I give credit to Marxeocon for knowing his anti-American propaganda points, but he goofs on Kipling. In Kipling’s “If“: “tools” refers to actual worn out tools, not people to manipulate and use… A craftsman buys new tools if he can afford them or makes do with worn out tools if he can’t. That’s the meaning – nothing more.
In “The Young British Soldier“, Kipling is too honest for Marxeocon’s tastes. Marxeocon doesn’t want “conservatives” to realise just how Hellish war is – doesn’t want them to realise what they’ve put their volunteer soldiers in. Kipling of course isn’t saying “screw them” as Marxeocon claims; Kipling is telling soldiers exactly what to expect: war is Hell.
I’ll give Marxeocon an A in propaganda, but he fails in poetry appreciation.
And anyone who still believes Marxeocon is somehow misled ought to closely read what’s posted there: he’s a snake plain as day.