Men of culture. I know they exist but I seem to be related to most of them.
Bring back good breeding. Leave Debrett’s at schools. Speaking of –
He nailed the pronunciation. Nailed it to the wall like art.
I find it tricky to recite aloud, it’s a tongue twister. There’s a little flyting in how he mocks his self-proclaimed enemies for hating his scant contentment, it’s so stoic. It’s what rap wished it could be, you can feel the genuine confidence.
I think a lot of lost men could benefit from studying it, alongside ‘IF’.
A great poem, especially in these times. That is one of the greatest poems in English literature, and while quite well-known here, I’m shocked how few foreigners have ever heard of it.
White culture and grace in a poem. They’d never dare teach it in schools, it has so many virtues, a sense of known superiority and a kind of contempt for lesser minds. It’s taught at uni level, it’s on the oxford website.
If you’re of the “white people invented civilization” persuasion (cough Charles Murray), it pretty much describes the attitude of how.
Ironically, it could be adopted as a mindset by other races, they just don’t want to.