Posted by: Dr Pano Kroko Churchill | June 20, 2017

Friend…

Again, the violet bows to the lily.
Again, the rose is tearing off her gown!
The green ones have come from the other world,
tipsy like the breeze up to some new foolishness.

Again, near the top of the mountain
the anemone’s sweet features appear.
The hyacinth speaks formally to the jasmine,
“Peace be with you.” “And peace to you, lad!

Come walk with me in this meadow.”
Again, there are violets everywhere!
The bud is shy, but the wind removes
her veil suddenly, “My friend!”

The Friend is here like water in the stream,
like a lotus on the water.
The narcissus winks at the wisteria,
“Whenever you say.”

And the clove to the willow, “You are the one
I hope for.” The willow replies, “Consider
these chambers of mine yours. Welcome!”
The apple, “Orange, why the frown?”

“So that those who mean harm
will not see my beauty.”
The ringdove comes asking, “Where,
where is the Friend?”

With one note the nightingale
indicates the rose.
Again, the season of Spring has come
and a spring-source rises under everything,
a moon sliding from the shadows.

Many things must be left unsaid, because it’s late,
but whatever conversation we haven’t had
tonight, we’ll have tomorrow.

–Rumi

Posted by: Dr Pano Kroko Churchill | June 14, 2017

What Would Winston Churchill Do? (Chapter 22)

EMPIRES OF THE MIND 

Empires of the mind are those cultural ideas the live inside the minds of humans. They are the Empires that are made not of brick and mortar, but of the far stronger world of Ideas and Principled Beliefs. Empires of the mind multiply and spread as they go from one host to another as they are communicated and migrating from the brain of one person to another using the modern communications networks like the civilizing influence of modern Internet, ideas like Democracy and the networks that seek to spread that one, and the ‘Telecoms Convergence’ and ‘Communications Revolution’ of the various Social Media, that has allowed our world to shrink to the basic ‘Symmetry and Size’ of the ‘Global Brain’ operating with about the same number of synapses and nodes of communication… as a human brain does.

Empires of the Mind, are very much like Brain Software, as another one of my books explains. There is good software and bad software. As there are good ideas and bad ideas. The good empires of the mind are the ones based on good ideas like Christianity, the Power of Reason, Analytical thinking, Justice, Democracy, and Liberty. And the bad empires of the mind are those that despise slavery, killing, despotism, slavery, savagery, injustice, hate, and destruction of the individual, like Islam demands of it’s adherents and followers. ISIS is an emanation of the Evil Empires of the Mind, much like Islam finds it’s success by spreading from the brain of one host to another, always weakening the mental capacity of the host and often times directing them to kill themselves, just os they can spread this evil virus. That explains the Islamic terrorists, committing suicide by exploding themselves up, hoping to spread their virulent form of hateful ideology to many other disillusioned youths by example. And that’s how you build an evil empire of the mind.

Yet originally the definition of ‘Empires of the Mind’ was defined by none other than Winston Churchill, who clearly stated that the future empires will be the only Empires of the Mind. And we see plenty of evidence of that today, regardless of when we speak of ‘Western Civilization’ or of the ‘American Dream’ or of NATO, or speaking of Chinese Soft Power, and alas when we speak of ISIS, this veritable Empire of the Mind Caliphate without geographical borders and without any of the traditional vestiges of the Empire, but with terrible presence inside more than 92 countries already.

 

 

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But we digress… and we need to go back to our timeline as guided by the times and life of Winston getting into his maturity…

‘Res ipsa loquitur’ is all the Latin language skill young pupil Winston Churchill ever needed, or bothered to learn, and actually memorize. This is only significant because he used this phrase as ‘this thing that actually speaks for itself’ often enough, after having given up on speaking to the ‘Mensa’ from his early Harrow schooling days….

Indeed now that he had found his “metier” in studying the things that he liked to do with his Life; and specifically the skills of Leadership & Statesmanship — Winston Churchill thrived. He not only thrived but he started the practice of really immersing himself in all the things he was exposed to amidst the Military Arts, because he loved the method of teaching at Sandhurst, the disciplined approach to battle strategy learning, the constant regimental exercises, and the fighting & sporting equestrian lifestyle of the Royal Military Academy of Sandhurst where he was learning how to be a Cavalry officer and a soldier of the Empire.

Indeed ‘Res Ipsa Loquitur’ he always thereafter translated for his listeners, means “the thing speaks for itself” and that explains the sea change that came upon Winston Churchill and turned him from an indifferent devious young cad, to a real student, and a smart bright young officer cadet. ‘Res ipsa loquitur’ otherwise known in strong & simple Anglosaxon language, as ‘the proof is in the pudding.’

For the first time he stopped joking, or simply horsing-around, and instead started studying in earnest. He simply did this, because at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst the lessons started and ended with the things he loved: Strategy & Tactics. And thereafter his learning simply consisted of Strategic Thinking, Tactical warfare, Preparations for battle, Operations, Logistics, Positioning, Fortification, Topography, Battle plans, and Military Law.

Notably, Winston learned how to lead men into war, how to fight on horseback, how to mount campaigns, and he also learned how to blow up bridges, and overcome breastworks. Yet he also constructed masonry fortifications, that in turn he was able to destroy with mobile field artillery, and he also learned how to make road reconnaissances, and how to work out all of his battle plans on actual topographically correct, contoured maps.

Here is where he came to study the Art of War, and Leadership of men. And this he accomplished rather well.

Yet, he also learned so much more…

 

 

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Churchill, loved the subject of his study to bits, and indeed the wars he loved to study, were not only the ancient Greek-Persian wars, and specifically the battle of the 300 at Thermopylae, or the battle of Marathon, and that defining battle for Western Civilization, the Battle of Salamis — but also the most modern battles of his time, such as the American wars of independence and beyond.

Of course Winston Churchill loved the study of the ancient Peloponnesian Wars, and he also studied carefully the Roman wars of Julius Caesar, but he loved the study of the American battles because he saw the Americans as innovators and kindred folk of his Mother.

He spent a lot of time studying the more recent battles of the European Wars, including the battle of Blenheim and the two pivotal battles of Poitiers. Winston Churchill first developed his distrust towards Islam, after studying the first Battle of Poitiers, of 732 AD now known alternatively as the first battle of Poitiers, or the Battle of Tours, to distinguish it from the second battle of Poitiers that happened some 600 years later. The Battle of Tours followed two decades of Militant Islamic Jihad summed up as the “Umayyad” conquests in Europe which had begun with the invasion of the Visigothic Christian Kingdoms of the Iberian Peninsula in 711 AD and the bypassing and displacement of the Eastern Roman Empire centered in Constantinople and renamed as the Eastern Roman Empire of Byzantium, with it’s Greek language, leadership, and Christian religion, of a strong humanistic and humanitarian custom.

The battle of Poitiers represents the end of the original militant muslim jihadist conquest of Europe, that had started by Islamic settlers, traders, and refugees; when all these were followed by raids and full fledged military expeditions into the heart of Europe as far North as Bordeaux, Paris, Tours, and all the Frankish territories of then Gaul. Gaul or ‘Gallia’ being today’s France and large parts of Germany – at the time were all provinces of the Holy Roman Empire and were fully Christianized. The area that was Gaul extended far, into what are the modern neighboring countries of France. Generally, Gaul is considered the home, from about the eighth century B.C., of ancient Celts who spoke a Gallic language. People known as Ligurians had lived there before the Celts migrated from eastern Europe. Some areas of Gaul had been colonized by the Greeks, especially Nikea modern Nice, Massilia modern Marseilles, and Paris.

This is what the Muslim Umayyad military campaigns wanted to conquer in order to occupy the great European cities and their centers of learning, their wealthy monasteries serving as the first Universities, like ‘Le Sorbonne’ in Paris, the fertile lands, and to also gain the productive agricultural regions and populate them with their People who were pushed due North because of another spell of dry weather and food scarcity in the Northern African and the Middle Eastern lands. The Muslim plan for Europe was to swiftly change the religion and the culture of Europe, in order to build the Great Islamic Caliphate of Europe and Maghreb, and rule it in dynastic succession through the particularly strong method of nepotism and corruption that is so much part of that failed Muslim culture.

Yet, like many other Conquerors of ancient Europe through the Ages — the Muslim Arabs and the Saracens under the control of the Umayyad Caliphs, sought to unify all of Europe using their sharp Damascene curved swords, and the banners of their cultish religion.  And they nearly succeeded, because they came uncomfortably close to bringing all of us, under their foot as they sought to conquer all of the European petty bickering kingdoms, And that is why they mounted their most vicious war of conquest against the Frankish Kings, dukes, and princes, because they were all vastly divided and hating each other.  If this reminds you of anything going on today — holler. Indeed, more heads of nobles, royals, dukes, priests, bishops, and other leading Europeans — rolled away from their bodies, and off their shoulders, serrated by Arab swords — at this time. Far more people lost their heads under the Arab European conquest, than at any other time in history. That must be a nice reminder of the civilizing influence of Islam being the ‘Religion of Peace’ all the cunning Muslim liars keep telling the silly people who still believe them today, and who admit them into their homes unwittingly…

 

 

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Decapitating the heads of the population was the ‘Modus Operandi’ of the Muslim invaders, because they knew that this was indeed the easiest way to turn the people into sheep and rule them forever. Stalin learned this nifty trick from the Muslim invaders of Europe and used it, in order to kill-off all the Polish leadership from his half of the country, by machine gunning them when he moved them as prisoners in the forests of Katyn. This is what this Asiatic communist monster did, when he overrun Poland after the secret agreement between Hitler and himself, to divide her ‘flesh’ amongst them, like a couple of hyenas splitting up a corpse. This was the barbarity that he learned from the Muslim conquerors and Stalin thought it wise to emulate and apply on the innocent peaceful and vanquished Poles. And this is what started the Second World War, more than anything else.

The vast cultural divide between the Monsters and the Innocents is insurmountable, same as it is between Western Civilization and the Communism and Islam, as the looming barbarism of the East. Talk about an Empire of the Mind… fighting another evil empire of the mind.

But don’t despair. There are still people practicing this form of mayhem and decapitation today. And some of them do this in a metaphorical sense — yet very much like some modern era conquerors who seek to turn people into ‘sheeple’ in order to enslave them and rule over them. It is here that you should feel free to fill in the gaps with your favorite culprits, like the Globalists, the Communists, the Socialists, or the Democrats of the DNC today.

Yet back to the Muslim Conquest of Europe — the scale of decapitations of clueless and innocent Europeans, by the Ummayyad Muslims, who were vicious, murderous, and quite numerous, remains unparalleled in human history. And they of course, were quite successful in their campaign of terror. Much like ISIS is today. An Empire of the Mind, starts by controlling the minds of the people and focusing them upon that thing they want you to focus on. Namely Fear and Obedience. That is how the Muslims pushed northward into the heart of France then and that is how they do it today. Back then, the Umayyad controlled large parts of Gaul, the Aquitaine, Burgundy, and even Normandy; through rapid raids, and pirate sorties, that they advanced in order to soften-up their targets, and then they followed  with major military engagements that led to the sieges of fortified cities, and invariably engaged in massive decapitations, mass rape, mass looting, bloody mayhem, and complete sacking of the wealthy upland cities falling in their hands. And fall they did. Strongly fortified cities, like the richest city of France — Bordeaux, capitulated and had the whole lot of their population decapitated, slaughtered, and murdered. And the Muslims left a few survivors, so they can tell the horrible story to others, so that the rest of the Cities will not resist their terrible fate, and thus willingly open their gates, in order to be sacked, and their citizens become enslaved, abused, raped, mauled, and sold off into the slave trade, or exploited as slaves without rights, forever. This was their ‘Modus Operandi’ because the Muslims, then as they are now — were engaged in a vast Terror campaign in order to first enslave the Minds and the Hearts of the population, before they took over their homes and their hearths. And this pattern of rapid conquest, served them well for a few hundred years, until the people cottoned on to that reality, and woke up to fight. This is what happened in Gaul back then when the Muslims, started a full scale raid on Autun. By now the Muslim armies, were vying to conquer the rest of France, and Europe, as they had met only limited resistance from the divided Franks. It was a rather dicey situation and the Muslims took complete advantage of that.

In retrospect we recognize, that should they had succeeded in completing their conquest of Gaul, then, there would be nothing to stop them from crossing the channel and invade England in order to conquer London itself, another wealthy city of the time, that they had set their sights upon. The Muslim armies, were also known to target Germanic, because they had with them good river fording engineers among their military personnel, in order to be able to rapidly construct wooden bridges on barges, that would allow them to ford and cross the rivers Elbe and the Rhine, and thus conquer the Germanic Saxon Christian lands as well. All in order to fulfill their ancient aim of a global Umma of religious Islam, where the whole world would live under strict Islamic Sharia law in blind obedience to a Muslim Theocratic leader. That is what they had in mind, based on the maps they left behind, when their camp, their Caliph’s tent, and their baggage train, were all overrun by the Christian cavalry, at the battle of Poitiers, and that is why the name of their dynasty is Ummayad. Because ‘Umma’ means the whole lot of the community of Muslims. All the faithful, as compared to the Infidels, and as bound together by their ties to this servile cult that is their form of religion, and as distinguished by the infidels. Indeed the distinction between the Muslims and the infidels is so strong in the description of Umma,  and their faith — that the good Muslim, have the duty to terrorize, decapitate, enslave, and eventually convert all the infidels to their own faith. That is what makes Islam dangerous, and that is why in this case ‘Yad’ means the ‘hand’ and that is why, when put together the word ‘UmmaYad’ means the ‘hand of Umma.’ This was also the nom-de-guerre of one of Muhammed soldiers, and thus the members of the Muslim dynasty that ruled the whole of the Islamic world as Caliphs, from 661 AD to 750 AD, and thereafter ruled the European Caliphate through Moorish Spain and the Maghreb, from 756 AD to 1031 AD. This virulent Muslim dynasty alternatively also claimed descent from Umayya, a distant relative and soldier of Muhammad.

The decimated Christians of Europe understood that the Muslims, had to be stopped, before they completed their conquest of Gaul, because otherwise — if they were allowed to do that, then the last remaining Christian kingdom would have been Byzantium. And as we all know, that would have been overrun quickly, when surrounded by the Muslims — as indeed it happened some 700 years later. That was when the Ottomans were laying siege on Vienna itself, on their Second European War of Conquest — this time having come streaming into Europe, through the conquered Balkans. Does this remind anyone of the Muslim hordes streaming into Europe by the Millions between the years 2010 and today?

And could that be the Empire of the Mind that the modern version of the European Caliphate seeks to create in line with ISIS, and the Wahhabi cult of Islam?  Here is why the significance of the battle of Poitiers cannot be overestimated; and as Edward Gibbon the historian that Churchill loved above all others, clearly stated, about what is at stake from this battle: “A victorious line of march had been prolonged above a thousand miles from the rock of Gibraltar to the banks of the Loire; the repetition of an equal space would have carried the Muslim Saracens to the confines of Poland and the Highlands of Scotland, because the Rhine is not more impassable than the Nile, or Euphrates, and the Arabian fleet might have sailed without a naval combat into the mouth of the river Thames. Perhaps the interpretation of the Qur’an would now be taught in the schools of Oxford, and her pulpits might demonstrate to a circumcised people the sanctity and truth of the revelation of Muhammed.” Certainly, the Islamic invasions were an enormous danger to Christianity and Western Civilization and Culture, during the window of 721 AD from Toulouse to 737 AD, and the Arab defeat at Narbonne. But the window was closing fast, because the unified Caliphate collapsed into civil war in 750 AD at the Battle of the Zab, which left the Umayyad dynasty literally wiped out except for the Princes who escaped to Africa, and then Iberia, where they established the Umayyad Emirate, in opposition to the Abbasid Caliphate leading the Muslims and all the ‘faithful’ from Baghdad in today’s Iraq.

In short, we dodged a right bullet here…

 

 

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The Battle of Poitiers, also called the Battle of Tours took place on the 10th of October 732 AD. The same battle was called “The Battle of the Palace of the Martyrs” (Arabic: معركة بلاط الشهداء‎, Ma’arakat Balāṭ ash-Shuhadā’‎), by the losing Arabs, because they lost so many warriors that they had to glorify them and memorialize them if they had any hope of further recruitment. Because indeed the vast majority of the Arab cavalry fighters were killed along with the head of their Caliphate, the Emir-King Abdul Rahman Al Gafiqi. This is why they were called “Martyrs” by the losing side. Overall, the battle was fought between the Frankish and Burgundian forces arrayed under Charles Martel, and positioned against a great army of the Umayyad Caliphate led by the Emir ‘Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi’ governor-general, of the ‘Al Andalus,’ the Iberian Muslim Arabic kingdom of the Maghreb. The battle of Poitiers was fought in the heart of the French soil, in an area between the cities of Poitiers and Tours, in northern France, near the village of “Moussais-la-Bataille” resting about 20 kilometres northeast of today’s Poitiers. The location of the battle was close to the border between the then Frankish realm and the then independent Aquitaine. The battle turned and the warring Franks were victorious. ‘Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi’ the Islamic king was slayed, as were most of his fighters. Thereafter the victorious King Charles continued to advance and thus extended his authority in the South, all the way into the weakened parts of the Al Andalus Iberian stronghold…

 

 

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Contemporary chroniclers, who interpreted the outcome of the battle as divine judgment in his favour, gave Charles the nickname Martel, as in the latin ‘Martellus’ meaning ‘The Hammer.’ The later historical chroniclers along with the pre-20th century historians also praised Charles Martel, as the great champion of Christianity, because they characterized this battle of Tours (or Poitiers), as the decisive turning point in the struggle against Islam in Europe. And indeed they were correct because in hindsight, a struggle which managed to allow the space for the further development of the Empire of the Mind that is the Western Civilization of today, and it also allowed and preserved Christianity as the religion of Europe and the Western World. According to modern military historian Victor Davis Hanson, “most of the 18th and 19th century historians, like Edward Gibbon, saw Poitiers (Tours), as a landmark battle that marked the high tide of the Muslim advance into Europe.” Leopold von Ranke felt that “Poitiers was the turning point of one of the most important epochs in the history of the world.”

There is little dispute that the battle helped lay the foundations of the Carolingian Empire and Frankish domination of Europe for the next centuries. Still most historians agree that “the establishment of Christian Frankish power in western Europe, shaped that continent’s destiny and the Battle of Tours (or Poitiers) in 732 AD, confirmed that power.” Yet it was this pivotal moment when Charles’s victory against the Muslims came and this is what is widely believed to have fully stopped the northward advance of the Muslim Jihadist Umayyad forces streaming out from the conquered and therefore Islamic Iberian Peninsula, and thus we have managed to preserve Christianity in Europe during a period when the virulent and vigorous Muslim tide was overrunning all the remaining vestiges of the old Greco-Roman, the Byzantine, and the Persian Empires.

 

 

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The two vastly different armies; represented by the vast armada of the darkly attired Muslims, on one side, and the luminously dressed and boldly white clothed Christians on the other side, met at the intersection where the rivers Clain and Vienne join-up, between the ancient cities of Tours and Poitiers. The exact number of troops in each army is not precisely known, but as the Mozarabic Chronicle of 754, a Latin contemporary source which describes the battle in greater detail than any other Latin or Arabic source, states: “The people of Austrasia [the Frankish European forces], fought against a Muslim force far greater in number of soldiers and cavalry and formidably armed, yet the Europeans quickly killed the Muslim king “Abd ar-Rahman” and turned the battle in their favor. This pivotal military anomaly, in the turning of a battle by decapitating it’s leadership, agrees with the many Arab and Muslim historians, virtually all of which estimate the Europeans with only 30,000 men at arms, being woefully inadequate in force numbering far less than half and maybe about a quarter of the Muslim military force. Yet the Christian Frankish and allied forces, were led well by King Charles, and by being disciplined, and well organized managed to withstand the cavalry charges of the Muslim cavalry and footmen, and then turned the numerical superiority of the enemy into a disadvantage by swinging their wings in a turning battle that led to the defeat of the far greater number of crowded Islamic Jihadist forces. The Europeans by closing in their wings, boxed-in the enemy’s cavalry and slaughtered them all along with their King, putting to end this battle in such a terminal way, as to have the Muslims  completely rooted, annihilated, and overrun. It is significant to mention that the Europeans rejoiced at this Victory, after so many years having suffered a series of humiliating defeats amidst the constant onslaught of the tide from the Muslim & Arab Jihadists who enslaved and put to sword all of the territories that their contemporary European sovereigns had lost over the last few decades. Now after the battle of Poitiers the Frankish King and the Europeans finally got their revenge once and for all…

Charles, the Christian leader was merciful and magnanimous, yet his armies could not be restrained and upon Victory continued the slaughter indiscriminately until they were restrained by Charles Martel, after the battlefield had become muddy from the spilled blood of human and horse. Such is the severity of war that no quarter was given in this battle of Civilization, that to this day is remembered as the greatest battle of Christendom.

With the victory at Poitiers, the Europeans were finally stemming their territorial losses and thus managed to finally put an end to the Arab conquest, and the Islamization of Europe, in such a defining way, that the Battle of Poitiers is considered the defining “Full Stop” of the Muslim Jihadist Arab Army’s expansionary European conquest. The generalized bloodshed was such that the Muslim historians call this the “The battle of the Place of Martyrs” because of the large number of Muslim warriors that were put to the sword, and that is where the beginning of the modern myth of the Muslim “Martyrs” receiving 72 virgins and giant plates of rice-pilaf, really got started. After this total rooting of the Islamic forces in Europe — the recruitment drive of the Muslim jihad had to rekindle itself and they came up with this piece of malarkey, promising the jihadists a Paradise that is similar to the Earthly delights they hoped to get through the conquest and enslavement of all the European people.
Good thing it turned pear-shaped for them, and all the Muslim fighters at Poitiers were displaced to Hell or whatever place is reserved in the afterlife, for all those seeking to terrorize, decapitate, and enslave free people all over this good God’s Green Earth.

 

 

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And here is how the Vatican Latin library recalls the Battle of Poitiers and that is how Winston Churchill had studied the :battle in his time as well, always form the best original sources as masticated by Historians like Gibbon and other notables.

“BATTLE OF TOURS (732 A.D.)

The Battle of Tours (often called the Battle of Poitiers, but not to be confused with the Battle of Poitiers, 1356) was fought on October 10, 732 between forces under the Frankish leader Charles Martel and a massive invading Islamic army led by Emir Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi Abd al Rahman, near the city of Tours, France. During the battle, the Franks defeated the Islamic army and Emir Abd er Rahman was killed. This battle stopped the northward advance of Islam from the Iberian peninsula, and is considered by most historians to be of macrohistorical importance, in that it halted the Islamic conquests, and preserved Christianity as the controlling faith in Europe, during a period in which Islam was overrunning the remains of the old Roman and Persian Empires.

Combatants

Franks, led by Charles Martel. Estimates of the Frankish army defending Gaul vary, but by most accounts were between 15,000 and 75,000. Losses according to St. Denis were about 1,500.

Muslims, between 60,000 and 400,000 cavalry, (most likely closer to the lower number) under Abd er Rahman; besides source differences, this army is difficult to estimate in size, since it was often fractured into raiding parties to carry out the pillaging and plundering of various richly cultured Frankish centers; however, the entire Muslim army was present at Tours by Arab accounts. During the six days he waited to begin the Battle, Abd er Rahman recalled all those columns raiding and pillaging, so that on the seventh day, when by both eastern and western accounts the Battle began, both armies were at full strength.

Prelude

The Muslims in northern Spain had easily overrun Septimania, had set up a capital at Narbonne which they called Arbuna, giving its largely Arian inhabitants honorable terms, and quickly pacified the south and for some years threatened Frankish territories. Duke Odo of Aquitaine, also known as Eudes the Great, had decisively defeated a major invasion force in 721 at the Battle of Toulouse, but Arab raids continued, in 725 reaching as far as the city of Autun in Burgundy. Threatened by both the Arabs in the south and by the Franks in the north, in 730 Eudes allied himself with Uthman ibn Naissa, called “Munuza” by the Franks, the Berber emir in what would later become Catalonia. As a gage, Uthman was given Eudes’s daughter Lampade in marriage to seal the alliance, and Arab raids across the Pyrenees, Eudes’ southern border, ceased [1].

However, the next year, Uthman rebelled against the governor of al-Andalus, Abd er Rahman. Abd er Rahman quickly crushed the revolt, and next directed his attention against the traitor’s former ally, Eudes. According to one unidentified Arab, “That army went through all places like a desolating storm.” Duke Eudes (called King by some), collected his army at Bordeaux, but was defeated, and Bordeaux was plundered. The slaughter of Christians at the River Garonne was evidently horrific; Isidorus Pacensis commented that “solus Deus numerum morientium vel pereuntium recognoscat”, ‘God alone knows the number of the slain’ (Chronicon). The Muslim horsemen then utterly devastated that portion of Gaul, their own histories saying the “faithful pierced through the mountains, tramples over rough and level ground, plunders far into the country of the Franks, and smites all with the sword, insomuch that when Eudo came to battle with them at the River Garonne, and fled.” Eudes appealed to the Franks for assistance, which Charles Martel only granted after Eudes agreed to submit to Frankish authority.

In 732, the Arab advance force was proceeding north toward the River Loire having already outpaced their supply train and a large part of their army. Essentially, having easily destroyed all resistance in that part of Gaul, the invading army had split off into several raiding parties, simply looting and destroying, while the main body advanced more slowly. A military explanation for why Eudes was defeated so easily at Bordeaux, after having won 11 years earlier at Battle of Toulouse, was simple. At Toulouse, Eudes managed a basic surprise attack against an overconfident and unprepared foe, all of whose defensive works were aimed inward, while he attacked from the outside. The Arab cavalary never got a chance to mobilize and meet him in open battle. At Bordeaux, they did, and resulted in absolute devastation of Eudes army, almost all of whom were killed, with minimal losses to the Muslims. Eudes forces, like other European troops of that era, lacked stirrups, and therefore had no armoured cavalry. Virtually all of their troops were infantry. The Muslim heavy cavalry broke the Christian infantry in their first charge, and then simply slaughtered them at will as they broke and ran. The invading force then went on to devastate southern Gaul, preparing it for complete conquest. One of the major raiding parties advanced on Tours. A possible motive, according to the second continuator of Fredegar, was the riches of the Abbey of Saint Martin of Tours, the most prestigious and holiest shrine in western Europe at the time. Upon hearing this, Austrasia Mayor of the Palace Charles Martel, collected his army of an estimated 15-75,000 veterans, and marched south avoiding the old Roman roads hoping to take the Muslims by surprise.

Location

Despite the great importance of this battle, its exact location remains unknown. Most historians assume that the two armies met each other where the rivers Clain and Vienne join between Tours and Poitiers.

The battle

Charles chose to begin the battle in a defensive, phalanx-like formation. According to the Arabian sources they drew up in a large square. Certainly, given the disparity between the armies, in that the Franks were mostly infantry, all without armour, against mounted and Arab armored or mailed horsemen, (the Berbers were less heavily protected) Charles Martel fought a brilliant defensive battle. In a place and time of his choosing, he met a far superior force, and defeated it.

For six days, the two armies watched each other with just minor skirmishes. The Muslims waited for their full strength to arrive, which it did, but they were still uneasy. No good general, and Abd er Rahman was one, liked to let his opponent pick the ground and conditions for battle — and Martel had done both. Creasy says, and his theory is probably best, that the Muslims best strategic choice would have been to simply decline battle, depart with their loot, garrisoning the captured towns in southern Gaul, and return when they could force Martel to a battleground more to their liking, one that maximized the huge advantage they had of the first true “knights” mailed and amoured horsemen — the Franks, without stirrups in wide use, had to depend on unarmoured foot soldiers. Martel gambled everything that Abd er Rahman would in the end feel compelled to battle, and to go on and loot Tours. Neither of them wanted to attack. The Franks were well dressed for the cold, and had the terrain advantage. The Arabs were not as prepared for the intense cold, but did not want to attack what they thought might be a numerically superior Frankish army. (most historians believe it was not) Essentially, the Arabs wanted the Franks to come out in the open, while the Franks, formed in a tightly packed defensive formation, wanted them to come uphill, into the trees, (negating at once some of the advantages of their cavalry). It became a waiting game, which Martel won. The fight commenced on the seventh day, as Abd er Rahman did not want to postpone the battle indefinitely.

The Emir Abd er Rahman trusted the tactical superiority of his cavalry, and had them charge repeatedly. This time the faith the Muslims had in their cavalry, armed with their long lances and swords which had brought them victory in previous battles, was not justified.

In one of the rare instances where medieval infantry stood up against cavalry charges, the disciplined Frankish soldiers withstood the assaults, though according to Arab sources, the Arab cavalry several times broke into the interior of the Frankish square. But despite this, Franks did not break, and it is probably best expressed by a translation of an Arab account of the battle from the Medieval Source Book: “And in the shock of the battle the men of the North seemed like North a sea that cannot be moved. Firmly they stood, one close to another, forming as it were a bulwark of ice; and with great blows of their swords they hewed down the Arabs. Drawn up in a band around their chief, the people of the Austrasians carried all before them. Their tireless hands drove their swords down to the breasts of the foe.”

It might have been different, however, had the Muslim forces remained under control. According to Muslim accounts of the battle, in the midst of the fighting on the second day, scouts from the Franks began to raid the camp and supply train (including slaves and other plunder). A large portion of the army broke off and raced back to their camp to save their plunder. What appeared to be a retreat soon became one. While attempting to restore order to his men, who had managed to break into the defensive square, Abd er Rahman was surrounded by Franks and killed.

According to a Frankish source, the battle lasted one day. Frankish histories claim that when the rumor went through the Arab army that Frankish cavalry threatened the booty they had taken from Bordeaux, (Charles supposedly had sent scouts to cause chaos in the Muslim base camp, and free as many of the slaves as possible, hoping to draw off part of his foe, it succeeded beyond his wildest dreams), many of the Muslim Cavalry returned to their camp. This, to the rest of the Muslim army, appeared to be a full-scale retreat, and soon it was one. Both histories agree that while attempting to stop the retreat, Abd er Rahman became surrounded, which led to his death, and the Muslims returned to their camp.

The next day, when the Muslims did not renew the battle, the Franks feared an ambush. Only after extensive reconnaissance by Frankish soldiers of the Muslim camp was it discovered that the Muslims had retreated during the night.

Aftermath

The Arab army retreated south over the Pyrenees. Charles earned his nickname Martel, meaning hammer, in this battle. He continued to drive the Muslims from France in subsequent years. After Eudes died, who had been forced to acknowledge, albeit reservedly, the suzerainty of Charles in 719, his son wished independence. Though Charles wished to unite the duchy directly to himself and went there to elicit the proper homage of the Aquitainians, the nobility proclaimed Odo’s son, Hunold, whose dukedom Charles recognised when the Arabs invaded Provence the next year. Hunold, who originally resisted acknowledging Charles as overlord, had no choice when the Muslims returned.

In 736 the Caliphate launched another massive invasion — this time by sea. This naval Arab invasion was headed by Abdul Rahman’s son. It landed in Narbonne in 736 and took Arles. Charles, the conflict with Hunold put aside, descended on the Provençal strongholds of the Muslims. In 736, he retook Montfrin and Avignon, and Arles and Aix-en-Provence with the help of Liutprand, King of the Lombards. Nîmes, Agde, and Béziers, held by Isalm since 725, fell to him and their fortresses destroyed. He smashed a Muslim force at the River Berre, and prepared to meet their primary invasion force at Narbonne. He defeated a mighty host outside of that city, using for the first time, heavy cavalry of his own, which he used in coordination with his planax. He crushed the Muslim army, though outnumbered, but failed to take the city. Provence, however, he successfully rid of its foreign occupiers.

Notable about these campaigns was Charles’ incorporation, for the first time, of heavy cavalry with stirrups to augment his phalanx. His ability to coordinate infantry and cavalry veterans was unequaled in that era and enabled him to face superior numbers of invaders, and decisively defeat them again and again. Some historians believe Narbonne in particular was as imporant a victory for Christian Europe as Tours. Charles was that rarest of commonities in the dark ages: a brilliant stategic general, who also was a tactical commander par excellance, able in the crush and heat of battle to adapt his plans to his foes forces and movement — and amazingly, defeated them repeatedly, especially when, as at Tours, they were far superior in men and weaponry, and at Berre and Narbonne, when they were superior in numbers of brave fighting men. Charles had the last quality which defines genuine greatness in a military commander: he foresaw the dangers of his foes, and prepared for them with care; he used ground, time, place, and fierce loyalty of his troops to offset his foes superior weaponry and tactics; third, he adapted, again and again, to the enemy on the battlefield, cooly shifting to compensate for the foreseen and unforeseeable.

The importance of these campaigns, Tours and the later campaigns of 736-7 in putting an end to Muslim bases in Gaul, and any immediate ability to expand Islamic influence in Europe, cannot be overstated. Gibbons and his generation of historians, and the majority of modern experts agree with them that they were unquestionably decisive in world history. Despite these victories, the Arabs remained in control of Narbonne and Septimania for another 27 years, but could not expand further than that. The treaties reached earlier with the local population stood firm and were further consolidated in 734 when the governor of Narbonne, Yusuf ibn ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Fihri, concluded agreements with several towns on common defense arrangements against the encroachments of Charles Martel, who had systematically brought the south to heel as he extended his domains. He believed, and rightly so, that it was vital to keep the Muslims in Iberia, and not allow them a foothold in Gaul itself. Though he won the battle of Narbonne when the army there came out to meet him, Charles failed in his attempt to take Narbonne by siege in 737, when the city was jointly defended by its Muslim Arab and Christian Visigoth citizens. It was left to his son, Pippin the short, to force the city’s surrender, in 759, and to drive the Arabs completely back to Iberia, and bring Narbonne into the Frankish Domains. His Grandson, Charlamagne, became the first Christian ruler to actually begin what would be called the Reconquista from Europe proper. In the east of the peninsula the Frankish emperors established the Marca Hispanica across the Pyrenees in part of what today is Catalonia, reconquering Girona in 785 and Barcelona in 801. This formed a buffer zone against Islam across the Pyrenees.

In Western history

Christian contemporaries, from Bede to Theophanes carefully recorded the battle and were keen to spell out what they saw as its implications. Later scholars, such as Edward Gibbon, would contend that had Martel fallen, the Moors would have easily conquered a divided Europe. Gibbon wrote that “A victorious line of march had been prolonged above a thousand miles from the rock of Gibraltar to the banks of the Loire; the repetition of an equal space would have carried the Saracens to the confines of Poland and the Highlands of Scotland; the Rhine is not more impassable than the Nile or Euphrates, and the Arabian fleet might have sailed without a naval combat into the mouth of the Thames. Perhaps the interpretation of the Qur’an would now be taught in the schools of Oxford, and her pulpits might demonstrate to a circumcised people the sanctity and truth of the revelation of Muhammed.” Certainly, the Islamic invasions were an enormous danger during the window of 721 from Toulouse to 737 at the Arab defeat at Narbonne. But the window was closing. The unified Caliphate collapsed into civil war in 750 at the Battle of the Zab which left the Umayyad dynasty literally wiped out except for the Princes who escaped to Africa, and then Iberia, where they established the Umayyad Emirate in opposition to the Abbasid Caliph in Baghdad.

Both ancient, mid, and modern historians agree that Martel was the father of western heavy cavalry, and literally stole the technoloy from his slain foe! He had no trouble using his enemies tools against them, no pride stopped him from seizing any advantage he could in defending his faith, his father’s home and homeland, and his people, from what he saw was a danger that would destroy them if not checked. His foresight in moving to strike first, to stop them short of his “front door,” reminds one of Winston Churchill’s famous statement, that “it is better to fight in your neighbors back yard, than have to defend your own front door.” In 5 short years, from the Battle of Tours, to the Battle of Narbonne, he fathered western heavy cavalry, and used it in conjunction with his planax with devastating effect.

In the modern era, Norwich, the most widely read authority on the Eastern Roman Empire, says the Franks halting Muslim Expansion at Tours literally preserved Christianity as we know it. A more realistic viewpoint may be found in Barbarians, Marauders, and Infidels by Antonio Santosuosso, Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Western Ontario, and considered an expert historian in the era in dispute in this article. It was published in 2004, and has quite an interesting modern expert opinion on Charles Martel, Tours, and the subsequent campaigns against Rahman’s successor in 736-737. Santosuosso makes a compelling case that these defeats of invading Muslim Armies, were at least as important as Tours in their defense of western Christianity, and the preservation of those Christian monastaries and centers of learning which ultimately led Europe out of the dark ages. He also makes a compelling case that while Tours was unquestionably of macrohistorical importance, the later battles were at least equally so. Both invading forces defeated in those campaigns had come to set up permanent outposts for expansion, and there can be no doubt that these three defeats combined broke the back of European expansion by Islam while the Caliphate was still united. While some modern assessments of the battle’s impact have backed away from the extreme of Gibbon’s position, Gibbons’s conjecture is supported by other historians such as Edward Shepard Creasy and William E. Watson. Most modern historians such as Norwich and Santosuosso generally support the concept of Tours as a macrohistorical event favoring western civilization and Christianity . Military writers such as Robert W. Martin, “The Battle of Tours is still felt today”, also argue that Tours was such a turning point in favor of western civilization and Christianity that its aftereffect remains to this day.

In Arab history

Contemporary Arab historians and chroniclers are much more interested in the second Umayyad siege Arab defeat at Constantinople in 718, which ended in a disastrous defeat. After the first Arab siege of Constantinople (674-678) ended in complete failure, the Arabs Umayyad Caliphate attempted a second decisive attack on the city. An 80,000 strong army led by Maslama, the brother of Caliph Umar II, crossed the Bosporus from Anatolia to besiege Constantinople by land, while a massive fleet of Arab war galleys, estimated between 1,800 and 2,000, sailed into the Sea of Marmara to the south of the city. Fortunately for the Byzantines, the great chain kept the fleet from entering the inner harbor, and the Arab galleys were unable to sail up the Bosporus as they were under constant attack and harassment by the Greek fleet, who used Greek fire to level the differences in numbers. (The Byzantine fleet was less than a third of the Arab, but Greek fire swiftly evened the numbers). Emperor Leo III was able to use the famed Walls of Constantinople to his advantage and the Arab army was unable to breach them. (it must be noted that Bulgar forces had come to the aid of the Byzantines, and constantly harassed the Muslim army, and definitely disrupted resupply to the point that much of the army was close to starvation by the time the siege was abandoned. Some Muslim historians have argued that had the Caliph recalled his armies from Europe to aid in the siege, the city might have been taken by land, despite the legendary walls – such a recall would have doubled the army laying siege, allowed a full attack while still beating off Bulgar forces attempting to end the siege by harassing the army from outside while the defenders held the walls.

Some contemporary historians argue that had the Arabs actually wished to conquer Europe they could easily have done so. Essentially these historians argue that the Arabs were not interested enough to mount a major invasion, because Northern Europe at that time was considered to be a socially, culturally and economically backward area with little to interest any invaders. Some western scholars, such as Bernard Lewis, agree with this stance, though they are in a minority.

This is also disputed by Arab histories of the period circa 722-850 which mentioned the Franks more than any other Christian people save the Byzantines, (The Arabian chronicles were compiled and translated into Spanish by José Antonio Conde, in his “Historia de la Dominación de los Árabes en España”, published at Madrid in 1820, and in dealing specifically with this period, the Arab chronicles discuss the Franks as one of two non-Muslim Powers then concerning the Caliphate). Further, this is disputed by the records of the Islamic raids into India and other non-Muslim states for loot and converts. Given the great wealth in Christian shrines such as the one at Tours, Islamic expansion into that area would have been likely had it not been sharply defeated in 732, 736, and 737 by Martel, and internal strife in the Islamic world prevented later efforts. Other relevant evidence of the importance of this battle lies in Islamic expansion into all other regions of the old Roman Empire — except for Europe, and what was retained by Byzantium, the Caliphate took all of the old Roman and Persian Empires. It is not likely Gaul would have been spared save by the campaigns by, and the loyalty of, Charles Martel’s veteran Frankish Army. Finally, it ignores that 4 separate Emirs of al-Andalus, over a 25 year period used a Fatwa from the Caliph to levy troops from all provinces of Africa, Syria, and even Turkomens who were beginning conversion, to raise 4 huge invading armies, well supplied and equipped, with the intention of permanent expansion across the Pyrenees into Europe. No such later attempts however were made as conflict between the Umayyad Emirate of Iberia and the Abbasid Caliphate in Baghdad prevented a unified assault on Europe.

Given the importance Arab histories of the time placed on the death of Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi Abd al Rahman and the defeat in Gaul, and the subsequent defeat and destruction of Muslim bases in what is now France, it seems reasonably certain that this battle did have macrohistorical importance in stopping westward Islamic expansion. Arab histories written during that period and for the next seven centuries make clear that Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi Abd al Rahman’s defeat and death was regarded, and most scholars believe, as a catastrophe of major proportions. Their own words record it best: (translated from Arabic) “This deadly defeat of the Moslems, and the loss of the great leader and good cavalier, Abderrahman, took place in the hundred and fifteenth year.” (Islamic Calendar) This, from the portion of the history of the Umayyad Caliphate, and the great Arab period of expansion, also translated into Spanish by Don Jose Antonio Conde, in his “Historia de la Dominacion de los Arabos en España,” appears to put the importance of the Battle of Tours in macrohistorical perspective.

Contemporary analysis

Had Martel fallen at Tours the long term implications for European Christianity may have been devastating. His victory there, and in the following campaigns, may have literally saved Europe and Christianity as we know it, from conquest while the Caliphate was unified and able to mount such a conquest. Had the Franks fallen, no other power existed stopping Muslim conquest of Italy and the effective end of what would become the modern Catholic Church. In addition, Martel’s incorporation of the stirrup and mailed cavalry into the Frankish army gave birth to the armoured Knights which would form the backbone of western armies for the next five centuries. But had Martel failed, there would have been no Charlemagne, no Holy Roman Empire or Papal States. The majority view argues that all these events occurred because Martel was able to contain Islam from expanding into Europe while it could. His son retook Narbonne, and his Grandson Charlamagne actually established the Marca Hispanica across the Pyrenees in part of what today is Catalonia, reconquering Girona in 785 and Barcelona in 801. This formed a permanent buffer zone against Islam, with Frankish strongholds in Iberia, which became the basis, along with the King of Asturias, named Pelayo (718-737, who started his fight against the Moors in the mountains of Covadonga 722) for the origins of the Reconquista until all of the Muslims were expelled from the Iberia.

No later Muslim attempts against Asturias or the Franks was made as conflict between what remained of the Umayyad Dynasty, (which was the Umayyad Emirate and then Caliphate of Iberia) and the Abbasid Caliphate in Baghdad prevented a unified assault on Europe. It would be another 700 years before the Ottomans managed to invade Europe via the Balkans.”

This is an example of the comprehensive study of a historical battle as Winston Churchill must have studied all the pivotal battles that interested him and after thoroughly studying that one ancient Battle of Poitiers that was eternally to be remembered as the pivotal battle that allowed Western Civilization to continue, by remaining free of the barbaric Occult Islamic doctrine of savagery, subjugation, and slavery. And by allowing Europe to start coming out of the Dark Ages, and the total obedience to theocracy as was dictated and is still dictated by Muslim faith and by the contemporary Caliphate of ISIS.

The study of these subjects in detail gave Winston his foundational knowledge of why Christian Civilization trumps the occult Islamic barbarism and that is is exactly why Churchill had enough of Islam and it’s constant bend to barbarity. After studying the effects of that faith, on the Human race, he had developed a strong dislike, and a serious distaste for that barbaric cult, that came to last him a whole lifetime, because from then on, Churchill described Islam as having an effect similar to what “rabies” causes to the brains of infected dogs. This is what this virulent cult causes when it enters the minds of men. He turns their brain to mush. Winston recalled this saying always, and he repeated it often, especially when as a young officer, had to fight the forces of the crazy “Mahdi” in Sudan or the militant Islamic Pashtuns in the Northwest frontier of India where today’s Afghanistan — the graveyard of the Empires — is located.

Still, it is important today to remember that the Caliphate started back then, and yet today we are still dealing with it, in a resurgent form long after the last Caliph abdicated along with the dissolution of the Ottoman empire after having given plenty of suffering to all enslaved people under their command.  We are faced with the same crossroads, and if we ever want to remove the threat of the modern Caliphate enslaving the people once again — we should strike at the root of it, because the rise of the Islamic State beyond the borders of Syria and Iraq, over the past few years can easily draw comparison with the rapid spread of the Islamic Caliphate between the sixth and the eighth century and beyond in the 14th and 15th century as well.

Yet in a very Churchillian and strategic way of thinking — the Caliphate of ISIS today, presents us with an opportunity to improve and innovate on the ways and tactics we can deal with a virulent ideological enemy, because ISIS has also pitted the standard Army Generals and the proponents of kinetic realpolitik seeking military defeat of the inimical extremist group, against the far fewer supporters of the correct notion that jihadism poses primarily an ideological threat, and needs to be dealt intelligently through Psych-Ops and Education of the people via the forced and admired Reformation of Islam to a new peaceful religion.

And although we all know that the longevity of Islam is because of it’s ideational value — yet both schools of Strategic Thought on how to defeat militant Islam, still debate the violent nature of the threat, and contemplate only the use of Military Means as Ways to neutralize its military threat. Methinks that when you only have a hammer… you see very problem as a nail.

So we are still doing this, nailing our ideological opponents — many centuries after Charles  Martel, “the Hammer” won the Battle of Poitiers, although we already have discovered that rather than putting all of our eggs in the basket of military solutions, we ought to also focus on what has sparked the current menace of violence and darkness. And on what has been that virulent serpent’s egg that is germinating and mushrooming over decades in our lands. Because in my mind it should be the root causes that ought to loom large in the context of our competing visions of how ISIS can be defeated or how it can be successfully confronted; and methinks that the best way is to neutralize the Islamic Caliphate fully and securely in the ideological propaganda wars, before we snuff them out in the battlefield of honor and blood.

Yet, instead of engaging in this ideational debate and reforming Islam starting by taking over the mosques in America and Europe and teaching a form of reformed, restored, and peaceful Islam — instead of allowing Saudi Arabia the emanator of 9/11 and many other disasters to continue it’s mosque busing program across the United States and the spread of virulent militant Islamic Wahabbism.

It is high time for Islam to experience it’s own Protestant Reformation and this become a civilized religion that can co-exist with Western Thought and Liberal Democratic ideas. And since the Islamic leaders would never do that in a million years, it has to be a State Effort looking at the long future that has to become the common-place Restoration and Reformation of this errant religion.

 

 

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Much like the Roman Emperor of Byzantium Constantin who sought to integrate the Christian faith under the religious wing of his administration, as he sought to unify and streamline the first Christian Churches under the Council of Nicea, that he convened in 325 AD, and through the first mass production of the Bible — we also need today to take decisive action and foster similar steps in order to regulate the virulently extremist religion of today that threatens the World and divides and terrorizes the various Peoples and individual people through recurring and constant acts of terror, bloody wars, and constant conflagration.

