Tag Archives: Rudyard Kipling

U.S. Returns Balangiga Bells

The VIDEO below from The World Tonight * reports on the return from the U.S. to the Philippines of the Balangiga Bells, one of the most infamous symbols of the Philippine-American War, which raged brutally from 1899 to 1902.  After … Continue reading

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The “White Man’s Burden” in Toons

I had forgotten that Rudyard Kipling wrote his remarkably racist and smug poem to encourage Americans as they took over my homeland, the Philippines.  The “burden” white men take up is the burden of civilizing the world. “Take up the … Continue reading

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