Connect with us

Politics

Lessons from the Battle of Warsaw, 1920-2020

100 years ago, the Poles defeated the Red Army on the outskirts of Warsaw.

Published

on

marcviln/Getty Images

By Robert Trent

100 years ago, on the outskirts of Warsaw, the fate of Europe was being decided in a now forgotten battle.

On the banks of the Vistula, the Poles faced off the invading Soviet hordes, who having taken control of Russia, decided to expand their totalitarian communist ideology into Europe.

Europe was exhausted by the First World War, worker movements all across Europe were hungry for change and the atmosphere was ripe for rebellion. The Soviets were aware of this, “To the West! March on to Vilnius, Minsk, Warsaw! and onward to Berlin over the corpse of Poland!” commanded General Tukhachevsky in July 1920.

In fact, some Bolsheviks had greater ambitions than merely reaching Berlin, Nikolai Bukharin wrote about taking the war “right up to London and Paris.”

All that stood between the heart of Europe and the almost million strong Soviet Army was the Poles. The Soviets advanced into Poland at the incredible rate of 32 kilometres a day, pushing the Poles steadily deeper into Poland, until they finally reached the outskirts of Warsaw.

On the 13th of August 1920, the Battle of Warsaw started. Communist propaganda and Western opinion alike predicted the swift defeat of the Poles. So convinced were people that Warsaw would fall that all foreign diplomats chose to flee the city, apart from the Vatican and British Ambassadors.

However, against all odds, the mass mobilisation of Polish society against the Bolsheviks, accompanied by talented Polish codebreakers and cryptologists, combined with the tactical genius of Field Marshal Jozef Pilsudski and General Rozwadowski led the Poles to victory on the 15th of August 1920.

The Bolsheviks were not only stopped, but pushed back, and Lenin abandoned plans for a worldwide revolution, focusing instead on consolidating power in Russia.

Just as the Poles led by King John III Sobieski saved Christendom by stopping the Ottomans at the Gates of Vienna in 1683, they contained the spread of communist totalitarianism in 1920.

Poland would eventually fall, 19 years later, to the German Nazis who would wipe out the country’s elites and leave the country in ruin by 1945, and then to the Soviets who would finish off the job and impose 45 years of communist misery and poverty on the country. The Poles, having faced off the communist threat militarily in 1920, fended it off between 1945 and 1989 culturally and spiritually, never letting themselves or their identity be broken by the communist tyranny.

Having experienced on their own backs the misery of communism, the Poles are perhaps even more staunchly anti-communist than in 1920, and the current Law and Justice government, reflects this.

It is perhaps ironic then, that just as Poland celebrates the 100th anniversary of this glorious victory over communism, and reminisces about how it contained the threat from the East, this time, the threat lies in the West.

It is a more subtle and a cleverer threat, and perhaps thus a much more dangerous one than the primitive communism of the Bolsheviks. Totalitarianism or existential threats do not always come on the bayonets of invading hordes – as we are seeing in the West today, sometimes they come as neatly packaged and alluring gifts. The Polish Minister of Culture, Piotr Glinski recently wrote that “Western civilization has already fallen once. (…) The Roman Empire collapsed not only as the result of a barbarian invasion, but also because it lost self-confidence. Today we are facing the same threat.”

The Western world, reduced to the Western lifestyle, now faces it’s most severe test in decades: the challenges of the crisis of liberalism combined with an aggressive and ever stronger progressive left and Marxist thought. This crisis is keenly felt in the West; the seeds planted by Marx, his critique of capital and of the accumulation of wealth, 150 years later, have found their way back “home”. Lest we forget, though communism first took power in Russia, Marx “Communist Manifesto” was written whilst Marx lived in Brussels, whereas “Das Kapital” was researched from the comfort of the British Museums reading room, in between multiple cigar breaks, all whilst Marx was married to an aristocrat.

It is precisely in times like these, when society faces not only hardship but is faced with an existential threat, that we ought to look back for inspiration in history. Britain has not been successfully invaded since 1066, and so the Poles provide a wonderful example to draw from; they have defended the peripheries of Western civilisation for centuries, repelling the Mongols and the Tatars. In 1683, the Winged Hussars of Polish King John III Sobieski defeated the Ottomans at Vienna. In 1920, the Polish Army led by Pilsudski repelled the Red Horde. Throughout the second half of the 20th Century, the Polish Pope John Paul II led a spiritual war against communism, whereas the Polish Solidarity movement repeatedly challenged communism.

What has given the Poles the will to act and fight so desperately over the centuries? Who knows exactly what the answer actually is, but it would seem the permanent threat to their very existence, combined with a deep love for freedom and their staunch Catholic faith provide at least a partial explanation.

Continue Reading
Comments

Politics

Rand Paul: No Democrat Sent Well Wishes After Assault, Death Threats; “The Left Thinks It’s Hilarious”

“Something has to give and the left needs to quit fomenting this”

Published

on

Steve Watson

Screenshot

Senator Rand Paul revealed Thursday that he never received any well wishes or sentiments from any Democrats after he was brutally assaulted in 2017, or after receiving death threats as he did this week when white powder was sent to his family home and discovered by his wife Kelley Paul.