 

 

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The Byzantine Emperor Constantine 280-337 AD, at the opening of the Council of Nicea, sought Peace as he explained to the assembled Bishops and the Elders of the Christian Churches of his day. And they agreed that for the benefit of all — Peace was an essential ingredient for the common safety and prosperity of the Empire and the peoples. To that end he not only delivered the opening address, and set the tone of the conference, but he also gave very clear direction about what he expected from the assembled bishops of the early Christian churches, by explaining that the doctrine and policy of the state and of the Roman Empire, was not up for re-evaluation or reconsideration, but rather that the new church had to unify and adhere to the principles of the State and thus adjust itself and it’s aims accordingly.

 

 

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That is why the Roman Emperor Constantine convened and presided over this pivotal First Nicean Christian conference, in order to enforce his will and the interests of the State, to preside over a peaceful and large Empire made up of different Peoples, many nations, and people following differing religious beliefs. To this end he apparently succeeded in both of his main tasks masterfully.

 

 

 

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Similarly to Constantin ordering the first mass production of Christian Bibles in 325, the King James bible was readied at the behest of the King James of England, in 604 when he sought to create a sense of compatibility of the various protestant, papist, puritan, and reformation movements existing in his country. He went one further than Emperor Constantin by calling his translation of the bible the King James Bible instead of the commonly held name of the Christian Bible as the Old and the New Testament. This way he gave his stamp of approval and the stamp of his language to the New Bible and in that way he furthered the reach of the English language into all the corners of the world through the standardization of the Christian faith book.

History rewarded him greatly because in retrospect this was the greatest cultural and civilizing achievement that the advent of the British Empire enabled to reach all the corners of the Earth, and thus in turn made English the ‘Lingua Franca’ of the World.  The King James Bible, and the works of William Shakespeare, that exist in every library across the world today — have accomplished this singular feat, and along with the help of Constantin, Charles Martel, and Winston Churchill — they all together defeated the forces of darkness over the long haul.

That is why today, we all speak English, instead of Arabic, or some high pitched ‘Heil Hitler’ Germanic dialect…

 

 

 

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King James the First, ordered the Hampton conference and the resultant comprehensive simplified Bible to be produced, in order to help common people align themselves more fully with the Crown and with the Church of England, that James always considered a stabilizing influence for the realm he was leading. Having come from Scotland and having seen the vagaries caused by the various warring protestants, he sought to unify and pacify the various strong religious voices. James comes to the English throne, as James the First, and prepares to receive the Crown, amidst strong stirrings of religious discontent that had caused him grave concerns. Elizabeth died on March 24, 1603, after ruling for 45 years. James received word of his cousin Elizabeth’s death, and his appointment to the throne, and on April 5, he began his journey from Edinburgh to London for his coronation.

 

 

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The newly emboldened King James’ journey towards the South to London, was marked by an important interruption, when a delegation of Puritans presented James with a petition that outlined their grievances and the reforms they desired from the Church. The document came to be known as the Millenary Petition, and had over 1,000 clergy signatures, representing about ten percent of England’s clergy. This petition was the catalyst for the Hampton Court Conference. From the beginning the petition sought to allay suspicions regarding loyalty to the crown. It treated four areas: church service, church ministers, church livings and maintenance, and church discipline. It also set forth objections that perhaps sound rather frivolous to us today, but were serious matters to the Puritans. Among the things they objected to were the use of the wedding ring, the sign of the cross and the wearing of certain liturgical clothing. However, the Millenary Petition contains no mention at all of a new Bible translation.

 

 

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James took the petition seriously enough to call for a conference. In a royal proclamation in October 1603, the new king announced the Conference of All Christian leaders, to take place at the Hampton Court Palace, a luxurious 1,000-room palatial estate just outside of London, built by Cardinal Wolsey, the chief Advisor to King Henry VIII, who had indeed started the Church of England, that the new king was tasked to chart a new course, in order to serve the Security of the State, and the Safety of its many and varied Peoples.
The participants in the conference were the King, his Privy Council of advisors, nine bishops and several deans. There were also four moderate representatives of the Puritan cause, the most prominent being Dr John Reynolds, head of Corpus Christi College. It was clear the deck was stacked against the Puritans, but at least they were given a voice.
King James set the tone and timbre of the Conference by presiding above all the factions in a solemn manner.
Like Emperor Constantine of the Eastern Holy Roman Empire had spoken at the opening of the ‘Council of Nicea’ three hundred years earlier – it was here that King James also delivered the opening address to the assembled “Greats” at the Hampton Conference. King James immediately set the tone and gave clear cues of what to expect, by stating that the doctrine and polity of the state church, was not up for evaluation and reconsideration. King James immediately proceeded to state bluntly that he found a great deal of security in the structure and hierarchy of the English church, in contrast to the Presbyterian model, he had witnessed in Scotland. And of course he made no effort to hide his previous frustration as he had experienced with the Presbyterians and the Puritans in his old home In Edinburgh as King of Scotland.
The Puritans were not allowed to attend the first day of the conference. On the second day, four Puritans were also allowed to join the Conference. Dr John Reynolds took the lead on their behalf and raised the question of church government. However, any chance of his being heard was lost by one inopportune and, no doubt, unintended reference.
He asked if a more collegial approach to church administration might be in order. In other words, “Let’s broaden the decision-making base.” Dr Reynolds posed his question this way: “Why shouldn’t the bishops govern jointly with a ‘presbyterie’ of their brethren, the pastors and the ministers of the Church?”
Yet the very word ‘Presbyterie’ was like waving a red flag before a bull, and the king exploded. His reply is recorded as such: “If you aim at a Scots ‘Presbyterie’ it agreeth as well with monarchy, as God and the devil! Then Jack, and Tom, and Will, and Dick shall meet and censure me and my council.”

He then uttered what can be considered his defining motto and summarizes his belief system, as he put an end to the presbyterian aspirations by crying rather bluntly: “No bishop — no King!”

At this point, the King also warned Dr Reynolds: “If this be all your party hath to say, I will make them conform themselves, or else I will harrie them out of the land, or else do worse!”

Yet while Dr Reynolds’ unfortunate use of the term ‘presbyterie’ damaged the Puritan case, he does get credit for proposing the most significant achievement of the conference. Reynolds “moved his Majesty that there might be a new translation of the Bible, because those which were allowed in the reign of King Henry VIII and King Edward VI were corrupt and not answerable to the truth of the original.”

Thereafter, King James the First, warmed towards the need for a new translation of the Bible, because he despised the then popular and corrupted ‘Geneva Bible.’ Indeed King James, was bothered more by the ‘Geneva Bible’ for it’s revolutionary marginal notes, than by the actual quality of the translation.
So James ordered a new translation. It was to be accurate and true to the originals. He appointed fifty of the nation’s finest language scholars and approved rules for carefully checking the results.
James also wanted a popular translation. He insisted that the translation use old familiar terms and names and be readable in the English idiom of his day, by simply saying: “Get to Work!”

Similarly to Emperor Constantin and King James’ visionary actions towards unification and pacification, today we need to convene another Conference to secularize Islam and the Muslim faith, and make it applicable for the New Millennium and not allow it to further disrupt our lives, by becoming a singular force for Evil, by driving its people towards the darkest of the dark ages of the past millenniums.

To that end we need to speak with one voice, and demand to create the ‘proper setting’ that addresses the common-sense idea that a stabilizing influence is needed through the  reformation of Islam. Because only a reformed Islam that is in obedience to the State laws and to our Constitution, can exist in these shores. And to that end we need to tackle the root causes of Islamic fundamentalism in that fairly barbaric cult ideology, that makes ISIS, the most brutal insurgent group in recent history. And we need to act fast because the simplicity of this barbaric cult and it’s ideological hatred of everything else, is what makes the crazy Islamic Caliphate attractive to millions of disaffected youth across the globe, and in our neighborhoods.

 

 

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We ought to organize the first Islamic Reformation Conference and to that end we are all working to achieve this in these United States of America. Let’s nail the proposal for the reformation of Islam towards a moderate and normal Islam upon all the doors of the mosques in America  and Europe, and the rest of the world will follow soonest. Think of course in terms of centuries and not in years and electoral seasons. This is an effort at cathedral building and not at achieving quarterly results…

Yet today, in our PC world, translating that notion into policy, and finding a Sovereign leader who can institutionalize this policy for the long term — is proving difficult, if not outright impossible, primarily because the solid returns of this policy are steeped into the far off future. But it proves to be a difficult policy because it is based on a ‘Common sense truth’ that has a far-reaching impact on the International Community and World Affairs — irrespective of how close or how far its nation members are, from the ISIS Caliphate’s current borders, and how much their citizens might suffer from the terrorism that the Caliphate has inflicted upon them. Different strokes, for different folks, and for different nations, makes it impossible to coalesce all of them in a clear policy for Islamic reformation, therefore a singular leader has to lead and take over this Historically pivotal task.

 

 

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Yet this reformation of Islam that is necessary in order to tame it, and thus make it civilized and normal, is a giant undertaking. But only then will we find that Islam can become a stabilizing factor in the world. To do this, it involves changing our long-standing, ingrained policies, both at home and abroad. We simply ned to rethink, the mindset and the policies that marginalize, exclude, and stigmatize, the segments of society we do not like, or those who don’t think like us. We truly need to emphasize that perceived as increased security the assault against liberty, freedoms, and debate, is not productive. We also need to learn that striving to be politically correct is tantamount to living under a dictatorship or maybe like living in an autocratic state. It is the same as being a subject of these dictatorial puppet regimes, that are propped-up by the Western powers for the singular purpose of producing oil and gas.

To solve militant Islam, we need to stop the regional despots from reducing their citizens to obedient subjects through harsh repression, and through the attenuation of religious belief to suit the interests of dystopian rulers, as we do in Saudi Arabia and all the other Gulf Cooperation Council countries, but instead we must foster radical Social and Libertarian Democratizing reforms towards both the religious and the secular leadership of these marginalized states, in order for their people to look forth towards a hopeful future. Only then these Islamic agent states will stop exporting Terrorism and join the league of normal states that exist in peace and harmony with the rest of the World, fostering progress and prosperity for all.

 

 

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Ultimately, ISIS has to be defeated not in its Syrian capital of Raqqa, or in Mosul, but in the dismal “banlieues” of the French big cities and in the ghettos of Brussels and other towns, that furnish ISIS with the largest contingent of European foreign fighters. We need to win the war against ISIS in the populous neighborhoods in Tunisia, that account for the single largest group of foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq. We also need to defeat them in Riyadh and Jedda, Saudi Arabia, whose citizens account for the second largest number of foreign fighters, and whose decades-long effort to propagate a rather militant, puritan, and intolerant, interpretation of Islam; has been a far more important breeding ground for jihadists who follow the writings of militant Islamist thinkers like Sayyid Qutb. We need to defeat ISIS in the ghettos of all the European cities, but most importantly we need to defeat ISIS in the corridors of Power in Washington, and in Brussels; same as we need to do in all the Western capitals, like London, Berlin, and Paris, and in all the NATO alliance cities led by Washington and her State department and the Generals, who view retrograde, repressive regimes like those of Saudi Arabia, and Egypt as part of the solution, rather than the biggest part of the problem — they truly are.

For me and for all thinkers of today, focusing on root causes means broadening scholarly and policy debate to concentrate not only on what amounts to applying Band-Aid solutions that fail to heal the festering open wounds, but also to question assumptions made by the various schools of thought on how to solve the problem. And methinks that at the heart of it rests the need for a Restoration of Islam today.

 

 

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The facts on the ground have already convincingly contradicted the notion that ISIS will be quickly defeated through a straight forward military campaign. Several years into military efforts, air strikes, predator drones, and commando raids, have failed to put a serious dent in ISIS’s universal appeal or on the amount of territory it controls. Today the combined Iraqi regular and irregular forces, along with the Kurds, and the NATO support, have been unable to shift the balance of power on the battlefield, and it is notable that no other member of the 60-nation coalition assembled by the US has been willing to deploy a ground force that potentially could defeat the jihadist group. Even the Russian forces are supporting their Syrian ally with Air Force cover only, but without any army boots or personnel of any kind on the ground.

 

 

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Now for the sake of argument, let’s assume that we can wipe out today’s ISIS Caliphate from the map with straight forward Military means. In the world of General Mattis and President Trump cooperating with allies and enemies alike and making deals with the local warlords, maybe such a scenario is possible. Yet, even such a hypothetical defeat of ISIS, would not solve the basic root problem. After 9/11, the Osama Bin Laden organization of Al Qaeda was degraded, [we use here the language of the Obama administration], yet it was never defeated. Instead of reducing the threat of political violence, it produced ever more virulent forms of it, embodied by ISIS. So much so that today it may be hard to imagine anything more brutal than ISIS, but it is a fair assumption that defeat of the group without tackling the root causes would only lead to something that is even more virulent, violent, and vicious, and that is hard to imagine even for a seasoned person who has seen his XL share of horrors human beings can inflict upon each other.

 

 

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There is much to be said for the notion of containment rather than defeat of ISIS; in other words, the belief that over time the extremist group would be forced to adapt its expansionist ambitions and brutal tactics as reality kicks in and the responsibility of government forces it to come to some kind of accommodation with the international community. Containment addresses the immediate problem but ignores factors that fuel radicalization far from the warring state’s borders and make jihadism attractive to the disaffected across the globe.

 

 

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Similarly, the notion that the very existence of ISIS poses a greater threat to regional stability and security in the Middle East and North Africa than conventional or unconventional military power, only serves to elevate jihadism, — this violent establishment of pan-Islamic rule — to the status of a root cause, rather than a symptom, and an expression of a greater and more complex problem.

 

 

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Moreover, the ideological challenge posed by ISIS despite its discriminatory, exclusionary, narrow-minded interpretation of Islam, is primarily its equally problematic readings of the faith. ISIS shares some puritan concepts with Saudi Arabia’s Wahhabism, but rejects notions of monarchic rule and a clergy that uses puritanism, to bolster the power of an autocratic family. It is worth noting that the ISIS Caliphate also contradicts Iran’s concept of the “Welayat-al-faqih” the Guardianship of the Islamic Jurists. Its model of governance flat out opposes the Muslim Brotherhood’s precepts, and their ideas as propagated by Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates, support of an Islam that first and foremost prescribes absolute obedience to a ruler…

 

 

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In other words, the ideological debate waged in the Muslim world is to a large extent dominated by schools of thought that do not advocate more open, liberal and pluralistic interpretations of Islam, but instead look at going back further into the Dark Ages of Barbarism and Resolute Ignorance. That is where the real challenge lies. The international community ought to give more liberal Muslim voices significant credibility by creating the First Conference for the Reformation of Islam. This is where Trump can be useful and helpful to the whole World if his Administration where to put its money where its mouth is.

 

 

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This effort towards the birth of an American and a European tolerant and peaceful Islamic faith, that it places itself in concert with the Constitution and the Liberties and Democratic privileges, that our countries enjoy and believe into.

 

 

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Only an Islamic Reformation will lead Islam to a humanizing future and help all of us toward peace with this virulently Barbaric cultish faith that cries out for radical reform just n order to catch up with it’s Abrahamic faith brethren with whom it shares the Jewish Old Testament, and even parts of the New Testament too. So now as we move resolutely inside the second Millennium AD we best help Islam and our Muslim brothers and sisters transcend to the present time, instead of allowing their leaders to keep driving them back towards the Dark Ages of bloody mayhem, and ignorance.

This has to be the Number One priority of our modern Foreign Affairs Diplomacy, and even Domestic Policy — in order to solve the problem the militant jihadist Islam represents for all of us today, as it did in the time of Charles Martel, that led to the battle of Poitiers in 732 AD.

Today’s US President Donald Trump that in some critical ways resembles Charles Martel — at the very least he has the “Hammer” and he ought to use it by offering a Conference for a Non-Violent and Civilized or Reformed Islam starting from right here in the United States. And of course he has a pallet of policy options, that take a stab at reforming, restoring, and liberalizing Islam, and thus rooting out the problem and its underlying causes, rather than confining himself and the solutions to the military generals, the self-serving Arab regimes, and the various religious Theocratic or Secular pseudo-Islamic leaders.

We need to pay attention and start acting quickly here, largely because some of those who emphasize ISIS’s ideational challenges to the World; also warned us that jihadism, very like the concepts of Umma, Arabism, and Arab nationalism, that were all very popular in the past — could provoke conflict not only with the West but also between the many dissatisfied Arab states, as we se today with the exclusion of Quatar from the Arab league. Reality on the ground has put that notion to rest. ISIS, with its territorial base, coupled with multiple other factors, has demonstrated the fragility of existing Arab nation states and likely condemned to dustbins of history notions of Syria, and Iraq, as the nation states, the world has known since the end of colonial rule, and the drafting of their borders largely under the influence of Winston Churchill and his contemporaries.

By the same token, reducing the significance of recent attacks on mosques and tourist sites by ISIS fellow travelers in Tunisia, Kuwait, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia‎ to challenges to the political legitimacy and authority of those states, is to fail to recognize that ISIS fundamentally feeds on the failures of those regimes, same as it feeds on the failures of Western regimes when we see the explosions of suicide bombers and other terrorists in our capital cities and in our neighborhoods. These attacks on London, Edinburgh, Berlin, Brussels, Paris, include the failure to provide our youth with social and economic opportunity, and to adopt policies that are inclusionary not exclusionary, pluralistic not discriminatory, and encourage participation in political debates and processes, rather than cutting off all avenues for the expression of discontent.

Therein lies the root causes of the jihadism threatening the international community. We need more freedoms and not less, and we need to work smarter, not harder. Same as we need to imagine new solutions by thinking creatively and not just like a hammer that sees all problems as nails that need to be hammered in. May Charles “Martel” the “Hammer” rest in peace — we don’t need only that kind of hammering today… but we need ideological Supremacy if we are to avoid another Battle of Poitiers tomorrow.

Capice?

Yet Winston Churchill, also studied in passing, the other Battle of Poitiers — the one that took place between the English and the French in 1356, and here is where he skimmed and moved on, to the latest historical and military strategy views on the Napoleonic wars, and their important battles.

Of course, Winston Churchill, while in Sandhurst, also studied meticulously the American Civil War battles, and his hero Abraham Lincoln whom his lovely American Mother Jennie, and her father, Winston’s grandfather Leonard Jerome, loved beyond compare. Yet he also studied, the Russo-Turkish War, and the Franco-German War, in sufficient detail; in order to complete his strategy and tactics battle education, and his European Theater of Wars learnings.

Still for his daily regiment, horseback races, point to point, and steeple chasing, were his greatest pleasure. Besides the daily instruction he received at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst — he elected to take an additional course during his vacation and holiday times — with the Royal Horse Guards. That’s where he spent all of his money: Hiring quality horses, and organizing the best point-to-point races and most dangerous steeplechases.

Finally Winston Churchill was in his element. Yet, he still retained a lively if not subdued interest in the politics of the day — at least where his father’s political party and political affiliations were concerned. On that front, things were not going well for the Churchill name, because Randolph towards the end had specialized in burnt all bridges…

 

 

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Yet at this otherwise dark political time for his family, it was when Winston Churchill managed to make his first ever public speech during his next to last term at the Royal Sandhurst Military Academy. Because that is when Winston was roused to Anger at the major Indignation directed against so e lady friends of his, and thus made his first public speech in their defense. This is a somber story and yet something that all Historians writing about Churchill, have glossed over it, because it appears to not be an important political speech, nor a pivotal episode  Winston’s life. Yet I disagree and consider this a remarkable example of his genuine faith in Humanity and of his Libertarian politics, but above all else, it is e clear reminder of Winston Churchill, where the puerile, the pure, and the pertinent, are intermingled and therefore it is time to tell all, because the circumstances of his losing his Oratorial Virginity, in this Speech; were both unusual and comedic. Both at the same time, since he meant to speak up in order to save some Damsels in distress. Except that these particular damsels didn’t need much saving, because they were managing rather well on their own — Thank You very much.

 

 

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But to put the story to rights: Back in the summer of 1894 a certain Mrs Ormiston Chant, launched a “Purity Campaign” which received much publicity. The chief object of her attention was the promenade of the “Empire Theatre,” which was a large space behind the dress circle with a massive lounge containing several bars, that were usually filled with willing men, and somewhat professional debutante and all too willing ladies, that do not ‘protest too much.’ Now since the Empire Theatre promenade was a favourite place for all the cadets of the Sandhurst Academy who came out to see the plays, have a few drinks, and lose their virginity, with the ‘easy girls’ of the Empire promenade. Many of them were naturally indignant at Mrs Chant’s ‘unproven’ allegations of general debauchery, carnal relations, biblical rows, insobriety, and immorality, being pervasive at the Empire promenade. But they were also especially incensed, at the possibility that the whole thing could be shuttered, because of the blasted “Purity Campaign.”

 

 

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Thus the Sandhurst cadets reasoned that they would lose their chief source of amusement, and outside education, if not their outright edification of becoming “Men” and the sex lessons given fairly freely from the all too willing and unprotesting ladies. Now we all are aware that these ‘arangements’ have existed since the dawn of professions, or the dawn of time. But the Empire promenade was the favorite place to lose one’s virginity, with the ladies sharing their charms there, in a perpetual state of questionable purity. Even the newspaper of record, “The Daily Telegraph” got into the action when they ran an article against the Puritanical lady Mrs Ormiston Chant, titled: ‘Prudes on the Prowl’ and thus the war between Prudes, and Libertines got started in earnest. Naturally for young Winston Churchill, the battle was on spectacularly because this is where he lost his virginity and he was a loyal sort of chap — so he thought to defend the ladies and the lads. So just like any good lad, he got on his high horse, and started railing informally against the forces wanting to deprive young men and women, of their Liberty to cavort freely, and enjoy drunken sex, in Honor of the Empire…

The stakes could not have been higher. Winston had already decided that this Refusal of Liberty should not stand, because “Drunken Sex” is an ancient time-honored British tradition that most people experience not only at home, but also abroad in the Empire, during their Vacation & Holiday times all around the British Empire, where the sun never sets. And as such it needs to be preserved as any other sport and manly avocation for eternity. He said that we should save the service industry of the ladies of the Empire promenade “lest everybody lapses to some kind of faggotry” as Winston was keen to remind all listeners…

 

 

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So Winston followed the controversy with immense interest, and one day read in the paper that a certain gentleman was proposing to form a League of Citizens under the name ‘The Entertainments Protection League’ and was calling on all interested people to come forward and help form committees. Winston was most enthusiastic in joining the battle and he was splendidly prepared to deliver his bombastic artillery piece of a great Speech in support of the ‘fallen’ women, those beautiful and mysterious Ladies of the Empire…

 

 

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To that end, he immediately responded at once to the advertisement, and wrote to the founder of “The Entertainments Protection League” saying that he would travel forth to London for the first meeting of the League, if he were allowed to offer a speech in support of the ‘Entertainments Protection League’ and of the Empire. He then sat down and composed a speech, dealing with the rights of the individual, which he learned by heart. On the appointed day he travelled to London with the good wishes of his colleagues. He was surprised to find the hotel small and dingy. But he was even more surprised to find only one person waiting there, the founder of ‘The Entertainments Protection League.’  At this momentous occassion, the Founder sadly admitted that save for the young Cadet Winston Churchill, there had been no other response to his eloquent plea to ‘Save the Empire.” Winston was crushed, and with the papers of his speech firmly ensconced in his breast pocket, he swallowed his pride, if not his disappointment, and returned to the Sandhurst, pawning his gold watch on the way, just to pay for his dinner. Apparently at this moment of his life, logistics were not a subject he excelled upon, but the defense of women and general feminism, was always uppermost in his mind…

Yet this was not to be the end of ‘The Entertainments Protection League’ story, nor the end of Winston’s continued efforts at women’s suffrage. And in a spectacular show of camaraderie, Winston and his friends attended the “Empire promenade” frequently and at one point, they were disturbed to see that “fences and screens” had been erected, and being placed all around the bars, the pubs, and the brothels – in order to shield them from the innocent promenading public eyes, and also in order to obscure the vision of the less innocent connoisseurs, like himself and the other cadet, the lads, the cads, and the assorted virile menfolk.

According to Winston, this thieving of the People’s Liberty, was not going to stand, be cause it was an entirely inimical action, and Churchill’s back was stiffened, and his ire was surreptitiously raised, against that dastardly injurious act for the public morale. And that is the point where he started to feel his angst rising and thus he took the leading role as the Rogue Star, of the infamous “Battle of the Tarts” where he acted by tipping over one of the aforementioned “Purity” screens with his cane, as another cadet pushed another erected screen, and a third cadet kicked more screens inwards. In the usual Winston way — he was leading his men from the front, and they brought about a swift and unhesitating destruction of the puerile censorship, by demolishing all the Purity erections, screens, and mechanical devises in a few minutes. This gambit was well organized and the lads came away swinging as Winston started priming the pump, and after a moment’s hesitation, the melee became a generalized jumble, and suddenly there were more than a few hundred young people rushing to destroy all the purity screens, and the propriety fences. Winston Churchill was the most conspicuous among these valiant Defenders of Liberty, and at the height of the excitement here was Churchill after embracing a prostitute, and promising her undying affection, he leapt-up onto a tall chair, and delivered his speech, in a most heated style of oratory, as conveyed to us today by none other than a participant in the infamous and unscripted morality play as seen playing that evening at  the Empire promenade, and presented by none other that Winston Churchill the miraculous Cavalry cadet…

 

 

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Indeed not only this was Winston’s maiden speech, but it was especially hot stuff, because he had to impress not only his fellow cadets, but the ‘tarts’ and the ‘easy girls’ all arrayed to listen to their young and victorious Liberator. The young Liberator who fought on their behalf against the tyranny of the savage Puritans who wanted to install a Theocracy no less. Here is where Winston found out that he could harness the power of his Soul and the Righteousness of his Cause, and therefore his rhetoric was no longer the cold, reasoned, and prepared constitutional effort, that he had constructed so many weeks prior to this opportune moment.

This speech was from the heart.

And indeed it was a ‘panegyric’ and a singularly Churchillian overture, to the Gods of Liberty and Life, and a Pean to the Rights of men to live Free amongst Free people and to arrange their Love and Sex lives at will. In this instance Winston, spoke from the cuff, without any written notes, and yet his remarks were ebullient, and took the people way over the top, through his stentorian voice, his audacious and loquacious humour, and his unquestionable enthusiasm for the subject at hand. He was indeed overheated, and overbearing, and was way over the top, but he offered a rather rousing speech, on behalf of the Ladies of the Empire and even Lady Liberty, and his speech was fairly well shouted, to be heard above the tumult of the confrontation going on at his feet.

This infamous first speech must have broken some kind of record because he was shouting, in order to be heard above the cacophony of sounds coming up from the ebullient and celebratory groups of the carousing young fighters, already steadying themselves with fresh pints of various ales, and whiskeys, having started to comfort the ladies of the Empire, while wearing freshly installed grins, like those of the Cheshire cat that ate the canary, all decked out in their best dress uniforms.

If all wars and victorious battles are anything like that – please sing me up forever….

 

 

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Luckily Winston’s maiden oration, escaped the notice of the English newspapers, and of the London press in general — yet fortunately for us, an American author named Richard Harding Davis, who had met Churchill in London, was given a version of the long and eloquent speech by Winston as delivered to his fellow officers, and to the scantily dressed and demure ladies of the Empire promenade. And thus this amazing speech to launch a thousand cadets into the arms of the Ladies, got preserved for eternity, and here is the poetical portion of it that is what we can safely publish without injuring anyone’s reputation and good sense of humour…

“Churchill cried in a loud booming voice when the fellows were all around him:

‘Where does the Englishman in London always find a welcome?’

‘Where does he first go when, battle-scarred and travel-worn, he reaches home?

‘Who is always there to greet him with a smile and join him with a drink?’

‘Who is ever faithful, ever true?’

‘The ladies of the Empire Promenade.”’

Although this incident was apparently not brought to the attention of the London Society, Winston’s battle was won in a triumphant manner. Thereafter the wreckage of the screens was disassembled and permanently removed from the Empire Promenade and the Ladies of the Empire were once again allowed to cavort liberally, with the Victorious defenders of all that represents “Truth & Beauty and the English Way.” And thus Winston Churchill earned his first stripes of Victory. He also celebrated this unique Victory, by visiting the grateful ladies of the Empire promenade, often and by retelling this slight “gauche” story again and again to the amusement of the gathered throngs. Still his strict commanding officer, neither punished him, nor mentioned anything to him, although the whole Sandhurst knew and celebrated the victorious military campaign against the tyrannical forces of Puritanism at the Empire promenade as if t was another victory against Napoleon. And although the ears of the London press were sufficiently pricked, amid much hilarity that ensued since the toppling of that “wall” and about Churchill’s defense of the Realm with his First Public Speech, this never came to print. And of course this exquisite story, never became an embarrassment for Winston Churchill whose need for sarcastic humour if anything caused him to regale this story often enough as he was always telling stories at the dinner table, and to celebrate always raising a glass to the ladies of the Empire… (wink-wink).

With this one battle won, there were many more of the same ilk, to follow. That is until Winston was persuaded to tone down his humour, and to become a serious warrior, and much later a serious Speaker as well…

He of course, did not listen to those voices often, but when he did — his speeches were serious, measured, and magnificent, as was the speech he offered on his father funeral, because on January 1895, two months ahead of Winston receiving the Queen’s Commissioning as a Cavalry Officer — Lord Randolph Churchill died. Indeed it was a severe blow to his son, but he always considered it a sort of Liberation for his “Dad” who according to Winston, had suffered way too much adversity short in his Life.

As for his family things were a bit complicated because although the disappointed statesman had been increasingly ill in the past few years, through this syphilitic meningitis, the family still clung doggedly to the hope that he would somehow recover, although the disease was largely incurable at this time. Still Winston hoped that Randolph’s health and his political position could be rescued and he made an effort to reform both — if not i real life, at least in print, as he had started keeping notes for writing Randolph’s history the way he would have liked it to be. It was all in vain, because Winston was still awaiting the day when his father would accept him, if not as an equal, at least as a prized son. Sadly that day would never come. Still, during Winston’s first two years at Royal Academy at Sandhurst — Lord Randolph had occasionally taken him to dinners, and week-end parties, and thus Winston was confident that they were moving toward a closer understanding. But Lord Randolph never really dropped his mask. This is how Winston describes the relationship with his father in his proud book about him: ‘If ever I began to show the slightest idea of comradeship, he was immediately offended;’ Winston wrote many years later, and when once I suggested that I might help his private secretary to write some letters, he froze me into stone.’

It appears, that Lord Randolph knew his son so little, that it never crossed his mind that Winston even toyed with the idea of entering politics. Certainly it never entered his head as a feasible proposition. Politics were expensive in those days and the Members of the British Parliament were unpaid. Besides that, Randolph could not even pretend to himself, that this boy Winston was clever. He actually knew this “boy” so little, that he thought him stupid. This is o record because some months previously he had written a letter to a friend of his in South Africa, asking him if there were any prospects in the Colonies for his son, because he did not feel that Wilson was likely to make his way alone in old Blighty England.

Winston was just twenty years old, when Lord Randolph Churchill died, and he at once assumed his role as head of the family. Some Churchill family relatives remember Winston at the funeral, being officious, self-possessed, and quite capable of handling the many family member requests, the guests, and the various friendly visitors who participated in this memorial to his family father. They vividly remember the hundreds of telegrams that poured-in, and seeing Winston reading each one carefully and then impaling it dramatically on a metal spike for safekeeping and all of them making a foot long tower of paper telegrams…

Although he was in control of the family from then on; the young man’s future was now a large question mark, because Lord Randolph Churchill, apparently had left his two sons no money inheritance whatsoever…

So how could Winston continue his sporting lifestyle?

 

 

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Apparently Randolph Churchill’s estate was just large enough to settle his sizable debts, and thereafter Lady Jennie Churchill, Winston’s Mother told the boys that there was nothing left over for her sons and family, except what she had scrounged over all her wedded years, and her personal jewelry collection…

Now that places Winston at a disadvantage because one must understand that in the Victorian times that Winston Churchill was living into — this was a severe handicap for a member of the ruling class, since without money the road to politics and the court, was completely barred. Even to continue attending the Sandhurst Military Academy, it was necessary to have money as a cavalry officer, in order to pay for most things, including all of his ‘horse duties’ and the rest of his equestrian expenses. To this end, and to primarily cover his equestrian costs as an Officer of the Cavalry, his mother Lady Jennie Jerome Churchill, gave Winston Churchill, an allowance of 500 pounds a year.

He accepted it gratefully with a determination to make himself financially independent as quickly as possible; and to accomplish that end — he started writing feverishly… and defining the future of his Empire of the Mind.

He thus now had to suddenly mature, as it happens with all boys when the lose their father; same as Winston who set out to make something of himself, and maybe along the way put his dent in the universe.

He reckoned that history waited long enough for his arrival…

To be continued…

Posted by: Dr Pano Kroko Churchill | June 6, 2017

What Would Winston Churchill Do? (Chapter 21)

THE IRISH DILEMMA 

As we saw, Winston Churchill’s earliest memories are of Ireland and Dublin.

We also now know the real reason why he had to leave merry old England, before he was even two years old.

We have seen that his father had a monumental row and serious quarrel with the Prince of Wales and future King Edward VII, so that his grandfather had to accept the offered position of ViceRoy of Ireland.

Randolph had to also accept the position of his father’s secretary, because the previously agreed upon ‘Arrangement’ of covering up for the Princely Concubine and protecting the ‘Royal Bastards’ in a nice warm and cozy, family environment, did not suit his tastes anymore, or did not satisfy Randolph’s financial interests any longer, and he threatened the Prince with the publication and exposure of some of his correspondence and personal letters about this matter.

 

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It was then that wiser heads prevailed, and Winston Churchill’s Grandfather ‘The Duke of Marlborough’ immediately stepped into the breach of decorum, and dragged his son Randolph to Dublin. Of course his son’s new bride and fresh grandson, had to come along, as the whole family fled the famed Victorian Royal angst to emerald green Ireland. It turns out that in order to keep-up appearances, this family transfer was effected because this is where the Duke of Marlborough had ostensibly accepted the position of “Viceroy of Ireland.” The old Duke, did this in a haste, in order to remove his impulsive son Randolph, from the looming storm where he had invoked the serious wrath of the Crown, of Queen Victoria, of the Prince of Wales himself, and of the whole of the Court of St James, and indeed of the whole of the English Aristocracy, and London Society.

They were all arrayed against Randolph, because he was threatening the Prince with public humiliation. Indeed as you might be able to understand, exposing the Prince was not something done in the Victorian Era, or even at any time since then and even today.

 

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Although Winston Churchill left Dublin and Ireland before he was five, it was Dublin as a city that made a most vivid impression on his mind. He remembers the red-coated soldiers, the emerald grass, the mist and the rain, and the excited and sometimes whispered talk about ‘the wicked Fenians’ who were trying to terrorize the British administration. Once when he was riding a donkey led by his nurse, Mrs Everest, a group of soldiers appeared in the distance. There was a moment of panic as the nurse mistook them for Fenian terrorists; she spooked the donkey who in turn kicked and threw Winston to the ground, which resulted in a slight concussion of the brain for the young lad…

But life in the Vice Regal palace continued as usual with costume and fancy dress balls interrupted by occasional state visits and even more balls of there high society…

Fancy dress was the element that the Churchill’s thrived upon… since both Jennie and Randy, really loved to dress up, and party madly.

 

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On another occasion arrangements were made to take a group of children to the pantomime theatre. When Winston and his ‘woom’ Mrs Everest reached the Castle where they were to meet the others, people with long faces came out and said that the theatre had been burned down, and all that was left of the Manager, they added mournfully” “were the keys that were in his pocket.”

It was right then that Winston asked innocently, and yet eagerly:

“May I see the keys?”

Apparently his request, did not seem to have been well received by his hosts, and they shooed him away, without ever bothering to show him the “keys” in question. It was an unresolved mystery, as to why they were shy about showing him the deceased man’s keys. And at least this is how he describes his first theatre experience many years later when he wrote about it, and about his encounter with the indestructible keys of the Manager…

Winston had plenty of humor as a boy, but he could get away with a fair deal of cynical sarcasm because he looked the very picture of angelic innocence. And because he could contain his mirth and laughter so the unsuspecting victims of his zingers wouldn’t know this is happening.

And if you don’t believe he was an Angel, at least he looked like one…

Even the early pictures of Winston Churchill show a pug-nosed, but eerily determined little boy, with a mass of untidy curls, framed by the round sailor hat, that was so dear to the Victorian attitudes towards youth and the sea.

 

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Indeed Winston was red-headed, freckle-faced, and obstreperous red faced boy, and from the moment he learned to talk, he talked incessantly.

Indeed this one thing he did, and perhaps he did it amazingly well.

He talked…

He talked and talked…

And indeed he talked with an unbecoming for his age authoritarian voice, that he had probably emulated from his faux-dad. Randolph, whose stentorian voice boomed across the halls of Parliament, unequalled by anyone else’s volume.

 

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At this time, young Winston offered all his love, all his care, and all his confidence to his governess, Mrs Everest. Mrs Everest much like her namesake, was a towering peak of a woman, and a sweetheart in a large frame for any female. She always smiled and had a happy disposition internally and externally and she loved her small ‘charge’ abundantly. In good turn she was rewarded by an unswerving devotion which lasted until her death; because Winston loved her more than anyone else. That is until he met Clemmie, who was destined to become his wife. Yet all his early life this was Winston Churchill’s ‘Woom’ and none other, for very many years.

He did not see much of his parents. His father was engrossed in Irish politics and his mother caught up in a busy social life. Neither considered children a vocation, and, in the way of most aristocratic families at that time, regarded the nursery, like the kitchen, as necessary adjuncts to thewell-run household, but ones which should be hidden.

Winston admired his own mother from a distance, as if she were a beautiful, far-away evening star.

 

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She obviously had dazzling qualities because people admired her and even wrote lavish praises about her. This is how Jennie Churchill is described by Viscount D’Abernon who wrote of seeing her for the first time at a Dublin Viceroyal ceremonial occasion:

‘I have the clearest recollection of seeing Jennie for the first time’.

‘It was at the Viceregal Lodge at Dublin.’

‘She stood at one side to the left of the entrance.’

 

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‘The Viceroy was on a dais, at the farther end of the room, surrounded by a brilliant staff, but eyes were not turned on him or his consort, but on a dark, lithe figure, standing somewhat apart and appearing to be of another texture to those around her, radiant, translucent, intense.’

‘A diamond star in her hair, her favourite ornament its lustre dimmed by the flashing glory of her eyes. More of the panther than of the woman in her look, but with a cultivated intelligence unknown to the jungle. Her courage not less great than that of her husband fit mother for descendants of the great Duke. With all these attributes of brilliancy such kindliness and high spirits that she was universally popular.’

 

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Her desire to please, her delight in life, and the genuine wish that all should share her joyous faith in it, made her the center of a devoted circle.’

Winston was supremely happy until he was seven years old. His parents moved back to London after their three years in Ireland and he was given a large nursery equipped with all the things that a small boy likes best. He had a thousand tin soldiers, a magic lantern, and a real steam engine. Furthermore, when he was six his mother presented him with a brother, John, whom he regarded as a curious and amusing new toy, if not a fresh possession.

However all good things must come to an end because the following year, some serious adversity set in and disrupted Winston’s merry-go-round life. It was his mother that announced that the time had come for him to go to boarding school. She had selected an expensive, modern school near Ascot which specialized in preparing boys for Eton.

Yet young Winston, dreaded the idea of leaving behind his untrammelled existence under the care of Mrs Everest — and, as things turned out, his worst forebodings were amply fulfilled. Poor lad, he spent two miserable and horrible years at the St. James School, and indeed he hated every minute of these pair of ‘annus horribilis.’

His departure had an almost Dickensian flavour. He was only seven and until then had led a happy and sheltered life. He remembers the ride in the hansom cab with his mother, his growing apprehension, and finally the awful moment when goodbyes had been said and he was left alone with a stern, unbending headmaster. The latter led him to an empty classroom and told him to sit down and learn the First Declension of the Latin word for table, mensa. One can imagine the child’s sinking heart as he looked at
the strange, incomprehensible words. He did as he was bid and memorized them, but when the master returned, inquired boldly:

‘And what does “O-table” mean?’

‘Mensa, “O-table” is the vocative case. You use it in speaking to a table.’

‘But I never do,’ insisted young Winston.

‘If you are impertinent, you will be punished, and punished, let me tell
you, very severely.’ said the master angrily.

This was the beginning of a bad two years for the young and utterly too sarcastic for his age, Winston Churchill.

Discipline at St. James’s was rigidly strict and, according to Winston, the headmaster was cruel and perverted. Apparently the headmaster delighted in assembling the little boys in the library, singling out the culprits one by one and taking them into the next room where he beat them with his cane whip until they bled. The other boys were forced to sit silent and listen to the screams of their schoolmates, trying to keep the triple underwear and the newspapers they stuffed into their pants, from showing…

Of course rather soon, Winston rebelled.

He revolted because he was beaten often and freely, and with such a violence; that Winston declared: “Not even a reformatory school for young thugs, would tolerate such violence against children today.”

 

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Nevertheless young Winston refused to surrender. He refused to write the Latin verses which he declared he could not understand. He refused to curry favour. He refused to repent.

He stayed rebellious, till the bitter end.

He never submitted to the hated Authority figure. Once he even kicked the headmaster’s straw hat to pieces, which made him the hero of the school.

Winston nursed such a grievance against this wicked man, that for years afterwards he brooded on taking some hefty measure of revenge. He planned to return one day, denounce the Headmaster before all his pupils, then subject him to the same punishment he had inflicted on his helpless charges. At the age of nineteen he actually drove to Ascot, but when he reached his destination he found that the school had been abandoned long before, and the hated headmaster had disappeared.

Although Winston’s lion-hearted resistance soon became a legend at St. James school, the frequent corporal punishments, along with the cold baths he was assigned to take as a punishment, undermined his constitution, and his health suffered badly. After two years his family doctor advised Lady Jennie Churchill to remove Winston and take him to Brighton, where he would gain the benefit of sea air, more sun, and certainly far more freedom.

Jennie Churchill listened to the Doctor, and so Winston was soon removed to sunny Brighton on the south west coast. And it was here that his fortunes improved dramatically. Bright as Brighton was how he was soon to be described due to his sunny disposition after he started going to school in Brighton…

He was put under the care of two kind and elderly ladies who encouraged him to study the things he liked, such as English, history, French and poetry. He was also allowed to ride and swim and to read Rider Haggard’s thrilling books King Solomon’s Mines and Allan Quatermain. Other activities included a school paper called ‘The Critic’ in which he lost interest after the first number, and a production of Aladdin which was so ambitious and all encompassing with Winston Churchill as the Director, Producer, and Main Character — that it never saw the light of day…

Yet, at this moment, young Winston Churchill was happy once again, but in all fairness to the masters of St. James’s it must be said that his new freedom, did not bring about any magic change in him as far as obedience, studiousness, or scholarship, were concerned. He had such bounding vitality he could not, it seemed, keep out of mischief. His dancing mistress, Miss Vera Moore, described him thus: “Winston was a small, red-headed pupil, and the naughtiest boy in the class. I actually used to think that he was the naughtiest small boy in the whole world.”

There seemed to be no field in which Winston Churchill’s peculiar brand of cheekiness did not flourish.

Once one of the teachers asked the children to call out the number of good conduct marks they had lost: “Nine” cried Winston, to which the teacher protested: “But you couldn’t have lost nine.” “Nein” repeated Churchill triumphantly: “I am talking German.”

He loved to pull that one prank because he had heard that one of the reasons why his ancestor John Churchill, the Duke of Marlborough had won the European battles that led to the battle of Blenheim and he carried the day there in the field of honor was because he had a superb understanding of the German language and therefore was able to communicate well with all others before, during, and after the battle of Blenheim, since at the time German was the military language of Europe.

 

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He was indeed a handful as a child, and perhaps even more so, as an adult…

Even Winston’s relatives found him a handful. He usually spent his holidays visiting one of his many aunts and uncles, and the occasions rarely passed without some dramatic incident taking place. Sometimes he went to Bournemouth to stay with his father’s sister, Lady Wimborne, and sometimes to Blenheim to stay with his father’s brother, now the
eighth Duke of Marlborough.

 

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Winston loved Blenheim palace because every corner of the resounding halls, and majestic rooms, breathed the splendour of the great defender of the Realm, the ancestral warrior, who had saved England from the rule of a European Tyrant by trashing him in the battle of Blenheim and beyond.

 

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The little boy was dazzled by the uniforms and the armor on display, and by the wonderful trophies, and the battle scenes that adorned the halls, and decorated the walls. But best of all, he loved the toy soldiers that brought to life the armies which his famous ancestor the Duke of Marlborough had commanded winningly in the field of honor.

 

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So to follow in his famous ancestor’s footsteps, Winston Churchill modeled his own collection on this impressive array, and often refought the Battle of Blenheim with himself as the heroic leader.

 

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He replayed this battle, again, and again, and again, until he knew every move. and he could execute every strategy, and every tactic by heart…

 

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He resolved that his life too, would be filled with excitement and glory — hopefully in defense of the Realm, or wherever else he could find his pride and joy; the primordial battle between Good and Evil.

Indeed it would, come to pass some day soon…

Oh Lord, methinks that surely came to pass in ways that none could have imagined at the time of Winston’s childhood epic battles.

 

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And indeed, he never lost his sense for, nor his taste for worthwhile adventure…

Yet back to his growing up, when Lady Jennie Churchill, was abroad, as she frequently was, her elder sister, Lady Leslie had taken young Winston under her wing as part of her brood and he became accustomed to being with her own family.

He became a fixture of her household, so much, that when he was twelve years old, she wrote the following letter to the celebrated author, Mr Rider Haggard: ‘The little boy Winston came here yesterday morning, beseeching me to take him to see you before he returns to school at the end of the month. I don’t wish to bore so busy a man as yourself, but will you, when you have time, please tell me, shall I bring him on Wednesday next, when Mrs Haggard said she would be at home? Or do you prefer settling to come here some afternoon when I could have the boy to meet you? He really is a very interesting being, though temporarily uppish from the restraining parental hand being in Russia.”

Shortly after the meeting Winston wrote to Mr Haggard: ‘Thank you so much for sending me Allan Quatermain; It was so good of you. I like A.Q. better than King Solomon’s Mines; It is more amusing. I hope you will write a good many more books.’

When Winston was not at Bournemouth, or Blenheim, or with Lady Leslie, in her house near Dublin, he sometimes stayed with his mother’s younger sister, Mrs Frewen, in London. And other times the Leslie and Frewen children came to visit him at various houses which Randolph Churchill had rented for the summer. The three Jerome sisters had produced between them six boys and one girl, so there was no shortage of playmates.

 

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A picture taken in 1889 shows Lady Jennie Churchill with her two sons, Winston age fourteen and Jack age eight; Mrs Frewen with Oswald, one, Hugh, six, and Clare, four; and Lady Leslie with Shane, four, and Norman, three.

This were the moments that if one had a time-bending telescope that could look into the future, he could discern that this little boy could conceivably one day become the Champion who saved Christian Western Civilization, from the knell of destruction and death.

