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After the Russian Civil War of 1918, Georgia became an independent republic.

Lenin was happy with that — and he was the man in charge. However, Stalin wanted Georgia to become part of a Transcaucasian Federation of republics (Young Stalin, Simon Sebag Montefiore, p. 383).

In 1921, Stalin and another Bolshevik, Grigory ‘Sergo’ Ordzhonikidze engineered an invasion of Georgia. Sergo, who was ruthless and mercurial, rode into Tiflis (today’s Tbilisi) on a white horse. The Georgians soon began calling him Stalin’s Ass; he was brutal, no doubt because many Georgians remained Menshevik, favouring a more measured approach to Marxism. They also hadn’t forgotten their long struggle to regain their independence.

Two leading Georgian Bolsheviks were adamant that Georgia retain its new independence. A heated discussion ensued. Sergo punched one of the Georgian Bolsheviks.

When word reached Lenin — who supported the Georgians — Stalin, still furious, insulted Lenin’s wife.

Afterward, Lenin wrote in his Testament that Stalin must be relieved of his post as General Secretary of the Party.

By then, Lenin was near the end of his life. He died of a stroke in 1924.

Stalin went on to succeed him.

But what happened to Lenin’s Testament? Wikipedia says that it was posted to the Central Committee to be read aloud, except that:

the ruling troika—Stalin, Kamenev, Zinoviev—suppressed Lenin’s Testament; it was not published until 1925, in the United States, by the American intellectual Max Eastman. In that year, Trotsky published an article minimising the importance of Lenin’s Testament, saying that Lenin’s notes should not be perceived as a will, that it had been neither concealed, nor violated;[203] yet he did invoke it in later anti-Stalin polemics.[204][205]

Bolsheviks were good at later changing their names.

They felt comfortable with this because of the necessity in the past to adopt various aliases under konspiratsia in avoiding the police.

As 1917 and revolution neared, Stalin began evolving his byline in Pravda. In Young Stalin, Simon Sebag Montefiore tells us that his pen name underwent several permutations (p. 278).

Prior to Pravda, which he founded, many of his articles and editorials appeared in other Social-Democrat and Bolshevik newspapers. From 1910, his bylines included K. St. (probably ‘Koba Stalin’), K. Safin and K. Solin. He rejected the last because he didn’t feel ‘man of salt’ had enough dynamism and strength.

Stalin had an ex-girlfriend by the name of Ludmilla Stal. ‘Stal’ also evokes ‘steel’ or ‘iron’ but isn’t an exact translation of either. By calling himself ‘Stalin’, he wanted others to consider him as a hard, indestructible man. He began using this new name in 1913 (p. 279).

By changing his name, Stalin was aping Lenin, who had changed his from Ulyanov years before. It is thought that the Bolshevik leader took it from the Lena River in Siberia (p. 278). As Ulyanov had written as ‘Lenin’ on his most important essay, ‘What Is to Be Done?’ he continued using it.

Other Bolsheviks who changed their names included Trotsky (Leon — or Lev — Bronstein) who took a Russian warder’s name; Lev Rosenfeld changed his to Kamenev (‘man of stone’) and Vyacheslav Scriabin became Molotov (‘hammer man’).

Kamenev, by the way, was married to Trotsky’s sister Olga (p. 318).

In early 1917, Vladimir Lenin was living in Zurich, Switzerland, with his wife who needed a goiter removed. They were in Bern and Zurich to seek an expert surgeon and have the procedure done.

The Great War was in full flow, with Russia and Germany on opposite sides.

Lenin was eager to get back to Russia to further his plans for revolution, which began only months later. He was also unhappy with what some prominent Social-Democrats, among them Bolsheviks, had been saying and doing in his absence.

With war raging in the countries surrounding Switzerland, Lenin, his family and friends spent much time discussing the best way of returning to Russia.

The Swiss Communist Fritz Platten appealed directly to the German Foreign Minister’s office for help. Germany was only too glad to help. If Lenin started the Revolution upon his return, Russia would be forced to exit the Great War in chaos and disgrace.

The Germans provided a specially sealed train — one carriage, possibly with blackout shades or windows — to transport Lenin’s group along with other Russian exiles from Switzerland through Germany. Two German Army officers were also on board.

In Young Stalin, Simon Sebag Montefiore tells us that upon boarding, Lenin immediately implemented a smoking policy — a near ban (p. 329). Smokers could light up only in the lavatory. Non-smokers were given ‘first-class’ priority to use the lavatory over the smokers. One can imagine the consternation over the ensuing three days before the group finally arrived at the German port which ran the ferry to Sweden, the group’s next stop.

Another pet peeve of Lenin’s was listening to music (p. 330). He loathed it because it distracted him from beating people ‘on the head without mercy’.

It took another four days to reach St Petersburg. Once there, Lenin barked invectives and criticism at those who came to greet him (pp. 330, 331).

And there we see the mindset of an early anti-smoker in action.

It is a common belief — visible on many online summaries of Soviet Russia and widespread in school curricula — that Lenin liberated the proletariat.

