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The Winston Week – #2 Churchill, Moral Courage and Guilt From The Left.

Note: The Winston Week, is an attempt by me to provide comment and the 3-5 best thoughts and links which I have come across during the week. I am an unabashed Churchillian, but will try and keep to the facts. Many times facts are hard to swallow, but in the end provide nourishment for the soul.

Wednesday of last week I had the opportunity to attend Hillsdale College’s National Leadership Conference in Orange County, California. The main draw for me was the keynote speaker Andrew Roberts who presented his thoughts on the importance of Churchill today. Roberts included strong comments about John McDonnell, whom I referenced last week.

The attack of the left on Churchill is an example of the white guilt that is being pushed upon all of us. This movement, perpetrated by the left, demands that if you were white and powerful in our country’s past, you must somehow be an awful person today and if you are a white male today, you must feel overwhelming guilt about that past. Today witness we the destruction and defacing of statues and monuments that, should be left in place to remind us of our history. Life is a learning and evolutionary exercise. As we live we learn. History is our foundation for a better future.

This brings me to Robert’s speech: “The importance of Churchill for Today.” Roberts spoke of Churchill’s moral courage, ability to see into the future, based on the experiences of his past. Many people see Churchill as an iron-fisted conservative, but he was the father of many British social reforms that are still in place today. Churchill understood Disraeli’s Tory Democracy and applied it where he could. Free trade, free markets, and a safety net for those who truly needed help.

In the United States, a socialist movement is well underway, driven by those who have no understanding or education on how centralized government control of people’s lives has failed in every attempt. Socialism, central government control and the dumbing down of the people are just a few of the reasons why Churchill was so unique; he understood that there needed to be some balance without undercutting one’s values.
Here are my top articles and links for the past week.

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McDonnell – More Dangerious Than Corbyn – Andrew Roberts

Tributes to Churchill: What They Said Back Then – Posted by Richard Langworth

Did Fleming Twice Save Churchill’s Life posted on ICS website

Audacity Is The Only Ticket – Winston Paints



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The Winston Week – #1 The Villain

Note: The Winston Week, is an attempt by me to provide comment and the 3-5 best thoughts and links which I have come across during the week. I am an unabashed Churchillian, but will try and keep to the facts. Many times facts are hard to swallow, but in the end provide nourishment for the soul. 

With the increasing vitriol cast upon the man who saved democracy. There are a new uneducated revisionist millennium generation and a vile press who continue to push the idea that today’s political correctness and foundationless standards should be cast upon those of history and thus judged by them.

There is no doubt that I am a dedicated Churchillian, but I also consider myself a person of keen perception, the holder of some common sense and a person who has made their fair share of mistakes while being battered and bruised by corporate America. I fully believe that understanding the errors and victories of the past, builds the foundation for a better future.

This past week we find Churchill under attack, by John McDonnell, a Briitish Member of Parliament and a Marxist sympathizer, who called Churchill a ‘villain’ over the way he handled the coal miners strike as Home Secretary in 1910. Twenty-five thousand workers went on strike. Major rioting broke out on November 7th and 8th. Sixty-Three shops were looted and nearly destroyed. Although local law enforcement asked for military assistance, Churchill held back the request for the military and sent  Metropolitan police instead. .” In some cases the police held back the rioters with rolled up raincoats.* The Manchester Guardian praised Churchill for keeping the military out of it, stating that the decision “saved many lives.”

Mr. McDonnell continues to propel the Labor party myth that Churchill was personally responsible for brutally suppressing the innocent workers with military force.* The facts do not bear this out.

Churchill has a distinguished record of social reform while in parliament as a liberal and a conservative. Still, he is a villain according to Mr. McDonnell.
The recent surge in the popularity of Sir Winston Churchill makes him an easy target of the left. Heroes are no longer fashionable. The attempt to cover the great deeds of the past only because someone or some group becomes offended by the truth will continue to divide all of us.

One may not agree with all that Churchill did, but he led from his heart and for the love of country and empire. He was the defender of freedom. In an age where some say there are no heroes, I believe that those naysayers don’t know where to look.

Until next week.


Andrew Roberts: Churchill – Walking With Destiny – Viking – B367eginning on page 143.
Randolph Churchill : Winston S Churchill, Volume II, Young Statesman, 1901-1914 – Hillsdale College Press – Beginning on page 367

Here are a few links to last week’s social media, personal posts, articles and such.

From The Churchill Bulletin:

Many foolish things are being said about Winston Churchill by contemporary politicians these days. Labour leader Clement Attlee, who served as Deputy Prime Minister under Churchill during the war, wrote this in his memoirs: “I have often paid my tribute to Churchill’s great leadership. Undoubtedly the hour found the man, and the man found his hour.”

Forbes – 5 Best Speech Practices

How Churchill Love of the Jews Helped Him See the Nazi Threat



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