Saturday, November 13, 2010

A Change of Pace

Though I promise to devote this blog primarily to the discussion of gold & silver, on weekends I may post items that I have found interesting during the previous week. This is one such post. My rationale is that since many of us are diehard ZHers, we most likely share many of the same world views. Therefore, if I find something interesting, then you, my dear reader, may find it interesting, as well.

Below is a work of the great poet, Rudyard Kipling. It was written in 1919 at the end of the "war to end all wars". As with all great poetry, its meaning is subject to personal interpretation. To me, it describes the basic truth that, no matter how diligently man attempts to evolve and "progress", ultimately our human frailties and the laws of nature will blunt our growth. At least that what it means to me. I look forward to hearing what it means to you.


  1. My english is not good enough for a reply to that poetry ... but let me reply with this piece of "human evolution":

  2. Or this - if that wasn't convincing enough:

  3. Or that one:

    As to this point - this kind of "human expression" or "human dream" - as a goal - has ALWAYS, without a single exception - helped me to regain inner balance, whenever I have lost it.
    I know no better pill than this to sadness, hopelessness or pain or whatever negativity is out there. It always makes me calm and my heart smiling and my brain knowing what is important and what is not.

    These were just 3 examples - there is soooo much more of that wonderful medicine available!

    Sorry for the 3 posts ... promise not post again this weekend!

  4. To me, this poem is a warning to all that there are real truths and those truths are eternal. No matter how hard we try to run away from them, in the end, truth prevails. To ignore it is to jeopardize our very existence. To deny it is a sin against humanity because you drag others down with you.

    Things like this are why we homeschool. How is it that I made it all the way through college without having to analyze this poem? Without even reading it? I imagine that its assertion is an affront to the modern education establishment since the MEE is so dedicated to the idea of moral relativism.

  5. The CATO Institute Finds That The Fed Must Be Abolished

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  6. Turd, I guess Rudyard's saying theres nothing new under the sun after all. People will always believe the lie that you can get something for nothing, even to their own destruction.
    I thought "IF" was a great poem. Loved the movie Gunga Din as well, but that hardly has anything to do with Kipling.

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