Update: Power narrative. The great President Donald J. Trump is building a power narrative and taking little President of France Macron along. Think about all the roads that led to today. The American revolution in 1776 inspires the French revolution in 1789 which begins with the attack on the infamous imperial prison The Bastille. The Bastille is brought down by French revolutionaries so every year on July 14 the French commemorate Bastille Day the way we remember 1776.
Today is also the centennial marker for the day the United States entered “the great war” World War I. World War I was the most brutal war America has been in topping even the horror of the Civil War. World War I was really World War Part I and was continued by World War Part II. So there is President Donald J. Trump in Paris watching as for the first time ever American troops lead the Bastille Day parade.
Narrative building by President Donald J. Trump does not end there. As he did in Warsaw (see the main article below) President Donald J. Trump is in Paris at the biggest event in France on the day that marks the anniversary of the Muslim terror attack on Nice.
In one stunning historic moment President Donald J. Trump weaves together the historic paths America and the French people have traveled. Independence Day/Bastille Day. World War I/World War II. 9/11 Muslim Terror attacks/7-14 Nice Muslim Terror attacks. As he wove a narrative in Warsaw which echoed FDR and JFK, President Donald J. Trump wove a vast historic landscape in France today.
And the Trump triumph does not end there. With this visit President Donald J. Trump helps little French President Emmanuel Macron grow in stature. How? Well, the invitation to President Donald J. Trump from President Macron is a direct challenge to the German leadership of Europe and to the decayed Angela Merkel.
And still it does not end there. The fact that the French still assert their nationalist pride in the face of German government hostility to President Donald J. Trump brings to the fore the hopeless task the European Union’s attempt to end nationalism on the continent faces. Macron’s embrace of President Donald J. Trump is a slap in the face (dare we say “schlonging”) to Merkel and an assertion of leadership by the untested, untried, apprentice Macron.
A grateful Macron loves hisself some Trump (and once again Melania does America proud):
— CNN (@CNN) July 14, 2017
Sorry Big Media but President Donald J. Trump is très smart and knows how to woo other leaders without bowing to them.
We’ve been here before. A destructive regime in Asia which threatens world-wide peace, a religious/political force for evil seemingly in ascendance, a vast Eurasian power willing and able to play off competing powers to its own advantage, a central European power aided and abetted by other European powers bent on a twisted vision of world organization.
In the 1930s it was the Japanese Empire set on war, a pagan leftist cult in Germany which categorized humanity into either “Supermen” or “sub-human”, the Soviet Union which aligned itself via a treaty with the Nazi cult only to later align itself with the Allied Powers after the treaty opened the door to a deep invasion, it was also Germany in the 30s that dreamed of a thousand year Reich which found allies in states such as Italy.
In 2017 it is North Korea in Asia armed with nuclear bombs which threatens, political Islam which terrorizes a cowering world afraid they will soon be overwhelmed so they attempt appeasement of the religious cult, Russia playing off of weakness – aligning itself with political Islam and threatening Europe with cutoff of energy supplies in order to regain its lost hegemonic powers, and once again in central Europe there is Germany with it’s dreams of a Europe under it’s economic heel prepared to align itself with Islam and thereby destroy Europe once again.
In the 1930s the long mocked Winston Churchill came to the rescue of “Christian civilization” against the pagans and destructive forces whether in Asia, Africa, or Europe.
In 2017 it is the often mocked Donald J. Trump who is prepared to fight for the West.
Five-star American General Dwight David Eisenhower wrote Crusade In Europe – his memoirs of the liberation of Europe. Eisenhower’s Crusade was a military one with many political/economic/geographic considerations. For President Trump his Crusade In Europe is also part of a world-wide war that the left refuses to acknowledge.
In the 1930s many in the left also refused to acknowledge reality. Indeed, many in the right and the center refused to acknowledge reality. It took Pearl Harbor to shake the great American giant awake. In Europe the danger became reality much earlier – because Great Britain and the French controlled territories in the East and Africa and the threats from the East could not be ignored and the vulnerabilities in Africa were obvious to hungry invaders. But it was Poland that shook the continent awake. It was after Poland was attacked, invaded, devoured, that the world-wide war began.
This past week President Donald J. Trump went to Poland.
In a trumpet call of clarity President Donald J. Trump echoed President Kennedy who in 1963 spoke from Berlin:
There are many people in the world who really don’t understand, or say they don’t, what is the great issue between the free world and the Communist world. Let them come to Berlin. There are some who say that communism is the wave of the future. Let them come to Berlin. And there are some who say in Europe and elsewhere we can work with the Communists. Let them come to Berlin. And there are even a few who say that it is true that communism is an evil system, but it permits us to make economic progress. Lass’sie nach Berlin kommen. Let them come to Berlin.
