he Harlot of Babylon. Joseph Stalin. Threshold 14
The Harlot of Babylon. Joseph Stalin. Threshold 14
There were presented: the AG (Angel-Guardian), the AD (Angel-Destroyer); the witnesses: Nikolai Berdyaev (a religious philosopher), Alexander Block, George Dimitrov, Leon Trotsky and Ivan Ilyin.
'I would consider church's blame of capitalistic regime and church's acknowledgement of reality of socialism and working society as a great truth' (N. Berdyaev).
"So let's sum up," the AG said. "Natural humanity is not fraternity at all, and this is a mistake of starry-eyed socialists. Humanity consists of fallen egoists, potential and evident vampires, and the greatest meaning of historical process is in the fact that man is isolated in it, left to himself and has a possibility to directly apply to the Creator and establish perfectly conscious and free relations with him, i.e. recognize or not recognize high divine origin in himself, obey or disobey the Plan.
Western civilization released human consciousness from all outer restrictions, declared absolute human rights, i.e. bad endlessness of desires with no opportunity to satisfy all of them.
It is self-affirmation leading to failure.
Socialism is right when it rises against present lie which root is in the fact that social system of this age is based on vampirism (egoism) of individuals. Hence enmity, competition and all other social evil things appear.
The Creator's Plan is based on everybody's submission to supernatural origin united by complementarity and love. Church confesses this Law of God too. However 'many are called, but few are chosen'. Lifetime 'God's Kingdom within us' is given by faith and grace to free hearts who have chosen it, i.e. by miracle.
But in the world that 'lieth in wickedness' man reasons like this, "All right, I will sacrifice myself and submit my egoistic nature but for whose sake? For the same vampires, i.e. when I reject egoism in myself I only increase it in others and only breed vampires multiplying evil."
The Plan which is based on complementarity, mutual aid and love is possible only when "everybody submits to absolute moral origin, with respect to which they are equal as well as all finite quantities are equal with respect to some finite value.
These are relations of conciliarity or loving family where a member of the family feels good when all family feels good and where 'the elder' serve 'the younger' supporting and strengthening them because they are weaker because if the most insignificant chimneysweep doesn't clean a stove in time a fire may arise. Creation of such relations in the world 'that lieth in wickedness' is a great miracle.
"And you want to persuade us that 'evil empire'..."
"That Joseph's Antivampiria was the very beautiful and daring attempt. Hence all of these numerous 'one cannot'.
'Be true to the people, thus Stalin has reared us'.
All members of a family work voluntarily and honestly as much as their gifts allow them; they bear each other's grieves and forgive each other but sit down to table together, and it is unthinkable that a brother-professor should have got caviar and a brother-ploughman - ordinary fish in tomato sauce.
In the Scripture even a brother who gabbed about in unknown places in a strange land while others work for their family was met by his loving father as the dearest son because he 'was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found' (Luke 15:24. The Parable of the Prodigal Son).
'... Everyone has his own gift as it is written. But you, brethren, being united by love and due to this love develop deeds and virtues of each other... and by this communion every one of you has his neighbour's gifts except his own: our good passes mutually from everyone to all and backwards' (the St. Theodor the Studite).
"Why have you compared holy monastic community with atheistic state?"
"There are no atheistic states, son of darkness. I say again and again that no decrees can abolish the Way, the Truth and the Life, and that's what the Christ is.
'Russian tsars did one good deed; they created a vast state as far as Kamchatka. We inherited this state. And it was for the first time that we, Bolsheviks, united and strengthened this state as a single and indivisible one not in behalf of landowners and capitalists but to the benefit of working people and all nations making up this state.
We have united the state so that every its part when it is separated from the common socialistic state not only couldn't harm it but couldn't exist independently and would sell itself into bondage to somebody. Therefore, everyone who tries to ruin this unity of socialistic state or separate some of its part or nationality is an enemy, a sworn enemy of the state and peoples of the USSR.
And we will destroy every enemy of the kind, even if he is an old Bolshevil, we will destroy all his kinsmen and all his family...' (1937, Joseph's speech at the dinner at Voroshilov's place, the witness Dimitrov).
"That's super," the AD whistled, "and you are going to quote this to justify Joseph?"
"Let peoples who are wandering on independent ruins of Antivampitia have their say at the Judgment. Doesn't a shepherd bear responsibility before God for the sheep that were entrusted to him?
"And what about 'a tear of an innocent child?"
"Those innocent martyred children are suffering in the capitalistic hell after destroying their country.
"Do you really say so, son of light!?"
"War is war and defence is defence."
THE PAGES OF JOSEPH'S LIFE
In 1920 he was appointed president of the commission for foundation of the Autonomous Tatar Soviet Republic.
He was appointed president of the commission for supplying the Western front armies with uniforms. By the decision of the Soviet of Labour and Defence he was appointed president of the commission for supplying the army with ammunition, rifles and machineguns.
On the occasion of Poland's aggression against the Soviet republic he was sent to the South-Western front. The Red Army captured Kiev. By the order of Politbureau of the Russian Communist Party (Bolsheviks) he formed the Revolutionary War Council of the front against general Vrangel. The Red Army captured Aleshki, Kakhovka and other points on the Dnieper River.
