Churchill Saved Western Civilization

 

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Marshal Josef Stalin makes a toast to Churchill on 30 November 1943, the British premier’s 69th birthday, during the Tehran Conference. Stalin was a difficult ally and relations were not always this friendly. With Russia taking the brunt of the war against Germany, Stalin had aggressively insisted on an invasion of northern France. Churchill resisted. He believed that any premature ‘Second Front’ was likely to fail. At Tehran, a date was finally set for June 1944.

 

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The ‘Big Three’ – Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin – at the Yalta Conference. Churchill travelled all over the world building and sustaining the ‘Grand Alliance’. This was an exhausting task. Between 1941 and 1945, he went on 19 gruelling and often dangerous journeys overseas. In December 1941, he suffered a mild heart attack at the White House and, two years later, a severe bout of pneumonia after the Tehran Conference.

 

Churchill waves to crowds in Whitehall celebrating the defeat of Nazi Germany on Victory in Europe Day (VE Day), 8 May 1945. In a speech to them, he declared: 'God bless you all. This is your victory!' The crowd roared back, 'No - it is yours'. For Churchill, nothing would match his wartime triumphs. What came afterwards would be 'all anticlimax' as he later wrote in his war memoirs.

 

Churchill waves to crowds in Whitehall celebrating the defeat of Nazi Germany on Victory in Europe Day (VE Day), 8 May 1945. In a speech to them, he declared: ‘God bless you all. This is your victory!’ The crowd roared back, ‘No – it is yours’. For Churchill, nothing would match his wartime triumphs. What came afterwards would be ‘all anticlimax’ as he later wrote in his war memoirs.

 

Few failed to recognise Churchill's part in Britain's survival and victory. But after six years of war, people wanted more than just a return to the old order. They wanted reform and reconstruction of Britain. On 26 July 1945, Churchill learned that he and the Unionists (Conservatives) had been rejected by the people. Labour, under Clement Attlee, would govern Britain in the immediate post-war world. Image © The rightsholder (IWM HU 55965).

Few failed to recognise Churchill’s part in Britain’s survival and victory. But after six years of war, people wanted more than just a return to the old order. They wanted reform and reconstruction of Britain. On 26 July 1945, Churchill learned that he and the Unionists (Conservatives) had been rejected by the people. Labour, under Clement Attlee, would govern Britain in the immediate post-war world.

Image © The rightsholder (IWM HU 55965).

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White House will soon be adorned by a downright moron

 

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a smiling dunce. “I are the Presidnent.:

“As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

H.L. Mencken

His quote above seems to capture the current situation with the individual who has been elected president.

One of America’s greatest writers and scholars of the language, Mencken worked as a newspaperman in Baltimore for his adult life. Grandson of a German immigrant in a city filled with German immigrants, Mencken ran afoul of the US Government in World War One with his pro-German views. Unfortunately, he also opposed American entry into World War Two against Nazi Germany, who had declared war on the US.

Mencken is worth reading because of his incredible ability with the English language. Truly astonishing. His legacy as a brilliant writer is tarnished by his scathing anti-Semitism and his constant evocation of “the Negro” in the most racist terms imaginable.

Nonetheless, I recommend without reservation his collections of essays originally published in the New Yorker and later in three volumes as Happy Days, Newspaper Days, and Heathen Days.

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AltRight Neo Nazis Exult in Trump’s Election Says New York Times

Trump’s alt-right supporters trying to reposition anti-Semitism from fringe to mainstream.

From the New York Times 11.21.16:  The alt-right, an extremist fringe popular with white supremacists, has celebrated the election of Donald J. Trump, and now hopes to have the ear of his White House.

Richard B. Spencer, the leading ideologue of the alt-right movement…railed against Jews and, with a smile, quoted Nazi propaganda in the original German. America, he said, belonged to white people, whom he called the “children of the sun,” a race of conquerors and creators who had been marginalized but now, in the era of President-elect Donald J. Trump, were “awakening to their own identity.”

 

Comments Charles McCain: the extreme right can’t stay on message. They’ve been blaming people of color for everything but seem to have moved that rant to second place and replaced it by classic and evil and sickening anti-Semitism.

What next? Presumably Breitbart will publish as news “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” the infamous anti-Semitic screed which uneducated people believe is a real document instead of what it actually is: a vicious, completely false and libelous attack on Jewish people written by the Tsarist secret police in the early 1900s. (That would be the Russian secret police).

The Russians have always been very keen on hating Jews as have the Poles and the French and naturally, the Germans and many others too numerous to list. Now the extreme right in America is bringing this age-old hatred back to the front pages.

Source: Alt-Right Exults in Donald Trump’s Election With a Salute: ‘Heil Victory’ – The New York Times

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Trump’s pick for attorney general: ‘Good people don’t smoke marijuana’

Sen. Jeff Sessions is a “drug war dinosaur,” advocates say.

 

COMMENTS CHARLES McCAIN: Senator Sessions: I like to think I am a good person. I try to be. Not sure about you but will give you the benefit of the doubt. Occasionally I smoke marijuana in jurisdictions where it is legal. Hence, I am a good person and I smoke marijuana so you are wrong in my case. Do you believe that you can judge others as to whether they are good or bad? According to the Bible, only God can do that. I won’t judge you for your silly comment. I will leave that to the Almighty.

President Obama smoked lots of marijuana when he was in high school and college. He is a good person and has been a great President. He is also a lot smarter than you. Unfortunately, Senator, and I say this as a fellow Southerner, you embody the provincialism and narrowness of world view exhibited by so many white Southerners.

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One toke over the line sure feels good

Senator Sessions, as Attorney General designate, are you aware that marijuana has been proven efficacious for a number of medical conditions including chronic pain and PTSD? You may want to read up on this. Also, you may want to get a briefing on the states where recreational marijuana is legal.

I suggest you go to one of those states and smoke some bud. You may change you mind and decide enjoying a hit of marijuana might be good for you and loosen you up a little bit since you are obviously a very up-tight white guy.

 

Source: Trump’s pick for attorney general: ‘Good people don’t smoke marijuana’ – The Washington Post

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