Make Winston Proud, Donald

I stayed up late a couple of weeks ago to watch the results of the Brexit vote. I was so proud of our British cousins. The children of Churchill stood up to the Huns once again. Long overdue. The details are not important. Maybe their economy will suffer slightly. But in return, they have reconquered their country. We should stand with them during any hard times that may transpire. It is high time that we negotiate free trade deals with our natural partners. That means the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand -- the so called Anglosphere plus a few more nations like Israel that share our values. Winston wrote and spoke of the history and destiny of the English speaking peoples.

I hope that in a few months President Trump will lead the effort to nurture that natural partnership. I’m sure the whiny Scots and Irish will cheerfully join in once they see the benefits of it outweigh those of the freedom-stifling EU. There should be no political union; just an economic bloc which is capable of negotiating mutually beneficial deals with other sovereign nations. The bureaucrats that have ruined the EU should all be blacklisted. Let them work at the jobs they are best fitted for in hard manual labor.

Some conservative pundits (notably not Rush Limbaugh, not Mark Levin) are wringing their hands.  After all, their own interests lie with the first class cabin jetsetters of the international ruling class who produce nothing but a bunch of self-serving rules to hamper the productive class while enjoying caviar and champagne for themselves. Chief among the ruling class going forward are the Clintons, the Obamas and their sycophants. Trump lives a luxurious lifestyle too, but he earned that money by providing goods and services that people paid for voluntarily, not by using the government to shake down honest hardworking people. Hillary is of course the reigning champion of the shakedown.

A typical example of the chasm separating the ruling class from the bill payers is the attitude on gun control. The rulers and their drones in the media get substantial protection in the form of publicly (or employer) subsidized armed guards wherever they go. Their kids go to private schools with ample security. It is considered tasteless to even mention the families, especially the children who benefit from this special treatment. Indeed a code of ethics shields progeny of the Elite Triad -- politicians, bureaucrats, and media personalities -- from any public scrutiny.

The average citizen gets no such protection. Only the Second Amendment stands in the way of complete control of their lives by the triad. Once again, Donald Trump and his family enjoy a level of security unaffordable by most citizens. But as before, it is paid for by money they have earned in the free market.  That is a big difference. Yet the Trump family strongly backs every citizen’s right to bear arms, while the Triad loathes and fears the Second Amendment and its backers.

One of Obama’s first official acts when he took office on that sad day for America nearly eight years ago, was to return to the Brits a bust of Winston Churchill that had been displayed in the White House -- a gift from the British people. He was the man who stood up and inspired his people to oppose the evil shadow cast over most of Europe. It was truly their finest hour. Compared to that, Brexit is a walk in the park, albeit an important one.

If the American people follow the lead of the Brits, they will elect Donald Trump later this year. I hope one of President Trump’s first official acts is to humbly request the return of that bust of Winston to be displayed proudly for every visitor to the White House to see. In gratitude for standing with us time and again over the years, the Brits deserve all the help we can provide, not that they need much beyond our moral support.

This is in no way meant to disparage our other European friends. They all suffer under the yoke of the authoritarian mindset of the Brussels gang. They should thank the voters of the UK for showing great leadership. Perhaps someday a new EU, properly governed, will emerge. It should be an EU that honors the unique cultures that make up Europe and protects its citizens from infiltration by foreign cultures that seek to destroy Europe.

It is important to address the politically correct critics who call the celebration of Western Culture xenophobic and racist. Of course it is neither. We should proudly embrace our heritage. There is no need to denigrate either the great Asian cultures or even the benign aspects of Islamic cultures. Doubtless, there will be considerable convergence in the coming centuries.

There is no nice way to put this, but there is no reason to let a billion or more Moslems, or anybody else, to force a rapid decline of the values and traditions of America, Europe, Oceana, and much of Asia. This is not religious bigotry. It is not the Islamic theology at stake here. Religious worship is not being threatened. Nobody cares if a Moslem wants to pray five times a day, or fast during Ramadan. Sharia law, on the other hand, is a bridge too far. The cultural norms of too many of the practitioners of this religion are at odds with both Western and Eastern cultural norms. If our nations are swamped with immigrants or refugees steeped in Islamic culture, it will inexorably lead to unwelcome changes. Until we publicly acknowledge this reality, it will be mischaracterized as hatred of the other rather than love of our own.

Defenders of the Brussels plutocracy have cited Churchill’s aspiration for a peaceful and integrated Europe. But surely the liberty loving Prime Minister who fought the Nazis had in mind a very different sort of EU. To argue that a properly governed EU would be a good thing says nothing about what Brexit was about. NATO is the quintessential embodiment of the kind of organization Churchill had in mind. If some of its members have recently been lax in their contributions, surely preservation of the alliance is a worthy cause for American and British leadership to pursue.

We owe Winston Churchill a debt that can never be paid in full. We cannot pay him in person, but we can support his spiritual heirs with our unflagging support. It is too soon to thank Donald Trump. The appropriate word is “please”. So please Mr. Trump -- please make us proud. Make Mr. Churchill proud. Make America and all of Western civilization proud. Make us all great again. Please.

