Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Friday, August 26, 2022

Opus 2022-243: Communist Style Future Planning

Did the millions who were killed in the Communist butchery strength or weaken modern Russia?  The twentieth century was the Socialist Death Era.  Between the National Socialists and the International Communist they set records in sociopathic killing that we can hope are never surpassed.  My thinking is focused on the Soviet Union because I just finished the second volume of The Gulag Archipelago.  It is a brutal reminder of the history that our current leaders would rather we not dwell on.

On the weakness side you need to take into consideration that the first targets were the best and the brightest.  The Russian Revolution was the product of the intellectuals working toward a perfect world in which they were in charge.  They didn’t know that the first step in achieving Utopia is to kill off all the creators.  So the first wave of people brutalized and murdered in the Soviet prison camps were the college professors, engineers, scientists, doctors and anyone else who had shown they had a creative bent.  In many of the cases it could not have happened to a more deserving bunch.  As time went on they kept weeding out people who had initiative and spoke up with an idea that went against the grain of the political officers.  

How much did the Communists lower the average IQ of the Soviet Union with their killing?

On the strength side you must understand the masses of compliant, non-resistant sheep that were slaughtered.  When they ran out of college professors and top-notch students they went for what was left over.  They had quotas to meet and if you were in the wrong place at the wrong time you found yourself on the way to a work gang.  The work often involved working in Arctic conditions with no coat and broken down shoes.  You also were starved.  

Which will have the greatest influence in the long run?

homo unius libri

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