Arts lovers point to the liberating atmosphere of Russia post-Revolution. The Flow of History describes it in part as follows (emphases mine):

Lenin eased up a bit with his New Economic Policy (NEP), which allowed some degree of free enterprise to encourage higher production by the peasants.  While Lenin had little choice but to let free enterprise return, he could also justify NEP in Marxist terms since, according to Marx, Russia would have to evolve through a capitalist phase before it was ready for Socialism.  For several years in the 1920’s, Lenin’s Russia saw widespread experimentation in the arts and social engineering as well as economics.  Cubist and futuristic art flourished.  Avant-garde theater featured acrobats as well as heavy political messages.  The family was also under attack as a bourgeois institution with women as the oppressed working class.  Therefore, women gained equal rights and pay as well as access to easier divorces and legalized abortions.  Some young communists even saw free love and public nudity as revolutionary acts of liberation from bourgeois values.  Older Bolsheviks frowned on such acts, but tolerated them in the spirit of creating a new socialist society.  Lenin made similar concessions in government, giving tsarist bureaucrats and technical experts more authority in running the government and factories since most communists were uneducated and untrained in the technical expertise needed to run a country …

He was a brilliant leader and sincere revolutionary who oftentimes ignored human feelings in pursuit of his Communist revolution.  His harsh measures must be seen in light of the harsh conditions that demanded them if the Revolution were to survive

Nowhere is there a mention of his brutal secret police organisation, the Cheka. For that, you need to read Professor Bryan Caplan’s (George Mason University) articles, especially ‘Lenin and the First Communist Revolutions’.

Simon Sebag Montefiore describes Lenin’s and Stalin’s outlook on the much-vaunted proletariat in his outstanding book Young Stalin (pp. 116-117).

In short, Lenin and Stalin:

– did not want workers to have political power.

– created an oligarchy which would rule in the workers’ name but without their participation.

Stalin feared that allowing real workers to serve on Party committees would bring in too many amateurs (i.e. people asking too many questions) as well as police spies.

Lenin had no love of peasants and didn’t want them anywhere near power. A hereditary nobleman on both sides of his family, he had even sued peasants for damaging his estates (p. 150). Incidentally, Lenin had no qualms about living off the income of these estates.

By contrast, the more moderate socialists, such as the majority of Georgian Social-Democrats, envisaged political change wrought by workers and peasants together. Both would be in the ascendant.

Mensheviks shared that view. Many Mensheviks believed in a peaceful transition over time. However, a small number of Mensheviks favoured an approach based on terror, not unlike many their Bolshevik (Leninist) opponents.

That said, Montefiore notes that not all Mensheviks opposed violence and not all Bolsheviks advocated it.

The clothing later adopted by the Soviet — which means ‘council’, incidentally — hierarchy began evolving in 1917 (p. 343). Keep in mind none of the Bolshevik higher-ups had ever worked for any length of time. Nor did they ever have military careers. Yet, the nobleman Lenin traded his Homburg for a worker’s cap. Stalin also began wearing a worker’s cap which he teamed with a military tunic and, of course, the boots of which he was so fond.

The other day I featured excerpts from an article by Toby Westerman, editor-in-chief and publisher of International News Analysis (INA) Today.

In another column, ‘Weapons of Thought Destruction’ dated February 23, 2010, Westerman describes how leftist propaganda works and why conservative counterpoints are denounced.  Emphases mine below.

The tools which the Moscow elite use are as current as the Internet and YouTube, and their goal is as old as Lenin and the Bolsheviks …

Most “experts” continue to approach Moscow as a work in progress, a regime needing only the right words to produce a responsible, peaceful actor on the world stage.

Yet, blind eyes are being turned toward a series of threatening developments to which the “experts” pay little public attention and discuss even less. These include the Moscow-Beijing military/political alliance; Moscow’s aid to not only Iran but also to Syria and North Korea; and the support – even inside Russia as well as in Latin America — for the Venezuelan Marxist dictator, Hugo Chavez.

The blindness toward the Moscow ruling elite is no accident, but is carefully orchestrated and cultivated within the Kremlin itself.

Westerman then describes the tactics the Kremlin uses around the world, particularly in the West.  When you read it, does it remind you of the BBC or the major networks in the US and other Western countries?  Interestingly, the propaganda still runs in much the same way as Yuri Bezmenov described it in the 1980s.  Westerman explains:

As in the Soviet era, the Moscow elite are employing a multi-layered approach to internal and external political manipulation.

Coordinating these efforts is the Main Department of Domestic Politics, an “independent subunit” of Russia’s presidential administration, which oversees a vast and intricate web of local governments, political parties, and think tanks.

From the Main Department, Russia’s elite can both form opinion and then poll it, i.e., analyze what they have created.

These analyses of concocted public opinion, based upon manufactured information in a controlled news environment, are then fed to Western, and especially American, “experts” who then form their own assessments based upon Moscow’s predetermined strategies.

These “experts” publish in learned periodicals, which are then cited by a host of journalists and pundits in front page articles and editorials across the nation.

In this way, alternative views are quickly dismissed as extreme or uninformed.

Just as Lenin in the early 20th century embraced the emerging film industry, today’s Kremlin elite attempt to use the Internet (liberty.ru, and others) and You Tube to spread their propaganda.

Certain journalists have been offered money to reprint articles, and English-language websites occasionally appear which spread the targeted message of the Russian elite.

Those deemed as “experts,” or who are recognized as opinion makers, receive special attention.

The Valdai Discussion Club, founded in 2004 by then-president Vladimir Putin, hosts annual meetings with Russian experts around the world, especially from the United States and Europe. Former ambassadors, editors and journalists from influential news organizations, and top personnel from influential think tanks, speak directly with top Russian government and business leaders and gain unique insights from these exclusive contacts.

These insights, however, are contoured to the priorities of the Moscow elite.

Propaganda and the self-loathing American

In another of Westerman’s articles, ‘Birth of the Anti-American American’, he traces the history and impact of Soviet propaganda techniques in the United States.

America did not always produce citizens who loathed the nation and identified with mass murders and dictators. The America-hating elite of the Obama administration is part of an ongoing process to turn America against itself.

It is a process which also produces a nexus of propaganda and espionage. The two are never far apart …

Until around 1920, the United States of America was the universally acknowledged land of opportunity and beacon of freedom to the world. While certainly not perfect, America stood out proudly from the social chaos and dictatorial regimes which held sway over much of the earth.

