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Miracle of Dunkirk & Sir Winston Churchill: his views on National Socialism & Sharia Islam
American Minute ^ | July 18, 2019 | Bill Federer

Posted on 07/31/2019 12:38:33 PM PDT by Perseverando

Winston Churchill became Prime Minister of Britain on May 10, 1940.

World War II would rage another year and a half before the entrance of Unite States.

The situation in Europe was desperate, as two massive Nazi armies were driving back British, French, Dutch, Polish and Belgian troops to the English Channel, bottling them up in the port of Dunkirk.

The Belgian army surrendered.

If the British forces were destroyed, Britain would be forced to negotiate a surrender.

For reasons still debated, Hitler approved an order on May 24 to halt for three days the advance of 800,000 Nazi troop, possibly to consolidate his forces or to let the Nazi Luftwaffe air force complete the annihilation.

King George VI, Winston Churchill, and all the people of Britain prayed, and on May 27, they courageously rallied a nine day evacuation.

In what came to be called "the spirit of Dunkirk," British citizens sailed their fishing boats, commercial vessels, private crafts, pleasure cruisers, and transport ferries across the English Channel.

Miraculously, the sea was still as glass, and clouds hid them from the N azi Luftwaffe air force.

Nazi office Halder wrote in his diary, May 30, 1940:

"Brauchitsch is angry ... The bad weather has grounded the Luftwaffe and we must now stand and watch countless thousands of the enemy get away to England right under our noses."

The Dean of St Paul's Cathedral, Rev. Walter Matthews, called it the "Miracle of Dunkirk," in his address, June 2, 1940:

"It was remembered that the Archbishop of Canterbury had announced that the Day of National Prayer might well be a turning point, and it was obvious to many that God had answered the nation's collective prayer with the 'miracle of Dunkirk' ...

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TOPICS: AMERICA - The Right Way!!; History; Military/Veterans; Religion
KEYWORDS: americanhistory; americanminute; churchill; dunkirk; islam; nazi; sharia; socialism; wwii

1 posted on 07/31/2019 12:38:33 PM PDT by Perseverando
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To: Perseverando
Thank you!

In the following quotations from Churchill, we can see thoughts of his on the subject dating from 1908 to the 1950's. Much of what is happening in America today is described within these words:

"When I see the present Socialist Government denouncing capitalism in all its forms, mocking with derision and contempt the tremendous free enterprise capitalist system on which the mighty production of the United States is founded, I cannot help feeling that as a nation we are not acting honorably or even honestly." - Winston Churchill, Woodford Green, July 10, 1948.

"We shall not allow the advance of society and economic well-being of the nation to be regulated and curtailed by the pace of the weakest bretheren among us. Proper incentives must be offered and full freedom given to the strong to use their strength in the commonweal. Initiative, enterprise, thrift, domestic foresight, contrivance, good housekeeping and natural ability must reap their just reward. On any other plan the population of this island will sink by disastrous and agonizing stages to a far lower standard of life and two-thirds of its present numbers." - Winston Churchill, speech, Blenheim Palace, August 4, 1947.

"The difference between what is seen and what is not seen was often noticed by the old economists. What is not seen is the infinite variety of individual transactions and decisions which, in a civilized society, within the framework of just and well-known laws, insure the advantage not only of the individual concerned, but of the community, and provide that general body of well-being constituting the wealth of nations. All this is blotted out by an over-riding State control, however imposing some of its manifestations may be. It is the vital creative impulse that that I deeply fear the doctrines and policy of the socialist Government have destroyed, or are rapidly destroying, in our national life. Nothing that they can plan and order and rush around enforcing will take its place. They have broken the mainspring, and until we get a new one the watch will not go." - Winston Churchill, speech, House of Commons, October 28, 1947.

"It is in the interest of the wage-earner to have many other alternatives open to him than service under one all-powerful employer called the State. He will be in a better position to bargain collectively and production will be more abundant; there will be more for all and more freedom for all when the wage earner is able, in the large majority of cases, to choose and change his work, and deal with a private employer who, like himself, is subject to the ordinary pressures of life and, like himself, is dependent upon his personal thrift, ingenuity and good-housekeeping." - Winston Churchill, speech, Blackpool, October 5, 1946

"Liberalism (classical liberalism) has its own history and its own tradition. Socialism has its own formulas and aims. Socialism seeks to pull down wealth; Liberalism seeks to raise up poverty. Socialism would destroy private interests; Liberalism would preserve private interests in the only way in which they can be safely and justly preserved, namely, by reconciling them with public right. Socialism would kill enterprise; Liberalism would rescue enterprise from the trammels of privilege and preference. Socialism assails the pre-eminence of the individual; Liberalism seeks, and shall seek more in the future, to build up a minimum standard for the mass. Socialism exalts the rule; Liberalism exalts the man. Socialism attacks capital; Liberalism attacks monopoly." - Winston Churchill, Kinnaird Hall, Dundee, May 14, 1908.

