Wednesday, 18 January 2012

On this day Jan 18th: Death of Rudyard Kipling

On this day January 18th:
1778-James Cook was the first known European to discover the
Hawaiian Islands, which he names the "Sandwich Islands
1788-A British fleet of eleven ships and 800 convicts landed at
Botany Bay, Australia
. They created the first British penal colony, in Port Jackson - Sydney.
1861-Georgia joined
South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, and Alabama in seceding from the United States
1871-Wilhelm I of
Germany was proclaimed the first German Emperor in the 'Hall of Mirrors' of the Palace of Versailles
towards the end of the Franco-Prussian War. Thus was born the Second Reich!
1888- British aviation pioneer Sir Thomas Sopwith was born in London, England.

1936-Rudyard Kipling, British patriot and renowned writer died in Middlesex Hospital, London, aged 70.
1944-Bolshevik forces ended a three year Nazi siege of Leningrad
1990-Washington, D.C. Black Mayor Marion Barry was arrested for drug possession.

1993-Martin Luther King holiday was observed in all 50 states for the first time. Thus the US payed homage to a degenerate black communist! King was taped by the FBI having sex with white prostitutes and then beating them whilst screaming “I’m an f**ing white man tonight.”

The Stranger
The Stranger within my gate,
He may be true or kind,
But he does not talk my talk --
I cannot feel his mind.
I see the face and the eyes and the mouth,
But not the soul behind.

The men of my own stock
They may do ill or well,
But they tell the lies I am wonted to.
They are used to the lies I tell,
And we do not need interpreters
When we go to buy and sell.

The Stranger within my gates,
He may be evil or good,
But I cannot tell what powers control
What reasons sway his mood;
Nor when the Gods of his far-off land
Shall repossess his blood.

The men of my own stock,
Bitter bad they may be,
But, at least, they hear the things I hear,
And see the things I see;
And whatever I think of them and their likes
They think of the likes of me.

This was my father's belief
And this is also mine:
Let the corn be all one sheaf --
And the grapes be all one vine,
Ere our children's teeth are set on edge
By bitter bread and wine.

R. Kipling.


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