by Fr. John A. Peck
Among the Orthodox, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn holds a special place of honor. He was an eyewitness and victim of the Soviet machine. A man who loved Russia, and was not afraid to speak and write Truth, at a time when such action was outright sedition. He also offers us a telltale warning about the 61 million ‘refugees’ who are refusing to assimilate into American society, and the international push for us to accept more and more, not even counting the socialists who even pay their rent-a-mob acolytes to disregard the law, and mindlessly punish whatever enrages them for the moment. Antifa are simply today’s Bolshevik terrorists. They hate Americans. They hate Christians.
What can we learn from Solzhenitsyn about this?
“You must understand. The leading Bolsheviks who took over Russia were not Russians. They hated Russians. They hated Christians. Driven by ethnic hatred they tortured and slaughtered millions of Russians without a shred of human remorse. The October Revolution was not what you call in America the “Russian Revolution.” It was an invasion and conquest over the Russian people. More of my countrymen suffered horrific crimes at their bloodstained hands than any people or nation ever suffered in the entirety of human history. It cannot be understated. Bolshevism was the greatest human slaughter of all time.”
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008)
Nobel-Prize-winning novelist, historian and critic of Communist totalitarianism