Joe Biden Gates of Hell Islamic StateThe world is in a very scary place. As the mountain of decapitated heads pile up for the Islamic State group across the Middle East, president Obama is giving contradictory speeches where he says he’s going to “destroy” the terror group in one sentence, only to say moments later that he’d settle for rendering them a “manageable problem.” Worse, Vice President Joe Biden is giving speeches to the American people where he says the U.S. will “follow them to the gates of hell until they are brought to justice.” He’s trying to channel his inner Winston Churchill but only finding a goofy disingenuous huckster — and the world knows it.

The Washington Post provided a portion of the text from his Sept. 3 speech:

“The American people are so much stronger, so much more resolved than any enemy can fully understand,” Biden said, speaking at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. “We don’t forget. We take care of those who are grieving, and when that’s finished, they should know we will follow them to the gates of hell until they are brought to justice, because hell is where they will reside.”

One can’t help but cringe at a man who a.) only uses religious rhetoric when he’s trying to rile people up, and b.) beats bombastic war drums before the American public when the administration he works for has no intention of psychologically preparing the nation for the battles ahead.

The sting of the vice president’s speech is even worse for those who remember the way he “cared” for Charles Woods, who grieved over the loss of his son Tyrone after the Sept. 11, 2012 terror attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

“Did your son always have balls the size of cue balls?” (Joe Biden)

Contrast Mr. Biden’s words with those of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill before the House of Commons during World War II:

“You ask, what is our policy? I say it is to wage war by land, sea, and air. War with all our might and with all the strength God has given us, and to wage war against a monstrous tyranny never surpassed in the dark and lamentable catalog of human crime. That is our policy.

You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word. It is victory. Victory at all costs — victory in spite of all terrors — victory, however long and hard the road may be, for without victory there is no survival,” (Winston Churchill. June 18, 1940).

At one time, Western Civilization had leading men of moral clarity. They spoke with purpose and conviction, and the world knew that they were serious. The enemies of freedom and liberty knew that a man like Churchill was up to the task of taking them on.

Churchill APBut what of Mr. Biden? Can anyone say with a straight face that if the survival of the American way of life hung in the balance that he could stir the souls of good men and women to action with words that rivaled Churchill?

“Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last a thousand years, men will still say, ‘This was their finest hour,'” (Winston Churchill. June 18, 1940).

Americans should not take any stock in Mr. Biden’s “gates of hell” speech, but they would be wise to say a prayer for the future of Western Civilization.

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About the Author Douglas Ernst

I'm a former Army guy who believes success comes through hard work, honesty, optimism, and perseverance. I believe seeing yourself as a victim creates a self-fulfilling prophecy. I believe in God. I'm a USC Trojan with an MA in Political Science from American University.

5 comments

  1. It’s been a while since I heard them, so I just listened to some of Churchill’s more famous speeches on YouTube…..Biden can’t compare. Though Biden can take note: Churchill seemed quite aware Germany wasn’t a jayvee team, and also had a strategy- even when the British were going it alone.

    1. I’ll have to bust out my history books for exactly how it played out, but wasn’t he laughed at leading up to WWII when he was trying to warn everyone? And then when the situation literally exploded in their faces it was like, “Ummm, Winston, we need you. Now. Badly.”

    2. I don’t think he was laughed at per se, but he was part of the conservative govt voted out when the Depression hit the UK, he took a hard stance against India’s independence, and he supported some non-establishment conservative candidates; all making him a bit of an outcast before the war.

      He was always against letting Germany rearm, and was among the first, if not the first, to warn of what would happen with German/Italian fascism. As things looked bleaker, he was brought back into the fold through the British Admiralty, and he rose up to PM. His stand against an invincible seeming Hitler, and his “never give up” fortitude won over the public. With France overran, Dunkirk evacuated, and London getting bombed he did a masterful job holding the British together. Very inspiring at the time and in hindsight….don’t think Biden quite on that level 🙂

    3. On the subject of WWII… if we had so-called “leaders” like Obama and Biden back then, well, I have a feeling we’d all speaking German now.

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