sourced from The Week.
Abridged by Lasha Darkmoon
with added commentary and an extended endnote,
“Winston Churchill: Zionist Puppet”
“To achieve the extirpation of Nazi tyranny
there are no lengths of violence to which we will not go.”
— Winston Churchill, September 1943
British shadow chancellor John McDonnell, an avowed Communist, has come under fire for calling Winston Churchill a ‘villain’. Responding to quick-fire questions at the end of a live video interview with Politico, McDonnell was asked if Churchill was a hero or a villain, to which he replied: “Tonypandy — villain.” (See picture)
McDonnell was referring to a series of violent confrontations between striking coal miners and the police in the Welsh town of Tonypandy in 1910. One miner was killed and hundreds injured in the clashes. Churchill’s decision, as then-home secretary, to send the Army to reinforce police “caused considerable ill-feeling towards him in south Wales and with some in the trade union and Labour movement”, says Politico.
However, it “has been long disputed whether Churchill personally sanctioned the decision” to deploy troops, reports The Guardian.
The response to McDonnell’s comments has been swift and severe, with Churchill’s grandson Nicholas Soames telling the Daily Telegraph: “Frankly, it’s a very foolish and stupid thing to say.”
British Tory MP Soames added: “I think my grandfather’s reputation can withstand a publicity seeking assault from a third-rate, Poundland Lenin.”
Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson, who has written a Churchill biography, told the newspaper that the wartime prime minister “saved this country and the whole of Europe from a barbaric fascist and racist tyranny, and our debt to him is incalculable. McDonnell should be utterly ashamed of his remarks, and should withdraw them forthwith”.
But some commentators have echoed McDonnell’s views.
The Guardian’s Owen Jones tweeted a list of major indiscretions by Churchill, who worked as a soldier and a journalist before entering politics. Labour MP Steve Reed also weighed in with criticism of the late leader. “My grandad hated him,” he said, and wouldn’t hear his name spoken because he sent in troops to shoot striking miners.”
In 2002, Churchill was voted “the greatest Britain who ever lived”, beating Shakespeare and Darwin to the top spot. However, when closely questioned, few of those voters had read a Shakespeare play or could quote a single line written by the Bard. And half of them had never heard of Darwin. (LD)
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“There’s a danger in Churchill gaining a purely iconic status because that actually takes away from his humanity,” Allen Packwood, director of the Churchill Archives Centre, told the BBC.
Many fellow historians agree. John Charmley argues that it is important to remember that “great men can commit great mistakes, and Churchill’s are on the same gargantuan scale as his achievements”.
Churchill was a keen supporter of eugenics, something he had in common with the leaders of Nazi Germany, where an estimated 400,000 disabled people were forcibly sterilised. He once said that “the multiplication of the feeble-minded is a very terrible danger to the race”, and drafted a highly controversial piece of legislation which mandated that those suffering from mental illness be sterilised, according to the New Statesman.
Many historians also refuse to forgive Churchill for his views on race. The Guardian reports that he once said: “I do not admit… that a great wrong has been done to the Red Indians of America or the black people of Australia… by the fact that a stronger race, a higher grade race… has come in and taken its place.”
LD: A side note on eugenics. Many White Nationalists see nothing wrong with eugenics and point out correctly that Darwin himself would have approved of eugenics, as would (naturally) his supergenius cousin Sir Francis Galton, known as the “father of eugenics“.
Many eminent thinkers have believed in eugenics, including H.G. Wells, George Bernard Shaw, Alexander Graham Bell, Helen Keller, and DNA Nobel prizewinner Francis Crick. The fact that Hitler believed in eugenics does not make eugenics unacceptable or invalid.
Crick notes in a letter: “The main difficulty is that people have to start thinking out eugenics in a different way. The Nazis gave it a bad name and I think it is time something was done to make it respectable again.”
Crick went on to suggest that “irresponsible people” who were “poorly endowed genetically” should be stopped from having “large numbers of unnecessary children”. The best way to do this — “sterilization is the only answer” — is to bribe them by paying them cash. He points out that the Indian government had bribed its people to stop breeding like rabbits by offering them free transistor radios.
Another Nobel prizewinner, Alexis Carrel, had been even more extreme in his advocacy of eugenics, suggesting in 1935 that “deviant” human beings should be suppressed so that the “hereditary biological aristocracy” could increase.
In his book, Man, The Unknown Carrel writes: “A euthanasia establishment, equipped with a suitable gas, would allow the humanitarian and economic disposal of those who have killed, committed armed robbery, kidnapped children, robbed the poor or seriously betrayed public confidence,”
As a result of these controversial recommendations for getting rid of criminal deviants, Carrel has been dubbed “Father of the Gas Chamber”. (LD)
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The announcement in 2013 that Churchill would feature on the new £5 note (see picture) was met with anger by Labour candidate Benjamin Whittingham, who called the late leader a “racist and white supremacist”, according to the Daily Mail.
When the Kurds rebelled against British rule in 1920, Churchill said he did not understand the “squeamishness” surrounding the use of gas as a weapon. “I am strongly in favour of using gas against uncivilised tribes,” he said. “[It] would spread a lively terror.”
“Many of the wounds Churchill inflicted have still not healed,” argues Johann Hari in The Independent. “You can find them on the front pages any day of the week.”
Hari blames Churchill for arbitrarily locking together warring ethnic groups in Iraq that “have been bleeding ever since”. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict can also be traced back to Churchill’s decision to hand over the “Over-Promised Land” to both Arabs and Jews, even though “he seems to have privately felt racist contempt for both,” says Hari.
When Barack Obama took office in the White House, he returned a bust of Churchill to Britain. “It’s not hard to guess why,” says Hari. “His Kenyan grandfather, Hussein Onyango Obama, was imprisoned without trial for two years and was tortured on Churchill’s watch, for resisting Churchill’s empire.”
As secretary of state for war, Churchill sent in the infamous Black and Tans to fight the IRA in 1920. The unit became known for vicious attacks on civilians and violent reprisals.
Historian Peter Hart described it as an “astoundingly counterproductive” move by Churchill, according to The Independent. “IRA violence only increased,” he said.
Churchill was also known for his strong anti-union sentiment. In 1910, he ordered the Army to intervene when striking miners staged riots in Wales, and again the next year in Liverpool – where soldiers fired their weapons, killing two people. Nine years later he deployed 10,000 troops to Glasgow amid strike-related unrest.
Churchill also exhibited a strong hatred for Mahatma Gandhi and his campaign of peaceful resistance, which he saw as threat to the British Empire.
He once raged that Gandhi “ought to be lain bound hand and foot at the gates of Delhi, and then trampled on by an enormous elephant with the new Viceroy seated on its back”.
LD : “I hate Indians,” Churchill remarked on one occasion. “They are a beastly people with a beastly religion.” I’m sure the Vedic sages who gave us the Upanishads and the Bhagavad-Gita would be amused to hear that.
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Endnote by Lasha Darkmoon
Winston Churchill: Zionist Puppet