Is this a Lit Brick comic with Sporkman in it, or a Sporkman comic about literature? You make the call!
Anyway, critics seem divided over whether this poem is satire or if Kipling was really that gung-ho about Imperialism. Personally, given his noted association with the English Empire, I think it’s fairly safe to say that Kipling was pretty much okay with a bunch of white dudes running roughshod over any country they could find. But hey, he was still one hell of a writer, so we’ll cut him some slack.
That said, if Imperialism was simply the white man’s desire to wash everyone’s hands, I think the world would have a kinder definition of “Empire.”