Listen To You Tell Me Texas Friday 7/7/17
While the American left wing media is busy obsessing over President Trump’s Tweets in which he is openly critical of their blatantly slanted coverage, and while they flatter themselves by imagining that such presidential criticism is so incendiary as to incite violence against them, the president is busy doing exactly what he said he would do.
The latest example is Mr. Trump’s speech before an enthusiastic crowd in Warsaw, Poland Thursday. It was a tour de force. The president clearly and unapologetically made the case for Western values, Western capitalism and Western defense of freedom and democracy. It was a stark departure from his predecessor.
It has become fashionable in progressive circles to dismiss and denigrate Western culture – particularly as that culture is manifest in the United States. Elites on both sides of the Atlantic take great delight in turning up their noses at Judeo-Christian values – values that gradually but inexorably led to economic and social success first in Europe and then later with a vengeance in the United States. For eight years, the American president was at the forefront of that denigration and from such belief and reasoning arose an attempt at moral equivalence between the admitted mistakes of the West’s past and the current atrocities of radical Islam’s present.
President Trump’s speech in Poland was a ray of geopolitical sunshine after most of a decade of gloomy overcast. He vigorously made the case for an unbreakable bond born of shared Western values between Europe and a strong, capable and resolute United States. It was the kind of speech that Barack Obama could never, and would never give.
Say what you will about President Trump’s style, as the elite media never cease in doing, his substance is solid and long overdue. His speech was at pains to recognize that the democracies of Western Europe and the United States have served to elevate more of humankind out of poverty, bondage and hopelessness than ever before in all of history.
One line from the speech particularly stood out. Speaking of what those who came before us purchased with blood and sacrifice he said (listen here);
…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.”
The president went on to say (listen here);
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.”
Ronald Reagan himself had to be smiling down from heaven.
Thursday’s speech is exactly what the free world should want to hear from a United States president. Do I sometimes cringe at President Trump’s Tweets? Yes I do. But if the man’s style is the price to be paid for the kind of substance we haven’t seen in far too long, I’m all in.