A Kipling for our rulers.

Remember that in the British Dominions the bulk of people are descended from the English, who are descended from the Saxons. We can tolerate much. But we hate unfairness and despise those who talk down to us.

Remember that the other part of our heritage is the Irish and Scots, who make the Saxons look tame. Again, treat them as minions to be disposed of at your peril.

“At 70 and more likely 80 per cent double dose, we will have an opportunity to open up parts of the Victorian economy to those who have been vaccinated,” he said.”What will become a bigger part of our response is a lockout of many venues for those who are not vaccinated.

“That might seem harsh but I’ve said this before and make the point again – I won’t lock the whole state down to protect people who won’t protect themselves.”Mr Andrews said once the state reached the target, everyone would have been “given an opportunity” to be vaccinated

While the freedom limit on unvaccinated people was “harsh”, the premier said it was the only way forward.”If you are vaccinated, you are going to be able to participate in the economy,” he said.”You will have freedoms that others won’t have. They will be locked out of a whole range of venues.

“The chances of you booking a ticket at a sporting event, going to a pub or a manner of different places, will be very limited.”How the state would enforce the vaccination rule is yet to be determined, but a form of vaccine passport may be on the cards.

Dan Andews, Premier Victoria, 9 News.

Dan Andrews thinks he is a Lord who has conquered the native people. He holds them in contempt.

He has clearly never read his Kipling.

Norman and Saxon

A.D. 1100


“My son,” said the Norman Baron, “I am dying, and you will be heir
To all the broad acres in England that William gave me for share
When he conquered the Saxon at Hastings, and a nice little handful it is.
But before you go over to rule it I want you to understand this:–

“The Saxon is not like us Normans. His manners are not so polite.
But he never means anything serious till he talks about justice right.
When he stands like an ox in the furrow–with his sullen set eyes on your own,
And grumbles, ‘This isn’t fair dealing,’ my son, leave the Saxon alone.

“You can horsewhip your Gascony archers, or torture your Picardy spears;
But don’t try that game on the Saxon; you’ll have the whole brood round your ears.
From the richest old Thane in the county to the poorest chained serf in the field,
They’ll be at you and on you like hornets, and, if you are wise, you will yield.

“But first you must master their language, their dialect, proverbs and songs.
Don’t trust any clerk to interpret when they come with the tale of their own wrongs.
Let them know that you know what they are saying; let them feel that you know what to say.
Yes, even when you want to go hunting, hear ’em out if it takes you all day.

They’ll drink every hour of the daylight and poach every hour of the dark.
It’s the sport not the rabbits they’re after (we’ve plenty of game in the park).
Don’t hang them or cut off their fingers. That’s wasteful as well as unkind,
For a hard-bitten, South-country poacher makes the best man-at-arms you can find.

“Appear with your wife and the children at their weddings and funerals and feasts.
Be polite but not friendly to Bishops; be good to all poor parish priests.
Say ‘we,’ ‘us’ and ‘ours’ when you’re talking, instead of ‘you fellows’ and ‘I.’
Don’t ride over seeds; keep your temper; and never you tell ’em a lie!”

Rudyard Kipling