Because Winston was always the undisputed leader of the group, being six years older than any of the other children, and his leadership was of a stirring and wilful character. His cousin, Shane Leslie, remembers the agitated consultations between nannies and nursery maids as to how to handle the headstrong boy.

He was the true enfant terrible. Once when he was defying his nurse he searched his brain for something ‘wicked’ with which he could threaten her; finally remembering her strong church principles he declared boldly that if she would not let him have his way he would ‘go and worship idols’.

His cousins regarded Winston with fascination and awe as Shane Leslie said: We thought he was wonderful, because he was always leading us to danger. Sometimes the danger rested in hazardous bird’s-nesting expeditions, sometimes in fights with the village children, sometimes in full-scale battles over carefully built fortresses. Once he even persuaded Mrs Everest to organize an expedition to the Tower of London, so that he could give the younger children a detailed lecture on the tortures used there upon the prisoners who had information to divulge…”

Clare Frewen, who later as Clare Sheridan became widely known as a sculptress and a writer, describes in her memoirs the impression Winston, her cousin made on her: “Winston was a large school boy when I was still in the nursery. He had a disconcerting way of looking at me critically and saying nothing. He filled me with awe. His playroom contained from one end to the other a plank table on trestles, upon which were thousands of lead soldiers arranged for battle. He organized wars. The lead battalions were maneuvered into action, peas and pebbles committed great casualties, forts were stormed, cavalry charged, bridges were destroyed real water tanks engulfed the advancing foe. Altogether it was a most impressive show, and played with an interest that was no ordinary child game.”

“One summer the Churchills rented a small house in the country for the holidays. It was called Banstead. Winston and Jack, his brother, built a log house with the help of the gardener’s children and dug a ditch around it which they contrived to fill with water, and made a drawbridge that really could pull up and down. Here again war proceeded. The fort was stormed. I was hurriedly removed from the scene of action as mud and
stones began to fly with effect. But the incident impressed me, and Winston became a very important person in my estimation.”

During the first three years that Winston was learning at school in Brighton — Lord Randolph Churchill, was moving rapidly towards the glittering height of his political career. Even though Winston was only nine he realized with immense pride that his father was a great national figure. The newspapers were full of his utterances, and the magazines ran dozens of cartoons. He noticed proudly, that strangers even took off their hats when Lord Randolph Churchill passed by, and he heard grown-ups speaking of him as ‘Gladstone’s great adversary. He pored over the daily papers and read every word of his father’s speeches. He bought a scrap-book and pasted in the cartoons. He listened to whatever snatches of political talk he could hear, and acquainted himself with special knowledge of all the great personalities of the day. And, of course, he lined up firmly on his father’s political side…

Anyone who was not interested in politics, he decided, must be very stupid indeed. Once when he visited the Marylebone swimming baths in London he asked the attendant if he were a Liberal or a Conservative: “Oh, I don’t bother myself about politics” replied the man. “What” gasped Winston in indignation: “You pay taxes, and you don’t bother yourself about politics? You ought to want to stand on a box in Hyde Park and tell people things.”

On another occasion Winston refused to play with a certain friend anymore, and when the friend’s father inquired why, the boy answered: “Winston says you’re one of those damned Radicals and he’s not coming over here again.”

Lord Randolph was apparently unaware that he had such a staunch supporter in his elder son. He was completely centered in his own affairs and spared little time for his children. They were almost like strangers to him and yet when Winston was thirteen his father introduced him to Bram Stoker, the author of Dracula, saying: “He’s not much yet, but he’s a good ‘un.'” Winston was enormously pleased by this tribute but during the next
few years was doomed to fall considerably in his father’s estimation.

The trouble, once again, was school; and this time it was Harrow. From the very first he was a failure. Most members of the Churchill family went to Eton, but since Winston had suffered from pneumonia twice, his mother decided to send him to Harrow which, since it stands on a hill, was supposed to be healthier for a boy with a ‘weak chest.’ The Latin entrance examination paper which Winston handed in, however, contained nothing more than a figure one in brackets, two smudges and a blot. However, Dr. Welldon, the Headmaster, took the unusual step of examining his other papers himself, and being convinced that it was impossible for Lord Randolph’s son to be totally devoid of intelligence, persuaded himself that they showed traces of originality.

On the strength of his intervention — Winston was admitted to Harrow as a fresher…

Things went from bad to worse. Winston passed into Harrow the lowest boy, in the lowest form, and he never moved out of the Lower School, the whole five years he was there. Roll call was taken on the steps outside the Old School and the boys used to file past according to their scholastic record. Although in 1888 Lord Randolph was out of office he was still a world figure and sometimes visitors gathered to catch a glimpse
of the brilliant mans’ son. Winston often heard them exclaim in amazement: ‘Why, he’s the last of all!’

Surely still recalling the daily humiliation, Winston many years later proclaimed firmly:
“I am all for the Public Schools but I do not want to go there again.”

Indeed the Headmasters also struggled with Churchill whose antics left them in a daily panic of quandary on how to handle this “wild one,” if not full of bewilderment, and indignation because Winston was full of self-confidence and assertiveness. At the time, young Winston could talk Arabs out of their camels, and Eskimos out of their fleece. So indeed why could he not learn the rudiments of Latin and Mathematics was a major question tantalizing his teachers. Yet to this day Winston Churchill insists that where “my reason, imagination or interest was not engaged I could not or would not learn.”

There is no doubt that stubbornness played a considerable part, because when his twelve years of school came to an end, he declared with some pride that no one had ever succeeded in making him write a Latin verse or learn any Greek except the alphabet and Homer’s Odyssey & Iliad.

Regardless of his Homeric inklings, Winston as result of his carefully curated selection of personal interest subjects — he remained perpetually at the bottom of the class; and as a
further result he was thoroughly grounded in English. If he was too stupid to learn Latin he could at least learn English. He was drilled over and over again in parsing and syntax. He writes: “Thus I got into my bones the essential structure of the ordinary British sentence which is a noble thing. And when in after years my schoolfellows who had won prizes and distinction for writing such beautiful Latin poetry and pithy Greek epigrams had to come down again to common English, to earn their living or make their way, I did not feel myself at any disadvantage.”

Churchill loved to experiment with the use of words and was passionately fond of declaiming his hastily improvised or made-up speeches in a rhetorical or impassioned way to any impromptu or inopportune audience. He astonished the School Headmaster, Dr Welldon, by reciting twelve hundred lines of Macaulay’s ‘Lays of Ancient Rome’ without making a single mistake. A singular feat for which he won a school prize. The Headmaster Dr Welldon thereafter always declared: “I do not believe I have ever seen in a boy, such a strong veneration of the English language.”

Other worthy testimony for the young pupil, comes from Mr Moore, who ran the Bookshop at the Harrow School: “Winston Churchill … in his schooldays already showed evidences of his unusual command of words. He would argue in the shop on any subject, and, as a result of this, he was, I am afraid, often left in sole possession of the floor.”

Churchill was no better at sport than he was at Latin or Greek. He hated cricket and football and the only distinction he won was the Public Schools Fencing Competition. He was not a popular boy. Instead of being subdued by his failures he grew more self assertive than ever. Once he crept-up behind a small boy standing on the edge of the swimming pool and pushed him in. As the dripping and indignant figure climbed out, some of the boys who had watched the incident chanted with delight, ‘You’re in for it,’ for the victim was none other than Leo Amery, a Sixth Form boy, who was not only Head of his House but a champion at gym. When Winston realized the full implications of his act he went up and apologized. ‘I mistook you for a Fourth Form boy,’ he explained, ‘you are so small.’ Then, sensing that this had not improved matters, added quickly: ‘My father too is small and he also is a great man.’ Leo Amery, who in later years sat in many of the same Cabinets with Churchill, burst into laughter and warned the miscreant to be more careful in the future.

Amery got his own back on Winston a short time later when the latter wrote several letters to the school magazine criticizing the gym. Amery was one of the schoolboy editors, and when Winston Churchill’s second contribution was sent in, containing an even more spirited attack than the first, he wielded the blue pencil firmly. With tears in his eyes Winston remonstrated that Amery was deleting his best paragraphs, but the latter was adamant and the letter was published with the following footnote: We have omitted a portion of our correspondent’s letter, which seemed to us to exceed the limits of fair criticism.

Winston Churchill’s letters were published under the pen-name, Junius Junior, and even with the editorial excisions, corrections, and omissions — Headmaster Welldon felt that Winston was going too far. He summoned him and said that he had noticed certain articles of a subversive character critical of the constituted authorities of the school; that as the articles were anonymous he would not dream of asking who wrote them, but that if any more of the same sort appeared it might be his painful duty to ‘swish’ Winston Churchill.

Churchill, however, was not intimidated by a dressing-down. Mr Tomlin, who was the Head of School in Winston’s second year, wrote: “When Dr Welldon once had Winston ‘on the carpet’ and said, ‘Churchill, I have very grave reason to be displeased with you,’ the boy retorted brightly, ‘And I, sir, have very grave reason to be displeased with you.’
Despite Winston’s sauce, Welldon confided to a friend that he was one of his favourite pupils.

Winston Churchill’s literary efforts did not extend much further than his attacks on the gym, save for a long poem on an epidemic of influenza. One of the verses went:
“And now Europe groans aloud
And ‘neath the heavy thunder-cloud
Hushed is both song and dance;
The germs of illness wend their way
To westward each succeeding day
And enter merry France.”

Churchill did not worry about his unpopularity with his schoolmates, for he was not a boy who feared to be alone, since he could always find something amusing to do with his leisure. When he was fifteen he made an experiment which fortunately escaped the notice of the masters. In the town of Harrow there stood an old deserted house with a large garden. As the building fell into decay it became known as ‘The Haunted House.’

There was an old well in the garden and people claimed that a passage at the bottom led to the Parish Church. Winston thought it would be fun to find out whether this was true and hit upon the happy idea of blowing it up.

With some gunpowder, a stone ginger-beer bottle and a homemade fuse, he assembled an elementary but effective bomb, and placed it at the bottom of the well. Nothing happened and he leaned over the wall.. to check & see: “At that moment the bomb exploded. Winston was not hurt but his face was blackened and his hair and eyebrows singed. The neighbours hurried to their windows and a Mr Harry Woodbridge, who lived in Harrow, declared that his aunt ran out to help the boy. She brought him into the kitchen and bathed his face. When he left he thanked her and said: “I expect this will get me the bag.” But the Harrow School Headmasters did not hear of the incident and Winston’s fears and perhaps secret wishes for expulsion — sadly were not realized.”

Winston’s indifference to his schoolmates probably revealed itself most nobly in his attitude to the devoted Mrs Everest. English Public Schools are cruelly critical of the outward display of affection, and for this reason boys have even been known to beg their parents to keep away. Winston not only invited Mrs Everest to visit him but when she arrived, enormously fat and smiling, kissed her in front of all the boys and walked down
the street with her arm in arm. Jack Seely, an old Harrovian who afterwards became one of Winston Churchill’s Cabinet colleagues, and won the D.S.O. in the First War, witnessed the incident and described it as one of the ‘bravest acts’ he had ever seen.

Back in London, Jennie and Lord Randolph were at turns, startled and worried by their son’s scholastic failures. They must have felt that the boy must be somewhat backward and for the first time began to concern themselves about his future. Occasionally Randolph, visited Winston at Harrow and followed the approved pattern of parental behaviour by taking him and his school friend, Jack Milbanke, to luncheon at the King’s Head Hotel. Winston sat awkward and silent, listening to Milbanke conversing so easily with his brilliant father and wishing with all his heart that he could do the same. But Lord Randolph intimidated his son. He was remote and impersonal and even then made no effort to gain his confidence. The son was filled with admiration for his father, yet in his presence was always remaining quiet, gauche, and self-conscious.

In due form though, we should record what transpired before he was able to join the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, because Winston Churchill had to overcome some serious adversity, as always, he had to do before any of his great Victories. He had to taste the bitter pill of defeat before Lady Fortune smiled upon him. Same as here, when just before Winston Churchill passed his final examination for the Royal Military Academy of Sandhurst — he had a serious accident:  “He went to visit his aunt, Lady Wimborne, at Bournemouth. He was being chased by his cousin and his brother and suddenly found himself cornered on a bridge, under which lay a ravine covered with pine trees. He rashly decided to avoid capture by jumping into the ravine, hoping that the trees would break his fall and deposit him on the earth unhurt. His plan misfired and he fell twenty-nine feet onto hard ground. The two boys ran into the house and fetched Lady Randolph, saying: ‘Winston jumped over the bridge and he won’t speak to us.’

For three days he was unconscious. His father hurried from Ireland and all the most eminent specialists of the day were summoned. He had a ruptured kidney which called for an immediate operation. The news went round the Carlton Club that Lord Randolph’s son had met with a serious accident playing ‘Follow my Leader’, to which the wits replied: ‘Lord Randolph will never come to grief that way.’

Winston was laid up for nearly the whole of the year 1893. But his convalescence, far from proving dull, opened up for him the exciting world of politics that he had hitherto only read about. His parents took him to London where they were living with his grandmother, the dowager Duchess of Marlborough, at 50 Grosvenor Square. Lord Randolph Churchill was a sick man; he was shrunken and pale and had grown an enormous, shaggy beard that seemed to accentuate his illness. Yet he still dreamed of retrieving his position, because he felt he had been badly used; and Winston had heard him refer bitterly to the Tories as “a Government and a party which for five years have boycotted and slandered me.” He had therefore gained a certain amount of satisfaction when, a few months previously, Gladstone had beaten the Tories at the polls and ascended the throne once again.

Lord Randolph’s sister was married to Lord Tweedmouth, Gladstone’s chief whip, so the Churchills found themselves in the Liberals’ inner circle. Every day there were people for lunch and dinner and here the eighteen-year-old Winston met for the first time many of the great figures whom he was destined to know as colleagues in the days to come. He met Mr Chamberlain, Mr Balfour, Mr Edward Carson, Mr Asquith, Mr John Morley, Lord Rosebery and many others. He often attended the House of Commons, and heard Gladstone wind up the Third Reading of the Home Rule Bill. One evening when Edward Carson came to dinner and discovered that Winston had spent the afternoon in the gallery, he said: ‘What did you think of my speech?’ Young Winston Churchill, replied solemnly: “I concluded from it sir, that the ship of State is struggling in heavy seas.”

What fascinated Winston most about the House of Commons was that although the battle across the floor was sharp and fierce, when opponents met outside the Chamber they were friendly and courteous. On one occasion he heard his father and Sir William Harcourt exchanging very acrimonious charges. Sir William seemed to him unnecessarily angry and extremely unfair. He was therefore astonished when the latter came up to him in the gallery, shook his hand and smiled and asked him what he
thought of the speech. The lack of rancour impressed Winston. It was the truly sporting way to fight, he decided, as chivalrous as the knights of old; and it is worth noticing that he has always modelled his own conduct on these Victorian examples.

As the days passed he tried eagerly to draw closer to his estranged and always distant family father, Lord Randolph Churchill, without much success…

Yet he kept on trying, because a short time before his accident he had caught one fleeting glimpse of the inner man, which encouraged him and filled him with hope. He had let off a gun at a rabbit which happened to appear on the lawn just below Lord Randolph’s window. The latter spoke to his son angrily, then suddenly melted. He talked gently about school and the Army, and the difficulties and rewards of life in general. At the end he said: “Remember things do not always go right with me. My every action is misjudged and every word distorted. … So make some allowances.”

The fact that Lord Randolph had opened up to his erstwhile ‘son’ for these few minutes filled Winston with hope, that he can chisel away at the stone faced moment to get some inner warmth and humanity towards his distant and strange father, whom he truly loved, defended, and respected truly, and always.

He thought that perhaps one day, when he had made his name and fortune, he would enter the House at his father’s side and they would fight their way together. But this one ‘father to son’ ‘talk’ was the only intimate conversation Winston was ever going to have with Lord Randolph Churchill…

Strange indeed…

Another day when Winston was fourteen and staying at home on holiday; Lord Randolph went up to the nursery, and he found Winston replaying with his soldiers which were then over fifteen hundred strong, the epic battle of Blenheim. Randolph studied the battle arrayed as the lead soldiers stood ready in the proper line of battle and after some thought, asked him if he would like to become a soldier. Winston was instantly delighted to think that his father had discovered in him the seeds of military genius. What he failed to realize for many years, as he later said; was that Lord Randolph had decided that “soldiering” was the only career for a boy of limited intelligence, such as this one who preferred to play with his toy soldiers all day long…

Yet, Winston was immensely pleased at the prospect of a military life and career. He immediately took a special course at Harrow to prepare him for his Sandhurst entrance examination, but even here he did not succeed.

Twice he took the examination and twice he failed.

In exasperation his father removed him from Harrow and sent him to a “crammer” to school him in preparation for the admittance examination for Sandhurst. After the requisite preparations, Winston took the examination for the third time, and passed. But so came in so low that he was not qualified to enter any regiment, but the cavalry. The cavalry accepted a lower standard since its primary requisite was for young men of independent means who could and would pay for their own horses, uniforms, and upkeep…

When Lord Randolph heard of what he saw as his son’s latest “failure” he was very angry indeed, and wrote him a terse letter warning him that if he did not pull himself together he would become a “social wastrel” for the rest of his life. Because Lord Randolph had set his heart on Winston’s joining the 6oth Rifles — he now had the humiliating duty of writing to the Colonel of the Regiment, and explaining that his son was “too stupid” to qualify for the 60th Rifles Regiment, and instead had joined the cavalry…

Yet all was well, because and probably despite his father’s indignation; Winston was thrilled at the thought of becoming a smart cavalry officer.

He reckoned: “Riding is more fun than walking.” He thus entered the Royal Military Academy, with a light heart, a sure smile, a great uniform, a shining sword, a side arm, and a swift tempered white horse.

 

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What’s not to like?

He was in Heaven.

Life was suddenly sweet for young Winston Churchill.

Now he said: “Let the games of war, life, and polo begin.”

 

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To be continued…

Posted by: Dr Pano Kroko Churchill | June 4, 2017

What Would Winston Churchill Do? (Chapter 20)

THE YEAR 1874 BRINGS FORTH A BASTARD PRINCE

Eighteen Seventy Four [1874] was the year that Winston Churchill was born.

That was the year the apparent Randolph Churchill’s son, the weighty, plump, and red faced baby came out of the womb of Jennie Jerome Churchill, sliding out easily like a ripe fruit.

He was christened Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, as he was born into this world.

 

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Winston arrived on St Andrews’ day, inside Blenheim palace, the seat of the Duke of Marlborough, in Oxfordshire.

This was greeted as a good omen by all, and especially by the child’s grandparents. He was the newest addition to the clan, and was loved by everyone for his good nature. But somehow his arrival on St Andrews day, symbolized that he was destined for great things and the local fortune teller said that he was suited to assume the mantle of the original Duke of Marlborough.

But for the time being, little ruddy and plump Winston became the plaything for the whole household, sharing joy with all who saw him, and held him for a while. Everybody wanted to pet him…

Indeed he became the favorite and he played all the time as little children often do…

 

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With a good and healthy appetite and a strong buxom wet nurse; he drank plenty of milk, grew fast, and was as healthy as can be. Good genes account for that, and also a good predisposition. Those two qualities can go a long way for a healthy child. And having a Mrs Everest as a nursemaid can really help you climb up those towering peaks of Life, starting up early on…

Still at the same time baby Winston was sucking the milk out of the Mt Everest dual peaks, the political glow of Randolph Churchill’s temporary fame, must not have quite registered with such a young child, because only the stories about his prodigal ancestor the Duke of Marlborough made the young lad smile. Indeed young Winston loved the military success stories just as much as he loved his toy soldiers, the dual magnificent domes of Mrs Everest streaming with milk, and of course the detailed battle plans of the famous war games.

All these became his constant playthings, and in some ways, he continued playing out these battles, throughout his lifetime.

 

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Somewhere along these lines, between milking and battling, Randolph Churchill must also have been seen as an inspiration, because although rarely sen around the house, at this time Randolph was one of the most spectacular men of the day, and this must naturally have been another cause to excite Winston’s plentiful imagination. For Randolph was a great dresser, a bon vivant, a super dandy, and a caricature of a serious politician — therefore he astonished all the people he met, and of course between his vulgar self promotion, and his astonishing emotional highs and lows rollercoaster, he admonished his son about the value of being a sharp dresser. Probably he must have astonished young Winston viscerally, because of his visual, as well as because of his auditory stimulation, as only a strong male figure with a stentorian voice can do.

And Randolph indeed knew how to speak… loud and clear. Perhaps too clear…

Lord Randy as he was called by his friends and intimates, was vulgar, coarse, and flamboyant, and his career took off, and flashed across the late Victorian sky like a meteor. Still Randy was the talk of the town amongst the ‘In” crowd of actors, vaudevillians, artists, entertainers, and the working class masses. He was theatrical, he was popular, he was dandyish and always shooting from the cuff. What’s not to like? He was gay as gay can be, but gay in a way that was not quite acceptable at the late Victorian era. Still due to his name and all other skills, he was given a “Free Pass” but that is only, if he could “keep-it-in-his-pants.” And for a while he did, and thus he advanced in his meteoric political career. He advanced by means of a brilliant and savage tongue, and without much of a strategy besides a basic grasp of Disraelian political ideology. Lord Randy shifted from the political back benches of the House of Parliament in the “Commons” to become the Leader of the House, and the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Lord Randy, “schooled” as he were, amongst the theatre people — knew how to attract attention. He soon became a brazen politician actor and he reckoned that the Parliament was his stage. He indeed become the outrageous matinee idol of the hustings, the brilliant wit, the verdant flowering rosebush — and indeed he became the “enfant terrible” of British politics. A dandy with a potty mouth that wouldn’t quite quit…

 

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In some fawning biographies Randy is portrayed like a late Victorian pop star, but that is pure Churchillian propaganda and should be dismissed as such. Along the way of this propaganda, Randy was credited with revitalizing a defeated, dejected, and dispirited Tory Party, and through his energetic fervor and under the leadership of his Mentor the famed Lord Salisbury — were all led to victory in the upcoming elections and thus secured the government. The newly formed cabinet had a place of honor for this young and aristocratic rebellious and pugnacious man.

That’s a beautiful story, except that its all mostly hogwash…

And as a cover-up story, it was only conceived in order to attempt to explain the unexplainable.

As usual Life is stranger than fiction, and that silly red herring story, had better be discarded in the trash heap of history, right next to the silly story that credits Al Gore with the creation of the Internet, and the other even sillier one that credits Hillary Clinton with the renaissance of the DNC, and of the Democratic party:

“Loser Weeper — Never Admitter.”

Still you know that all major bullshit stories, are manufactured by the puppet masters, for the usual mass media observing folk, who drink the cool aid by the bucketful, and for those evil doers who manufacture that kind of liquid crack as a profession.

The real story about Randolph is a lot more interesting, because not all that Randy was good at, was being a showman. A gay-spark. An actor. A vaudevillian. And a political innovator of pseudo liberal Conservatism. Randy above all else was very “gay.” A sarcastic little man but one with a refreshingly sharp wit and even sharper tongue. And even if he was a pseudo ideologue — his political sarcasm made him so many enemies that they all vied with each other to expose him for his uber-sexual gay lifestyle. Of course Randolph had shot through the ladder of success and achievement like Halley’s comet, but he was always careening this way and that, and when he reached the pinnacle of his political success — he found himself tottering at the very top. Sadly that’s all he could do.

Amazingly he accomplished all this, when he was just thirty-six years old.

 

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Because at the ripe young age of 36, he became the youngest Chancellor of the Exchequer, to this day, and the occupant of the Chancellor’s house on Downing Street No 11, next to No 10 which is the official residence of the Prime Minister. Sadly Randy kept it together for only a few months. Indeed he only lasted for four months in this exalted and stressful job and e was done in by himself. his one and only budget, his “Magnus Opus” was rejected wholeheartedly by the Parliament and all the major constituents.

And then in a moment of mental illness — he screwed it all up. Some people say that he went for a dramatic political overreach, full of arrogance, and petulant folly — and stepped into the void that surrounds all high peaks, and he came crushing down to earth. And indeed that is the accepted view and the official story, about Randy’s downfall, but the reality is quite different. Randy due to his serious form of STD he had received in his carnal exploration of the annal cavity of hundreds of men — was really really sick with syphilitic encephalitis that caused the splitting headaches that he suffered and the migraines his mushy brain created, that eventually first drove him to be catatonic, then apoplectic, and eventually made him bonkers, and gradually returned him to a stage like a child completely unable to fend for himself and eventually it killed him.

This is the story that is almost historically correct, but not describing the political dimension. Because you’ve got to remember that the Victorian times were the pinnacle of Political Correctness. And in those years very much like today — political correctness ruled. In ways large and small Randolph Churchill was an iconoclast and he became a politician like Donald Trump is today. He was wildly popular but due to his own idiosyncrasies, the popular media and the opinion makers could not stand him. He was antagonistic and sarcastic. He was full of bravado and much like Trump uses Twitter, he used his letters to the Times as his way to communicate with his Constituency that was the masses of England and was always growing.

 

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His popularity was peeking the more politically incorrect he was becoming. But his sexuality was his Achilles heel. Victorians couldn’t tolerate a Gay man in high office and especially one that was fairly open about his sexuality much like his friend and fellow apostate Oscar Wilde was.

Surely the political angle of the propaganda story of Randolph wanting to draft the best possible budget, and being denied, and then resigning — is a honorable way for a man to appear to have fallen on his own sword of principle. Yet romantic as that sounds, it is not congruent with reality.

Same as the other story circulating that Randolph was mentally ill, and he went bonkers and run through Parliament naked. Nice but no cigar, because it simply wasn’t true…

Surely he was going mad with headaches and due to the onset of and due to the continued advancement of syphilitic encephalitis, which is a debilitating disease commonly known as syphilis — but that was yet to come…

 

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In short the decade of the 1880s saw the meteoric rise and catastrophic fall of the brilliant Lord Randolph Churchill, who sought to succeed Benjamin Disraeli in the leadership of the Conservatives, after the later’s early death while being the leader of the opposition, having stepped down from the Government a few months earlier — having lost the disruptive elections of 1880.

Randolph was an intense personality of dandyism, shining wit, and piercing sarcasm — all aspects of a pugilistic and pugnacious character singularly fitted to propel him to great political heights.

And this he did handsomely and easily, but before he had reached the absolute pinnacle of success at the Prime Minister’s office on Number 10 Downing Street, his career took a wrong turn and was instantaneously extinguished, when he had to resign as Chancellor of the Exchequer, due to a scandalous affair…

Not too long after that the spark of his life was snuffed out too.

His death at age 45, from syphilis, cast a pall over his early fame.

 

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Randolph Henry Spencer-Churchill, younger son of the 7th Duke of Marlborough, was born 13 February 1849. Like other young men of his time, he joined in the merry life of the Marlborough House set, where the tone was set by his best friend, the Prince of Wales, who introduced him to his concubine in 1874, with a clear plan and a sweet and rewarding proposal for the advancement of Randolph, and mutual support…

It was a cad’s game but there you have it…

Manufactured history will tell you that apparently Randolph was immediately smitten with the young American debutante and at the ripe age of 25, proposed, and married Jennie, the beautiful second daughter of Leonard and Clara Jerome of New York.

Soon thereafter, he was elected a Member of Parliament for Woodstock, and embarked upon a tumultuous political career.

 

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Not all of Randolph’s time was spent in the House of Commons. He took to the turf and traveled widely: as far afield as South Africa, from whence he returned in January 1892, sporting a beard. The next year he visited Russia and Germany to relax at spas with Jennie. Against their doctors’ advice, Lord and Lady Randolph made a world tour in 1894 which was cut short by his rapidly deteriorating health. He returned to England in late 1894, “as weak and helpless in mind and body as a little child,” according to his son and biographer.

Even as a young man, Randolph’s health had been unreliable. He was a binge drinker, a heavy smoker out to “burn his tongue,” and family, friends and physicians, all advised him to quit smoking and moderate his drinking. He was a very hard worker, with a frenetic energy that Winston described as “of a temper that gallops till it falls.” Periods of intense activity led Randolph to exhaustion, and were soon followed by periods of profound fatigue, and forced rest, induced by melancholia.

Lord Randolph was seriously ill in 1890, with palpitations associated with exhaustion. His family physician, Dr. Robson Roose, prescribed belladonna, laudanum and digitalis. The following year, he experienced an episode of severe confusion, which suggests acute high blood pressure. Earlier, in 1882, he had had an extended illness which Lady Randolph’s diary refers to as tiredness and fevers. Later, in mid-1893, Dr. Roose told Jennie, who was distraught over her husband’s illness, that Randolph’s heart condition had, nonetheless, been cured. But around this time, Randolph began to have speaking difficulties which were associated with hearing and balance problems.

Over the next two years until his death in 1895, Lord Randolph complained of dizziness, palpitations, and intermittent numbness in his hands and feet. His speech became more slurred, and during one of his last parliamentary speeches, he hesitated, slurred, and was quite unable to complete reading the text of his speech. His friend Lord Rosebery later recorded that “he was the chief mourner at his own protracted funeral, a public pageant of gloomy years.” He eventually became quick-tempered and combative. Finally, he died in a coma, with pneumonia and, probably, kidney failure.

 

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His biographers, including his son Winston, were divided on the nature of Lord Randolph’s medical problems and the cause of his death. They have generally attributed his deterioration and death to syphilis and its effects when gone untreated and as we know today, in the late Victorian time there was neither cure, nor effective treatment for it…

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by “Treponema pallidum” with human beings, being the only host. Syphilitic infection of the nervous system results in the most chronic, insidious meningeal inflammatory process known. Invasion of the CNS occurs early in the course of untreated syphilis. During the late Victorian era, there had been a drastic increase, in syphilis cases all over London and it’s environs, as well as worldwide, as a side effect of the globalization, commerce, shipping and communications, but above all else — due to the licentious behavior of parts of the population. Syphilis became the disease for the gay men fraternizing with society of thespians, actors, and also with returning sailors, soldiers, and prison inmates — who all together spread the disease widely. At the time syphilis had no known cure. Yet this was the time of sexual revolution like the 1960’s and the ease of intercourse in Society’s fancy balls, and costume parties, was similar to the trade of promiscuous Aristocrats with the prostitutes of Covent Garden, and White Chapel, or with the male whores of Soho, Carnaby, and Leicester Square. And that is how the promiscuous members of the High Society were attacked by the scourge of syphilis, that in it’s heyday was just as destructive, shameful and stigmatized, like HIV-AIDS was seen to be, in the late 1980s, 90s, and even today.

The London gay population suffered the greatest incidence of syphilis, more than anyone else, and it was quite common amongst theatre actors, and covert gay people, especially in urban areas. To be syphilitic was part and parcel of being part of the troupe. This fact led Victorian Doctors to heighten their degree of suspicion, being profoundly alert to the possibility of this infection within the socially and sexually active populations. In the late Victorian era, neurosyphilis, was defined as the maddening Venereal Disease. The pathogenesis of neurosyphilis is similar to that of encephalitis, as it also effects the rest of the human body, because persistent syphilitic abnormalities develop into full blown neurosyphilis, such as what Lord Randy suffered from. Syphilis was first described in a Latin poem written by an Italian physician around 1530. Early on it was thought, that if a patient’s wickedness exceeded his or her natural virtue, then the disease could be incurable. By explaining these incurable causes, physicians were invoking the idea that the “French disease,” or “mal francese,” was sent as a punishment from God. This reinforced the social stigma attached to the disease, associating it with licentious, shameful, homoerotic, and invariably immoral behavior. 

 

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Does this sound like a fit description for Aids in the 1980s, or even in the 90s, as if it were offered as an explanation for this new scourge for humanity, by some fundamentalist nut job? Think about it. True, or not?

Imagine and transpose that description of HIV-AIDS now, to the Victorian era’s equivalent disease, and that’s when you can finally find out what Randy Churchill was up against. Because in the days before there was any cure for syphilis, it was considered an easily communicable disease in  public, and the ‘carriers” were seen as the chief killers amongst the members of the Victorian society. As a matter of fact syphilis was often used for moralizing purposes, and thus the churches also brought together many incurable men and women to the specially set-up alms houses that helped the feeble minded syphilitics exit this mortal coil, in admittedly Dickensian conditions. And the churchmen, would take children to visit these awful places, in order to scare them away from any sexy behavior for the rest of their lives.

Those visits and that level of scary sigh seeing, must have contributed to the amazing drop in birth rates at the end of the Victorian era. Methinks that is because when you see some vision of hell like that, as an impressionable young ,child and your teacher tells you that this happens when people have sex — nobody in his or her right mind, would ever even consider having sex. Still to this very day English people are traumatized about sexual intercourse and many choose to abstain. Yet all humor aside, these syphilitic houses acted like today’s hospices for the incurable cancer sufferers or for the Aids patients, and indeed in their own time played a positive role by alleviating some measure of human pain, and serving the social outcasts — the incurable Syphilis sufferers…

This Victorian solution was similar to what happened in 1521, for example, when the Venetian public health office, the “SANITA” officially responded to the civilian epidemic of syphilis, and the resultant military men health crisis that had spread to a critical number of affected persons, who openly begged for alms on the streets. “Incurabili” hospitals were established throughout the Italian peninsula, including in the cities of Rome, Bologna, Genoa, Florence, Naples, and Padua. University-trained physicians and popular healers sold their remedies, as well as recipes for how to make them, and used all of these to attempt unsuccessful treatments. They often also targeted affluent women and men, who might have been far too ashamed of their syphilitic condition, and avoided seeking medical treatment from their regular medical Doctors, and Clinicians. Some Italians for example, they were so stigmatized, and marginalized, that they simply couldn’t cope and committed suicide.

These treatment recipes of note, include a variety of everyday herbs and substances, such as incense, chamomile, earthworms, and chicken fat. Occasionally, more expensive and exotic ingredients, such as Artemisia dracunculus (tarragon), badger fat, bear fat, goose fat, or blood from a male pig, were used, especially if the case seemed particularly stubborn. The Italian Health Board, and the Holy Office of the Vatican Curia, tried to regulate the vast marketplace of cures, suspecting witchcraft, sorcery, and exorcism.  But government action failed just as much as the cures failed to produce any results. Still this governmental regulation is what has given rise and historical justification to today’s FDA and her regulatory powers, dating five centuries earlier than our Agency that regulates Drugs and Food….

 

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Syphilis, as a disease was introduced into Europe in the late 15th century, by returning explorers from the Americas and the Caribbean, and quickly became an epidemic throughout much of Europe. It was even called the “Indian gift” because this disease and the resultant outbreak, notably represented the only significant infection that Native Americans gave to Europe in return for the many devastating infections brought to America by Europeans. The syphilis epidemic outbreak and it’s worldwide spread were coincidental with the invasion of Naples by the French king, Charles VII. So people credit King Charles with being the royal patron of syphilis, because the dispersal of his debauched mercenary army, throughout Western Europe, was responsible for the rapid spread of the new disease, termed at the time, as the “great pox.” During the first years of its infestation in an immunologically naive population, syphilis appears to have assumed particularly horrific clinical manifestations. Few other diseases have inflicted such a burden of suffering on humankind, as the one that later became known as the “great imitator” because it had nothing to do with the “great pox” or indeed any kind of pox, great or small…

Early treatments, in the Victorian age, included mercury poisoning by Doctor’s prescription, iodides, guaiacum, and arsenic, also on Doctor’s orders. And indeed if you survived any and all of these treatments, that alone would drive a person mad, because at any rate, through their cumulative effect, these treatments were in and of themselves quite deadly and syphilitics were always driven mad before death arrived to liberate the soul.

We now know with certainty, that the Harley Street syphilis specialist, the London Doctor that Randolph Churchill was seeing in order to treat this disease — had prescribed both mercury and arsenic as the first line of defense against the disease of syphilis, which back then was perceived as “pox.”

Apparently Randy Churchill was acting like a mad man, who had lost his bearings, because he was indeed going stark raving mad. To this day, people say that he was seen running naked through the halls of Parliament, but that striking image has to be taken with more than a pound of salt. And although we all know that Englishmen love to streak naked at times of athletic contests — we need to add that this is a recent phenomenon. Indeed showing a bit of flash, flesh, and two perfect buns, in athletic events and especially in the game of footie, has only been a right of passage since footie became a thing. Sadly for the Victorians, during the Victorian era, footie was not such a draw.

Furthermore if Randolph Churchill were to be found streaking naked — it would most likely be in Holland Park at night, frolicking in the lake, along with the rest of the fairies. Or one can imagine that naked whiteness being chased by the Police after been found to be shaking the bushes with fellow sodomites, and other dandies given to these exclusively male pursuits after nightfall, with the likes of Oscar Wilde and his posse of pretty boys in the park…

 

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Lord Randolph was a real Dandy and clearly the best One of them all.

And of course he had vastly overestimated his own importance, strained his mental faculties, and thus overshot his mark, along with some other importune and inappropriate acts that he engaged into, and that made him totally unfit to hold the office of the second in command member of the English government’s cabinet.

In retrospect, we realize that he had a mental breakdown, and it was his syphilis that had thrown it all away…

Damn … those American Indians and their disease.

Yet in an ironic twist of fate and fortune, and in a thespian manner, it could correctly be said that the “Great Imitator” Randolph Churchill who greatly imitated Disraeli and all of Shakespeare’s great villains — had succumbed to syphilis, the disease labeled as the “Great Imitator.”

Small wonder then, that Randolph Churchill had to resign his position as Chancellor of the Exchequer, lose his political standing, lose his friends and followers, and he was never able to reach any position of authority ever again, becoming a bitter and spoiled man-child.

Yet it is vitally important to remember that Lord Randolph Churchill had first entered the world of politics, just as his assumed son Winston — the scion of Prince Edward and Jennie Jerome — had also entered the world, during the last twenty-five years of Queen Victoria’s long and successful reign, which was the best times and the worst times… Or at the very least it was the high-time of the Industrial Revolution.

During the first sixty years of that century, Great Britain had turned from her victory against the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, towards peacetime industries. The ensuing Victorian industrial era saw Britain developing the talents which soon transformed her from a landed agricultural gentry driven society, into the greatest manufacturing country in the world, blessed with a new middle class of merchants, traders, financiers, shopkeepers and professionals. These were the fruits of the industrial revolution, and the Enlightenment coming to a head…

These were also the years that transformed Britain into Great Britain, and turned her into an Empire. Disraeli indeed was the Prime Minister whose skill and craft with Diplomacy and Visionary International Affairs were of such magnitude, that he was able to transform the Queen into an Empress. The wind blowing the sails of her fleet and her capable administrators of the Civil Service and the Overseas Service, allowed the English mind to become the Global Brain, and thus made Great Britain the Empire to behold.

And at this point the British Empire had many rivals, but none that could approach the glory of the sun that never set over the British empire, because her dominions were interspersed in all the geographical longitudes and latitudes of the known world, and somewhere above the skies of the empire — the Sun would be shinning, even when it was dark in London. This geographical expansion and the mighty fleet plying the waters of the seven seas and supplying the needs of England and Europe with many goods and services, not only extended the English commerce to the ends of the great and growing Empire across the seas, but they built the interconnected network of a global communications infrastructure via flash post and the vaunted Royal Postal Service that served the needs of all across the world. The rise of shareholding companies and global international concerns are also seen as the cause of the explosion of communications and commerce that changed the world and made everybody richer…

The Internet and Communications convergence revolution of today with the Digital Renaissance, cannot even compare with the changes the late Victorian era saw in expansionary commerce and global communications and trade, because that was the first time that the world was connected fully…

These were heady times indeed, and by 1868 England was a proud and prosperous nations and the Great British Empire stretched from Australia to Northern Canada, and from Greenwich standard time to Hong Kong and Burma time at the other end of the time zone. The aristocracy and the newly rich merchants, shippers, manufacturers, and financiers, all lived in affluence and style; and although they were divided by birth and breeding — the public schools provided the necessary link by educating the children of both, to be gentlemen of a single, approved pattern. These children were brought up to take their places in the powerful and exclusive oligarchy by which Britain was governed in a democratic parliamentary system.

That aristocratic oligarchy was based not only on wealth and position, but also on merit and influence of skill. Even though only men of property had the right to vote and only men of property were chosen as Parliamentary candidates — many ways existed for capable men to bypass and overcome the difficulties of not owning land and make their way into politics. Disraeli was one of them as so many other leading Prime Ministers and leading Parliamentarians.. As a class though this Aristocracy, considered it their natural prerogative to rule, and proudly displayed to the world the strong, rich nation that had emerged under their guidance. But beneath this impressive show of prosperity and country estates with impressive piles of stone built upon them as magnificent houses that still adorn England, there was also the underlying poverty, bitterness, and unemployment. The lot of the working man was indeed quite hard, because he lived in crowded slums, laboring long hours for low wages, with the fear of the workhouse always in his mind. Without the right to vote this man’s struggles for improvement of his conditions was limited, but the fact that the Trade Unions were slowly gathering strength — revealed his sombre determination.

The restlessness of the masses did not escape the notice of William Ewart Gladstone, who was Prime Minister from 1868 to 1874, so he devoted his first administration almost entirely to attacking the privileges of the riding class. Gladstone ended the patronage system by which the Civil Service was run, and opened it to competitive examination. He  stopped the buying and selling of commissions in the Army and opened it to talent. He extended primary school education throughout the country; and he extended further the vote to the middle classes. He allowed the Unions to be represented and to be heard without having to go on strikes. He also looked after protecting the jobs of the lower classes from cheap imports, and textiles from abroad and instead sought to make the English textiles and goods the defect stock and trade of the British Empire’s commerce and of that of her Commonwealth countries…

Although Gladstone came close — he did not destroy the oligarchy, but merely broadened its basis, so much so, that people like the Duke of Marlborough, and the rest of the thirty or so Dukes of  England, considered Mr Gladstone a dangerous Radical. So that when young Lord Randolph left Oxford the Duke and the Duchess, his father and mother, begged him to hold himself in readiness, for the next election when he could stand for the family seat of Woodstock and prevent it from falling into the hands of the hated class enemy — the Gladstone politicians who were seen as the mortal enemies of the Conservatives.

As a boy Lord Randolph had none of the harsh insolence which characterized his career in the House of Commons. He grew up at Blenheim palace with his elder brother, Blandford, under the care of a doting father and mother. His parents followed the normal practice of the aristocracy in sending him to Eton and Oxford where he appears to have been an able though not a brilliant pupil. At Eton one of his masters, Mr Brinsley Richards, described him as ‘a rough and tumble urchin. ‘Churchill.’ he wrote, ‘was an easy lower boy to catch whenever anything had to be done, for his whereabouts could be ascertained by his incessant peals of laughter.’

After graduating from Oxford Lord Randolph obediently idled away the next three years waiting for a General Election. He was not at all politically inclined but Woodstock had been represented by a member of the family for ‘years and years’ and he felt it his duty to maintain tradition.

He travelled abroad for a year then returned to enjoy himself as a “gay spark” in the fashionable and exclusive circles of London society with intimate friends amongst the Oscar Wilde crowd and the rest of the gay-sparks.

 

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Although Oscar Wilde at the time was not revealed as the ultimate gay hedonist, or a corruptor of the youth, that he really was, and instead was described as a bon-vivant, as a wit, and a great Thespian, if not an Epicurean — let’s keep in mind that at this period of time; Randolph Churchill was also hanging out with this same group of men, and was also described by his biographers as “a gay-spark, and such a ‘cheerful and impulsive’ personality of a man about town, that all the young theatre goers, play actors, and other gay-sparks, emulated his fashionable dress code and his idiosyncratic lifestyle” … whatever that means.

Yet the “official propaganda” machine that whitewashes the historical record, describes Randolph, as a born again lover of women — which seems to be an afterthought borne out of necessity to hide the manufactured fact of the “fake wedding” and the “immaculate lily white marriage” to Jennie Jerome, the mother of Winston Churchill who was impregnated by the Prince Edward, the soon to be King of England. And the fact that she never had any biblical intercourse, or even simple carnal relations with Randolph Churchill, is what saved her and her children from the scourge of Syphilis. And that is the further proof of her quiet intelligence n selecting the best possible genes for her children while also getting a good name “Family Father” to protect those children from cruel Society’s name plating them as bastards.

Jennie Jerome Churchill, indeed went on to live her life as a healthy woman free of syphilis or any of that venereal STDs, long after Randolph had succumbed to this terrible disease.  Both of her children Winston & Jack, also were vitally healthy and never exhibited any of the signs of syphilis that the children of syphilitics always share with their parents.

As for the revisionist and popular myth that the young gay-spark Randolph went to Cowes in August 1873 where he met a beautiful dark-haired, nineteen-year-old American girl Jeanette and was smitten by her beauty, because he engaged her in deep conversation, and then he wooed her, and forty-eight hours later he proposed, and she immediately accepted, and they communicated their love to each other’s parents, and they got engaged, and then they got married in Paris, and then they had a kid named Winston, and then they had another kid named jack, and then lived happily ever after, and then Randolph got crazy and left his job, and then they went around the world, and then he died, and then Jennie got married again… ad infinitum. Great story if you believe it, but its all just major bullshit. Yet if it gives you any degree of comfort, please enjoy it, because it is the official bullshit, and you can have your fill…

And if you like this type of official bullshit — here is some more: Because the Camelot story goes as follows: The two love birds Randolph & Jennie, fell so hard for each other, that along the way, Randy sent a picture of Jennie to his father with a long dramatic letter of explanation, in which apparently he said: “I do not think that if I were to write pages I could give you any idea of the strength of my feelings and affection and love for her; all I can say is that I love her better than life itself, and that my one hope and dream is that matters may be so arranged, that soon I may be united to her, by ties that nothing but death itself, could have the power to sever.”

He then went on to say: ‘Mr Jerome is a gentleman who is obliged to live in New York to look after his business. I do not know what it is.

Apparently Mr Jerome was a New York business man who had made and lost several fortunes doing stock arbitrage.

He was a stock jobber, stock picker, promoter, shill extraordinaire and a fabulously wealthy man — when the season was the running of the bulls and the taming of the bears. But as we all know these things change fast. And so do the fortunes of war and love. And of political passions.

And thus came to pass that during the American Civil War, Mr Jerome, the father of Jennie Jerome Churchill, owned and edited the newspaper called then same as today: The New York Times.

Jerome was a passionate supporter of the Northern cause and of Abraham Lincoln, and the Republican party, to which he subscribed and gave large sums for the reelection of Honest Abe Lincoln to the White House.

 

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Yet when the New York war party became discredited in 1862, furious mobs attacked the New York Times office. But Mr Jerome had fortified his position with rifles and cannon and beat off the attacking mob’s violent raid, having shot them full of holes, and thus causing some considerable bloodshed. Well done Mr Jerome. Well Done. Now I finally  understand how Winston Churchill came to order field cannons to be brought in the heart of London to defeat some anarchist holed up inside a small house in White Chapel. He followed after his grandfather Mr Jerome, who in some of his calmer moments, he managed to found the first two great American race-courses, Jerome Park, and Coney Island Jockey Club. He also found the time to get a lady friend pregnant and to marry her, and thus had two daughters, besides Jeanette, both of whom escaped with their mother to Paris, and later having tired of the French suitors as being too soft — hoped across the channel and went and married British subjects. One became the mother of Shane Leslie, the distinguished Irish writer, and the other of Clare Sheridan, the equally distinguished sculptress.

