I downloaded “Troublesome Young Men: The Rebels Who Brought Churchill to Power and Helped Save England.” This is the story of the real price that young politicians in league with Churchill paid to alarm England to the true threat of fascism. The smears, the compromised privacy, the campaign to destroy reputations and careers are a part of the price paid to wake England up. Big business was particularly motivated to silence Churchill and company because of the economic influence of German capital.
These are lessons for our times. There are good men and women today in America in politics, journalism, universities, church and mosque and synagogue who are trying to sound the alarm and face great risks but do it anyway. Not a few face daily death threats. God grant this tribe of servant citizens the courage to carry on and that the bell they ring will not go silent.
And God give to us all that energy to rise above the merely personal with all of its burdens and sorrows to give a potion of ourselves to the American hope, not takers only.