Paladin’s AMERICAN GOMORRAH ™ “Two Impostors” Edition
Paladin’s AMERICAN GOMORRAH ™ “Two Impostors” Edition
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:
—An excerpt from IF by Rudyard Kipling, written for his only son John, who died in 1915 on the Western Front. He was only 18.
Paladin knows a few millennials – half of them never read a Kipling poem or anything else by him. Most of them know only the Disney plushie versions of his tales. And the other half wouldn’t read Kipling because they have been instructed to consider the man a privileged white race criminal worthy only of revulsion, censor and book burning.
These are the modern intellectuals.
One such intellectually and emotionally crippled creature recently refused to watch the 1937 movie Lost Horizon because the casting made Him/Her/Zie angry and was “racist”. I suggested reading the book. And also suggested reading Fahrenheit 451. And watching Truffaut’s 1966 film for good measure. Hopefully, Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 will remain a cautionary tale and not turn into a “How To” guide.
1937 was 83 years ago, yet a thirty-something progressive can’t watch it without getting enraged. Tragic that so much of the world has been ruined for so many. How soon before Bradbury and Truffaut are banned?
As Mrs. Paladin quipped, “Don’t tell them about Pearl S. Buck.” Verboten. Better not read The Good Earth or the see film (also made in 1937) – racist casting, white woman writer. What are we ever going to do with actors Paul Muni and Luise Rainer? Banish them, of course.
When Kipling wrote the poem – If – he had yet to lose his son in France, in that last gasp of 19th century empire known at World War I. It was to his son, John he addressed the staves. And so, Lt. John Kipling, dead in the mud of the Western Front would never live to see his own life ruined or get to build his own life up again with broken tools. The Wikipedia entry of this young man’s death is a cold and soulless account by some Prog Borg lefty scribbler, who curdled the tale. Such a worm doesn’t deserve the blood spilled on Her/Him/Zie’s behalf across countless battlefields.
How many more tales are yet to be curdled? Again, another film from 1937, Fire Over England a historical drama played out against the greatest tyranny of the age, King Philip II’s Spain and his mighty Armada. In the movie, Flora Robson as Elizabeth I comforts a weepy lady-in-waiting, Vivien Leigh:
“I’ve seen blacker fears turn to hope. Hope on until there is none.”
Flora Robson’s Elizabeth meets the crisis, all gunpowder and steel and the guts required to beat it back. When she confronts the English aristocratic traitors in her midst, she stands before them, weaponless, “Well, you have swords, kill me now.” Look for bravery like this today only in the most unlikely places. A truck driver, a banished poll worker, someone giving evidence under penalty of perjury.
Here at VGirls, Boudicca VGirl, Toni Williams cut through all the crap to school DC Cuck Lady Byron of York: “If we let Big Tech, the Media Industrial Complex and the talking heads convince us to roll over and let them steal this election, there will never be another free election.”
Never another free election. That’s when the imposter of electoral victory slams down the coffin lid on our Republic for good. The next 60 days will tell.
You know what is happening. An election has been stolen. A pretender elevated to the highest office while a Rasputin VP waits in the wings. Waiting for Humpty Biden to fall while all the Kings horses and all the Kings men, stab the rightful winner in the back in plain view of the court. The Washington Press corps, the Lickspittle Media, half the AGs and Justices may not admit the stinking corpse of the Republic lies dead at their feet, but this fact is not lost on our enemies or our friends and half this country.
Through bribery, a nearly harmless bioweapon and outright fraud, China has turned half this nation into Venezuela so that the other half, the patriotic half will have no choice but to fight or secede. China counted only on the cowardice of our intellectual betters, our elites. And they didn’t disappoint. The CIA, the FBI, the DOJ and the rest of the alphabet clerisy leapt to China’s side without a second thought. And all without firing a shot, a stunning strategic achievement.
We are no longer, “one nation under God.” God was removed long ago, and the one nation broken up for scrap.
All to the cheers of the Acela Intellectuals and the bi-coastal, credentialed smug thugs. A chorus of eunuchs have called the Texas Scotus Case frivolous and last Friday afternoon, the Cowards in Robes agreed. Making the only thing frivolous, the high court itself. This is not about Trump, if it ever was, it’s about whether we let a stolen election stand. Far too many on our side have joined the stealers against the stolen. They are no longer on the side of freedom but measuring their own necks and ours for the iron collar and iron mask. No doubt they hope their wiki entries will be kinder than John Kipling’s.
The featured photo is of Lt. John Kipling in the uniform of the Irish Guards, 1915. His photo is used under CC BY-SA 3.0 and can be found here. Humpty Dumpty cartoon illustrated by Sir John Tenniel, is also used under CC BY-SA 3.0 and can be found here. All other photos used are Public Domain, listed, and linked by the author individually in the post above.