The revenge of Kipling, Aesop and Grimm on Disney

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    Time to scare the liberals out of here, first off.

    GLENN BECK. (watches the stampede to the door)

    Today on his radio show (third hour 11/8/10) He goes on a bender about Rudyard Kipling. A very educational bender about how we have abandoned old wisdom for folly. He used the poem "Gods of the Copybook Headings"which he was oft mocked for using 6 lines for, to advertise his book "The Overton Window". The small problem is, how RIGHT Kipling was!

    Here, read the poem, and consider what he's really saying.

    Poems - 'The Gods of the Copybook Headings'

    It addresses the wisdom of our ancient morality plays and fables. Work or die, Lie to much and no one will believe you, be prepared for disaster.... These myths, fables and fairy tales have been co-opted by those who fear or hate the realities in which these stories advise and warn. They don't want the world that is, they want the 'world that could be'. To that end, they have gone out and rewritten the tales.

    So now, the industrious pig shelters his brothers who barely escape the wolf, instead of being eaten.

    The grasshopper shares in the wealth of the hard working ant because of his piteous state instead of freezing and starving in the cold.

    The boy who cried wolf is rescued in the nick of time by those who gave him just one more chance instead of being torn apart.

    No. These lessons are 'too harsh' for the children of those who fear the actual mechanics of the world, and seek to shelter them from all ills and evils that exist. They've got Disney and Pixar now who maniplate their emotions to make them feel bad about having what they have and push the modern/hip/trendy virtues of today that have little attachment to the fundamentals of life. They are based on the world that "should be" but never WILL be, in a hope against hope that somehow, before the debt comes due, this world will somehow spring into existence.

    So Kipling, seeing what the Fabian socialists, and the communists, and the anarchists who were behind the great movements of WW1, realized what was going on and published this warning to his present and future.

    Now, the debt has come due. The world economy is tottering, ready to tumble from golden enlightenment into a new dark age of fear, terror, slaughter and ignorance. This is always the wages of following feel good advice. Those who promise the blessings of heaven on Earth and Utopia for all, will always fail. When they fail, the innocent and innocence dies, as the old truths, kept at bay by technology and philosophical delusion, return and assert what is rightfully theirs.

    Kipling warned that the truths of Aesop and Grimm cannot be erased. Their stories are timeless purely because the lessons they teach cannot be expunged. The nature of the world will always trump the dreams of man.

     
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    They cant hear Beck.
     
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    Life is hard, (and beautiful.)

    But there are other lessons too.

    Like why the CEO of an invesment bank can massively fail so much so they bring down an entire nation's economy and still get balied out into a cushy retirement?

    The world is not fair, that is the real lesson of this fairy tale.
     
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    But I will also add it is the duty of dumb apes to try and make it so.
     
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    The world is not fair.

    Preparations for the worst is never wasted effort.

    There is real evil in the world, and good people cannot habitually do it and remain good.

    The sins of life must be paid for eventually by everyone.

    Honor, love and character are the only things anyone has of real value or can take with them.

    Wisdom comes from Good Judgment. Good Judgement comes from Experience. Experience comes from Bad Judgment.

    Not all mistakes are forgivable, repairable or survivable.
     
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    Why do the politicians who helped them get reelected?

    Why do Americans blame the bankers and not bother looking in the mirror and taking some of the responsibility for the collapse?
     
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    Oh crap! That's one of my favorite poems. I quote it often.
     
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    o btw mr fitnah.....why would i listen to an admitted liar.....why would i?
     
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