Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was born on November 30th at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, England. His life would have a significant impact on the entire twentieth century as England survived two tumultuous wars and hundreds of smaller conflicts.
Winston came from a long line of military leaders with a prestigious history and he added his own name to the list of soldiers, joining the British Fourth Hussars. He served with distinction in India, Sudan and South Africa earning accolades and recognition for his bravery. This bravery in the face of enemy fire would serve him well as he led his nation through defeats and victories.
Sir Winston was a visionary who saw the threats in the world and urged his countrymen on to prepare for them. As First Lord of the Admiralty in 1911, he saw the dangers coming from Germany and prepared the Royal Navy for readiness to fight. Although he had a disastrous experience and was held responsible for the defeats in the Dardanelles and Gallipoli. His career did not stay buried long as he reentered politics and had continuous service to the crown for most of the remainder of his life.
What Churchill most exemplified though was the fighting spirit of the British Empire. For all of its flaws, this band of brothers helped to plant the British flag in every corner of the world, in many cases winning in battles where they were outnumbered many times over. It was the British Bulldog tenacity that helped them to defeat the enemies that had risen up so many times to defeat them. When Britain stood alone against Nazi Germany, Churchill famously promised his country and the world that the British people would “never surrender”.
One of his most well known speeches came after the Miracle at Dunkirk where the British Army was rescued from utter destruction and allowed to prepare for another day. In a speech to parliament, he gave a speech which reflected the importance of the event and I believe is a harbinger of the future.
“But if we fail, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new dark age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science. Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves, that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, This was their finest hour.”
Britain is now a shadow of its former self.
Too many decades of decay have created a country that is a mere shadow of its former self. Socialism has taken its toll on what was once the greatest superpower on the face of the earth. Unions, social justice, cradle to grave dependency on government, socialized medicine, progressive and liberal policies and the watering down of a countries pride have resulted in a massive breakdown in the very social structure they meant to preserve. Public housing and overregulation have joined with the other socialist prison-like disincentives killed the ability to innovate and create.
Even the once vaunted police in Great Britain have become a paper barrier in the face of a firestorm. The recent London riots spread because the rioters had no fear of the police.
In a country once known for law and order, the common perception is that the police are now powerless to contain even a riot that causes damage to other people’s property. In many people’s opinion, this has an even greater impact because Britain, in its desire to be a more peaceful place disarmed its citizens. Now you have a condition where people can’t rely on the police force which has been beaten down by fuzzy headed MPs for decades and a civilian population that has no means to defend themselves.
Why should all of this matter to us? Simple. The progressives in our country would like us to adopt every policy that has destroyed Great Britain. Whether its adherence to foreign influences in our laws and courts or fundamental change to our way of life, make no mistake about where the progressives would have us go. They sincerely believe that by being weak we will avoid wars and have lovely conversations with our “enemies”. They are absolutely convinced that being prepared for war invites it. They will argue until they are blue in the face that individuals aren’t smart enough to make their own retirement and health care choices. Sadly, they will also argue with all of their ability that what was previously inconceivable is the new normal and anyone who doesn’t accept it is bigoted.
There once was a time when a man named Churchill warned us of “a new dark age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science”. He warned his people to be ready to bear any burden and pay any price in order not to lose what they had worked so hard to preserve. I would say that his words are truer now and more impactful than even during his age. If we lose America to more social gerrymandering, the world will lose the last free light for generations to come. We will become nothing more than the country formerly known as the greatest nation on earth.
It is not accidental that this is happening now. It is deliberate and it is the goal and desire of people like the current team in the White House. American exceptionalism is an anathema to all progressives and their immaturity and wide eyed rejection of historical reality is borderline treasonous. Like Britain, America will never be defeated by external forces. It will be destroyed by foolish people who have access to courts and ballot boxes. It will not suffer the flames of an enemy attack, it will be consumed by the flames of its own petulant and selfish citizens. When we have adopted the work ethic and policies of the current state of England, we should expect to see the results in the final destruction of the American dream.
When I read about Winston Churchill and all that he did to save his country in times of war and peace, it does not surprise me one bit that his bust was so hastily bundled out of the White House. I am pretty sure that somebody didn’t want him as a daily reminder of what a real leader and patriot looked like.
Happy Birthday Sir Winston