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Mon Jul 27, 2020, 09:32 AM

 

Churchill nailed us cold.

He said something like this, Americans will always do the right thing, once they have exhausted all other options.

That's what we are doing now with the virus.

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Reply Churchill nailed us cold. (Original post)
shockey80 Jul 2020 OP
King of the sheep Jul 2020 #1
empedocles Jul 2020 #2
Thekaspervote Jul 2020 #3
Mike 03 Jul 2020 #7
sarisataka Jul 2020 #12
luvtheGWN Jul 2020 #6
ToxMarz Jul 2020 #4
Aristus Jul 2020 #5
zentrum Jul 2020 #8
barbtries Jul 2020 #9
zentrum Jul 2020 #10
barbtries Jul 2020 #11
zentrum Jul 2020 #16
geardaddy Jul 2020 #15
ancianita Jul 2020 #13
geardaddy Jul 2020 #14

Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 09:36 AM

1. The evidence connecting Churchill to the saying is late and very weak:

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Response to King of the sheep (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 09:52 AM

2. Apt quote for our circumstances.

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Response to King of the sheep (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 10:18 AM

3. Even if it is weak, That's exactly what we did until forced into the war by the Japanese

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 11:40 AM

7. Yep!

Although, to be fair, Britain struggled a bit to get engaged in the early stages of WW2. (Of course, it wasn't entirely their fault--there was the fiasco in Belgium). I almost hate to point that out, since they were tremendous heroes at most stages of the war and bore the brunt of many brutal aerial and sea attacks.

The British are our greatest allies.

We could use a Churchill now, or an FDR.

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 12:14 PM

12. With hindsight

It is always easy to see which wars a country should have joined immediately and which should have been avoided altogether.

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Response to King of the sheep (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 11:37 AM

6. I have no doubt that Churchill did say something to that effect.

He was frustrated by the fact that the US Congress was so reluctant to come to the aid of its allies in fighting the Nazis. They tried everything until FDR finally got his way. Of course, Pearl Harbour helped it along.....

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 11:28 AM

4. Credit our firm embrace of FreeDumbs

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 11:31 AM

5. Still better than never doing the right thing at all.

Churchill was a vicious racist who opposed independence for India, and never admitted that it was the right thing to do.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 11:59 AM

8. Exactly right.

He was a genuine colonialist racist.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 12:02 PM

9. And with racism. nt

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Response to barbtries (Reply #9)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 12:06 PM

10. Many Brits want to take

.down his statues now or at least teach the truth about him.

His white supremacy views were lethal, not just for India, but for Africa. Responsible for the death and suffering of thousands.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/not-his-finest-hour-the-dark-side-of-winston-churchill-2118317.html

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Response to zentrum (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 12:10 PM

11. not defending churchill,

just saying he was right about the US

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Response to barbtries (Reply #11)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 06:05 PM

16. Yes, I understood.

Agree. It was a good observation.

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Response to zentrum (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 12:21 PM

15. +1 million

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 12:16 PM

13. That's what we're doing right now with racism and antiracist blowback.

The Churchillian view: Let the white trash the Europeans sent over here do the world's work for them. Use them, disinform them of "history." Make them figure it out. And don't help them, just look on in mockery and pity. It's a long history.

It's the cage they helped put us in and now that we're trying to get out of it, their NAZI RACIST tool is using force to keep that status quo of the banksters' racial capitalist power hierarchy.

We need to talk reparations around here.

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 12:20 PM

14. Churchill was a racist pig. n/t

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