Wednesday, July 13, 2005

An Ode to the Young Republicans

And to those watching tonight who are considering a military career, there is no higher calling than service in our Armed Forces. We live in freedom because every generation has produced patriots willing to serve a cause greater than themselves. Those who serve today are taking their rightful place among the greatest generations that have worn our nation's uniform. When the history of this period is written, the liberation of Afghanistan and the liberation of Iraq will be remembered as great turning points in the story of freedom.

-- President George W. Bush, June 28, 2005

The following poem is dedicated to all the Young Republicans out there. Search deep within your hearts my young conservative chaps to find your inner strength. Take heed of the words of our president--there is no higher calling (except for serving the Lord Jesus Christ) than service to the Empire. I urge you, I plead with you, please unlock your true potential and serve the Empire. Be a part of history! Let your greatness shine forth across all the desparate Muslim lands! I trust that you will follow your heart and answer the call.

God bless you, my fine Young Republicans.

The White Man's Burden by Rudyard Kipling:

Take up the White Man's burden--
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.

Take up the White Man's burden--
In patience to abide,
To veil the threat of terror
And check the show of pride;
By open speech and simple,
An hundred times made plain,
To seek another's profit
And work another's gain.

Take up the White Man's burden--
The savage wars of peace--
Fill full the mouth of Famine,
And bid the sickness cease;
And when your goal is nearest
(The end for others sought)
Watch sloth and heathen folly
Bring all your hope to nought.

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At 13 July, 2005 16:21, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please reference my "Phase III" update for OYE Ops in the Buffalo, NY AO.

I posted it under the "Phase III" entry.


At 13 July, 2005 18:24, Blogger john_m_burt said...

I am offended by your associating Rudyard Kipling with the yellophants. Kipling was highly moral, physically courageous and had a far deeper understanding of and respect for other cultures than anyone currently working in the White House.

At 15 July, 2005 14:22, Anonymous Anonymous said...

kipling was a racist

At 31 July, 2005 04:39, Blogger john_m_burt said...

True, Kipling was a racist (and a sexist), but he still had a far deeper understanding of and respect for other cultures than anyone currently working in the White House.


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