"The British nation now has to make one of the most momentous choices in its history. That choice is between two ways of life: between individual liberty and State domination: between concentration of ownership in the hands of the State and the extension of a property-owning democracy; between a policy of increasing restraint and a policy of liberating energy and ingenuity: between a policy of levelling down and a policy of finding opportunities for all to rise upwards from a basic standard." - Winston Churchill, speech in Woodford, England, January 28, 1950.

"It is curious that, while in the days of my youth I was much reproached with inconsistency and being changeable, I am now scolded for adhering to the same views I had early in life and even of repeating passages from speeches which I made long before most of you were born. Of course the world moves on and we dwell in a constantly changing climate of opinion. But the broad principles and truths of wise and sane political actions do not necessarily alter with the changing moods of a democratic electorate. Not everything changes. Two and two still make four, and I could give you many other instances which go to prove that all wisdom is not new wisdom." - Winston Churchill, speech, Bele vue, Manchester, December 6, 1947.

"It is not Parliament that should rule; it is the people who should rule through Parliament." - Winston Churchill, speech, House of Commons. November 11, 1947.

"We have to combat the wolf of socialism, and we shall be able to do it far more effectively as a pack of hounds than as a flock of sheep." - Winston Churchill, speech, 1937.

"Athough it is now put forward in the main by people who have a good grounding in the Liberalism and Radicalism of the early part of this century, there can be no doubt that Socialism is inseparably interwoven with Totalitarianism and the abject worship of the State. It is not alone that property, in all its forms, is struck at, but that liberty, in all its forms, is challenged by the fundamental conceptions of Socialism." - Winston Churchill, B.B.C radio address, June 4, 1945.

"The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent vice of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries." - Winston Churchill, House of Commons, October 22, 1945.

"Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy." - Winston Churchill, Perth, May 28, 1948.

"I do not wonder that British youth is in revolt against the morbid doctrine that nothing matters but the equal sharing of miseries: that what used to be called the submerged tenth can only be rescued by bringing the other nine-tenths down to their level; against the folly that it is better that everyone should have half rations rather than that any by their exertions, or ability, should earn a second helping." - Winston Churchill, London, June 22, 1948.

"Socialism is based on the idea of an all-powerful State which owns everything, which plans everything, which distributes everything, and thus through its politicians and officials decides the daily life of the individual citizen." - Winston Churchill, London, January 21, 1950.

"The British and Americans do not war with races or governments as such. Tyranny, external or internal, is our foe whatever trappings and disguises it wears, whatever language it speaks, or perverts." - Winston Churchill, Speech, Dorchester Hotel, London, July 4, 1953.

"You may try to destroy wealth, and find that all you have done is to increase poverty." - Winston Churchill, speech, House of Commons. March 12, 1947.

"Nor should it be supposed as you would imagine, to read some of the Left-wing newspaper, that all Americans are multi-millionaires of Wall Street. If they were all multi-millionaires that would be no reason for condemning a system which has produced such material results.: - Winston Churchill, speech, Royal Albert Hall, London. April 21, 1948.

"Rich men, although valuable to the revenue, are not vital to a healthy state of society, but a society in which rich men are got rid of, from motives of jealousy, is not a healthy state." - Winston Churchill, speech, House of Commons, April 24, 1950.

2 posted on 07/31/2019 12:43:50 PM PDT by loveliberty2 (`)
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To: loveliberty2

Was he a war monger who got us into fights?

3 posted on 07/31/2019 12:46:56 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Perseverando
I love this quote from Churchill on Islam:

“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. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. 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. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen; all know how to die; but the influence of the religion paralyses 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 had vainly struggled - the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.”

A quote from an 1899 book by Winston Churchill, "The River War", in which he describes Muslims he apparently observed during Kitchener's campaign in the Sudan

4 posted on 07/31/2019 12:59:26 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is EVIL and needs to be eradicated)
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Was he a war Monger? Hitler was the war monger who only Churchill would stand against. Even our president Roosevelt was a enabler who refused to stand with Churchill against the most brutal dictator of our lifetime. Even old man Kennedy was a Hitler apologist. Read the history, or be a fool and let it happen again.

