Kathy Gyngell: Captain America will withstand the Left’s assassination attempts

Donald Trump is no longer just a bigot, sexist and racist. He’s also a traitor. That’s what liberal Left would have you believe. There is, of course, an alternative narrative in face of the BBC’s apocalyptic Trump bashing - it needs airing.

Let’s call it the trials of Trump. Our hero has to survive character assassination and calumny as he sets out on his Herculean task of cleaning the Augean Stables. Draining the swamp - taking on Washington’s debased and entitled political culture - means resisting the vituperative backlash that comes with every spade of ordure dug out.

The Left hope to stop him – to shame him into silence and to frighten his supporters into turning on him.

But at every slur, Trump acts. It was an action man, a veritable Captain America who defied the polls, the elite and won the election; an action man who ‘walked towards the fire’ every time his character was tarnished, called a sexist or a woman abuser to destabilise his campaign. Each time he’s hit back. He’s refused to be intimidated by the Left’s favourite trick - character assassination.

Since taking office, it’s gone off the scale. Trump is the sinner to Obama’s saint, the villain to Obama’s hero. Yet for all the righteous indignation over his 90-day migrant ban, his proposed re-alignment of America’s refugee policy has taken him up in the polls not down. Unlike Obama (rhetoric is my middle name) and to the horror of Washington’s elite this President of few (Twitter) words, is keeping his word.

His detractors and opponents won’t lose gracefully. Stuck in their stages of grief they obsess over what next can be done to denigrate him. They count down his days in office to an impeachment they hope to precipitate.

This is how the latest ‘Russian’ outbreak of Trump derangement syndrome can be interpreted, that CNN and the New York Times consumed by a veritable rash of leaks from multiple (unnamed of course) sources, are playing for all its worth; the BBC eagerly following suit over here.

Trump's team is at war with itself, the White House is in a state of unprecedented chaos. Incompetence and treachery are the order of the day. This is the dominating narrative.

That there is more method than madness in Trump’s first three weeks, as Daniel McCarthy of The America Conservative sets out here escapes the BBC's overexcited and Trump hating eye.

Just take the delivery of his campaign promises they’ve chosen to ignore - the 22 executive orders that you can read here - which our action hero President passed in less than a month. Yet, with these he has set down the markers ‘that advance both the conservative Republican programme and the agenda of the new nationalist spirit on the right’. Not bad.

His first weeks have been considerably more rational than the frenzied outpouring they have provoked if anyone bothered to examine them. That’s what John Bolton, another informed American and former US Ambassador to the UN, concludes here.

Yet neither Trump’s free market deregulations or his new war on crime and drugs have received any attention – from either friend or foe.  Such has been the media’s shameful addiction to hysteria and alarmism at Trump’s disrespect of their sacred cows, from free trade to liberal (lax) border control.

So is the White House in meltdown at the latest round of alarmism over Mike Flynn’s resignation and Trump’s pick for Labour Secretary standing down, as the BBC’s Jon Sopel would have us believe?

He should keep his hat on. Trump will ride out the Russian plot hype (that members of Trump’s administration team or, even as the rumour factory spews out its latest - Trump himself - mooted unauthorised Russian sanctions deals).

But the culture war will go on. Sopel has called President of the United States and his advisors ‘insurgents’, so has Nick Robinson. In my dictionary this means ‘a person or people fighting against a government or invading force; a rebel or revolutionary’. So insurgency now means any challenge, democratically legitimised or otherwise, to the liberal Left’s claim to permanent power and dominating influence.

Which takes us back to the Augean stables metaphor.

As Professor Mallory Factor has explained, draining the swamp involves fighting his own executive – taking on the ‘hold overs’ and loyalists from Obama's regime. It means closing agencies, losing jobs and decreasing the government’s bureaucratic and union power, tightening ethics and freezing wages and cleaning out the intelligence agency stables too.

They don’t like it. The executive is at war with its own executive, who, Professor Factor says, would delegitimise Trump any way possible.

Our hero’s trials have barely begun. The potential dimensions of Trump derangement syndrome are beyond prediction.

This is the compass of Trump’s labours of Hercules.