While the promise of America made life more difficult for oppressive political elites around the world, only one dictatorial leader decided to take action …

Shortly after the communist seizure of power in Russia in 1917, Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin commissioned a tough fellow revolutionary, Willi Münzenberg, to establish a propaganda network in the West, with the United States as one of its prime targets.

… the “masses” must be led by those who demonstrate correct thinking, and, in 1902, he published What is to be Done?, in which he advocated revolution led by an uncompromising elite. Lenin had implicitly broken with Marx’s idea of inevitable class insurrection …

The uninformed “masses” must be guided

Along with political elitism, Lenin demanded that religion, if it was allowed to exist, would serve the state. Today’s socialists/communists around the world similarly seek religious submission to the demands of government. In the United States, the attack on personal conscience regarding abortion is one example of socialism demanding primacy over belief …

Both Lenin and Münzenberg were keenly aware of the power of the emerging media, especially the development of film presentations. Münzenberg’s network quickly grew and spread into the United States. Lenin’s revolution and policies were presented in the best light possible – mass murders and imprisonments were ignored – and anti-communist governments were assailed.

In the United States, Münzenberg’s network worked to attack every social defect. The admittedly flawed 1920 murder trial of two Italian born anarchists, Fernando Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, became the vehicle for the first truly world-wide anti-American propaganda campaign …

The Münzenberg network worked unceasingly to tarnish the image of the United States around the world, and when Sacco and Vanzetti were execution in 1927, riots erupted from London to Tokyo. America’s beacon of freedom now shone less brightly.

Münzenberg’s propaganda empire made him the “Red Millionaire.” His financial success and influential communist propaganda, however, earned him enemies in western Europe and Josef Stalin’s Soviet Union. Münzenberg was murdered by person or persons unknown in France in 1940. The propaganda machine founded by Münzenberg, however, outlived him, and took on a life of its own

The most damaging aspect of Lenin’s attack on the United States is what is referred to a as “The Politics of Self-Loathing,” in Lies, Terror, and the Rise of the Neo-Communist Empire: Origins and Direction. In many ways Lenin’s anti-American propaganda has become part of American life.

Generations of literary, film, and theater artists, as well as academics, school teachers, and journalists have accepted and propagated the line of hostility to America which extends back to Lenin and his revolutionary elitism.

This anti-American campaign also produced individuals willing to injure the security of the United States in favor of Communist powers

More recently, anti-American propaganda enabled Communist Cuban recruiters to obtain the services of Ana Belen Montes, an influential Defense Department Analyst, who admitted in 2001 that she was spying for Cuba, and Walter Kendall Myers, a State Department veteran, and his wife, Gwendolyn, who plead guilty in 2009 to serving Cuban intelligence for thirty years.

The similarity of the anti-American theme is striking: the U.S. is the source of the world’s problems, society must be transformed with wealth spread more equitably, all opposition must be silenced, and God must be banished from the market place of ideas. It began with Lenin, initially propagated by Münzenberg, and continues to this day.

The theme of America, a land of racism and greed, as the perpetrator of evil around the world is an accepted secular gospel to many Americans. To protect the world, some “liberals” advocate the surrender of American sovereignty to an all-powerful world Socialist/Communist government.

God, the necessary author of all “human rights,” has been ejected from nearly all political discussion, and all reference to social morality, which underpins everything we do as a nation.

Because most private and public schools are more interested in advocating “politically correct” modes of thinking than teaching even an elementary knowledge of America and its past , many young adults share “liberal” misconceptions about our nation, its institutions, and history

The necessary truth is that all “human rights” come from the God who loves us — what the state gives, the state can take away. Absolute “rights” can come only from an absolute authority – God. The state is a necessary evil which must be kept within strict bounds.

Think of it.  Every time your children watch television or go to the cinema, they receive a (sometimes benign — even worse) dose of anti-Americanism. Every time they sit down in a classroom, they learn more about America’s failings than successes.

I know a number of teachers in primary and secondary schools — state as well as church-affiliated — in the US and England who are ashamed to be European and believe that the Left is correct on all these points.  They learn this at university as well as at teacher-training days. They read ‘important’ left-leaning publications (e.g. New York Times, The Economist), which also help to shape their thinking.

However, we cannot leave the blame exclusively with teachers and the media.  As you know, we are all affected by these influences from news, books and film.  As my better half says, ‘Take it in but don’t be taken in by it.’

That said, please ensure you spread the word about the manipulative and false media messages we receive.  Most people are unaware of their history.

Continuing with Richard Wurmbrand‘s book, Marx and Satan, Chapter 8 recounts satanic masses which the Communists held.

He also tells us what oaths satanists take during initiation rites.  We may think that this has little to do with us, however, we will find that these ancient oaths have become, surprisingly, today’s familiar slogans.  In fact, one was actively promoted in 1968 by the German student in Paris who is now a French (Green) politician in the European Parliament, Daniel Cohn-Bendit, who, earlier in his career, was a teacher’s aide, preoccupied with children’s sexuality.  Note that in 2008, a New York Times article lauded Cohn-Bendit’s prominent role in the 1968 student demonstrations (at the same link).  Cohn-Bendit probably did not stumble on these oaths by chance — only a few years before he had been a member of an anarchist society. After the student demonstrations, France deported him to Germany (still possible in those days), where he ended up working at the Karl Marx bookstore in Frankfurt.  It was at that time that he started work in the crèche.

On a personal note, I recognise from my own acquaintance a number of people who believe that kindness and gentleness are signs of weakness, something to be laughed at and taken advantage of.  I find this type of thinking more common, especially among those under the age of 30.  It is chilling to encounter.  Also note the empathy on the part of many governments and ‘experts’ who are more empathetic towards addicts, cheats and criminals than they are to sober, law-abiding, self-reliant taxpayers.  We are all being influenced — through schools and the media — to accept sin and aberration as normal and to view the normal as somehow deficient or repressiveThis chapter helps to explain why.

