Our finest hour
On June 18th 1940, Winston Churchill addressed the British people - and good people everywhere -
Hitler knows that he will have to break us in this Island or lose the war. If we can stand up to him, all Europe may be free and the life of the world may move forward into broad, sunlit uplands. But if we fail, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science. Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, 'This was their finest hour'.
Evil was in the ascendancy. Led by Churchill, the forces of evil were beaten in 1945. Now the forces of evil that are ranged against us in Britain and America do not come in Messerschmitts and SS divisions. They are insidious and subtle. The leader of the free world has sent the bust of Churchill, which used to sit in the Oval Office, back to Britain. Parliament and the British monarch have repeatedly signed away Britain's sovereignty to unelected, unsackable foreign bureaucrats in Brussels who now make 80% of Britain's laws. The threat from violent Islamists has yet to be fully measured.
These days are dark. We are missing a leader with the courage and wisdom of Churchill. But there is light. We hold fast to the ideals of Christ - freedom, individual dignity, truth, justice, forgiveness and compassion.