(Image: Mark Dixon)

Kathy Gyngell

  • North Angle

    The mainstream media will do anything to retain control of western culture, which is why they are attacking anything President Trump does and calling right-wing media “fake news”, which it most certainly is not.

    Trump is revolutionising politics because of the long-awaited fightback against cultural marxism – politics is downstream of culture, and all that. Trump has recognised that people are not following the narrative demanded of us since cultural marxism became normal in the mainstream media, and whether he believes in conservatism or not (I believe he does, but I also think he’s a very pragmatic man), he is doing what the people want. That’s why his approval ratings are climbing.

    The mainstream media is stupid. The left cannot understand what is happening to them: hence the hysteria. They’ve held the reins of power for so long they just cannot comprehend that the majority of people do not think like they do.

    The more the mainstream media become hysterical about Trump, the more that Trump will do and the more the people will love him. Trump has an amazing advantage over every other politician nowadays: he does not care what the media say about him and he tells them what he thinks. He is utterly glorious and I cannot wait for Wilders and Le Pen to upset the apple cart even further.

    • Colkitto03

      Brilliant post! Spot on.

      • North Angle

        Cheers!

    • ethanedwards2002

      Have an uptick!

    • Bob Marshall

      Brava! What an insightful comment. Have an uptick from me too!

      • North Angle

        Cheers Bob!

    • Colonel Mustard

      Mrs Mao could learn much from that backbone.

    • Ravenscar

      Brother, amen to all of that.

      Unto the left wing head bangers, soros and his limo liberals if you thought obama was the messiah – be advised the ordinary American Joe and Joanna have seen through the veil and you are all so fekkin yesterday Man……………… as you descend into a cannibalistic hell – Gay, wimin or Allah – who top of de pile? – of your own fashioning – I repeat:

      GO DONALD! for America, for the FREE WORLD!!

    • UKCitizen

      They have also lost the ability to come up with a reasoned counter argument as they have been so used to controlling the narrative with hate labels. All they now have left is hysteria and violence. If they are not careful they will destroy democracy in the US.

  • Charleston

    Are you looking at the wrong man again ? The capering jester taking the flak, while the grown ups get on with setting the agenda. Where’s the adoration for Bannon? He manned the helm at Breitbart etc to give a unifying voice to the disparate disillusioned and funded an analytics driven campaign so sophisticated it produced a stunning electoral college win. Are you not just as complicit in constructing a narrative about the presidency if you don’t acknowledge the real power structure ?

    • Enoch Powell

      Every President has a backroom. And every backroom needs a figurehead. The two go hand in hand.

  • Charleston

    I think there’s also an important question to be addressed about the thawing of Russian relations. Putin’s team funds conservative and alt-right movements globally, supports publications not unlike this one, and is also admired by LePen, Farage and I suspect Trump. He has reversed the Soviet persecution of the church and elevated it nationally to restore it’s status and influence.
    Now, are these values the conservative woman would disagree with ?
    Surely the smart move from Trump’s team is to openly address the benefits of their friendship with Putin and turn the traitor allegation on its head. Avoiding the question as the latest press conference did is just pandering to MSM speculation.

    • Kathy Gyngell

      Please see my link to the National Review piece in the post – a fair assessment and a fair recommendation?

      • Charleston

        Well yes, congressional and senate investigations would clarify what actually happened, and certainly better than speculating. I guess the question I was really asking, Kathy, was if there were proved to be back-channel discussions with a nation that upholds conservative values, leading to lifting of sanctions, whether that would be morally wrong in your view, regardless of timing or exchange of favours

        • Kathy Gyngell

          are you around for a call later?
          Kathy Gyngell
          Co-ed: The Conservative Woman
          http://www.theconservativewoman.co.uk
          07710 069992

          • Charleston

            Kathy I think you sent the wrong message here – please be careful with your personal details !

      • c50

        Most of those orders are further protecting the financial ‘elite’ you so despise, only one on the selling of pensions appears for ordinary people but again his own demographic. Do you actually desire a free market new order based on the shared christianity between Bannon and Putin? Aren’t you just wanting a ‘strong man’ because the future is so frightening and you are afraid of losing your priveleges?

