As the traditional, Western worldview is scrapped and atheist Marxism implemented, historic values evaporate such as self-control, civility, politeness and respect for diversity and the right to differ in opinions.
“The media is not interested in promoting anything related to the Christian faith, and only demean. If they see anything positive, they are not going to report on it because it goes contrary to their agenda,” says Dr. Chuck Crismier, a veteran attorney, author of several books, pastor.
Chuck Crismier is a nationally syndicated radio host, probing below the surface and dealing with issues that few dare to touch – matters of the heart.
Free speech – or the concept of allowing an honest public discourse that respects differences of opinions – was forbidden in the Soviet Union.
Submerged in atheist state control, the Soviet media propaganda penetrated society, idealizing the Communist teaching that Marxism would bring happiness and peace to all.
Central to the Communist ideology was the idea that traditional religion must be exterminated. So, why are multitudes in contemporary Russia turning away from Communism and embrace traditional Conservatism, as recently pointed out by professor Glenn Diesen in his new book, Russian Conservatism?
People were later disillusioned by the totalitarian hypocrisy found among its Communist leaders, as the public discourse allowed only state determined propaganda, also much like the Western mainstream media today.
Any objection to the one permitted narrative or worldview quickly resulted in the harshest reaction by the iron fist Soviet authorities, often resulting in Gulag imprisonment. Many gradually understood that Communism was not what it claimed to be.
Dr. Chuck Crismier says in this Herland Report TV interview: “The media agenda in the West is to promote a godless version of life in the Western world. Anything else is deemed to be hateful. So, the whole concept of hate has been redefined. Completely redefined. The whole concept of tolerance has completely been redefined which affect so many areas of our life. It includes the whole idea of free speech. The media is not interested in free speech.”
“The media is only interested in free speech for themselves and those of their particular godless like. They are interested in accomplishing just the opposite of a society that believes in the ten commandments.”
“Since the 1960s we have had a monstrous revolution in the West. It was a moral, spiritual and sexual revolution – also surrounding the Vietnam War. But, it was far more than that. The real revolution was a revelry against all authority. It was the progressive abandonment of all authority.”
- Free Speech is the enemy in Totalitarian Liberal West.
- The corrolation between Social Disorder and Christian Decline.
- Jacques Derrida and the Racist Left Victimization of Blacks: Socialist Racism
- Marcuse and The New Left’ desire to silence the Majority – Nabintu, WND.
- Edmund Burke: Conservative Disdain for Revolution – Hanne Herland, WND.
Chuck Crismier: “Let’s take a look at what happened in our churches as a result of that. In the 1970s, the divorce revolution started with Ronald Reagan who gave us no fault divorce in 1968. As a result of that, our pastors in churches began to adopt the idea that God’s ultimate good for us was happiness. Not holiness but happiness. The Bible said be holy. We were saying: be happy.”
“It was linked to the infusion of psychology. In the 1960s, psychology began to be infused into every single aspect of our culture. Even in our churches.”
“The foundation of our country used to be on faith. Now it was being shifted to feelings.
Feelings replaced faith gradually. Not just in the country as a whole, but into our churches.
Before we were about showing our faith, living out our faith ideals as best we could in truth, honesty, integrity, compassion, love, mercy and forgiveness. Now, even in our universities, the whole training of teachers went upside down.
I was a teacher for 9 years in Southern California before I practiced law. They began to train us in what was called the encounter movement. You no longer express, in a conversation, things that we were doing there, talking about facts and so on. No, everything had to be rephrased as “I feel”.
“If you take the lordship of feelings and implement that over a period of decades, how it affects the life of a country, it doesn’t take a Philadelphia lawyer to figure it out: This is a serious thing. Feelings have become our Lord. The Lord Jesus Christ has become little more than a mascot even in his own church.”
Noteworthy, in Soviet Union the atheist repressions led to massive Orthodox Christian revivals. Some opposed the system even then, many of whom were exiled to places far from Moscow, such as the deeply Christian man, Nobel Prize laureate 1970, Alexandr Solzhenitsyn, who was forced to live for many years in Kazakhstan.
From this place of total repression was born the religious rebirth of Russia and the returning belief in the Conservative values that were crushed by Lenin 1917 onward.
The despair and suffering arising from realizing that Communism as the solution to human suffering simply did not produce the promised land of justice, fueled the Russian Orthodox religious awakening.
The discrepancy between the ideals about a free classless society and the gruesome reality of the Gulag for whoever spoke up, illustrated the double tongue of the corrupted elites.
Precisely this realization caused many to turn to Orthodox Christianity.
The dissident Yuri Mashkov explains, as told by the Russian Orthodox priest and monk, Seraphim Rose in God’s revelation to the Human Heart, that: “The boring Soviet life and spiritual dissatisfaction gave me no peace and somewhere at the end of 1955, in my nineteenth year, there occurred an event: I understood what kind of society I was living in. Despite all the naked Soviet propaganda, I understood that I was living under a regime of absolute rightlessness and absolute cruelty.”
This experience caused him to speak up, which led to him being arrested and given the highest punishment for anti-Soviet agitation and many years in prison in the Gulag.
Mashkov spoke about these experiences in a Russian conference in New Jersey in 1978, shortly after being permanently exiled from the Soviet Union.
He explains how the totalitarian experience with atheist Marxism led him to embrace Christianity, like so many others inside the totalitarian Soviet system. None of this was, of course, reported on in the strictly controlled Soviet media.