Appearing on Fox Business along with his wife to talk about the incident, Paul said “We have people on the left who think it’s just hilarious,” adding that social media trolls “encourage crazy people across the country.” 

Watch:

Paul continued, “I was hit from behind by someone running full blast down a hill,” referring to the assault on him by his own neighbour four years ago, suspected to be motivated by the man’s political opposition to Paul’s Conservative-Libertarian leanings.

As we previously reported, leftists continue to mock Paul’s assault, expressing their wishes that he had been killed in the attack. It isn’t just unhinged basement dwellers posting their vile drivel either, it’s “celebrities” with significant followings.

This has led to even more horrid death threats against Paul and his family.

The Senator noted that “not one Democrat came up to me since I’ve been back and said, ‘I’m sorry that you’re having to deal with having white powder sent in an envelope to you.’”

“Not one of them I don’t think ever said they were sorry for me being assaulted by someone and having six ribs broken and nearly dying and having my lung removed,” Paul added. 

“This has got to stop, but the left thinks it’s hilarious what happened to me and they encourage other people to do it,” the Senator further asserted, adding “Something has to give and the left needs to quit fomenting this.”

SUBSCRIBE on YouTube:

Follow on Twitter:

———————————————————————————————————————
Brand new merch now available! Get it at https://www.pjwshop.com/ PJW Shop

ALERT! In the age of mass Silicon Valley censorship It is crucial that we stay in touch.

We need you to sign up for our free newsletter here.

Support our sponsor – Turbo Force – a supercharged boost of clean energy without the comedown.

Also, we urgently need your financial support here. ———————————————————————————————————————

Continue Reading

Politics

Pelosi: Lawmakers Who Don’t Wear Masks Or Get Vaccinated Could Be Banned From House Floor

“If you don’t want to wear a mask…if you’re not vaccinated, don’t even come to the floor”

Published

on

Steve Watson

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested Thursday that any lawmakers who refuse to wear masks or get vaccinated could be prevented from having access to the House floor.

Pelosi has decided, despite CDC guidelines to the contrary, that masks still need to be worn by everyone, yet some GOP lawmakers are refusing to go along with her decree.

“We could come to a place where we say if you don’t want to wear a mask…if you’re not vaccinated, don’t even come to the floor. We have facilities up above in the gallery where people can come to vote,” Pelosi declared during a briefing:

As ever, it is one rule for Pelosi and the Democrats, and another for everyone else, because over at the White House there wasn’t a mask in sight as Democrats all shook hands and even….. HUGGED… dun dun daaaaaaaaaa:

The hypocrisy hasn’t gone unnoticed:

SUBSCRIBE on YouTube:

Follow on Twitter:

———————————————————————————————————————
Brand new merch now available! Get it at https://www.pjwshop.com/ PJW Shop

ALERT! In the age of mass Silicon Valley censorship It is crucial that we stay in touch.

We need you to sign up for our free newsletter here.

Support our sponsor – Turbo Force – a supercharged boost of clean energy without the comedown.

Also, we urgently need your financial support here. ———————————————————————————————————————

Continue Reading

Politics

German Green Party Members Want to Remove ‘Germany’ From Their Own Manifesto

How much do they hate their own country?

Published

on

Pool via Getty Images

300 delegates of the German Green Party loathe their own country to such a degree, they are petitioning for the word ‘Germany’ to be removed from their own manifesto.

Yes, really.

The title of the party’s manifesto for the September federal election, which polls show they’re currently favorites for, is ‘Germany. Everything’s in it!’ – although that has caused controversy amongst many members of the party, who want the word deleted altogether.

“Green politics should be based on human dignity and freedom in a globalised world. And not on Germany,” states a motion supported by the delegates.

CDU politician Gordon Hoffmann suggested that a party which evidently loathes its own country to such a degree shouldn’t be in any kind of position to take control of it.

“If the Greens are so ashamed of Germany, why do they want to govern Germany?” he asked.

“You couldn’t make it up,” said Paul Ziemiak, secretary general of Angela Merkel’s CDU.

However, what Chancellor Merkel did to Germany is far worse than the removal of a word from a manifesto.

Despite Merkel once declaring multiculturalism to be a failure, she went on in 2015 to open Germany’s borders to over a million “refugees” with disastrous consequences.

Violent crimes and rapes surged while numerous jihadists exploited the refugee wave to slip into Europe and carry out terrorist atrocities.

SUBSCRIBE on YouTube:

Follow on Twitter:

———————————————————————————————————————

Brand new merch now available! Get it at https://www.pjwshop.com/

PJW Shop

ALERT!

In the age of mass Silicon Valley censorship It is crucial that we stay in touch.

I need you to sign up for my free newsletter here.

Support my sponsor – Turbo Force – a supercharged boost of clean energy without the comedown.

Also, I urgently need your financial support here.

———————————————————————————————————————

Continue Reading

Trending