  • Calvin Graham

    The problem is that so many people are wittering on with ludicrous nonsense ( “he’s going to lock up homosexuals” , “he’s going to nuke China” , etc) that hardly anyone’s paying attention to genuine news now. I suspect the whole thing is a deliberate and calculated media strategy and the fact that many left leaning serious journalists are completely buying into the progressive hysteria is deeply worrying in itself.

    My cartoon take on Trump’s week:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqTn8SXkBxM

  • Woman at home

    An interesting interview with Paul Ryan on what the Trump team is getting done

    http://video.foxnews.com/v/5326485089001/?#sp=show-clips

  • Stuart Fairney

    The MSM is toast, they had one last chance to reclaim their credibility but they seem happy to continue to play the fool. SKY were covering some newspaper hysteria over Trump and it the propaganda was so completely transparent. I could not help but think “You’ve given up, it’s like your having a great big boozy party as the ship sinks”

  • EnglandLaments

    Brilliant!

  • Benthic

    With Blair’s appearance today telling us to rise against Brexit, I see Obama trying the same in the US (not against brexit obviously).

    The great thing about Obama and Blair is that they do not hold office any longer and I think that irks their egos and anything that iks the two most damaging characters in modern history is fine by me.

  • Nockian

    The left was always a distraction, not the real power. The left IS the useful idiot. It’s a tool of those with real power agenda. Globalism is spread in a capsule created by socialism. Socialism is the greatest scientific mind control tool ever devised and is employed like a shell casing to penetrate the armour of capitalist freedom whilst globalist crony fascism explodes inside.

    These wealthy, powerful globalist brokers are the new world government. It isn’t true to say that they are trying to create a new world Government, because they already have it. Their aim isn’t socialism, but absolute dominance and absolute control of the entire globe. It doesn’t require borders or countries, it doesn’t want different fractions and races, it wants an open world in which it is free to run amok. Socialism is simply a useful tool to gain access to states that are resisting. The fewer the borders, the less individualism, the easier the job of Governing a large area-of farming the stock whilst keeping the peace, controlling population growth and preventing too much pollution.

    Trump is a thorn in the side of socialism. He is the rust in the shell casing that threatens to expose the globalist agenda that lurks inside. There are two countries that are resisting globalisation-Russia and Israel and both sit in geographically important areas. Russia in East Asia and Israel in the Middle East. These are areas of massive resources such as oil, gas, ores and minerals, but almost as importantly water.

    It’s all about the money honey. It’s the economy stupid. Who controls the spice… Etc.

    We haven’t yet got to a revolution against the globalists, they have only had their guns spiked temporarily. The furory amongst the lefties is funny to watch, they have no idea who they support, but are very dangerous and shouldn’t be underestimated. A weapon without explosive still makes an effective cudgel and battering ram.

    • Ravenscar

      If they think raising the undead [bliar] can be an answer – then they’re not quite the geniuses and masters of the globe that they pretend to and believe themselves to be – are they?

      • Nockian

        They got stupid as all great powers do, but they remain very dangerous and have enormous influence. Brexit and Trump were signs that they were losing the battle, but you can bet that they will return with Internet censorship and cashless societies. They will want to rid themselves of any alternative media, or of grid purchasing. Makes is easier to control.

        • Ravenscar

          I think you are right, this is a battle and I am anything but optimistic, the shady ‘fat controllers’ hate the idea of a successful Britain independent and nationalistic – they stuffed as many IndoBanglaPaks as they were able and still they come and now we face a two pronged assault, it would help if at least our own administration and police [as they used to be ] would be on our side, as they once were, the damage that has been wrought on Britain since the 80’s is catastrophic and Maastricht was the coffin lid being put on, the bliar and cleggcamoron years hammered in the nails.

          • Nockian

            I always realised leaving the EU was a mixed bag, but, on balance, it’s better to have smaller blocks of independence as it eventually devolves down to the individual. I’m also in favour of Scotland becoming an independent nation, but not through the SNP who’s socialistic ways would leave Scotland like Southern Ireland in the 70s.

            The fat controllers will regroup and the state officials will do whatever they are told to do. Our aim should be to choose greater freedom wherever and wherever the opportunity arises. The greater freedom, the more chance that the people can educate themselves to the reality of our current situation. I see excellent work being done by people like the young gay guy from Brietbart, Shapiro, Woods, Schiff, Yarron Brooks, Peter Hitchens, Mises Institute and many others who have diverse views, but are generally in the direction of free speech and laissez faire capitalism with effective laws to prevent aggression but support the rights of Liberty/property/life. We can all do a small part, blogging, commenting, social media, YouTube, lectures, political pressure groups etc to continually push the message and break the boundaries.

