The Futile Rebuke The Valiant Are a Few in Number

By: Al Cronkrite

"I am a critic of the weakness of the West. I am a critic of a fact which we can't comprehend: how one can lose one's spiritual strength, one's will power and, possessing freedom, not value it, not be willing to make sacrifices for it." Alexander Solzhenitsyn

We are a small rudder on the big ship of Western society. Though we impede the rushing waters, the ship continues full speed toward the rocks.

Our churches which should be the insecticidal antidote for the termites that threaten our national structure pour their healing balm on tiny sections of the infested framework allowing the classy veneer to maintain its luster while the interior is eaten away.

Warnings to the church fall on arrogant ears while the ship continues to lurch toward disaster.

The TRUTH about Rabbis; Priests and Imams

A quarter century ago, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, a Russian mathematician and writer, gave a series of lectures while exiled in America.

They were elegantly written pieces that cleaved to truth in a way that was neither familiar nor comfortable in polite western circles. More direct than Mother Theresa's piquant denunciation of abortion before our debauched President at the Congressional prayer breakfast, the Solzhenitsyn lectures were greeted with quiet criticism or disdainful silence.

In introducing him at a New York lecture Lane Kirkland, Secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO said of him, "He seeks to move a world that today seems far gone in madness and in cowardice. A world where terror, murder, and oppression are welcomed and are exalted in the glass and marble temples of universal peace and justice that were built by a highly opportunistic generation after World War II."

"He stands as a living, monumental reproach to all of those statesmen and leaders who today raise the practice of abstention on basic moral issues to the level of high national policy and who flee from any test of the good will, the graces, and the kindly disposition of the most deadly enemies of mankind."

Solzhenitsyn?s lectures recount the suffering Russia's people endured and castigate the West for its blindness and lack of attention. Having been a participant in the blunt repression of tyranny, his descriptions of that suffering are the more vibrant. For the crime of writing critically about Joseph Stalin, he spent eight years in Russia's forced labor camps.

These camps, Gulags, were begun in 1919 shortly after the Communist Revolution and continuing until the death of Stalin in 1953. For many years some 5,000,000 individuals were imprisoned. There were hundreds of gulags each holding 2,000 to 10,000 prisoners. Solzhenitsyn estimates that between 1928 and 1953 forty to fifty million individuals served long sentences in the Gulag Archipelago. In every year at least 10% of this prison population died by execution, hunger, overwork, and the general harsh environment. Under the threat of starvation and execution the inmates worked in mines, built railroads, dug canals, labored with timber, and were forced into other construction projects.

Solzhenitsyn frequently began his talks with the lamentation that his ardently truthful descriptions of the decline of western civilization consistently fell on deaf ears. Commenting that truth is seldom sweet and often bitter, he decried complacency and lack of courage.

Sans the dictum of God, Solzhenitsyn and other present day prophets receive a similar reception to that recorded in the Old Testament. David heeded the Prophet Nathan but mostly blind vanity won the day and God's messengers were hunted down, stoned, and beheaded. In the midst of galloping barbarism, we ignore our sages.

Brutality is a hallmark of Communism. It was not Nazi Germany but the Russian Communists who introduced the first concentration camps. They were responsible for the first taking of innocent hostages and the technique of registrations that ended in murder. All members of every opposing party were exterminated. Yes, exterminated. Fifteen million peasants were shipped off to their deaths. A purposefully created famine caused six million deaths in the Ukraine in 1932 and 1933. This happened on the threshold of Europe whose citizens took no notice.

In 1933, President Roosevelt and our congress decided that the Russian Communist regime was worthy of our recognition and help! Solzhenitsyn and the oppressed Russian citizenry were aghast! Unaware that Franklin D. Roosevelt?s closest adviser, Harry Hopkins, was a soviet spy and that Roosevelt, himself, was under the direction of deleterious forces, it was difficult for both captive Russians and free Americans to understand why they were being sold out to evil.

The keystone of freedom has been under attack for a long time. The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, our Christian God, The Source of liberty, has always been the target of evil men. Rebellion that inhabits the hearts of Humanist man refuses the humility of obedience and will go to any length to deny God's dominion. Karl Marx, a rebel Jew, hating God, devised this secular form of government called Communism that has since enslaved, demeaned, murdered, and debauched millions of innocent human beings.

Unredeemed man always contends with God for control of creation. It is the nature of the Godless to attempt to enslave the Godly. The sin of Adam who hearkened unto his wife and ate of the tree of the knowledge of "Good and Evil" and subsequently wanted to be like God, is very much alive in the hearts of today's elite conspirators. Their desire is to control the world! The dire affects of their tyrannical policies are of little concern to them. God, His Law, His order, and His Wisdom which are the only sources of justice and peace are beyond their ken. They seek power and consider human life without purpose, of little value, and easily sacrificed on the alter of dominion.

The Comittee of 300

Atheistic Communists like Harry Hopkins of the thirties were followed by the Rosenbergs, Alger Hiss, Whitaker Chambers, Elizabeth Bentley, and countless other influential and highly placed individuals whose agenda it was to replace the freedom of Christian based government with the shackles of secular humanism. In more recent times we have aggrandized Chinese Communists and offered conciliation to Fidel Castro. The march of Evil is ever present. Evil is at war with freedom.

Solzhenitsyn said, "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, yet your screens and publications are full of prescribed smiles and raised glasses. What is the joy about?"


Indeed, what is the joy about? This is a war not only for our freedom but for the freedom of our children as well. It will produce casualties. The Casualties will be both spiritual and physical. The spiritual war is a war for the soul. It will be fought in our churches. The physical war will be waged against those that stand against the decrees of the god men.

In recent years, we Americans have witnessed the atrocity of Waco where with impunity our Government burned 80 men, women, and children. We have seen the kidnapping of Elian and his return to an evil nation. Now, for the first time in our history, while a so called Christian Attorney General acceded, an entire Baptist Church has been seized in Indianapolis. On a daily basis, homes are invaded and people are shot, often innocent people, in a war on drugs that our own Government might be involved in supplying. We are now engaged in another war even more devastating with antagonists living in some 60 different nations. It is an interminable war which has usurped our Constitutional rights and caused the demise of the Republic.

As the times wax worse, the valiant are few in number.

"Someone knocks at the door of Nikolai Kryukov, they have come to fix the gas; he opens the door. They beat him to death in his own house because he has defended dissidents and signed protests. All this happens in a flat. But on a street at five o'clock in the afternoon Malva Landa is seized and dragged into a car. She screamed, "Citizens, I'm being kidnapped" and hundreds of people heard, passed by. They were afraid, because anybody can be seized like that, under the very eyes of passers-by." Alexander Solzhenitsyn