Communist Victory Amerika 2
"There are meaningful warnings that history gives a threatened or perishing society. Such are, for instance, the decadence of art, or a lack of great statesmen. There are open and evident warnings, too. The center of your democracy and of your culture is left without electric power for a few hours only, and all of a sudden crowds of American citizens start looting and creating havoc. The smooth surface film must be very thin, then, the social system quite unstable and unhealthy."
Invasion has begun
"But the fight for our planet, physical and spiritual, a fight of cosmic proportions, is not a vague matter of the future; it has already started. The forces of Evil have begun their decisive offensive, you can feel their pressure, and yet your screens and publications are full of prescribed smiles and raised glasses. What is the joy about?"
Liberation into Moral Poverty
"..in early democracies, ...all individual human rights were granted because man is God's creature. That is, freedom was given to the individual conditionally, in the assumption of his constant religious responsibility. Such was the heritage of the preceding thousand years. Two hundred or even fifty years ago, it would have seemed quite impossible, in America, that an individual could be granted boundless freedom simply for the satisfaction of his instincts or whims. Subsequently, however, all such limitations were discarded everywhere in the West; a total liberation occurred from the moral heritage of Christian centuries with their great reserves of mercy and sacrifice. State systems were becoming increasingly and totally materialistic. The West ended up by truly enforcing human rights, sometimes even excessively, but man's sense of responsibility to God and society grew dimmer and dimmer. In the past decades, the legalistically selfish aspect of Western approach and thinking has reached its final dimension and the world wound up in a harsh spiritual crisis and a political impasse. All the glorified technological achievements of Progress, including the conquest of outer space, do not redeem the Twentieth century's moral poverty which no one could imagine even as late as in the Nineteenth Century."
Alexander Solzhenitsyn , one of the greatest writers of our time, stood up to the tyranny that enslaved his country. He exposed the atrocities being done on his homeland in the gulags and slave camps. Over thirty years ago he warned others in this new country only to be ridiculed as being a "boy scout" and ignorant of the real world. He did not serve their purpose. He was ignored or laughed at. When he returned home he received the highest award in Russia, "The Order of St. Andrew".
Russia's Freedom Costly
How did Russia free itself from an atheistic government? Through the blood of martyrs and prayers of the faithful, Russia's penance purified its soul and allowed it to embrace its Savior. Like the prodigal son Russia came to its senses and went home to his Father. The living are at peace and the tortured and murdered faithful are in paradise.
"These are they who are come out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and have made them white in the blood of the Lamb. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes: and death shall be no more, nor mourning, nor crying, nor sorrow shall be any more, for the former things are passed away; And I heard a voice from heaven, as the noise of many waters, and as the voice of great thunder; Singing the canticle of Moses and the canticle of the Lamb, saying: Great and wonderful are thy works, O Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, O King of ages. Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and magnify thy name? For only thou art Holy!"
The last priest of St Basil's Cathedral was Fr Ioann Vostorgov. He had written earlier, "..,there is not and cannot be complete and absolute freedom for man, that it is limited and must be directed by the Law of God". The free thinking and lovers of mankind, the Communists, did not like what he said so they shot him in 1918. How tolerant they were. All liberals are this way. They talk about the best for mankind and give speeches on tolerance, equality and justice for all while they fill their pockets with riches and impoverish the rest. If you disagree with them they ignore you, shout at you or prefer you dead.
Many other witnesses came forth like Solzhenitsyn who had won a Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970. Others were more demonstrative. In 1990 a monk from the Russian Orthodox monastery at Zagorsk, carrying a life-sized crucifix seven feet tall travelled to Moscow. He stood before Lenin's tomb and straightened the cross before all to see. He raised his head and shouted to Gorbachev and his cronies in a voice of thunder: " Mikhail Sergeyevich, Christ is Risen! " A year later the Soviet Union fell.
Is there a Communist in every closet? No, but the threat was a horrible reality in Russia as it is now in Amerika. Do they admit they are Communists? How naïve you are if you think they will openly say that word. Many do not even know that they are. They prefer to ridicule anyone who uses the word "Communist". The peaceful solution is to repent from sin.
Penance is necessary. Laugh if you will all you cynics and enjoy your suffering! "Christ's death on the cross is nonsense to those who are being lost; but for us who are being saved it is God's power" - St Paul. Christianity is the only religion where God sacrifices his son to have us share eternal life with Him. Scream your hearts out all you adversaries and possessed and declare our imperfections and failures! Side with the accuser the devil and enjoy your torment tomorrow! The effects of Communism were already manifested in Russia during the last century. To ignore it or to think somehow it will work elsewhere is to condemn oneself to complete darkness.
There are physical laws and there are also spiritual laws that govern this universe. Ignore the spiritual laws if you will but they still exist unseen as the wind. The physical world is a shadow of the spiritual world. As Malachi Martin, the author of Hostage to the Devil wrote, "A bird flies not because it has wings, but because it is a bird". There is nothing new under the sun. Human nature is the same throughout the annals of antiquity. The people of Rome no longer have slaves and persecute Christians in the arena. Follow Russia's lead out of the same tyrannical darkness. Repent or be enslaved. I remind those in the USA who have remained faithful:
"But they that hope in the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall take wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint." -Isaiah 40:31
Solzhenitsyn's Own Words: