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Sunday, 5 February 2012

5 February 2012. They’re Beating the War Drums… A Saint Speaks Out on That…

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We won’t be silent. We’re your bad conscience. The White Rose won’t leave you in peace!

St Alexander Schmorell the New Martyr and Passionbearer and Those with Him

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The Corporate Media are beating the war drums. All you see are articles telling you how “evil” Iran is and how “war is inevitable”. That’s utter hooey of the most disgusting and false sort. Iran only wants “the Bomb” because its leaders (who aren’t “mad mullahs”, by the way) notice that the USA and its lickspittle allies in NATO back off when a country has nuclear arms. That’s the long and short version of why Iran wants WMDs… they already posses a chemical warfare capability, so, this isn’t all that much a step-up for them. In any case, Iran is THE regional power, and has been since the beginning of recorded history. Iran (or Persia (and here), or Parthia) is one of the oldest surviving major civilisational blocs on earth (it’s also a part of the Islamic World, but that’s not a uniform monolith), only the Egyptians, Chinese, and Hindus are as ancient (the only European group with a pedigree as long is the Greeks).

Much hot air is about, from both pundits and pols. What does the Church think of that? Rather… what did a Saint think of that? After all, the Church investigates potential saints, so, that means that the Church finds their public utterances to be “in sync” with its Dogma and Doctrine (by and large… saints aren’t infallible). What did the newly-canonised St Alexander Schmorell the New Martyr and Passionbearer and his colleagues in the White Rose Circle say about warmongering? It’s applicable to post-1991 America… especially after the unprovoked and god-denying evil of the Easter Bombing of Belgrade in 1999 (what came afterwards was only “more of the same”). I find it worrisome and à propos.

Replace “German”, “National Socialist”, and “Hitler” with “American”, “America” and “Republican”, and it’s chilling to the bone. It denounces everything the USA stood for since 1991… it’s an exposure of the self-serving vacuity of the last thirty years in American politics. It’s an unambiguous condemnation of the project of Global Hegemony pursued in Washington as we speak, of those who lead it, and of those in the upper reaches of the political, state, military, academic, and media apparats (the “Inside the Beltway” commandos… which includes a few Orthodox clerics, sadly enough). The USA actually doesn’t have the financial or military resources to assert such an hegemony, and the efforts at it are one of the main causes of the present economic meltdown (by refusing to raise the proper taxation on the rich to pay for the warmongering that benefits them), but that doesn’t stop hubristical elements amongst Neocons and Interventionists from attempting the project. At present, the USA’s economically knackered and its forces are war-weary. God willing, let there be no war… it’d be disastrous.

Let’s see…

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Isn’t it true that every honest German’s ashamed of his government these days? Who amongst us has any conception of the dimensions of shame that’ll befall our children and us when, one day, the veil falls from our eyes, and the most horrible of crimes… crimes that infinitely outdistance every human measure… reach the light of day?

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Why do German people behave so apathetically in the face of all these abominable crimes, crimes so unworthy of the human race? The German people slumber on in their dull stupid sleep and encourage these fascist criminals. [The German] must evidence not only sympathy… no, much more… a sense of complicity in guilt. Through his apathetic behaviour, he gives these evil men the opportunity to act as they do… he himself is to blame for the fact that it came about at all! Each man wants to be exonerated… however, he can’t be exonerated; he’s guilty, guilty, guilty! Now, that we have recognised [the Nazis] for what they are, it must be the sole and first duty, the holiest duty, of every German to destroy these beasts.

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Why do you allow these men who are in power to rob you step by step, openly, and in secret, of one domain of your rights after another, until, one day, nothing, nothing at all, is left but a mechanised state system presided over by criminals and drunks? Has abuse so crushed your spirit already that you forget it’s your right… or, rather, your moral duty… to eliminate this system? Every convinced opponent of National Socialism must ask himself how he can fight against the present “state” in the most effective way, how he can strike it the most telling blows. We must use passive resistance, without a doubt.

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Are we to be forever a nation hated and rejected by all mankind? No. Dissociate yourselves from National Socialist gangsterism. Prove by your deeds that you think otherwise, for a new war of liberation’s about to begin. The better part of the nation will fight on our side. Cast off the cloak of indifference you’ve wrapped around you. Make the decision before it is too late. Don’t believe the National Socialist propaganda that’s driven the fear of Bolshevism into your bones. Don’t believe that Germany’s welfare is linked to the victory of National Socialism for good or ill. A criminal régime can’t achieve a German victory. Whilst there’s still time, separate yourselves from everything connected with National Socialism. In the aftermath, a terrible but just judgement will be meted out to those who stayed in hiding, who were cowardly and hesitant.

