by Anniel 7/15/16
As I have been studying Socialism I feel as though I have been in a tar pit of ancient evil and now have to cleanse my soul. There are many books available that tell the terrible tale from eyewitnesses all over the Socialist/Communist world. This article will, I hope, be soul cleaning for me, and I hope educational for the readers.
This journey started for me not with Socialism, but with Social Justice Warriors. I knew that Social Justice was widespread and destructive, but I had not heard the word “warriors” in connection with it. I saw a brief review of SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police by a Gamer and writer going by the name of Vox Day. Since the last game I remember playing was probably Pac-Man, Timothy Lane will probably have a better grip on his story than I did, but I liked the sound of “taking down the thought police.”
Vox Day was a leader in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association (SFWA), which is concerned with publication, and overseeing the Hugo and Nebula Awards. I used to follow those awards because I loved good Science Fiction. Vox Day is also Gamer which, as I said, I know very little about.
The SFWA group was taken over by SJWs and many members accused Day and others of keeping women out of Game Creation and writing. Day ran for office in the group, suggested some changes, and all hell broke loose as the SJWs made him their victim du jour.
He tells of the “narrative” of SJWs as they target and destroy their victims. He also has a warning to those who allow the rhetoric and goals of the SJWs to overcome them and speaks of ways to defeat such people.
Since I knew nothing of #Gamergate and other successful methods employed to battle SJWs I can only plead ignorance of the game plan of the adherents of Social Justice. I was unaware that Social Justice was the first step leading to Socialism/Communism. It is the step that destroys livelihoods, reputations and families beyond repair if the victim is caught unaware. Vox Day says the victim must never, never apologize for speaking Truth. Today we can identify Rudy Guiliani as being targeted by the SJWs. He must NEVER apologize for anything he has ever said. PRAY FOR RUDY.
The next step in this downward spiral is the actual physical punishment, assassination and public executions used by Socialist/Communist governments.
I Speak For the Silent: Prisoners of the Soviets by Vladimir V. Tchernavin is a harrowing, heart-breaking read, but answers some of the most perplexing questions about Soviet communists: Why did they insist on getting phony confessions from people they could kill at will? What possible difference did the confessions make when everyone knew they were lies? How did they control so many people?
On the very first day of his incarceration Tchernavin was accused of being a “wrecker”, the charge could not be defined for him nor could the GPU interrogator tell him what he had “wrecked.” He decided he would never confess to anything, nor would he lie, no matter what. That resolve is probably the only reason he was not shot. The living conditions in the prison were so revolting as to destroy the will to survive. Starvation, thirst, insects and disease (scurvy, typhus, etc.) were used to destroy morale. The descriptions of other diabolical means used to force confessions are incredible. Man’s inhumanity to his fellow men was on full display.
The GPU finally arrested Tchernavin’s wife, Tatiana, and said they would let her go only if he confessed. That move left his 11 year old son with no protection or means of survival. That night Tchernavin almost decided to give in and get it all over with. His fellow prisoners counseled him to never trust anything said by his interrogating officer. He came to the conclusion that the arrest of his wife was a desperate tactic to break his will and the only way he could protect his family was to remain true to his resolve to never confess.
He learned that a neighbor, a friend of his wife, had taken in his son, who, young as he was, brought what he could to his father in prison. After 6 months of incarceration Tchernavin was allowed one short visit with Tatiana before being given a five year sentence for “wrecking.”
Why did the government insist on a false confession? Theodore Dalrymple says the goal is to humiliate the person involved, and break their will. Humiliation and collaborating with lies seems to be the goal of all early stages of Socialism. It is the threat of this humiliation that is used too control the populace.
F. Korsakov in the article “Russian Destinies” published in From Under the Rubble dedicated it: In Memory of Father Pavel Florensky, and says of him:
Father Pavel Florensky, who was murdered in one of the labor camps of northern Russia, so that to this day the whereabouts of his grave is unknown to the world, wrote these words sixty years ago in his book The Pillar the Ground and the Truth: “As the end of History draws nearer, the Domes of the Holy Church begin to reflect the new, almost imperceptible, rosy light of the approaching Undying Day.” Father Pavel is obviously not speaking here merely in metaphors and images; his word are the testimony of a Russian genius to the reality and truth perceived by him . . . and show an intensity of thought in the search for Christ which is amazing even for the Russian cultural tradition. . . Does the passing of sixty years mean anything at all in the context of such meditations on the nature of time? . . . are we able to say that the Undying Day has come nearer to us, in that what Russia has experienced in this century has given us a a truer ability than before to sense the approach of that day, and to see more clearly the full extent of our sin in its impending fire? What significance can sixty years have when to God a thousand years are as one day?
One thing I have learned in my studies, is that we have voices amongst all people now warning us of the “Undying Day.” Are we paying attention?
Witness, by Whittaker Chambers – Time to read again the Preface to this book, written by the man who did not “return from Hell empty-handed.” Chambers said he loved voices that spoke from “the center of sorrow, from the center of the earth.”
Chambers also told of the daughter of an ex-Communist who told him, “You must not laugh but my father said that in the night he heard screams.” Chambers, too, heard those screams, and those now are the screams that follow my mind into each night.
• Please read SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police. I don’t always agree with Vox Day, but I appreciated the look into WHO these people are, HOW they work, WHO they have already destroyed, and WHAT steps can be taken to defeat them. SJWs are a danger to us all. This is an extremely important book.
The Cube and the Cathedral, by George Weigel, is another book I find indispensable, mainly because it shows how religion, Christianity in particular, was fought against by the architects of the EU. It also shows how rapidly our own nation was “fundamentally changed” before we were aware. Just one quote:
Our Declaration of Independence’s statement that “all men are created equal” and its exposition of the logic that proceeds from it, sounds even stranger to modern ears than to those of the late eighteenth century. That is because modern thought developed antibodies to the notion of God-given human equality. Whether through paths traced through Rousseau, or by Hegel, or V. I. Lenin, Fidel Castro, John Rawls, or Valery Giscard d’Estaing, the former French President, who authored the European Union’s constitution, the conclusion is the same: Ordinary people are equal only in their duty to meld into large organizations in which the rules are made for the good of all by those who know best. George Weigel
The Character of Nations: How Politics Makes and Breaks Prosperity, Family and Civility by Angelo Codevilla. I loved reading this book. Codevilla writes so simply, and beautifully and his points are so clearly set before his readers.
The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression by Six People from Around the Communist World. This is more of a reference book. A weighty tome to be left open on a desk and read slowly. It is very large, and very expensive.
I have a few things to say as I crawl out of the world of rubble and midnight screams to confront Life in this world again. The evil and lies that are Socialism have been around since the day of creation. Socialism is the counterfeit of God’s way, but God says to be of good cheer for He has overcome the world. Yes, I do believe in the Day of Judgment and we will all face it. In the meantime we need to search diligently for Truth and never turn from that pursuit. And we must be cheerful as we do so.
F. Korsakov gets the next-to-the-last word, “You are not alone! Nor should you forget that ‘the Truth itself,’ as the Blessed Makary the Great has said, ‘impels man to seek the Truth.'” And please believe that “the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,” as Pascal put it, “and not the God of the philosophers and learned men” will come to you one day and take you by the hand and guide you, if you truly wish it.”
Please be aware that every single article or book I have read says that our salvation, and that of every nation, depends on our repentance, gratitude and turning our hearts to that God who gave us life. • (956 views)