Thursday, March 5, 2009

Obama sends Churchill packing; literally and figuratively


Diana West writes at Town Hall:

It seems that what we are seeing in the return of the Churchill bust is less a personal vendetta against Churchill the man and more an open breach in the Western continuum out of which a new orientation toward the Third World will become increasingly apparent. Having achieved a Washington-like apotheosis in the American imagination, Churchill serves not only as the preeminent symbol of resolve, courage and faith against the enemies of Western civilization. He serves as a symbol of Western civilization, period. One of President Obama's first acts as president was to consign that symbol to a box and send it packing.

Read the whole article, Churchill Obama and Bush.

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1 comment:

The Venerable 1st Earl of Cromer said...

I try not to read too much into these things but I too thought this was highly symbolic.

I don't think either of the Obamas are too keen on us - him because of the Mau-Mau, and her because of a preoccupation with the slave trade.

I wonder what his thoughts on the Islamic slave trade are?