Emerald Robinson – Solzhenitsyn Predicted America’s Current Plight in 1983

Emerald Robinson – Solzhenitsyn Predicted America’s Current Plight in 1983

On the heels of the previous post from Dr. Victor Davis Hanson, Emerald Robinson’s sharing  of a 1983 speech of Soviet dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn is especially profound.

Solzhenitsyn is stunningly insightful and prophetic.  Might be tempting to say he missed everything by 40 years, but on a human timeline, 40 years is nothing.  He learned and felt truth from experience.  America’s and the West’s core problem:  “Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.”

Other excerpts:

The entire 20th century is being sucked into the vortex of atheism and self-destruction.

Militant atheism is not merely incidental or marginal to communist policy; it is not a side effect, but the central pivot. To achieve its diabolic ends, communism needs to control a population devoid of religious and national feeling, and this entails a destruction of faith and nationhood.

The concepts of good and evil have been ridiculed for several centuries; banished from common use, they have been replaced by political or class considerations of short-lived value.

Atheist teachers in the West are bringing up a younger generation in a spirit of hate for their own society. Amid all the vituperation, it has been forgotten that the defects of capitalism represent the basic flaws of human nature, freed from all limitations just as the various human rights are; that under communism (and communism breathes down the neck of all moderate forms of socialism, which are unstable) — under communism the very same flaws become completely unbridled in any person with the last degree of authority; and that everyone else under that system truly does attain ‘equality’ — the equality of destitute slaves.

The social theories which have promised so much have demonstrated their bankruptcy, leaving us in a dead end. The free people of the West could reasonably have been expected to understand that their environment includes numerous freely nurtured falsehoods, and not to allow lies to be foisted upon them so easily. All attempts to find a way out of the plight of today’s world are fruitless without a repentant return of our consciousness to the Creator of all: without this, no exit will be illumined, and we shall be unable to find our way. The means we have left for ourselves are too impoverished for the task. We must first recognize the horror perpetrated not by some outside force, not by class or national enemies, but within each of us individually, and within every society.

Our life consists not in the pursuit of material success but in the quest of worthy spiritual growth. Our entire earthly existence is but a transitional stage in the movement toward something higher, and we must not stumble and fall, nor must we linger fruitlessly on one rung of the ladder. Material laws alone do not explain our life or give it direction. The laws of physics and physiology will never reveal the indisputable manner in which The Creator constantly, day in and day out, participates in the life of each of us, unfailingly granting us the energy of existence…


Solzhenitsyn Predicted America’s Current Plight in 1983