COMMENT: Response to American problems | Notice
COMMENT: America: A Dream Deferred
According to Solzhenitsyn, the violent revolution followed impiety and increased impiety: “It was once again Dostoyevsky who drew from the French Revolution and his apparent hatred of the Church the lesson that ‘the revolution must necessarily begin. by atheism. ‘ This is absolutely true. But the world had never before known such organized, militarized and stubbornly malicious impiety as that practiced by Marxism. In the philosophical system of Marx and Lenin, and at the heart of their psychology, hatred of God is the main engine, more fundamental than all their political and economic pretensions. Militant atheism is not simply incidental or marginal to communist politics; it is not a side effect, but the central pivot. To achieve its evil ends, communism must control a population devoid of religious and national sentiment, resulting in the destruction of faith and nationality.
Solzhenitsyn then explained the opposite of Marxism and secularism of his time. Prophetically, this provides the answer to the rise of Marxism and anarchy that we see in America today. As Solzhenitsyn explains, unlike the group, racial, and class divisions of Marxism, America must turn to God, both as a nation and as individuals:
“All attempts to find a way out of the distress of the world today are in vain unless we redirect our conscience, in repentance, to the Creator of all: without this no way out will be illuminated, and we will seek it in vain. The resources we have set aside are too depleted for the task. We must first recognize the horror perpetrated not by an outside force, not by class or national enemies, but in each of us individually and within each society. This is especially true of a free and highly developed society, for here in particular we have surely brought everything upon ourselves, of our own accord. We ourselves, in our thoughtless daily selfishness, tighten this noose. “