And in one tweet, he shows himself to be Churchill’s descendent in name only.
He in no way resembles his grandfather — the man who stood up each day to warn of the looming Nazi threat — or what he said of that OTHER threat; the one they are dealing with now.
What is it about British politicians that makes them unwilling or unable to face reality in their own country, that they would rather bash Trump?
Trump put out a tweet, to which the much diminished descendent of Churchill (Nicolas Soames) took great umbrage.
Here is the tweet, and the reply.
(Notice the ridiculously-long hashtag. Judging by his twitter timeline, that’s his ‘trademark’ response. Then he retweets all of his replies, lest someone fail to notice them.)
— Nicholas Soames (@NSoames) October 20, 2017
What a classicly knee-jerk British response. Fix gun control.
Ooooh, he even threw in the British insults ‘daft’ AND ‘twerp’. He must REALLY mean business. But really..? Such language? In front of the children?
What a clown.
He has such a high opinion of gun confiscation. Maybe nobody has shown him this little gem from the Mises Institute:
The United Kingdom is often held up as evidence of the effectiveness of gun control. After all, since 1920, the UK has experienced increasingly restrictive gun control, leading up to an almost-total ban on handguns, and even many shotguns.
And yet, the homicide rate increased for years after gun confiscation was put into effect
The REAL problem isn’t the weapon (whether gun, knife, truck, pressure cooker, or bag of fertilizer) it’s the malicious intent of the person using it. And that’s what Trump’s tweet was actually addressing. We’ll come back to that in a moment.
Before we do, did you happen to notice the bait-and-switch from ‘crime’ to ‘murder’?
Trump was talking about crime generally, not murdered people specifically. Many of those people arrested after a ‘terror’ incident are found to have been ‘known to police’. There are other crimes that people who don’t accept that the State has any authority to govern them will likely commit.
There’s a distinction to be made between Muslims and Islam… one that Churchill himself made. One that is explained in this National Review piece that describes those who are simply happy to worship according to their religious customs vs. those who are setting out to colonize the world and compel it to bow the knee (Islam means ‘submit’) to Islam… in laws, religion, customs.
Or have we not learned that lesson yet? Jakarta’s Christian governor to face blasphemy trial over Islam insult claim
Churchill’s grandson has no excuse to plead ignorant to what his grandfather said about 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 [rabies] 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 civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome.” –Winston Churchill, “The River War”
This wasn’t a criticism of race — individual Moslims splendid qualities — but a criticism of the ideological and cultural framework that shapes their society. Including that one thing that Britons dare not whisper aloud today — the habitual ill-treatment of women.
This conspiracy of silence could explain why the only British reporter who was actively following and exposing the public trial of Sex-Traffickers who happened to be almost entirely run by Muslims — was arrested in his home in the middle of the night.
Murder is NOT the only crime that is relevant when you introduce a massive influx of people from a culture that does not share your values.
It’s a belief system, after all, that gives instructions for the ‘right’ way to beat your wife. Would that not have any cultural implications? Would that not correlate to the jump in crimes?
Or what about this:
— Tarek Fatah (@TarekFatah) September 29, 2017
Or what about the places where there is no rule of law at all? What about the places where police are not ‘allowed’ to go?
Or the difference between inviting people to live in your country who wish to enjoy the rights and laws the other citizens have, rather than usurping and replacing them with a rival system, one that is openly hostile to the culture of the host nation?
If you precious England is so superior to the rest of the world, maybe you have some thougths as to why ‘acid attacks’ are an issue over there?
Maybe you could comment on why the terror rampage in London continued unhindered even after authorities arrived on the scene because the police weren’t carrying guns?
The difference between Churchill and his grandson? One of them understood human nature enough to know the wickedness the human heart is capable of can be emboldened by certain ideas and worldviews. That’s how he predicted Hitler.
His grandson, however, is so thoroughly gelded by ‘polite society’ that he is worse than blind to the threats that surround him.
To what shall we compare his ineptitude?
He’s like a guy mugged in a back alley who apologizes for not having stopped at the ATM before he got robbed… who then campaigns to install ATMs at every street corner, for convenience sake.
His grandson more resembles the rival ministers Churchill would tear to pieces, than his own flesh and blood. What a disgrace. Some of us want America to learn from the mistakes the UK made.
Like a London mayor telling the world that the threat of terror attacks are “part and parcel of living in a big city.
Or the embrace of Socialism, for instance. Healthcare for another instance. (see Charlie Gard) The UK has one of the worst healthcare systems in the developed world according to a damning new report which said the nation has an “outstandingly poor” record of preventing ill health.
Or “Immigration without Integration”, for yet another.
You may enjoy the social preening of sawing away at the branch you’re sitting on. But we’ve got other ideas. Better ones.
Just like your grandfather did.
Speaking of grandfathers.
Does your grandpa go off on paltry politicians, whether they be Democrats or Republicans? Does he get misty eyed when he talks about God and Country and America’s future? And have you ever heard him scream, ‘Awww … Hell no!’ when Rosie O’Donnell starts yapping on television? If you answered yes to one, or all of the above, then your gramps will love Doug Giles’ latest book, My Grandpa Is A Patriotic Badass.
Don’t be fooled by the title — this ain’t just for Grandpa.
The Snowflake Generation — and the rest of America — needs a good ol’ dose of ‘Grandpa wisdom’.
Especially if that Grandpa is Doug Giles.
You’ll love My Grandpa Is A Patriotic Badass just as much as Grandpa will.