A few weeks ago, my wife and I went to the movies to see “THE DARKEST HOUR”. We don’t go to the movies much, but this topic caught our interest. For those that don’t know, it is a movie about Britain in the early days of WW2, where Winston Churchill replaced Neville Chamberlain as Prime Minister of Great Britain, and the world was then spiraling into another maelstrom. This new war threatened to engulf Great Britain, as the last bastion of Western Civilization left in Europe, and Neville Chamberlain and others in his party were ready and willing to negotiate surrender with the Nazi’s. It was indeed, their “Darkest Hour”.
From political obscurity, out comes Winston, who previously was considered washed up in the political field because of his somewhat harsh leadership skills and military bent. Dusted off, polished up, and appointed Prime Minister by the King, Winston rallied the British people, and kept the Nazi’s at bay until the USA entered the war. His speech before Parliament, where he announced that “We will never surrender”, rallied the fighting spirit of his great nation, and lead them to eventual victory. Without Winston, surely Great Britain would have been lost, and all of Europe would have become part of the Third Reich. This one man, through the power of personality and persuasion, saved the day.
It strikes me that sometimes, when it seems that there seems to be no way out of a bad situation, someone rises to lead a nation out of their dire straights. The USA is in a bad situation now, with the deep state rising, usurping our elected government, attempting to “fix” elections, eroding personal freedoms, and attempting to personally entrench themselves into powerful, unelected, and uncontrolled positions in government. These men are becoming our defacto rulers, making their own government regulations at a rate of 10X what the congress does, our elected body that is charged with representing us, citizens of the United States of America. These bureaucrats rule as if they are part of a nobility not seen for centuries. They seem unstoppable. Then along comes a man for the season, a man that cannot be corrupted, a man that has a vision, a man that has promised to “drain the swamp”, a man named Donald Trump.
As with Winston Churchill, he is not popular with the “ruling class”. He is not popular with the party that caused the problem, he is not popular with the media, and not popular with the opposition voters. He is not a politician, and does not play by their rules. He keeps his promises, and he has promised to “drain the swamp”, a swamp made up of bureaucrats and corrupt entrenched politicians that are bringing our country down, transforming it into some semblance of a “third world dictatorship”. He is hard at work fulfilling his promise. No other leader at this point in time is capable of doing this job, and time will tell if President Trump can. He is however, our best hope, and we can only pray that his tenacity is as great as Winston’s was, and get behind him with the support he deserves in his quest to save our nation.