RU 34/2008 - RUSSIA, Solzhenitsyn
RUSSIA: Solzhenitsyn, giant of Christian resistance, died on August 3rd, 2008 in his house near Moscow. He was almost 90 years old.
Let us point out some facts of his long life: when he was still in the womb of his mother, his father died of an accident during hunting. From that time, Russia became his true fatherland, even ravaged by Communism. Under Stalin he is sent to the Gulag during 8 years. Still in Russia, he writes several devastating books for communist cruelty by revealing the reality of the gulags in the Occident: first, “A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch”, and then the 3 famous volumes of “The Gulag Archipelago”. After the 2nd World War, he also was concerned by the materialistic decline in the Occident. In 1974 he is honoured with the Nobel Prize of literature, and chased from the USSR. He then settles during 20 years in the U.S., since France had refused to him the asylum which he had requested. President Giscard d'Estaing made transmit this refusal to him by Michel Poniatowski, then Minister of Interior Department (while granting this asylum to the monstrous Ayatollah Commeiny of Iran). In 1993 he returns to Russia, while passing by the Vendee region in France where he inaugurates on September 25th a memorial in honour of the innumerable victims of the French Revolutionaries at Luc-on-Boulogne (Republican massacres in February 1794, in particular the fire of the church of this village filled with hundreds of women and children). Since, he has been living withdrawn to his family datcha, where he remained ignored by the media of the West, for which he was not politically correct, and was considered peremptorily as “too nationalist and reactionary”. In fact, the revolutionary “human rights” were for Solzhenitsyn “only silly things”, and the French slogan `freedom, equality and fraternity' was for him intrinsically contradictory and utopian”. At the time of his funerals, on August 6th, all the European ambassadors stationed in Moscow were present, except the one of France. Only two French politicians travelled to Moscow to honour Alexander Solzhenitsyn: the deputies Philippe de Villiers and Dominique Souchet, both from Vendee. Of course, after the death of the Christian resistant Solzhenitsyn the tongues got untied in exuberant praises, including the one of president Nicolas Sarkozy: “I greet this great conscience!”, which did not prevent him, instead of going to honour Solzhenitsyn in his coffin in Moscow, to fly away 2 days later with 50 French personalities towards Beijing in order to sacrifice on the Olympic altar built by the Chinese bosses of the new gulags. Indeed, let’s recall that, in direct continuation of the Nazi camps and the Soviet gulags, the Chinese are practicing today the `laogais' where, since their creation by Mao Tse-tung, one estimates that 50 million “counter-revolutionaries” have passed - or trespassed, often after being deprived of their organs, a lucrative lugubrious communist market. But Bush and Sarkozy went to drink Champagne with those barbarian despots at the time of the opening of the Olympic Games. It’s natural that they don’t like Solzhenitsyn, those hypocrites!
To finish, here are some quotations of Solzhenitsyn. At the university of Harvard he declared in 1978: “The Western depravities are the continuation of the materialistic humanism of the Lights which are only the proclaimed and practiced autonomy of Man face to any force above him. We placed too much hope in policy and social reforms, only to discover at the end that we have been deprived of our most precious treasure: our spiritual life. It’s crushed under the boots of the communist bands in the East, and of business in the West.” In front of 15,000 students he hammered: “A decline of courage is the most striking characteristic that an external observer can see in the West. Should it be recalled that, since the olden days, a decline of courage has always been considered as the primary symptom of the end? ”, while finishing by a solemn appeal in favour of the return of morals and religion, “including in the public domain”. - (ru; cf. LSN Aug.6, V.A. Aug. 14)