President Kennedy himself echoed President Franklin Roosevelt:
“If there is anyone who still wonders why this war is being fought, let him look to Norway. If there is anyone who has any delusions that this war could have been averted, let him look to Norway; and if there is anyone who doubts the democratic will to win, again I say, let him look to Norway.”
President Donald J. Trump in this great American tradition of brutal truth-telling told the world to look to Poland for the answers in 2017:
It is a profound honor to stand in this city, by this monument to the Warsaw Uprising, and to address the Polish nation that so many generations have dreamed of: a Poland that is safe, strong, and free. (Applause.) [snip]
We are also pleased that former President Lech Walesa, so famous for leading the Solidarity Movement, has joined us today, also. (Applause.) [snip]
To the citizens of this great region, America is eager to expand our partnership with you. We welcome stronger ties of trade and commerce as you grow your economies. And we are committed to securing your access to alternate sources of energy, so Poland and its neighbors are never again held hostage to a single supplier of energy. (Applause.) [snip]
Poland is the geographic heart of Europe, but more importantly, in the Polish people, we see the soul of Europe. Your nation is great because your spirit is great and your spirit is strong. (Applause.)
For two centuries, Poland suffered constant and brutal attacks. But while Poland could be invaded and occupied, and its borders even erased from the map, it could never be erased from history or from your hearts. In those dark days, you have lost your land but you never lost your pride. (Applause.)
So it is with true admiration that I can say today, that from the farms and villages of your countryside to the cathedrals and squares of your great cities, Poland lives, Poland prospers, and Poland prevails. (Applause.)
Despite every effort to transform you, oppress you, or destroy you, you endured and overcame. [snip]
For America’s part, we have never given up on freedom and independence as the right and destiny of the Polish people, and we never, ever will. (Applause.) [snip]
And so I am here today not just to visit an old ally, but to hold it up as an example for others who seek freedom and who wish to summon the courage and the will to defend our civilization. (Applause.) The story of Poland is the story of a people who have never lost hope, who have never been broken, and who have never, ever forgotten who they are. (Applause)
AUDIENCE: Donald Trump! Donald Trump! Donald Trump!
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you. Thank you so much. Such a great honor. This is a nation more than one thousand years old. Your borders were erased for more than a century and only restored just one century ago.
In 1920, in the Miracle of Vistula, Poland stopped the Soviet army bent on European conquest. (Applause.) Then, 19 years later in 1939, you were invaded yet again, this time by Nazi Germany from the west and the Soviet Union from the east. That’s trouble. That’s tough.
Under a double occupation the Polish people endured evils beyond description: the Katyn forest massacre, the occupations, the Holocaust, the Warsaw Ghetto and the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the destruction of this beautiful capital city, and the deaths of nearly one in five Polish people. A vibrant Jewish population — the largest in Europe — was reduced to almost nothing after the Nazis systematically murdered millions of Poland’s Jewish citizens, along with countless others, during that brutal occupation.
In the summer of 1944, the Nazi and Soviet armies were preparing for a terrible and bloody battle right here in Warsaw. Amid that hell on earth, the citizens of Poland rose up to defend their homeland. I am deeply honored to be joined on stage today by veterans and heroes of the Warsaw Uprising. (Applause.) [snip]
This monument reminds us that more than 150,000 Poles died during that desperate struggle to overthrow oppression.
From the other side of the river, the Soviet armed forces stopped and waited. They watched as the Nazis ruthlessly destroyed the city, viciously murdering men, women, and children. They tried to destroy this nation forever by shattering its will to survive.
But there is a courage and a strength deep in the Polish character that no one could destroy. The Polish martyr, Bishop Michael Kozal, said it well: “More horrifying than a defeat of arms is a collapse of the human spirit.”
Through four decades of communist rule, Poland and the other captive nations of Europe endured a brutal campaign to demolish freedom, your faith, your laws, your history, your identity — indeed the very essence of your culture and your humanity. Yet, through it all, you never lost that spirit. (Applause.) Your oppressors tried to break you, but Poland could not be broken. (Applause.)
And when the day came on June 2nd, 1979, and one million Poles gathered around Victory Square for their very first mass with their Polish Pope, that day, every communist in Warsaw must have known that their oppressive system would soon come crashing down. (Applause.) They must have known it at the exact moment during Pope John Paul II’s sermon when a million Polish men, women, and children suddenly raised their voices in a single prayer. A million Polish people did not ask for wealth. They did not ask for privilege. Instead, one million Poles sang three simple words: “We Want God.” (Applause.)
