Darkest Hour

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You ask, what is our policy? I will say: It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us; to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark and lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy. You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: Victory. Victory at all costs—Victory in spite of all terror—Victory, however long and hard the road may be, for without victory there is no survival.

Winston Churchill, May 13, 1940

The second Winston Churchill movie this year will appear in the US at Thanksgiving.  The first was a bigger bomb than any dropped by the RAF in World War II.  Go here to read British historian Andrew Robert’s scorching review.  However Darkest Hour, starring Gary Oldham in the title role, looks magnificent.  It focuses on Churchill’s role in summoning the British people to fight on alone after the Fall of France.


If the English had negotiated peace with Nazi Germany in 1940, I have no doubt that Hitler would likely have conquered the Soviet Union in the next year.  In circa 1948-1952 the US might have faced Japan and a nuclear armed Nazi Germany, controlling Europe and the former Soviet Union, with missile technology, and the world may well have been a much darker place indeed after the rubble settled from such a conflict.  The resolution of one man, Churchill, likely changed history for the better, and no greater accolade can be given to any statesman.  I am looking forward to seeing this film with great anticipation.






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  1. That fairly represents my attitude regarding liberal pathologies confronting my Country and our way of life.

    Harvey observation: The Texan and Cajun navies are largely manned by people democrats and SPLC call “deplorable” and “haters.”

  2. Mr. McClarey posted this one day after the 78th anniversary of the beginning of World War II, the German invasion of Poland. I thing it goes without saying that had other European leaders had the wisdom of Churchill, the Germans would have been stopped before they started.

  3. I agre will all above. As to the SPLC comment, contaminants and toxic rot are actively spreading to destabilize our Constitutional Republic. The SPLC and BAMN are creating support for violent fascist groups, even in our own education system.
    Without public awareness and commensurate actions we will soon need our own form of Churchill to inform and rally the public into action.

  4. “Will you stop interrupting me while I am interrupting you.” I love it. The Peace of Christ, the Prince of Peace, does not exclude nor abolish self-preservation nor the duty to self-defense, especially of our neighbors. The rest is COWARDICE engaged as “NICENESS”

  5. John.: I am sorry to hear that our public school teachers have not grown up enough to think for themselves. As public servants who teach “in loco parentis” in the place of parents, public school teachers can teach only what the parents want their children to learn.

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