          • Ravenscar

            Indeed and aye to all of that.

          • Nockian

            Apparently the answer to all our problems according to a contributor to labour lists IS…..drum roll: socialism.

            Apparently it’s all new and shiny with added ‘government investment’ to ‘get the economy going’. :face palm: Labour politicians better get their CVs into JB sports and McDonalds.

          • Ravenscar

            I’m not sure that any amount of training would get some labour MPs up to standard – burger flipping.

            As to Socialism as some form of panacea. Socialism fails right at the first hurdle, it ignores man’s inate ambition and competitive nature. Socialism is a political construct and fails utterly to recognize that the world cannot be wrought into some perfect Utopia – mankind is basically territorial and very, very tribal – the limbic centre of the brain is just that, this is innured deep set and unable to be ‘thought away’ brainwashed out. Socialism is Internationalism and no borders is anathema, antithetical to human beings – no ifs nor buts. Socialism means failure and bring everyone down to the lowest common denominator: therefore wherever it is tried – it fails and causes death, mayhem and genocide.

            Socialism, solving the world’s ills by spending other peoples hard earned money is, not only taking the piss but extracting the life force out of any economy, but more pertinently the UK economy and people are fed up with the British compromise as the world comes out of it’s liberal dreamworld – the banks need to be broken up, and or should be allowed to go to the wall – the whole of the EU banking structure is still in denial and in debt up to their eyeballs, PC multiculti, the old order and ways need to be smashed down.

            Socialism doesn’t recognize that, people will work if, they can see the rewards and feel that a fair days work is justly and fairly rewarded and only that: free markets and open competition can provide that.

            I rail at the divs of labour when they criticize what currently goes on here [in the UK]. Where statism is married to corporatism – the labour shills call it “capitalism” . Fecks sake, no, no, no it isn’t and though, where I agree with labour politicians – corporatism begets a very lopsided, unequal world where a tiny elite monopolize and buy up the competion……………… in cahoots with the banksters and then twats like; Branson, Bloomberg, Soros, Rothschilds, latterly star gimps like Zuckerberg et al…………….. and all maintained through it’s very unhealthy indeed incestuous relationship with politicians. Thus do, the corporates maintain their stranglehold on economies, red tape, bureaucracy and regulation stifle competition and the little boy doesn’t get a look in – that’s what needs to change and that’s why labour are yesterdays moulding tarts.

            OUT of the EU, and then our target must be – Big goverment it’s the enemy of the people.

          • Nockian

            I like to add one thing more to the clear economic issues with socialism, that it is immoral, that it legitimises coercive theft and then makes the excuse that it was done democratically.

            Coercive Tax is theft. Wether it be the Ten Commandments, experience, plain common sense, or our parents; we were told time and time again that stealing was evil. Thou shalt not steal and they shalt not covert thy neighbours blingy things. Socialist dislike religious dogma, but reason and logic can tell them the same thing. They choose to evade the truth, but evasion doesn’t alter the the results of that evasion. Bloody misery.

  • Peter Tappern

    An excellent article and one with which I whole heartedly agree. I have a feeling Trump may be seen to become a very good President and in years to come, with the benefit of hindsight, a great President.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    One is put in mind of Yes Minister, where eventually Jim Hacker got the hang of things and Sir Humphrey Appleby found him to be a less-manipulable doofus as time wore on. Remember that Hacker DID manage to survive his own candidate’s defeat for the leadership, the result of which was his obscure Cabinet post (something of an exile to Elba to be sure, but not a relegation to the back benches in any event). And as the dark-horse candidate for the leadership, he winds up as Prime Minister, something that probably gave all the Sir Humphreys apoplexy.

    So it was less Jim Hacker’s grasp of politics that was the issue– he seemed to know THAT part of it well enough– it was his grasp of governance. Sir Humphrey ended up underestimating Hacker’s ability to learn THAT particular skill-set. Will this be true of Donald Trump? Stay tuned.

