“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” —Winston Churchill
Cruz Evokes Churchill as the Anti-Obama
Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, at the Iowa Freedom Summit on January 24, 2015, said, “One of the very first acts President Obama did upon being elected was sending Churchill’s bust back to the UK, and I think that foreshadowed everything that was to come the next six years.” The bust of Churchill referred to by Cruz was given on loan to the White House after the September 11th attacks back in 2001, where it remained for the rest of George W. Bush’s tenure as president. The British offered to extend the loan of Churchill’s bust for Barack H. Obama’s presidency, as well. But Obama refused. So the sculpture was returned to the custody of the United Kingdom and now finds its home at the British Ambassador’s Residence.
Charles Krauthammer called attention to the return of Churchill’s bust in his Washington Post column of July 26, 2012, writing that “Obama started his presidency by returning to the British Embassy the bust of Winston Churchill that had graced the Oval Office.” The next day, Dan Pfeiffer, the official White House blogger, accused Krauthammer of being in error. But it was Pfeiffer who was in the wrong. Pfeiffer’s false claim that the Churchill bust Krauthammer was writing about was still in the White House confused the Oval-Office bust with a second Churchill bust (by the same artist, Jewish sculptor Jacob Epstein) on display outside the Treaty Room. This sculpture was given as a gift to President Johnson, on October 6, 1965, thus becoming the property of the American people. So this particular Churchill is not one that President Obama can return. Krauthammer cried foul and demanded an apology. Mr. Pfeiffer, to his credit, did apologize and also updated his White House blog. (Pfeiffer’s original, false “Fact Check” blog, as well as his corrected update, can be read here.)
Obama’s Contempt for Churchill
Sir Jacob Epstein’s bronze sculpture of Winston Churchill would go for hundreds of thousands of pounds, if it were sold at auction. It is a magnificent piece of work. Yet, when it was offered to Obama, he eschewed it. Why?
Because of Obama’s affinity for all things socialist and Islamic, as well as his tendency to undermine Western culture and American values, a bust of Churchill in the Obama White House would certainly work to manufacture an atmosphere of contempt. After all, the young Winston Churchill was an officer of the British Army who fought Muslims in the Sudan and the Crimea.
Churchill’s Warning about Islam
Churchill had the opportunity to see Islam close up, and later, in the first edition of his book, The River War, Churchill enlightened his readership thus: “How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. . . . A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement, the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyzes the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step, and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it (Islam) has vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.”
An understanding of Churchill’s warnings, with respect to Islam, lend insight into why Obama’s Muslim family in Kenya despised Churchill and taught Obama to do likewise.
Tall Tales from Obama’s Grandfather
During Churchill’s second go-round as prime minister, Great Britain suppressed the Mau Mau Rebellion in Kenya. President Barack Hussein Obama’s grandfather, Hussein Onyango Obama, told stories about having been arrested and tortured by the British colonial authorities during this time. Even though such stories have been successfully debunked they still influenced a young Barack Hussein Obama. The anti-Churchillian undertones of the elder Obama’s tales took their toll on young Barack.
Frank Marshall Davis, Obama’s Communist Mentor
Another Churchill hater in Obama’s life was Frank Marshall Davis (1905-1987). Obama’s grandfather, himself an avowed socialist, introduced Obama to Davis in hopes that Davis would be a role model and mentor for his grandson. Davis was a member of the Communist Party—Party number 47544—who wrote for, as well as edited, Communist periodicals, such as the Honolulu Record and the Chicago Star. These publications included articles by some contributors now known to have been Soviet agents.
Davis hated Harry Truman and George Marshall for keeping West Germany from Soviet “democracy,” referring to the leaders as fascists. He taught Obama that the Marshall Plan was a form of “white imperialism” and “colonial slavery.”
Frank Marshall Davis was so radical in his political activities that the FBI put him on the US government’s Security Index, meaning he could be detained during a national emergency, such as a conflict with Communist Russia. And to think that this man would be the main role model for a future US president!
Obama has gone so far in the expression of his socialist politics as to join the New Party. He did this in 1996, and he has never formally quit the party, holding membership in both the New Party and the Democrat Party. Although, nowadays, the distinction between the two parties has narrowed, Obama’s membership would have been big news, back in 2008, that could have seen the election of John McCain as president, had the truth been known.
Stanley Kurtz, of the National Review, writes: “Minutes of the meeting on January 11, 1996, of the New Party’s Chicago chapter read as follows: ‘Barack Obama, candidate for State Senate in the 13th Legislative District, gave a statement to the membership and answered questions. He signed the New Party Candidate Contract and requested an endorsement from the New Party. He also joined the New Party.’ Consistent with this, a roster of the Chicago chapter of the New Party from early 1997 lists Obama as a member, with January 11, 1996, indicated as the date he joined.”
When Kurtz pointed out, in print, that Obama was a member of a socialist political party, Obama lied, saying he was not a member; and the mainstream press took Obama at his word. Now famous as perhaps the most dishonest president ever to inhabit the White House, Obama’s past is being reopened again and again by researchers. And many of the early reports and warning bells about Obama are now finally being heard.
Sir Winston, the Indispensable Man
Sir Winston Churchill was a hero. He was the Indispensable Man that nobody else could have replaced at the exact time and place in history where his leadership was needed to halt the Nazi advance. Churchill was opposed to the socialist ideologies of Fascism, Communism, and Islam. He possessed honor, integrity, and tremendous courage. Churchill was a man who fought tyrants, rather than bowing to them. Always a champion of freedom, Churchill would never act as a traitor to his own country in an effort to “fundamentally transform” it. Churchill loved his country. Churchill was, in a word, the anti-Obama.
So my recommendation to President Obama is this: “Stay away from the Treaty Room, lest spending time there might force you to gaze upon the chiseled countenance of a real man, of a leader who was loved and revered by all.” But, of course, Obama has no plans for hanging out in or near the Treaty Room any time soon, since he plans to end-run the Senate in the case of his appeasement treaty with the Hitlerist nation of Iran. Winston Churchill had this to say of appeasers: “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.” Let every American hope and pray that, during Obama’s last two years as president, we do not all get devoured by his Iranian crocodile along with him.
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