Alone Perhaps, but Is Trump Right?

By Pat Buchanan

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Once Europe went out to convert, colonize and Christianize the world. Now the grandchildren of the colonized peoples come to Europe to demand their share of their inheritance from a West besotted with guilt over its past sins that cannot say “No!”
Pat Buchanan
Patrick J .Buchanan

USA –  -( At the G-20 in Hamburg, it is said, President Trump was isolated, without support from the other G-20 members, especially on climate change and trade.

Perhaps so. But the crucial question is not whether Trump is alone, but whether he is right. Has Trump read the crisis of the West correctly? Are his warnings valid? Is not the Obama-Merkel vision of a New World Order a utopian fantasy?

At the monument to the patriots of the Warsaw Uprising, Trump cited Poland as exemplar of how a great people behaves in a true national crisis.

Calling the Polish people “the soul of Europe,” he related how, in the Miracle of the Vistula in 1920, Poland, reborn after 12 decades of subjugation, drove back the invading Red Army of Leon Trotsky.

He described the gang rape of Poland by Nazis and Soviets after the Hitler-Stalin pact. He cited the Katyn Forest massacre of the Polish officer corps by Stalin, and the rising of the Polish people against their Nazi occupiers in 1944, as the vulturous legions of Stalin watched from the safe side of the river.

When the Polish Pope, John Paul II, celebrated his first Mass in Victory Square in 1979, said Trump, “a million Polish men, women and children raised their voices in a single prayer. … ‘We want God.' … Every Communist in Warsaw must have known that their oppressive system would soon come crashing down.” And so it did.

The crisis of the West today, said Trump, is akin to what Poland faced. For it is about the survival of a civilization, rooted in Christianity, that has made the greatest of all contributions to the ascent of man.

What enabled the Poles to endure was an unshakable belief in and a willingness to fight for who they were — a people of God and country, faith, families, and freedom — with the courage and will to preserve a nation built on the truths of their ancient tribe and Catholic traditions.

Given the threats to the West, from within and without, said Trump, we need such a spirit now. What are those threats?

“The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive. 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?

“We can have the largest economies and the most lethal weapons anywhere on Earth, but if we do not have strong families and strong values, then we will be weak and we will not survive.”

Trump professed confidence in the West's will to survive. But whether the West still has the character seems an open question.

Across the West, the traditional family has been collapsing for decades. Not one European nation has a birth rate that will enable its people to survive many more generations. Uninvited migrants in the millions have poured in — are pouring in — from Africa and the Middle East. The elite of Europe have been gladly surrendering their national sovereignties to transnational institutions like the EU.

Christianity is more of a dying than a thriving faith on the Old Continent. And as the churches empty out, the mosques are going up. Before our eyes, the West is being remade.

In June, gays and lesbians celebrated in Berlin as the German Parliament voted to approve same-sex marriage.

In Moscow, from May to July, a million Russians stood in lines a mile long to view and venerate a relic of the 4th-century bishop, St. Nicholas, on display in a glass case in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, rebuilt under President Putin.

Liberated from Leninism, Russia returns to the old faith, as Germany returns to Weimar.

At that G-20 gathering in Hamburg, hundreds of criminal thugs went on a three-day rampage — rioting, burning, looting and battling police, some 300 of whom were injured.

Were the autocrats of the G-20 — Xi Jinping of China, Vladimir Putin of Russia, Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, Narendra Modi of India — impressed with the resolute response of Angela Merkel — the media-designated new “Leader of the West” — to mobs rioting in Germany's second city?

At Harvard, Alexander Solzhenitsyn described what was on display in Hamburg: “A decline in courage may be the most striking feature which an outside observer notices in the West in our days. … Such a decline in courage is particularly noticeable among the ruling groups and the intellectual elite.”

Secularist and hedonist, New Europe worships at the altars of mammon. Handel's “Messiah” cannot compete with moonwalking Michael Jackson's “We are the World.

Once Europe went out to convert, colonize and Christianize the world. Now the grandchildren of the colonized peoples come to Europe to demand their share of their inheritance from a West besotted with guilt over its past sins that cannot say “No!”


Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of the new book “The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose From Defeat to Create the New Majority.

  • 20 thoughts on “Alone Perhaps, but Is Trump Right?

    1. I love conspiracy theory’s, don’t you. I have a new one. Obama and his deep-state government have brought the Russian lawyer here to destroy Trump’s administration. How else do you explain her “special circumstances visa”, and don’t give me that crap about her defending some corporation BS. She is an Obama operative and Trump had better bring all of them up on charges very soon. I am worried that most of Congress may be complicit in the whole scheme of things too. It is a coup taking place right under our noses and the media is assisting in it. He needs our support and we need to show it in every possible way.


      OBAMACARE on a global scale.

