Friday, September 30, 2005

Neville Chamberlain: The Patron Saint of Appeasement

British Historical Documents: "Peace for Our Time," 1938 Wonder what appeasement can get you? Take a look at Neville Chamberlain. It is the anniversary of that famous speech, made on the eve of World War II.
My good friends, for the second time in our history, a British Prime Minister has returned from Germany bringing peace with honor. I believe it is "peace for our time." Go home and get a nice quiet sleep
Chamberlain decided not to enforce the treaty that ended World War I, even though Germany was clearly in breach of the treaty. And he didn't care if Germany invaded other countries, what was the suffering in Eastern Europe to the UK after all? It all came back to haunt England just a few short years later.

Appeasement has not gone out of style of course. It is today being practiced all over Europe and by America's Left. Let's hope history doesn't repeat itself. [h/t Tammy Bruce who has a lot to say about the Left, and what they share with Chamberlain.]

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