American Gulag

Why did the Soviet Union become a gulag of terror?  Why did the worker’s paradise descend into a nightmarish hell?

Shall we lay the blame on Stalin?

Well, of course, we have known the reason for sometime. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn has told us why. It should be to no one’s surprise.

The people turned away from God, certainly not a novel event.

And so it is the turn of the United States to do so.  Oh, yes, we too will experience the horrors of turning away from God.

Such will be our fate for the next ten years.

It was a long time coming, and many point to the day the Warren Court took the Bible out of the school as the beginning of the slide.

In 1963, Earl Warren and crew ruled against Christianity, and Judaism, and Hinduism.

I’m sure their heart was in the right place in thinking it improper to force otherwise non-Christian children into consuming the teachings of Jesus.

But they were wrong.

For there is never not a god.

There is always a god.

And when you take the Christian god or the Jewish god or any god out of a place or institution, you don’t create a vacuum, you leave the empty god of nothingness.

And this god worships nothing save the viscous crude oil the secular media is peddling.

It’s low-quality energy, sulfurous and toxic.

So instead of a high octane, muscular religion, anyone will do, you get a crude mixture of candle oil, barely enough power to light the corner of the patio at a nighttime barbecue.

Which is what we got.

And so now we worship the god of the Kardashians.

And this is one cruel god.

It is also the god of the neo-Romans, people who have abandoned their religion.

This god worships power, money, bling and little else – except maybe a bottle of Stolichnaya vodka.

It demands absolute obedience.  Its Cuban-esqe greed is insatiable.

Virtue is not its own reward; virtue demands reward.

Instead of undertaking a task for the purpose of glorifying God, we ask God how can we pivot and parley this virtue into a fortune.

And if God doesn’t respond we become embittered.

We bitch about our ship never coming into port.

It’s a subtle difference, asking God to enrich us, but it’s the difference between asking not what God can do for us, but what we can do for God.

Of course, America has always been a morally dubious undertaking.  Money has always had its followers here.

Nevertheless, there was once an America when and where how you played the game was important.

Can we say the same today?

No.

America has completely abandoned the true God in all God’s manifestations.

The fragile soul of the individual is out; the immortal soul of the collective is in.

If society is perfect, we will be perfect.  

If the collective is perfect, we will be perfect.

So we purge imperfections be it in language, dress, custom and culture.

That’s what cancel culture is.

Soon enough, imperfect people, an insult to society, will be purged as well.

Welcome to the gulag.

 

Archer Crosley, MD

McAllen, TX

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Copyright 2020   Archer Crosley   All Rights Reserved

 

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