Wow, for someone as cynical as myself, I thought this was one of the best speeches I have ever heard. It is the best at least since President Reagan fearlessly confronted Soviet communism. Perhaps there is still some life left in us. President Trump today delivered a fantastic speech on the absolute importance of our civilization, Western civilization.
Here a few quotes:
“The fundamental question of our time is: whether the West has the will to survive?”
The answer to that question seems to be a resounding “no”. Perhaps this is the beginning of a change. Along with whatever we can do to defend ourselves and our way of life, we can only hope.
More golden nuggets from the Golden God Emperor:
“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?”
Protecting our borders? Defending ourselves from our enemies, both foreign and domestic? Is this a United States president saying these things? Yes, and that President is Donald Trump!
Perhaps the best quote is this:
“We are the freest and the greatest community of nations the world has ever known. We write symphonies. We pursue innovation. We celebrate our ancient heroes, embrace our timeless traditions and customs, and always seek to explore and discover new frontiers. We reward brilliance, strive for excellence, and cherish inspiring works of art that honor God. We treasure the rule of law—and protect the right to free expression. We empower women as pillars of our society and our success. We put faith and family, not government and bureaucracy, at the center of our lives.”
Such sentiments have been part of the subject matter of this blog now for years: it is the glorious and beautiful artistic heritage of Western civilization that is so worth celebrating and defending–and not just what we have created in the past three thousand years, but what we continue to create today, right now; it is the great intellectual and technological accomplishments, the medical innovations, the heroic explorations of the seas, the deep and nuanced theological conceptions of God and religion that are our heritage, our gifts to the progress of man in a brutal, natural world which is ultimately harsh and unforgiving; it is our notions of liberty and free expression that are unique to the West, that are present in no other society on earth, not now, not ever, and that are constantly under threat not only from the outside, but now from the inside as well, from Leftists, feminists, socialists and communists and whoever else belongs to the coalition of establishment elites within the industrial media-government-entertainment-academic complex. And let us not forget the growing threat of that other ancient society that is ultimately incompatible with Western values, that old antagonist of the West: Islam.
I am not sure who wrote the speech for Trump, but he believes the words, and these words have deep meaning, and and are worth fighting for. To have someone around whom we can to rally in this fight is something I thought I would never see.
With the threats of external, mass Third World migration (invasion), and internal cultural Marxist, socialist rot, the Western world is in a deep crisis at the moment. Whether it survives the future is in great doubt. Perhaps Trump has opened a new chapter on our own self preservation. Perhaps we have opened a new front in the increasingly bitter fight for the West. Perhaps.
In the meantime, we can only do what we can to defend ourselves and our society, and hope for the future.