The New Byzantines?
(h/t Claudio) VDH throws his cracker into the soup on PJ Media. My reaction is “yes, obviously”. It’s not like I haven’t quoted Kipling’s City of Brass at least 100 times on the blog.
Those of us who have served under the standard long enough and read Kipling’s The Vampire know that he’s not talking about scorned love but service to the government. The woman in question would seem to be Queen Elizabeth, but it applies to all times and circumstances.
The flight from the service by US Special Operations Forces operators has been epic and has been kept secret. The placement of zampolits to determine the political fitness to serve is odious and intolerable to many. Yes, I know, the government. needs to rid the ranks of the toxically masculine men in its midst and replace them with more pliable people.
It’s all part of the plan.
The Chinese drove us to the needle.
The needle is taking out our pilots, etc.
Pushing out out spec ops, and Airborne, and the not politically correct.
Will no one rid me of this troublesome priest?
I’m happy/content I’m elderly. What do I say to my children? grandchildren?
As Kipling died in 1936 he was more likely referring to Queen Victoria and the British Empire.
All governments are good at taking young people and dumping the left overs when they think the crisis/war is over.
Not Kipling’s only comment on Victoria:
“Walk wide o’ the Widow at Windsor,
For ‘alf o’ Creation she owns:
We ‘ave bought ‘er the same with the sword an’ the flame,
An’ we’ve salted it down with our bones.”
RCC, I thought of Victoria and wrote Elizabeth. Thank you for the correction.
For it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, etc., etc.
What if the Chinese gave a war, and everyone was Woke?
“The flight from the service by US Special Operations Forces operators has been epic and has been kept secret.”
And just like that, woke goes broke.
But that’s a cheap shot at an horrendous betrayal. Fix it, please.
You’re the priest with the ear of the All Mighty.
I’m nothing but a sinner. An illegally parked car in the cul de sac of life.
Nice alliteration…I’m borrowing that one.
That’s as maybe, and it reminds me of “kebob stand on the information super highway.” Hey, I run a franchise.
To whom, or to what principle, will the ones that remain be loyal?
Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s – they took the King’s shilling.
Yes, Queen Victoria. And it’s also impacting ‘mid-grade’ Os and Es who don’t toe the line…
The loyalty test to Pedo Joe & Ho is key to their future.