Leonard Jerome was a real life fortune seeker, and a speculator after happiness, money, and success. That is also proven beyond doubt, because Leonard Jerome was a flamboyant and successful stock speculator in the wild West days of the New York Stock Exchange. He had made and lost several fortunes, and was known as “The King of Wall Street.” He held interests in several railroad companies, and was often a partner in the deals of Cornelius Vanderbilt. He was a patron of the arts, and had founded the Academy of Music, one of New York City’s earliest Opera houses. During the New York Draft Riots, Leonard Jerome defended the New York Times office building with a Gatling Gun, sandbag barricades and armed snipers at the windows of the building along with some field artillery, facing the Avenues in both directions.

Yet although he had significant holdings in the New York Times, and he was perhaps the majority shareholder, he had many other stock owning powerful partners, and he was keen to protect their interests, and thus was the one trusted as a leader, to defend and protect the New York Times as the newspaper of record, the as it almost still is now…

 

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The Jerome Mansion, on the corner of Madison Avenue and 26th Street, had a six hundred seat theatre, a breakfast room which seated seventy people, a ballroom of white and gold with champagne and cologne spouting fountains, and a view of Madison Square Park. It was later sold and housed a series of private clubs. The mansion was torn down in 1967. Leonard Jerome was an avid sportsman. He enjoyed yachting with his friend, William K. Vanderbilt. They shared a special passion for thoroughbred horse racing and helped found the American Jockey Club. In the late 1860s, Jerome was part of several hunting trips in the American West. These trips were guided by Buffalo Bill Cody. In 1866, Jerome bought the estate and mansion of James Bathgate near Old Fordham Village in what was then in the very rural Westchester County, but is now called “The Bronx.” Leonard Jerome and financier August Belmont, Sr. built Jerome Park Racetrack on the Bathgate land, and this is where the first Belmont Stakes were held back in 1867. Leonard Jerome and his brother Lawrence had a wide boulevard made from Macombs Dam to the track, which city authorities attempted to name “Murphy Avenue” after a local politician. This incensed Jerome’s wife so much that she had bronze plaques saying “Jerome Avenue” made up and bolted into place along the road, forcing the city to accept the name. The racetrack was acquired and demolished by the city in 1894, to make way for Jerome Park Reservoir. The Bathgate mansion served as a summer home for the Jerome family. In the early 1900s, the mansion was razed and replaced by the Kingsbridge Armory. Jerome became a resident of Brooklyn. Leonard Jerome, then along with Julius Vanderbilt, and other notable investors founded the Coney Island Jockey Club, which in 1884 built the Sheepshead Bay Race Track that held the thoroughbred Astor Cup races, and later became the Jamaica Race Track, and has been converted in the 1950s to the Rochdale village which is still around today, as housing development of fine homes.

Back in the day, Leonard Jerome, finally married Clarissa Hall (1825–1895) in Palmyra, New York on 5 April 1849, and they had four daughters together. One daughter, Camille, died at age eight. The other three – Jeanette, Clarita, and Leonie – became known, in some quarters, as “the Good, the Witty and the Beautiful”. Leonard Jerome’s wealth afforded his daughters the opportunity to spend much time in Europe, where they associated with the aristocratic elite of the day. All three married British or Anglo-Irish husbands: Lady Randolph Churchill (née Jeanette Jerome; known as Jennie) married Lord Randolph Churchill (1849–1895), younger son of the Duke of Marlborough, and was mother to Winston Churchill and John Strange Spencer-Churchill. Clarita Frewen (née Clarita Jerome), known as Clara, married Moreton Frewen (1853–1924), fifth son of Thomas Frewen MP, a charming spendthrift who ran up huge debts trying to operate a ranch in Wyoming, and through gambling, sports, and women. They had two sons, Hugh and Oswald, and one daughter Clare Sheridan. Leonie, Lady Leslie (née Leonie Jerome) married Sir John Leslie (1857–1944), an Irish baronet, whose family estates covered 70,000 acres (280 km2). They had four sons. For many years, she maintained a liaison with Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn. Jerome was also rumored to be the father of the American opera singer Minnie Hauk. He also had an affair in the 1860s with Mrs. Pierre Lorillard Ronalds, then separated from her husband. Mrs. Ronalds later lived in London, where she remained a friend of Jerome’s daughter Jennie.  Mr Jerome continued conquering all manner, and all kinds of ladies, from the polite (?) New York society, well into his late age, and indeed he was not only rich but the proverbial Ladies’ man.

He was somewhat of a prototypical Donald Trump of his day and age but that is also not a politically correct thing to say — yet I trust that you get my drift…

Leonard Jerome died at the age of 73 in Brighton, England. He is buried in the GreenWood Cemetery in Brooklyn.

 

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Yet going back to old Randy the gay-spark of London — it is worth remembering that according to the official biography, the Duke of Marlborough was alarmed by his son’s sudden love affair with a female no less, and also by his threatened precipitous marriageable action, and although Randolph assured him that Jeanette was beautiful, accomplished and rich, and that she moved with the most exclusive society in France, where she lived with her mother — the Duke was not so enthusiastic about his son marrying a person that was completely unknown to him. And especially a young American girl from uncertain lineage, and from profane New York stock. Hear – hear… Therefore the Duke of Marlborough insisted that the young couple must wait, until time proved the value of their affections. Or not… Yet quite wisely, at this first sign of reluctance on the Duke’s part, Mrs Jerome indignantly took her daughter back to Paris and refused to let her see Randolph Churchill.

Indeed Jennie followed her Mother as they left the cosmopolitan vacation spot of Cowes at the Isle of Wight, and didn’t see Randolph again until… the hastily arranged marriage was to take place in Paris.

Apparently a period of frantic letter writing followed, the escape of the Jerome from the Isle of Wight…. And then suddenly the English Parliament was dissolved, and amongst all others, Lord Randolph faced a new electoral contest. That is what the record sets out for us to believe…

Indeed, elections had to be fought; and heartily contested — but not so much in the by-election of Woodstock in Oxfordshire, because in those days only a total of 1,071 people in the Churchill family borough, were eligible to vote. The prime Minister Disraeli’s Act of 1867 had extended the voting franchise to the lower middle class, but the agricultural labourers who made up the bulk of the population of Woodstock, were not included. Today, when the constituency of a Member of Parliament, averages fifty thousand voters, Victorian elections seem leisurely affairs. But evidently Lord Randolph did not think so; because he wrote to Jeanette: ‘My head is in a whirl of voters, committee meetings and goodness knows what. I am glad it is drawing to an end, as I could not stand it very long; I cannot eat or sleep.’

The suspense soon ended with victory for Randolph, and victory for the whole Tory Party. Disraeli displaced Mr Gladstone as Prime Minister. But Lord Randolph was more concerned with his personal triumph. He wrote Jeanette elatedly: ‘There was such a burst of cheers they must have made the old dukes in the vault jump. There is nothing
more to do, but pay the bill which I have left to my father.”

The official story goes that shortly after this election, the Duke of Marlborough and Mr Jerome somehow amicably reached a settlement and both agreed to let the young couple marry. And then why the two young loves, in a fit of passion apparently eloped, and hastily married in Paris, inside the British Consulate, without any witnesses, nor any family members present, to cheer them on — remains unanswered to this day…

Why?

One wonders why…

Perhaps the lady was with child?

Maybe she was “preggers” with somebody else’s bun in her oven?

No matter, because exactly six months after the secret wedding, Lord Randolph brought his new bride to Blenheim to give birth, and she did like clockwork on the seventh month after the wedding day. That little thing out of the way, and with young Winston in diapers, after a few months the newlyweds settled down in a London Mayfair flat, where Jennie Jerome Churchill, soon established herself as one of the most fascinating and popular hostesses in the good society.

 

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Indeed from then on, Lord and Lady Randolph Churchill lived in London for the next two years where they entertained Mr Disraeli, the Prince of Wales, and many other illustrious figures of the day. Lord Randolph dutifully made his maiden speech but he was more interested in the pleasures of life than in Parliament. He attended the House only spasmodically, spending his time at fancy dress parties, society balls, dinners, and weekend excursions.

Then suddenly an event took place which altered the whole course of his life. In his biography of his father Winston Churchill finds an explanation and states this for the record: ‘Engaging in his brother’s quarrels with fierce and reckless partisanship, Lord Randolph incurred the deep displeasure of a great personage. The fashionable world no longer smiled. Powerful enemies were anxious to humiliate him. His own sensitivity and pride magnified every coolness into an affront. London became odious. The breach was not repaired for more than eight years and in the interval a nature originally genial and gay, contracted a stern and bitter quality, a harsh contempt for what is called “Society,” and an abiding antagonism to rank and authority.’

This discreet statement by Mr Winston Churchill was amplified some years later by Lord Randolph’s nephew, Shane Leslie, who explained that the ‘great personage’ with whom Lord Randolph’s brother, Lord Blandford, quarrelled was the Prince of Wales, later Edward VII. The quarrel was over a woman. Lord Blandford had succeeded the Prince in a certain lady’s affections, whereupon the Prince, through pique, encouraged the
lady’s husband to sue for divorce and name Lord Blandford. Lord Randolph was outraged by this behaviour and audaciously intimated that ‘any divorce case would bring to light some friendly letters which had escaped the Prince’s pen and memory’.

But how did Lord Randolph came into possession of a lady’s letters, or could these be some other lady’s romantic letters exchanged with the Prince? A lady like his own wife Jennie Jerome?

No matter what letters Randolph had that proved the Prince’s romantic penmanship – it was daft to threaten the Prince. And as if this was not bad enough — Randy went on to brandish a lady’s love letters from the soon to be King in public, and he threatened to have them published into a newspaper. At the time this was not just scandalous — it was quite unthinkable. These were the points around which the scandal raged, and Randolph had to get out of Dodge city.

Of course there is a much richer subtext but that we will soon come to find out and get to know it in subsequent chapters of the book.

Because surely there must have been some deeper backstory, but in the end, the Prince of Wales, declared that he would not enter any house which had received Randolph Churchill, and as a result all the doors of polite London Society, were firmly shut to the face of the young Churchills. The ban was so severe and complete; and the mutual feelings of animosity ran so high, that the Duke of Marlborough consented to accept the position of Viceroy in Ireland, so that he could take his son Randolph away with him as his own State Secretary, across the Irish sea, and thus save him from himself and from the wrath of the Court, the Crown, and that of the Sovereign, that had turned squarely against him.

Randolph was up creek without a proverbial paddle, but his young son, Winston saw things quite differently.

Indeed Winston Churchill thrived in Dublin, and his earliest memories are of the green parks and the giant commons in beautiful Dublin, where he first fell in love with his long living wet nurse, his Governess, “The Woom” tasked to raise him, in the total absence of his parents attentions. The lovely and buxom Mrs Everest from then on, was always seen walking with baby Winston in her pram, and her towering above everyone else in her wake, made her an accurate representation of the very size of the British Empire, if not Mount Everest itself.

 

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The reason for Winston Churchill growing up in Dublin Ireland, is because just before the young kid was two years old — his father Randolph had a monumental row and a rather serious quarrel with the Prince of Wales, and future king Edward VII. The fight had become so overheated that Randolph’s father and Winston’s grandfather accepted the position of ViceRoy just to get his son out of London and away from a hostile Royal Court, and the court of public opinion stacked firmly against him. Apparently the previous ‘Arrangement’ of covering up for the Princely Concubine, and protecting the ‘Royal Bastard’ in a nice warm and cozy family environment, did not quite “satisfy” Randolph any longer, and he had threatened Prince Edward with Exposure.

We of course know that Randolph held the Prince’s correspondence about this matter, but to expose it to public scrutiny or even publication would have been “murder” seeking for blood. Randolph was indeed quite unthinking in his social miscalculations…

It was then that wiser heads prevailed, and Winston Churchill’s Grandfather ‘The Duke of Marlborough’ dragged his son Randolph and his new bride and fresh grandson, as the whole family to Ireland, because this is where he had accepted the position as Viceroy of Ireland. He did this in a haste, in order to remove his impulsive son Randolph, from the looming storm where he had invoked the serious wrath of the Crown, of Queen Victoria, of the Prince of Wales himself, and of the whole of the Court of St James, and indeed of the whole of the English Aristocracy, and London Society. Exposing and Socially “traumatizing” the Prince, was not something done, or even contemplated, in the English Society of the Victorian Era. It was not done then, nor done at any time before, or even since, and certianly not done today.

So the flaming and rebellious “gayspark” otherwise known as “Randy-homo” would not apply himself to the rules of the day, and thus in order to get Randolph Churchill out of the way, the “Crown” offered him, an official appointment as his father’s the Duke of Marlborough’s Private Secretary. And thus Randolph had to go to Ireland to be with his father and get into fresh company in Dublin, where he would be out of reach of the many journalists. Randolph eager to get out of town having sown wild seeds aplenty left for Dublin and for the Irish wild lifestyle of the city of poets, and he installed himself, and his young family in the ‘Little Lodge’ which is a fine house located inside the park of the Viceroy’s Mansion in Dublin.

It was to prove a great place for young Winston as one adventure followed another in a safe environment.

Indeed one of Winston’s first recollections is the forbidding figure of his grandfather unveiling a statue to Lord Gough, with the thrilling words ‘and with a withering volley he shattered the enemy lines.’

 

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The Churchills did not return to England for nearly three years… Winston was seven years old by then, and soon afterwards Disraeli’s Government came to a surprising end, and Gladstone was again in power. The Grand Old Man’s second administration lasted from 1880 to 1885. Its most important legislation was the Third Reform Bill giving the vote to the agricultural labourers, and the miners. Otherwise he was mainly concerned with the serious problems of Ireland, Egypt, Africa, and the Commonwealth…

The new government’s Tory members took their places on the Opposition benches in a discouraged and uncertain frame of mind. They had been out of power for twenty two years except for one short interval until Disraeli brought them back in 1874. Naturally they wondered: ‘Was this the beginning of another long period in the wilderness?’ It seemed as though Mr Gladstone exercised a magic spell which no one could break.

This was the stage on which Lord Randolph made his entrance.

The five years he had spent in Ireland had whetted his appetite for politics and he was spoiling for a fight. ‘The duty of the Opposition is to oppose.’ he announced, and lost no time in doing so. He was no longer the amiable young man of London society. Many people still refused to receive him in their houses, but now he did not seem to mind. He had developed a hard, cold armour and his tongue had become a formidable weapon.

He at once plunged into the attack. Yet he did not only cross swords with the great Gladstone, but turned on his own leaders as well, ridiculing them for their vacillation and defeatism. With three followers he sat below the gangway in the House of Commons, and carried on his own blistering opposition to the powerful Liberals, regardless of what his party leaders had to say.

 

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This small group became known as ‘The Fourth Party.’

Lord Randolph’s house gradually became a meeting place for all shades of political aspirants, influencers, and of politicians.

Lady Jennie Churchill later wrote: “Many were the plots and plans, which were hatched in my presence by the Fourth Party, who, notwithstanding the seriousness of their own endeavours, found time to laugh heartily and often at their own frustrated efforts.”

She went on to add: “Sometimes to hear Randolph discussing the situation, in ways the uninitiated might have thought the subject was a game of chess. There is no doubt that Lord Randolph and his followers enjoyed themselves. They referred to their respectable, die-hard leaders as the ‘Old Gang’, and derisively nicknamed the weaker members ‘The Goats.’”

Under these circumstances it is small wonder that Lord Randolph was not popular. While he made his strenuous and unorthodox efforts to infuse a new spirit into the Tory Party and bring it back to power, the Tories stood by, always ready to benefit by his success — yet smarting with resentment. “To them” Winston Churchill wrote, “he seemed an intruder, an upstart, a mutineer who flouted venerable leaders and mocked at constituted authority with a mixture of aristocratic insolence and dramatic brutality.”

This was not the only sin of Randolph, but his utterly vulgar displays of his insidious “gay-spark” made him the Oscar Wilde of English Politics. In addition to that he behaved like a cad in all his social contacts and his conduct was seen as unbecoming by all and sundry. His strategy might have been brilliant, or at the very least innovative, but his tactics were certainly not the tactics of an English ‘gentleman.’

On one occasion he wrote a scorching letter to ‘The Times’ criticizing Sir Stafford Northcote’s ‘pusillanimous’ leadership in the House of Commons. His friends begged him not to send the letter, warning him against public disloyalty to his own leader, and reminding him that Sir Stafford had just recovered from an illness, and enjoyed the sympathy and affection of most all English people. Yet Lord Randolph persisted and send the letter that was promptly published. Yet when he entered the House the next day, scarcely a soul would speak to him; and when Sir Stafford rose to ask a question he was greeted by a tremendous ovation.

On another occasion Lord Granville, the Foreign Secretary, criticized Lord Randolph in the House of Lords, and the latter again wrote a letter to The Times; where he accused Granville of ‘the petty malice of a Whig’ and ‘of his usual shamelessness’ that ‘of sneaking down to the House of Lords to make without notice a variety of deliberate misrepresentations, deliberate misquotations and false assertions which were quite in accordance with the little that was known about the public career of Earl Granville, Knight of the Garter, and, to the misfortune of his country, Her Majesty’s principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs’. The Times did print the letter, but devoted a column and a half, to dissociating itself, from the insults and the bad form and horrible taste of the author Sir Randolph Churchill, the “randy-caddy.”

Lord Randolph, however, continued along his sensational path with cold indifference. It must be borne in mind that a majority of the Members of Parliament were the same men who ruled the fashionable world which had turned its back on him. He was paying them back, and showing that he scorned their good will. Gradually he developed a creed for
his small party, borrowed from Disraeli’s political philosophy, which became known as ‘Tory Democracy’. Upon examination there was nothing particularly new in this faith. ‘Tory Democracy,’ Lord Randolph once explained blandly, ‘is a Democracy that votes for the Tory Party.’

 

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Randolph’s tactics were to appeal to the patriotic sentiments of the English working man and to convince him that no one could defend Queen and Country better than the Tories. This was accompanied by a slashing indictment of Mr Gladstone’s handling of Foreign Affairs. But when it came to the acid test, Tory Democracy faltered. Mr Gladstone presented his Bill to extend the vote to the agricultural labourer and Lord Randolph opposed it. ‘As the representative of a small agricultural borough he could not, as he himself said afterwards, be expected to look on a measure for the extinction of Woodstock “with a very longing eye”,’ his son explains somewhat naively. As things turned out the extension of the vote did not mean ‘the extinction of Woodstock’ because Lord Randolph easily won his next election; yet it remains a blot on the career of the Tory Democrat, who toured the country crying: ‘Trust the People’.

Nevertheless whatever he did, it did not seem to affect Lord Randolph’s popularity with the masses who only remembered his popular cry of “Trust the People.” His public meetings were packed, and he went from strength to strength in his speeches. He was always greeted by cries of ‘Yahoo Randy!’ and ‘Give it to ’em hot’ to which he complied with relish. During this period his range of invective was inexhaustible. He called Chamberlain a ‘pinchbeck Robespierre’ and Gladstone a ‘purblind and sanctimonious Pharisee’ and ‘an evil and moonstruck monster’. He accused the Government of ‘treachery and incapacity, of ‘imbecility’, of ‘sinking below the level of slaves’; and he declared that ‘general destruction and all around plunder are alike their pleasure, their duty and their pride.’

By 1884 Lord Randolph was a national figure. A slim man with bulging eyes and a huge moustache, he became the delight of the cartoonists. Although he was of medium height it pleased the artists to picture Him as a diminutive figure; sometimes as Jack the Giant Killer; sometimes as a wasp, a pug dog, a monkey or a down. This publicity served him well and helped to swell the already large, excited crowds. His wife flung herself into the political fray, and even fought an election for him. On this occasion Lady Randolph and her sister-in-law toured Woodstock in a smart tandem with the horses wearing brown and pink ribbons, Lord Randolph’s racing colours. Soon the music halls were singing:

“Bless my soul! that Yankee lady — Whether day was bright or shady;
Dashed about the district like an oriflamme of war.
When the voters saw her bonnet with the bright pink roses on it — they followed her as the soldiers did the Helmet of Navarre.”
[Lord Randolph Churchill: Winston S. Churchill]

As Lord Randolph’s popularity in the country grew, the Liberals attacked him with increasing vehemence. A pamphlet entitled The Woodstock Bantam was published by a Mr Foote, who wrote angrily: “Incessant abuse of Mr Gladstone has been the principal means of Lord Randolph Winston Churchill’s advancement.”

“The Tories hate the great Liberal Chief who is at once it’s Nestor and its Agamemnon; and they are ready to applaud any young jackanapes who will pull him by the beard.”

“Finding how cheap and easy it was to bait Mr Gladstone and what golden honours the performance won among the Conservatives, his lordship flew at the Premier night after night like an impudent bantam.”

“Yet if anything Randolph, when outside of the halls of Parliament, he was even more pugilistic against his political opponents…”

“There is scarcely an epithet in the vocabulary of vituperation which he has not flung at Mr Gladstone from Tory platforms. At recent Woodstock elections his lordship circulated a printed certificate of his good manners from no less a person than Mr Gladstone himself.”

“It was a sign of that great man’s magnanimity but it was also a sign of Lord Randolph Churchill’s consummate meanness. After blackguarding the Liberal chief for years, no one but a miserable sneak would have condescended to have availed himself of an exculpation from the object of his malicious insults.”

 

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In 1885 Mr Gladstone resigned and the Tories formed a Government. Lord Randolph was made Secretary of State for India. A few months later Mr Gladstone again formed a Government; then in the summer of 1886 a General Election took place.

This election was fought on the stormy issue of Home Rule for Ireland, and was one of the most bitter contests that have ever taken place in English parliamentary life. Home Rule was the great dream of Mr Gladstone’s old age; but it split the Liberal Party in two. The dissenters lined up with the Tories and together the ‘Unionists’ as they were called,
scored a sweeping victory.

Historians do not go so far as to declare that without Lord Randolph, the Tory battle would have been lost, yet no one denies that by his forceful rhetoric, and strongly partisan personality, he played a major part in that victory. Lord Salisbury, the Tory Prime Minister, rewarded him by appointing him Leader of the House of Commons, and Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Finally Randolph Churchill was at the top.

 

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However due to his impetuous nature, he did not hold this position for very long. In December 1886, less than six months after, his appointment as Chancellor of the Exchequer, he suddenly resigned. He did not want to resign but he used his resignation lever as an alibi to get what he wanted from the cabinet, when he informed the Prime Minister that unless the Army and Navy cut the amount of money they were spending he would not be able to construct the National Budget, he wished. The Navy acquiesced, but the War Minister stood firm. Lord Randolph had forced his colleague to do as he wished twice before, by threatening resignation; so he reckoned, why not try a third time, particularly when, as Leader of the House of Commons and the greatest platform orator of the day, and his influence was at its zenith?

Three times is the charm, and this much drama in politics is seen as too much…and perhaps belonging to the theatre people but not to gentlemen politicians,  So this time the “Randolph resignation move” failed flat on his face, and he was out of the job, out of the cabinet, and out of the government.

Lord Salisbury cooly accepted his resignation, and that was that. Randolph tried to walk it back but the Prime Minister wouldn’t have any of his gay-spark anymore, because everyone had had quite enough of Randolph to last them a lifetime, over the last six months. Randolph went on garden leave…

The news caused a sensation not only in England but throughout Europe, because the public were astonished and all sorts of rumours began to spread as people insisted there must be a more important reason than the one given in the press. The Tory Party was openly alarmed. Could Lord Salisbury’s administration continue, deprived of the support of its most glittering figure?

However, as it became known that Lord Randolph’s resignation was not based on a great principle, but on a minor disagreement, opinion quickly hardened against him. The Times rebuked him indignantly, declaring that ‘Conservative circles regarded him as highly ‘unpatriotic’;’ and the following day they printed an excerpt from the Vienna Tageblatt, which almost equalled Lord Randolph’s own invective: ‘He is one of those men who will always play second fiddle and play out of tune.’

‘The Continental Cabinets which were astonished and perplexed by his sudden rise, must rejoice that Lord Salisbury has not allowed himself to be dictated to by a mere jackanapes.’ ‘Lord Salisbury’s resignation would have been a very serious thing for Europe; Lord Randolph’s resignation means simply this: ‘A noisy personage, who was never fitted to be a Cabinet Minister, has reassumed his proper part as a political brawler.’

 

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Lord Salisbury’s Government quickly righted itself up, with a better man at the Office of the Exchequer and more public sympathy than before. Practically no voices were lifted in Lord Randolph’s defense, and no one mourned his going out of fashion. Even the Punch magazine, printed a cartoon of a clown walking out of the circus ring, saying:

“I shan’t play any more.”

Underneath was the caption:

‘The Great Little Random’, and the following verse:

“Pet of the Public and pride of the Ring,
Master of excellent fooling,
Beating in pattern and tumble and fling,
Fellows with ten times his schooling,
Great Little Random the company led,
Was it a wonder he went off his head?”

Lord Randolph remained in Parliament, but returned to the backbenches where, only six years before, he had begun his career.

He was never accepted again for his idiosyncratic nature and he tried to hide his sexual nature, his illness, and his deformity, and became quite bitter; so he took a long voyage around the world on a cruise ship. Albeit his deteriorating health due to syphilis, made him take a lead coffin with him — just in case he died while aboard the ship, to be able t be returned to the family seat for burial…

Fate intervened and he fell really sick and cut the cruise short and still he managed to return to England, and in January 1895, at the age of forty-five, after a protracted and lingering syphilitic illness, cerebral meningitis, and all related destructive brain swelling effects, which resulted in paralysis of the brain — Randolph died, and was buried in the chapel yard of Blenheim palace in Oxfordshire.

His son, Winston Churchill, was just twenty years old. And he understood quite well the burden that his non-biological father had to carry around all his Life. Still to this day the world has not accepted Randolph Churchill’s true nature as a Gay man, but I am aiming to get that corrected, by setting the record straight. Mainly because there is truly nothing to be ashamed of, or anything to worry about one’s sexual orientation, nor should there be personal suffering due to illness and disease…

No matter why the disease was contracted and no matter the lifestyle choices of the sufferer. We are still dealing with a sad and unfortunate situation and Randolph was dealt a horrible card from life, and perhaps we ought to sympathize with him for a change instead of throwing him and his life under the carpet. Or under the bus as the situation might demand, in order to please the political factions that want to have a perfect iconography of the origins of Winston Churchill, and thus seek to sanctify the faux-father next to the son as well.

Now we also need to get one other thing straight too:

Being Gay is not a crime, nor a social faux pas, either. It’s just what it is, and whatever way people’s plumbing works — it is ultimately their business and none of ours, or yours.

Yet in the Victorian times this was a jailable offense, and as you might recall one of Randolph Churchill’s best friends, the famed wit Oscar Wilde; had to go to the Old Bailey and serve some serious hard prison time. It was this tough spell of jail time, under harsh conditions, that ultimately weakened Oscar Wilde’s health, and killed him.

So you can understand why Randolph Churchill had to construct a strong barricade around his lifestyle, and had to invent a normal family story, and that is why nobody from those around him, would admit to his gay-spark sexuality. Yet that is also precisely why he found so many insurmountable obstacles during his meteoric rise to power and that is why he had to give up his position as the Minister of Downing Street No 11, the Chancellor of the Exchequer… when the Powers that Be cottoned on to the fact that he was indeed a gay-spark.

It was obvious that after the Chancellorship, Randolph with the power of the masses behind him, would have gone for the Premiership. Yet at that time, Victorian England could not abide with a Homosexual man at the helm of State. And that is why he had to be gotten rid off. One way or another…

Simple as that.

But that was then, and this is now.

Today we are far more accepting of reality, and we have overcome our fears of homosexuality being the scourge of God — and therefore I believe that we could finally tell the truth about old Randolphs’ intimate preferences, and about his many victories, as well as about his all too public defeats, without being bashful about it.

Still there are a lot of people today that want to cover-up this story. But that is a rear guard action, of some erstwhile “Victorians” who have suddenly found themselves to be living in the wrong century…

Capice?

 

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To be continued…

Posted by: Dr Pano Kroko Churchill | June 1, 2017

What Would Winston Churchill Do? (Chapter 19)

MIRACULOUS APPEARANCE AT BLENHEIM PALACE

 

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Today we have come to recognize that no other man than Winston Churchill had a deeper abiding respect for the power of Democracy and its exercise through the Parliamentary procedure of the British House of Commons.

Indeed it was Winston Churchill who observed parliamentary procedure with care, but this did not prevent him from employing his talent for occasionally heaping a measure of abuse and ridicule to his public enemies and to his political opponents, and often while doing this, he managed to whip the Chamber into such an uproar, that the proceedings had to be fully stopped; since the MPs erupted in a giant ruckus and melee, with insults and accusations hurled back and forth across the aisle. Such was the hearty mirth & merriment, along with the occasional blows rained, that the Speaker of the House had to rise-up and threaten the rowdy parliamentarians with the Speakers’ mallet, in order to regain and potentially maintain some semblance of order in the presence of Churchill’s ongoing repertoire of verbal fusillades and biting commentary.

Following one of these hubbubs in 1947, after one of Winston’s well prepared & carefully orchestrated parliamentary scuffles — several letters appeared in the Daily Telegraph deploring the fact that Churchill was not accorded the deference of the Elder Statesman he so duly deserved…

Winston read these accounts with interest, and later shyly remarked that the writers understood very little of this man’s temperament — for if the day ever came when he failed to draw either the fire, or the ire, of the other side, he shall consider his usefulness in Parliament at an end, and will retire to his beloved ChartWell to further his building projects, to write his unfinished books, and finally paint the landscapes he loved.

As a matter of fact Churchill would never give up the House of Commons, for this gave his life a strong sense of purpose, and his daily provocations were often such carefully planned and coordinated intellectual and rhetorical traps, that Labour MPs were instructed by their “Whips” to not interrupt Winston during a debate, so that he will not have the opportunity of getting the better of them, and thus turn them into objects of scorn and ridicule, in front of the public hanging from his mouth in the galleries, the other MPs, and the journalists, who were all attending the House of Commons proceedings wherever Churchill was expected to speak.

So after careful and studied consideration, it would appear that the secret of Winston Churchill’s parliamentary oratorial mastery, was his ability to change the mood of the House at will, and shift the attention of all, always beckoning men at his constant beck, and his carefully calibrated call. And although Churchill could provoke an angry storm at will, he could also turn the storm into roars of laughter by a sudden shaft of wit, and through his use of the light of reason. But we must remember that he always reverted to his favorite image of the sunlit uplands, for the people of Great Britain and the World, hoping to imbue a note of Optimism in all of his speeches for the benefit of his listeners as well as the readers of the papers on the morrow…

Winston’s humor was not the cold, polished variety, of the snobs, or the cynical aristocrats. Indeed Winston’s humor, smacked much more of the humour heard in the Music Halls, in the Circus, and was always laden with comic, impish, even schoolboy jokes, which few
people can resist. As an example in 1939 when he was serving as First Lord of the Admiralty — he spoke with relish about how a destroyer had dropped a depth charge way out at sea, and instead of hitting a submarine and getting an oil slick on top of the sea, some bits of an old wreckage had come to the surface. “And would you believe it” he added with a grin, “there was a door bobbing around with my initials on it! I wanted to recount this important occurrence in a speech, but Mr Chamberlain cut it out.”

He added with a twinkle: “Chamberlain thinks my humor is questionable.”

On another occasion, near the end of the war, when he was reminiscing about his career and the fact that he had changed his Party twice, I remember him startling his luncheon guests by proclaiming solemnly: ‘Anyone can rat but it takes a certain amount of ingenuity to “rerat.”

In the House of Commons his humour often lies in the emphasis and hesitation of his voice. Sometimes he treats the assembly to an act which borders on pantomime.

A few years ago when a Labour Minister rose to speak Mr Churchill suddenly began feeling in his pockets with an air of consternation, then looking down towards his feet. The eyes of the members left tfie speaker and began to follow his puzzling movements, and soon even the people in the Galleries were craning in his direction…
Suddenly with an elaborate start he apologized to the Minister: “I was just looking for my jujube” he explained innocently.

An example of his ability to turn an awkward situation into a humorous one was illustrated recently over the controversy about American and British naval commands. When Churchill was Leader of the Opposition he had attacked the Labour Government hotly for having consented to an American Admiral as Commander of the Atlantic, insisting that the British should have the Atlantic and the Americans the Mediterranean.
When, however, he lost the arguments about the Atlantic he dismissed the reasons he had advanced about the advantages of an American in the Mediterranean and insisted that the Mediterranean must remain under British control. The Socialists could not resist baiting him about his change of mind.

In order to force him into a corner, one of them asked him to state categorically whether or not his views were the same now as they had been twelve months previously.

“My views” he began . . . “Change” interjected a Socialist. “My views” he continued placidly, “are subject to a harmonious process which keeps them in relation to the current movements of events.”

Even the Labour benches could not refrain from laughter.

 

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Time of course did mellow Winston Churchill and along the way he lost his restlessness while his greatness increased and thus he also softened the antagonism of his opponents. Yet he never forgot that as a young man, and for many years during his days in exile in the ‘wilderness” he was the only leading parliamentarian who was far from popular in all circles of government and intelligentsia and even amongst his colleagues in the party he served.

And in that way, Trump is a bit like him today, because both men are romantics at heart. Scratch enough and deep down you shall find the boy that seeks approval from his otherwise occupied and faraway distant parents. Indeed it was part of Winston’s romanticism from his earliest days, that he believed he had been put upon earth to fulfil some great purpose and to save his people. Of course this pre-sentiment led him into many disastrous blunders, for he was not merely ambitious as other men are, but openly and impatiently in search of Fame. As a result he gave the impression of seizing issues indiscriminately in order to project himself into the limelight.

No man in public life seemed to have a greater facility for veering from the role of the statesman to that of the politician, than Winston Churchill. That s until today, that Donald Trump has surpassed this admittedly high bar…

Indeed, as recently as 1945 Churchill gave a striking example of this dual capacity, by opening the election campaign with the sensational warning that Socialism would mean ‘a Nazi state’ and ‘a Gestapo. And just as late as yesterday President Donald Trump reverted to his Twitter to criticize Hillary Clinton for her playing the “blame-game” with all and sundry but never crediting him with a qualified win and accepting her failure and dismal loss.

But in Winston’s day, people were shocked because they remembered the many tributes he had paid to Atlee, Morrison, Bevin and other Socialist leaders when they were serving in his wartime coalition Government only a few weeks before, Churchill turned on them so wildly in order to collect votes. Some folks thought this was considered un-English…

But these people forgot that everything goes in Love & War.

Of course one could not help recalling the lines H. G. Wells who once wrote: “There are times when the evil spirit comes upon him and I think of him as a very intractable, a very mischievous, dangerous little boy, a knee-worthy litde boy.” And this would equally apply to Donald Trump and to Winston Churchill as well as to many Great Men who romance the Public Admiration and want to keep it that way…

Somebody else had this gem of wisdom: “Only thinking of him in that way, can I go on liking him.”

Winston Churchill’s egotism and impetuosity filled the public with a deep distrust, which proved almost a fatal stumbling block to him for nearly four decades, because people became convinced that he was less interested in a cause for its merits, than as a vehicle for his own quite personal ambitions; and also for the fact that he changed his party twice and was seen as always seeking personal advantage. This did not help to dispel this impression of jingoism for Churchill, but at least seasoned him for being the ultimate lone wolf leader the likes of which the world had not seen for quite a while. And now we have Trump to trump this image too…

Same as they do today for President Trump — back in the day Winston’s opponents branded him as a cynic and an opportunist, while his colleagues, disconcerted by the fact that he found it difficult to serve as a member of a team, tried to sidestep him. Yet his basic instinct was always to jockey ahead of all others, to place himself at the helm, and to reach out for the reins, and that made them to openly refer to him as ‘a troublemaker.’

Churchill never got accustomed to this title of “troublemaker” and certainly never accepted the perceived “unpopularity” since he was so loved by all who knew his great and gracious soul. His magnanimity of spirit was so extra large that he held malice for nobody, and even his detractors could count on a few good words coming at them from his own mouth when they were down at the bit… Still Winston was genuinely hurt and astonished by the animosity he aroused, for he was always so absorbed by his projects, his various causes, and his plans to save the world, that he gave very little thought to the complexities of human nature, or to the necessity of avoiding stepping on people’s toes, and trying to not act like a rampant bull inside the China shop.

Indeed he v=never walked on eggshells, because it was always the battle of ideas that interested him, and not the battle of people and personality conflicts. He was above all the pettiness and the drama, so much that as a result his legendary lack of reactions to the efforts of all others to get a rise out of him — failed. This Salomon-like coolness and his Buddhist impassioned attitude, further enraged his fellow human beings who invariably were hoping for a “rise” from Churchill, and thus they hurled upon him heaps of insults and hate. Of course this came as a complete surprise to Churchill who once said that people around him were far too aggressive and prone to unnecessary violence. Still regardless of all the surrounding drama, Winston Churchill himself was sometimes moody and preoccupied, at other times tactless and aggressive, so much so, that he frequently wounded sensibilities without even knowing that he had done so.

Once he cried out mournfully: ‘I have never joined an intrigue. Everything that I have got I have fought for. And yet I have been more hated than anybody!’

 

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These protests came from the heart, for Churchill himself is remarkably free from malice. His lack of interest in the human element eliminates all pettiness from his nature, and his Sudden, unexpected, emotional surges of generosity have disarmed more than one opponent. Once when Ernest Bevin was Foreign Minister he paid Churchill a heartfelt tribute in the House, and the latter was so moved he could not keep back the tears. On more than one occasion during the 1945-51 Parliament, when Mr Atlee was Prime Minister, Churchill entered the smoking-room, sometimes after a particularly acrimonious debate, saw ‘Clement Atlee’ sitting at a table, promptly joined him and congratulated him on his speech.

Members also remember how in 1951, when his most formidable critic, Mr Aneurin
Bevan, opened the Defence Debate, he sat attentively in his place admiring the brilliance of the speech. Then Mr Bevan began to liken some of his methods to those of the Nazis. Churchill put up his hand in protest “I had nothing to do with the Nazis he beamed. Do not spoil a good speech now.”

Once, when Churchill visited his old school, Harrow — the boys asked him who he thought was the greatest man who had ever lived?

‘Julius Caesar’ he replied, ‘because he was the most magnanimous of all the conquerors.’

Wilfrid Scawen Blunt describes his aquaintance of Churchill in this way:
“‘I first met Winston Churchill in the beginning of 1938, when his political career was at one of its lowest ebbs. He was not a member of the Government for although his colleagues recognized his ability they were deeply suspicious of his ‘unreliability’ and his ‘exhibitionism.’

‘The trouble with Winston,’ people said, ‘is that you never know what he will do next.’ But despite his exclusion from power, he was still the most colourful and controversial figure in English political life. People just sat in the gallery of the House of Commons for hours, and watched the Chamber crowd for hours, in order to just hear him speak.

In the distance he looked extraordinarily old-fashioned in his black coat, his winged collar and bowtie, and even his rolling prose suggested a more leisurely and cultivated century. But what he had to say was not of the past; when he leaned forward to warn his colleagues of the dangers of Nazi Germany he became the incarnation of a pugnacious and perennial John Bull. You felt the imagination of the House stir with the brilliance of
his words, but unfortunately the magic ended with his eloquence. When you went into the tea-room half an hour later you heard people chattering about what he had said with an alarming light-heartedness.’

Churchill spent most of his time at his country house, Chartwell in Kent, and one Sunday his son went there with the journalist Virginia Crowley for lunch and she reported it thus: “I remember being surprised by his round pink face. I had not expected such a formidable man to have such a cherubic appearance.”

“Later I heard that a woman had once told him that her baby looked like him, to which he replied firmly: ‘All babies look like me.’ I was also surprised by the fact that even in
private conversation his phrases were as rounded and polished as when he is speaking in the House. He delighted in the use of such Victorian expressions as ‘I rejoice’, ‘I am greatly distressed’ and ‘I venture to say’, which were emphasized by the impediment in his speech that prevented him from pronouncing distinctly the letter V.”

“During lunch the conversation centred on world affairs and Mr Churchill talked with the brilliance I had expected but I later learned that I was lucky, for often he is absorbed with his own thoughts and makes no attempt at conversation. Small talk does not interest him; it is a question of silence or a monologue, or a discussion about important pivotal matters, and nothing in between. On this day, however, he expressed his fear that England would not only refuse to show her hand until it was too late to avoid war, but also too late to win: “Mr Chamberlain can’t seem to understand that we live in a very wicked world.”

He went on to say: “English people want to be left alone, and I daresay a great many other people want to be left alone too. But the world is like a tired old horse plodding down a long road. Every time it strays off and tries to graze peacefully in some nice green pasture, along comes a new master to flog it a bit further along.”

The journalist who visited the ChartWell household for lunch before the Second World War, continues the story by saying: After lunch I was taken upstairs to see his large, high-ceilinged, oak-beamed study. Churchill showed me several stacks of manuscript of the history of the English-speaking people which he was then writing and he said: “I doubt if I shall finish it before the war comes.”

“And if I do, the part the English-speaking people will play will be so decisive, I will have to add several more volumes.”

He paused: “And if it is not decisive; no more histories will be written for many years.”

“One had an impression of restlessness, pounding energy, and a prodigious capacity for work. In the course of the afternoon I was shown the goldfish pond (fish are one of Winston Churchill’s hobbies), the swimming pool and the cottages, all of which he had built with his own hands. I was also shown another cottage that he had turned into a studio and which was filled with pictures he had painted. In 1951 Sir John Rothenstein, the Director of the Tate Gallery, and one of the foremost art critics in England, paid him the compliment of saying: ‘Had the fairies stuck a paint brush into his hands, instead of a pen into one and a sword into the other, had he learnt while still a boy to draw and to paint, and had he dedicated an entire laborious lifetime to art, Winston Churchill would have been able to express himself, instead of one small facet He would have painted big pictures.'”

Churchill, however, regarded painting as a recreation, not as hard work. In 1949 he commented to Rothenstein, ‘If it weren’t for painting I couldn’t live; I couldn’t bear the strain of things.’” [My Diaries: Wilfrid Scawen Blunt] & [Hansard: 15 February, 1951]

Although Winston Churchill has a reputation for enjoying luxury, few men have devoted their lives more completely to intellectual pursuits. He has never moved in social circles; idle conversation or aristocratic companionship has never had an appeal for him. Throughout his life his closest friends have all been men from humble backgrounds who have made their own way to the top; Lloyd George, ‘F. E.’ Smith, ‘Prof Lindemann and Brendan Bracken. It was indeed Churchill who recommended the last two, Lord Cherwell and Lord Bracken, for peerages.

Churchill at his maturity often attended official functions, but he rarely could be persuaded to spend a weekend away from home. He was devoted to his wife, and idolized by his children, and is very much the master of the household.

The one thing he always insisted upon was his need for silence when he was writing or painting, and his basic comforts when his ideas were to be discussed around the dinner table, or during a country walk, or in his study, or in the the library, or smoking and drinking amongst friends in the drawing rooms. He always had numerous and friendly staff, but often times he escaped everybody’s attentions and left them all in a lurch. If he could help it, he always tried to travel without a valet, such as the occasion permits. We know that he was unafraid to place himself in harm’s way and yet when he was a famous person he had to have some security, but often times he ditched his ‘minders’ and traveled alone as best he could.

Of course we know of his lonely marches as an escapee and a “wanted man” “Dead or Alive” in South Africa, after his escape towards freedom from the concentration camp for the captured British soldiers, and his solo train ride hidden under sacks of coal…

And we also know a little about his lonely journeys through Germany before the war and about his fact finding missions, when he traveled alone amidst the enemies and behaved as a proper Spy would… It is impossible to think that Winston could pass surreptitiously as a quiet tourist or even as a disinterested local but somehow he pulled it off.

 

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Yet a more apocryphal story is the one that describes how just before the second world war, Winston Churchill was traveling by himself all over pretending to be gadding about Europe, but in reality using his critical eyes to assess the situation, and once he arrived at Maxine Elliott’s villa in the South of France all by himself, and rather disarmingly and innocently said to his hostess with a broad grin: ‘My dear Maxine, you have no idea how easy it is to travel without a servant. I came here all the way from London alone, and it was quite simple.’

‘Winston, how brave of you,’ replied Miss Elliott, having no idea of the extent of his “alone” travels through the whole of Europe by trains, airplanes, and automobiles. He loved traveling because back in his school days, Winston was raised as any young boy of classic English aristocratic upbringing and was always shunting around various train destinations going to distant holidays, various boarding schools, and foreign countries, all by himself.

But he always loved returning to the Blenheim palace which is one of the great houses of England, since it was built nearly two hundred and fifty years ago with money voted by Parliament as a princely home for John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough, whose military genius saved Europe from the domination and the tyranny of the authoritarian French Emperor Louis XIV.

From that time to this day, the palace has been occupied by the dukes of Marlborough and in 1950 its present owner announced that on certain days of the week the Great Hall and the West Wing would be open to the public. Since then thousands of sightseers have strolled across the rolling green parklands and wandered through the house inspecting the priceless tapestries and murals, the wonderful carved ceilings, the gold and silver
work, the china and the furniture wrought in the days of Queen Anne.
Many of these tourists write their impressions in a ‘Suggestions Book’ in the chapel, and it is amusing to notice that whereas the English visitors usually comment on the beauty of the treasures, many of the Americans remark on what a privilege it has been to see ‘the home of Mr Winston Churchill.’

Blenheim palace, of course, has never been Winston Churchill’s ‘home. His father, Lord Randolph Churchill, was the third son of the seventh Duke of Marlborough, and lived in the palace from the age of eight until he married. The estate eventually passed to his eldest brother, and then in turn to his nephew, and is now in the possession of Winston Churchill’s second cousin, the tenth Duke.

Strictly speaking Winston arrived in the world as the poor relation of a great ducal family. Nevertheless from the very first he asserted himself and with a fine disregard for propriety he managed to be born at Blenheim, on the day and time of the St Andrews festive ball nonetheless.

The circumstances of his birth were unusual. His mother, a beautiful, vivacious young bride, was by her accounts, seven months with child. She loved gaiety and against the advice of her doctors insisted on attending the St Andrew’s Ball, held at Blenheim on the night of the 30th of November. In the middle of the evening she was rushed from the ballroom to the cloakroom where, amidst a setting of silk hats, velvet capes and feather boas, she gave birth to Winston. This story was told by Sir Shane Leslie, who heard it from his mother, Lady Leslie, Lady Randolph Winston Churchill’s sister…

This fact has caused the owner of Blenheim a certain amount of embarrassment. For although Winston’s birthplace was once the bedroom of the first Duke’s chaplain, Dean Jones, it is more suitable as a cloakroom than a boudoir. It is on the ground floor, small and plain, overlooking a sunless well. It has been fitted with a modest bed and a few pieces of furniture, and when the tourists file through one always sees looks of
surprise, and hears whispered comments on the disappointing lack of regality. The present Duke has criticized Winston’s lack of showmanship in failing to arrive in the Yellow Room, or some other suite, which could be shown off to his manor’s best advantage.

