Trump has never been more Churchillian as when, in Warsaw, he said:
For two centuries, Poland suffered constant and brutal attacks. But while Poland could be invaded and occupied, and its borders even erased from the map, it could never be erased from history or from your hearts. In those dark days, you have lost your land but you never lost your pride. …
The ultimate question for Poland and the West, he continued, was about the strength of our moral spirit:
We can have the largest economies and the most lethal weapons of anywhere on Earth, but if we do not have strong families and strong values, then we will be weak and we will not survive. If anyone forgets the critical importance of these things, let them come to one country that never has.
To put it mildly, these were not the words that the Western elites, including those in the United States, typically use to express themselves. Those elites, including Trump’s predecessor in office, Barack Obama, and his rival in 2016, Hillary Clinton, find it hard, if not impossible, to unabashedly praise our own collective Western heritage.
Moreover, in the eyes of that globalist upper crust, Poland is regarded as a freakishly right-wing Catholic country … Poland has too few abortions and too few immigrants. And so, in the lofty eyes of these planetary policymakers, the politically correct goal should be to force Poland to become more in the mould of the Brussels-based European Union. …
Bannon’s warning in 2014:
In a 2014 speech to the Vatican, Bannon began by declaring we are in the “beginning stages of a very brutal and bloody conflict,” because jihadist Islam is “going to come to Europe.” And yet this civilizational challenge, he continued, was, at its core, “a crisis of our faith, a crisis of the West.”
We might note that Bannon’s perceptive words of warning came a year before Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel mindlessly decided to throw open the borders of her country to a million Muslim refugees. Not only was this horde not subject to “extreme vetting”—it wasn’t vetted at all. Thus we can see that a part of the spiritual crisis is simple empty-headedness. …
Western virtues that stand in stark contrast to the world of Islam and the world of PC:
Just as Churchill did seven decades ago, Trump took a moment to extoll the Western virtues that need defending:
We are the freest and the greatest community of nations the world has ever known. We write symphonies. We pursue innovation. We celebrate our ancient heroes, embrace our timeless traditions and customs, and always seek to explore and discover new frontiers. We reward brilliance, strive for excellence, and cherish inspiring works of art that honor God. We treasure the rule of law — and protect the right to free expression. We empower women as pillars of our society and our success. We put faith and family, not government and bureaucracy, at the center of our lives.
And yet, as we all know, these values are under siege. …
Trump really laid it on the line: It’s all about the defense of the West. We will not only stand up for our Judeo-Christian civilization, we will also, if need be, fight for our Judeo-Christian civilization. …
Winston Churchill … was right when he said, those 77 years ago, “Upon this battle depends the survival of Christian civilization.” We can expand that concept to included like-minded non-Christians, as Trump rightly did, but the underlying idea is the rock-solid same.
So if Churchill was right then, Trump is right now. If we stick together, we’ll win, and if we don’t — we won’t.