But, it’s also worth noting how Marx’s thinking has helped to shape postmodern society, with its moral and intellectual relativism: think and do what you like — there are no absolute truths.  I know a number of clergy and lay pastors who agree! 

Although this chapter begins on page 65, the following excerpts come from pages 68 – 73 of the book, available for free on Scribd. Subheads are as in the original, text emphases are mine.

Chapter Eight – Angels of Light

Public black masses are rare today, but Stefan Zweig in his biography of Fouché describes one held in Lyon during the French Revolution.

A revolutionary, Chaber, had been killed, and the black mass was celebrated in his honor. On that day crucifixes were torn from all the altars and priestly robes were confiscated. A huge crowd of men carrying a bust of the revolutionary descended on the marketplace. Three proconsuls were there to honor Chaber, “the God-Savior who died for the people.”

The crowd carried chalices, holy images, and utensils used in the mass. Behind them was an ass wearing a bishops mitre on its head. A crucifix and a Bible had been tied to its tail …

The Russian magazine Iunii Kommunist describes in detail a Satanist mass in which bread and wine, mixed with dung and tears taken from operating on the eyes of a living cock, are “transubstantiated” into the alleged body and blood of Lucifer …

The Communist magazine continues:

In this devilish antiworld, which externally is completely like ours, man must reply with evil to every success in life.

Then it brazenly affirms the following as the slogan of Satanism: “Satan is not the foe of man. He is Life, Love, Light.”

This insidious material is presented in a subtle manner as if to provide information, but its real aim is to arouse the reader’s morbid curiosity, with ravaging effects …

During the initiation ceremony for the third degree in the Satanist church, the initiate has to take the oath, “I will always do only what I will.” In other words, there is no authority beyond the polluted self. This is an open denial of Gods commandment, “… seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, afterwhich you used to go a whoring” (Numbers 15:39)

Marxists appeal to the basest passions, stirring up envy toward the rich and violence toward everyone. “It is the evil side which makes history,” wrote Marx, and he played a major role in shaping history.

Revolutions do not cause love to triumph. Rather, killing becomes a mania. In the Russian and Chinese revolutions, after the Communists had murdered tens of millions of innocents, they could not stop murdering and brutally killed one another.

Is everything permitted?

The Satanist cult is very old, older than Christianity. The prophet Isaiah might have had it in view when he wrote, “We have turned every one to his own way, and the Lord has laid on him (the Savior) the iniquity of us all” (Isaiah 53:6).

True religious feeling is at the opposite pole. Certain Hassidic rabbis never said “I,” because they considered it a pronoun that belonged only to God. His will is binding on human behavior.

By contrast, when a man or woman is initiated into the seventh degree of Satanism, he swears that his principle will be, “Nothing is true, and everything is permitted.” When Marx filled out a quiz game for his daughter, he answered the question “Which is your favorite principle?” with the words, “Doubt every thing.”

Marx wrote in The Communist Manifesto that his aim was the abolition not only of all religions, but also of all morals, which would make everything permissible.

It was with a sense of horror that I read the mystery of the seventh degree of Satanism inscribed on a poster at the University of Paris during the 1968 riots. It had been simplified to the formula, “It is forbidden to forbid,” which is the natural consequence of “Nothing is true, and everything is permissible.”

The youth obviously did not realize the stupidity of the formula. If it is forbidden to forbid, it must also be forbidden to forbid forbidding. If everything is permissible, forbidding is permissible, too.

Young people think that permissiveness means liberty. Marxists know better. To them, the formula means that it is forbidden to forbid cruel dictatorships like those in Red China and the Soviet Union.

Dostoyevski had said it already: “If there is no God, everything is permitted.” If there is no God, our instincts are free. The ultimate expression of this kind of liberty is hatred. Whoever is free in this sense considers loving-kindness a weakness of the spirit.

Engels said, “Generalized love of men is absurdity.” The anarchist thinker Max Stirner, author of The I and I is Property and one of Marx’s friends, wrote, “I am legitimately authorized to do everything I am capable of.”

Communism is collective demon-possession. Solzhenitsyn in The Gulag Archipelago reveals some of its horrid a results in the souls a[n]d lives of people.

The Mythical Marx

Let me say again that I am conscious that the evidence I have given to date may be considered circumstantial. But what I have written is enough to show that what Marxists say about Karl Marx is a myth. He is not prompted by concern for the poverty of his fellowmen, for which revolution was the only solution. He did not love the proletariat, but called them “nuts,” “stupid,” “asses,” “rascals,” even obscenities. He did not even love his comrades in the fight for communism. He called Freiligrath “the swine,” Lassalle “Jewish n—er,” Bakunin “a theoretical zero.”

A Lieutenant Tchekhov, a fighter in the revolution of 1848 who spent nights drinking with Marx, commented that Marx’s narcissism had devoured everything good that had been in him.

Marx certainly did not love mankind. Giuseppe Mazzini, who knew him well, wrote that he had “a destructive spirit. His heart bursts with hatred rather than with love toward men.”

Mazzini was himself a “Carbonari.” This organization, founded in 1815 by Maghella, a Genoan Freemason, declared its “final aim to be that of Voltaire and of the French Revolution – the complete annihilation of Catholicism and ultimately of Christianity.” It began as an Italian operation, but subsequently developed a broader European orientation.

Though Mazzini was critical of Marx, he maintained his friendship with him. The Jewish Encyclopedia says that Mazzini and Marx were entrusted with the task of preparing the address and the constitution of the First International. This means that they were birds of the same feather, though they sometimes pecked at each other.