 

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Winston’s birth was announced by “The Times” in a single line: ‘On the 30th of November at Blenheim Palace, the Lady Randolph Churchill, delivered prematurely, a son.’

The happy event caused excitement among many members of the Churchill family who interpreted the circumstances of Winston’s birth at St Andrew’s celebratory memorial day, as an omen that one day this young ruddy faced and plump baby, would succeed to the Marlborough title. Although this prediction did not come true, the accident of his birth had a profound effect on his character and outlook. It aroused in him a passionate interest in Blenheim palace and its history, and a veneration for tradition and continuity which developed into a fierce family pride. The two heroes of his youth, about whom he later wrote biographies, were men whose blood he assumed flowed in his own veins too; the first Duke of Marlborough, and that brilliant, erratic Victorian statesman, his own family’s father.

The fact that both of these men had lived in Blenheim palace where Winston had so unexpectedly “intruded” did not make him dream of inheriting the Marlborough title or the palace riches, but of being the true heir to the military genius existing in the Victor of the battle of Blenheim, the founding title holder Duke of Marlborough, the father of his lineage, and the builder of the Blenheim palace, where Winston also had been born into. And as the latest Churchill to arrive on the scene — he somehow felt that he had a special obligation and a special mission to attain; thus he found a strong purpose for his Life early on.

Actually, the first Churchill about whom anything much is known was the son of a lawyer and the grandson of a blacksmith. He was born in 1620 and grew up in the county of Dorset; like his descendant of today he was a soldier, a writer, and a member of Parliament, and his name was Winston. He was a passionate supporter of Charles the First, and in the Civil War took part in the fighting at Lansdowne House and Roundway Down, where he was wounded.

When the Parliamentarians triumphed he was a ruined man and spent thirteen years bringing up a large family under the poverty-stricken roof of his mother-in-law, Lady Drake, a sister of the Duke of Buckingham. Nevertheless he occupied himself in doggedly writing a long and laborious book entitled Divi Britannia in which he traced from ‘the year of the world 855 downward the Divine Right of Kings, insisting that the monarch should have the power to levy taxes without consulting Parliament, an idea which, even in those days, caused some astonishment. When the Restoration came and Charles II ascended the throne Winston’s fortunes took a turn for the better. He was awarded a knighthood and allowed to place one of his daughters at Court. Whether he considered this due recompense is not known, for he had despairingly emblazoned on his coat-of-arms the motto, ‘Faithful but Unfortunate’.

Lord Macaulay refers to Sir Churchill in his History of England, as a poor Cavalier Baronet who haunted Whitehall and made himself ridiculous by publishing a dull and affected folio, long forgotten, in praise of monarchy and monarchs. Nevertheless, Sir Winston produced three remarkable children. One was Arabella, who became the mistress of James the Second and bore him a son, the Duke of Berwick, who was one of the great generals of Louis XIV, another was a George Churchill who rose to be an admiral in the British Navy, the third was John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough, who proved himself one of the greatest soldiers of all time.

It is not surprising that the Churchill of today should have been thrilled by the story of the Duke, for there is no more fabulous character in English history.

In 1688 England embarked on a war which soon involved all the civilized countries of the world and lasted, with one brief period of peace, for a quarter of a century. This war was not only fought to defend the Protestant faith but to prevent Louis XIV from bringing all Europe under his control, thus destroying the independence of England.

It was as perilous a struggle as the war against Hitler, and for ten campaigns stretching over the years, John Churchill led the armies of Europe. ‘He never fought a battle which he did not win nor besieged a fortress which he did not take’. . . . ‘Nothing like this can be seen in military annals.’ Thus wrote the present day Churchill: ‘Until the advent of Napoleon, no commander wielded such widespread power in Europe.’

‘Upon his person centred the union of nearly twenty confederate states.’ ‘He held the Grand Alliance together no less by his diplomacy than by his victories.’ ‘He rode into action with the combinations of three-quarters of Europe in his hand. His comprehension of the war extended to all theaters of battle, and his authority alone secured design, and concerted action.’ . . . ‘He was for six years not only the Commander-in-Chief of the Allies, but, though a subject, virtually Master of England.’

The Duke of Marlborough has been described by his contemporaries as ‘cold and proud and ‘the handsomest man in Europe.’ ‘His powerful position invited bitter attack, and for years the Tories blackened his name while the Whigs only defended him with indifference.’ ‘He was accused of avarice, immorality, corruption and even treachery; and long after he died — scurrilous stories were repeated by famous writers; which for many years prevented his countrymen from according him his just due.’ ‘Twice he was dismissed from his offices, once by King William who believed that he was intriguing against him, and once by Queen Anne who listened to tales of corruption, but both times he was later reinstated.’ ‘Through all his vicissitudes he had the support of his beautiful, dynamic wife, Sarah. The passionate feelings of these two through nearly fifty years of married life constitute one of the great love stories of history.’ ‘When Sarah was widowed at the age of sixty-two, the wealthy Duke of Somerset proposed to her, and she made her famous reply: ‘If I were young and handsome as I was, instead of old and faded as I am, and you could lay the empire at my feet, you should never share the heat and hand that once belonged to John, Duke of Marlborough.’

 

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After Marlborough’s victory at Blenheim in 1704, Queen Anne made him a gift of fifteen hundred acres at Woodstock, a few miles from the city of Oxford, and Parliament approved the sum of 24,000 for the building of a house. It was arranged that the quit-rent of the palace would be ‘one standard, or colours, with fleur-de-luces painted thereupon’,
presented at Windsor Castle every August on the anniversary of the Battle of Blenheim. This custom is still observed today, and when Winston Churchill wrote his brilliant life of Marlborough he paid his forbear an added tribute by carefully dating the foreword of each volume, August the 13th.

When Marlborough died he left no son and the title passed through his daughter to his grandson whose family name was Spencer. In 1817 the Marlborough family, received permission to add “Churchill” to their name, and since that time members of the family have styled themselves Spencer-Churchill, or the other way around.

For a century and a half the Dukes of Marlborough and their Churchill kinfolk, had led surprisingly uneventful lives. They passed their days as undistinguished members of the landed gentry occupying themselves with the traditional duties of the agricultural aristocracy.

Not until 1874 did the pulse of Blenheim quicken with excitement, as once more it felt adventure in the air, because that was the year that Lord Randolph Churchill, a younger son of the seventh Duke of Marlborough, stood as a candidate for Woodstock and was elected to Parliament. And that was also the year that he brought his American bride to Blenheim palace in Oxfordshire to show her the countryside and his original home.

Jenny Jerome Churchill, describes the adventure as follows: “As we passed through the entrance archway and the lovely scenery burst upon me,” she wrote, “Randolph said with pardonable pride, ‘This is the finest view in England.’

“Looking at the lake, the bridge, the miles of magnificent park studded with old
oaks . . . and the huge stately palace, I confess I felt awed…”

“But my American pride forbade the admission.”

 

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To be continued…

Posted by: Dr Pano Kroko Churchill | May 31, 2017

What Would Winston Churchill Do? (Chapter 18)

EUROPEAN HOLIDAYS

There are parallels between the Second Greek-Persian War fought between the free and democratic Greek City States and the Autocratic Despotic Persians of two thousand years ago — and the Second World War, fought between England and her Allies, arrayed against Germany and her Axis of Evil allies. This is somewhat similar to the parallels between the Second Cold War that we are presently prosecuting against the North Koreans, and their puppet masters, the Chinese communists, and the inter-war years between the First and the Second World Wars of this past century when we were fighting the Soviet Communists and their Allies.

We always like to think in Historical terms, because we are all changing and think that we are different and that our times are unique, yet while today it is the Chinese Communists who attempt to disguise their military buildup and their blood-red ideology, with a sheen of a free market economy, and soft power pretenses at dialogue — it is ourselves who are falling asleep to that old lullaby too Pacifism, that soothed us and put us to sleep, during the times of those earlier crises. Yet we all know today that the Chinese promote the fake Peace initiatives, as their Belt & Road infrastructure plans, and their economic development plans in the Third World, along with their Soft Power infusions, just in order to guide all the people to fall for their fakery. And they need to do this, in order to mask their militaristic ambitions, their communistic flavor of central economic planning, their central command, and the totalitarian single party system of governance — but above all else, in order to appease their Western critics. And they do it in the same way and with the same success as Hitler did back when he was the quietly rearming Germany while appeasing all her critics, and even using the Royal families of Europe and even by recruiting the failed King of England. Hitler with Von Ribbentrop managed the Duke of Windsor, like putty in their hands, and spread their message of Fake Pacifism, which gained them enough valuable time, and resources, in order to fully rearm, and go on to destroy Europe, and the whole of the world, all over again.

And all that led to bloody mayhem and destruction just two short decades after the First World War bloodbaths the Huns had unleashed upon the sleepy ancient continent of Europe…

That is why I am saying now that any relaxation of our vigilance in support of Liberty, means that the Chinese tyrannical & illiberal system will continue to work well at our expense. And that is why leaders like President Xi and the members of the Chinese Politburo, or the Russian Vladimir Putin and his intimate circle, or the Islamic state militants and the ISIS caliphate losers, and all the others who worship cultures of submission and subjugation of the human spirit to the level of the ants, see war as a need. Or at least they see it as a nice vehicle to reach “Paradise” but ultimately it is a vast trouble and at times an irrelevancy to the Free Spirit and the Free Will, we share at the Anglo-Saxon world, and to the Free Will, that we are endowed with, through the Greco-Roman Christian tradition.

As for today’s hue and cry about the “Reds” inside our Republic of the United States is nothing more than a fake news story about the “hacking” of our elections during the pseudo-fight between the political correctness brigade of the DNC plantation politics conceived from leaders of the Democratic party of Evil exclusively for snowflakes — and also about the stupidity of the Republican party, the party of those who can’t shoot straight.  Still for the sane of us, thank God we have Donald Trump who is somewhere in the middle too… And Thank God that Trump comes across as another good “shopkeeper” like President Truman who likes the Liberty of Free Minds, and Free Markets. And thus the free minded, and free thinking Peoples of the Free World, have finally gotten a Leader who can offer some measure of respite from their oppressors of both political parties inside America, and of all other appeasers and oppressors worldwide.

The winds of change blow as the sands of time shift and fall through the bottle neck in the hourglass of History.  Yet indeed it is this hourglass of History that defines the amazing bottleneck of change, same as every time an “Appeaser” tries to block the comic change by obfuscating the flow and the course of the sands of time. And this is exactly when we suffer that terrible traffic jam of the blocked sands of time, that invariably results in horrible bloodshed and mayhem, for humanity.

Mark my words on this, and if you test the veracity through the historical record, you might find why ideologies die like those moths circling the candle light in the midst of summer. And especially mark my truthfulness if you are one of those “moths” and the snowflakes, who come close to the flames of reality and catch fire and then go down with wings alight, like a doomed airplane.

Yet this is the cauldron of fire that our ideologies always go through too… and that’s how we separate the true gold form the fool’s gold too.

Because political ideologies, get smelly and go bad, just as fast as the fish sitting out at the fishmongers’ shopfront marble slab, do. Surely, some more vintage issue ideologies stay fresh a bit longer, but most of them still come up short, and go out to the trash-heap of history. Sure they get recycled, with the frequency of the seasonal fashion changes as seen upon the semi-annual runways of Milan and Paris, showcasing the slender clothes-hangers walking up and down the runways of the famed houses of “Haute Couture” in the capitals of fashion and vogue — and they carry about as much weight as they do. That is … not very much.

Only the truly foundational principled ideals that are based on Humanity’s useful core beliefs, can stand the test of time. Contrast that to the popular ideologies of today like Socialism recycled from Hitler’s national socialism, that rhapsodize the masses, and their impact on our lives, and realize that You and Yours, don’t matter as much, as a worker ant.

Yet it is these ideologies that gain spectacular appeal like Bernie Sanders in the US and then go out like an asteroid impacting our atmosphere. Hopefully they go out like pop songs, that get forgotten in the 8track cassette libraries of yore, and not like the asteroids that leave an impact like that which wiped out the dinosaurs.

 

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Therefore don’t trust ideologies and ideologues because they too change with the prevailing winds and weather patterns, but do trust the True Leaders of Men who work hard with courage in their hearts and go on to write History for the rest of you…

That’s how the Camelot was born and is carried on to this day…

And because history is a fickle mistress, very much like the lady fortune, and the personal fortitude required in order to be able to write it — we need something more than what the run of the mill Leaders of Men can bring along to the fight. We need visionary leadership and the skills of Statesmanship in action, in order to have solid leaders who can write History large, in the battlefield of honor, and in the battleground of ideas, even using their own blood as ink and their courage as their pen. This is how history is fueled through the courage of leading the brigades of thought and action. Still the key ingredient is Vision, because only visionary Leaders truly see ideology as subservient to the historical moment. And indeed only this type of Man or Woman can rise up to become the leader that takes the chestnuts out of the fire, and through their life risking charge at distinction and honor, can truly change the flow of history and the route of the time they live in.

So whether we compare Lenin to George Washington, or we compare Mao to Stalin, and in more recent times, we compare Putin to Trump — we should always be keen to seek the truth without ideological lenses blinding us to the light. It has to be an assessment that will hopefully reveal the real human beings behind the facade. Because we need to discover who are the Men and Women behind the cultivated images of “canonization” and “sainthood” cultivated specifically by the image makers and the propagandists for the position they occupy, as heads of state, and as leaders. Yet we can truly see the essence, only when totally bereft of any ideology that they might have espoused and used as a vehicle to reach the pinnacle of success.

And the reason that we do this, is only because we get to know the person that writes the history without caring so much for the elevated vestiges of the authority and the coloration of the flag that this person carries, or even the ideological banner they support and the people they serve.

The eternal proof of this is in the pudding, as when we compare Winston Churchill as a leader and a person to Adolf Hitler when seen in the context of their titanic contest. This is the comparison that would not have been written if these two men were not “who” they truly were defined in their conflict with each other.

Of course Winston Churchill had prophesied that “A Leaders of the type of Hitler” would arise out of Germany after the humiliating Versailles Treaty that was forced upon the German people, at the end of the First World War. He had predicted this “eventuality” on the eve of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, ending the First World War in his usual musings that came to sound like another Delphic oracle, and he shared this with his intimates and friends, same as he delivered this in his Parliamentary speeches on numerous occasions when the Versailles Treaty was discussed in the British Parliament. This was the Vision that Winston processed because Churchill saw the Allies as being niggardly and not magnanimous in Victory. And indeed that was surely the case after the First World War, and that is why Winston Churchill called for a degree of magnanimity during the one sided negotiations of the Paris Peace Conference. Because at that pivotal time only Winston Churchill and his friend the economist John Maynard Keynes, seemed to fully understand the long term repercussions of an “Iron Treaty” forced upon Germany. And they truly predicted the Hitlerian outcome, at the Versailles Treaty negotiations on Paris, because the terms were too harsh for any country to bear, and they became a “Carthaginian-Peace-Treaty” instead of a rebuilding tool, for Europe and for the vanquished German people.

Yet Churchill and Keynes cooperated and both men tried hard to have an impact on the Paris Peace Conference — they failed to sway any conferees to their point of view, that inevitably the massive reparations forced upon Germany were so excessive and counter-productive, that would soon lead Europe to another devastating war. For us to understand this point of view today, and to see how far the victorious Allies were out of sync with reality — we ought to recall that the Allied side with French Marshal Ferdinand Foch at it’s helm, criticized the Versailles Peace Treaty as “treating” Germany too leniently. And to get a further measure of how wrong the French can be on occasion, when they truly want to be wrong — today we have French President Macron negotiating with President of Russia Vladimir Putin at the same Palace of Versailles where he insists that France is a good destination for travel for the Russian people as if inviting the Russian mechanized divisions to come pay a visit to Paris…. Why not say what Mr Putin probably thinks: “Peter the Great visited Paris, and so can I.” Yet he must be thinking that he might bring along a million soldiers and his war toys, along with tanks, and air cover, just to see what kind of fun he can have when his Russian comrades start liberating Paris from their German overlords, once again…

Yet at the time of the Versailles Treaty, it was only the Americans, through President Woodrow Wilson that had put forward Fourteen Points of interest, that represented the liberal position of Winston Churchill at the Paris Peace Conference. And although this move helped shape world opinion in opposition to the disgraceful Treaty of Versailles — it remained a simple strategy initiative. Sadly the fourteen points came to be viewed as mere suggestions, simply because President Wilson failed to have any real impact on the Conference’s eventual outcome. And this was mainly because Wilson was being far too partisan in his efforts on behalf of safety, security, and a long term peace, for Europe. Yet although he failed — he was correctly concerned with rebuilding the European economy, encouraging self-determination, and promoting free trade. Wilson wanted to accomplish all this, by creating appropriate mandates for former colonies, and above all else, by creating a powerful League of Nations that would ensure the peace. He failed in delivering any of this magnificent vision, due to his wildly partisan and divisive position amongst the American public, and also amongst the European leaders.

The US President Wilson however, alone amongst the convened leaders, had seen the “Vision” and thus supported Winston Churchill’s correct position, in total opposition to the harsh treatment of Germany. This was because President Wilson very much like Churchill correctly saw the rebuilding of Germany towards becoming a strong nation again, as a deterrent to the newly erected Soviet Communism. This was the proper identification of a threat, that the newly inaugurated Soviet Communism represented for the Free World, and both men understood the need to make every effort that would pacify Europe over the long term by creating the necessary balances of powers. Yet the Wilsonian and Keynes-Churchill position, was quickly out-manoeuvered by those leaders of the Allies, who wanted to appease Britain and France’s bellicosity of their National Leaders, that were now in the position of victory against the vanquished German foe, and wanted to extract their “pound of flesh.”

But this was not a play and a pound of flesh extracted from a nation in whole is not at all like the Merchant of Venice Shakespearian theatre might have been. This was a looming disaster of a Peace Treaty that would perpetuate the imbalances that had brought War to Europe in the First place. A war that had indeed grown to include the whole world although it started as a European war of economic and military imbalances…

So the Versailles Peace Treaty was a singular failure, and maybe this failure was President Wilson’s fault, because in the Paris Peace Treaty negotiations, he was not forceful, since he only brought with him his top Democratic party intellectuals as advisors, and refused to include any prominent Republicans or Conservatives in the American delegation. This political error made all his efforts seem partisan, and one sided and this caused the defeat of the Treaty in the US and that is why in due turn it failed to get ratified by Congress, and also his position failed to get any traction in the Paris Peace Conference.

This situation is truly similar to what is going on today with the partisan “Paris Accord” o Climate Change that President Trump cannot abide by because his predecessor used a vastly partisan machinery to get the United States to become part of this surely one sided deal that was fashioned hastily and that does not serve the interests of the United States nor does it serve the interests of the Planet and it’s Peoples.

The Paris Climate Accord is just as much a silly deal as the Versailles Treaty was. Take my word on that because I ought to know rather well what this idiotic Paris Agreement contains, having been the head of the Environmental Parliament for more than two decades, and having participated in the whole series of the United Nation Conferences Of the Parties, that led to this faulty agreement. Amongst all the Conference of the Parties “COP” efforts over the last twenty plus years, towards reaching a global Climate Change agreement – only the Copenhagen Accord was a stand out. But today is easy to see that anything would have been better that this travesty called the “Paris Accord” save for that “Treaty of Versailles” that is long under the bridge and maybe we can get it resurrected some day, as an example to never be followed, and as an educational tool for future leaders of how far groupthink can take us down the wrong rabbit hole.

Yet when we examine the Treaty of Versailles, the result of these competing and sometimes conflicting goals among the Victors of the First World War, was a terrible compromise that left no one content. Germany was neither pacified nor conciliated, nor was it permanently weakened. The problems that arose from the treaty would lead to the Locarno Treaties, which improved relations between Germany and the other European Powers, and the re-negotiation of the reparation system resulting in the Dawes Plan, the Young Plan, and the indefinite postponement of reparations at the Lausanne Conference of 1932.

It is worth noting, in a nod to history, that yesterday Mr Putin met with Angela Merkel, the Prime Minister of the unified Germany, in the palace of Versailles for bilateral talks under the auspices of the new French President Mr Macron who sees himself as a Europeanist and a resistor to the “Pax Americana”  newly re-strengthened under the Trump presidency. Yet in reality Mr Macron is not a resistor but just a transistor of the wishes of Berlin and Brussels who helped install him in the French Presidency so he can continue assuring the domination of today’s Germany over the European and the French people. Because today’s French president Emmanuel Macron, acts like a useful puppet of the German deep state, and a terrible appeaser of the revanchist German mighty machine of European conquest. Yet in favor of the French people, that appeaser president will soon be shaken off the back of the French people like another blood sucking flea, scratched-off a dog’s back. We can see that playing out, in this weeks’ animated G7 conference of 2017 that took place in Taormina Sicily where Trump was seen squaring off to Macron’s and the other European leaders’defeatist attitude towards Russia’s president Putin. Back in 1945 the “Versailles Conference” saw the “Big Four” meetings taking place in a Spirit of animosity and revenge, that was not befitting Leaders of Men. That is why Europe reaped what it had itself sowed, in the next decades of unrest, that saw the coming of the Weimar Republic and Hitler’s rise to power.

A lot of that bloody and sometimes brilliant nonsense could have been avoided if we had acted as leaders when Winston Churchill extolled us to perform our duty of magnanimity towards the defeated foe. Because Churchill had himself fought in the killing trenches of the Somme, and had seen the carnage of warfare up close and personal. Because during the first World War, on 5 October 1914, Churchill went to Antwerp, which the Belgian government proposed to evacuate. The Royal Marine Brigade was on its way there and at Churchill’s urgings the 1st and 2nd Naval Brigades were also committed. He returned on 7 October, but Antwerp fell on 10 October. 2,500 British men, many of them barely trained, were taken prisoner or interned in the neutral Netherlands. At the time he was attacked for squandering resources. Churchill maintained that his actions prolonged the resistance by a week (Belgium had proposed surrendering Antwerp on 3 October) and that this time enabled the Allies to secure Calais and Dunkirk.

Churchill was involved with the development of the tank, which was financed from the Navy budget. In February 1915 he appointed the Landships Committee, which oversaw the design and production of the first British tanks. However, he was also one of the political and military engineers of the disastrous Gallipoli landings in the Dardanelles. He took much of the blame for the fiasco, and when Prime Minister Asquith formed an all-party coalition government in late May 1915, the Conservatives demanded his demotion as the price for entry.

For several months Churchill served in the sinecure of Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. However, on 15 November 1915 he resigned from the government, feeling his energies were not being used. Although remaining a member of parliament, on 5 January 1916 he was given the temporary British Army rank of lieutenant colonel and served for several months on the Western Front, commanding the 6th Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers. While in command at Ploegsteert he personally made 36 forays into no man’s land.

Winston Churchill went reconnoitering in the killing fields of the No-Man’s Land, between the British and the German trenches were legendary. For thirty six times he went where at the “Golgotha” as if seeking his “Maker” crawling about in the place of Death where the exposed bodies of the fallen soldiers lay unburied for many days and until a temporary cease fire could be negotiated by the mortuary corps from both sides, in order to collect the dead.

Just visualize Winston Churchill in the muddy trench warfare where he willingly went to fight on this bloody No-Mans-Land thirty six different times — crawling on his belly and making plenty of noise yet still escaping the buzzing hornets, that the enemy bullets represented for him. He always find back sparingly in order to not reveal his position by the muzzle flash of his gun, but he gave as good as he got and he dispatched a number of enemy soldiers with his accurate mark-manship from his standard issue long rifle. His kill rate was the highest amongst all officers on that front, but his fellow soldiers were always mortified that he would be instantly killed in every single sortie Winston made against the enemy’s positions, due to his XL size, and predisposition for giving orders in a loud voice. Winston Churchill made about as much noise as a baby elephant walking about in the woods, when he was going out to No-Man’s-Land. This level of noise from Winston crawling about, often times attracted the enemy’s fire and caused a quick conflagration with bullets flying both ways, and even long distance cannon getting involved — so that these bloody engagements came to be remembered as Winston’s daily battles. Sadly many of his comrades perished in these forward engagements but Winston Churchill somehow remained unscathed, save for wear and tear and a few bullets grazing his head, and drilling holes in his kit, his uniform, and his gear-pack. Even his helmet had gotten drilled a couple of times and to his eternal credit he showed so much courage that his people were all invigorated through his heroism.

In March 1916, after all this “fun and games,” on the Western Front, Winston Churchill was recalled and returned to England after he had become so restless in France that his superiors thought he had a Death Wish, and didn’t want to carry him on their consciousness. Yet this was a good time to return because Churchill also wished to speak again in the House of Commons and alert them about what is coming down the pike.

Winston Churchill wrote to his friend Lloyd George a succinctly inimical to the War letter because by that time Winston had seen so much carnage that he had come to hate war and it’s grim reaper menace for the youth of the British and indeed of all the European families. And then the future prime minister David Lloyd George wrote back to Winston who was communicating from the bloody trenches that: “You will one day discover that the state of mind revealed in your letter, is the reason why you do not win trust even where you command admiration. In every line of it, national interests are completely overshadowed by your personal concerns.”

And that is when Winston Churchill’s anti-war stand came to die… and he became again a staunch supporter of the Militaristic perspective of his time and age. In quick succession, in July 1917, Churchill was appointed Minister of Munitions, and in January 1919, Secretary of State for War and Secretary of State for Air. Thankfully at the time he became the Secretary of War, the First World War had just ended…. So he focused on other things and he came to become the main architect of the Ten Year Rule, a principle that allowed the Treasury to dominate and control strategic, foreign and financial policies, because at that time, he correctly had convinced the British government of Appeasers that they were operating under the assumption that “there would be no great European war for the next five or ten years”.

 

 

Although right about now Winston Churchill was seen as a cad, similar to his father, he was quite the opposite and instead of “playing” with his many lady friends, and female admirers, he was solely focused on his work and family fully.  He had even supported the right of women to vote and proposed that universal Suffrage be brought up to a vote in the House of Commons, So the ladies loved him but he chose to not be the Austin Powers of the British Parliament and instead of endlessly “shagging” the beauties, he endlessly agonized at his desk, and in his bath. Indeed his major preoccupation during his tenure in the War Office, was the Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War, because Churchill was a staunch advocate of foreign intervention in that conflict, for principled reasons. Mainly because Winston Churchill had correctly declared that Bolshevism (Communism) must be “strangled in its cradle” and not be allowed to infect the rest of the world with it’s bloody hateful ideology of totalitarian misery, perpetual state of war, and despotic corruption.

Yet after all his big efforts, Winston only managed to secure the intensification and prolongation of the British involvement beyond the wishes of any major group in Parliament or the nation. He was dealing with a divided and loosely organised Cabinet and in the face of the bitter hostility of Labour — that was all the help for the Russian Nationalist that Churchill could muster against the Communists. Yet in 1920, the government recalled even that skeleton force and after the last British forces had been withdrawn, Churchill was instrumental in having arms sent to the Poles when they invaded Ukraine, and helped the last ditch effort of the Russian nationalists to resist the Communists. Winston was also instrumental in arming other para-military forces, in many other places where people fought oppression, like when he was helping arm the “Black and Tans” and the “Auxiliaries” who intervened in the Irish War of Independence.

Still it is worth noting that women loved him… like another Austin Powers.

 

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Whoever said that Winston wasn’t a romantic heartthrob?

When Winston Churchill became Secretary of State for the Colonies in 1921 and was a signatory of the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921, which established the Irish Free State — he celebrated because although people thought him an imperialist, he was a staunch supporter of a self ruled Ireland. Churchill was involved in the lengthy negotiations of the treaty and, to protect British maritime interests, he engineered part of the Irish Free State agreement to include three Treaty Ports—Queenstown (Cobh), Berehaven and Lough Swilly—which could be used as Atlantic bases by the Royal Navy. In 1938, however, under the terms of the Anglo-Irish Trade Agreement, the bases were returned to Ireland.

In 1919, though, when Britain and the United States signed a treaty of alliance with France which the United States Senate refused to ratify, thus turning the proposed Anglo-Franco-American alliance into a stillborn — later Churchill argued at the Imperial conference of Dominion prime ministers, that despite the rejection by the American Senate of the alliance with France, Britain should still sign the military alliance with France in order to guarantee post-war security and stability in Europe.

Winston Churchill further argued that at the Paris peace conference the Americans and the British had successfully pressured the French to downgrade their post-war ambitions and their plans to annex the Rhineland in exchange for the military alliance. He said that this created a moral commitment for the British Alliance with France, because the French had given up the demand for the Rhineland in exchange for an Anglo-American security guarantee that they did not get at the end of the day…

Still Churchill’s idea about an Anglo-French alliance was rejected at the conference because it was judged that the British public opinion and even more, the Dominions’ public opinion, was fully against the idea of the “continental commitment.” Still Winston soldiers on and on the 4th of May 1923, Churchill spoke in favour of the French occupation of the Ruhr, which was extremely unpopular in Britain saying: “We must not allow any particular phrase of French policy to estrange us from the great French nation. We must not turn our backs on our friends from the past”.

Churchill knew that the industrial region of Ruhr was the key to prevent the rearmament of Germany and he wanted to have the French act as territorial constabulary to supervise the German industry and keep it honest for a while longer by preventing them from turning their massive production capabilities towards the making of the war machines and armaments. And that the Anglo-French Alliance was the key to continued safety and security in a well balanced European power game.

That is incontrovertible proof of the extent of his brilliant Statesmanship… as exhibited early on and it was the singular knowledge of these ideas of balance and harmony that distinguished him and made him the winning Prime Minister of the Second World War.

Still back in the days of the Anglo-French Alliance Treaty — there was no US support because the US Congress having been soured by President Wilson’s terribly partisan treatment of the Paris Peace Conference negotiations and the passage of the Treaty of Versailles over American objections, they took out their wrath at the American-ANglo-French Alliance Treaty. Thus the American Alliance Treaty with France was doomed as another Wilsonian partisan idea, but Churchill having seen the clouds of war amassing over Europe once again, he persisted and at least managed to secure the Anglo-French Alliance part of it, thus giving hope to the French people for the next few years. at the very least. Still his mechanism kept the peace in Europe for two decades and that’s nothing to scoff at…

But we didn’t listen to Churchill then, same as we don’t listen to his “Voice” today, and instead we chose to lull ourselves to sleep, under the sweet lullaby of the appeasers, and the soft voices of the peaceniks — till we feel the serrated knife slashing at our throat…

Maybe we need another Hitler to wake us up today and methinks that the little boy Dictator of Pyongyang just might be the Dictator we need to galvanize against today, same as we needed evil Adolf in the 1940’s and the Pearl Harbor disaster to wake us up from our slumber party.

Surely, in that sense, Churchill also “needed” Hitler, just as much as Hitler needed the vengeful European leaders of France, and the unjust Treaty of Versailles (French: Traité de Versailles), in order to justify his emotional appeal to the German people and his despotic rise to power through hook & crook, and through galvanizing his people using virulent hate, evil means, and the primal need for revenge against the Allies who had humiliated them for far too long… using the Versailles Treaty as the scapegoat for all his wrathful anger when speaking to the German people at the giant rallies of millions of young Germans in places like Nuremberg and Berlin.

And when Adolf Hitler accepted the capitulation of France, as the Conquering Fuhrer, he designed the ceremony of the French surrender to take place and to be signed in the same railroad car that French General Fochs had gotten the Germans to sign their own surrender in Versailles two decades earlier…

 

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Somehow when we look at history we can’t fail to notice that the Free World and certainly Winston Churchill needed Hitler in order to manifest their brilliance much like an uncut chunk of coal/diamond ore, needs a good smithy, a good diamond cutter to cut out the crap, and bring out the brilliant light from chiseling the stone to within a millimeter with amazing precision to create a great diamond. This is what i mean when I say that Churchill needed Hitler and vice versa. They needed each other in order to prove who is the Diamond and who is the dirty piece of black coal.

Similarly, Hitler “needed” the British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain in order to have a useful fool that can help him appease his major enemies, the English speaking people, along with all their European Allies, and the Americans, so that Hitler can remain unmolested in his pursuit of conquest and usurpation of all power throughout Europe. Hitler truly needed the appeasers like Neville Chamberlain and all the other European leaders who failed to check his powerful thrusts, and cutting attacks, and who saw his voracious appetite for blood and conquest, as a simple affirmation of the old hunting proverb that “The Wolves Must Eat Too” and so we must step back and allow Hitler to fulfill his appetites.

French General Foch’s private car became the Treaty of Versailles memento, because although it was signed in the Hall of Mirrors at the palace of Versailles, it was a peace treaty, where the delegation of German negotiators had arrived to meet the Allied negotiators in Marshal Foch’s special railway car at Rethondes, a railroad station in the forest of Compiègne, on November 8th 1918. Only after the Germans were forced to formally request an armistice, did Foch hands over the terms of the Treaty that included that Germany must evacuate from Belgium, Alsace-Lorraine, and Luxemburg within 14 days, the German Army must turn over about one-third of its artillery and about one-half of its machine guns, Germany must evacuate the west bank of the Rhine River, and give the Allies bridgeheads to the east side of the Rhine at Köln (now Cologne), Mainz and Coblenz (now Koblenz), German troops must pull back from the Rhine to create a 24.8-mile-deep neutral zone, and the Allied naval blockade would continue to insure German compliance with the armistice.

The Germans were given 72 hours to accept or reject the conditions for a truce. On November 10th, with Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland, the German Army headquarters authorized the German delegation in Compiégne to sign an armistice.

When armistice negotiations were resumed at 02:35 am, General Foch had somewhat reduced the harsh terms, allowing the German army to retain more armaments, giving the Germans more time to withdraw from the territory they had taken, reducing the east bank of the Rhine neutral zone depth to 6.2 miles, and allowing German troops to stand fast in the east (to oppose the spread of Bolshevism) until the Allies request their withdrawal. The armistice was signed at 05:10 am. Before departing, the German negotiators read a letter of protest that suggested the harsh terms threatened Germany with “anarchy and famine.” No handshakes were exchanged. News that the armistice was to begin at 11:00 (the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918) was broadcast at 05:40 am.

 

The heads of the “Big Four” nations at the Paris Peace Conference, 27 May 1919. From left to right: David Lloyd George, Vittorio Orlando, Georges Clemenceau, and Woodrow Wilson.

It is worth noting is that the First World War carnage continued until the very last moment, and that the killing and the spilled blood continued unabated, with casualties from both sides on the last day of World War One, numbering 10,944, of whom 2,738 dead and 8,206 seriously wounded in the course of that one last day of the war.

Just imagine that…

And now let’s jump two decades forward and see what happens in the same place…

Hitler unleashes his blitzkrieg invasion of the Low Countries and France with a fury on May 10, 1940 using his new Blitzkrieg. Within three weeks, a large part of the British force, accompanied by some of the French defenders, is pushed to the English Channel and compelled to abandon the continent from the port of Dunkirk.

 

The German advance continues to sweep southward driving before it not only the retreating French army, but an estimated 10 million refugees fleeing for their lives.  The French abandon Paris, declaring it an open city. This allows the Germans to enter the French capital on June 14 without resistance.

 

 

 

 

The French government continues its flight southward to Bordeaux where it disintegrates. A new government is formed with World War I hero Marshall Petain at its head. On June 17 the aging warrior announces in a broadcast to the French people that “It is with a heavy heart that I tell you today that we must stop fighting.”  This is the final straw that breaks the back of the French resistance to the German invasion. The French government calls on the Germans for an armistice that will end the fighting.

Hitler dictates that the French capitulation take place at Compiegne, a forest north of Paris. This is the same spot where twenty-two years earlier the Germans had signed the Armistice ending World War I. Hitler intends to disgrace the French and avenge the German defeat. To further deepen the humiliation, he orders that the signing ceremony take place in the same railroad car that hosted the earlier surrender.

The Armistice is signed on June 22. Under its terms, two thirds of France is to be occupied by the Germans. The French army is to be disbanded. In addition, France must bear the cost of the German invasion.

(Hitler’s face) “is afire with scorn, anger, hate, revenge, triumph.”

 
This story comes from William Shirer who was a radio reporter for BBC News, as he stands in a clearing in the forest of Compiegne next to the railroad car where the ceremony will take place. Hitler and his entourage arrive just moments before the ceremony:

“The time is now three eighteen p.m. Hitler’s personal flag is run up on a small standard in the centre of the opening.

Also in the centre is a great granite block which stands some three feet above the ground. Hitler, followed by the others, walks slowly over to it, steps up, and reads the inscription engraved in great high letters on that block. It says:

“HERE ON THE ELEVENTH OF NOVEMBER 1918 SUCCUMBED THE CRIMINAL PRIDE OF THE GERMAN EMPIRE… VANQUISHED BY THE FREE PEOPLES WHICH IT TRIED TO ENSLAVE.”

Hitler reads it and Goring reads it. They all read it, standing there in the June sun and the silence. I look for the expression on Hitler’s face. I am but fifty yards from him and see him through my glasses as though he were directly in front of me. I have seen that face many times at the great moments of his life. But today! It is afire with scorn, anger, hate, revenge, triumph. He steps off the monument and contrives to make even this gesture a masterpiece of contempt. He glances back at it, contemptuous, angry – angry, you almost feel, because he cannot wipe out the awful, provoking lettering with one sweep of his high Prussian boot. He glances slowly around the clearing, and now, as his eyes meet ours, you grasp the depth of his hatred. But there is triumph there too – revengeful, triumphant hate. Suddenly, as though his face were not giving quite complete expression to his feelings, he throws his whole body into harmony with his mood. He swiftly snaps his hands on his hips, arches his shoulders, plants his feet wide apart. It is a magnificent gesture of defiance, of burning contempt for this place now and all that it has stood for in the twenty-two years since it witnessed the humbling of the German Empire.

…It is now three twenty-three p.m. and the Germans stride over to the armistice car. For a moment or two they stand in the sunlight outside the car, chatting. Then Hitler steps up into the car, followed by the others. We can see nicely through the car windows. Hitler takes the place occupied by Marshal Foch when the 1918 armistice terms were signed. The others spread themselves around him. Four chairs on the opposite side of the table from Hitler remain empty. The French have not yet appeared. But we do not wait long. Exactly at three thirty p.m. they alight from a car. They have flown up from Bordeaux to a near-by landing field. … Then they walk down the avenue flanked by three German officers. We see them now as they come into the sunlight of the clearing.

 

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It is a grave hour in the life of France. The Frenchmen keep their eyes straight ahead. Their faces are solemn, drawn. They are the picture of tragic dignity. They walk stiffly to the car, where they are met by two German officers, Lieutenant-General Tippelskirch, Quartermaster General, and Colonel Thomas, chief of the Fuhrer’s headquarters. The Germans salute. The French salute. The atmosphere is what Europeans call “correct.” There are salutes, but no handshakes.

Now we get our picture through the dusty windows of that old wagon-lit car. Hitler and the other German leaders rise as the French enter the drawing-room. Hitler gives the Nazi salute, the arm raised. Ribbentrop and Hess do the same. I cannot see M. Noel to notice whether he salutes or not.

Hitler, as far as we can see through the windows, does not say a word to the French or to anybody else. He nods to General Keitel at his side. We see General Keitel adjusting his papers. Then he starts to read. He is reading the preamble to the German armistice terms. The French sit there with marble-like faces and listen intently. Hitler and Goring glance at the green table-top.

The reading of the preamble lasts but a few minutes. Hitler, we soon observe, has no intention of remaining very long, of listening to the reading of the armistice terms themselves. At three forty-two p.m., twelve minutes after the French arrive, we see Hitler stand up, salute stiffly, and then stride out of the drawing-room, followed by Goring, Brauchitsch, Raeder, Hess, and Ribbentrop. The French, like figures of stone, remain at the green-topped table. General Keitel remains with them. He starts to read them the detailed conditions of the armistice.

Hitler and his aides stride down the avenue towards the Alsace-Lorraine monument, where their cars are waiting. As they pass the guard of honour, the German band strikes up the two national anthems, Deutschland, Deutschland uber Alles and the Horst Wessel song. The whole ceremony in which Hitler has reached a new pinnacle in his meteoric career and Germany avenged the 1918 defeat is over in a quarter of an hour.”

June 21st 1940: on a lovely summer day in the Compiegne Forest at Rethondes about 50 miles northeast of Paris, Hitler arrives at 15:15 for the presentation of armistice terms to the French. This is to take place in a railroad dining car (the “wagon-lit”), taken from a French museum and placed in the exact location where the Germans signed the World War One Armistice.

While walking to the dining car, Hitler comes to a large granite block with an inscription in French. The inscription is translated for Hitler: “Here on the Eleventh of November 1918 succumbed the criminal pride of the German Empire – Vanquished by the free people it tried to enslave.”

The French delegation of four arrives, not knowing beforehand that the armistice terms would be presented in the Wagon-Lit. Looking shattered but composed, they enter the railcar to find Hitler sitting in the same seat at the middle of the table that had been occupied by Marshal Foch for the World War One Armistice signing.

After General Keital reads a statement that is a revisionist version of history (probably drafted by Hitler), Hitler leaves the dining car after instructing General Keital that the armistice terms are not negotiable. The harsh terms are intended “to provide Germany with the guarantees require for the enforced pursuit of the war against Britain” and “reparation of the wrongs inflicted by force on the German Reich.”

June 23rd 1940: at 1730, the French delegation was given the ultimatum to sign the armistice by 1830 or the armistice talks would end and fighting would begin again. After talking with the French Cabinet in Bordeaux, the French delegation signs the document at 1850. The armistice is not to go into effect until six hours after the French sign an armistice with Italy.

After signing, the French delegation was driven to Paris and flown to Rome to sign an armistice with the Italians. The next day, the French World War One victory monument was blown up and the “wagon-lit” was taken to Berlin for display, arriving on July 8th. The historic railroad car would be destroyed later in the war during Allied bombing attacks on Berlin.

 

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After the end of the war and the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, during the 1920s, Churchill supported the idea of a “reconciliation” between Germany and France with Britain serving as the “honest broker” for the reconciliation” and beginning in 1931, when he opposed those who advocated giving Germany the right to military parity with France, Churchill spoke often of the dangers of Germany’s rearmament.

In 1931, Churchill said: “It is not in the immediate interest of European peace that the French Army should be seriously weakened. It is not in British interests to antagonize France.” He later wrote in “The Gathering Storm” portraying himself as being for the time, a lone voice calling on Britain to strengthen itself to counter the belligerence of Germany.

In 1932, Churchill accepted the presidency of the newly founded “New Commonwealth Society” a peace organisation which he described in 1937 as “one of the few peace societies that advocates the use of force, if possible overwhelming force, to support public international law” and that gives us the essence of Churchillian Doctrine if such an oxymoron could even ever exist…

And in February 1936, when Churchill, holidaying in Spain the Germans reoccupied the Rhineland in February 1936, returned to a divided Britain. The Labour opposition was adamant in opposing sanctions and the National Government was divided between advocates of economic sanctions and those who said that even these would lead to a humiliating backdown by Britain as France would not support any intervention. Winston Churchill offered a speech on the 9th of March that was measured, and well received by all in Parliament, and garnered the praise even of the head Appeaser Neville Chamberlain who saw it as a first for Winston declaring it an unusually constructive speech. But within weeks Churchill was passed over for the post of Minister for Co-ordination of Defence in favour of Attorney General Sir Thomas Inskip. This was later called this “an appointment rightly described as the most extraordinary since Caligula made his horse a consul.” At the time insiders were less worried, because Duff Cooper was opposed to any appointment for Churchill, whilst General Ellison wrote that he had only one comment to make, and that is “Thank God we are preserved from Winston Churchill.”

On 22 May 1936, Churchill was present at a meeting of Old Guard Conservatives, the group that included Austen Chamberlain, Geoffrey Lloyd, Leopold Amery and Robert Horne, at Lord Winterton’s house at Shillinglee Park, to push for greater rearmament of Great Britain. This meeting prompted PM Baldwin to comment that it was “the time of year when midges came out of dirty ditches.” Neville Chamberlain was also taking a growing interest in foreign affairs, and in June, as part of a power-bid at the expense of the young and pro-League of Nations Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden, he demanded an end to sanctions against Italy. This is what Winston Churchill referred to as “the very midsummer of madness.”

In June 1936, Churchill organised a deputation of senior Conservatives to see Prime Minister Baldwin, along with visiting Inskip and talking to Lord Halifax. There had been demands for a Secret Session of the House and the senior ministers agreed to meet the deputation rather than listen to a potential four-hour speech by Churchill. He had tried to have delegates from the other two parties and later wrote, “If the leaders of the Labour and Liberal oppositions had come with us there might have been a political situation so intense as to enforce remedial action.” Rhodes James writes that this is “not quite the impression” given by the documentary record of the meetings of 28–29 July, and another meeting in November. Churchill’s figures for the size of the German Air Force Luftwaffe, leaked to him by Ralph Wigram of the Foreign Office, were less accurate than those of the Air Ministry, and he believed that the Germans were preparing to unleash thermite bombs “the size of an orange” on London. Ministers stressed that Hitler’s intentions were unclear, and the importance of maximising Britain’s long-term economic strength through exports, whereas Churchill wanted 25-30% of British industry to be brought under state control for purposes of rearmament. The PM Baldwin argued that the important thing had been to win the election to get “a perfectly free hand” for rearmament. The meeting ended with Baldwin agreeing with Churchill that rearmament was vital to deter Germany.

On 12 November, Churchill returned to the topic. Speaking in the Address in Reply debate, after giving some specific instances of Germany’s war preparedness, he said: “The Government simply cannot make up their mind or they cannot get the Prime Minister to make up his mind. So they go on in strange paradox, decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all powerful for impotency. And so we go on preparing more months, more years, precious perhaps vital for the greatness of Britain for the locusts to eat.” Robert Rhodes James called this one of Churchill’s most brilliant speeches during this period, Baldwin’s reply came sounding rather weak and disturbing for the House. The publicly humiliating exchange for the Prime Minister Baldwin, gave new encouragement to the “Arms and Covenant” Movement.

Surely, “the wolves must eat too” but Hitler needed to eat the whole world, and to accomplish that end he used the appeasers first and foremost, when he started secretly rearming the German forces, and especially when he was secretly building the all powerful “Luftwaffe” the magnificent German Air force, and when he took over the industrial Ruhr and the Rheinland and he started turning all industries to a war footing, while he sought the unification of all German territories and their German speaking minorities, in central and eastern Europe, to a large “Heimat”. Hitler needed the “Appeasers” far more than they needed him, and the people would already know this, because in is early stage of the ascendancy of the German Reich — he was weak in the knees, and wanted to create “fait Accompli” events in his rapid conquest before the World’s opinion turned against him.  Because only by false bravado and fake optimism Hitler had whipped up the German “Volk” through his rousing speeches, full of hate, histrionics, and honour.

