Vlad Tepes — “Objects in history may be closer than they appear” — meldt:

In these selected bits adding up to three minutes, President Trump, seen below next to a portrait of King Jan Sobieski the III saviour of Europe at the Gates of Vienna in 1683, manages two things.

The first is that he asked the most important question of the age, and he is the first leader of any global power to do so. “Does the West have the will to survive”?

The second, is by asking that question, makes the admission of the problem, and that problem is the postmodern effect of decaying the spirit of the people of the West.

This is a very important speech.