I stayed up late a couple of weeks ago to watch the results of the Brexit vote. I was so proud of our British cousins. The children of Churchill stood up to the Huns once again. Long overdue. The details are not important. Maybe their economy will suffer slightly. But in return, they have reconquered their country. We should stand with them during any hard times that may transpire. It is high time that we negotiate free trade deals with our natural partners. That means the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand -- the so called Anglosphere plus a few more nations like Israel that share our values. Winston wrote and spoke of the history and destiny of the English speaking peoples.

I hope that in a few months President Trump will lead the effort to nurture that natural partnership. I’m sure the whiny Scots and Irish will cheerfully join in once they see the benefits of it outweigh those of the freedom-stifling EU. There should be no political union; just an economic bloc which is capable of negotiating mutually beneficial deals with other sovereign nations. The bureaucrats that have ruined the EU should all be blacklisted. Let them work at the jobs they are best fitted for in hard manual labor.

Some conservative pundits (notably not Rush Limbaugh, not Mark Levin) are wringing their hands.  After all, their own interests lie with the first class cabin jetsetters of the international ruling class who produce nothing but a bunch of self-serving rules to hamper the productive class while enjoying caviar and champagne for themselves. Chief among the ruling class going forward are the Clintons, the Obamas and their sycophants. Trump lives a luxurious lifestyle too, but he earned that money by providing goods and services that people paid for voluntarily, not by using the government to shake down honest hardworking people. Hillary is of course the reigning champion of the shakedown.

A typical example of the chasm separating the ruling class from the bill payers is the attitude on gun control. The rulers and their drones in the media get substantial protection in the form of publicly (or employer) subsidized armed guards wherever they go. Their kids go to private schools with ample security. It is considered tasteless to even mention the families, especially the children who benefit from this special treatment. Indeed a code of ethics shields progeny of the Elite Triad -- politicians, bureaucrats, and media personalities -- from any public scrutiny.

The average citizen gets no such protection. Only the Second Amendment stands in the way of complete control of their lives by the triad. Once again, Donald Trump and his family enjoy a level of security unaffordable by most citizens. But as before, it is paid for by money they have earned in the free market.  That is a big difference. Yet the Trump family strongly backs every citizen’s right to bear arms, while the Triad loathes and fears the Second Amendment and its backers.

One of Obama’s first official acts when he took office on that sad day for America nearly eight years ago, was to return to the Brits a bust of Winston Churchill that had been displayed in the White House -- a gift from the British people. He was the man who stood up and inspired his people to oppose the evil shadow cast over most of Europe. It was truly their finest hour. Compared to that, Brexit is a walk in the park, albeit an important one.

If the American people follow the lead of the Brits, they will elect Donald Trump later this year. I hope one of President Trump’s first official acts is to humbly request the return of that bust of Winston to be displayed proudly for every visitor to the White House to see. In gratitude for standing with us time and again over the years, the Brits deserve all the help we can provide, not that they need much beyond our moral support.

This is in no way meant to disparage our other European friends. They all suffer under the yoke of the authoritarian mindset of the Brussels gang. They should thank the voters of the UK for showing great leadership. Perhaps someday a new EU, properly governed, will emerge. It should be an EU that honors the unique cultures that make up Europe and protects its citizens from infiltration by foreign cultures that seek to destroy Europe.

It is important to address the politically correct critics who call the celebration of Western Culture xenophobic and racist. Of course it is neither. We should proudly embrace our heritage. There is no need to denigrate either the great Asian cultures or even the benign aspects of Islamic cultures. Doubtless, there will be considerable convergence in the coming centuries.

There is no nice way to put this, but there is no reason to let a billion or more Moslems, or anybody else, to force a rapid decline of the values and traditions of America, Europe, Oceana, and much of Asia. This is not religious bigotry. It is not the Islamic theology at stake here. Religious worship is not being threatened. Nobody cares if a Moslem wants to pray five times a day, or fast during Ramadan. Sharia law, on the other hand, is a bridge too far. The cultural norms of too many of the practitioners of this religion are at odds with both Western and Eastern cultural norms. If our nations are swamped with immigrants or refugees steeped in Islamic culture, it will inexorably lead to unwelcome changes. Until we publicly acknowledge this reality, it will be mischaracterized as hatred of the other rather than love of our own.

Defenders of the Brussels plutocracy have cited Churchill’s aspiration for a peaceful and integrated Europe. But surely the liberty loving Prime Minister who fought the Nazis had in mind a very different sort of EU. To argue that a properly governed EU would be a good thing says nothing about what Brexit was about. NATO is the quintessential embodiment of the kind of organization Churchill had in mind. If some of its members have recently been lax in their contributions, surely preservation of the alliance is a worthy cause for American and British leadership to pursue.

We owe Winston Churchill a debt that can never be paid in full. We cannot pay him in person, but we can support his spiritual heirs with our unflagging support. It is too soon to thank Donald Trump. The appropriate word is “please”. So please Mr. Trump -- please make us proud. Make Mr. Churchill proud. Make America and all of Western civilization proud. Make us all great again. Please.