Along with the many similarities between the Bolshevik coup d’état in 1917 Russia and the neo-Bolshevik/globalist one in 2020 America there is also a crucial difference. In 1917, Russia was already one thousand years old and the Russian people even older. There was a Russian ETHNOS; Russians were a well-defined ethnic group that spoke their native language and resided on their native land. While the proto-globalist Bolsheviks did everything they could to destroy the Russian people and carve up Russian territory, an endeavor in which they were largely successful, the destruction of Russia itself was beyond their ken.
Bolshevik proto-globalists did manage to carve out of Russia all the fake countries that we have on the map today from Tajikistan to Moldova, from Belarus to Ukraine, but even they had to bow down to Russia’s supremacy in that part of the world. The opening line of the Soviet national anthem pays homage to Russia’s supreme role in the union: “An unbreakable union of free peoples was forged together by Mighty Rus!”
America is different.
In 1776, Americans were both ethnically and linguistically the children of the British Isles: people who, like our grown sons and daughters, decided to forge their own way in the world, but could never shed the genes that they had inherited from us. Back then, America was a loose federation of independent states, a continuation by different means of the British imperial colonial project governed by a set of republican principles known as the Constitution. It could be expected that with the passage of time American national identity would grow, but in fact the opposite was true. The America of today is orders of magnitude less, not more, ethnically, linguistically, culturally, and religiously cohesive than the America of the time of its founding.
Today’s America is an oligarchic meritocracy ruled over by an unelected bicoastal elite that derives its power from the progressive globalist movement rather than from the American people. It is thus naturally true that it is to that movement rather than to the American people that the American oligarchy owes its allegiance.
The musty parchment on which the Constitution and its first ten amendments were written nearly a quarter of a millennium ago are given increasingly perfunctory lip service by American institutions, nothing more.
In the centuries that passed between the collapse of the ancient Roman republic and its transmutation into an oriental-style empire, the old rules were not abolished de jure, though they were certainly not followed in practice. This pretense was useful in keeping the masses in check; it was, in fact, one of the key pillars of the “circuses” that the imperial Roman government provided to its citizenry. The American Founding Fathers knew much of ancient Rome and admired its republican beginnings. Little did they know (or perhaps they did) that America would follow in Rome’s footsteps of moral, physical, and spiritual decline; of greed, of degeneracy, and finally of tyranny.
In 1917, Russia was spinning out of control, torn apart by the global historical processes of rapid advances in technology and communications, advances that took time to propagate through a country that constituted over 15% of the total global landmass. These were the same processes that brought us both world wars and brought the one country that was both large enough and nimble enough to make the necessary adjustments, the US, to the top of the global pecking order.
The tragedy, from the Russian perspective, was that just as Russia was making great strides towards navigating this tectonic change for the benefit of all its inhabitants, it was brought down by a nihilistic group of ideologues who believed that as long as there were ANY poverty and injustice left in the country, the tsarist regime would be illegitimate and thus the fitting subject of a violent revolution. Every means to this end was acceptable to these opportunists, including a world war, a trait that made them indispensable to Russia’s foreign enemies.
The story of Russia’s tragic near death is embodied in the Ulyanov family. The father was a school headmaster who had been rewarded with a non-hereditary noble title for his decades of excellence in education. As such, he was among the many beneficiaries of Russia’s success in the last half of the 19th century. His sons, Alexandr and Vladimir were not impressed. Alexandr had been radicalized in college by all or nothing nihilists who expected the impossible from the tsarist government and in 1887 he was hanged for plotting an assassination attempt against Tsar Alexander III, the father of Russia’s last monarch, Nicholas II. Upon his death, Vladimir, hell-bent on revenge, joined the revolutionary movement, which saw him exiled to Switzerland, where he would have doubtlessly stayed, forgotten in the second story walk-up of an unremarkable Zurich apartment building, had it not been for the First World War and Germany’s urgent need to stop Russia’s 1917 resurgence on the Eastern Front, so they could focus all their forces on the Western one.
