Voices from Russia

Friday, 3 April 2015

Fr V A Chaplin Sez that Russia Should Combine Aspects of Socialism and Monarchy

04c Kirill and Zyuganov

Fr Vsevolod with KPRF leaders (Comrade Zyuganov is directly opposite him)… the Church and the Party are on one wavelength. The Church is compatible with collectivist socialism… not with Republican oligarchic anarchy… fancy that…

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On Thursday, at a roundtable in Moscow, Archpriest V A Chaplin, the head of the MP Synodal Department for the Coordination of Church and Society (OVTsO), thought that Russia must implement a political system that combines elements of strict centralised power (централизованной власти) and a socialist state (социального государства), saying, “Statehood (Державность), justice, and solidarity… we need to use these three values as a foundation for a system that would combine monarchy and socialism (монархию и социализм). It’s clear that the people have sympathy to both the ideals of socialism, and to the ideals of monarchy. In this context, we must defend our right to have a strong central authority and to have a socialist state, not just focused on the needs of the common man, but in also on the opinion of the conciliar voice (соборный голос) and of our collective intelligence. The people and the government in Russia have always felt themselves as one. The idea of the opposition of the people and the government is an alien idea, imposed from the outside. However, this unity of the people and the government is impossible without faith, which is why the value of faith is paramount”.

2 April 2015

Interfax-Religion

http://interfax-religion.ru/?act=news&div=58375

Editor:

Some of the konvertsy want to ally the Church with such godless anti-Christian “conservative” ideologies as Libertarianism, Neoconservatism, and the Free Market (the whole rotten Neoliberal megillah). Such an effort is evil and beyond the pale. Vsevolod Anatolyevich points the way… godly people will want socialism AND monarchy… Christians will want the Cross AND the Red Banner. No Christian should vote Republican. That’s clear. Anyone who advocates such spits on the Lord Christ, who CHOSE to be incarnate in a workman’s home… He didn’t CHOOSE to be incarnate in a priestly or merchant home… do reflect on that.

One last thing… Vsevolod Anatolyevich is the closest confidant to HH… often, his public utterances are HH’s. It gives HH deniability… no bad thing that, is it?

BMD

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