In those words, the Polish people recalled the promise of a better future. They found new courage to face down their oppressors, and they found the words to declare that Poland would be Poland once again.
As I stand here today before this incredible crowd, this faithful nation, we can still hear those voices that echo through history. Their message is as true today as ever. The people of Poland, the people of America, and the people of Europe still cry out “We want God.” (Applause.)
Together, with Pope John Paul II, the Poles reasserted their identity as a nation devoted to God. And with that powerful declaration of who you are, you came to understand what to do and how to live. You stood in solidarity against oppression, against a lawless secret police, against a cruel and wicked system that impoverished your cities and your souls. And you won. Poland prevailed. Poland will always prevail. (Applause.)
That trip through a memory lane of horrors was the preface to President Donald J. Trump’s grandest proposal of all, the liberation of the West:
This continent no longer confronts the specter of communism. But today we’re in the West, and we have to say there are dire threats to our security and to our way of life. You see what’s happening out there. They are threats. We will confront them. We will win. But they are threats. (Applause.)
AUDIENCE: Donald Trump! Donald Trump! Donald Trump!
PRESIDENT TRUMP: We are confronted by another oppressive ideology — one that seeks to export terrorism and extremism all around the globe. America and Europe have suffered one terror attack after another. We’re going to get it to stop. (Applause.) [snip]
We must stand united against these shared enemies to strip them of their territory and their funding, and their networks, and any form of ideological support that they may have. While we will always welcome new citizens who share our values and love our people, our borders will always be closed to terrorism and extremism of any kind. (Applause.)
AUDIENCE: Donald Trump! Donald Trump! Donald Trump!
PRESIDENT TRUMP: We are fighting hard against radical Islamic terrorism, and we will prevail. We cannot accept those who reject our values and who use hatred to justify violence against the innocent.
Today, the West is also confronted by the powers that seek to test our will, undermine our confidence, and challenge our interests. To meet new forms of aggression, including propaganda, financial crimes, and cyberwarfare, we must adapt our alliance to compete effectively in new ways and on all new battlefields.
We urge Russia to cease its destabilizing activities in Ukraine and elsewhere, and its support for hostile regimes — including Syria and Iran — and to instead join the community of responsible nations in our fight against common enemies and in defense of civilization itself. (Applause.)
President Donald J. Trump’s Crusade in Europe is not only a world-wide fight against ideologies and powers that threaten the West from outside. President Donald J. Trump made explicit that the fight to liberate the West must also be a fight against domestic enemies:
Finally, on both sides of the Atlantic, our citizens are confronted by yet another danger — one firmly within our control. This danger is invisible to some but familiar to the Poles: the steady creep of government bureaucracy that drains the vitality and wealth of the people. The West became great not because of paperwork and regulations but because people were allowed to chase their dreams and pursue their destinies.
Americans, Poles, and the nations of Europe value individual freedom and sovereignty. We must work together to confront forces, whether they come from inside or out, from the South or the East, that threaten over time to undermine these values and to erase the bonds of culture, faith and tradition that make us who we are. (Applause.) If left unchecked, these forces will undermine our courage, sap our spirit, and weaken our will to defend ourselves and our societies.
But just as our adversaries and enemies of the past learned here in Poland, we know that these forces, too, are doomed to fail if we want them to fail. And we do, indeed, want them to fail. (Applause.) They are doomed not only because our alliance is strong, our countries are resilient, and our power is unmatched. Through all of that, you have to say everything is true. Our adversaries, however, are doomed because we will never forget who we are. And if we don’t forget who are, we just can’t be beaten. Americans will never forget. The nations of Europe will never forget. We are the fastest and the greatest community. There is nothing like our community of nations. The world has never known anything like our community of nations.
We write symphonies. We pursue innovation. We celebrate our ancient heroes, embrace our timeless traditions and customs, and always seek to explore and discover brand-new frontiers.
We reward brilliance. We strive for excellence, and cherish inspiring works of art that honor God. We treasure the rule of law and protect the right to free speech and free expression. (Applause.)
We empower women as pillars of our society and of our success. We put faith and family, not government and bureaucracy, at the center of our lives. And we debate everything. We challenge everything. We seek to know everything so that we can better know ourselves. (Applause.)
And above all, we value the dignity of every human life, protect the rights of every person, and share the hope of every soul to live in freedom. That is who we are. Those are the priceless ties that bind us together as nations, as allies, and as a civilization.
What we have, what we inherited from our — and you know this better than anybody, and you see it today with this incredible group of people — what we’ve inherited from our ancestors has never existed to this extent before. And if we fail to preserve it, it will never, ever exist again. So we cannot fail.
