Gerard expertly channels Kipling.
All we have of freedom, all we use or know—
This our fathers bought for us long and long ago.
Ancient Right unnoticed as the breath we draw—
Leave to live by no man’s leave, underneath the Law.
Lance and torch and tumult, steel and grey-goose wing
Wrenched it, inch and ell and all, from the Communist.
Till our fathers ‘stablished, after bloody years,
How our Communist is one with us, first among his peers.
So they bought us freedom—not at little cost
Wherefore must we kill the Communist, lest our gain be lost,
Over all things certain, this is sure indeed,
Suffer not the Communist: for we know the breed.
Amen. Read it all; it only gets more powerful from there. Gerard, although it’s decent and honorable of you to offer an apology to the peerless Rudyard Kipling, I see no need for it. I’m sure that wherever he may be, the shade of Kipling is smiling and nodding his head at this in full agreement. Fantastic job, my friend.
Update! In case you didn’t already know, the Kipling poem GVDL was working from is The Old Issue, which near the end includes this deathless stanza: All the right they promise—all the wrong they bring. Sheesh. It would seem that, even back in 1899, Kipling knew his Commies pretty damned well, no? The man wasn’t just one of the most gifted writers Western Civ ever has or ever will produce; from this, it appears he was a prophet as well.
Oh hell yes Kipling was a profit. My entire world view comes from old Rudyard as I was reading him from around the age of 5 on. When I didn’t understand I’d ask my mother to explain and she always did.
The other line that is my favorite –
Wherefore must we watch the King, lest our gain be lost,
The government must always be watched.
How much of a profit? And was it in shillings?
Ha. Speel check didn’t catch that one…
For the Large Birds of Prey, they will carry us away –
And you’ll never see your soldiers any more!
Kill the Communists – every one of them. And every one of their enablers as well!!!
Okay. Get on with it.
Jew first, Hymie!!!
MarkMatis: all talk, no action!!!
When you’re lying wounded on Afghanistan’s plains
And their women come to cut up what remains
Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains
And go to your God like a soldier.
Rather prescient, wasn’t he?
And he understood Muslims, didn’t he?