THE CHURCHILL CLOWN | 2005-05-21
It is almost impossible today for us to understand the world Churchill's sick little mind lived in.
In 1814 Britain defeated Napoleon and reestablished its traditional policy of a Balance of Power in Europe. When Hitler came along, he threatened the Balance of Power in Europe. When Hitler conquered France in 1940, Churchill's only concern was restoring the Balance of Power in Europe.
This is not a joke. This was Churchill's policy.
In 1939, when both Hitler and Stalin, by agreement, invaded Poland, Britain only declared war against Hitler. Hitler was threatening the Balance of Power in Europe. To Churchill, only Germany was threatening the Balance of Power in Europe.
I hope I haven't lost you here. I am NOT overstating this. That was REALLY Churchill's World View.
This is NOT a joke.
So France joined Britain in declaring war ONLY against Germany. Germany proceeded, as usual, to beat the hell out of France.
Germany then said, "OK. We conquered France again. Now would you please get out of the way and let us conquer the Soviet Union as Hitler said he wanted to do in Mein Kampf?"
Churchill refused to make any peace with Germany. Churchill was still living in the days of Napoleon, when Britain stood alone against the Enemy of the Balance of Power in Europe and refused to make peace with the Corsican tyrant.
No, I am NOT joking here.
So, in 1940, Churchill sat there and kept the war going.
One day a German airplane dropped a couple of bombs which landed, specifically against orders, in a civilian area. Germany officially apologized.
This was the break Churchill was looking for. He launched a retaliatory raid against civilian targets in Berlin. That is how the London Blitz began. Germany did not like Britain attacking its civilians, so it hit back, HARD.
Edward R. Murrow, the god of American broadcasting, began his series of broadcasts by describing how mean the Germans were.
Recently the History Channel had a program entitled, "Roosevelt: He Brought Light to America By Keeping It in the Dark." The program refers to the joint efforts of Roosevelt and other American liberals like Edward R. Murrow to get America in the war.
Germany never understood why France and Britain only declared war against them and not against Stalin, who also invaded Poland. The Germans understood even less that Churchill was chomping at the bit to join Stalin and Roosevelt in a joint destruction of Germany.
Germany never understood that Churchill had no idea that Europe's time of total world domination had passed. Hitler saw the Soviet power and the American power, and he wanted to join with the British Empire as a European balance to those powers. He praised the British Empire in Mein Kampf. He never understood that Churchill was rooted in 1814.
He simply never understood how dumb Churchill was.