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Ulster Analysis



Author: Poetry of Rudyard Kipling Type: Poetry Views: 534

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("Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they

cover themselves with their works: their works are works

of inquity and the act of violence is in their hands." --

Isaiah lix. 6.)





The dark eleventh hour

Draws on and sees us sold

To every evil power

We fought against of old.

Rebellion, rapine hate

Oppression, wrong and greed

Are loosed to rule our fate,

By England's act and deed.



The Faith in which we stand,

The laws we made and guard,

Our honour, lives, and land

Are given for reward

To Murder done by night,

To Treason taught by day,

To folly, sloth, and spite,

And we are thrust away.



The blood our fathers spilt,

Our love, our toils, our pains,

Are counted us for guilt,

And only bind our chains.

Before an Empire's eyes

The traitor claims his price.

What need of further lies?

We are the sacrifice.



We asked no more than leave

To reap where we had sown,

Through good and ill to cleave

To our own flag and throne.

Now England's shot and steel

Beneath that flag must show

How loyal hearts should kneel

To England's oldest foe.



We know the war prepared

On every peaceful home,

We know the hells declared

For such as serve not Rome --

The terror, threats, and dread

In market, hearth, and field --

We know, when all is said,

We perish if we yield.



Believe, we dare not boast,

Believe, we do not fear --

We stand to pay the cost

In all that men hold dear.

What answer from the North?

One Law, one Land, one Throne.

If England drive us forth

We shall not fall alone!





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who ever informs you that catholics in the North of Ireland want to remain part of the UK are living in clowd cookee land. The North of Ireland was settled by outsiders who have by foul means destroyed what was a beautiful and peaceful land before the settlers arrived mostly from Scotland and England.

| Posted on 2012-10-15 | by a guest


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I find your statements hilarious and if you actually believe wat you right I fear for your mental compacity because you are obviously lacking in the brains department while you are on the Internet making remarkably inaccurate statements you should instead be spending the time educating yourself with the facts ur unionist dribble astounds me ignorance is blinding well said mate couldnt have hit the nail on the head more accurately majority of people see themselves as British? What planet are you from?

| Posted on 2012-02-10 | by a guest


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The poem was written nearly one hundred years ago when the overwhelming majority of the people in the six counties of what is now Northern Ireland would (and large minorities in the other 3 counties of Ulster) did wish to remain part of the UK. Your comment is, in fact, more jingoistic and inaccurate than the former. Whether an organisation is terrorist or not is surely a matter of opinion. Ulster protestants on the whole were fearful of the persecution by the catholic majority in Ireland as a whole and were put into a position where force was required to defend their human rights. Their fears were borne out by the fact that the protestant people in what was to become the Republic of Ireland were subjected to a campaign of ethnic cleansing which would surely have been the fate of the protestant minority in the island as a whole had Ulster not armed. Before you deny ethnic cleansing occurred, I refer you to the statistics which state that today around 40,000 protestants live in the Republic versus ten times that number at the time of the partition. Conversely, the catholic population in Northern Ireland has increased at a rapid rate and survey after survey has revealed that many now wish to remain part of the UK. This casts doubt on your inaacurate and jingoistic assumption that all catholic people are of one political persuasion and all protestant people are of another.

| Posted on 2008-09-10 | by a guest


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Completely innacurate and jingoistic analysis of the politics of Northern Ireland. How can a 53% majority be "overwhelming"? Moreover, more innocent catholics were murdered by the same terrorist organisations that kipling supported than were murdered by nationalists. Your ignorance blinding.

| Posted on 2008-08-31 | by a guest


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In this poem Kipling rails against the plans of the British parliament to hand control of the island of Hibernia over to an Irish government in Dublin.

Kipling was highly sympathetic to the people of Ulster (Northern Ireland), who overwhelmingly and democratically expressed their desire to remain part of the United Kingdom and maintain their British identity. In 1912 they declared, through the Ulster Covenant, that they would resist England's plan to hand over the entire island to Irish rule by any means necessary.

Kipling aided them in this effort not only by publishing works such as the above, but also by funding the importation of arms and equipment to allow them to resist both Irish aggression and English treachory.

Today, most of the counties of Ulster remain part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the overwhelming majority of the people identify themselves as British, despite the decades long campaign of violence and intimidation (in which thousands upon thousands of people have been killed) on the part of so-called "Irish Nationalists".

| Posted on 2006-04-01 | by Approved Guest




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