Live Not By Lies

“In his very first speech on his very first trip to the USA in 1975, the fifty-six year old Solzhenitsy asked the question he wanted to ask Americans most of his adult life. He set it up by comparing America’s historic aversion to alliance with Czarist Russia to Roosevelt’s rush to recognize a far more repressive and infinitely more violent Bolshevik Russian in 1933. Pre-Revolutionary executions, by the Czarist government came to about seventeen per year, Solzhenitsyn said, while, as a point of comparison, the Spanish Inquisition at its height destroyed ten persons per month. In the Revolutionary years of 1918 and 1919, he continued, the Checka executed without trial more than a thousand per month. At the height of Stalin’s terror in 1937-1938, tens of thousands of people were shot per month. The author of the Gulag Archipelago put it all together like so:

‘ Here are the figures: 17 a year, 10 a month, more than 1,000 a month, more than 40,000 a month! Thus, that which had made it difficult for the democratic West to form an alliance with pre-revolutionary Russia had, by 1941, grown to such an extent and still did not prevent the entire united democracy of the world – England, France, the United States, Canada, Australia and small countries – from entering into a military alliance with the Soviet Union. How is this to be explained? How can we understand it?'”

Diana West
American Betrayal — p. 195

How can we understand it… indeed.

The only conclusion that can be offered in light of books like “Blacklisted by History,” and “Stalin’s Secret Agents: The Subversion of Roosevelt’s Government,” by M. Stanton Evans, “American Betrayal,” by Diana West, “Freedom Betrayed,” by President Herbert Hoover, and “Dupes: How America’s Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century,” by Paul Kengor is that the US Government for up to twenty-seven years, from 1933-1961 was a vassal government beholden to Communist interests in the USSR.

The FDR years found Soviet agents thicker than cats on a milking cow with a wounded teat during milking time. From as high up as the un-elected co-President Harry Hopkins, to the #2 man at Treasury (Harry Dexter White) to business consultant on Soviet Affairs (Armand Hammer) to FDR’s attendant at Yalta (Alger Hiss) to the men who turned China Communist (Lauchlin Currie, Owen Latimore) to the General in charge of “Lend-Lease” stationed in Moscow, to scores and scores burrowed deep into the infrastructure at the Department of Agriculture, the State Department, and the Treasury Department as well as being sprinkled generously across the spectrum of Federal Departments. From top to bottom the Federal government was occupied territory.

The answer to Solzhenitsyn’s question as to why the Americans — our Fathers — were so quick to recognize the USSR is because our Fathers were at that time a puppet Government, bought and paid for by our Suzerain, the Bolsheviks. America, for at least twenty-seven years was Soviet occupied territory.

And the consequences?

The consequences was the death of millions and millions of people in the crematorium that was the Communist world. The consequences further was the captivity and enslavement of millions and millions more forever shut off from freedom and civilization by an Iron Curtain that we helped knit and bring down on Eastern and Central Europe as well as China.

The consequences included the self-inflicted damages we did on our own people and times. Because of the lies turned to truth by the alchemy of cover-up, destroyed careers, and outright baldfaced lies our willingness to live by lies told to us by our “leadership,” we turned the idea of truth into a game of “spin the bottle.” Because we divorced facts from implications, knowledge from inevitable conclusions, and logic from judgment we mortally damaged our epistemology to the point that we came to believe that we could live by any reality we decided to create. It is a shorter trip than we think from accepting the Nazis were responsible for the Katyn Forrest massacres despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary to accepting that men also can experience menses cramps.

A people who do not know their history — who have chosen to live by lies — are a people who are easily manipulated as concerns their future. There is a need to let the sunshine of truth blow through our recent history because if we do not it will happen all over again. It is already happening again. Even now we are doing what our Fathers did when they lived by lies in this ear. We are accepting the lies being told to our by our leadership that “Islam is a religion of Peace,” that “Diversity is our Strength,” and that “Climate Change may destroy the planet.” These are all lies and they gain traction in part because for decades now we have been a people who have “lived by lies.”

Author: jetbrane

I am a Pastor of a small Church in Mid-Michigan who delights in my family, my congregation and my calling. I am postmillennial in my eschatology. Paedo-Calvinist Covenantal in my Christianity Reformed in my Soteriology Presuppositional in my apologetics Familialist in my family theology Agrarian in my regional community social order belief Christianity creates culture and so Christendom in my national social order belief Mythic-Poetic / Grammatical Historical in my Hermeneutic Pre-modern, Medieval, & Feudal before Enlightenment, modernity, & postmodern Reconstructionist / Theonomic in my Worldview One part paleo-conservative / one part micro Libertarian in my politics Systematic and Biblical theology need one another but Systematics has pride of place Some of my favorite authors, Augustine, Turretin, Calvin, Tolkien, Chesterton, Nock, Tozer, Dabney, Bavinck, Wodehouse, Rushdoony, Bahnsen, Schaeffer, C. Van Til, H. Van Til, G. H. Clark, C. Dawson, H. Berman, R. Nash, C. G. Singer, R. Kipling, G. North, J. Edwards, S. Foote, F. Hayek, O. Guiness, J. Witte, M. Rothbard, Clyde Wilson, Mencken, Lasch, Postman, Gatto, T. Boston, Thomas Brooks, Terry Brooks, C. Hodge, J. Calhoun, Llyod-Jones, T. Sowell, A. McClaren, M. Muggeridge, C. F. H. Henry, F. Swarz, M. Henry, G. Marten, P. Schaff, T. S. Elliott, K. Van Hoozer, K. Gentry, etc. My passion is to write in such a way that the Lord Christ might be pleased. It is my hope that people will be challenged to reconsider what are considered the givens of the current culture. Your biggest help to me dear reader will be to often remind me that God is Sovereign and that all that is, is because it pleases him.

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