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Every word that comes from Hitler’s mouth is a lie. When he says peace, he means war, and when he blasphemously uses the name of the Almighty, he means the power of evil, the fallen angel, Satan. His mouth is the foul-smelling maw of Hell, and his might is at bottom accursed. True, we must conduct a struggle against the National Socialist terrorist state with rational means; but whoever today still doubts the reality, the existence of demonic powers, has failed by a wide margin to understand the metaphysical background of this war. Behind the concrete, the visible events, behind all objective, logical considerations, we find the irrational element… the struggle against the demon, against the servants of the Antichrist. Everywhere and at all times demons have lurked in the dark, waiting for the moment when man is weak; when, of his own volition, he leaves his place in the order of Creation as founded for him by God in freedom; when he yields to the force of evil, separates himself from the powers of a higher order; and after voluntarily taking the first step, he’s driven on to the next and the next at a furiously accelerating rate. Everywhere and at all times of greatest trial men have appeared, prophets and saints, who cherished their freedom, who preached the One God, and who His help brought the people to a reversal of their downward course. Man’s free, to be sure, but without the true God, he’s defenceless against the principle of evil. He’s a like rudderless ship, at the mercy of the storm, an infant without his mother, a cloud dissolving into thin air.

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By means of gradual, treacherous, systematic abuse, the system has put every man into a spiritual prison. Only now, finding himself lying in fetters, has he become aware of his fate. Only a few recognised the threat of ruin, and the reward for their heroic warning was death. If everyone waits until the other man makes a start, the messengers of avenging Nemesis will come steadily closer; then, even the last victim will have been cast senselessly into the maw of the insatiable demon. Therefore, every individual, conscious of his responsibility as a member of Christian and Western civilisation, must defend himself as best he can at this late hour, he must work against the scourges of mankind, against fascism and any similar system of totalitarianism. Offer passive resistance… resistance… wherever you may be, forestall the spread of this atheistic war machine before it’s too late. Don’t forget, every nationality deserves the régime that it’s willing to endure!

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I knew what I took upon myself, and I was prepared to lose my life by doing so.

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I’m not advising anyone to resist any coming war with Iran with violence or force… not only is it pointless, for it puts us in same amoral and theomachistic cesspit with the Neocon Republicans and Interventionist Democrats, it’s idiotic. The state would act swiftly, concocting whatever “criminal” case it needed, and your arse would be in the slam, and for a VERY long time (you might even find yourself in a secret detention facility, the latest Defence Bill did authorise such).

What can we do? If you’re in the forces, there’s not much at all that you can do. If you disobey orders, you’re shitcanned and that’s that. You’d have to follow your conscience… and that’s something that I (or anyone else, for that matter) can’t dictate to you. As for the rest of us, there’s not much that we can do about it, either, as Uncle Sugar grabs his taxes directly out of our paycheques, but we needn’t be silent about it. Besides that, we DO have the vote. Vote AGAINST the soulless and greedy creepozoids who vote for war (and notice who supports them… and oppose them, too). Above all… SPEAK OUT! Pass on the word of the White Rose… We won’t be silent. We’re your bad conscience. The White Rose won’t leave you in peace!

Freedom ain’t “free”… the White Rose Circle drained the cup to the dregs… shall you swallow a kopeck’s worth?

We WON’T Be Silent!

In The Name Of Life!

BMD

Saturday, 21 January 2012

ROCOR Diocese of Berlin and all Germany to Canonise Alexander Schmorell, Anti-Fascist Student Activist of the White Rose Circle

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In 2007, the ROCOR Diocese of Berlin and all Germany decided to look into canonising a locally-venerated saint, Alexander Schmorell, an activist in the White Rose Circle, an anti-Fascist student organisation, executed on 13 July 1943 at Stadelheim Prison in München for anti-Fascist activities and the confession of the Orthodox faith. The final act of canonisation is slated for 4 and 5 February 2012 in München, according to the website of Diocese of Orenburg.

Alexander Schmorell was born in 1917 in Orenburg. His mother was Russian, and his father, who came from a merchant family, was German. Despite the fact that his family moved to München in 1921, until his death, Alexander felt a spiritual bond with his distant homeland, and was a Russian Orthodox believer. In 1942, Schmorell, then a medical student, and his friend Hans Scholl began writing and distributing anti-Fascist leaflets. The White Rose Circle is now known throughout Europe, it included fellow Schmorell’s schoolmate Christoph Probst, their friend Willi Graf, and Hans Scholl’s sister, Sophie Scholl. Hans Scholl was exposed in February 1943; the Nazis rounded up and convicted the White Rose members of treason, and executed them on the guillotine.

In 2008, the ROCOR and the MP announced that Alexander Schmorell would be the first new martyr glorified after the resumption of canonical communion between the two Churches. Bishops from Russia and the Ukraine, along with Metropolitan Valentin Mishchuk of Orenburg and Saraktash and Archbishop Kirill Dmitrieff of San Francisco and Western America, will attend the service of canonisation on 4 and 5 February in München. For more information about the life of Alexander Schmorell, click here .

20 January 2012

Pravoslavie.ru

http://www.pravoslavie.ru/news/51094.htm

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