I know of no testimonies from Marx’s contemporaries that contradict Mazzini’s evaluation. Marx the loving man is a myth constructed only after his death

Marx did not hate religion because it stood in the way of the happiness of mankind. On the contrary, he simply wanted to make mankind unhappy in this world and throughout eternity. He proclaimed this as his ideal. His avowed aim was the destruction of religion. Socialism, concern for the proletariat, humanism these were only pretexts.

After Marx had read The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin, he wrote a letter to Lassalle in which he exults that God– in the natural sciences at least– had been given “the death blow.” What idea, then, preempted all others in Marx’s mind? Was it the plight of the poor proletariat? If so, of what possible value was Darwin’s theory? The only tenable conclusion is that Marx’s chief aim was the destruction of religion.

The good of the workers was only a pretense. Where proletarians do not fight for Socialist ideals, Marxists will exploit racial differences or the so-called generation gap. The main thing is, religion must be destroyed.

Marx believed in hell. And his program, the driving force in his life, was to send men to hell.

Robin Goodfellow

Marx wrote,

In the signs that bewilder the middle class, the aristocracy, a[n]d the prophets of regression, we recognize our brave friend, Robin Goodfellow, the old mole that can work in the earth so fast – the revolution.

Scholars who have read this apparently never looked into the identity of this Robin Goodfellow, Marx’s brave friend, the worker for revolution.

The sixteenth-century evangelist William Tyndale used Robin Goodfellow as a name for the Devil. Shakespeare in his Midsummer Night’s Dream called him “the knavish spirit that misleads night wanderers, laughing at their harm.”

Thus, according to Marx, considered the father of communism, a demon was the author of the Communist revolution and was his personal friend.

Lenin’s Tomb

In his revelation to St. John, Jesus said something very mysterious to the church in Pergamos (a city in Asia Minor): “I know … where thou dwellest, even where Satan’s seat is” (Revelation 2:13). Pergamos was apparently a center of the Satanist cult in that period. Now the world-famous Baedecker tourist guidebooks for Berlin state that the Island Museum contained the Pergamos altar of Zeus until 1944. German archaeologists had excavated it, and it had been in the center of the Nazi capital during Hitler’sSatanist regime.

But the saga of the seat of Satan is not yet over. Svenska Dagbladet (Stockholm) for January 27, 1948 reveals that:

1. The Soviet army, after the conquest of Berlin, carried off the Pergamos altar from Germany to Moscow. This tremendous structure measures 127 feet long by 120 feet wide by forty feet high.

Surprisingly, the altar has not been exhibited in any Soviet museum

We have already indicated that men in the top echelons of the Soviet hierarchy practiced Satanist rituals. Did they reserve the Pergamos altar for their private use? There are many unanswered questions. Suffice it to say that objects of such high archaeological value usually do not disappear, but are the pride of museums.

2. The architect, Stjusev, who built Lenin’s mausoleum, used this altar of Satan as a model for the mausoleum in 1924.

Many visitors wait in line every day to visit this sanctuary of Satan in which Lenin’s mummy lies in state. Religious leaders of the whole world pay their homage to the Marxist “patron saint” in this monument erected to Satan.

The Satanist temple at Pergamos was only one of the many of its kind. Why did Jesus single it out? Probably not because of the minor role it played at that time. Rather, His words were prophetic. He spoke about nazism and communism, through which this altar would be honored.

It is worth noting with irony that on the grave of Lenin’s father there stood a cross with the inscription “The light of Christ illuminates all” and a multitude of Bible verses.

Tomorrow: Chapter Nine – Whom Will We Serve?

Last week, I featured excerpts from the first four chapters of Richard Wurmbrand‘s Marx and Satan, the full text of which is available free of charge on Scribd.

In Chapter Five — A Cruel Counterfeit Pastor Wurmbrand discusses Marx’s successors in the Communist world, among them Joseph Stalin, Yuri Andropov, Mao Tse-Tung and Che Guevara.

He also relates news items about Communism turning children against their parents, effectively sentencing them to imprisonment and death, as well as horrific, unimaginable murders of clergymen.  If you are of a sensitive disposition, this post is best avoided.

If you have any teens or university age students in the house, this book is well worth sharing with them.  Originally written as a pamphlet, it won’t take them long to read.  Wurmbrand, a victim of torture over 14 years under the Communists, did painstaking research, which clearly shows in his content.  Marx and his successors were not nice people.  If more of our youth were aware of just how awful Marxist regimes were and are around the world, they would be less enamoured of this man and what he started in the 19th century.

The following excerpts come from pages 32 – 47.  Subheads are in the original.  Text emphases in bold are mine.

Chapter Five — A Cruel Counterfeit

Bukharin, Stalin, Mao, Ceausescu, Andropov

It might be instructive at this point to take a look at some modern Marxists. Bukharin, secretary general of the Communist International and one of the chief Marxist doctrinaires in this century, as early as the age of twelve, after reading the Book of Revelation in the Bible, longed to become the Antichrist. Realizing from Scripture that the Antichrist had to be the son of the apocalyptic great whore, he insisted that his mother confess to having been a harlot.

About Stalin he wrote, “He is not a man, but a devil” …

Similarly, Kaganovitch, Stalin’s brother-in-law and closest collaborator, writes about him in his diary (soon to be published):

I started to understand how Stalin managed to make himself a god. He did not have a single human characteristic… . Even when he exhibited some emotions, they all did not seem to belong to him. They were as false as the scale on top of armor. And behind this scale was Stalin himself – a piece of steel. For some reason I was convinced that he would live forever…. He was not human at all…

He told Kaganovitch:

When I have to say good-bye to someone, I picture this person on all fours and he becomes disgusting. Sometimes I feel attached to a person who should be removed for the good of the cause. What do you think I do? I imagine this person sh-tting, exhaling stench, farting, vomiting and I don’t feel sorry for this person. The sooner he stops stinking on this earth, the better. And I cross this person out of my heart.

