“LOYALTY OF A NATION”
by Alex Gofen, Judeo-Christian America, ©2019
(Feb. 27, 2019) — [By Vladimir Bukovsky, First edition in Russian in 1996, first translation in English in 2019.]
The American people, especially the patriotic ones, simply do not want to hear or believe any bad news about their country. Eric Samuelson
This was one of the best I have read on the topics of the post-Stalin soviet crimes and the post-Stalin Western complicity. The Western complicity during Stalin was prominently covered in “American Betrayal” by Diana West (2013), so that these two books perfectly complement and mutually amplify each other.
“Judgment in Moscow” is unique in several ways: first – due to the very personality of its author Vladimir Konstantinovich Bukovsky, the most prominent Soviet dissident convicted to 12 years in prison and psychiatric wards.
By a mere whim of the KGB, the USSR then exchanged the inmate Bukovsky for a Chilean commie so that Mr. Bukovsky luckily got his freedom in the West. More than a decade later after collapse of the USSR, it took another unexpected chance that Mr. Bukovsky was allowed to visit Russia and to get an access to the archives of the Politburo. The book therefore follows the line of those top secret documents which Mr. Bukovsky had managed to copy: also due to a good luck (as described in the book).
That’s how and why this book is an account of the Soviet crimes – a unique resource for historians wishing to meticulously follow the awkward language of the highest soviet nomenclatura ruling inside and outside of the USSR.
As to the materials about the Western complicity with the crimes of the USSR and the so long existence of the USSR, it was the life and works of Mr. Bukovsky while in the West which provided the shocking testimonies, one of which is the 22 year delay of this first English translation (explained in the book too).
Inexplicably, the Marxism and the USSR somehow have always been indulged in the West (well demonstrated in both books). As Diana West put it, America lost its soul already in the 1930s – and I would add, lost its mind and loyalty to the Founders as well. Now let’s pose a question about a loyalty of a nation to its spiritual foundation and ideology, normally presumed unshakable and non-negotiable.
What is the ideology of the West anyway?
What was the Soviet ideology (and the ideology of its clients everywhere in the world) was obvious: it was the original Marxism-Leninism-Stalinism simplistically called “Communism” in the West. Indeed, all Soviet dissidents knew this ideology, lived under it, hated it, and many dreamed to escape from it into the free world, whose ideology they imagined at least as something opposite. They imagined the West as the most advanced achievement of the civilization based on and owning everything to it’s Judeo-Christian tradition.
However, reaching the West, the Soviet dissidents were caught in by an unpleasant surprise, figuring out that the contemporary West even formally does not adhere to any particular ideology: not even to a particular Faith! Yes, some Western people could hate communism without any consequences for themselves, while others loved it, and the majority had no clue and no faith in anything – the situation envisioned by G.K. Chesterton: “When men choose not to believe in God, they do not thereafter believe in nothing, they then become capable of believing in anything”.
Mr. Bukovsky too figured out the ideological anarchy when settling in the West. However this anarchy happened to be strongly tilted toward Marxism and all kinds of low life proclivities such as sodomy and other sexual perversions. Not surprisingly, in the West he got considered by many as a “bad dissident” refusing to comply – this time refusing to comply with the “Western party line” which was to see no evil with the Soviets (Reagan being the only exception of this rule).
That is why the West has never even contemplated anything like the Nuremberg judgment over the crimes of the Communism: not even after the Soviets on their own partially exposed and denounced Stalinism in 1956-1960 (to great embarrassment of their clients and the fellow travelers in the West); and not even after the final collapse of the USSR and ban on the CPSU in Russia! A hypothetical Moscow judgment has never happened not only because of the resistance of the old party apparatchiks in Russia, but mostly because the resistance of the entire ruling elite in the West. That was a bitter realization of Mr. Bukovsky, and that is how the never happened Moscow Judgment became the title to this book.
Obviously, the Western complicity part first of all is intended for the Western conservatives and patriots. However since emergence of Marxism even they have had no clue about its true nature and danger, living in complacency and fantasy world of their own. Why then even to listen to some “alarmists” and “bad dissidents” like Mr. Bukovsky?
Now let’s pose a question: are conservatives and patriots of the West even comparable with the dissidents of the USSR?
Dissidents in the USSR then…
Well, even after Stalin and his partial exposure, the government of the USSR still didn’t presume possibility of any dissent from the party line. “Народ и партия едины” (The people and the party are together). The government took this slogan very seriously. However that was already the period of the so call “thaw”, and some folks did dare to dissent.
Dissidents were well informed freedom loving citizens, who did not keep their criticism about various aspects of the Soviet ideology only for themselves, but spoke out. They also dared to gather in groups and do something entirely nonviolent, well within the basic freedoms in the West – yet criminalized in the USSR. Say participants of a peaceful demonstration in an urban center would be arrested by KGB in 5 minutes. Thus a chance to express their protest during 5 minutes may cost them 5 years of imprisonment.
At that, in the 1960s, 70s, and even 80s the USSR seemed unshakable. The dissidents did understand what they were up to, yet they did not want to comply staying silent. They were noble, heroic, persistent, and very dedicated people. They were the very special kind of people such that…
the immensely difficult goal of full exposure of the Soviet system, and the indefinitely remote fulfillment (if ever) of that goal (coupled with the very immediate punishment!) however did not discourage them. (*)
Take a note of this characterization. We will need it later.
That was then in the USSR.
Read the rest here.