I was perhaps fourteen when I saw the film: One Day In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich, based on Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn’s novel. During a brief Perestroika-like period in the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev, allowed the novel to be published.
That novel was the first light, officially allowed into the darkness that was Stalinist Russia and that the most murderous result of the Bolshevik Revolution to instill Marxist Communism in Russia. Nikita Krushchchev had prior condemned Stalin: “Nikita Khrushchev, First Secretary of the party, on ‘The Personality Cult and its Consequences’.”
From an Article in History today, Entitled
Stalin Denounced by Nikita Khrushchev
The Soviet leader gave his famous speech on ‘The Personality Cult and its Consequences’ in a closed session on February 25th, 1956.
“The twentieth congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union assembled in Moscow in the Great Hall of the Kremlin on February 14th, 1956. It was the first since the death of Josef Stalin in 1953, but almost nothing was said about the dead leader until, in closed session on the 25th, 1,500 delegates and many invited visitors listened to an amazing speech by Nikita Khrushchev, First Secretary of the party, on ‘The Personality Cult and its Consequences’.
Khrushchev denounced Stalin, the cult of personality he had fostered and the crimes he had perpetrated, including the execution, torture and imprisonment of loyal party members on false charges. He blamed Stalin for foreign policy errors, for the failings of Soviet agriculture, for ordering mass terror and for mistakes that had led to appalling loss of life in the Second World War and the German occupation of huge areas of Soviet territory.
Khrushchev’s audience heard him in almost complete silence, broken only by astonished murmurs. The delegates did not dare even to look at each other as the party secretary piled one horrifying accusation on another for four solid hours. At the end there was no applause and the audience left in a state of shock.
One of those who heard the speech was the young Alexander Yakovlev, later a leading architect of perestroika, who recalled that it shook him to his roots. He sensed Khrushchev was telling the truth, but it was a truth that frightened him. Generations in the Soviet Union had revered Stalin and linked their lives and hopes with him. Now the past was being shattered and what they had all lived by was being destroyed. ‘Everything crumbled, never to be made whole again.” …
… At the party congress in 1961 Khruschev repeated his attack on Stalin’s memory, this time in open session, and other speakers denounced Stalin’s crimes. The late leader’s body was removed from its place alongside Lenin in the mausoleum in Red Square, and the names of Stalingrad and other such places were changed. When Khrushchev fell from power in 1964, he became an un-person, but was not executed, imprisoned or even banished to Mongolia. The Soviet Union had changed.”
The Second World War
Solzhenitsyn Himself was, unbeknownst to the Communist Party, the son of an Army Officer in the pre- bolshevik revolution (imperial) army of the Czar, who’d been killed.
In the Gulag Archipelago written by Solzhenitsyn during his own time in the Gulag after serving as a Captain in the Soviet Army during World War Two. He had been sentenced to 8 years hard labor for making derogatory comments about Stalin.
At my age 17, or so, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was deported from Russia in 1974. He became a worldwide celebrity, sort of, shying away from the Spotlight, first in Germany, then Zurich, and eventually came to Vermont in the United States. He was a patriotic Russian and returned there in 1994 after the dismantling of the Soviet Union begun by Gorbachav.
It was around then, 1974, I obtained and read the Gulag Archipelago Volume I. I still have not read the next three volumes but will be doing so soon. My dad was a cold-warrior involved in weapons systems from bombers to missiles, including the Minute Man as a mechanical engineer. My dad was a brilliant man.
My recollections of the book by Solzhenitsyn (Gulag Archipelago Vol. 1) was the paradox stated by that author inasmuch as he was not free in the Soviet System until he went to their prison. I also experienced this here as an American at odds with his now secularized government when they merely tried to imprison me.
I predicted my deliverance by God to over a thousand people and shed my “public pretender” recorded my representative counsel in the alleged confrontational system, recording my attorney in a three way phone call telling me to “F-OFF” and he was not doing what I “F-ING” told him to do “A-Hole” The transcript of the conversation is in fact, United States District and Appellate court record. in two circuits of the United States Courts.
I had the transcript typed and sent in to me, swore it as an affidavit notarized made nine copies for the Justices of the US Supreme Court another five for the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and Two for the District Court. They brought me in had me examined by a lawyer who is also a psychiatrist declared me rational and logical and allowed me to represent myself.
I went on to defeat the “United States By And Through Its Undersigned Attorneys” not once but twice. So for that moment the Constitution held because of the integrity of one United States Magistrate, The Honorable, Sarah W. Hays, whose constitutionally correct ruling in her Report and Recommendation was adopted by the United States District Court.
The second illegal attempt at a trial was more easily dispensed with in 40 days. United States District Court Judge, The Honorable Carlos Murguia dismissed the case May 5, 2003. Happy Cinco Dimayo.
Two federal district court dismissals without any attorney. I obeyed the Lord and through him “told the end from the beginning.” As Jesus promised The Spirit gave me the words to say at that time.
