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The Winston Week – #4 – Winston, the Jews, and Racism

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.

If one were to issue a racial epithet or stereotype, the politically correct, self-important, moral relativist crowd would cry foul and demand the person who uttered such a thing should be defiled, demand they lose their job, and become a villain for the rest of their lives.

Take the same scenario but direct it at the Jews or Israel, and the same group falls silent. This same group will defend their lack of equal outrage as free speech, as an opinion, as (God forbid) the truth. The rise of antisemitism plagues the United States and Europe. For some, it is perfectly natural. Normal for those who continue to drive a stake in the fabric of human decency. These same people make a fine living by keeping us divided by some false notion that to control the masses; they must continue to make the masses feel like victims.

Sir Winston was a friend of the Jewish people. His official biographer Sir Martin Gilbert was Jewish. This antisemitism hits too close to home. In 1943 in Amsterdam David Bos, a Jewish man, married to my great aunt, was taken by the Gestapo, along with his brother and father. All three were murdered at Auschwitz.

In his speech to the Oregon Historical Society last November, Andrew Roberts said (I’m paraphrasing) Having Jews as friends were natural to Winston. His father had many Jewish friends.

I do not believe for a moment that the Jews were friends of the Churchill ’s because they were Jewish; they were friends that happen to be Jewish. Winston strongly supported the creation of the Israel nation, in 1948.

The Israeli nation created the only democracy in the region and the only nation that supports freedom for its citizens. These two reasons alone should be enough for any free nation to stand at Israel’s side.

In 1917 Arthur Balfour, the British Foreign Secretary penned a letter to Lord Rothschild on behalf of the British government. This letter because of the Balfour Declaration. Winston supported the declaration and saw it through in 1948.

The Balfour Declaration
Foreign Office
November 2nd, 1917

Dear Lord Rothschild,
I have much pleasure in conveying to you, on behalf of His Majesty’s Government, the following declaration of sympathy with Jewish Zionist aspirations which has been submitted to, and approved by, the Cabinet.

“His Majesty’s Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.”

I should be grateful if you would bring this declaration to the knowledge of the Zionist Federation.
Yours sincerely,
Arthur James Balfour

Here are some interesting links from the previous week:



What Winston Learned From the Great War

Leaders Unite to Condem AntiSemitism

What Winston Learned From the Great War



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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 Gym Chronicles – Part 2 “Things That Don’t Match”

About 4 days a week there is this woman who comes to the gym. She is usually there before I arrive. Her outfit is always the same. Black exercise pants, black sweatshirt type top, no make up. I would say she was 55. She looks a lot like the wife of coffin salesman I used to know.

I’m encouraged by the way she looks. She has a large rear end and no makeup. I like to see this in the gym. (I will write about the tight little butts and full make up later.) It’s a kind of a what you see is what you get look. Up until this day I have seen her either on the elliptical riding next to a tall 40ish bald guy wearing a hat, (I don’t understand why bald guys were a hat at the gym. I think one should embrace their baldness. But then again I have hair.)  or sitting at a table in the lobby area.

Coffin Wife is working very hard today. She is one of the few people at this gym that will actually look you in the eye and smile when she sees you. Yes, she is on the make. What’s that song…”Only the Lonely….” So she works up a good sweat then gets off the elliptical and goes outside and smokes a cigarette! Then, comes back inside and gets right back up on the elliptical!

REALLY! – Smokes a cigarette?

My experience is the cigarette always wins.

-Next: Butt, Sweat and Tears

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