  • Tom Burroughes

    The Flynn saga was not good, but no worse than, say, the departure of Van Jones, the environmental advisor to Obama, or indeed some others. The involvement of the security services in allegedly going after Flynn needs to be investigated. (That doesn’t mean there is not an issue about Flynn’s conduct.)

    The danger is that Sopel, and other journalists, don’t realise they are being played by Trump. He has a substantial agenda (education reform, a major change to corporate tax, Dodd-Frank, EOs to free up infrastructure issues like pipelines, a serious Defense Sec. who is overhauling the army, etc) and yet none of this is being given serious attention. Meanwhile, the state of public finances, the scale of debt, and the looming bankruptcy of Social Security, is largely ignored.

    The more the media gets hysterical or just plain rude – the more it reinforces the views of Trump loyalists and breeds a bunker mentality. That is unhealthy and stupid.

  • RWP

    This is a well-articulated piece Kathy. The mainstream narrative over the past week is one of disarray. I’ve noted many on the right have bought into the narrative of the likes of Mr Sopel – these conservatives or nationalists should know better, and articles like this are imperative in the age of mass leftist media behaving like activists, not journalists.

    Indeed Trump is the Insurgent. So are you, so am I, so are the 52%

    We are the rebels. We are the revolutionaries, and opponents will stop at nothing, including kidding themselves that nothing has changed.

  • TheRightToArmBears

    Jon Sopel is the epitome of the BBC’s broadcasting of lies and dishonesty.

  • c50

    There is an air of desperation about this-what if he is incompetent? Do you care or is this about blaming the left for every problem in the world? What if we nuke the left side of the world after putting all lefties in it. Paradise would then ensue surely. Perhaps you should read Paradise Lost, it says a lot about the dream of perfection.

    • Allie B

      Haha what if he is incompetent? What, like Obomba you mean? The guy who was completely over-promoted and whose actual ceiling was as a community organiser in a city? Obomba was just very good at convincing naive people that he was a strong leader through speeches (with teleprompter) but he was the weakest, most ineffectual President America has ever had. America is on its knees ’cause of him – debt through the roof, community relations worse than ever, non-existent border controls and God knows what else – and now Trump has to clear up the mess whilst the morons in the media try to cast aspersions at every turn.

  • Pennypennypenny

    If anyone is in anger and denial it’s Adam Boulton sky news. It’s a joy to watch

  • Dr Evil

    What I like about Mr Trump is he does what he said he was going to do. How refreshing. If the left are screaming and the MSM are going crazy then he is doing something right.

  • Polly Radical

    I remember the left telling us something similar about Reagan – he was a semi-literate failed actor who watched TV all day and might start a nuclear war by accident etc etc ad nauseam.

    Reagan turned out to be something close to a genius.

    • ColTPride

      Also the second Bush. He chose to ignore the adverse media coverage on the basis that bullies eventually give up. That failed. Trump has that as an example and has instead chosen to fight them every inch of the way. It worked in the campaign despite all the “expert” predictions of failure without a positive press. He certainly can do no worse than Bush.

      • Ravenscar

        Bush was part of the apparatus, not really into it and gave up.

        Whereas, in total contrast to Dubbya, Trump is his own man and now thanks to all the opprobrium, it makes his even more determined – the left are pushing the wrong buttons with Donald John Trump, he loves a fight and is a champion.

  • Cogito Dexter

    Let’s just clear up one thing. Trump did NOT ‘win’ the election. He won the Electoral Vote, but LOST the popular vote. He’s only in the White House on a technicality, and certainly does not command popular support in the US, no matter what your breathless article might want us to believe.

    • David Keighley

      Not true. The US electoral system, is based on the Electoral College, not the ‘popular vote’. Donald Trump won resoundingly under a system which has been in place for 230 years.
      Further, no British prime minister in modern times has ‘won’ an election in terms of having more than 50% of the popular vote. Tony Blair’s ‘landslide’ in 1997 was only 43.2% of the popular vote – Paddy Ashdown and John Major between them beat him soundly with 47.3%.

    • Mazrick

      Nonsense, and the latest delegitimization tool of leftist fools. Popular vote in the US has always and will always mean absolutely nothing.