Germany smuggled the master agitator into Russia using a sealed armored train. Within a few short months the Russian Empire was gone and the Bolshevik government signed what amounted to a surrender treaty with the Germans. The entire Bolshevik movement was funded by Russia’s external enemies. It was they who pushed Russia over the brink into the abyss of self-immolation, causing tens of millions of innocent lives to be lost. But in the end, the Russian people, especially the Russian elites were also to blame. They were patriotic, but complacent. They loved their motherland and fought for her in the post-revolutionary civil war, but could not find the means to counteract the highly sophisticated agitprop of the Bolsheviks and sway the peasantry and the factory workers to their side. They simply failed to expose the Bolsheviks for what they were: treasonous liars who wanted nothing more than to see Russia brought to her knees.
The American Constitution recognized the God-given right of citizens to peacefully assemble in the furtherance of any peaceful goal, be it political, professional, religious, or any other. Throughout American history, such gatherings were both common and effective. Americans gathered to support both the abolition and the continuation of slavery, the abolition and continuation of Jim Crow laws, the creation of labor unions, and the withdrawal from Vietnam. In many cases, these gatherings were able to affect America’s policies and politics, change minds, and bring about the change that the people so gathered were advocating. This was all as envisioned by the Founding Fathers.
What the Founding Fathers have perhaps failed to envision were gatherings and peaceful assemblies in support of the abolition of the American Republic itself. Whether they could have envisioned it or not, this is indeed what is taking place in America today.
Many Americans, including many American traditionalists, find solace in recent protests and demonstrations being “peaceful”, or at least partially so. They condemn the violence and the riots, but applaud the “peaceful protesters”. What they neglect to ponder upon, however, is the goal in the furtherance of which these people are assembling. This goal is no longer a limited-scope one, such as the abolition of slavery or the end of the Vietnam War. The goal of today’s protests is the abolition of the American Constitutional Republic.
The protest organizers may call it by different names, by various euphemisms such as the abolition of “racism”, but we must realize that to them racism is synonymous with America. To the protest organizers and those who support them, America had been born in sin and continued to double up on it with each year of its existence. Nothing but the wholesale destruction of America can thus ever atone for the sin that is at the base of its creation. The folks peacefully marching down Lexington Avenue in Manhattan, the doctors and nurses who stepped out of the nearby hospital to applaud them, they all want one thing: the destruction of America.
America is on the verge of being destroyed by the same lethal combination of forces that very nearly destroyed Russia: the nihilistic ideological position that no system is legitimate if even one person or group are unable to thrive in it, the cynical support for this ideology and its adherents by America’s many external enemies, and finally the apathy of the patriotic masses and the reluctance of the same to recognize the mortal danger in which they find themselves.
It could perhaps be possible to retain a degree of optimism about America’s long-term survival, had America, like Russia, been in a possession of an ethno-linguistic-religious backstop. Russia cannot be fully destroyed because at its core there is the Russian-speaking, Greek Orthodox Russian ethnos. This ethnos over its ten centuries of existence had known countless triumphs and tragedies, but could never be fully destroyed and not for lack of trying by enemies both foreign and domestic. Not so with America. The US has neither ethnic, nor linguistic, nor religious center. In fact, America is rapidly fracturing along all of these axes. The number of ethnic, linguistic, and religious (including the religions of progressivism, climate change, etc.) groupings in America is rapidly growing. There is divergence rather than convergence.
The only thing that is holding America together is an ephemeral prosperity and a set of principles that half its population finds abhorrent.
The growing number of voices in the American traditionalist crowd who are calling for a national “divorce” are in fact recognizing that America, unlike Russia, can and likely will be utterly destroyed. They are simply advocating for a peaceful rather than violent destruction. Alas, America’s riches and its many foreign enemies will not allow for such a peaceful separation. America’s destruction will be violent, with every carrion eater both foreign and domestic fighting tooth and nail for their share in the spoils.
Optimism, eternal sunny optimism, the kind of optimism exuded by the characters played by Gene Kelly in “Singin’ in the Rain” and “An American in Paris” had long been the trademark characteristic of most Americans. For the longest time, startling as it was to non-Americans, this optimism, this blind faith in a better future, had been fully justified. But, my friends, these times are sadly behind us. There is little to be optimistic about in America’s future, both short term and long. Nobody can tell how things will develop, but cautious pessimism coupled with tangible actions to protect yourself and your family is what is now sadly called for.