5 posted on 07/31/2019 1:00:46 PM PDT by cabbieguy ("I suppose it will all make sense when we grow up")
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To: cabbieguy

FDR refused to stand with Churchill against Hitler? Really? Where did you learn history, ‘’Ripley’s Believe It Or Not?’’

6 posted on 07/31/2019 1:10:22 PM PDT by jmacusa ("If wisdom is not the Lord, what is wisdom?''.)
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To: cabbieguy
No FDR fan here, but you must remember that isolationism was very strong in this country. The failure of World War I to end all wars and the replacement of monarchical systems with Communism and fascism, instead of free market republican systems, left a bias against European conflicts. German Americans were particularly hostile to another war against their ancestral homeland. Irish Americans had no use for another war to save England, their ancient enemy. Throw in large elements of nativism, e.g. the Ku Klux Klan a decade and a half earlier, and anti-Semitism (Lindbergh, Father Coughlin, Henry Ford, et. al.), and you had strong headwinds against interventionism.
7 posted on 07/31/2019 1:12:50 PM PDT by Wallace T.
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To: Perseverando
Great and timely reading. Churchill and Trump. Kindred spirits. Lucky us.
8 posted on 07/31/2019 1:23:00 PM PDT by mountainfolk
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To: Perseverando

‘’Miracle’’? Dunkirk was a bloody rout.

9 posted on 07/31/2019 3:12:41 PM PDT by jmacusa ("If wisdom is not the Lord, what is wisdom?''.)
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To: jmacusa

I learned history from being alive and seeing what was done. Roosevelt didn’t join the war against the most brutal dictator in history until after Japan joined in the war on the side of Germany. Pearl Harbor had not happened we never would have joined in the war.

10 posted on 07/31/2019 3:57:17 PM PDT by cabbieguy ("I suppose it will all make sense when we grow up")
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To: cabbieguy

Our constitution would have prevented us from going to war without the approval of Congress. If it hadn’t done that, too bad for Europe.

11 posted on 07/31/2019 4:03:01 PM PDT by jmacusa ("If wisdom is not the Lord, what is wisdom?''.)
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To: cabbieguy

We were going to be involved in fighting the Axis powers whether Japan attacked us or not. If Roosevelt wanted to stay neutral he never would have signed the Lend-Lease Act to help Britain in 1940.

12 posted on 07/31/2019 4:32:39 PM PDT by princeofdarkness (Leftists. Their only response to failure is to double down.)
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To: Perseverando
Churchill was a great man who saved civilization.

But he'd been wrong about so many things over his long career, that one can understand why people didn't listen to him or support him.

13 posted on 07/31/2019 4:40:58 PM PDT by x
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To: Perseverando

Thanks for posting.

14 posted on 07/31/2019 5:32:42 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: princeofdarkness; cabbieguy

And he would not have moved the Pacific Fleet a year before from the Continental US, from San Diego, 3000 miles closer to Japan, to Hawaii, a NON-state.

That, along with the steel embargo, was a direct provocation. FDR was picking a fight, and using Japan as the back door into the war he really wanted, with Germany.

15 posted on 07/31/2019 6:10:22 PM PDT by YogicCowboy ("I am not entirely on anyone's side, because no one is entirely on mine." - J. R. R. Tolkien)
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To: princeofdarkness

And to help the Soviet Union. They got 2000+ P-40 Warhawks, 4000+ P-39 Airacobras, 4000+ M-4 Shermans, many thousands of trucks, et cetera.

“The Army that Defeated NAZI Germany” [Russia] could not have done it without American industrial power - and they never paid us back (in a good way).

16 posted on 07/31/2019 6:14:28 PM PDT by YogicCowboy ("I am not entirely on anyone's side, because no one is entirely on mine." - J. R. R. Tolkien)
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To: Perseverando

For those interested in the interval between the Blitzkrieg and Dunkirk (Phony War), I recommend “Piece of Cake” [BBC] starring Tom Burlinson.

17 posted on 07/31/2019 6:19:07 PM PDT by YogicCowboy ("I am not entirely on anyone's side, because no one is entirely on mine." - J. R. R. Tolkien)
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To: princeofdarkness

None of that really matters because on December 11, 1941, 4 days after Pearl Harbor, Hitler had Germany declared war on the United States.

We were not at war with Germany from the 7th thru the 10th of December.

18 posted on 07/31/2019 7:34:08 PM PDT by Alas Babylon! (The media is after us. Trump's just in the way.)
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