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Nov 24 2012

The Gods of Wisdom and Virtue

Some minor tweaks by Bill Whittle bring Rudyard Kipling’s classic countermoonbat poem “The Gods of the Copybook Headings” up to date for the age of Obama:

The longer it takes for the Gods of Wisdom and Virtue to return, the more it is going to hurt when they do.

On a tip from IslandLifer.

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  • Jester

    Whittle should change “Gods of the Marketplace” not to “Gods of the Here and Now”, but to “Gods of the Mainstream Media”.

    Having said that, I’ll take my leave so that all the communist trolls who bother to watch the video can commence with their screams of “RAAAACISSSST!!!”

  • Ghost of FA Hayek

    I sure could have used some Bill Whittle while standing in line behind the stampers at the grocery store today.

  • Heltau

    Old Kippling was mighty wise. Can not wait for the gods of the here and now to come back for THEIR stuff. It is SOOOOOO gonna hurt a lot when then do.
    four more years, then 8 more with biden at the helm. Then 2 million years of the very dark ages again.

  • Snowsnake

    There is only one God–the God of love and mercy. But He deals in free will and His covenant has a cause and effect clause that can’t be successfully debated. The effects of following Satan and completely ignoring Jesus leads to the complete destruction Kipling is writing about; same road, same destination,–different sign posts.

  • bluffcreek1967

    Notice that in a much saner and bygone era, writers such as Kippling, could appeal to the general sense of ‘wisdom’ and ‘virtue’ because there was a common consensus on what it was. One could appeal to ‘truth’ and ‘common sense’ because there was essentially a national agreement on what those terms meant.

    But not today. People can’t even agree on what constitutes ‘wisdom’ or ‘virtue’ anymore because of the moral relativism that has been crammed down our throats! Worse yet, a very large percentage don’t even believe in the notion of ‘truth.’ Everyone thinks and does what is right in their own eyes, and any suggestion of an objective standard of right and wrong is quickly met with laughter and ridicule.

    America is a nation deeply divided. But more than that, we are nation that does not speak the same intellectual language. We cannot agree upon anything pertaining to ethics, values, truth or wisdom. And thus while we may converse with each other in the English language (although even that’s becoming more rare these days), our starting points, our presuppositions on what terms mean are radically different and, for all intents and purposes, we might as well be speaking a foreign language!

    But all of this is merely a symptom of our national downfall. We are doomed.

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