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The Emerging Trump Doctrine: The Defense of the West and Judeo-Christian Civilization

Article author: 
Virgil
Article publisher: 
Breitbart
Article date: 
July 6, 2017
Article category: 
National News
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Watching Donald Trump speak in Warsaw today, in the shadow of that city’s memorial to the gallantly doomed Polish resistance heroes of World War Two, Virgil thought of another Western leader of indomitable resolve: Winston Churchill.
 
Seventy-seven years ago, on June 18, 1940, Churchill told Britons, and the world, that they would have to fight Nazi Germany—alone.  “The Battle of France is over,” he said as Hitler’s legions swept into Paris, “The Battle of Britain is about to begin.”  At the time, the United States had yet to enter the war, and Stalin’s Russia was aligned with Germany.  Indeed, just the year before, the two evil empires had cooperated in the conquest of Poland.
 
Knowing full well the immensity of the godless forces arrayed against his country, Churchill described the high stakes: “Upon this battle depends the survival of Christian civilization.”...
 
The ultimate question for Poland and the West, he [President Trump] continued, was about the strength of our moral spirit:
 
We can have the largest economies and the most lethal weapons of anywhere on Earth, but if we do not have strong families and strong values, then we will be weak and we will not survive.  If anyone forgets the critical importance of these things, let them come to one country that never has.
 
To put it mildly, these were not the words that the Western elites, including those in the United States, typically use to express themselves.  Those elites, including Trump’s predecessor in office, Barack Obama, and his rival in 2016, Hillary Clinton, find it hard, if not impossible, to unabashedly praise our own collective Western heritage.
 
Moreover, in the eyes of that globalist upper crust, Poland is regarded as a freakishly right-wing Catholic country, to be judged drastically wanting on issues ranging from abortion rights to immigrant influx—that is, Poland has too few abortions and too few immigrants...
 
In a 2014 speech to the Vatican, [​Stephen K.] Bannon began by declaring we are in the “beginning stages of a very brutal and bloody conflict,” because jihadist Islam is “going to come to Europe.”  And yet this civilizational challenge, he continued, was, at its core, “a crisis of our faith, a crisis of the West.”
 
We might note that Bannon’s perceptive words of warning came a year before Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel mindlessly decided to throw open the borders of her country to a million Muslim refugees...
 
If other countries, such as Germany, don’t care about such distinctions, well, that’s yet another part of the current crisis.  As Ronald Reagan, and, before him, Franklin D. Roosevelt might have said, we cannot escape this rendezvous with destiny. Or as Trump put it:
 
The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive. Do we have the confidence in our values to defend them at any cost? Do we have enough respect for our citizens to protect their borders? Do we have the desire and the courage to preserve our civilization in the face of those who would subvert and destroy it?...
 
 

 

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The Will of the West, by Mark Steyn, Steyn on Europe, July 7, 2017:
 
... he [President Trump] raised the question at a time when no other western leader will. It is a measure of our decay and decadence that the question is necessary, but in an age of cultural relativism a statement of the obvious is daring and courageous: Ours is the civilization that built the modern world - as even the west's cultural relativists implicitly accept, if only because they have no desire to emigrate and try to make a living as a cultural relativist in Yemen or Niger. We built it, and, if we do not maintain it, and defend it, then, as Donald Trump says, it will never come again.
 
 
The siege of Vienna was remembered in Poland yesterday, Refugee Resettlement Watch, July 5, 2017:
 
From Breitbart:

President Donald Trump’s first photo-call in Poland after his arrival in Air Force One was with President Andrzej Duda and saw him sat beside an oil painting of a prominent figure in Polish history and folklore — the 17th-century king who kicked Islam out of Central Europe and is remembered as “the Hammer of the Turks”...

At the culmination of the two-month siege of Vienna by the forces of the Ottoman Turkish Empire, Sobieski led an army to relieve the city. Despite leading a force significantly smaller than the invading Ottomans, the coalition of Polish and Germanic troops staged one of, if not the largest, cavalry charge in the history of warfare and defeated the Ottoman army — ending centuries of Islamic attacks and invasions reaching the heart of Europe...

President Trump Warsaw Speech to Poland From Krasinski Square – Transcript, Conservative Treehouse, July 6, 2017.

Video: President Donald Trump's incredible speech to the people of Poland, July 6, 2017.

Trump Defends the West While critics display their embarrassing ignorance of history, by Bruce Thornton, FrontPage Mag, July 10, 2017.

 

And finally, this amazing compilation of leftist hate babble: It’s True: Liberals Hate Western Civilization, John Hinderaker, Powerline, July 8, 2017.