Indeed Hitler began occupying the minds and the hearts of the German Common Man and of all the European easily impressed “Vol” before he drove them to begin occupying all the surrounding countries in their entirety, and to commit untold atrocities like a pied piper leading mindless children to their slaughter…

Yet even when Hitler truly started his European conquest by annexing Austria and the Czechoslovak republics and going halfsies in conquering Poland — split between himself and his new “buddy” Marshal Stalin, and thus ejecting the appeasing Brits, who had an Alliance Treaty with Poland that guaranteed their mutual defense, that the appeasing Brits failed to honor at that time…

And it is exactly because of the protection afforded him by the Peaceniks and by the Appeasers in the English Parliaments and in all the liberal Democracies of Europe and by the Wilsonian doctrine of Isolation in America — that Hitler saw the power vacuum, and took massive advantage of it by filling it with his fast moving mechanized divisions. Hitler’s diversionary tactics and his propaganda machine is similar in many ways to what China, North Korea, the Islamists of ISIS, and even the Russians have been doing on the back of the appeasing American administrations of the last five Presidents who sought Peace with dishonor. That is how the Russian President Vladimir Putin took over Crimea and all eastern parts of Ukraine while US president Obama was puffing the “herb” and secretary Clinton was sloshing in her breakfast wine coolers and going blotto before lunch, all the while communicating from her bathroom based email server, that was open to the whole world to read whatever secrets ever came to pass through the State Department’s communications infrastructure.

Clearly when your enemy reads all of your emails every day — they must know how to pre-empt any actions that you might be thinking of deploying against them. That’s how the world and especially American lack of strong leadership and compete lack of Statesmanship, enabled President Putin to lord it above all in Europe and in the World. The fault lays with us because by simply having the American administration asleep at the wheel, and the Powers to be, tolerating those losers at the helm if the White House and the State department — we gave up on any pretense of power.

Back in his day, Hitler, just attacked Poland in a Blitzkrieg, and took the half of Poland where some Germans had lived as his vital “Heimat” leaving the other half to the other hungry “Wolf,” Marshal Stalin. How’s that different form Putin’s annexation of Crimea today?

I would call this action a high stakes “Heist” and a true war against Europe and against NATO, yet back when Hitler was riding high on the shoulders of the appeasers, who carried him for the formative Ten years of his Worldwide conquest dreams during the build-up of his forces to that awesome military perfection of the well oiled machine — we called it inevitable. These are the same poorly chosen words that Secretary Clinton and President Obama used to describe the Russian invasion and Annexation of Crimea and Eastern Ukraine. Words have meaning and when leaders use them to describe and validate the naked grab of another country’s territory by an enemy that threatens the balance of power in Europe — we must be careful where we use them. Because today no private conversation remains private for too long… and if the President of the United States and the Secretary of State describe an attack on a sovereign state as inevitable it sucks. It sucks even worse when the new President o France Emmanuel Macron describes the ISIS attacks in Paris as the inevitable result of our own Islamophobia… but that another matter…

Thus indeed in short order Hitler declared the whole of Europe as a German fiefdom. He called it an expanded “Heimat” by fiat of his Aryan superior race, and on behalf of his racial description of Aryan DNA, based on principles of “Eugenics” seen in his foundational document, the “Mein Kampf.”  The fascist term Heimat, included the  “blood and soil” essential reading of the National Socialists, since it is relatively easy to add this dimension to the positive feelings for the New Reich. Heimat is indeed a rejection of anything foreign, or that which was not necessarily there in the first place. It was conceived by the Nazis that the Volk community is deeply rooted in the land of their Heimat through their practice of agriculture and their ancestral lineage going back hundreds and thousands of years. The Third Reich was regarded at the deepest level as the sacred Heimat of the unified Volk community—the national slogan was “One Reich, One Volk, One Führer.” Those who were taken to Nazi concentration camps were those who were officially declared by the SS to be “enemies of the volk community” and thus a threat to the integrity and security of the Heimat…

So the imaginary construct of a scientific and nationalistic intellectual case, for the exclusion of the invalids, the foreigners, the minorities and especially of the Jews — became the new Common Sense for all Germans, through the use of relentless propaganda. No longer it was questioned whether the nice German Jew Doctor that treated your children, or the corner greengrocer, and the Jewish shopkeeper, had a right to exist amongst the German “Volk.” They all had to go, along with their families, because they clearly did not belong there. The German “Heimat” would not tolerate anyone different and that was final. The final solution was never debated amongst the Good Germans or even the ethical Methodists, and the diligent Protestants whose Christianity took a big hit because of their complicity in the extermination of many millions of innocent people in acts of savagery never before seen in this God’s good earth.

In “Mein Kampf” his 1925 autobiographical book, the Nazi Party leader Adolf Hitler, describes the process by which he became antisemitic and outlines his political ideology and his future plans for Germany. Hitler called Europe a federation with “Deutchland Uber Alles” as a precursor to what Germany has accomplished today through economic despotism by maintaining the long term stated goal of turning the European Union into a federation of states subservient to Germany’s Centralized power to lead the serfs to cultivate the German fields in Ukraine or act as waiters for the German Masters in Greece, or be as willing and obedient serfs serving the German Overlosrds in their One Billion people dark fiefdom of German led Europe.

An evil dystopian vision for Europe that has now unfortunately come to pass, and that only the English people have now woken up to and are running away for the exit…

Yet back in the second world war, Hitler was able to accomplish all that evil plan swiftly, due to strength of arms and conviction of belief. And even though we see his work today as a failure, let’s be honest and really see his meteoric rise to power over twenty years of continued successes, because only then we can understand whose plan is Germany still playing out today — and then we might give him a measure of respect for his strategic genius and for the utmost tenacity of the German deep state carrying on a long distance domination plan for Europe and the World…

Hitler also tested the resolve of all European leaders and found them greatly wanting. That is why he attacked the Republicans of Spain and installed Generalissimo Franco to power, who in turn acted as a proxy for Hitler for the duration of the war, although his country was ostensibly “neutral” because for Hitler Spain was a very important geographical ally in order to test the resolve of the liberal democracies of Europe, but also in order to be able to control the Straits of Gibraltar for the long term, via proxy, and most importantly in order to check whether the Allied leaders had a pulse.
So when he found they had none — he continued unabated to divide Poland with Stalin, to take over the Sudeten-lands, and to annex Austria and Czechoslovakia, as a prelude to an all out conquest of Europe, and the World, very much in the mold of a modern day Chenghis-Han.

 

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Adolf Hitler without the appeasers of the early twentieth century Europe would not have been anything like the furious Führer of the Third Reich, the Hitler we have come to know through his historical achievements.

But for our needs of true historical comparison in this season of tepid wars, and the gravitational forces that want to drag us either towards a really “Hot-War” or a truly Second “Cold-War” we ought to travel back about two millennia to a time when the King of Persia Darius had died in 485 B.C. before he could launch another assault on Greece, so it fell upon his son Xerxes that due to dynastic succession rules, had to set out and assault the Greeks by conquering the principal Free and Democratic States of Athens and Sparta in order to complete his fathers ambition of the empire of Persia conquering Greece. Because in stark contrast to the despotic dark Persian method of governance, the Greeks stood on their way, as the only bulwarks of Human liberty amidst the nations of the whole World. Athens and Sparta being the leaders of the ancient Commonwealth of Greek federated city-states members of the Delphic League, stood to fight a war of Civilization akin to the one we are fighting today against the forces of Evil from many comers.

 

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So here comes the Second Persian War, after the first Greek Persian war had turned in favor of the Greeks in the decisive battle of Marathon under

Persian King Xerxes feared for his fleet and he treated her like an expensive toy to not be played with… and in consequence he protected her from any engagements that could result in the Persian fleet sustaining any damage from man for nature. He went so far s to keep the fleet out of imaginary harm’s way by building a canal that took him three years to complete in order to avoid passing through the Athos peninsula of Northern Greece, should a storm arise, as was usual in thee waters. Clearly the was a giant fleet made for tepid waters with untrained and unworthy sailors and commanders that owed their position to nepotism and nothing resembling merit or capacity for leadership.

Indeed Xerxes plan was to go through Northern Greece, with his fleet providing protection, and reach central Greece with both army and navy unmolested by any engagement with the enemy.

However the Spartan king Leonidas with his 300 military men was awaiting him at Thermopylae the place where many years later Winston Churchill would come to take his hot baths au-naturel at this natural hot water springs that served as a Spa and a place of Retreat and Healing in everlasting memory of Leonidas and his fallen comrades. The hot gates Leonidas guarded, is the village of Thermopylae that to this day serves that solemn yet largely forgotten duty, in the minds of those amongst the Greeks who still stand

At the time of Xerxes innovation, most of the Greek city states’ leaders had met in the city of Corinth to work out a common defence. It was agreed that there would be a combined army and navy which would be under Spartan command, but with Themistocles, the Athenian leader, providing the strategy.

Though all of the men were fine soldiers, they were hugely outnumbered by the Persians. This time though, they numbers were even more against them. It was this fact that Themistocles based his strategy on.
Leonidas, the Spartan King, led the army to a pass at Thermopylae, which is known today as Lamia. This pass was the main passage into central Greece from the north. The plan was to trap the Persian army in this bottle-neck, where the fact they were vastly outnumbered would have little influence on the outcome.

This went according to plan, until a traitor showed the Persian army a footpath behind the lines as a way for the Persians to bypass the defensible position and descend upon the Spartans from the mountains falling upon the flank of the Greek defenders.

Inevitability, the Greeks were forced to retreat along with their fleet with was stationed just of the island of Evia, but Leonides, along with about 300 troops remained and fought for two days until they were all killed to the very last man

Persia now controlled northern Greece, and were able to march down into Athens and take control over the whole of Greece . Themistocles had predicted that Athens would soon be taken over by the Persians so he ordered the women and children of Athens to evacuate to the island of Salamis, whilst the men were sent to sea to join with the Athenian fleet.

When the Persians did reach Athens, they swiftly attacked and took over the city and the citadel along with the Acropolis, and after killing all the defenders, they destroyed the city ad burned down all the temples and all the public buildings and they even destroyed and burned down to the ground all the houses.

The vengeful Persian King, was so barbaric and bent in total destruction, that he orders his army to burn down the houses and even the temples to their own eastern gods that the Athenians had included in the Greek pluralistic and multi-religious permissive view of the world, in their Pantheon of Gods, as a gesture of solidarity and plurality of thought and religion, and also as a practical way to cater to the spiritual needs for the number of Persian and Eastern people, who lived amongst the Athenians.

Had the Athenian Leader Themistocles not evacuated the city, it would have been a singular disaster, as the few defenders who were left back to stand lie Leonidas in Thermopylae experienced through their death trying to stop the far too numerous barbarians from destroying the beloved Athenian city. Now the only hope of defeating the Persians was for the Athenian fleet to perform some kind of miracle…

Themistocles however decided against a battlmade up of smaller vessels throughout…e in the open sea, because his fleet was much smaller than the Persian fleet and . By sending out a fake message, the Persian fleet was enticed into the small strait of Salamis.

The Persian fleet fell for the plan and many of the larger ships were trapped in the narrow waters surrounding Salamis.The smaller and more mobile Greek ships were able to surround the Persian ships and destroy them.

Xerxes watched this destruction from the shore, and returned back to Persia in disgust at what he had witnessed. Xerxes left most of his army behind, under the command of Mardonius, with the specific orders of conquering the rest of Greece.

In 479 B.C. the battle at Plataea took place where, under the Spartan general Pausanias, the Spartans forced their way through the Persians and left the Greeks victorious. During the land battle, the Greek fleet simultaneously sailed over the Aegean and obliterated the remains of the Persian fleet.

Ironically, the Ionic Greeks, who started the revolt which lead to the Persian wars, choose to join the Greeks instead of the Persian army which they were forced to do, and fought in the final battles of the Persian war.
Athens becomes the Leader of Greece

With the Persian Empire defeated, mainly due to the Spartan army, many believed that Sparta would continue to act as leader for Greece . However, the Spartans were more interested in the Peloponesse. Sparta attempted to create a fleet as large as the Athenians and also to prevent the rebuilding of the city walls around Athens. However, when they failed on both of these objectives, it was accepted by all that Athens should become the main city of Greece.

In order for Athens to start rebuilding Greece and also to protect it from future invasion, an alliance was formed. This was the Delian League, named due to the fact that the treasury was keep on Delos, a very sacred island. As well as the alliance consisting of the main city-states in Greece , many islands in the Aegean and the Ionic and Aeolian colonies in Asia Minor were involved. It was agreed that if and when an attack arises, all the cities had to help and support one and other.

When time arose for the Eygptians to revolt against the Perisans, Athens decided to help and sent over a fleet of about 200 ships. A large portion of he Athenian fleet was destroyed as well as the Persians suppressing the revolt.

After another battle between the Greeks and Persians in Cyprus, in which the Greeks were victorious, a formal agreement between the two took place in which the Persians would not attack Greece or its colonies in Asia Minor, and that Greece would never again attack Persia.

The Delian League in effect turned Athens into a great empire. The annual contribution of ships, and then later money, allowed Athens to enter into a new age.

This new age, was the Golden Age of Athens and the reign of democratically elected Leader, the visionary Pericles of Athens…

 

To be continued…

 

Posted by: Dr Pano Kroko Churchill | May 25, 2017

What Would Winston Churchill Do? (Chapter 17)

CHURCHILL AND ORWELL

According to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Thomas Ricks who presented a dual biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell focusing on the pivotal years from the mid-1930s through the 1940s, when these two men combated the threat of fascism and communism, each in his own imitable way — Churchill learned and followed Orwell’s critical thinking and Orwell followed Churchill’s strong line of defense for Democracy, Freedom, and Liberty.

Thomas Ricks’ new book “Churchill and Orwell” can be described as a superb account of two men who set standards for defending liberal democracy that still remains disturbingly out of reach even in our advanced Democratic Republic of these United States today, judging by how easy it is to subvert our Constitution to the whimsy of political expediency from the evils of small minded people operating within both the Democratic party and the Republic party always salivating for naked raw power and  nothing else…

Of course George Orwell and Winston Churchill, worked from very different positions in terms of of authority.

Yet while they used their different pulpits in rather public ways — Thomas Ricks argues that the two men worked in tandem to support democratic principles. And thus he recalls the rather lonely position that both men occupied, walking a fine line between a country that appeared all but torn in two, by the divisive politics of the pre-war years between the pacifist labour socialist powers and the nn-interventionist and pacifistic Tories, in London’s Parliament — both of whom had intrigued and conspired to sent Churchill into “exile in the wilderness” in order to shut down his voice that was stirring the few people who actually “saw” the gathering storm clouds of global nihilistic wars, as the existential threat they represented for Great Britain and for the whole of the Free World.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Cry for Guernica.

George Orwell had fought with the Republicans against the fascists and was seriously injured in the Spanish civil war. And this first showing of the Nazi war machine in action outside the borders of Germany well before the Second World War, is also the event that strengthened Churchill’s intellectual position through his writings, and his speeches during the pivotal and lonely pre-war years. This was the tonic for Winston Churchill’s ideas, when he was feverishly working in political “exile” during the “wilderness years” before he was called to lead the fight of the Free Nations against National Socialism, during the Second World War. George Orwell had provided the best accounts of that conflict that opened up the eyes of the World to the horror of the German national socialists and their allies. Picasso came to commemorate that event with the Guernica painting that reminded all of us what the Germans had in store for London and for other great cities that were defiant of the Nazi Germany and her Air force full of Stuka bombers indiscriminately bombing all civilian targets. Yet it was during the ten years before the war, that Churchill and Orwell, had both fallen seriously out of favor – because both men had been strong anti-socialists, expressing themselves daily against this seemingly cuddling form of evil ideology that was very much in vogue during those pre-war days.

Yet because both men had seen the horrors of this nauseatingly sweet Socialist method of usurpation of power, when the Socialists are winning the minds and the hearts of well meaning folks and when they are enlisting people — and how evil they swiftly turned when they had the power to govern and were started using these people in appallingly totalitarian ways, destroying the individual in favor of the masses, fighting that the mass of ants is not humanity.

Churchill and Orwell both spoke in this clear cut way against the Socialist doctrine, and this was considered bad form in a Society that had espoused the very modern Socialist ideology, hook-line-and-sinker, especially amongst the young people in very much the same way as what happens in Europe and the United States today.

Today Thomas Ricks makes the claim that, without ever working directly together, these two titanic figures, and essential authors, and leaders of men — worked tirelessly in keeping the West’s compass pointing True North, towards freedom and liberty.

As an example this is what Winston Churchill had to say about Russia and the Nuclear Bomb in 1945, after Winston Churchill had just marshaled the most improbable turnaround victory in history, since the Athenian Victory of the Second Persian War under the admiral Themistocles.

Because same as Winston Churchill had put all his faith in the Royal Navy — so had Themistocles who focused all his resources on building up the Athenian naval fleet, a couple of Millennia earlier. Themistocles understood the “Sea” and her Warfare, and utilized this knowledge ad his Fleet in cunning and masterful ways in order to draw the Persians in the geography that favored the decisive naval battle plan of Salamis. This was his strategy, and it worked so well, upon it’s application, that the Greeks completely annihilated the Persian fleet, and sent Xerxes scurrying and hurling pell-mell back east to despotic Asia, where he had come from, uninvited in the first place. That event taught good manners to all the following generations of Persian leaders who ever attempted a campaign against Greece or her Ionic cities in Asia Minor ever again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In more recent times, Winston Churchill recognized that we are suffering again from another bout of “Eastern fever” where the Soviet Union and Communism was concerned and spoke often against their use of the seemingly cuddly socialist humanitarian ideals that serve as the usher to the complete totalitarian darkness of naked communism. And this is why he said that the threat of Russia and her black-hearted leader having access to Nuclear weapons would be catastrophic for the whole world.

And as we see now — he was prescient about that threat too. And he suggested to the Americans and all other world leaders who were with us after he had fashioned the North Atlantic Treaty with FDR that inaugurated NATO — that we had to band together and stop Russia from getting the Nuclear Technology and from acquiring nuclear weapons. He suggested that we ought to do this at any cost. Winston’s master plan for that included militating action. He was in favor of going as far as possible towards destroying  the Soviet nuclear program in it’s infancy. He was also willing to risk all out war n pursuing this goal into years, right after the socialist ideology driven US Atomic spies, Fuchs, Greenglass, and the Rosenbergs, among others, had given away the Los Alamos nuclear bomb secrets to the Soviet Union agents.

Churchill’s hawkish position has to be revisited again today, because it applies rather well to the fresh dilemma we face from the nuclear enhanced threat of a belligerent North Korea, that is speedily developing her own nuclear bobs albeit with ICBM capabilities against the United States.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to the Churchill doctrine, we could either deny the enemy [North Korea] the further development of nuclear weapons technology today, or live in infamy for a little while, before we succumb & die under the circumstances of our inaction, that will surely bring war and infamy, along with nuclear bomb tipped ICBMs raining down from the sky, and falling upon our heads sending us all to the great hereafter. This is our rightful place  history and if we cannot deny the Pyonyang’s nuclear development and stem this existential threat from North Korean in it’s origin — then what good is our vast military capability and our song about the land of the Free and the home of the Brave, for?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We should heed Winston Churchill’s advise today because he was planning to take out the Soviet Union nukes well before they became the ‘Threat” and he wanted to accomplish this through acts of cunning, diplomatic subterfuge, and all out secret service sabotage. If that method failed to destroy the Soviet capabilities — he ad suggested direct aerial bombings, as acts of direct intervention for the destruction of all the nuclear development sites, of the old Soviet Union. Winston had already drafted battle plans, and war-time long distance bombing plans, in order to effect this attack with American help — but to his ever-lasting shock, he lost the general elections of 1945 and was booted from the office of Prime Minister thereby rendering all of his plans “inactive” if not completely mothballed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Because it was then that the British voters rewarded the wartime Prime Minister with an eviction notice from the 10 Downing Street, cabinet and government office, and sent him home once more for some much needed garden leave, and painting rest, at his Chartwell home in the Kentish countryside. 

Imagine his fury for a moment, after thinking of how can it be that a nation turns ungrateful, by shafting her most winsome Prime Minister? There is no other parallel for this except the Hell-Hath-No-Fury-Like-A-Woman-Scorned…

Because indeed the most important man alive in the world; the famous Victor of World War Two, the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, was driven out of office immediately after the war. All his plans for containing Nuclear weapons were dashed as he was ousted, and the liberal socialists took over the Number 10 cabinet government positions. Winston Churchill of course became deeply saddened, when he heard the election result news, and he later had this to say: “The shock of defeat was accompanied by a sharp stab of almost physical pain amid the realization that the sacred knowledge and experience I had gathered, the authority and goodwill I had gained in so many countries, would vanish with me out of Office.”

And above all else he meant the war time efforts at containment of the Nuclear Weapons Technology to the powers of Good and not to be shared by the powers of Evil… This was the most important plan that was dashed from Winston Churchill’s exit from the Prime Minister’s office, right after the War. This bit of unfinished business always ganged away at this because it was such an important element of World Peace…

Churchill could have absorbed the sting of defeat and gone for home rest, knowing that his place in history would finally be secure. He could have retired honorably to his beloved Chartwell to paint and write and dabble. Yet this was not his nature. Anyone who knew him, understood rather well, that Winston Churchill chose to soldier on, and continue the “Good Fight” same as he always had. He served as leader of the political opposition in Parliament, dealing with the contentious issues of a new age, and by defining the incoming “Cold War” as he had done in Athens Greece, when he was under siege and assassination attempts by the Communists, and now at the Westminster College of the University of Fulton Missouri, speaking to a Free World that was again facing a siege by the very same Communist forces of evil and pathogenic destruction.

Churchill had prepared his Cold War and the “Iron Curtain” speech quite well: “From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an Iron Curtain has descended across the continent. Behind that line lie all the capitals of the ancient states of Central and Eastern Europe. Warsaw, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest and Sofia, all these famous cities and the populations around them lie in what I must call the Soviet sphere of influence.”  He spoke eloquently having honed his ideas over the space of a couple of years, since Athens, and he delivered his everlasting message about the “Iron Curtain” descending upon Europe at the time Berlin was being divided, and the weary wartime alliance was being torn asunder. But he also gave a note of optimism, by founding the idea for the need of a “summit” between leaders, to be the Security Council of the United Nations, and he also spoke in favor of a United Europe, all aligned with Reason for Peace, in order to counteract the totalitarian regimes who are causing constant war, bloody mayhem, and much too much human suffering, by sowing the seeds of strife across the planet. 

Always prophetic, always vigilant, and often explicit as a futurist, Winston Churchill was not just the guardian of Liberty, but he was also the first thinker  to grasp the potential of the nuclear deterrence, and delineate a doctrine of DETENTE, for it’s application in both the short and the long term… against by now a far stronger and nuclear enhanced enemy, represented by the Soviet Union of Marshal Stalin. 

The time for denying him the Nuclear Weapons capacity had passed unused like so many grains of sand flowing down the hourglass. A decision to m=not take a decision had resulted in that worst of all decisions that we now had to face a very different enemy than the one we we’re facing before…

To think that Winston Churchill did all this thinking, speaking, agitating, and politicking, while writing his masterpiece multivolume and gigantic book, “The Second World War” is a fantastic effort in an of itself, yet these two things were intertwined… And to consider that he had all of this work cut out for him, while attending Parliament as leader of the opposition, all the while writing and advocating the Nuclear Deterrent Policy that s still in effect today.

Winston accomplished all of this through his prodigious fits and starts of stupendous energy. He worked all the time and made telephone calls and sent telex and telegrams to all corners of the Earth and at all times of day and night. He called everywhere, where he had Leaders who were war time intimate friends of his, and who were still in positions of power and authority. He called them all and advocated through courageous words, his vision of the post war era. He had his own foreign policy and he maintained it during these times of troubles. He worked during the English late evening hours, and in the dead of nigh,t at his 3am “busy business time” and even during the break of dawn — all in order to take advantage of the differences in time zones, with the other World Capitals.

All of that in a giant effort, where he tried to get the world leaders into his mind’s harem for the cause of his “Empire of the Mind” that he saw as required, in order to counter the threat of the communist menace that he equated with worldwide nuclear annihilation. Often he doubled this “Empire work” and his unrestful international travels with incognito summits where he managed to meet privately with these other leaders who saw the World as he saw it. And he did this under cover and secretly, while ostensibly he was on “painting holidays” and sightseeing trips. In reality this is where he held his secret Summits with these Leaders in far of places like Marrakech, and the High Atlas mountains, or in Lake Como, and in the south of France, or in Madeira, and in Venice, or in Athens, and in Thermopylae, or in the Greek isles, and particularly in Crete and in Ithaca, near Scorpio. And he always relied and utilized his strong and fast friends, like Aristotle Onassis the most wealthy person on Earth at this time, and one of the most powerful men in the world — to ferry him around in his private airplanes, or in his stylish yacht, full of old world charm. It was in this massive yacht, where Winston held some of his own powerful yet private “Summits” with powerful men, and where he entertained all of them as he regaled them with stories of War and Peace, always with a meaning that was to convey the message of what we need to do going forward. Winston and his friend Aristotle Onassis often times sailed on towards Onassis’ private island “Scorpio” in western Greece, near Ithaca, where some years later Aristotle Onassis even married his own version of Penelope, in his own ‘Ithaca’ the island appropriately named ‘Scorpion.’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is important to note that Jackie [Jacklyn Kennedy] and Ari [Aristotle Onassis] had started out as simple friends, and it wasn’t until several years after the assassination of her first husband President John F. Kennedy, that their courtship actually began. Aristotle Onassis, a powerful Greek shipping mogul, was living part time in New York as he was the wealthiest man in the world of his day, and Jackie Kennedy an American icon — and thus “met” on numeraous public and private occasions in Manhattan and beyond, o all the fashionable circles of holidays and wealthy people’s enclaves. But their first meeting only happened because Winston Churchill asked Onassis to introduce him to the young Senator from Massachussets John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And that’s how Aristotle Onassis came to meet Kennedy’s wife Jackie, for the first time. All that in order to accommodate a request from Winston Churchill to meet the rising star of American Politics, her husband… and at long last it meant the tow of them would become good friends and even marry each other. Not bad for the last hurrah of the bespoke matrimonial dating & wedding services of old Winston who never missed an opportunity to connect people…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes, this little island Scorpio, nestled in the middle of nowhere, is not only where Winston Churchill had some of his most interesting “Summits” during the last part of his life, but it is also where Onassis married the wife of the slain President John Fitzgerald Kennedy — Jaclyn Bouvier Kennedy, in a strictly private ceremony. Jackie and Aristotle Onassis, who were 23 years apart in age on their wedding day, married in a simple fashion with an intimate, happy Greek Orthodox ceremony on October 20, 1968. The Kennedy children, Caroline, and John Junior, participated in the ceremony by holding the candles that were traditionally held by Greek pages during a marriage, and Jackie’s sister was the only matron of honor, attending along with a few dozen friends. And that’s how Jaclyn Kennedy became Jackie O.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Still with the help of this powerful and well traveled modern Ulysses-Onassis-Shipping-Sailor-man, and his many friends, Winston continued his good works, and his Foreign policy to save the whole of the Free World.

Onassis a firm adherent to the tents of Freedom, Liberty and unfettered Capitalism found common cause with Winston Churchill who in his advanced age saw his work being undermined by the Socialist ideologues and their communist brethren advancing everywhere.

The two men shared many secrets, least of which was their anti-Soviet intrigues…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Naturally this attracted the attention of the Soviet spies, and the Russians who already hated Onassis for hosting Winston Churchill’s Liberty Summits, at Scorpio and aboard the yacht, they became inimical and enraged and sought revenge for some unfounded excuses. That they unleashed the fury of the KGB against Onassis  is well documented as is the fact that KGB sabotaged his airplane, and thus had Onassis’ only son murdered in a staged airplane crash where the saboteurs had reversed the wire controls so that Alexander Onassis plane crashed upon takeoff, and he died from the resulting blunt head trauma. This was the sabotaged airplane Onassis’ son was piloting, and that fateful morning — never quite took off but instead nose dived into the tarmac.

Onassis mourned bitterly but soon with Churchill’s help the relationship continued even after Winston was returned to Office as prime minister in the 1951 general election. And even though Winston Churchill’s work was sometimes interrupted by arterial spasms, and moments when “everything went misty,” and outright strokes that left him tired, debilitated, spent, and bedridden for days, forcing him to spend hours upon hours, practicing his handwriting — he persisted in voyaging and traveling. Because it was then that Winston Churchill would throw himself back into his regimen — back to writing in bed, in the bath, in his medieval study, and wherever he could, with rivers of ink and Scotch to sweep him along. In the famous Onassis long yacht “Christina” Winston Churchill, in white Panama hat and cruising suit, went aboard for eight official cruises between 1958 and 1965, and for several undocumented and incognito voyages, for reasons of Winston Churchill’s Summits at Sea or multilateral and some serious bilateral discussions…

These voyages were a huge help for the recuperation of Winston’s health and he always credited the sea, the salt, and good company, with restoring his to a mighty new state of being…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Aristotle Onassis Yacht Christina.

This was the boat that in 1968 Onassis married President Kennedy’s widow, Jackie, on board, close to his private island of Scorpio: the ultimate trophy wife on the ultimate trophy ship.

This ship had seen it’s share of troubles as a warship and later when she retired she earned another keep on life as the caviar and champagne palace of Onassis and his guests, ranging from Kings, and Princes, to potentates and heads of States, along with some lesser mortals like Monaco’s Prince Rainier and his film star wife Grace Kelly who were favoured guests, as were at earlier times John F Kennedy and his wife, alongside Winston Churchill, and at other times, Marilyn Monroe and JFK, or Frank Sinatra and Greta Garbo, Liza Minnelli, Eva Peron, John Wayne, Rudolf Nureyev, and a fistful of Rothschilds, and Rockefellers, who had all swept down the onyx and silver staircase, or had swam in a marble pool that at the touch of a button rose to become a dance floor and could sit at a bar – Ari’s Bar – on stools upholstered with the foreskin of minke whales’ penises. Aboard there was a veritable Art gallery because Onassis had a collection of Impressionists, along with Renoir, Chirico, Goya, and other art that Onassis enjoyed letting his guests view and admire. These years were indeed the post-austerity Fifties and opulence and greed were back in fashion. There had been nothing like it since the Great Gatsby and the roaring twenties… Surely every big boat owner, puffed out with the romance of the sea and his rightful place upon it, likes to think he has created a legend. But Aristotle Onassis, the Greek shipping magnate, was the only one who truly did this to it’s rightful maximum. The opulent Christina, a decommissioned warship that he bought and spent many million USD towards converting it to his floating palace, became a floating “Xanadu” to some of the most important figures of the 20th century.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Egypt’s dethroned King Farouk, who had a great yacht himself, called the Onassis yacht “the last word in opulence” and a real ship of war and love.

For Aristotle Onassis, the Christina was a palace of seduction, a place to broker deals, a celebrity honey trap and the most conspicuous symbol of his successful shipping empire. On a visit with Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton acknowledged in one sentence both the generosity of his host and his blatant self-indulgence. “I don’t think there is a man or woman on earth,” he said, “who would not be seduced by the pure narcissism shamelessly flaunted on this boat.” This modern day Aristotle, Ari Onassis, who would occasionally deploy his wolfish charm on famous women like Tina Livanos, or Maria Callas, same as he did with Jacqueline Kennedy — had entertained scores of other conquered women aboard this yacht, and thus he saw no “edge” in Richard Barton’s remark. His only reply was: “I have found that to be so.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winston Churchill, in white Panama hat and cruising suit, went aboard the Onassis yacht for eight official cruises between 1958 and 1965, and for many other unofficial and undocumented “Summits At Sea” where he pursued his own Foreign Policy in meetings with powerful friends and heads of State.

With a mind shaped by Victorian habits of speech and thought, Winston Churchill stated the theme of his final volume, Triumph and Tragedy, as Macaulay might have done: “How the Great Democracies Triumphed, And So Were Able to Resume The Follies Which Had So Nearly Cost Them Their Life…”

Because in the early years of the Cold War, Winston Churchill worried that the great democracies were once again tempting fate with an inadequate response to a threat from the East. During the blockade of Berlin in 1948 and 1949, when the United States and Britain were beginning to organize the airlift to supply the beleaguered city, Winston Churchill wrote, “I trust we are not approaching another ‘Munich.’”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Those worries intensified after the Soviet Union negated the U.S. unilateral nuclear advantage by detonating its own bomb in August 1949. On the conventional side, Europe had an imbalance of power. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, NATO was a paper vision with little manpower and hardware. Ninety percent of the almost three million U.S. soldiers and 300,000 airmen in Europe had returned home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By 1950, the Soviets fielded at least 175 divisions, 25 or more of which were armored, against a dozen American and Western European divisions, only two of which were armored. To make matters worse, the outbreak of the Korean War in June 1950 turned America’s attention to the Far East, prompting Winston Churchill to worry that Britain’s ally and protector would be too distracted to defend Europe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By the late 1940s, Russia loomed almost as large in Winston Churchill’s mind as Nazi Germany had a decade before. He privately worried that the West Germans were too intimidated by the Soviet Union to rearm, and that even France with the socialists in power, might soon become a Soviet satellite.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As leader of the opposition, Winston Churchill told Parliament that Soviet strength had steadily emerged “as a rock shows more and more above an ebbing tide.” Russians “in one form or another” controlled half of Europe and China, but showed “no signs of being in any way satiated or satisfied.” For the first time in a decade, there were whispered fears in Parliament and Whitehall that Britain could once again face the prospect of an invasion from the East.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As for Winston Churchill seeing the Future, we have his own observations for that, because in the midst of the Soviet menace, Winston Churchill offered advice to his colleagues that would be ridiculed as sophomoric if made by a U.S. politician today: he suggested that his colleagues try to see the world as the Russians saw it. The point was not to infer fairness in Soviet policies, but to understand the nature of the threat. “There is no doubt that trying to put oneself in the position of the other party to see how things look to him is one way, and perhaps the best way, of being able to feel and peer dimly into the unknowable future,” Winston Churchill said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Soviet Union then, much like Putin’s Russia today, wanted to divide Europe and keep it divided. Winston Churchill vocally campaigned for a “United Europe,” a conceptual precursor to the European Union. “I am not attracted to a Western bloc as a final solution,” he wrote in 1946. “The ideal should be EUROPE.” He would have embraced the Western doctrine set out by President George H. W. Bush of a “Europe whole and free,” with the addendum — recently underscored by General Philip M. Breedlove, NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander — “and at peace.”

Despite his emergence in the Victorian era, Winston Churchill understood clearly that the concept of “spheres of influence” belonged to a bygone era. Although that paradigm has long been discredited in the West, today, it is very much alive in Moscow. Winston Churchill would understand that fear is behind Russia’s aggressiveness in seeking to establish a sphere of docile states around its perimeter. A fear of NATO may be irrational — attaching nineteenth-century worries about “encirclement” to a twenty-first-century institution of joint defense between democracies that would rather focus on social welfare spending — but to Vlad Putin, to Mr Xi, and to members of their assorted coteries, that fear is palpable. We need to understand this: Winston Churchill might tell us, not to empathize with the Putin and the Xi regimes, but to understand why their regimes appears so volatile and dangerous.

Winston Churchill would not see today’s Russia as a weak nation with a strong bite, and that is what makes the difference. All those University professors and the military advisors that see Russia as weak — are deluded. Even the US military minds, and strategists that tends to forest Russia’s stronghold in the Far East, in the Eastern and Central Europe, and in many other parts of the world, fail us because they delude themselves. Russia is a strong nation and that should never be underestimated, because of the more fashionable view of China as being our Chief Antagonist. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yet, let us think now of what would Winston Churchill make of Vladimir Putin…

Is Volodya a good guy or a bad guy?

That undoubtedly, would have been his first question in his attempts at Socratic dialogue, in order to understand Putin’s psychology.

Would he detect the psychological flaws and see that Putin harbors a paranoid brew of resentments and fears, just as Winston had an instinctive understanding of Hitler’s dark psyche? Or would Winston conclude that Putin is probably steeped in the propaganda of his own media, which sees anti-Russian “fascists” in the orange-wearing democrats of Kiev and regularly posts horror stories about Ukrainian atrocities that seldom occurred, much like the Mass Media of the US today, constantly attack President Trump through fake and dishonest news, in order to destabilize our Republic…

Then, who is really working for the Russians today within the US?

Could you please tell me?

Methinks you’ve figured it out already.

That would be the Democrats and their store bought establishment Mass Media with their snowflake reporters spewing their socialist gospel of dishonest fake news. This is the true Russian propaganda making machine that seeks to weaken and divide our Republic for their own benefit. Putin has been playing yo all — all along, and yo were thinking Donald Trump never realizing that the objective of a misinformation campaign is just that. To misinform and misdirect, and obfuscate…

This is the point.

Look at outcome and you find the TRUTH.

The establishment mass media of the United States today, like the CNN and WAPO and all other minions like MSNBC and all are the same enemies that tear apart our Republic n division and discontent and are thus working overtime of our enemies the North Koreans, the Chinese, and the Russians, and there has to be a money line connecting them to our sworn enemies. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Conehead News Network, CNN, alternatively known as the Clinton News Network, always has a certain bend, so it’s up to us to figure it out…

Winston Churchill who was very deliberate in how we needed to counter the Soviets, would no doubt see enough reason for caution in approaching the Putin regime today, but he would also see plenty of potential for fooling them and playing “appropriate music” so they can get up and dance to his tune, and thus work to his advantage by playing up to their Russian gloomy depressive paranoia for destruction, and their subservient need for recognition.

He already knew the weakness of the Russian psyche because Churchill was already in power when Joseph Stalin made his disastrous gamble on Hitler’s trustworthiness — with the Ribbentrop/Molotov pact to divide Poland, and thus he knew how easy it is to fool a Dictator surrounded by Yes-men who drinks his own Cool-Aid.

Yet he also knew how dangerous it is to play with a cornered dog, because during the early Cold War détente years there were many near disasters that came close to mutually assured annihilation, and were only averted at the very last moment.

As for us, we already know that many nuclear exchange, accidents were stopped at the very last minute, during the Gorbachev, and even during the Boris Yeltsin years, when the Soviet Union and its Russian successor came close to launching a first strike against the United States because of the disarray of their intelligence apparatus in events like when a critical set of sensors were “spooked” by a flare of sunlight, and when a Norwegian weather rocket, triggered a total alarm... Incompetence, Vodka, Irrelevance, and systemic failures were also behind Russia’s apparent decision to allow rebel forces in Ukraine to handle surface-to-air missiles in corridors where passenger jets routinely operate is the most recent example of Russian recklessness. The Dutch holiday makers who became the victims of this terrorist attack from a terrestrial missile launched from Donetsk that brought down their plane in a muddy field, would readily attest to that, if any of them were alive today. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But your Mass Media does not give you the Truth, and as a matter of fact all of you seem to enjoy wasting your Life watching football and all other sports, so why should they even care to give you a glimpse of reality?  So they don’t. And you stay in the dark… eating the sit they provide you. Much like mushrooms you grow puffy and blind. Not suitable for Freedom but a rather good fit for the tools of Oligarchy and Totalitarianism. In short the Mass Media is turning all of you into useful tools. And to become a tool, you have to start out as a fool — but I bet you knew that already…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drink the Cool Aid…

Enjoy.

So Churchill would undoubtedly have to take into account Russia’s ongoing record of extraordinary belligerence, callousness, and strategic miscalculation, before he urged us o a road to battle. Of course Winston Churchill was outspoken about his darkest fears about nuclear weapons, calling them “that awful agency of destruction.”

But the question remains, what do we ought to do?

Churchill asked Parliament in 1955, during his last great speech. “Which way shall we turn to save our lives and ensure the safety of the future of the world?”

He continued: “It does not matter so much to old people; they are going soon anyway; but I find it poignant to look at youth in all its activity and ardour and, most of all, to watch little children playing their merry games, and wonder what would lie before them if God wearied of mankind.”

But there was a catch. At some point of nuclear development, Winston Churchill recognized, “the worst things get the better,” because “safety will be the sturdy child of terror, and survival the twin brother of annihilation.”

Long before Ronald Reagan, Winston Churchill adopted the Roman emperor Hadrian’s maxim — “peace through strength” — as his policy. Winston Churchill set out the means to strengthen the West in the face of the Soviet challenge, which included transforming NATO from a paper institution into a real military force and devising a British nuclear deterrent.

But in 1950, at the height of the Cold War, Winston Churchill also added some nuance to his view on appeasement:

“Appeasement in itself may be good or bad according to the circumstances. Appeasement from weakness and fear is alike futile and fatal. Appeasement from strength is magnanimous and noble and might be the surest and perhaps the only path to world peace.

“When nations or individuals get strong they are often truculent and bullying, but when they are weak they become better mannered. But this is the reverse of what is healthy and wise. I have always been astonished, having seen the end of these two wars, how difficult it is to make people understand the Roman wisdom, ‘Spare the conquered and confront the proud.’

Sadly the modern practice has too often been ‘punish the defeated and grovel to the strong.’”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Churchill would see today’s Russia as a weak nation with a strong bite. It has a brittle economy, but maintains the ability to wage a devastating war in eastern Europe — and a reckless willingness to test the will of NATO with tactical nuclear weapons. What would Winston Churchill do?

One essential component of appeasement is the deliberate degradation of military capability in an effort to convince an enemy of one’s good intentions. By these lights, Winston Churchill would see the Obama administration’s public interest in unilaterally reducing the U.S. strategic arsenal by one-third below the plateau reached with Russia in the New START agreement as appeasement.

Churchill would certainly urge the United States, Britain, and France to modernize and maintain their nuclear deterrent. He would also urge Western leaders to bolster NATO’s conventional forces, and to devise an effective counter to Russia’s tactical nuclear threat. He would applaud recent measures to reinforce NATO’s defense of the Baltic republics and Poland, and urge the removal of any uncertainty from the commitment to treaty allies. He might take his pen to paper and doodle useful ideas on how to use crowd-control techniques or technology to stop Putin’s “little green men” if they emerge on Baltic soil. He might caution Putin that deeper moves toward Kiev could will result in lethal aid to Ukraine and a widening of the conflagration to Caucasus and Chechnya and to all the various “Stans” that Russia barely holds onto…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I believe that at this stage, fully arming the Ukrainians to fight a conventional war against Russia, could be a profoundly un-Churchillian application of Winston Churchill’s thinking, because Winston Churchill would urge us not to legitimize Ukraine’s forcibly changed borders, but to work quietly in order to reverse the situation through all means available – save for outright war. And perhaps just as he welcomed governments-in-exile to operate in London during the Second World War, so too he would likely advise the United States, and the European Union today, to welcome Ukrainian luminaries, leaders, and refugees, and to highlight the suffering of all of the Ukrainian people, refugees, and victims, all the while working to undermine Russia’s annexation of the Crimea, through subtle and yet painful means.

From the First World War to the Cold War, one constant of Winston Churchill’s strategic thinking was to identify an enemy’s hidden pressure points or his “soft underbelly,” whether in the Dardanelles, Italy, or the Balkans. In World War II, Winston Churchill was eager to arm partisans and to find ways to disrupt the enemy from the rear or within his own lines. The lessons from the Winston Churchill of the first and second world wars would argue for sending at least limited military aide to the Ukrainians.

A different lesson, however, could be taken from Cold War Churchill. In that contest, Winston Churchill was much more cautious – not because he had grown soft with age, but because of his carefulness in dealing with a nuclear-armed state. Churchill, no matter how deep his sympathy for the besieged Ukrainians, might not be so eager to jump into the fray as his self-professed admirers like senators McCain, Cruz, or Graham, or, for that matter, his current Tory successors, in the UK, David Cameron and Theresa May, and on the Foreign Affairs desk, my friend Boris Johnson, and Donald Trump, General Mattis, and Steve Bannon, or Dr Sebastian Gorka our friend in the White House.

Today, Winston Churchill, no doubt would have dismissed President Hollande’s assertion that “a lasting peace agreement” is possible, just as he dismissed Chamberlain’s promise of “peace in our time.” Putin is all but certain to continue to test Western resolve for as long as he is in power. But Winston Churchill might have rejected the contention that any agreement guaranteeing Ukrainian neutrality would amount to appeasement. He would have understood that to actively get into the conflict – even in the proxy form of providing “defensive” military aid to Ukraine – would be to get into the business of killing Russians. Again at this stage, arming the Ukrainians and starting the Third World War before it’s time — would be a profound misapplication of the vaunted Strategic and yet tactical Churchillian thinking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On engaging the Russian People during the Cold War, Winston Churchill preached a stoic optimism equal to the long task of countering and containing Moscow’s designs. He said of the Russian people that the “machinery of propaganda may pack their minds with falsehood and deny them truth for many generations of time. But the soul of man thus held in trance, or frozen in a long night, can be awakened by a spark coming from God knows where, and in a moment the whole structure of lies and oppression is on trial for its life.”

The power of social media is the true “soft underbelly” of this regime. Putin himself revealed his own fear of Internet, of Social Media, and Social Networks like Facebook and Twitter, when he signed new laws requiring social networks to store data on Russian users in servers domiciled in Russia, subjecting them to censorship. The public murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov has opened the minds of young Russia, giving the West an opportunity to make the most of the small cracks and the existing crevices in Putin’s vast firewalls of Information censorship.

Yet for the West, the best strategy is a policy of openness, transparency, patience, firmness, and determination – if we are to undermine the Putin regime and frustrate its forays, until the day when the whole structure of its lies and oppression are put on trial by the Liberty seeking young Russians to come… Same goes for the Chinese firewall and it’s legions of digital security personnel manning these Internet stopping ramparts. We have to be patient and little by little chip away at the wall until one day a strong leader will appear that will ask the Chinese to bring down that wall, and his call will reverberate to the other side and the freedom loving Chinese people will listen and respond with a thunderous applause that will bring down crashing the soul snatching edifice of the Chinese Communist People’s party.

And meanwhile we should always remember Winston Winston Churchill’s final bit of advice as he prepared to leave office: “Meanwhile, never flinch, never weary, never despair.”

And today it is Donald Trump that carries the mantle of Churchillian Wisdom in Action, and the US President does exactly what Winston Churchill would have done himself, were he alive today and in charge…

Well Done Mr President.

War can wait …

A bit longer, still…

 

To be continued….

Posted by: Dr Pano Kroko Churchill | May 24, 2017

What Would Winston Churchill Do? (Chapter 16)

NEW REICH RISING OVER EUROPE 

Europe’s peaceable “German Reich” that the European Union represents today after the Exit of Great Britain, is terribly disturbed by the Arab terrorism, by the economic inequities, and also by the nationalist tensions that are arising from the German government’s “invitation” to millions of Islamic refugees streaming out of the Syria & Iraq conflict zones, failed states, and wars — and the daily bombings and acts of bloody mayhem all across Europe point out to the veritable stupidity of the open borders policy that has served as an open invitation to all the criminal elements of the Islamic militant religion.

Initially it appeared as a useful industrial labor policy tool, masked under a humanitarian veneer. Indeed this self serving German state idea of trying to keep the wages low and productivity high — came because Germany’s need for cheap labor to keep propelling her industries forward, has been steadily increasing since they have taken over Europe and unlike China, our German friends cannot just use an easy source of slaves like the Chinese do in Africa, because they have to keep up appearances of civilization…

Also the Germans today cannot find any Jews left in Europe in order to enslave them in worker concentration camps and then exterminate them, once their vital source has been weakened and therefore their usefulness has come to an end.

