Churchill downed; a “bust” over a bust.
History is important, very important; as is character. Once someone is a PROVEN liar, can you believe ANYTHING they say? No, you shouldn’t; but hey! Multicultural President!
I’m a huge Winston Churchill fan, as is my family. My favorite quote by Winston Churchill is, “Never give in, never give in, never, never, never.” Tenacity, doggedness, and persistence are sorely lacking in today’s society, among many other worthy attributes.
So what’s the deal with Winston Churchill? Well, let me give you in a historical nutshell, what he did so you can appreciate the full meaning of what happened to his statue, or bust, at the hands of our Administration, and the subsequent lie about its disappearance.
As Prime Minister, Winston Churchill brought England through the want, and deprivation, of the bleak landscape of World War II by being proactive and being a leader. Winston Churchill had written a book called “While England Slept” about how England blindly fell into the fray of World War II. You see if England had opened their eyes as to what was happening in Europe, they could have seen the signs far earlier than they chose to. They chose to look away.
Ironically, John. F. Kennedy wrote his thesis, called Why England Slept in a plagiaristic sort of way. (Side note: see if you can find the “run-on” sentence in the text below that puts even ME to shame!)
Not least among the malignant fruits of the father’s labor was the thousand-day Presidency of John F. Kennedy, who is portrayed in these pages as virtually sociopathic – a callous, cunning, almost pathologically narcissistic manipulator who tossed aside women like so many pieces of used Kleenex, who lied about the precarious state of his health, who lied about his heroism in World War II, who lied about his educational background, who lied when he purported to be the sole author of ”Why England Slept,” who lied repeatedly – and for much higher stakes – when he insisted he had written ”Profiles in Courage,” and whose all but uncontrollable sexual lusts (indeed, his father had taught by example that such drives did not require modulation) led him from the bed of a suspected Nazi sympathizer during World War II (at a time when he was a naval intelligence officer) to the viewing of pornographic movies on the night he won the 1960 West Virginia primary, and to his now infamous series of White House trysts with Mafia moll Judith Exner, during which he seemed as eager for news of Frank Sinatra as he was for Miss Exner herself.(1)
Now, back to Churchill. Without Churchill at the helm I am not sure what would have happened to England. Only God knows, but he was indeed a “British Bulldog”(2).
“I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat,” Churchill told the House of Commons in his first speech as prime minister. “We have before us many, many long months of struggle and of suffering. You ask, what is our policy? I can say: It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us; to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark, lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy. You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival.”(2)
After World War II, Winston Churchill continued to fight for the country he loved, by fighting Communism.
The now-former prime minister spent the next several years warning Britons and Americans about the dangers of Soviet expansionism. In a speech in Fulton, Missouri, in 1946, for example, Churchill declared that an anti-democratic “Iron Curtain,” “a growing challenge and peril to Christian civilization,” had descended across Europe. Churchill’s speech was the first time anyone had used that now-common phrase to describe the Communist threat.(2)
NOW, you will see the relevance of our Administration literally sending back to England the bust of Winston Churchill and then lying about it. It is sad when one can go to the British press to expose lies of the Administration.
Dan Pfeiffer, the President’s communications director, said in a statement that widespread reports of the bust being returned to Britain’s embassy in Washington as Mr Obama took office were untrue.(3)
Bust of the lie about the bust of Churchill.
British officials were surprised by Mr Pfeiffer’s statement and photograph, however, because the bust now resides in the residence of Sir Peter Westmacott, Britain’s ambassador to the US. Further inquiries led to the discovery that there are, in fact, two matching Churchill busts by Epstein.(3)