Now, about that Kipling vandalism

The snowflake act of vandalism by painting over someone else’s property which has a Kipling poem, done by a girl of course who couldn’t care less about what it means to be a man, and replacing it with some guff by some American woman – this has caused me to stir and find the Kipling poem to reprint here.

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 two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
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:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

I trust those stupid girls will be charged and if necessary, incarcerated so that snowflakes everywhere can see that actions have consequences but let’s not dwell on that. Let’s look at the poem and a good one it is.

I fact, along with the sermon on the mount and other goodies, it’s  fine piece of advice for any young man growing up.

11 comments for “Now, about that Kipling vandalism

  1. July 19, 2018 at 9:47 am

    Very fine poem

  2. Penseiveat
    July 19, 2018 at 10:11 am

    I’d paint over it and write something like,
    “Snowflakes at Man U won’t relent,
    For destroying good poetry is their bent.
    They replace it with prose,
    From a Yank no one knows,
    If I could, out the door they’d be sent.”

    An earlier attempt was much funnier, though ruder and definitely inappropriate.
    Now, budding limerickists(?), your turn.

    • Macheath
      July 20, 2018 at 7:43 am

      If you worry that Reason will fall
      When Politically Correct conquers all,
      You couldn’t do better for
      A suitable metaphor;
      The writing is there on the wall.

  3. Stonyground
    July 19, 2018 at 10:20 am

    Longrider has picked up on this one as well. I might as well post the comment that I made at his place here as well.

    I can see how the truly obsessed could claim that the poem is sexist as it uses exclusively male language, that is the way such people think. If is much loved by Ironman champion Chrissy Wellington who used it to inspire her to greatness. She didn’t find it a problem. I wonder how many of these SU tossers will become world champion of anything?

    • Distant Relative
      July 19, 2018 at 10:58 am

      World champion at sharing their one solitary brain cell between so many?

  4. The Jannie
    July 19, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    This is the kind of fuckwittery which insists that only white people are racist, only black people were ever slaves and Islam is the religion of peace.

  5. mikebravo
    July 19, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    I can see why it upset her. A totally unattainable challenge. Better to pretend it never existed.

  6. john in cheshire
    July 19, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    It’s probably an extreme example of penis envy.

  7. Voice of Reason
    July 20, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    They will not be charged, as it appears that they should have had the final say on what was posted.

    For myself, I have always loved that poem, and agreed with many of the ideas therein.

  8. July 21, 2018 at 4:24 am

    “”General Secretary of the students’ union, Fatima Abid,…””

    Oy Vey. Enough already.

    If you can keep your head when all about you ….
    are Muslims creeping into every minor position
    with an eye on the next rung of the ladder
    and a desire to cut your throat or tax you:
    And you do not harbour a strong desire to
    throw them all over the side of a small fishing smack
    out of Hull, by tuesday next at the latest.
    Then I have bad news for you my son.

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