Wednesday Kipple on Thursday

There are those who consider that the only way to be a politician is to be involved in the party from one’s youth, to get modern greats (Politics, Philosophy and Economics) and the to be a scrivener for Member of the Cabinet, or at the Party Headquarters.

Those who do other things first, such as Scott Morrison in Australia, John Key in New Zealand or Donald Trump are mistrusted. (Trudeau does not count. Teachers have been the servants of progressivism my entire life).

But these people are trained as servants, and how to weasel. Kipling argues this is no way to train a ruler.

The Servant When He Reigneth

“For three things the earth is disquieted, and for four which it cannot bear. For a servant when he reigneth, and a fool when he is filled with meat; for an odious woman when she is married, and an handmaid that is heir to her mistress.” — PROV. XXX. 21-22-23.

Three things make earth unquiet
And four she cannot brook
The godly Agur counted them
And put them in a book —
Those Four Tremendous Curses
With which mankind is cursed;
But a Servant when He Reigneth
Old Agur entered first.
An Handmaid that is Mistress
We need not call upon.
A Fool when he is full of Meat
Will fall asleep anon.
An Odious Woman Married
May bear a babe and mend;
But a Servant when He Reigneth
Is Confusion to the end.

His feet are swift to tumult,
His hands are slow to toil,
His ears are deaf to reason,
His lips are loud in broil.
He knows no use for power
Except to show his might.
He gives no heed to judgment
Unless it prove him right.

Because he served a master
Before his Kingship came,
And hid in all disaster
Behind his master’s name,
So, when his Folly opens
The unnecessary hells,
A Servant when He Reigneth
Throws the blame on some one else.

His vows are lightly spoken,
His faith is hard to bind,
His trust is easy boken,
He fears his fellow-kind.
The nearest mob will move him
To break the pledge he gave —
Oh, a Servant when he Reigneth
Is more than ever slave!

Rudyard Kipling

It is worth noting that smart employers are kicking politics out of the workplace, because in our woke times it is destructive. Too many people who should be serving us want to regulate us.

Kipling is correct. This has never ended well. For those who are regulated, and the servant who now is a regulator.