… Stalin also thinks that separation from children should be the main punishment for all parents belonging to sects, irrespective of whether they were convicted or not …

Stalin said that the greatest joy is to cultivate a person’s friendship until he lays his head confidently on your bosom, then to implant a dagger in his back – a pleasure not to be surpassed …

It is significant that many of Stalin’s comrades-in arms spoke about him as demonic.

Milovan Djilas, prominent Communist leader of Yugoslavia who was personally well acquainted with Stalin, wrote:

Was it not so that the demonic power and energy of Stalin consisted in this, that he made the [Communist] movement and every person in it pass to a state of confusion and stupefaction, thus creating and ensuring his reign of fear.

He also says about the whole ruling class of the U.S.S.R.:

They make a semblance of believing in the ideal of socialism, in a future society without classes. In reality, they believe in nothing except organized power.

Even Stalin’s daughter, Svetlana Alliluyeva, who never learned about the depths of Satanism, wrote:

Beria (the Soviet minister of interior affairs) seems to have had a diabolic link with all our family…. Beria was a frightening, wicked demon…. A terrible demon had taken possession of my father’s soul.

Svetlana further mentions that Stalin considered goodness and forgiving love to be worse than the greatest crime.

Such is the Satanic priesthood that rules almost half of mankind and which orders terrorist acts all over the world.

Stalin was the illegitimate child of a landlord by a servant-maid. His father, fearing notoriety, bribed a cobbler to marry the pregnant girl, but the affair became known. During his childhood

Stalin was mocked as a bastard. During Stalin’s teen years, his real father was found murdered. Stalin was suspected, but no proof could be found against him.

Later, as a seminary student, he joined Communist circles. There he fell in love with a girl named Galina. Since the Communists were poor, Galina was given the assignment to become the mistress of a rich man and so provide the Party with money. When Stalin himself voted for this proposal, she cut her veins.

Stalin himself committed robberies for the Party, and in this he was very successful. He appropriated none of the stolen money for himself …

(Andropov, late premier of the Soviets, produced the same impression as Stalin. The French minister of external affairs, Claude Cheysson, who met him, described Andropov in Le Monde as “a man without warmth of soul, who works like a computer…. He shows no emotions…. He is extremely dispassionate…. He is accurate in words and gestures like a computer.”)

Stalin, like Marx, Engels, and Bauer before him, started out as a believer. At fifteen, he wrote his first poem, which begins with the words, “Great is the Almighty’s providence.” He became a seminarian because he felt it his calling …

When he began to write as a revolutionary, the first pseudonyms he used were “Demonoshvili,” meaning something like “the demoniac” in the Georgian language, and “Besoshvili,” “the devilish.”

Other evidences of Satanist persuasion among Marxist leaders are also significant. Troitskaia, daughter of the Soviet marshal Tuhatchevsky, one of the top men of the Red Army who was later shot by Stalin, wrote of her father that he had a picture of Satan in the east corner of his bedroom, where the Orthodox usually put their ikons ...

One of the leaders of a terrorist organization in Argentina took upon himself the nickname “Satanovsky.”

Anatole France, a renowned French Communist writer, introduced some of the greatest intellectuals of France to communism. At a recent exhibition of demoniac art in Paris, one of the pieces shown was the specific chair used by that Communist writer for presiding over Satanist rituals. Its horned armrests and legs were covered with goat’s fur …

One of the oldest devil-worshiping sects, the Syrian Yezidi, was written up in a Soviet atheistic magazine, Nauka I Religia (July 1979). It is the only religious sect about which the magazine wrote not one word of criticism.

Furthermore, Mao Tse-Tung wrote:

From the age of eight I hated Confucius. In our village there was a Confucianist temple. With all my heart, I wished only one thing: to destroy it to its very foundations.

… At the other extreme is St. Paul of the Cross, who from the age of eight spent three hours in prayer every night.

Cult of Violence

Che Guevara learned his Marxist lessons well …

Hate is an element of fight — pitiless hate against the foe, hate that lifts the revolutionist above the natural limitation of man and makes him become an efficient, destructive, cool, calculating, and cold killing machine.

Marx writes in The Communist Manifesto:

There is only one method to shorten the murderous pains of death of the old society, the bloody birth pangs of the new society; only one method to simplify and concentrate them, that is revolutionary terrorism.

There have been many revolutions in history. Each had an objective. The American revolution, for example, was fought for national independence, the French revolution for democracy. Marx is the only one who formulates as his aim a “permanent revolution,” terrorism and bloodshed for revolution’s sake. There is no purpose to be attained; violence to the point of paroxysm is its only objective. This is what distinguishes Satanism from ordinary human sinfulness …

A further insight into the fundamental attitudes of Communists can be gained from a few brief quotes …

Lenin: “Atheism is an integral part of Marxism. Marxism is materialism. We must combat religion. This is the ABC of all materialism and consequently of Marxism.”

Lenin, in an address in 1922: “First we shall take Eastern Europe, then the masses of Asia. After that, we shall surround and undermine the U.S.A., which will fall into our hands without a struggle – like an overripe fruit.

Khrushchev: “If anyone believes our smiles involve abandonment of the teachings of Marx, Engels and Lenin, he deceives himself. Those who wait for that must wait until a shrimp learns to whistle.”

