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It all started from the Spanish-American War and lead to the PhilippineAmericanWar the Philippine American War began in the year 1898 and wasdeclared over 1902 but it has been said that it lasted longer The UStried to invade the Philippines more than once It started whenPresident McKinley was reported to have said that God Almightyordered him to make the Philippines a US colony and that is when Spainagreed to attack the Philippines to the new imperial power With thatsaid the poem The White Mans Burden by Rudyard Kipling helpedenhance my level of how I perceive and feel about what goes on aroundthe world and me at first I felt disappointed before finally findingsome sense of understandingIn the beginning of this poem the speaker shows us that they aregathering their best men to invade the Philippines to my disappointment In the secondline of the poem it said to Send forth the best ye breed - Kipling 2 Knowingthat they are gathering people that were the best it was most likely they would conquer thePhilippines When I translated the quote I had a better understanding that it meant onlythe bravest and strongest would go forth as colonizers and soldiers which automaticallydisappointed me because I knew that the Philippines were not going toconquer the US For instance with the Pearl Harbor they knew what theyhad to do to get what they wanted just like what had happen in thePhilippine American War but when you compare the two they did not getanything out of killing people I strongly disapprove of this poembecause of how it has started However in the middle of the poem the speaker becomes racists and speaksas if they are superior to my disgust In line 12 the speaker reminds thenatives that they were going to be conquered and not be the conquers it annoys me to knowthat they feel as if they are superior when they are not I am disgusted because thatline to
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