      Globalist progressive socialism/communism is the greatest threat of our time.

      They are attacking from within.

    3. Trump has been right on most of the things he has said! Just the liberal/communist laugh and scoff because they are determined to destroy the US! Most of the liberals are void of the ability to reason, they just repeat what they hear on CNN!

      1. And then brother we have the option that is laid out in the Declaration of Independence –
        “When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

        We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.” – Thomas Jefferson
        To put things in context … just means limited. Consent of the governed means agreed to. Rights are God given and no government can deprive you of them arbitrarily. As such our God given rights are the first ten amendments codified in the Bill of Rights and recognized as such by our Constitutional Government. The key word is Constitutional. Progressivism is despotic tyranny in disguise. Plus the oath of enlistment I took states – “Defend the Constitution of the United States against ALL enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC. That I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same.” And there is no expiration date on that oath.

        This is all stuff that GFYG doesn’t believe and wishes that it never existed.

        Its like a tee-shirt that I have reads – 1st Amendment – means that I can practice my religion freely, associate with whom I want, peaceably assemble, and question my government.
        2nd Amendment mean – Because I said so!
        Thus endeth the lesson!

      2. @RVN Vet – I forgot to add this in my previous post –

        “For those that will fight for it…FREEDOM …has a flavor the protected shall never know.”

        Semper Fi!

        — L/Cpl Edwin L. “Tim” Craft, B Co 3rd AT’s, Khe Sanh Combat Base, February, 1968

    4. First we must remove the evil among us. The deep state, corrupt polticians and the immigrants who bring conflicting cultures into our society. Freedom and liberty are Christian beliefs. If we are persucuted by the left who cares? Homosexsuality, abortion, pornography, drug abuse etc. are personal choices. Evil choices. We have been tolerant of evil too long! It is time to turn back to our christian roots and the god who taught them to us. Many times our biblical heroes had to go to war against evil. It is time for all who value freedom and liberty to raise their voices in support of President Trump. God Bless America!

    5. I see Gil, the socialist troll is back, and displaying his ignorance as usual. Islam began with conversion by the sword, and hasn’t stopped trying to conquer and convert. The only thing that’s put temporary holds on Muslim violence has been pushback by Western nations.

    6. Trump has been correct on almost everything he has said! It is the socialist/Communist that laugh and scoff at him! The break down of the family in this country is the biggest crisis we have!!

    7. Ol’ Pat admit what Christians did a few centuries ago is what Muslim are doing now? It’s not so fun when the tables are turned. Then again it’s just a matter of demographics anyway – the infertile can’t ever compete with the fecund and the world will change in two generations.

      1. NO… the “tables” are not turned. Islam was the initial aggressor! Christianity was not the “bad guy.”

        What “Christians did”?? A “few centuries” ago??

        It was a millennium ago… and the Crusades did not begin until AFTER the violent spread of Islam had captured all of Spain, and had invaded Italy (Islamic armed forces were only 100 miles from the Vatican). THEN, the Crusades were begun, in a strictly defensive effort, as a REACTION to the war that threatened to spread Islam (“by the sword” as demanded in the Q’ran) across the entire world.

        1. Islam had taken over nearly all of the Roman Empire, including northern Africa, Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and were even in France. Their laws and their ways were laid upon the peoples of those nations. Suppression of Christianity brought about a call to arms (Crusades) to drive the Islamists out in order that Christianity return. Islam sought world domination, and still does, in the same way Hitler, Genghis Kahn, and so many others have tried to do. The Islamists do NOT mesh with anyone who is not Muslim. This applies to both jihadists and everyday Muslims. Within our country today, they are taking over and replacing our ways and our laws, and pushing for more.

          The USA is supposed to be a melting pot, not a come here and take over pot.

    8. I have a feeling that Bilderburg is behind a lot of the world progressive left wing movement to create a one world government.. Trump is a definite threat to the Bilderburg, withdrawal of the Paris Accord. I also think that Obama (conspiracy theory here) planted individuals that were members of Bilderburg
      in his appointment of government positions. Can you say deep state, boys and girls? I also think that this is the reason that Trump is having such difficulty filling his appointments.

    9. Yes the Progressive elitist swine are creating a New World Order at the expense of the culture of the Western Civilization. They are emasculating the males – the very same civilizations that rose up to defeat the likes of Saladin and establish the shining light of Christianity throughout Europe are now becoming the laughing stock of the Middle East. America won’t be far behind if We the People don’t halt the slide into Socialism right now. Now is the tipping point of history for this nation. We either stand for freedom and morality or we decay into some Sodom like mass of humanity. We better dig deep and find that fighting spirit like the Founders had to take on the most powerful Army and Navy in the world of that time (The British), for if we don’t the other choice is to wretched to contemplate.

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