So the German leaders reckon to do the next best thing – and they chose to import refugees to use them as “human slaves” inside their factories. And by masking this as a humanitarian deed, they reckon to be able to get away with it and screw the people while the world is still sleeping. Yet methinks that they reckon dead wrong, because today is 2017, and Europe is not quite the heart of darkness that the African continent is, nor is Europe today the same vast concentration camp the Nazis had turned her into after their conquest of the 1940’s.

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So this simple selfish act of the German deep state of the industrialists and of the Mittlestandts has indeed caused the human flood that this Exodus of Millions of Islamists towards Europe represents. So next time you hear the mouthpiece of the German Industrialists Angela Merkel, announcing that they would “accept” all the people who actually make it across the European borders and reach Germany — keep in mind that these people are the new slaves for the factories of Germany… and never going to become German citizens, but will be expelled back to the countries they came from.

Yet that uniquely devious German act of Aggression is what started the Refugee “Hunger Games” that we have seen infusing in front of our own eyes when a veritable river of humanity started leaving the Syrian and Iraqi refugee camps, in order to trek thousands of miles and even cross the open Aegean sea, with one goal in their mind: Reach Europe and Germany.

But still this German need for young virile labor is easily satisfied because the greatest number of displaced people who are streaming out of the deadly Syrian conflict. A conflict that can be seen playing between the militant Islamic terrorists supported by the Obama administration & the Clinton State Department policies on the one hand, and by the government of leftist leaning Assad supported by Russia, on the other. And the displaced refugees of this conflict are mainly the fighters who are young men of fighting age, and of good industrial working age, and that are already militant Islamic radicals, having played their part in the long lasting conflict. So these young men, who are now retreating to the German Industrial heartland to ostensibly work inside their factories, but in reality they cause disruptive trouble because they have come with their religion and with their ideals, and that indeed is what represents the huge security threat for the whole of Europe and America as well, since their Asiatic Koranic beliefs are fit for the cult of Death, Darkness, and Destruction, that their religion’s depressed prophet had espoused and they are still carrying forth.

SO when Syria started to blow-up as part of the CIA invasion in line with the Arab Spring and the Clinton doctrine of interference and regime change — it was promised to all that this would have been an easily won proxy war. Still, the conflict mushroomed, as it always happens — and the Clinton instigators of violence had not even thought of taking the simple precaution of isolating the extra dimension of Radical Islamic Terrorism reaching across the World in the form of an imaginary Caliphate that exists in 33 different countries already.

Thank You secretary Clinton. Thank You Barack. Thank you Democratic party of America. Thank you for this mess that we have inherited.

It’s a giant mess… but God bless your meddling souls and hope you get what’s rightfully coming to you from the little bitch named Lady Karma.

SO Fortune has not quite smiled upon us since that meddlesome duo of idiots has destroyed the whole of the NAME areas of North Africa and the Middle East. Yet now there is hope because there is a man now at the helm, of the US ship of State, that can solve this thing, through the incredible power of non intervention. He knows that when you are in a hole the first thing to do is to stop digging…

The Trump administration has just now cut off all support to the Jihadists of ISIS, and to all of their brethren, but the thing is that you can’t kill the snakes all at once , and you can’t get the idea of the Caliphate back in the bottle anymore than you can get the desert winds, or the terrorism “gini” bottled up either. And that terrible idea that has now been born anew, and the Era of the Gazis, and the Jihadists, has found new meaning amongst a new generation of adherents, who are all ready to sacrifice themselves to that evil cause. And they are doing it in Europe in places like Manchester where they are killing our 8 year old girls as if they were little throw away dolls…

So Europe is now dealing with terrorism head on, without even realizing that they have Ms Clinton and Ms Merkel to thank for that. And without having been prepared for it – they are now enjoying the continent wide benefits of terrorism as sacrificial virgins up in the altar of a vengeful desert God…

And in addition to that stream of refugees – the people of Ukraine are also streaming across Europe’s East in search of a safe haven away from the fighting that has engulfed the eastern Ukrainian regions and that of the Donetsk republic, and is threatening to intensify all over the old Soviet Union territories that today’s Russia wants to regain control of.

And yet all of a sudden that expansionism is now almost at a complete stop because of Trump calling Vlad and gaining a Gentleman’s agreement to stop the Russian incursions into the Ukrainian territory. That is tantamount to the best Cease Fire agreement, we can ever hope to receive.

“Bang” goes the agreement in and in one phone call we avoid Nuclear War.

Not something that you can share with the Media but really something to know and smile about when you reminisce in your old age.

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Peace in our time.

Peace that might morph into long lasting peace.

President Trump is a pacifist and that’s something the snowflakes out there do not even know it.

Peace is a hard won gift, and we must give the man some credit for it, especially now that the whole Russia hysteria that has befallen America’s mass media starts resembling another Mac Arthur era hysterical Red Witch-hunt that the Democrats always loved and thrived inside of it by snitching on all of their opponents and then claiming the high ground. Snitches and stool pigeons is all the Democratic party ever was made up of. Ahh and some really Evil people that like t assassinate others.

Peace in out Time and avoidance of Nuclear War…

There goes another nail in the coffin of the Neo-Con Clinton-Obama-Kissinger doctrine of intervention, regime change, globalization, and all other neo-con trouble these meddling evil makers had sought to unleash. Hoping that the ensuing conflict would usher in the World government under the Orders of the establishment Oligarchy, and the Global government of Kleptocrats, and Plutocrats — the Clintons represented as the anointed children of the banker- Wanker class.

So, these banker elites are now seeing the two major conflicts they have engineered for the world stuttering are concerned about there usefulness and are pushing for festering conflict inside our Country. That is why the Mass Media gay vixens, constantly undermine President Trump through the CNN = the Clinton News Network, and the other Conehead News Networks out there, in order to stop their evil plans form collapsing totally. Indeed, we have all seen the desire of the World’s Banking elites, to always support the meddlesome ways of the Obama-Clinton-Kissinger schemers bloody NeoCon evil schemers but now we also know the Reason why.

We have seen their meddlesome footprint when trying to encircle Russia and steal her ancestral territories, resulting in the war in Syria, and Ukraine, and in potential conflicts in the Caucasus and the Baltics.

And of course there are differences.

Whereas the still ongoing war in Ukraine’s east is limited but increasingly lethal — the war in Syria is just lethal without any limits. Yet they are both efforts by the previous administration to meddle, realign, and destroy traditional Russian allies. But times have changed. Therefore, stopping both conflicts, is in the best interests of the United States at the same time that it is the best sign of International Stability, Safety, & Security, that the Trump Administration can demonstrate for the whole world.

Three summers ago, the world watched the barbarity of the downing of Malaysia Airline Flight 17 and the brutal lack of respect shown to the European dead, by the Russian-backed rebels and their “authorities” in the Eastern Ukrainian front. This we have seen unfold in our TV news reports, but the hidden and unseen horrors perpetrated in Ukraine, same as in Syria, have been far greater. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) estimated that from the beginning of the Russian-backed conflict up through February 2017, at least 35,993 people (including 639 children) have been killed and at least 74,595 (including 1,969 children) wounded in the contest over Ukraine’s east.

The reason that we have such good and precise information is because Ukraine is in the heart of Europe and with more than two million people who have been displaced around Ukraine’s regions internally, along with the almost two million people that have left the country altogether – we are seeing a comparable humanitarian catastrophe to that of Syria, albeit playing out in the middle of Europe today…

Fancy that.

For the first time in 75 years, Western leaders are forced to devise a strategy in the face of a major power conflict over European territory. In this task, strategic thinkers are naturally turning back to the darkest lessons of the twentieth century for guidance. But which lessons? Some proceed cautiously in this centennial year of the Second Battle of Ypres, mindful of how escalation and national pride can lead to unexpected consequences and tragedy.

This is exactly what French President François Hollande said later that year: “If we don’t manage to find not just a compromise, but a lasting peace agreement in Ukraine, we know perfectly well what the scenario will be. It has a name, it’s called war.”

Others look to the lessons of the appeasement of Nazi Germany that led to the Second World War. At the 2015 Munich Security Conference – taking place in the very same city, where back in 1938 the foolish, yet peace seeking leaders of Britain and France made their craven deal with Adolf Hitler over Czechoslovakia that led to its annexation in the same year 1938 – today’s international participants came together to discuss the Ukraine crisis, with zero results.

Senator John McCain, who in February said that he was “ashamed” of Washington’s response to the crisis, drew the most explicit comparison to British prime minister Neville Chamberlain’s acceptance of Hitler’s demands. “History shows us that dictators will always take more if you let them,” McCain said. “They will not be dissuaded from their brutal behavior when you fly to meet them to Moscow – just as leaders once flew to this city.”

Senator Lindsey Graham made an ironic echo of one the most famous Churchillian wartime phrases, telling delegates: “When you turn down a reasonable request to help defend one’s self – it’s not our finest hour.”

Yet later in the year, British prime minister David Cameron warned his fellow European leaders about the dangers of appeasement: “We run the risk of repeating the mistakes made in Munich in ’38 … This time we cannot meet Putin’s demands. He has already taken Crimea, and we cannot allow him to take the whole country.” Former Polish prime minister Donald Tusk, now president of the European Council, recently tweeted that “Once again, appeasement encourages the aggressor to greater acts of violence.”

In a television interview from the Munich Security Conference, Senator Ted Cruz went further saying, that the United States has “a treaty obligation to stand with” the Ukrainians“ yet until now, unfortunately, the Obama-Clinton Administration did not honor that obligation, because of their strict adherence to the Clinton-Obama-Kissinger NeoCon doctrine the US expressed through Secretary Clinton and Secretary John Kerry, to the dismay of the civilized World.

Donald Trump however, turns a new leaf, as he says that we need to come together and provide defensive arms to Ukraine, so they can stand up against the Russian aggression in Crimea and in their East. And it appears that his hard stand against Russia has already produced results, because the Russian backed rebels already sued for Peace and have already agreed to a cease-fire agreement.

Senator Cruz was referring to the 1994 Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances, which promised that Russia, the United States, and the United Kingdom would uphold Ukraine’s sovereignty and borders.

In the event of a breach, however, the agreement merely promises that the three powers “will consult.” Above all, with apologies to Senator Cruz, the Budapest Memorandum is not a treaty binding the United States to militarily defend Ukraine, as we would have to do with a NATO ally. It is a diplomatic agreement, which it is not binding, but does convey moral obligation. In 1994, Ukraine relinquished what was then the third-largest nuclear force in the world in exchange for what it considered the consecration of its sovereignty and borders. While refugees pour into Kiev and the sounds of guns grow louder in the east, Ukraine has every reason to expect assistance from the United States and Britain. But what are the best ways these two countries can help?

That is the unknown and as Donald Trump formulates his Foreign Policy now, and considers the options and alternatives – he is hampered by the lack of a clear US practical policy on the subject.

And as world leaders rummage through the crises of the past to inform their thinking, more attention is being turned back to Winston Churchill, the most fertile strategic mind of modern times, the man who defined for all time the price of appeasement.

In opposition to the government of his own party, Winston Churchill famously told Neville Chamberlain:

“You were given the choice between war and dishonor. You chose dishonor; and you will have war as well.”

Is that our choice today?

Or to put it another way, is Vladimir Putin another Adolf Hitler, and should we respond to him as the democracies should have responded to Hitler from the start?

Let’s remember Churchill who had derided Chamberlain, yet still asked that he joins him in the cabinet…

In reality channeling Churchill, is not about Seeing Hitler everywhere, or wherever we like to throw shade. Far from it. And above all else, this is a cheap shot because Foreign Policy should not be made on the basis of facile historical comparisons. And if you want to bring forth a Leader’s directive, you should best know the man and know his thinking — if you want to channel his reasonable intellect and his formidable power of will and courage.

Or you can ask me.

Ask me and I’ll be sure to answer you because there are insights to be gleaned from asking the important questions… that reveal the strength of the underlying REASON.

So let start by asking some questions like this:

1) Does Putin represents a threat to the safety of the people and to the stability of the World, similar to that posed by Hitler?

2) Is the case for this hastily conceived comparison made by Secretary Clinton fake and superficial, because it only supports her electoral political goals?

3) Was Secretary of State Hillary Clinton disingenuous, and lying through her heavily botoxed face when she compared Putin’s strategy in Ukraine to Hitler’s strategy in Czechoslovakia?

Answer these three questions and then let’s talk…

You’ll be a lot wiser after the mental arithmetic entailed in these questions and Yu will certainly be taken forward to the level of understanding Political Reality through the process of the Socratic Dialogue.

Certain similarities between Putin and Hitler are easily made. But that does not mean they are correct.

Surely we all know that much like Hitler, Putin cultivates a cult of personality — though one imagines that the bodily inferior Hitler would have been truly embarrassed to revel in the bare-chested heroics, the judo, or the bare horseback riding, and the hockey playing that Putin regularly performs.

And if Hitler had the same effect that Putin had for Russian television viewers, we will never know because Putin is having fun — whereas old Adolf was always behaved as if he were a victim of constipation with a permanent stick-up-the-ass posture. And unlike Hitler, Putin doesn’t only pretend, but he truly owns the superior Leader’s steely affect that surely insulates him from the largely imagined resentments over conspiracies and slights against his homeland, most Russian people are supposed to feel today, if you listen to and watch the Conehead news network, CNN and the other Western Mass Media that Americans indulge into all day long.

Yet if you are smart and you can find on Youtube and really listen to Putin’s recent state of the union address where he identified a malevolent and yet still semi-scheming “America” in the place of Hitler’s international Jewish conspiracy, by saying “they are always influencing Russia’s relations with its neighbors, either openly or behind the scenes” you can see how he has turned the tables around and how he has FIRST used this tired “Conspiracy Theory” the whole of America’s Mass Media is using today against Trump.

And by seeing the Youtube State of the Russia address of President Putin you might get educated about the man’s essence. And you might also learn something about his style of strong yet plainspoken leadership, because Putin despises Hitler’s operatic comportment (Thank God for that), and yet his more monotone simple language is realistic and spoken to the simple people. And that is why it works so well…

Capice snowflakes?

Surely some historians and even some uneducated people would have this gem to throw at your swines: “Both Hitler and Putin rose to power through democratic politics.”
Yet this amazing diamond stemming form a morsel of truth is untrue. Putin rose to power thought Democratic means but Hitler decidedly not so. Hitler instead rose to power like all good Socialists, by crook and hook. His Socialist party only came to power through assassination, through the Putzh, through the Coup d’ Etat, and through his dictatorial fiat, and the murder of his opponents, and lastly through the burning of the Reichstag and the blaming of his opponents for it. Hitler used all the deception tools of Politics, starting from the propaganda machine, to the rigging and the theft of primary elections, to the corruption of General Elections, and the Krystalnacht putsch in order to become the Führer.

Unlike all that, President Putin has chosen to gradually hollow out the Duma and affect the whole of Russian democracy by increasing the persecutions and potentially the imprisonment of challenging competitors, and by slightly tweaking the Russian constitution to lengthen his hold on power, and also transform the media into more mainstream voices reflecting his reality…

After all Hitler was a Socialist whereas Putin s none of that sort. He is as much a Capitalist as president Trump is and that boggles the end of snowflakes of the Left and of the Right in equal measure.

Still, the point is that democracy and the trappings of popular elections are hugely appealing to President Putin along with a real Parliament named Duma, that acts forcefully for the interests of the Russian people. Mind you, those are not mere decorative matters for Russia and for Mr Putin, but are the very rudders of the strength of the country for the many yeas to come. Because they are the democratic institutions that will endure long after Putin will be gone from office and buried as it happens to all men — leaders of commoners. But he will be a historical footnote or a Historical Leader and that is still up to him. As for us – we must recognize that the strong leader President Putin surely is — cares more about his hockey game than about poll results, and he feels the call of the ice to play hockey upon, far more than he feels the need to be elected again and again.

This is the proof of a man that loves his Life and enjoys living it. He loves his sports, his women, his family and his country and he thrives doing what’s right for all of them. He is definitely a pure living legend and a teetotaler like Trump and not some kind of chemically imbalanced, bipolar, depressed and heavily addicted to opiates, cannabis, and alcohol slushed non-entity like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama were while pretending to be leading the Free World in there socialist ways.

And that is what makes all the difference.

So we can at long last start seeing Putin as a true Leader.

And let’s hope that as much as Putin is a true Russian man — our own President Donald Trump is an American Man unaffected by the germs of Socialism and Depressive personality disorder that makes all the socialist snowflakes to swoon, to melt, and to fall when the Sun shines and the Light of day falls upon them.

Because indeed President Putin is not some kind of a made up little mustachioed Dictator like the artless corporal from Vienna the little socialist boy-man Adolf fvckin Hitler.

Can you see that?

No?

Yes?

Continue reading…

Still, let us suppose, for argument’s sake, that President Putin shares some remote Adolf Hitler. And maybe he goes nuts and for sartorial reasons starts wearing a tiny mustache lie Hitler did, and like Mr Mugabe still does today. Why is it that all the Socialists all wear the same clothes lie the Mao pantsuits that secretary Clinton wore and that the

Does that mean the West must rush to resist him militarily?

Would anything less, meet Winston Churchill’s definition of appeasement?

Many sophisticated Russia watchers give a calmer appraisal of Putin, seeing him as just another autocrat playing for popularity and gain, a cool customer using an engineered crisis at home, in order to justify his power to his people – all the while bluffing the West in order to achieve incremental victories in his domination of Russia’s “Near Abroad.”

As for Putin’s blend of Russian Orthodox nationalism and strong dose of authoritarianism, this is no doubt a heady brew, one whose principal goal is to reassemble Russia’s lost empire. Yet Putin’s revanchism lacks the moral insanity, and the deadly ambition, that was at the core of Adolph Hitler’s Nazi ideology. And seriously now, invading France is hardly on Putin’s timetable of historical conquest, but being the richest man alive is. And this in terms of personal characteristics alone, let’s suppose for argument’s sake that Vladimir Putin is indeed “another Hitler.”

Would it follow that the West should rush to resist him militarily, even through proxies?

Again if the questions is that — then what response from the United States is required so that it would NOT meet Winston Churchill’s definition of appeasement and instead rise to his standard of the “Our Finest Hour” speech’s perspective?

Think about that for a moment, because one undeniable difference, is that those who draw inspiration from Winston Churchill’s defiance of Hitler. in order to advocate for unlimited and massive military assistance to Ukraine — must also factor in another undeniable difference between Hitler and Putin. And that bit is what makes all the difference.

The fact is Hitler never possessed nuclear weapons, so he never had the capacity for the mutually assured destruction of the World. Hitler never had the capacity to destroy all that we hold dear on this earth, whereas Russia today has got exactly that.

Russia has invested continuously since the 1960’s on it’s ICBM fleet, and also in updating and modernizing its strategic nuclear weapons systems also by packing multiple warheads on their new generations of mobile missiles. Russia’s arsenal also includes an estimated two thousand tactical nuclear weapons, in ICBM form all of which have destructive yields that are far far greater that any of the bombs that leveled Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of the Second World War.

Imagine two thousand of Nuclear Bomb tipped ICBMs flying out of our Atmosphere and up in Space, before turning down again and raining down straight on us from the high atmosphere…

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Nuclear Winter is not a very appealing season. Not only because it is rather long, but because nothing much will survive it. This is what we are trying to avoid after all…

Moreover, Russian military doctrine forthrightly advocates the use of tactical nuclear weapons to stave off a conventional defeat. Through wargames, the Russian military has worked out its concept of operations and possesses the muscle memory to execute it. Putin is now believed to be fielding an unknown number of tactical nuclear weapons on the Crimean peninsula for just this purpose.

On other fronts, if Russia were to invade the Baltic states, it might well follow it’s well rehearsed doctrine for small nukes in the battle field, but not follow through on its threats to use tactical nuclear weapons against NATO in battle, because Russia knows that it runs the risk of underestimating NATO and the serious risk of escalation from the tactical to the strategic.

Still those, watching Mass Media and their useful fools, like Senator McCain, and others who believe that unlimited military support of Ukraine would stop Putin in his tracks, often cast themselves as following Winston Churchill’s assertion that a united and early show of force by the Allies against Germany would have stopped Hitler’s adventurism.

Sadly, they are totally wrong in this assumptive scenario.

They are wrong and they don’t even know it. But if you want to ascertain the veracity of this statement try this at home. Ask yourself the following question: Would you push yourself along with your family and the rest of us to the brink of Nuclear War?

Would you push the launch button while your family sleeps soundly their beds?

Would you be able to live with yourself after the Nuclear Annihilation to follow or are you going to wish to be dead soon as possible?

What are the benefits of a long life?

These are the Socratic questions You must answer along with another one, because all those who want NATO today to militarily back Ukraine in it’s struggles with Russia — her eternal Master — must also answer the following important question:

“If nuclear weapons had existed in the 1930s, would Winston Churchill have supported such a preventative war?”

Would Winston Churchill have offered another “Finest Hour” speech or even have supported a motion to declare war with Russia over the splitting conquest of Poland if nuclear weapons in ICBM form were targeting Great Britain and all other Free World countries?

In short, would Winston Churchill have been all out in favor of a robust physical response if Hitler had possessed an arsenal capable of annihilating all the cities of France, Britain, and the United States and those of the rest of the Free World, within a single hour?

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Again Winston was a good reader of the minds of men and he could tell you easily that Putin is far from an Adolf. Indeed Putin is a benign person to his people and to most people around the world, but he is a tough enemy to his enemies. So we ought to respect this. Whatever we accuse “Volodya” of — is not Socialist extremism or the extermination of whole Peoples and Ethnic groups. Volodya (=Vladimir Putin) is what lesser men fear, but an Alpha male like Trump is quite OK with him. And so would have been Winston Churchill, another big swinging Alpha male who was able to assure his people of Victory and Success. So whatever weapons might Winston Churchill might have sought to counter Russian aggression with and whatever resources he would bring to bear — he would never risk Nuclear Armageddon just in order to antagonize Russia today, and instead he would make fast friends with Volodya and make merry over a feast fueled with “voda” and dancing girls, in his dacha out of Moscow… and away form the gossip of Kremlin.

Of course after the two great men’s night meeting, as the sun rises in the morning, the translator has got to be shot… as usual.

I am saying this because we all know that Winston Churchill was an ingenious and imaginative charismatic thinker and a Leader coming up with innovative solutions — so we must expect something unique, but friendship and mutual understanding was always his method of solving crises. Personal intervention and personal attention towards building bridges counted the most for Churchill and I believe that it also counts a whole lot for Donald Trump today.

Greatly Innovative and Goodly Unique Policy design, is what should describe our New Response to this kind of threats today. Surely we do not have to entertain such a hypothetical world to understand Winston Churchill’s approach to resisting an encroaching power in the nuclear age, but as certain U.S. senators try to “channel” Winston Churchill and his indomitable spirit, great care should be taken to appreciate the subtleties of Winston Churchill’s thinking across the breadth of his career and specifically about the Nuclear Age Weapons of Mass Destruction.

A yet closer look at Winston Churchill’s speeches, writings and utterances, towards his Conservative colleagues as leader of the opposition (1945–1951) and of his talks during Cabinet meetings of his second premiership (1951–1955) — all suggest that Winston Churchill would advocate a new innovative policy. Perhaps a policy towards Russia, that is steeped in the clouds of intellectually contrived “prophesy” and yet appears to the world, as a firm yet cautious approach in response to Putin’s Russia.

But first Winston would have made a fast friend of Vladimir Putin as he had made of the much more difficult person of Joseph Stalin — whom he counted as a real yet somwhat untrustworthy friend. Still his real response would be to obfuscate his aims, and secure his goals, in the peculiarly Churchillian shroud of Mystery, diplomacy and the Art of Statesmanship. And that is what we need now in our Russian policy in order to come out of it unscathed.

We need a master of subterfuge, and diplomacy from the Master of Political Illusion, and Statecraft. President Trump is the best that we’ve got for that today…

And indeed we need all the strength of his bravado along with his capable mind — because he has installed Winston Churchill state again inside the Oval Office of the White House in order to draw daily inspiration by looking at Winston’s effigy and imaging in his response.

A nifty trick because Winston himself was crucially involved in the development of the Nuclear weapons, and luckily he know a whole lot about the subject.

Lucky for us also today because we have records of his reasoning and his masterful thoughts and ideas on the subject matter of Nuclear Weapons of Mass Destruction, and we will examine these herewith…

Still for purposes of learning and intellectual muscle memory, please repeat after me ‘ad infinitum’: “Putin is not Hitler” and  keep repeating it, until you regain your senses, or the red-scare cows come home, trotting alongside Senator McCarthy and his red witch hunts of the 1950’s. Do that because the 1950’s called and want their history and their paranoia back…

To be continued…

Posted by: Dr Pano Kroko Churchill | May 23, 2017

What Would Winston Churchill Do? (Chapter 15)

SLAVERY AND THE ETHICS & POLITICS OF ANTI-SLAVERY

“Our footprints in history aren’t made by those resting in front of the telly watching the footie, or their favorite sports team playing, or the mass media whores, but by walking towards the Sun of Righteousness and working to bring Daybreak and Light to those less fortunate amongst us.”

–Dr Churchill

We need to move towards the sun, and we need to focus on doing the right things for our fellow Human Beings, because this is of the utmost imperative. That is why I work to liberate the slaves of Africa today, just as much as our forefathers worked hard to that end, when they recognized the historical and ethical imperative to liberate the African slaves in America, during the early 1860’s under President Abraham Lincoln’s statesmanship.

Back then it was Honest Abe, who gave us also these memorable quotes:

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”
“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

But what about Africa today?”

–Abraham Lincoln

Yet today it is up to me and you. all working together inside the Lincoln Party of America that seeks to uphold the heavy mantle of Liberty for Humanity as well as for the Rights of All People that we see now as a historical necessity.

But what about Africa’s prospects for growth & development, and for real economic growth prospects for all of it’s people instead of just for the benefits of the political entrepreneurs?

And what about Africa’s growing subservience to Islam?

 

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What about Africa’s robust slave trade that is sanctioned by Islam, and the Koran, since it first got started by Islamic Muslim and Arab traders, a thousand years ago and intensified i the past four centuries, and it is still going strong today?

How about the growing Islamic religious penetration, of this dogma of fanaticism and hate into all the corners of Africa and the displacement of the classical cultures and earth bound religions of the many indigenous peoples?

 

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The Arab slave trade was the practice of slavery in the Arab world, mainly in Western Asia, North Africa, Southeast Africa, the Horn of Africa and Europe. This barter occurred chiefly between the medieval era and the early 21st century. The trade was conducted through slave markets in these areas, with the slaves captured mostly from Africa’s interior.

 

 

A 19th-century European engraving of Arab slave-trading caravan transporting African slaves across the Sahara.

The trade of slaves across the Sahara and across the Indian Ocean also has a long history, beginning with the control of sea routes by Muslim Arab and Swahili traders on the Swahili Coast during the ninth century (see Sultanate of Zanzibar). These traders captured Bantu peoples (Zanj) from the interior in present-day Kenya, Mozambique and Tanzania and brought them to the littoral. There, the slaves gradually assimilated in the rural areas, particularly on the Unguja and Pemba islands.

Some historians assert that as many as 17 million people were sold into slavery on the coast of the Indian Ocean, the Middle East, and North Africa, and approximately 5 million African slaves were bought by Muslim slave traders and taken from Africa across the Red Sea, Indian Ocean, and Sahara desert between 1500 and 1900.

The captives were sold throughout the Middle East. This trade accelerated as superior ships led to more trade and greater demand for labour on plantations in the region. Eventually, tens of thousands of captives were being taken every year. The Indian Ocean slave trade was multi-directional and changed over time. To meet the demand for menial labor, Bantu slaves bought by Arab slave traders from southeastern Africa were sold in cumulatively large numbers over the centuries to customers in Egypt, Arabia, the Persian Gulf, India, European colonies in the Far East, the Indian Ocean islands, Ethiopia and Somalia.

 

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Slave labor in East Africa was drawn from the Zanj, Bantu peoples that lived along the East African coast. The Zanj were for centuries shipped as slaves by Arab traders to all the countries bordering the Indian Ocean. The Umayyad and Abbasid caliphs recruited many Zanj slaves as soldiers and, as early as 696, there were slave revolts of the Zanj against their Arab enslavers in Iraq (see Zanj Rebellion). Ancient Chinese texts also mention ambassadors from Java presenting the Chinese emperor with two Seng Chi (Zanj) slaves as gifts, and Seng Chi slaves reaching China from the Hindu kingdom of Srivijaya in Java.

The Zanj Rebellion, a series of uprisings that took place between 869 and 883 AD near the city of Basra (also known as Basara), situated in present-day Iraq, is believed to have involved enslaved Zanj that had originally been captured from the African Great Lakes region and areas further south in East Africa. It grew to involve over 500,000 slaves and free men who were imported from across the Muslim empire and claimed over “tens of thousands of lives in lower Iraq”. The Zanj who were taken as slaves to the Middle East were often used in strenuous agricultural work. As the plantation economy boomed and the Arabs became richer, agriculture and other manual labor work was thought to be demeaning. The resulting labor shortage led to an increased slave market. It is certain that large numbers of slaves were exported from eastern Africa; the best evidence for this is the magnitude of the Zanj revolt in Iraq in the 9th century, though not all of the slaves involved were Zanj. There is little evidence of what part of eastern Africa the Zanj came from, for the name is here evidently used in its general sense, rather than to designate the particular stretch of the coast, from about 3°N. to 5°S., to which the name was also applied.

 

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The Zanj were needed to take care of the Tigris-Euphrates delta, which had become abandoned marshland as a result of peasant migration and repeated flooding, and could only be reclaimed through intensive labor. Wealthy proprietors “had received extensive grants of tidal land on the condition that they would make it arable.” Sugar cane was prominent among the products of their plantations, particularly in Khūzestān Province. Zanj also worked the salt mines of Mesopotamia, especially around Basra.

Their jobs were to clear away the nitrous topsoil that made the land arable. The working conditions were also considered to be extremely harsh and miserable. Many other people were imported into the region, besides Zanj.

Historian M. A. Shaban has argued that rebellion was not a slave revolt, but a revolt of blacks (zanj). In his opinion, although a few runaway slaves did join the revolt, the majority of the participants were Arabs and free Zanj. If the revolt had been led by slaves, they would have lacked the necessary resources to combat the Abbasid government for as long as they did.

 

 

A female Bantu slave in Mogadishu (1882–1883) Somali land…

 

Muslims also enslaved Europeans. According to Robert Davis, between 1 million and 1.25 million Europeans were captured between the 16th and 19th centuries by Barbary corsairs, who were vassals of the Ottoman Empire, and sold as slaves. These slaves were captured mainly from seaside villages from Italy, Spain, Portugal and also from more distant places like France or England, the Netherlands, Ireland and even Iceland. They were also taken from ships stopped by the pirates.

The effects of these attacks were devastating: France, England, and Spain each lost thousands of ships. Long stretches of the Spanish and Italian coasts were almost completely abandoned by their inhabitants, because of frequent pirate attacks. Pirate raids discouraged settlement along the coast until the 19th century.

Periodic Muslim raiding expeditions were sent from Islamic Iberia to ravage the Christian Iberian kingdoms, bringing back slaves. In a raid against Lisbon in 1189, for example, the Almohad Berber Muslim caliph, Abu Yusuf Yaqub al-Mansur, took 3,000 female and child captives, while his governor of Córdoba, in a subsequent attack upon Silves in 1191, took 3,000 Christian slaves.

The “Oriental” or “Arab” slave trade is called the “Islamic” slave trade, because a religious imperative was the driver of the slavery. “Islamic trade” or “Islamic world” treats Africa as being outside Islam, or a negligible portion of the Islamic world, and often times the propagators of Islam in Africa often revealed a cautious attitude towards proselytizing because of its effect in reducing the potential reservoir of slaves…

And as for Africa today, in it’s totality — let’s start with that part of Africa that defines itself as North Africa and the Middle East…

It is here where you can see that Islam is Slavery and also the other way around.

Thanks to Mohammed we have institutionalized Slavery that is embedded in the Koran and that makes it rather difficult t eradicate for this Eartha s along as people still believe that shite…

 

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Yet today N.A.M.E. is how the State Department calls this region of North Africa & Middle East and there is a reason for that. Because this is how they called it “NAME” when they fashioned Obama’s and secretary Clinton’s attack on the people too the region called NAME, that the Mass Media “sold” to you as the “Arab Spring.” This was the silly nomenclature of the disinformation propaganda campaign of  secretary Clinton working to fool the world as always and falling flat o her face. Yet they managed to convince the liberal apologists of the US interventions all around the world that this American Policy staged “regime change” was somehow fueled by citizens taking to Twitter and by Facebook revolutionaries who turned the Anti-Americanism displayed on these nations into a swell tide of American Love as exhibited in Benghazi in Libya where they even assassinated the United States Ambassador in a show of gushing Love. Chris Stevens and his colleagues had to die to prove that point and secretary Clinton made sure of that. She made sure of it because as she said it was a mob that was formed because of a Youtube video and therefore this is what the Dems and Hillary would have you believe whereas in reality they never batted an eyelash nor did they bother to wake up and send some help to the stricken Embassy and it’s dying ambassador and to all other defenders & the rest of the staff.  Imagine that. The secretary who is their nominal chief — abandoned them to a certain death at the hands of the Islamic Militants — in order to prove her point, so that her BS propaganda will not get revealed.

Perhaps Obama and secretary Clinton had made it clear how Muslims were outraged by the violence perpetuated by ISIS, that they had themselves created — and they didn’t want to aggravate them further by defending the life of the ambassador — but that memo has been shredded in the Spring Cleaning that Hilary did when she was wiping down her hacked server…

Same as the result of the Clinton and Obama creation of ISIS that has caused misery to millions across the world.

 

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At least I didn’t get that memo where the mighty Obama – Clinton team liberated North Africa and the Middle East, but what I’ve got is this photo above to remind me of their many successes.

And I’ve only got that by speaking to the average, the normal, and to the middle of the road Muslim people out there, who were also enraged by ISIS but couldn’t stand up to them for fear of reprisals and assassination attempts.

Yet this is what they all had to say, because the simple people have a very different ideology about their interpretation of the Koran, the Hadith, and even Sharia law, and are seriously bothered that their own religion is interpreted by the radical islamic terrorists in ways most of them would never dream as an ideal, let alone a way to be envisaged as their government in their own lifetime.

 

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You see — they don’t like the slide to the Dark Ages anymore than you or I like to have a Thousand years of darkness befall upon us all over again.

Because when it comes to ISIS, strategies to minimise their importance or any link between them and the Islamic faith have not been made i any serious way.

Indeed regular Muslim leaders have even described them as “a bunch of thugs” that must not be considered a state, nor an Islamic Caliphate, or even a military power in the region — but apparently they very much are… because they control territory greater than the size of England and France combined as their power shifts and wanes form a Nadir to a Zenith of territorial gains with the same frequency as the wind blows In the Sahara.

 

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And in the face of global terror attacks organised and inspired by ISIS, this is way more than thugs that make you cross the road on a Saturday night, and the global reach of ISIS cannot be denied if they can pull off attacks simultaneously in America, in Europe, in Russia, and in Asia and Africa….

These people who wouldn’t blink twice about killing a bunch of little children as they have done in the Manchester concert of Ariana Grande — where three scores of our young girls have been blown to pieces and many tens of other heavily injured and about twenty thousand of children scarred for life and traumatized with PTSD for ever…

Think about it…

The suicide bombers screaming “Allah Akbar” as they detonate their backpack bombs, the televised beheadings and the crucifixions — all performed by ISIS militants in front of the cameras, are designed to make us not only appalled and frightened by their savagery, but to remind us of a bloody history during the lifetime of Mohammed who was a strong advocate of the use of bloody terror to advance his career.

 

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And yet ISIS justification, is what the liberal mass media are all doing today, and that is the same thing that was done by the elites in Meccah and Medina during the lifetime of Mohammed and thus they feel that they are justified by reference to the Koran that endorses their hateful and barbaric acts through their appeal to proper Islamic reading of their admittedly ultra barbaric and luridly violent book.

And whilst a theological context can be made to counter this modern interpretation, a far simpler one is that these were the tortures and punishment of the age when Islam originated. Hence they are far more shocking today.

A reminder of today’s violence is the mobile video footage of the Paris attack, with people running for their lives as a pregnant woman hanged out of a window at the “Bataclan” neighborhood. Or the faces of Yazidi people in Lalish, facing a genocide because they are considered devil worshippers, and thus ISIS has been intend to kill them and enslave them in order to purge them from the land. Because for the Militant Islamic Muslims there is one God, and Mohammed is His Prophet, and all other people who don’t believe that nonsense have to be enslaved and killed until such time they accept that blood soaked lesson.

It would appear that when fanaticism meets Koranic and Muslim monotheism, the horrors will terrorise the land as a howling wind blowing over the red soaked dunes. Such acts against a people must not be forgotten, and when being carried out — the reasons for it, should never be ignored.

Indeed now the Yazidi people are missing from Syria and Iraq, and therefore we must recognize that they have been exterminated by any definition of the word. This is not propaganda for ISIS, but I would describe it as ISIS reality…

Further the Mass Media propaganda trying to cover up the crimes of ISIS claims that the Islamic Muslim Militants demanded “jizya” a tax for non-Muslims under an Islamic state, to be collected from the Yazidis, and from the Christians, who refused to pay, and as a result, were forced to retreat to Mount Sinjar in western Mosul.

The denial of genocide by CNN and by Huffington Post, and by MSNBC, and even by the Southern Poverty Law Center, was called out by me at the time — but in general my alert call was ignored by most mass media. Yet to ignore such an alert call is an issue involving what ISIS want to do with the Yazidi. Do they go for cultural genocide by forced conversion or genocide by mass extermination by ISIS?

This is what needs telling, and sharing, and how such people as the Christians of Mosul, and the Yazidi are looked at in Islam. Are they to be killed like a goat for food, or to be seen as tax dodgers to be harassed, or even be seen as devil worshippers to be silenced and shot like stray dogs?

The silence is itself a propaganda coup for ISIS. When people refuse to call out genocide, there is a complicity in the actions of others that should make us nauseous.

 

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There is a ‘Terror List’ of targets in the Untied States and we have been waiting to see it play out but we have already produced a briefing document entitled ‘Preventing Terrorism: where next for the United States?’ that sent to all government departments and not just to the Deputy Security Advisors… This document also sets out reforms we feel are necessary to compliment the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy. The Government’s strategy needs reform.

Here’s our test: In places where wearing a balaclava, a motorcycle helmet or a face mask would be deemed inappropriate, so should be if you were to be wearing a niqab. It’s simple really.

It is simple, unless you want to make someone out, to be an extremist against Muslims, then please read the simple facts.

I call this a dangerous game of accusing people, that may be more liberal than yourself, of things which fundamentalists are prepared to kill us for…

Being “blasphemous” makes you an extremist in the eyes of the average muslim and this seems to be the mainstream opinion of muslim people in general.

Is this meant to be a joke?

Problem is this is no laughing  matter – and now in light of the Manchester attacks this is where muslim fundamentalists and extremists try to impose a religious Islamic orthodoxy. This is not just dangerous — it is pure evil.

It is reprehensible, because the reality remains that in Great Britain today, more Muslims join ISIS than they join the British army…

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Maajid Nawaz began leaving Islamism, during his incarceration in Egypt. He was not the finished liberal secular product when he came back to the UK. He has mentioned that, and how in a short time after being released he realised he had to make a clean break from his former politics and religious affiliations, in his book: “Radical.”

None of what the Southern Poverty Law Centre has said points to Maajid Nawaz as being an extremist, let alone anti-Muslim. The bar set by this report will make any liberating activism by Muslims as being against all Muslims and against Islam…

If you are the “wrong” sort of muslim you are to be branded an extremist. You will be declared a blasphemer. This is irresponsible, and dangerous. It also shows why the work the Quilliam Foundation, and Maajid Nawaz do, is absolutely essential and really necessary.

We expect the fundamentalists and the extremists to declare people blasphemous or to call them traitors to their faith. For others to act as their willing mouthpiece brings shame to the Southern Poverty Law Centre.

But let us examine where do your views on the Yazidi place you?

Twitter gives us a glimpse.

No wonder the Yazidi are not mentioned in the review. It’s “Yazidi hyperbole … hugely exaggerated” used as a “ruse” by America. When you are downplaying the atrocities of ISIS, no wonder it’s Tom Holland you want to focus on.

 

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In my mind ISIS are not rather religiously observant, nor theologically knowledgable — but they use all of the Koran to their benefit. The thieves who have their hands cut off by ISIS would applaud such a sleight of hand if they could at missing the obvious. The reason for ISIS fighting is that they think that they alone have the right way of living the faith. Jihad comes first. After that comes conquest. And then comes the sharia law and the muslim militant islam way of life. This you could hear them chanting… and the fact that we have far more muslims in England today joining ISIS rather than joining the British armed forces — got to give us pause.

The simplicity of calling an anti-Islamic ideology hateful for pointing this out, does not bare scrutiny. If you are to call anyone who does not believe Mohammed is a prophet, or that believe that the Koran is a text composed by human mammals rather than the whisperingings of an angel, as being anti-Islam, then take a closer look at ISIS. For there is the divide that they wish all Muslims to make between themselves and non-Muslims. If you do not feel about Islam as they do, you are an apostate. As the destroyed Shia mosques in Mosul, bear out the truth, and as the graffiti marking where Sunni, Shia and Yazidi, had once lived together in peace shows — we might as well look at these religious and ethnic tensions as views of the same coin…

Western colonialism via Napoleon and the bloody French Revolution. How an uprising against monarchy unleashed an imperialism to bring the enlightenment not just to Europe by force, but to Muslims via the invasion of Egypt to plunder its riches as Alexander the Great once did. Religion was meant to be the past, reason the future. Instead what we have seen played out over generations is a battle of ideas, which once had gullitones on the ground and now drones in the air, making their deadly point. Potentially we are all in the cross hairs thanks to the past and how it is reimagined today by all sides.

We need to dispel the ‘Few Extremists’ Myth – because the Muslim World Is Overcome with Hate, and it is a falsehood when people declare that jihadists represent the “tiny few extremists” who sully the reputation of an otherwise peace-loving and tolerant Muslim faith.

Because in reality, the truth is far more troubling — that jihadists represent the natural and inevitable outgrowth of a faith that is given over to hate on a massive scale, with hundreds of millions of believers holding views that Americans would rightly find revolting. Not all Muslims are hateful, of course, but so many are that it’s not remotely surprising that the world is wracked by wave after wave of jihadist violence.

 

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To understand the Muslim edifice of hate, imagine it as a pyramid — with broadly-shared bigotry at the bottom, followed by stair steps of escalating radicalism — culminating in jihadist armies that in some instances represent a greater share of their respective populations than does the active-duty military in the United States. The base of the pyramid, the most broadly held hatred in the Islamic world, is anti-Semitism, with staggering numbers of Muslims expressing anti-Jewish views.

In 2014, the Anti-Defamation League released the results of polling 53,100 people in 102 countries for evidence of anti-Semitic attitudes and beliefs. The numbers from the majority-Muslim world are difficult to believe for those steeped in politically correct rhetoric about Islam. A full 74 percent of North African and Middle Eastern residents registered anti-Semitic beliefs, including 92 percent of Iraqis, a whopping 69 percent of relatively secular Turks, and 74 percent of Saudis. RELATED: The Controversy over Syrian Refugees Misses the Question We Should Be Asking The trend toward Muslim anti-Semitism continues even when Muslim nations are far removed from the Arab–Israeli conflict. A solid majority — 61 percent — of majority-Muslim Malays harbor anti-Semitic attitudes, while only 13 percent of neighboring majority-Buddhist Thais are anti-Jewish. The next level of the pyramid is Muslim commitment to deadly Islamic supremacy.

In multiple Muslim nations, overwhelming majorities of Muslims support the death penalty for apostasy or blasphemy. Collectively, this means that hundreds of millions of men and women support capital punishment for the exercise of the basic human rights of freedom of expression and free exercise of religion: Moving beyond Islamic supremacy to the next step of the pyramid, enormous numbers of Muslims are terrorist sympathizers. It is still stunning to see how popular Osama bin Laden was early last decade, and even as his popularity plunged (as he grew weaker and more isolated), his public approval remained disturbingly high: But what about ISIS — the world’s most savage and deadly terror organization? The latest polling data show that while a majority of Muslims reject ISIS, extrapolating from the populations of polled countries alone shows that roughly 50 million people express sympathy for a terrorist army that burns prisoners alive, throws gay men from buildings, and beheads political opponents. In Pakistan a horrifying 72 percent couldn’t bring themselves to express an unfavorable view of ISIS: But sympathy for terror is different from active support, and here’s where the numbers are difficult to pin down.

Yet one thing is for certain: Muslims are One Hundred Percent haters of Jews just like Adolf Hitler was….

 

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Yet I know of databases that show how many Muslims give to jihadist charities, spread jihadist propaganda on social media, support radical preachers, or otherwise take concrete actions to advance the terrorists’ cause, and we know, that anti-Israel terrorism is so popular in Saudi Arabia that a telethon once raised $100 million to support the 2002 intifada in the space of less than 7 hours.

Such shows of anti-Jewish support included this charming scene: A 6-year-old boy, with a plastic gun slung over his shoulder and fake explosives strapped around his waist, walked into a donation center and made a symbolic donation of plastic explosives, according to Al Watan daily. It is from this fertile soil that jihadists grow. And here the numbers decisively belie the “few extremists” rhetoric. In Iran alone, the Revolutionary Guard represents a proportionate share of the population similar to the combined strength of the active-duty Army and Marines here in the United States. Between Boko Haram, the Al-Nusra front, ISIS, Hezbollah, Hamas, al-Qaeda, the Taliban, Yemeni militias, Libyan militias, and many others, the number of active jihadists numbers in the hundreds of thousands; some estimates indicate that 100,000 are fighting in Syria alone.

Britain, today sees far more Muslims joining ISIS than the tiny number of British Muslims who join the British army.

Simply put, America’s leaders actively deceive the American people about the sheer scale of Muslim hatred and commitment to jihad. Rather than tell us the truth, the Obama administration, the Democratic party and the Clinton campaign who prominently positioned a Muslim fanatic as their face of inclusivity, and the whole mass media aristocracy — constantly lecture Americans about discrimination, apparently believing that only their scolding keeps the great redneck masses at bay. Telling us the truth won’t send Americans on an anti-Muslim killing spree. Instead, it will make us no more radical than Egypt’s president, who briefly made headlines earlier this year after calling for a “revolution” in Islam and decrying faith traditions that he admitted had been “sacralized over the centuries.”

Just to give a sense of proportion, the United States is a nation that honors military service, respects its veterans, and engages in a massive military recruiting effort that includes offering soldiers generous salaries, pensions, benefits, and the best military equipment in the world. Even then, only about 0.4 percent of the American population engages in active-duty military service at any given time. In Britain, more Muslims join ISIS than join the British army. Jihadists, by contrast, have low life expectancies, second-rate gear, low salaries, and often have to break domestic laws and journey across battlefields to join terrorist insurgencies, but still they join.

