A few years ago in a book store in Missouri I picked up Solzhenitsyn’s Gulag Archipelago I-II. Being a Russophile at the time, I had to pick it up. I got about 80 pages into it before the rest of life happened. It sat on my book shelf for a few years. I picked it back up yesterday.
It’s standard criticism to say Obama is a tyrant. Of course he is. The more astute will point out that FEMA is a soft version of the GULAG (a prototype?). An even deeper analysis will see Obama’s private armies analogous to the Cheka (yes, I am aware of the factchecker’s response. All FactChecker does is say that it isn’t meant to be the Gestapo. Obama’s own words say security force). What is not talked about, not in depth anyway, is the nature of “shock” engineering on society to create these desired effects. Solzhenitsyn saw it clearly, even if he didn’t call it by that.
A Russian Prophecy for America?
Yesterday I offered an olive branch to the Orthodox. They have many astute social thinkers who have not bowed the knee to the Regime. Seraphim Rose is one.
I must quote Fr Damascene’s account in full detail.
In 1978 Fr. Seraphim contemplated the possibility of such a global system…Never has there been more talk of ‘peace and security’ than today. One of the chief organs of the United Nations is the Security Council and organizations for world peace are everywhere. If men do achieve finally a semblance of peace and security, it would seem to contemporary man to be a state like heaven on earth…The practical way to do this is to unite all governments under one. For the first time in world history such an idea becomes a possible goal in practical politics–a world ruler is conceivable now. For the first time, the Antichrist becomes an historical possibility” (Damascene, 697).
What Fr Seraphim is saying is nothing new. People used to laugh at those who said, “You know, world leaders really do want power. These guys really are corrupt. Maybe they do want world government.” People would laugh and say, “Oh that could never happen. What are you, a kook? World leaders do not really want that.”
Except that when you ask the elitists what they want, they say exactly that:
Admiral Charles Ward, former member of the Council on Foreign Relations, “The most powerful cliques in these elitist groups have an objective in common–they want to bring about the surrender of the sovereignty and the national independence of the United States . A second clique of international members in the CFR…comprises the Wall Street International bankers and their key agents. Primarily, they want the world banking monopoly from whatever power ends up in the control of global government” (Rear Admiral Chester Ward, Review of the News, April 9, 1980, pp37-38, quoted in Fr Seraphim Rose: His Life and Works, 697-698).
Fr Damascene goes on to mention,
With the establishment of the European Union, the creation of the Euro currency, the control of former Eastern-bloc countries by Western financial interests, the advances towards a cashless society, the formation of an international criminal tribunal by the United Nations and NATO, we see what appear to be the forerunners of such a one-world system. Some of these developments are not necessarily evil by themselves. Taken together, however, they help to set up a global apparatus which can make way for the rising religion of the future. Such was the expectation of Alice Bailey, who in 1940 wrote, The expressed aims and efforts of the United Nations will be eventually brought to fruition, and a new church of God, gathered out of all religions and spiritual groups, will unitedly bring an end to the great heresy of separatedness’ (cf. Alice Bailey, The Destiny of the Nations, p.52, quoted in Fr Seraphim Rose, 698). Robert Muller, former Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations, expressed the same belief on the fiftieth anniversary of the United Nations in 1995: ‘At the beginning the United Nations was only a hope. Today it is a political reality. Tomorrow it will be the world’s religion’ (Fr Seraphim Rose, 698).
It doesn’t get any more straightforward than that. Further, I am not yet quoting the remarks by David Rockefeller who is quite open on the need for a supranational body. While this is the domain of conspiracy-theorist kooks, there is nothing secret about it. These remarks have been in the open for almost half a century, and have been actively pursued for about a generation on the political level.
Back to Solzhenitsyn
When Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s Gulag Archipelago came out in 1974, Seraphim not only read it, he studied it as a textbook…he [Rose] wrote…Communism as such is incidental to the terrible events described in this book; the villains of this book do not act the way they do because they are Communists, but because they are victims of an ideology far deeper and more deadly than Communism” (Damascene 651).
Rose identifies the ideology as nihilism. I’ll take it a step further: Luciferianism. In any case, it’s important not to reduce it to Communism. Communism is a Satanic evil. One we must hate with all of our being, but by reducing all of the problems to Communism we implicitly excuse the current Regime from culpability, since they can legitimately claim they are not communists (yet).
Well, if Communism is so evil, does this mean the West or Hitler was right to oppose it? The question is misplaced. Rose gives an insightful answer:
The actions of those temporarily opposed to Bolshevism temporarily out of envy (Hitler) or hypocrisy (the Western Allies) are only historical episodes [of the Spirit of Revolution]” (652).