Stick to the Devil You Know (L135)

What is one of Kipling’s copybook headings that applies to recent public opinion?

The copybook heading that I chose to apply to recent public opinion was “stick to the devil you know”. To me, what this means is that you should choose the lesser of two evils given the option; if all that lays before you are bad situations, pick the one you’re the most familiar with and most likely to survive. I chose this heading not only because of recent happenings with protesters and the media, but because of widespread public blindness. The verse goes like this:

“When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace. They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease. But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe, And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: ‘Stick to the Devil you know.'”

When I read this now, all I can see are the thousands of Americans surrendering their rights every day to the state, “for the greater good”. More specifically, I see the violation of our Second Amendment rights. Be not so naive and trusting of those controlling of you, and fight the battles you know you can win. If you don’t know enough to protect yourself from those with who you’re involved, don’t get involved in the first place.

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