    • ColTPride

      A technicality? It is no technicality – the voting system was specifically designed in this manner to balance States Rights (as independent countries) against population size within the States. Have you even noticed that there are two Senators per State while Members of the House of Representatives are allocated by relative population size? Is that a mere technicality to be overthrown by you when it does not produce the result you want?

      If you don’t like the rules of the games – change them before you start playing and not when you lose.

      Your comment displays complete ignorance of the thinking behind the design of this part of the US Constitution and this ignorance invalidates any point you purport to make.

    • UKCitizen

      The trouble with that is – like the Brexit vote – he won despite the fact that all the establishment, mainstream media, wall street, hollywood and every bleeding heart liberal was working against him, spreading their own form of project fear and trashing him at every opportunity. Not to mention the around 1 billion campaign fund war chest used by Hilary and the dubious voter fraud of busing democrat voters around. Despite all this you only managed to garner around 3 million more votes or a couple of percentage points overall. What percentage were influenced or shamed into not not voting for him by the above? You LOST, just like Brexit, so just shut up and have a better argument next time round that the voters will believe.

    • Jethro Asquith

      He still won the election – as a US citizen you MUST know that,

    • PAD

      So what system did Obama win under?

    • Thats_news

      He won the only election that was taking place at that time. Under the rules as established.

  • An additional tidbit: Our January numbers are out. From the NYT via The Resurgent: Retail sales rose 0.4 percent in January, the Commerce Department said, and a booming 0.8 percent when volatile auto sales are excluded.

    http://theresurgent.com/the-lefts-dirty-secret-the-economy-is-great-with-trump-in-the-wh/

    That’s somewhere between 4.8% and 9.6% if it holds for the year, which is, admittedly, unlikely. But it’s the best numbers I’ve seen in years. Even with all the caterwauling, and what many of us see as a possible incipient coup from the bureaucracy.

  • “It’s a pity they can’t both lose.” Whether or not Henry Kissinger ever said it, someone did. It is my favourite quotation, which I find endlessly useful. And it applies perfectly to the battle between, on one side, Donald Trump, and on the other, Mike Pence and his neoconservative backers in and around the “Intelligence Community”. To them, Pence would be no worse than Bush was, and a Clinton-without-the-Clintons candidate would do against him in 2020.

    • Bill

      Feel free to go and live in Venezuela, David. Before you do, try reading one of WS Churchill’s best quotes: “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy. Its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” Spot on.

      • He lost a General Election to Labour while the War was still going on. In fact, he was never liked until he was dead. By the time that he died, his own party, which had never much cared for him, had installed Chamberlain’s old PPS as Prime Minister, a man who had not fully supported the Churchill Government during the War, abstaining in certain key divisions.

        • Bill

          He lost an election when what was left of Britain was in shock and exhaustion. He won in 1951. You use the typical leftie device of ad hominem attacks. None of what you say changes a single word of what WSC said, correctly, about socialism. When did socialism create anything except despair and death? It achieved some industrial modernisation in China and Russia, but at the cost of millions of dead.

          Churchill was not just liked by my father’s generation; he was loved. They were the guys who went to war and were wounded and died for their country to stop Hitler the SOCIALIST; ironic, isn’t it?

          • He lost the popular vote in 1951, and he returned to office only with the support of the National Liberals. During that Parliament, the Tories had to get rid of him or they would have lost the 1955 Election, which they won comfortably without him on a platform to the left of Jeremy Corbyn’s today.

          • Indeed! All one has to do is watch the funeral, it’s easily found on YouTube. For that matter he was almost equally loved here in the US. The very first of our honorary citizens, our most exclusive club, Sir Winston, the Marquis de Lafayette, and Raoul Wallenberg.

          • You would have been welcome to him. He never actually won a General Election in Britain. That is a fact. And it wasn’t for want of trying. The famous dipping of the cranes for his coffin occurred only because the London dockers, who despised him, had been paid to do it. The London dockers, who had been as heavily Blitzed as anyone, anywhere.