He took part in the work of the 9th All-Russian conference, left for the Northern Caucasus and Azerbaijan, controlled the works of the regional conference of Don an Caucasus regional communistic organizations. He made a report 'Three Years of Proletarian Dictatorship, a report 'Tasks of party and soviet work in Azerbaijan, a report in Temir-Khan-Shura about tasks of party and soviet organs on occasion of declaration of Dagestan's autonomy. At the congress of Dagestan's peoples he declared soviet autonomy of Dagestan. At the congress of peoples of Terek region he made a report 'Soviet Autonomy of Terek Region'. He took part in the work of the 8th All-Russian Congress of Soviets, was elected a member of All-Russian Central Executive Committee and a member of the Presidium of the Central Committee.
The witness Leon Trotsky, 'He didn't possess the qualities that attracted sympathies. But nature lavishly endowed him cold persistence and practical wit. He never obeyed his own feelings and always could to submit them to his interests. Distrust to masses and individuals was a basis of Stalin's nature.'
'Stalin always needs violence against himself in order to raise general conclusion and accept distant revolutionary perspective. Like all empiricists he is essentially a sceptic who in addition has cynical character. He does not believe in great historic opportunities, HUMAN CAPACITIES FOR IMPROVEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR PUBLIC REORGANIZATION IN RADICAL TRENDS. Bitter hostility to realities makes him capable for bold actions'.
'Historical dialectics have already caught him by its hook and will raise him. He is needed by all bureaucrats, shopkeepers, wealthy peasants, villains - for all those people who sprout out of the ground fertilized by revolution. He is able to become their leader; he has a deserved reputation of an old revolutionary. He will make his own image in the eyes of the country by this.
He possesses will and courage. He will not fear to rely on them and use them against the party. He has already started this work. He selects villains of party around himself' (Leon Trotsky).
'Yea, [they are] greedy dogs [which] can never have enough, and they [are] shepherds [that] cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter' (Isaiah 56:11).
'All the crisis endured now by Russia and all the world is essentially a spiritual one. Its reason is impoverishment of religiosity, i.e. whole-hearted life and death faithfulness to God and God's work on the earth. This is a reason of all other things: diminishing of spiritual character, shallowing and profanation of human existence, triumph of vulgarity in spiritual culture, disappearance of chivalry and degeneration of civicism. Russians are able to invisibly revive in visible dying; may the Christ's resurrection be glorified in us"' (the witness I. A. Ilyin).
'What is planned? Remaking and renewing everything so that false, dirty, boring and imageless life of ours can become just, pure, joyous and wonderful one' (A. Block).
"And I say," the AG commented, 'that it is 'imageless', i.e. without God's image. Such public life and such system cannot be pleased to Heaven. I' am discussing the problem of necessity to search for reconstruction of the world or maximal alternative of 'multiplication of harvest. Joseph didn't try to remake the entire world; he wanted to lead his own flock and peoples entrusted to him away from the world lying in wickedness and being doomed to perdition. He saved them as much as his seminarian understanding of 'salvation' allowed him, desiring to redeem them from their imageless life that was unpleased to God.
He believed that it was the Creator who allowed red revolutions to be performed when corruption and a number of vampires overfilled the cup of his wrath!
'Woe to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing city!
Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves; they gnaw not the bones till the morrow.
Her prophets are light and treacherous persons: her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have done violence to the lawWoe to him that increaseth that which is not his! how long? and to him that ladeth himself with thick clay!
Shall they not rise up suddenly that shall bite thee, and awake that shall vex thee, and thou shalt be for booties unto them?' (Zephaniah 3:3-4: Habakkuk 2:6-7).
And he believed in the prophesy of Revelation about the last days and about the harlot of Babylon, i.e. the symbolic trade and political centre of the future single antichrist's kingdom with universal government, universal currency and universal religion.
Centre of luxury, unrestrained lust, various lie and evil deeds symbolizes universal desire for money, luxury, power, glory, fornication beyond all reasonable laws. This is a society of unrestrained consumption and reason of all human vices in all ages because a lot of generations desiring for 'the harlot of Babylon' were drawn along 'the broad way' of endless sinful enjoyments leading to death.
'With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.'
The harlot sits 'upon many waters', i.e. she makes hostile and depraving influence upon many nations. 'The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.'
The harlot sits 'upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy', i.e. upon devil. Royal scarlet robe is an essence of the ruler of the darkness of this world.
The harlot who sits 'in wilderness' means that she is forsaken by God for her unlimited abomination, i.e. she is doomed to spiritual death and moral perdition.
'And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet color, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication'. This means that the woman will appear as a spreader of godless and immoral culture among people surrounding and submitting to 'Babylon'.
'And upon her forehead [was] a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.'
'And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus'. In the last times Devil being bound by the Christ will again go out of the abyss and unite with the harlot of Babylon to destroy peoples.'
The last kings of the earth, as Revelation testifies, 'receive power as kings one hour (for a short time) with the beast. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.'
And now an angel comes down from heaven, having great power:
'Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.'
That is a source of worldwide unrestrained lust and consumption cursed by God is a reason of all and every sins and abominations, including apostasy, murders, death of saints and prophets who condemned universal sin.
And here is the Lord's command, 'Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.'