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The Wrath Of The Awakened Saxon: 21st Century Edition

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  • Jack August 28, 2020, 10:27 AM

    I have been feeling that mood for years but never knew that it had been so eloquently expressed and after reading it, I believe that poem should be the mantra of every white man and woman on this planet.

    Thank you again GVL.

  • tim August 28, 2020, 10:37 AM

    First the hate…then the reckoning.

  • James ONeil August 28, 2020, 10:49 AM

    “If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you….”

  • Joel August 28, 2020, 11:46 AM

    You know that’s not the original reading, right? I’m not sure Kipling would approve.

    Look up “The Beginnings.” In historical context (Kipling, 1917, son dead at the Battle of Loos) that original reading makes a lot more sense.

  • Mhf August 28, 2020, 11:56 AM

    What happened to oksign?

  • theduchessofkitty August 28, 2020, 12:31 PM

    The original poem by Kipling, called “The Beginnings”, doesn’t use the “Saxons.” It uses the “English.” Whoever took that out and added “Saxons” had more nefarious motives.

  • pst314 August 28, 2020, 3:37 PM

    “The original poem by Kipling, called “The Beginnings”, doesn’t use the ‘Saxons.’ It uses the ‘English.’ “

    Correct, because the poem was written in response to Imperial Germany’s warmaking against France, Belgium, England, etc.

    “Whoever took that out and added “Saxons” had more nefarious motives.”

    Agreed. I have seen it a number of times, in connection with thinly or not so thinly veiled calls to hate all black people.

  • Boat Guy August 28, 2020, 4:15 PM

    I don’t see this as a call to a race war; far from it. It does however perfectly describe the burgeoning hate against those who are destroying our country. They will regret what they have demanded.

  • David Foster August 28, 2020, 5:58 PM

    Correct that the poem used the word “English”, not “Saxons.” The poem can be found in the anthology ‘A Diversity of Creatures,’ published 1917.

    “Saxons” would have made no sense in the context of the time….Britain was at war with Germany, and Saxony is a province of Germany. I believe there were explicitly-designated Saxon regiments in the German Army.

  • Robert Vance August 29, 2020, 12:12 PM

    Substitute Saxons or English with Deplorables. See where that leads you.