Since there doesn’t seem to be much in the news except the latest on the “waskily wussians” there was a brief time when the news was all about a terrible speech made in Poland.  I had a chance to go back and read some of it and what I found was a defense of “the West” that was stunning and refreshing and that makes the attacks on the speech very instructive.  People paying attention noticed that it took place in an area redolent of history, part of which is the Polish King and hero John III Sobieski, who was essential in the defeat of the Ottoman Turks at Vienna in 1663.  His famous “winged Hussars” (pictured above) crushed the Ottoman ranks and removed the Ottoman threat to Europe for years.  The permanently offended class called the speech “a dog whistle to white nationalists” and a defense of Western Civilization.  To those who wonder why anyone would not defend Western civilization you haven’t been to University.  Good for you.  The truth is that the left in this country see Western Civilization as the bane of existence and they want it stamped out.

It would take a book to describe what the simple statement “western Civilization” means but it is the woof and warp of our industry, politics, art and science.  The left sees it as being the sum of all evil, sexism, racism, greed, ecological devastation, paternalism and yes, Islamophobia.

Speaking of Islam, John Sobieski wrote a letter to his wife describing the spoils of the battle and how the commander of the Ottomans killed his harem and even the ostriches which he had brought along rather than have them fall into the hands of the enemy.  He also found the prayer of the Muslims against the Christians.

Eternal God and creator of all things, and thou O Mahomet his sacred and divine
prophet. We beseech thee let us not dread the Christians, who are so mean and silly
to rely on a crucified god. By the power of thy right hand, so strengthen ours that
we may surround this foolish people, on every side, and utterly destroy them. At
length fulfill our prayers and put these miscreants into our hands, that we may
establish thy throne for ever in Mecca, and sacrifice all those enemies of our most
holy religion at thy tomb. Blow us with thy mighty breath like swarms of flies into
their quarters, and let the eyes of these infidels bedazelled with the lustre of our
moon. Consume them with thy fiery darts, and blind them with the dust which they
themselves have raised. Destroy them all in thine anger. Break all their bones in
pieces, and consume the flesh and blood of those who defile thy sacrifice, and hang
the sacred light of circumcision on their cross. Wash them with showers of many
waters, who are so stupid to worship gods they know not: and make their Christ a son
to that God who ne’re begot him. Hasten therefore their destruction we humbly
entreat thee, and blot out their name and religion, which they glory so much in,
from off the face of the earth, that they may be no more, who condemn and mock at
thy law. Amen.