        • John P Hughes

          The references to Alec Douglas-Home are misplaced. He was a PPS when Chamberlain dealt with Hitler. As Lord Dunglass, he was hit by tuberculosis during the war and had to spend some months in hospital including in that awful contraption of the time, an iron lung. So it is not surprising that he was absent from the Commons at many critical debates.
          Alex Douglas-Home gave way to Harold Wilson in Number 10 in October 1964. Churchill died in January 1965 and Wilson was PM at the time of Churchill’s state funeral.

        • Thats_news

          That’s not entirely true. VE had already taken place. And this BBC article refutes your other claim about Churchill’s popularity during his term as PM http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/election_01.shtml

          • The War with Japan was still going on when Churchill was kicked out. And when he scraped back in (having lost another General Election in the meantime), then his own party ended up having to get rid of him. It comfortably won the subsequent General Election.

          • In Great Contemporaries, published in 1937, two years after he had called Hitler’s achievements “among the most remarkable in the whole history of the world”, Churchill wrote that: “Those who have met Herr Hitler face to face in public business or on social terms have found a highly competent, cool, well-informed functionary with an agreeable manner, a disarming smile, and few have been unaffected by a subtle personal magnetism.” That passage was not removed from the book’s reprint in 1941. In May 1940, Churchill had been all ready to give Gibraltar, Malta, Suez, Somaliland, Kenya and Uganda to Mussolini, whom he had called “the greatest living legislator”.

            All sorts of things about Churchill are simply ignored. Gallipoli. The miners. The Suffragettes. The refusal to bomb the railway lines to Auschwitz. His dishonest and self-serving memoirs. The truth about the catastrophic humiliation at Dunkirk. The other one, at Singapore, which as much as anything else has been an inspiration to the vociferous anti-monarchist minority in Australia ever since: “Why should we bother with them after that?” The Lancastria. The men left behind in France. Both the fact and the sheer scale of his 1945 defeat while the War in the Far East was still going on, when Labour won half of his newly divided seat, and an Independent did very well in the other half after Labour and the Liberals had disgracefully refused to field candidates against him. His deselection by his local Conservative Association just before he died.

            And not least, his carve-up of Eastern Europe with Stalin, so very reminiscent of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. He borrowed the phrase “the Iron Curtain” from Goebbels and used it to mean exactly what Goebbels had meant by it. In reality, the Soviet Union that had been broken by the War had neither the means nor the will to invade Western Europe, still less to cross either the Atlantic or the Pacific.

            But the electorate was under no illusions while he was still alive. His image was booed and hissed when it appeared on newsreels. He led the Conservative Party into three General Elections, he lost the first two of them – the first, I say again, while the War was still going on – and he only returned to office on the third occasion with the support of the National Liberals, having lost the popular vote. In the course of that Parliament, he had to be removed by his own party. It went on to win comfortably the subsequent General Election, just as it was to do in 1992 after it had removed Thatcher.

            And we have not forgotten the truth about him in the old mining areas. Nor have they in the places that he signed away to Stalin, including the country for whose freedom the War was fought. It was Churchill who coined the nickname “Uncle Joe” for Stalin. Churchill wanted to transport the Jews to Palestine, since he saw them as not really British. His views on race shocked his younger colleagues even in the Conservative Party of the 1950s. The famous dipping of the cranes for his coffin occurred only because the London dockers, who despised him, had been paid to do it. The London dockers, who had been as heavily Blitzed as anyone, anywhere.

            As for Churchill’s having “saved Britain”, it will be interesting to see whether anyone could continue to hold a serious academic or journalistic position in 10 years’ time and come out with that one. More than 50 years after saying goodbye to him, we are finally saying goodbye to the cult of him. That cult seems to have begun only once he was dead, or at least so old as to have been politically as good as dead. It never translated into votes.

  • Enemy Coast Ahead

    During his now legendary press conferences I love the way Donald Trump mocks the likes of CNN and the BBC prior to allowing them to ask their questions “BBC? Thats another beauty!” – its a very clever way of removing the self-perceived importance these pompous journalists have of themselves particularly the BBC who have been relentless in their attacks on Donald Trump – and by mocking these particularly biased journalists it lets the public know what the President really thinks of these news agencies and the low opinion he has of them – it sends out a powerful message to the public that these journalists representing CNN or the BBC etc should not be trusted. This appears to be working because regardless of the overwhelming negative press headlines, the smug, pompous, elite media types are not having the impact on public opinion they would like. Regardless of the avalanche of negative press Donald Trump still enjoys majority support among ordinary Americans while public trust in the MSM is at an all-time low with many abandoning the usual sources for news and seeking out alternatives instead.

