In Stanley Kubrick's fantasy/horror movie "The Shining (1980)", when Jack Torrance is talking to the ghost/apparition bartender, Lloyd, in the mysteriously restored "Gold Room" he says:
You set them up and I'll knock them back, one by one.
And then, apropos of nothing:
White man's burden, Lloyd, my man. White man's burden.
I know that "White Man's Burden" comes from the Rudyard Kipling poem supporting colonialism, but why does Jack say this? What is he referring to?
You can watch the scene itself here, if that helps.