29 August 2006

How a Proto-Wingnut Came to his Senses

A history lesson (good history is a good thing although human nature is such that we don't learn from our mistakes often enough):

Kipling helped his son get into the military so he could fight in the trenches despite his poor eyesight.

After John Kipling died at the Battle of Loos in 1915, Rudyard Kipling wrote: "If any question why we died, Tell them, because our fathers lied."

[Link to rest of story.]

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