  • Dave S

    President Trump is forcing the hostiles to fight him on his terms and they are wasting their resources. That last press conference was masterly. The hostiles thought it was for their benefit but it was for ours- those who back the President in his fight against the cultural marxist globalist left.
    We could see and hear his contempt for the BBC,CNN and the rest and we will take heart from this and not forget.
    Just compare him with that snivelling Blair and laugh.

  • c50

    You are delusional.He is a narcissist-read the definition. This is how fascism starts, people don’t want the truth anymore if it’s complex just an ubermensch. Even Zuckenberg realises sites like this are a silo of sh… because you just reinforce your prejudices; read Milton (John not that idiot Friedman), he wasn’t a ‘leftie’ but knew something about myopia. We need a debate and stop blaming the media, when Fox news sees Trump as bonkers then we are n trouble.

    • Jethro Asquith

      The fascists of today all appear to be on the left of politics

      • c50

        I don’t think you have the first idea what a fascist is.

        • Jethro Asquith

          I actually suggest that you don’t.

      • Thats_news

        They always were. National Socialists. The clue is in the name.

    • Thats_news

      It started when Socialists began to beat up their political opponents.

  • c50

    ‘Donald Trump’s family’s trips have cost taxpayers nearly as much in a month as Barack Obama’s cost in an entire year.

    The US President’s three visits to his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida since his presidential inauguration, combined with his sons’ business trips, reportedly cost $11.3m (£9.1m).

    Conservative watchdog Judicial Watch estimated Mr Obama’s travel expenses totalled an average $12.1m in each of his eight years in the White House.’

  • Argurious

    Lionising Trump as if he is the “great white hope” of conservative right-wing politics is ridiculous. People on the right seem to have worked overtime to convince themselves that Donald Trump represents a new dawn as far as their politics is concerned and nothing in reality could be further from the truth. To avoid disappointment my advice, as an impartial uninvolved observer, would be to resist being sucked in by the hype and not to give credence to fantastic and preposterous Alt-Right “alternative” facts as if they were received wisdom rather than inventions and fabrications.

    You see Trump isn’t really much of a Conservative at all and is on record as saying that he’s more of a Democrat than a Republican. His preferred cure for America’s sluggish economy is Keynesian, i.e., borrowing billions on the wholesale money markets to invest in massive job creation schemes and spending of infrastructure, very similar to Democrat President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal programme, often criticised vociferously by the American right. Although Trump is cancelling Obamacare he has promised to replace it with something cheaper and better, for what that’s worth, and to protect and strengthen American welfare rather than take an axe to it as the American right very often suggest.

    It’s so strange that right-wing people seem so blithely unaware of this.

    And very funny of course.

  • Aisla Sinclair

    Trump really is playing a blinder.
    He has done the necessary-and no matter how he screws up, he will continue to be the barium meal that traces the rot, cant and sheer malice in the liberal lefty media. His very existence can`t help but shine a sordid light on the business of Big Liberal, the endless agitating for the One Love Perpetual Revolution as funded by Soros, as imposed and inevitable-seeming as the UN or EU.
    But the more the liberal lefty squauks and runs off to his courts to try and overturn the chavs and trailer trash-the more that we enjoy their howls of outrage, safe in the knowledge that their time is passed and Trumps drainpipes for that swamp of his are getting built-in America of course.
    In my life I`ve never seen anything like this-mesmerising comedy gold live and online. We no longer bother with the dead tree press or the perpetual grievance hustlers and lying Oxbridge lollards like the BBC.
    Thank the Lord for sites like this-we despise the BBC and their monopoly hitherto-and their true evil is matched only by their clueless stupidity and self serving hypocrisy.

  • Thats_news

    The left had better hope that they can’t get rid of Trump. For if they do, they could have 63 million very, very angry people to contend with. Many of whom are armed.

    • Yep, and trained, a lot of them by the military. A counter-revolution, if you will. Well we did that once before, General’s Washington and Greene did alright. No reason we can’t do it again. But I doubt we’ll have to.