December 02, 2009
David Frum Begs CJ to Return, But...
...Frum is a RAAAACIST!!!
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spokenUnfortunately for Frum, certainly Johnson, exquisitely, nay, excrutiatingly sensitive to racism, bigotry, jingoism and imperialism will recognize the work of *gasp* RUDYARD KIPLING*!
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ‘em up with worn-out tools;
The same Rudyard Kipling who wrote this:
Take up the White Man's burden--Oh, the humanity.
Send forth the best ye breed--
Go, bind your sons to exile
To serve your captives' need;
To wait, in heavy harness,
On fluttered folk and wild--
Your new-caught sullen peoples,
Half devil and half child.
* All kidding aside, there are hordes of imbeciles who refuse to take Kipling as a talented product of his time and place and insist upon injecting twenty-first century values into critiques of his work.