This great community of nations has something else in common: In every one of them, it is the people, not the powerful, who have always formed the foundation of freedom and the cornerstone of our defense. The people have been that foundation here in Poland — as they were right here in Warsaw — and they were the foundation from the very, very beginning in America.
Our citizens did not win freedom together, did not survive horrors together, did not face down evil together, only to lose our freedom to a lack of pride and confidence in our values. We did not and we will not. We will never back down. [snip]
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 our borders? Do we have the desire and the courage to preserve our civilization in the face of those who would subvert and destroy it? (Applause.)
That section of President Donald J. Trump’s speech echoed the Star Spangled Banner. “Oh say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave, over the land of the free and the home of the brave?” President Trump made the question a global one for the West: “Do we have the confidence in our values to defend them at any cost? Do we have the desire and the courage to preserve our civilization in the face of those who would subvert and destroy it?”
For those that do not know the answer to those questions, President Trump says ‘look to Poland’:
We can have the largest economies and the most lethal weapons anywhere on Earth, but if we do not have strong families and strong values, then we will be weak and we will not survive. (Applause.) If anyone forgets the critical importance of these things, let them come to one country that never has. Let them come to Poland. (Applause.) [snip]
Our own fight for the West does not begin on the battlefield — it begins with our minds, our wills, and our souls. Today, the ties that unite our civilization are no less vital, and demand no less defense, than that bare shred of land on which the hope of Poland once totally rested. Our freedom, our civilization, and our survival depend on these bonds of history, culture, and memory.
And today as ever, Poland is in our heart, and its people are in that fight. (Applause.) Just as Poland could not be broken, I declare today for the world to hear that the West will never, ever be broken. Our values will prevail. Our people will thrive. And our civilization will triumph. (Applause.)
AUDIENCE: Donald Trump! Donald Trump! Donald Trump!
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you. So, together, let us all fight like the Poles — for family, for freedom, for country, and for God.
Thank you. God Bless You. God bless the Polish people. God bless our allies. And God bless the United States of America.
We’ve written about the West on Christmas. We’ve written about the West on Thanksgiving. We’ve written about Poland and the fight to save the West frequently. The survival of Poland is an inspiration to anyone who loathes totalitarianism, as we do.
When the workers in the “workers paradise” of Soviet-Russia-imposed-brutality rebelled in Poland, the end of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was assured. The “captive nations” became free.
The weapons of liberation were truth and fearlessness. “It pretended to be the people’s system.” “We set about using truth to conquer untruth.”
At that moment of liberation for Poland, when Soviet Communists fought to continue to force their totalitarian system of slavery on Poland, Ronald Reagan and the now sainted Pope John Paul II were partners. President Donald J. Trump does not have a partner in the Vatican. President Donald J. Trump has no partners in France, Germany, and even Great Britain is wobbly.
President Donald J. Trump has no partners in the Western Powers in his fight to save the West. His partners are mostly in the nations such as Poland which once were “captive nations” and nations under threat such as Israel. Fortunately, President Donald J. Trump has history and the truth on his side. Like Gideon, President Donald J. Trump is raised to liberate the West:
The West is under attack. Christians are under attack. Civility is under attack. Free thought and liberty are under attack by “hate speech” laws. The totalitarians are on the march just as in Winston Churchill’s day. Donald J. Trump was Churchill. Today President-Elect Donald J. Trump is a Gideon – raised to save the West.
On American Big Media the story is all about the little things. To American Big Media after the July 4 holiday and the return of the congress from vacation, the news is all about their hoped for collapse of the ObamaCare repeal efforts, a renewed effort to breathe life into the dead Russia story using Donald Trump Jr. as the latest in a long line of resuscitation efforts, foolish defenses of Comey’s latest lies and crimes, along with any story that demeans President Donald J. Trump. Imagine the British and American media in 1942 publishing endless attacks and “analysis” about Winston Churchill’s enjoyment of cigars and Scotch.
Already President Donald J. Trump has removed the energy threat America was exposed to during the Jimmy Carter presidency. President Donald J. Trump already has made America energy independent and further intends to make America energy DOMINANT, which will make Russia’s threats against Europe null and void.
President Donald J. Trump is set to not only Make America Great Again. Already the grander goal that President Donald J. Trump will achieve, despite Big Media and the degenerate political establishment of the West, is the salvation and liberation of the West. To that end, academia, the deep states, the establishments of the political parties, the corporate masters, the government bureaucrats, are all under threat.
That is what in 2017 we fight for. That’s what the fight is about. Much as Eisenhower sent Patton’s tanks through the fields of a defeated Europe, President Trump means to liberate Europe and the West.
Look at the fall of the Berlin Wall, look to valiant Norway, look to Poland. Look to America, the arsenal of Democracy. Look to the light that will save the West.