Satanist Cruelty

Solzhenitsyn reveals in his monumental Gulag Archipelago that the hobby of Yagoda, the Soviet Union’s minister of interior affairs, was to undress and, naked, shoot at images of Jesus and the saints. A couple of comrades joined him in this …

In Russia, in Stalin’s day, some Communists killed a number of innocents in the cellars of the police. After their bloody deed, one of the henchmen had second thoughts and went from corpse to corpse, apologizing: “I did not intend to do this. I don’t know you. Speak to me, move, forgive me.” One of his comrades then killed him. A third was converted and later related the incident.

Russkaia Misl, a Russian-language magazine in France, reported (March 13, 1975) the following from the Soviet Union:

D. Profirevitch, in Russia, had a daughter and a son whom he brought up in the faith. Naturally, they had to attend Communist schools. At the age of twelve the daughter came home and told her parents, “Religion is a capitalist superstition. We are living in new times.” She dropped Christianity altogether. Afterwards she joined the Communist Party and became a member of the Secret Police. This was a terrible blow to her parents.

Later the mother was arrested. Under Communist rule no one possesses anything, whether it be children, a wife, or personal liberty. The state can take them away at any time.

After the mother’s arrest, the son exhibited great sorrow A year later he hanged himself. D. Profirevitch found this suicide letter:

Father, will you judge me? I am a member of the Communist youth organization. I had to sign that I would report everything to the Soviet authorities. One day the police called me, and Varia, my sister, asked me to sign a denunciation against Mother because as a Christian she is considered a counter-revolutionist. I signed. I am guilty of her imprisonment. Now they have ordered me to spy on you. The consequence will be the same. Forgive me, Father; I have decided to die.

The suicide of the son was followed by the jailing of the father.

Priest Zynoviy Kovalyk was arrested by the Bolsheviks in the year 1941 and was confined in the Brygidka jail in Lviv, Ukraine. When the Germans put the Bolsheviks to flight that same year, the people of the city found the priest’s blood-stained body nailed to the wall by the arms and legs, as if it were the crucified Lord. They also found about six thousand massacred prisoners, shot in the nape of the neck, whom the Bolsheviks had piled on top of each other in the cellars and covered over with plaster

Dr. O. Sas-Yavorsky (U.S.A.), after the capture of Lviv by the Germans near the end of June 1941, went searching for his imprisoned father and saw in the jail a priest nailed to a cross. Into his slashed stomach the Communists had placed the body of an unborn baby, taken from the womb of its mother, whose corpse lay on the blood-soaked floor. Other eyewitnesses recognized that this was the body of the renowned missionary Father Kovalyk.

Generally, to the Communists human life is cheap

During the Spanish civil war, Communists killed four thousand Catholic priests.

A renowned Russian Orthodox priest named Dudko reported that six Communists entered the house of Father Nicholas Tchardjov, pulled out his hair, gouged out his eyes, made many cuts on his body, passed a pressing iron over it, then shot him with two bullets. This happened on the Eve of St. Nicholas. It was not only a crime against the priest, but also a mockery of the saint.

The Western press reported on March 10, 1983, that in Zimbabwe three thousand of the Ndebele tribe were killed by the soldiers of the Communist dictator Mugabe. The army had been trained by North Korean instructors. Tribe members were asked to shoot their grown-up sons themselves; if they refused, they were shot along with their sons.

The Devil apes God by promising still waters and green pastures which are not his to give. Therefore he must pretend. And the less he can offer, the more he must pretend. To gain a foothold, he puts on a false front (did you ever wonder about Communist front organizations?) and makes benevolent gestures. But he delivers only misery, death, and destruction– “awful, complete, universal, and pitiless.”

The Devil is jealous and becomes enraged at spiritual beauty. It offends him. Since he cannot be beautiful– he lost his primal beauty because of his pride– he does not want anyone else to be. If it were not for the saints’ spiritual beauty, the Devil would not seem so ugly. Therefore he wishes to deface all beauty.

This is why Christians in the Romanian Communist prison of Piteshti, as well as other Communist jails, were tortured– not only to betray the secrets of the underground church, but to blaspheme.

Regimes under which such horrors occur again and again, regimes that turn even Christians into murderers and denouncers of innocent victims, can only be abhorred by the children of God. Whoever bids them Godspeed is a partaker in their evil deeds (2 John 11).

Satanic Sin

… Satanic crime is of another order. Hitler killed millions of Jews, including babies, with the excuse that Jews had done harm to the German people. For the Communists it was a matter of course to imprison and torture the family members of a person they considered guilty. When I was jailed, it was taken for granted that my wife must be jailed too, and that my son must be excluded from all schooling

To gain an insight into the life and thinking of a Satanist, one need only read a few mild excerpts from the writing of Al[e]ister Crowley (1875-1947), notorious for his involvement in occult practices:

Pity not the fallen. I never knew them. I console not. I hate the consoler and the consoled 

Blasphemous Versions of the Lord’s Prayer

The ultimate aim of communism in conquering new countries is not to establish another social or economic system. It is to mock God and praise Satan.

The German Socialist Student Union also published a parody of the Lord’s Prayer, indicating that the “true” meaning of the prayer upholds capitalism …

The identification of Christianity with the interests of capitalism is outrageous. The true church knows that capitalism, too, is stained with blood, for every economic system bears the marks of sin. Christians oppose communism not from the viewpoint of capitalism, but of the kingdom of God, which is their true social ideal. The above is nothing less than Satanic mockery of Jesus’ most holy prayer, as is the one published by the Soviets.

Mockery of the Lord’s Prayer is customary in many Communist lands. Ethiopian children were taught to pray as follows:

Our Party which rulest in the Soviet Union,

Hallowed be thy name …

Give us this day our daily bread, and don’t forgive the trespasses of the Imperialists as we will not forgive them

Over an Ethiopian Lutheran radio station confiscated by the Communist government, a Satanist version of the Bible a was broadcast. First Corinthians 13 sounded like this:

Though I speak all the languages and have no enmity toward the landlords and capitalists, I have become as sounding brass…. Class hatred suffers no exploitation and is brutal. Class hatred envies their riches and vaunts itself with the successful revolutions in many Socialist states….And now abide faith, hope, and class hatred, but the greatest of these is revolutionist hatred.