Telling this truth can demonstrate the scale of the problem and at least begin the process of convincing the American people that there is no quick fix, that the defense of the nation will require courage and resolve over the long term.

Islam has a problem. It is Muslims’ responsibility to reform their own faith. If they fail to come to grips with that honorable task — then the Western governments have to do this for them.

 

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Capice?

 

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But it is the American government and the governments of all other Christian nations that have the responsibility, to defend themselves and their citizens, against this Islamic Muslim onslaught of hate and barbarism.

Neither goal is advanced by telling convenient, politically correct lies.

After 1400 years of war imposed upon us by the crazed Muslims, can we finally tell the truth?

And after the betrayal of Constantinople by it’s resident Muslims who opened the gates to the besieging armies of Mohammed the Conqueror when the defenders and the Emperor were praying at the holiest church of Christendom the Hagia Sofia (Divine Wisdom) can we finally tell the truth about the barbarians that we have allowed to be inside our gates?

That is how the greatest City of Christendom fell in 1453 and is now named Istanbul and is part of the only Muslim nation with a small footprint in Europe: Islamic Fundamentalist Turkey of today with it’s seriously deluded muslim premiere Mr Erdogan, who is an Islamic Stalin cut out from the same cloth like Saddam Hussein.

 

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It was the middle of the road Muslims who had stayed inside Istanbul during the Muslim siege. And it was these same people who betrayed the city and it’s defenders to the enemy by opening the doors when the defenders were receiving Communion during the Holy Eucharist. And it is the moderate Muslim inhabitants of the Capital city of Byzantium that are ultimately responsible for indiscriminate slaughter and bloody mayhem that resulted from their betrayal. Because indeed three days of slaughter followed by the Arab Muslim conquest of Istanbul. Those moderate Muslim inhabitants of the City are responsible for the fall and for the slaughter of all their neighbors and of everyone else on site. And indeed these middle of the road Muslims have a lot more in common with the islamic extremists than you might think.

 

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This was the truth back then in 1453, just as much as it is the truth today in 2017. Muslim reformation has never happened and that is why these people are so backward and barbaric… One would want to see at least some effort at reform…

And I have to say this: ISLAM NEEDS REFORMATION. And I shall continue to say this even though it is uncomfortable to acknowledge or admit this basic reality and historical necessity that is a fact of history that is staring us in the face.

We’ve got to reform Islam, because sadly enough, muslim people put their stupid faith above the laws of the country and above the lives of the community they inhabit and that is why they cannot be trusted. We need to teach them some manners and reformation will go a long way towards that.

And this is the Basic Truth that we all must spread widely, even though it is not Politically Correct to even admit this Truth to ourselves, in this snowflake era of political correctness and of the Democratic party being infested with islamic radicals and muslim extremists in all positions of power.

So carry on and say it to the wider pubic, and spread it in the popular forums of Social Media and Public Discourse… because people need to hear tis reality.

So now it is time that we become again aware that History is not made by those who watch the Telly to get their news from the Mass Media establishment elites that want to whitewash the terror attackers… but history is made by the Strong Ones because these muslim people are all losers, midgets, and are pray for death instead of Life.

And as far as any kind of Muslim leadership is concerned — they are lost, because nobody has emerged to do the reform….

Stature in history is measured by some as the height of a statue on a plinth, the western idea of a great man of history by how quickly people will defend what can only be described as savage. One day perhaps, instead of heroes standing on a pile of corpses to deliver their version of a better world, we might look to others as a model to follow.

Yet too many are tied  to the idea of an apocalypse to solve humanities woes. One which some pray for, and some kill for. But it is certainly an ideological battle just the same, and who will win remans to be seen.

 

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Is this a case of mass delusion like the Muslim people ultimately praying to a bit of stone from a reputed meteorite that landed a couple of Thousand years ago in the sands around Mecca? Or is this the power of the words of the prophet that wrote the Koran as a way to live life for the use of his friends in Medina and for the desert dwellers managing their goats in the wilds of Arabian deserts?

The fact of the matter is that we don’t know. We really do not know…

But we need something more than religion or the enlightenment of reason to get past this mass delusion called Muslim faith as is done by a billion people worldwide. Still the drones in the sky, and the knives of ISIS on the ground, are not going to deliver that brave new world. Rather being sick at the destruction humanity is capable of delivering in the name of their vision, is what we need.

The world is worth fighting for, and so the fight for what makes it a better world goes on. But our victories are always interspersed with defeats and there are no guarantees about any long lasting Victorious resolution of this vast conflict between our Civilization and those Barbarians who believe onslaught road bloody mayhem.

If history shows us anything, it really does matter who wins.

The mass media is an apologist for ISIS… but You don’t have to be.

Still do you ever wonder why the mass media is so deluded?

Think about it and you’ll find the answer yourself… to this important question.

Still we’ve got to look at the other important influence on Africa…

And let us look also at how the singularly focused Chinese national effort is enslaving Africa in it’s entirety to another Asiatic dogma: Chinese Communism, while at the same time assisting Islamic fundamentalists lea cross the world to attack our freedom and our very lives and those of our children because they think that this proxy war effort can make them more powerful by causing us to bleed all the time form the myriad of thousands of terror induced deaths, and injuries amongst our young ones — and by confusing us about who is the ultimate enemy that we face today.

 

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And what is Africa’s growing subservience to China going to bring forth for it’s people in the near term and what in the long term?

So now let’s turn to China, because today is the time when China’s growth is responsible for much of the world’s economic dynamism, and the Chinese seek new markets and geopolitical spheres of influence in order to maintain this growth, because frankly the West is saturated with Chinese plastic chochkes, dolls, imitations of other people’s designs, intellectual property infringement, fake products, and worse than all of the above — plastic rice, plastic meats, plastic vegetables, fake & highly toxic milk, and other toxic foodstuffs.

For Africa besides being inundated with all the plastic shit and the toxic foodstuffs from China — there is also the huge concern over China’s illegal harvesting of all the protected animal species from Africa and from everything that Africans produce — including forced child labor, human organ harvesting, and indiscriminate slave labor.

And here is where the pot finds it’s top — because the Islamic slavers turn over to the Chinese factory managers — all the slaves they can gather and then the “ultra humane” Chinese Communists “helping” the backwards black Africans, stick these slaves in giant factories that are in reality prison labor camps. And they use them until they die in order to produce more useless plastic things for the Westerners by harvesting the African slaves’ ultra cheap labor. Meanwhile the economic statistics skew the fact that the African slaves represent the cheapest labor force the world has ever seen — and present the product of the Chinese in Africa as part of the African GDP thus showing an erroneous economic growth.

Erroneous because as you might recall form the American slave experience that was perpetuated by the plantation politics of the Democratic party of the Confederate South — that type of economic growth is a mirage.

Yet nobody is speaking about this vast problem of Slavery in Africa today — and perhaps we need a new Abraham Lincoln to emerge in Africa, and gain power in order to liberate the Slaves. Indeed if history repeats itself this is what is needed once again: An African native reincarnation of old Abe Lincoln to act as the Liberator and the Emancipator that can turn the Chinese Slavers away from their country….

 

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Now we have to see the evils of China as being exported to a fairly primitive Africa without regard for it’s people. That is also the solidarity amongst the Socialist and the Communist nations that is so prevalent in basket cases like Zimbabwe where the bankrupt state itself is providing the slaves for the Chinese factories and for the Chinese plantations and industrial agriculture slave factories. And all that food the African slaves produce is strictly grown for China’s export markets. Not a single bushel of corn or rice or maize is given to the Zimbabwean or to the African people. All those millions of metric tonnes of food is exported under African labels to the mature and wealthy markets of the developed world. This slave produced food makes it’s way to America and to Western Europe and of course to China.

What a fvckin Karma this food must have…

Slave grown crops, and slave produced foods, are already large part of our diet — since we choose to support the crazy Communists of the Chinese government by buying up their crazy production — while they undermine us daily, and take away the freedom of so many human beings.

Yet today not many Western Mass Media outlets have taken to publishing these reports urging caution because of China’s expanding influence and it’s terribly ugly and barbaric slave owning, un-Christian, and peculiarly ugly pre-colonial exercise of naked and aggressive Chinese power in Africa.

The few reports that have come out, have tried to sidestep the slave problem and instead have only criticized China’s neo-colonialism initiatives, like the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) – established in 2000, as the symbol of China’s moves towards Africa, and of it’s infrastructure development involving loans to Africa’s developing countries, under projects like the Southern African part of the “One Belt – One Road” concept proposed in 2013 and actively envisioned today in China’s modern version of the forbidden city…

 

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At the same time that China is lording it over Africa — the expectations of the Chinese Aid recipient countries have surged in recent years, with more tan 90% of the money pumped into Africa from China going to the Political Entrepreneurs and their posses. Clan loyalty is what makes all the African dictators and pseudo-democratically elected presidents possible and the same clan corruption and nepotism is what keeps Africa in abject poverty. The Political Entrepreneurs are stealing all the money coming in to Africa from China’s self serving largess and they deposit it in their Swiss bank accounts thus making the capital unavailable to their people, and thus exacerbating the dire economic situation of their countries, driving more people to slavery and keeping these countries in that vicious circle of poverty despair, and their central banks printing out money that causes inflation and then hyperinflation as is the case of Zimbabwe where the Chinese are busy constructing vast prison factories for the slaves to operate and turn out Zimbabwean-Chinese products and foodstuffs.

“This the fruit of the amazing cooperation between two Socialist governments in the interests of the people. Amazing cooperation between Mr Xi and Mr Mugabe for the benefit of their respective people” — CNN news network

Really now. If you believe that shite, then I’ve got a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn New York.

And a steel tower looking like an obelisk in Paris along with a palace in London. By the way, the palace in question comes stocked with a Queen…

Just so you know.

 

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Notice the thin Hitler mustache this monstrous Dictator wears on his ugly mug, and you can infer where this revolutionary African Socialist and the best friend of the Chinese Communist President Xi, is drawing his ideological and sartorial origins from…

Do we also need to mention here the deep racism that the Chinese people have against everybody but especially against the Black people of Africa?

Methinks that you know all that already.

Africa today is still a “basket case” beset with AIDS, civil wars, poverty, and other problems — and the much ballyhooed transformation to a glossy brochure for the “continent of hope” enjoying impressive rates of economic growth and development has not quite arrived on the eight o’clock train form London yet…

A full 40% of it’s people are infected with the AIDS virus and their governments are even more corrupt than in the past now that they have the Chinese who speak that language quite well — to rely upon, and do munificent business with.

Therefore that particular “train” of economic growth and development for Africa, is still held up at the station in Piccadilly Circus. Indeed the wheels seem to have come off. So no ten o’clock Express is going to be arriving into Zimbabwe’s capital Harare central station, anytime soon. The English people and increasingly the Americans too, have recognized that feeding the cancer of corruption through foreign aid that lines up the pockets of the ultra-corrupt leaders as it makes the round trip too the Swiss bank numbered accounts — is not working at all for the African people and have stopped feeding that particularly virulent Cancer. But the Chinese have seen this as an opportunity and have seized the momentum to build a Chinese system of governance in China because they like that system since it mirrors their own. After all the true Empress of China is corruption. And Corruption is the scheme that they back as their Leader’s power rests upon, the constant enrichment of the corrupt Chinese officials as well. Corrupt kleptocrats from Africa and from China along with political entrepreneurs of the African states and clans, fully understand each other rather — and are doing robust business together, since they speak the same language.

 

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So because of that particularly virulent form of State Corruption and Political Entrepreneurship that is shared between the Chinese and the African leaders — we have come to see today’s African nations as the basket cases of Kongo, Zimbabwe, and Sudan, to be the best examples of the Chinese benevolence towards Africa.

And, above all else, their leaders, have come to see the relationship with China in an extremely positive light because of it’s profit generating in their numbered Swiss accounts. These idiots go so far as to express their pleasure towards China in official communiques, where they describe the Chinese slave factories in their countries, as an exemplary engine for economic growth and development for their Citizenry and as they count it towards their GDP.  While in reality the China-Africa relationship represents the greatest noose in the necks of the poor African people and the bonds of slavery — but admittedly it is also an engine of economic growth for the Swiss banks and for the smart Swiss banker-wankers that manage the whitewashing of the dirty Chinese monies as they turn them into legitimate products of Political Entrepreneurship.

Admirable eh?

A true democratic practice like Mugabe’s liberation of the slaves, or China’s human organ extraction from the children of Christian missionaries and Falun Gong practitioners, or even El Chappo’s philanthropy, or maybe they conduct their business of helping people just like the Clinton Foundation’s Haiti operations, and Clinton Global Initiative for Africa, has done.

After all it was the Clinton Initiative that advised the Chinese on how to deal with Falun Gong in a humane way… and see how that morphed into what was foisted upon the African nations as an initiative of dirty political operators who use a far worse business model than the worst ones used by any unreasonable Kleptocrat Leader, Corrupt Government, or even a dirty philanthropic foundation would ever do.

 

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And as commodity prices have climbed with the expansion of the Chinese economy — this official corruption and political entrepreneurship has ben accounted for and has thus bolstered the GDP in the African countries, in double digits since the 2000s. In 2009, China became the largest trading partner of the African continent, importing large quantities of resources, and investing huge sums in development. The rate of growth of the Chinese economy has certainly slowed over the past two or three years and imports from Africa have also been affected by the slump in international resource prices. However, the respect and confidence in China that has been built has not suffered.

The infrastructure that China has built in Africa is one of the main factors for China’s popularity in African nations. Amid the increase in new harbors, roads, and airports, railways in particular have been a massive bonus not only for the governments of the countries on the receiving end of loans, but also for the people of those countries. With a history of more than forty years, Chinese railway construction in Africa dates back to the Tanzania-Zambia Railway (TAZARA) in the early 1970s. Starting with the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway and urban transportation networks in each country, there are still now many projects underway, building international railroad networks linking the countries in East Africa.

These trains are not the high-speed TGV or bullet train variety. For landlocked nations, however, rail facilitates the transport of a wide range of agricultural products and primary resources to harbors in a fraction of the time and in much large quantities than was the case in the past. In addition, the local railroads open up business opportunities for small merchants and farmers who have no means of transport. Certainly, it may be the case that Chinese construction companies hardly ever use local labor, but bring engineers and workers with them from China. However, the lines provide support for everyday life and this has left people with a positive impression.

 

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The railways built during the colonial period were constructed for the convenience of colonial entrepreneurs, and most are in a state of disrepair because they were not maintained after independence. Airline routes in Africa often connect major cities with the former suzerain states, and Africans who want to visit a neighboring country may have to transit via Europe. It is not likely that anyone draws comparisons between airplanes and the current local train systems as means of transport, but if vestiges of Eurocentrism linger even in the airline routes, it is not difficult to imagine that Africans would welcome Chinese business capital building infrastructure for local people.

Personally, I believe that the apologists and the liberals seeking respect for China, should also include respect for kleptocracy and corruption as well as elements of “aspiring towards the development state” as a permanent basket case reality, that allows one to beg, steal, or borrow, in order to enrich their ‘anonymous” Swiss numbered accounts. And although China is still a developing nation, and a strong, authoritarian state — it has also built an economy that in some measure helps the lives of its citizens, winning recognition for its success, and perhaps this has given people some hope. Then it is hardly surprising that the “developmental state” which links national integration with economic development, is one of the ideals for leaders of countries that were not easily able to deliver on talk of national unification at the time of their independence.

Today’s black African slaves work the underground coal mines and the surface mines, as well as the prison factories and the slave plantations — same as they have done for the Arabs for the past 1400 years…

 

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Methinks that this slave labor output and economic products does not qualify for inclusion inside the GDP of any modern state but in Africa it is the greatest hidden asset, and in academic circles one notes that the origins of the description of the “development state” are found in Japan after the Second World War… under the MacArthur administration. Of course, today’s African countries welcome some investment from Japan, but as Japan seeks neutrality, accountability, and transparency — they are not anywhere as welcomed as China is in Africa today.

And their explanation for that is that as long as investments provide business opportunities, African Kleptocrat Tribal Leaders, believe it is better to deal with the real problems of having lots of options of where to stash their money in overseas Tax Heavens than just having the white gloved Swiss bankers handle their personally stolen sovereign wealth from other nations’ aid package for the African people’s development.

What a mess…

 

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From the Chinese perspective, the African continent is the last stop for the One Belt, One Road concept, because they see the black Africans as a step up from monkeys hanging from the trees — but since that is not a politically correct representation of their sincere Socialist fraternization with the common people of Africa — they simply treat them as SLAVES. Well done My Chinese brethren…

May some day you get your just deserts for that act of stupidity, and then please don’t bother coming to me back crying: “Karma is a Bitch.”

 

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Since the economic reforms in 1979 and the emergence of the concept of the “socialist market economy” in the 1990s, the market (read: demand) has become the essential growth factor for the economy in China. The One Belt, One Road is a structure that will generate new demand to counter the excess supply capacity of the Chinese economy. Even if the loans become uncollectable, China does not need to recoup its capital outlays at this stage.

Mining rights for natural resources, harbor leases, and other settlements in kind are far more useful to the future of the Chinese economy, and Mr Mugabe’s offerings of plentiful Free Labor from his hand picked slaves tip the balance on the favor of this abundant cooperation between the two Totalitarian and anti-human rights dictatorships.

Same as all the other corrupt African leaders who court Chinese totalitarian development for the Black Continent — they envision a “belt and road” future that holds the African people hostage to the Chinese Communism while themselves line the road to Switzerland with Yuan and Renminbi banknotes.

African leaders holding hands together with China’s Premier, in order to enslave the whole of African and perhaps the World… is not a pretty sight.

 

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Common criminals holding hands… to get the goods of Africa including it’s people and turn them all into slaves amid plantation politics like the policies of the confederate Democratic party in the US a couple of centuries ago…

Even if such “goodies” are abandoned, China can score a significant win in the long term if it can form a renminbi economic zone and provide the groundwork for building a world where international trade does not rely on the U.S. dollar.

To make this economic zone a more comfortable place for everyone, it is crucial to start efforts early to get the message across to China that a unilateral hegemony and support of the slave trade and it’s utility for prison factories and jail plantations of Slaves, do not represent a good policy for Pax-Sinica.

Yet as things change and as the Arc of the Universe shifts along towards Justice — surely the next Ebola epidemic or the variant of SARS, will erupt inside China and in the Arab lands — instead of Africa, because Karma seeks Retribution to the rightful owners of the dirty deed of Slavery and chicken generally tend to go home to roost…

 

To be continued….

Posted by: Dr Pano Kroko Churchill | May 22, 2017

The Microsoft Attack against Dr Churchill

ISLAMIC ASSASSINATION ATTACK AGAINST DR CHURCHILL INSIDE MICROSOFT 

 

Indeed one would think of Winston Churchill as indestructible.

 

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And yet the same can be said of myself who have in my own times survived a few falls, crashes, and singularly dangerous near misses, and now an Assassination Attempt…

The most recent attack against me for Political reasons was the assassination attempt against me, that took place inside the Microsoft headquarters near Seattle, in the Redmond company town — when I was giving a speech on the 28th of February earlier this year of 2017. Post election violence by the Muslims, the Liberals, and the misguided Democrats has reached a crescendo.

Seeing as the Democratic party and their Mass Media mouthpieces, are now sowing the seeds of a New Civil War, by whipping up the population in a frenzy, and guiding them to take up arms and start shooting against their fellow citizens and their representatives, it becomes likely that we will launch ourselves in a new era of brotherly bloodshed and mayhem — very much like the time of the Democratic party instigating the Civil War as they sought to preserve the institution of Slavery for the exploitation of humans.

And with every liberal attack against people and the Constitution, with every hateful broadcast against the President, with each and every fake news atonement of the DNC crimes, corruption, and plantation politics and their excuses — these people cause the fabric of our Constitution, our Liberties, and our Union; to be torn asunder. They put tears amongst us, as they seek to divide us. They put tears in our Union, and they put a heavy strain in our Compassion for each other by teaching contempt and hate for each other and for all that we hold dear.

They do this because they want this country to fail and fall, for the benefit of our Enemies. And here is where Abraham Lincoln comes again to remind us: “Both parties deprecated war; but one of them would make war, rather than let the nation survive; and the other would accept war, rather than let it perish. And the war came… Fondly do we hope — fervently do we pray — that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away.” –Abraham Lincoln – 2nd Inaugural Address – March 4, 1865

Since time immemorial, Leaders gather their people around them and speak to them of their dreams and aspirations, of their beliefs and principles, and of the future we want to build together — in order to lead our Community, our State, and our Union towards a better tomorrow. This is what I was doing inside Microsoft on a regular blustery Tuesday evening this last day of February the 28th. And that is when an unruly crowd of Microsoft snowflakes, liberals and Islamic haters, who broke-up my speech into a riotous and ridiculous attack, and then ushered me into a dark corridor, where they kicked & fist cuffed me, and banged my head against the solid post and against the wall a couple of times. Over time the blunt head trauma and concussion, have resulted in a serious hematoma, on the left temple on the outer brain, that is leading to a serious condition that has incapacitated the left side of the head and face, and continues to weaken the whole left side of my body. The possibility of paralysis and death is imminent. Yet what what keeps me up at night now, besides this grave Medical condition, and what has become my priority — is to speak up and make every effort to heal the rifts in our country so that we don’t destroy our Union and we do not become victims to hate and malice.

Let us listen to the better Angels of our heart and let them guide our Actions towards Compassion and Love, for each other, even though, much as any family we at times have to fight. Yet now we need to stop our petty quarrels, and silence our lips, lest we cause this fight to blossom into a civil war. Now we have to come together. We have to kiss and make up. Because not only we have to do this for our sake and for our peace — but we have to do it, if we want to keep our Republic alive. Still we must do this in earnest — if we want to keep our own lives, and those of our children, because we truly know that a new Civil War today, will be so much more devastating, and many more souls will be sacrificed to Evil, than those lost in the First Civil War. “At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.” –Abraham Lincoln – Lyceum Address – January 27, 1838

Now this traumatic condition rob mine, equires some special form of brain surgery to remove the blood clotting and compressing the brain — but we will manage this to the best of our ability and with whatever help my good Doctors can provide. Yet God willing and with your prayers we shall overcome. We shall overcome because we have work to do and we will not stop until we succeed in our pursuit of the United States election for the Senate seat on behalf of the Washington State. We will wrestle that seat away from the control of the corrupt liberals and will restore it to the Conservative majority that is at this moment making this country Great Again.

But first we have to alleviate that brain hematoma condition soonest, because otherwise I might get reduced to a situation similar to that of the Cambridge physicist Stephen Hawking who is on a wheelchair immobile and having to speak through a tube that translates breath to words…

As a matter of fact, Divine Intervention and Godly fortune might have saved me that awful day, when I was set upon by the ‘rabid dingoes’ of the Islamic liberals of Microsoft…

And indeed fortune smiled upon me that day, because the blunt trauma to the head resulted to an immediate concussion and a contusion, and I slept for almost 24 hours straight between bouts of vomit and lethargy. But I gather that fortune was upon me because my first visit the Doctor did not detect the Concussion and no X-Rays were requested although I was not very ambulatory and thus had to stay in bed for days and weeks on end. And only when my face started fully dropping and my eyes could neither open nor close — I sought specialist Doctor’s advise and Emergency Care.

This is the end of the devious fortune that smiled upon him and I wish to not have any more of her supine charms anymore. Yet it is my Responsibility to lead my people and that is what I shall continue doing. “Neither let us be slandered from our duty by false accusations against us, nor frightened from it by menaces of destruction to the Government nor of dungeons to ourselves. LET US HAVE FAITH THAT RIGHT MAKES MIGHT, AND IN THAT FAITH, LET US, TO THE END, DARE TO DO OUR DUTY” AS WE UNDERSTAND IT. –Abraham Lincoln – Cooper Union Address – February 27, 1860

Same as old grandpa Winston, enjoyed this diffident Fortune that she blessed us squarely upon the head, (literally) and put us into a comma. He from jumping from the bridge to escape his pursuers, and me escaping running into a dark corridor to escape the head pounding from my pursuers — both of us running for our life.

It is thus his Life and mine that were spared many times over, from destruction, and from certain yet untimely death. A good break if you can catch it. But the blunt trauma to the head makes me now look like the Quasimod or the hunchback of Notre Dame de Paris — but that is Life.

Here is my ugly mug as it looks today, after this dastardly and treasonous Microsoft organized politically motivated and racist attack by the subhumans and by the CEO of that silly company an Islamist named Satya Nadela who is coming as a simpleton and a hateful snowflake engineer, who migrated from the horrors of Mumbai in the old Raj subcontinent of India.

Look and weep:

 

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Yet sad as this might seem — we have hope for recovery after a long treatment period and a certain type of brain surgery….

Yet to allow this assassination attack to take place inside the global headquarters of Microsoft because the Microsoft CEO Mr Satya Nadela refused to offer any form of Security to this Candidate for the United States Senate Dr Pano Churchill, for his official speech is unconscionable. And to go after the attack and further injure the leader of the American Political party — the Lincoln Party — is criminal. Because all of Mr Satya Nadela efforts today are at hiding this terrible attack under the collective power that Microsoft’s wealth and Public Relations propaganda machine can buy along with the buy out of the Redmond Corrupt Police department. It’s a nice job to have to be a CEO of a powerful and extra wealthy company that hides it’s wealth in international tax heavens and hates our President all the while pretending to be a good guy whereas in reality they are a daft champion of Anti-Americanism and are full of Hate for our Liberty and Democracy.

Because what else do you call those hate mongers, the Islamists, and the misguided Socialists, who rule Microsoft, but clueless and haters? And what about the infamous MicroSerfs that attacked me in order to stop my speech, and in order to silence this defender of Liberty and the staunchest Supporter of our own American Constitution in this State?

They are all sadly lost to us because they believe that hate and violence might solve anything today and want to divide our country to pieces. They sincerely want to finance the sedition effort of the five Western States, and think this idiotic plan will succeed. All because their candidate didn’t manage to steal the elections…. Sad tools and daft binary individuals with out a trace of imagination or innovation amongst them.

Yet this is the leadership of Microsoft today and hope that somebody from the Board of Directors is listening because this is actionable intelligence to fire the CEO and all his minions and start from scratch with honest hard working Americans unwilling to become the Slave Farm that Microsoft has become with the thousands of contract workers form the subcontinents. That is how the Islamist have taken control of this company.

Perhaps time to change that… and maybe the IRS should also look into their nefarious tax avoidance practices and the Homeland Security and the Immigration Service ought to look into how they break all the Immigration laws customarily and that is why they fight the President’s Immigration Executive Order.

But the violence they loosened upon me at the time of my speech in their headquarters will surely be their undoing because we have watchful Leaders in command of our country and our Justice department is now getting ready to attack them and the corrupt Redmond Police department with a strong investigation.

And my advise to the snowflake Mr Satya Nadela is to be careful because Americans are just and honest people and things change fast here just like the changeable weather of Seattle. And as soon as the American people find out that their preferred Conservative yet Independent US Senate Candidate for the State of Washington, has been gravelly injured and yet remained alive and is fighting — they will flock to my defense.

Mr Nadela, methinks that your days sabotaging our country are coming to a swift end…

Count my words little man of Microsoft:

 

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And I have no doubt that honest to goodness American people will start a massive boycott of Microsoft and cause the end of that terrible regime of Islamic fundamentalists within our country.  All in the cause of Liberty and Democracy and while I was giving a political speech bout Innovation having being invited under false pretenses by this Microsoft company leader, who does not tolerate the American Constitution that guarantees our basic human rights, our Freedom of Speech, and our basic freedoms.

In the hands of these fools I suffered a betrayal and a dastardly attack against my Life. But for the Grace of God I would by now be dead… Yet providence summoned me and saved me, and I only have God to Thank for my being alive today. And I have the Good Doctors to also thank for a good survival outlook, and a positive prognosis. As for the future — we yet don’t know what it holds for this new Guardian of another “Thermopylae” today — but I assure you that I will run for the United States Senate position of the Washington State this elections of 2018 and we will win. Count on it.

Because if anything I am a fighter and as long as  have a breath of Life inside of me — I will fight to win and to represent the American people and all the Washingtonians fully and well. Honest Politicking is what we need and not more corrupt politicians like Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell that all they do are to say Yes to a corrupt DNC and their lobbyists that line up their pockets with ill gotten gabs that make them store bought politicians like so many that we need to eject form the Capitol in order to drain the swamp…

And I promise you that I will fight on, because very much like my grandfather Winston — I am made of stern stuff and of a strong disposition. And of a certain temerity that allows me to withstand these barbaric attacks from the Asiatic forces of darkness, even when those hateful forces are located in Redmond Washington and are part of the Leadership of a famous company called Microsoft. A company that has certainly lost it’s way, it’s rudder, and it’s compass, in the hands of an Asiatic simpleton who is just a leader of the horde and who has no relation to our American values, nor any understanding of our Constitution, and certainly no respect for our Liberty.

Indeed it is a terrible thing to witness the distraction, and the loss of direction, of an once proud company like Microsoft. What a shame…

Yet my fortune to be alive today after suffering such an attack is the unique and special connection, between grandfather Winston Churchill, and grandson Dr Pano Churchill, above all else. Our long term survival against all odds… unites us firmly, and our resilience against assassination attempts from our haters and those Nazis, Islamists, or Communists, unites us even further into the fabric of Democracy and Liberty amongst this group of select Patriots that guard the Republic willingly giving our own blood to nourish the tree of Freedom for all Americans and indeed for all Free people of the Free world.

Of course Winston Churchill encountered death up close and personal many times, same as me, but his “times” were far more graphic, involving horses and men, bullets whizzing overhead, and swords swashbuckling, and due to length of time passed since — they also have become a lot more impressively public, because his secrets can be revealed today, since the Official Secrets Act only lasts so long… but in his time it was always his battles against the Muslim barbarians that were the most graphic in wanton violence that this aberrant cult of Hate and Dishonor, inflicts upon people. Same than as it is today that they threaten our cherished Union seeking to break us apart by sowing the seeds of hate and discord amongst us. But let me warn all of our Enemies using the words of an immortal Leader: “When the people rise in masses on behalf of the Union, and the liberties of their country — truly may it be said: “The gates of hell shall not prevail against them.”” –Abraham Lincoln – Rebuttal to Governor Morton – February 11, 1861

Old honest Abe died because of his beliefs and because of his victorious work in keeping the Union alive. Yet, he was larger than life. But I have survived, same as my grandfather Winston Churchill,  who dodged bullets grazing his head, hitting his tent when asleep, or even hitting his horse, and his comrades – and yet he always seemed to escape with his life. Because he had not accomplished his purpose yet. It was towards the end of his Life that he came to accomplish the great deeds that he was scheduled to achieve in the first instance. He survived, and lived, not exactly unscathed, but certainly he survived the wounds and the betrayals. Still he always said that he was always wounded more deeply from those betrayals small and large, arising from those errant friends, or those amongst his intimate circle of friends, and trusted colleagues and even his family — than from any of those wounds that the enemy had inflicted upon his body.

Same as me now that I reflect on the dastardly betrayal of my Microsoft colleagues who ambushed me by guiding me unsuspecting, and without any security, into the trap they had set up for me. A trap full of venomous snakes of the human variety. This is the biggest betrayal there is, and the deepest wound against my mortal coil… and against my psyche, and my loving human nature. Because I believe in the innate goodness of all human beings and when I see this level of wickedness — I am astounded at the depth of darkness and barbaric idiocy, these silly folks can dive deep into…

Indeed Winston same as yours truly — hated betrayal, more than any other vice in life. And he did so because he had felt the sting of betrayal far too many times, during his multifarious life…

And so I have come to hate this betrayal at this instance where I was lured to give a speech inside Microsoft Headquarters under false pretenses, only to be betrayed and driven to bear my cross up to my personal “Golgotha” where my persecutors sought to nail me upon the metaphorical cross, of a slow and painful death, due to blunt head trauma that acts like a delayed fuse bomb in the brain.

What bastards and losers can live inside the skin of seemingly ordinary Microsoft employees that are all MicroSerfs, self haters, and zombies against Liberty… in the placid and green campus in the little company town of corrupt Redmond city, next to Seattle… is beyond belief.

Amazing betrayal of public trust.

And the fact of the matter is this gets worse because the Redmond Police department is steeped into this corruption like a drunk with his head n the toilet. Being a company town Microsoft dictates to the Police department all of their actions and of course it causes them to cover this thing up and to not even arrest the named attackers some two months after this dastardly assassination attempt occurred inside Microsoft headquarters.

Maybe now the new FBI director will get involved to solve this and maybe the Justice department will handle this delicate matter of an assault against the heart of our Democracy…

Maybe…

But at least the prognosis is not of an imminent death… Not yet… Unless … the fortune withdraws her protections and God figures he don’t need me anymore. But I am sure that is not to be the case yet.

So stay strong my friends. State strong, and keep me in your prayers.

As for the Doctors here is an example off my current state of affairs:

 

 

 

 

As you can see I have serious enemies not only because I am a legend in my time, but because I run for the position of United States Senator on behalf of this State of Washington that I have chosen to make my home since the time I went to the local college here the University Washington.

Now please imagine, that somehow I have managed to survive all these incredible attacks emanating from the sore losers of the Democratic party apparatchiks who fashion themselves to be fascists like the criminals that run North Korea across the Pacific today.

And it is a fitting metaphor because North Korea targets Seattle with nukes, and yet we have to remain defenseless without even a simple Civil Evacuation Plan. We have to wait the nuclear bombs in our homes because the faulty liberals that run this State as a Soviet state for the last fifty years have decreed that we should have no protection from Nuclear Armageddon lest we anger our North Korean friends.

Imagine that… We have no escape plan, and certainly no evacuation plan, nor any defense plan — because the Dems have passed a stupid law that forbids us from making any public plans for this eventuality…. claiming that any defensible plan against a nuclear attack form North Korea, will be a detriment to Peace.

This is how crazy and mentally unstable as well as violent, the various mobs of liberal haters have become…

As a further example of liberal hypocrisy and violence, here is a story today about a Tennessee woman, who was apparently discontent with her congressman’s remarks at a town hall held at the University of Tennessee-Martin, did what any normal, curious and courteous constituent would do to have her followup concerns addressed — she chased his car down, forced him off the road and started screaming and banging on their windows. You guessed it. The congressman, David Kustoff, is a Conservative. And indeed a full on Republican. And for Conservatives as well as for Republicans, all over the United States, it is open season and it is getting positively dangerous out there. This particular story ended with Wendi Wright, 35, being arrested and charged with felony reckless endangerment. And the specifics of her charges come down to this: She allegedly chased Kustoff and his aide, Marianne Dunavant, in her car as they drove from the town hall event, ultimately intimidating them to the point that they pulled into the driveway of somebody they knew. That’s when Wright got out of her car, approached theirs, and began to scream and rant, pound their windows and, at one point, reached inside their vehicle. She also stepped in front of their car to prevent the congressman and his aide from leaving, police said.  Wright ultimately left the scene — but was apprehended after she posted details of the incident to her Facebook page. And it’s that little facet of the story that seems most remarkable. Think about it: Ms violent snowflake Wright was so proud of her behavior that she put it out there for the world to see. She felt no shame; no need to hide her actions. The question we need to ask is this: Is Wright demented? Or just an average Democrat in the Trump era?

Certainly, the atmosphere in the country has turned much more accepting of violence as a form of leftist political protest in recent months — since the rise of President Donald Trump, in fact. College campuses are filled with angry, ignorant students influenced by politically progressive and Marxist professors who don’t mind tossing a rock or two at building windows whenever a conservative speaker comes to town. The streets are filled with anarchy-minded individuals who seem to take whatever cause of the day — women’s rights, for example, or climate change — and turn it into a vicious anti-Trump drumbeat that ends with cars ablaze, people injured and general mayhem inflicted. The congressional halls of Democratic offices are filled with calls to impeach Trump, finding an actual impeachable offense be danged. And the media, the ever complicit media, don’t mind rising from the mud, when opportunity presents, to join the anti-this, anti-that fray as well.

Just a few days ago, police in West Virginia’s Capitol arrested a journalist, Daniel Ralph Heyman, who they said was “aggressively breaching the Secret Service agents to the point where agents were forced to remove him a couple of times from the area,” ABC News reported, citing an officer. Apparently, Heyman was also allegedly “causing a disturbance” by yelling questions at Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price — stupid questions, no less. Heyman, in a followup interview with the Associated Press, said he was “arrested after he repeatedly asked Price about whether domestic violence is a pre-existing condition under the Republican health care proposals and got no response,” ABC reported. Hey, Heyman: You probably got no response because there was no response to give. The question was aimed at inciting an emotional backlash; it had no basis in logic or fact. Heyman, of course, has now become the cause celebre for the media to talk about the First Amendment — from an anti-Trump point of view, of course. The whole fiasco could have been easily avoided. Price, just a short time later, held a public news conference where he fielded journalists’ questions. In other words: Heyman could’ve waited his turn. He just wanted to stir trouble. All this, meanwhile, comes on the heels of an appeal by a Huffington Post editor-at-large for leftists to simply hound those of the pro-Trump camp by following Republican politicians to their places of work, places of dining, places of living, and stand outside and protest and demand answers. Answers to what? Apparently, to why they’re Republicans, refusing to vote Democratic.

Yet this is the tone and atmosphere of the country right now. And it’s one created and fueled solely by the left. So what’s a good Republican to do to stay safe?

The easy answer, of course, would be to hide and go underground — to keep quiet, to cower and run. But this is what the left wants. And why should they win? The voters, after all, have spoken.

No, what’s called for in the face of these bullies is to fight harder. Bullies don’t back down unless they’re met with a force that’s to be reckoned with. And how do you best fight lying, deceptive, argumentative, angry, irrational, violent socialist-minded partisans with intent on corrupting the Constitution and destroying the greatness of America? With truth. With courage. With the full armor of God — including the breastplate of righteousness, shield of faith, and sword of the spirit.

In the face of such power, the permanent and indefensible evil these lunatic leftists represent — can only flee in panic. After all snowflakes melt under the scrutiny of the Sun and the strong warm light of day.

And so do buttercups… and assorted vermin.

They all scurry and melt away when the light shines upon them…

 

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In another story today, the sense of a divided America, is growing as do the attacks against us from the violent haters who masquerade as Democrats and Socialists, or Islamists and Feminists… because that is what represents my Microsoft experience where the attackers have continued their harassment against me even after their violent physical attack. And to this day they still attack me with various cyber attacks against my servers and websites, and they besmirch my good name through Libel that is directed by the all powerful Microsoft PR and legal machine. Imagine a large public Company attacking a candidate for the United States Senate and using Libel by sullying my good name through various libelous attacks and through their stopping the investigation of the Redmond Police department which they fully own and control. And by spreading malicious rumors about me and even using their wealth to buy my legal reps, and cause them to betray me, they cause further harm, and injury to me, same as they do through their spreading of misinformation against me. Indeed Microsoft has spread so many nasty rumors against me in an effort to discredit me, and cause me further loss of face, and business value, that they publicly libel me even in places and venues where I have speaking engagements scheduled for the future. Of course as you would expect, this brazen and systematic hateful libel action, against an incapacitated victim of a violent attack inside their Headquarters will not go unpunished. Because as soon as I recover some of my strength – we will report them to the FBI and to the Justice department. And we will also start a boycott against this nasty Company because they have been inimical to Justice and the American way. And that is why I call upon all of you, to pass this bit of news forward; so that we can alert the American public to their barbaric hateful ways, of libeling the brave amongst us — hoping to bring us down to their sorry level of slithering snakes and venomous haters.

Sadly here in Seattle it is a world full of wickedness and hate, that we have to live in -amongst these passive aggressive bipolar and hateful liberals who are always under the influence of the marijuana that is the legal herb today. And all the weak snowflakes smoke, vape, inhale and ingest cannabis in myriad different ways of getting seriously stoned and mentally jacked-up to the point that they go crazy and are violent and totally unaccountable of their actions. And indeed all of Microsoft is a big Cannabis factory where just walking out  in the green grass amongst the buildings, you can smell and even taste the weed, and you get an instant contact “High” just by breathing the air. Because nothing else is emanating in that Corporate Campus besides the smell of mental rot that cannabis smoking represents, and the liberal mindset of militant Islamists and America haters. Never mind that its a felony to be smoking marijuana in public — the Redmond Police department is owned by Microsoft and they never arrest anyone there. As a matter of fact they are also probably stoned and the Police people there really don’t give a damn. So keep on smoking MicroSerfs — you are really getting smarter by the minute… But as you are lost amidst the smoke of thousands and thousands of puffers and losers out there like your CEO please keep in mind that there is Justice at the end of the Rainbow and as the Arc of the Universe tends towards justice — your time for you just deserts has finally arrived.

As for the CEO Satya Nadela, he is a crooked person just as his Presidential candidate Hillary is, and just as corrupt. Clearly the fish stinks form the head on down in the company town of Redmond where the Mayor and all the City Council as well as the head of the Police department are all in the payroll of Microsoft in ways direct and indirect… Never have I seen a greater case of public Private Corruption that this nasty swamp of Microsoft and Redmond City and Police department. Time for the new head of the FBI to come around and clean this smelly stable, full of bullshit.

Yet I chose to go speak there willingly, because I did not Know any of these things In advance. When I agreed to speak at the Microsoft headquarters, I was fully expecting that a regular Microsoft Security detail and Redmond Police department security detail would be present to prevent just such an event from happening.  But apparently the security detail was turned down and neither Microsoft Security, nor the Redmond Police department deployed anyone to protect me. The company failed in a series of ways to protect me. instead the CEO of the company Satya Nadela chose not only to place me in danger because he knew that I am a VIP candidate for the US Senate, and a person that is known to be a strong Speaker for the Constitution, that attracts tons of fanatics — but he also held back any Security personnel from attending my speech inside his Headquarters Campus. And although I am known to be a person that attracts all the “moths” to my high intensity LIGHT emanating from within — the CEO of Microsoft Mr Satya Nadela failed me intentionally, because apparently he wanted to teach me a “lesson” that I will not forget since he is a supporter of my opponent corrupt Ms Patty Murray. Worth noting the Senator Patty Murray is well known because her nephew is the accused pervert Mayor of Seattle Ed Murray, a sick person that has been accused by dozens of men as having molested them when they were mere children. This is the openly gay Mayor Ed Murray, who is not only a nephew of Senator Patty Murray that has put him there through her nepotism, but is also the Mayor who has perverted the youth of the city through his devious sexual ways. And Satya Nadela, the CEO of Microsoft, being himself a snowflake who supports Patty Murray and the Mayor Ed Murray, are all peas of the same pod. and this is what I hear from people near the matter, and around the office of the CEO Satya Nadela of Microsoft. Allegedly the CEO of Microsoft, is also a weed smoker, an islamist, and a snowflake, and as such he doesn’t give a damn about anything other than his personal pleasures and his own libelous behaviour.

So I took an outsized risk without knowing the depth of idiocy prevailing that Company’s leadership and the risk backfired, and I got fully beat up. Yet I take the blame and the obviously heavy injuries from it — because the reason why we take Big Risks is for the support of our Cause. And I am willing to take any amount of risk in the cause of Freedom and Democracy. This is because these things are really worth it. And because I live a Life of principle — in defense of our Republic — I am willing to take all these extraordinary risks, even against my own Life. But I am always heartened by the admonition that through my example millions of others will follow and join the fight on the right side of History, by openly and unashamedly speaking up for Freedom and Democracy, wherever we are called to give a talk, or asked to speak up and exercise our First Amendment rights.

 

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This practice indeed, makes us even more human, than the opposite, and elevates us to a position far above that of our attackers who occupy the slimy underground. And we will win in the end after all the attacks, because this is our path to Victory, and their path to defeat…

And as Gandhi always said:

“First they laugh at you, then they attack you, and then You win.”

And let’s also remember Winston Churchill’s permanent admonition:

“When you are going through Hell — keep on going.”

Because…

 

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A case in point of how good risk is always taken, is worth remembering, that President Trump has taken an outsized risk by running and wining the Elections of 2016…

Yet crazy people today in this divide country are calling for his assassination like this woman in the story bellow. One has to wonder if enraged liberals are simply unaware that calling for the assassination of the president is a federal crime?

I’m starting to think that might be the case, considering how many are making this very foolish mistake. But, then again, maybe they’re just that dumb…

Joining the bandwagon of what liberals seems to think is an acceptable form of protest, a Kentucky woman over the weekend urged anyone listening and able to assassinate Trump.

Taking to Twitter, Heather Lowrey wrote: “If someone was cruel enough to assassinate MLK, maybe someone will be kind enough to assassinate Trump. #bekind #trump #lovetrumpshate” On e has to wonder if the violent liberal snowflakes are simply unaware that calling for the assassination of the U.S. President is a federal crime?
Same as it is to try to assassinate a US Senate Candidate. It is a federal crime, and not just a local crime…
Yet, I’m starting to think that the Liberals ad their Enablers, the local Democratic politicians that allow them to cause this much unrest, are all totally crazy, considering how many are making this very foolish mistake like the dodos of Microsoft. But, then again, maybe they’re just dumb, stoned, and stupid — due to their voracious consumption of the chronic stoner wed.
So joining the bandwagon of crazy ideas, that liberals seems to think is an acceptable form of protest, a Kentucky woman over the weekend urged anyone listening and able to assassinate Trump — to do so. Taking to Twitter, Heather Lowrey wrote: “If someone was cruel enough to assassinate MLK, maybe someone will be kind enough to assassinate Trump. #bekind #trump #lovetrumpshate”

 

This Heather clearly a demented and violent snowflake, brought upon her head immediately some severe consequences, in addition to Twitter shutting down her account. First, Heather Lowrey was fired from her job at the burlesque company “Va Va Vixens,” which released the following damning statement against her: “Please, know that we, at Va Va Vixens, do not condone the behavior of Heather Lowrey. She was dismissed the moment we were informed of this incident. We have a zero tolerance policy for such. It’s no secret that we are in the midst of a divided nation. With so much hate and anger in the world, our hope is to be a sanctuary that welcomes all walks of life with open arms. We do not condone hate by any party and will not partake in it. We in no way support negative behavior or malicious intent from anyone.” Second, she received a very scary visit from the Secret Service, which will now investigate her threat. Liberals need to understand that they might not like having Trump as their president, but threatening to kill him is not an acceptable means of protest. Unless they are purposely trying to get thrown in jail, for their troubles…

 

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Yet, as political leaders we expose ourselves to considerable risk daily, because risk taking, is what made Donald Trump the President of the United States today, and risk taking is what propels me to seek the Untied States Senate position, on behalf of the great State of Washington in 2018, same as I have tried in 2016… with great results.

So join me to make our campaign for 2018 great and you can also drive those liberals and their islamic militant brethren deep underground where they belong…

 

“I leave you, hoping that the lamp of liberty will burn in your bosoms until there shall no longer be a doubt that all men are created free and equal.”
–Abraham Lincoln – Speech at Chicago, Illinois – July 10, 1858

Cheers

Yours,

Dr Churchill

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