Atkins", when the band begins to play. I went into a theatre as sober as...
  • Sunday Movie Break~ Gunga Din

    04/27/2014 4:20:57 PM PDT · by mylife · 46 replies
    kipling ^ | 1939 | rudyard kipling
    One of the best films ever and a great Sunday film
  • The Law of the Jungle

    01/18/2014 1:33:48 PM PST · by waterhill · 39 replies
    a long time ago | Kipling
    Love me some Kipling
  • Happy New Year!

    12/31/2012 12:44:23 PM PST · by DanMiller · 8 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 31, 2012 | Dan Miller
    2012 was a grim year. There have been many others. May 2013 and all following years be far better! It's pretty much up to us. There have been reasons for sadness.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0MklIdTiaU?feature=player_detailpage] Video link If we are to survive as a constitutional republic, our hopes and our spirits must remain high even in the face of defeat.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GowMI4wvmU4?feature=player_detailpage] Video link We all have work to do. This should help us to do it. One of my favorite poets, Rudyard Kipling, wroteIF you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you...
  • We Are Liberals; They Are Serviles

    07/17/2011 9:46:04 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/17/11 | William A. Levinson
    The concept that the power to name a thing is the power to control that thing was prevalent in the beliefs of many ancient societies, and it holds true in many ways even today. In fact, the psychological science behind this belief -- specifically the fact that whichever side controls the language of an argument controls the argument itself -- shows how the collectivist left has perpetrated an identity theft of unprecedented proportions. The left has stolen the True Name of Conservatism and used that Name to promote a collectivist or even totalitarian agenda that goes against everything that Name...
  • Revisiting a beloved classic from my childhood

    05/30/2011 6:45:02 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 58 replies
    Self | 5/30/'11 | Zionist Conspirator
    My life is undergoing a bit of a disruption right now (hence my ceasing to post the weekly Torah readings). But to calm my nerves I have been re-reading the original Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling. This is the first time I have done so in a very long time, and I am amazed at how much I remember. Those stories really make an impression. I have read all the Mowgli stories before (except for "In the Rukh," which I recently read online), but except for "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" I had not read any of the non-Mowgli stories in the Jungle Books...