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Saturday, 21 July 2018


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Actually, DD, they had every opportunity to study it as they were defacing it. That was the very poem that they replaced with a poem by Maya Angelou about being oppressed. It's interesting that "If" itself could not be called racist by even the most zealous Social Justice Wanker, but that didn't stop them. Someone had to them that Kipling was a racist, so that's that.

Maybe they should apply the same standards to Karl Marx, who famously spoke of black people in extremely disparaging terms and using words that would get you jailed today.

There was a time when we might have expected that students studied literature and society and then came to considered judgements. Now, though, they just rush to judgement because of something they have been told.

"Social Justice Wanker"...I hope you won't mind if I steal that term?

Youth is wasted on the young. What else is new? Over here there's the occasional wailing and gnashing of teeth over Mark Twain's 'Huckleberry Finn' which, if read with even the slightest bit of maturity, is obviously an anti-racist book. The offences therein are the use of "injun" for Native American and what we euphemistically call the "n-word". Certainly "Red Indian" would be no more warmly received even if it is unintentionally hilarious.

As awful and threatening as they are, there are worse things in the world than naive youth, and they won't be going away anytime soon. Complaining about them is like hollering at kids to get off your lawn.

And don’t get me started on Che’s opinion of Mexicans, blacks etc.

I have a volume of Kipling's poetry on my bookshelf. Sits alongside one on Tennyson.

In my unsofisticated view the two greatest poets next to Bill Shakespeare.

Hope Trump makes Dixie the USA National Anthem. Doo Dah.

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