Since Nov 14, 1998
Screw You Murtha!!!
By Rudyard Kipling
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;
If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster,
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools;
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on";
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!
Paraphrased from an article about Jimmy Carter's Nobel Prize: "(liberals) always prefer to imagine a world worthy of them, rather than endure the one that they have."
Describing the left perfectly
"Everybody I've mentioned in this column...is an identifiable member of the managerial elite of the welfare state -- the "New Class" described by mid-century thinkers like Milovan Djilas, Orwell and Hayek and christened by Christopher Lasch. Its members, invariably born into affluence, swarm among universities, labour unions, NGOs and government, bouncing assuredly from entitlement to entitlement. Their faith in their own expertise, and in their moral qualifications to exercise power, is limitless and indestructible."
Mark Steyn: Darfur is an apt symbol of early 21st century liberalism: What matters is that you urge action rather than take any.