Tomorrow: Chapter Six – A Spiritual Warfare

This book just gets better.  If your eyes popped out whilst reading Chapter 3, wait until you read the revelations about Lenin in Chapter 4.

Folks, this book proves that Marxism, Communism and Socialism are a sham.  And Richard Wurmbrand was no ordinary pastor — he spent a total of 14 years being tortured by Communists, those who want a better, fairer, egalitarian society.  They flayed the soles of Wurmbrand’s feet so badly, he was never really able to feel comfortable in shoes again.  They tried to get him to renounce Christianity, but he wouldn’t.  May we display this type of faith if it is ever demanded of us — and I sincerely hope it is not.

If anyone reading this runs a youth group or is a pastor or elder, please see if you can circulate the link to Marx and Satan to your high school and university student  members.  It’s vital that kids read it and that your church presents a programme on it.  If this book had been around when I was growing up, it would have helped me fall out of love rather quickly with progressivism.  Instead, I was deeply influenced by it most of my life — and I do mean most.  I never even knew this connection between Marx and Satan existed until a few months ago!

The full text of Marx and Satan is on Scribd.

Today’s excerpts are from pages 28-32 of the book.  Subheads are in the original.  Emphases are mine.

Chapter Four – Too Late

An American, Commander Sergius Riis, had been a disciple of Marx. Grieved by the news of his
death, he went to London to visit the house in which the admired teacher had lived. The family
had moved. The only one whom he could find to interview was Marx’s former housemaid Helen
Demuth. She said these amazing words about him:

He was a God-fearing man. When very sick, he prayed alone in his room before a row of lighted candles, tying a sort of tape measure around his forehead.

This suggests phylacteries, implements worn by Orthodox Jews during their morning prayers. But Marx had been baptized in the Christian religion, had never practiced Judaism, and later became a fighter against God. He wrote books against religion and brought up all his children as atheists. What was this ceremony which an ignorant maid considered an occasion of prayer? Jews, saying their prayers with phylacteries on their foreheads, don’t usually have a row of candles before them. Could this have been some kind of magic practice?

We also know that Marx, a presumed atheist, had a bust of Zeus in his study. In Greek mythology Zeus, a cruel heathen deity, transformed himself into a beast and took Europe captive–as did Marxism later.

(Coincidentally, the naked figure of Zeus, known for his ferocity, is the only religious emblem in the main lobby of the United Nations building in New York.)

Family Letters

Another possible hint is contained in a letter written to Marx by his son Edgar on March 31, 1854. It begins with the startling words, “My dear devil.” Who has ever known of a son addressing his father like this? But that is how a Satanist writes to his beloved one. Could the son have been initiated as well?

Equally significant, Marx’s wife addresses him as follows, in a letter of August 1844,

Your last pastoral letter, high priest and bishop of souls, has again given quiet rest and peace to your poor sheep.

Marx had expressed, in The Communist Manifesto, his desire to abolish all religion, which one might assume would include abolishing the Satanist cult too. Yet his wife refers to him as high priest and bishop. Of what religion? The only European religion with high priests is the Satanist one. What pastoral letters did he, a man believed to have been an atheist, write? Where are they? This is a part of Marx’s life which has remained unresearched.

Biographers’ Testimonies

… The Marxist Franz Mehring wrote in his book Karl Marx:

Although Karl Marx’s father died a few days after his son’s twentieth birthday, he seems to have observed with secret apprehension the demon is [in?] his favorite son…

Marx died in despair, as all Satanists do. On May 25, 1883, he wrote to Engels, “How pointless and empty is life, but how desirable!”

Marx was a contemporary of great Christians: the composer Mendelsohn, the philanthropist Dr. Barnardo, the preachers Charles Spurgeon and General William Booth. All lived near him in London. Yet he never mentions them. They went unobserved.

There is a secret behind Marx which few Marxists know about. Lenin wrote, “After half a century, not one of the Marxists has comprehended Marx.”

The Secret behind Lenin’s Life

… When I wrote the first edition of the present book, I knew of no personal involvement of Lenin with any rituals of the Satanist sect. Since then, I have read The Young Lenin by Trotsky, who was Lenin’s intimate friend and co-worker. He writes that Lenin, at the age of sixteen, tore the cross from his neck, spat on it, and trod it underfoot, a very common Satanist ceremony

Lenin was moved to write as follows about the Soviet state:

The state does not function as we desired. How does it function? The car does not obey. A man is at the wheel and seems to lead it, but the car does not drive in the desired direction. It moves as another force wishes.

In a letter of 1921 Lenin wrote:

I hope we will be hanged on a stinking rope. And I did not lose the hope that this would happen, because we cannot condemn dirty bureaucracy. If this happens, it will be well done.

This was Lenin’s last hope after a whole life of struggle for the Communist cause: to be justly hanged on a stinking rope. This hope was not fulfilled for him, but almost all of his co-workers were eventually executed by Stalin after confessing publicly that they had served other powers than the proletariat they pretended to help …

There exists a “too late” in our spiritual affairs. Esau repented with many tears for having sold his birthright, but the deal could not be undone. And Lenin, founder of the Soviet state, said on his deathbed,

I committed a great error. My nightmare is to have the feeling that I’m lost in an ocean of blood from the innumerable victims. It is too late to return. To save our country, Russia, we would have needed men like Francis of Assisi. With ten men like him we would have saved Russia.

Tuesday: Chapter Five – A Cruel Counterfeit

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