Excerpts from

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's Warnings to the West

Quotes from The Solzhenitsyn Reader (1947-2005)

See also Solzhenitsyn's Warning about the Depersonalization of Medicine

The Revolutionary Roots of the UN and Was Marx a Satanist?

More warnings from Solzhenitsyn



"If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear." -- George Orwell [Eric Arthur Blair]1903-1950

Political Abuse of PsychiatryAn Historical Overview: "The issue became prominent in the 1970s and 1980s due to the systematic political abuse of psychiatry in the Soviet Union, where approximately one-third of the political prisoners were locked up in psychiatric hospitals. ...Time and again, human rights and mental health organizations receive reports on cases of abuse of psychiatry for political purposes. The fact that these reports come from a wide range of countries shows that there is an ongoing tension between politics and psychiatry and that the opportunity to use psychiatry as a means to stifle opponents." [An insightful report by Robert van Voren, 2009]

"This tilt of freedom toward evil has come about gradually, but it evidently stems from a humanist and benevolent concept to which man -- the master of this world -- does not bear any evil within himself, and all the defects of life are caused by misguided socials systems, which must therefore be corrected." [p. 567]

"...it would have seemed quite impossible, in America, that an individual be granted boundless freedom with no purpose, simply for the satisfaction of his whims. Subsequently, however, all such limitations were eroded everywhere in in the west; a total emancipation occurred from the moral heritage of Christian centuries with the great reserve of mercy and sacrifice." [p. 573]

"One does see in...the foundations of an eroded humanism and of any type of socialism: boundless materialism; freedom from religion and religious responsibility (which under communist regimes attains the stage of antireligious dictatorship); concentration on social structures with an allegedly scientific approach. (This last is typical of both the Age of Enlightenment and of Marxism) It is no accident that all of communism's rhetorical vows revolve around Man (with a capital M) and his earthly happiness." [pp. 573-574]

"Freedom has been elevated to a total eclipse of a person's obligations, to a freedom from any obligation." [p. 474]

"...the UN jealously guards the freedom of certain people and completely neglects the freedom of others."
[p. 523]

"After the Western ideal of unlimited freedom.... here is the true Christian definition of freedom. Freedom is self-restriction! Restriction of the self for the sake of others!"
[p. 551]

"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? ... Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us." Romans 8:35,37.

See Communist Psychological Warfare

Yuri Bezmenov on demoralization | Animal Farm by George Orwell

and  Was Marx a Satanist? | When Iron Gates Yield

The Revolutionary Roots of the UN | Real Conspiracies -- Past and Present

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