The Lord was there the day I was first falsely accused by corrupt police. I was a law abiding citizen, that day abiding by the law and still possessed of all rights as such. Most accused do not. The legal profession is worse than the press. So here is the result:
Countries with the most prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants, as of June 2020
Solzhenitsyn On Truth
Courage according to Solzhenitsyn reflects truth and is necessary to forwarding the truth because men love sex, money and power but they do not love the truth. Jesus told the truth one night to the Sanhedrin, and High Priest, then Herod, then Pilate who found no basis for a charge and wanted to let Jesus go.
Solzhenitsyn told the truth and since his country was run by Antifa-like and BLM-esqu children of a reckless aimless Marxist revolution like the one these mobs are trying to stage here right now, he spent eight years in the Russian Industrial Prison System. Now, since I am endowed with inalienable rights under the greatest political document given by God to mankind my pretrial custody ended in dismissal with prejudice. This is a great country with a system still able to resist the evil coming on the world.
Solzhenitsyn on Freedom
Freedom is the cornerstone in the Constitution. The purpose of the document is and was to stem the tide of men and their evil scheming to rule over others in abusive exercise of power. We have the right to worship as we please without any interference from government. This of course is limited also in the respect for the rights of others. In short the members of one religion cannot tell the members of another not to eat bacon. Nor complain and get the national anthem banned. Nor exemption from criminal penalties for personal crimes such as rape, stealing or honor killings.
Some people with rubber cement for brains limp wristed-ly claim the BIIIBul sez “Thou shalt not kill.” No it does not. It says You shall not commit murder.
I also hear the rubber cement for brains crowd saying idiotic things like “We have to give up our rights” Paul in Acts 22 asserting his right glue heads:
Acts 22: 23-29:
“As they were shouting and throwing off their cloaks and flinging dust into the air, 24 the commander ordered that Paul be taken into the barracks. He directed that he be flogged and interrogated in order to find out why the people were shouting at him like this. 25 As they stretched him out to flog him, Paul said to the centurion standing there, “Is it legal for you to flog a Roman citizen who hasn’t even been found guilty?”
26 When the centurion heard this, he went to the commander and reported it. “What are you going to do?” he asked. “This man is a Roman citizen.”
27 The commander went to Paul and asked, “Tell me, are you a Roman citizen?”
“Yes, I am,” he answered.
28 Then the commander said, “I had to pay a lot of money for my citizenship.”
“But I was born a citizen,” Paul replied.
29 Those who were about to interrogate him withdrew immediately. The commander himself was alarmed when he realized that he had put Paul, a Roman citizen, in chains.”
You see it meant something to be a Roman Citizen. In the United States you have only the rights you can defend for yourself. In the former Soviet Union the Chairman of the party defended you or you had no rights at all.
Solzhenitsyn On Justice
We have watched while Ms. Clinton was allowed to destroy evidence in regard to illegal E-mails without justice acting on the behalf of our children, as Aleksandr here articulates.
Then this Russian collusion haox now being revealed might be moving so ever slowly toward justice and if they committed crimes equivalent to President Nixon’s then we need to see indictments, Mr. Barr since you are responsible as head of the Department of Justice.
Solzhenitsyn on Superficial Press
The Press has clearly taken sides in the philosophical cultural war. They have compromised themselves in their reporting to promote their opinions; rather than report the facts as they lie.
How many the evident partisan rushes to judgment such as that in the Russia Collusion hoax have we seen?
Biden? He’s on tape stating he used American power and prestige to get the prosecutor investigating his son and the company he worked for fired, or no Billion dollars in aid. Biden is incapable of loading beans in a bag and because the left hates Trump and the voters who elected him its OK to have an empty bean bag in the White House?
Solzhenitsyn on Godless Socialism
Yes, the crisis of leadership announced politically by President Ronald Reagan has more and more polluted the waters all now calling Washington D.C. The Swamp.
I grew up on the edge of the swamp in Louisiana and I wish you’d stop insulting stagnant waters full of water moccasins, snapping turtles and alligators. The swamp is nowhere near as nasty as Washington D.C., a septic lagoon.
Here’s a joke for you:
What’s the difference between Washington D.C and Las Vegas? Answer: In Vegas the drunks gamble with their own money.
We will talk more about all of this next time.
Oh yeah we were going to get a quote from Richard Dawkins, “The Lord of the Turnips”
“Evolution is a fact. Beyond reasonable doubt, beyond serious doubt, beyond sane, informed, intelligent doubt, beyond doubt evolution is a fact. The evidence for evolution is at least as strong as the evidence for the Holocaust, even allowing for eye witnesses to the Holocaust. It is the plain truth that we are cousins of chimpanzees, somewhat more distant cousins of monkeys, more distant cousins still of aardvarks and manatees, yet more distant cousins of bananas and turnips…continue the list as long as desired. That didn’t have to be true. It is not self-evidently, tautologically, obviously true, and there was a time when most people, even educated people, thought it wasn’t. It didn’t have to be true, but it is. We know this because a rising flood of evidence supports it. Evolution is a fact, and this book will demonstrate it. No reputable scientist disputes it, and no unbiased reader will close the book doubting it.” Richard Dawkins from Greatest Show On Earth
I am still so tickled by this one I’m going with it again.
Biology Department at Oxford.
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