A Sentence of Silence

“If I were asked today to formulate as concisely as possible what was the main cause of the ruinous revolution that swallowed up some 60 million of our people, I could not put it more accurately than to repeat: ‘Men have forgotten God; that is why all this has happened.” Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn on Russia in 1983.

“If I were to say what caused these riots and what has ultimately swallowed up our nation of 60 million, I would repeat the words: ‘Men have forgotten God; that is why all this has happened.” The CVM on the UK in 2011.

Unemployment, social deprivation, poor education, family breakdown, and MTV-styled morality: That is why all this has happened, so we’re told. On the surface, maybe. But at the core, NO! Men have forgotten God!

The solution? Oh dear! How do you turn a nation back to God, back to Catholicism! I don’t know. But there is a way to make the perpetrators of these riots reflect and maybe, just maybe turn to God.: A sentence of silence, solitary confinement.

“You should rejoice that you’re in prison. Here  you have time to think about your soul.” Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn again.
And in Russia they had REAL prisons (and maybe still have), places of REAL deprivation.

 Yet he wrote in The Gulag Archipelago: 

“Bless you prison, bless you for being in my life. For there, lying upon the rotting prison straw, I came to realize that the object of life is not prosperity as we
are made to believe, but the maturity of the human soul.”

In a REAL prison, where the body is deprived of its comforts, the mind is deprived of its amusements, the soul begins to transcend its presumed meaning and direction.

 “If humanism were right in declaring that man is born to be happy, he would not be born to die. Since his body is doomed to die, his task on earth evidently must be of a more spiritual nature. It cannot be the unrestrained enjoyment of everyday life. It cannot be the search for the best ways to obtain material goods and then cheerfully get the most out of them. It has to be the fulfilment of a permanent, earnest duty so that one’s life journey may become an experience of moral growth, so that one may leave life a better human being than one started it.

True, Solzhenitsyn was no Catholic but the brutality of Communism made clear the void left by Materialism.

“My wish for you… is that your sceptic-eclectic brain be flooded with the light of truth.” Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (The First Circle)

 The light of Truth cannot be plugged in and turned on. Only when man unplugs and turns off, will the intense glow of God’s Love penetrate.

“To stand up for truth is nothing. For truth, you must sit in jail.”
A sentence of silence maybe the only medicine possible to cure the cancer of the God-void. Only when man is void of everything else, will the God-shaped
peg find its mark.

“You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.” (St Augustine)



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4 thoughts on “A Sentence of Silence

  1. The coloured folk ie the “perpetrators of these riots” should be repatriated home. The politicians who have propped up the multi-cult, multi-racial society should face the hangman. English people being a minority in their own country is no laughing matter and people including the CVM must call for repatriation of these coloured immigrants. It has nothing to do with turning back to God but simply repatriating the immigrants and putting English people ie white people first.

    • Dear Thought and Action

      One of the reasons I wrote this posting was because of all the thicket-bashing comments and conversations being had. Like yours, they are just stuck in a thicket. Yes, mass immigrant has casued many problems in this country, but to pick up a missal and throw it at a shop window is NOT a black or colured problem! it is an “original sin” problem, if you take it back far enough. To say, as you did “It has nothing to do with turning back to God” is an astonishing comment coming from a Catholic.
      Have you forgotten what St Paul wrote to the Epesians? “For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and power, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places.” (12:6)
      Underpinning all potilical, social and moral battles (flesh and blood) is a spiritual battle (rulers of the world of this darkness). Every Catholic must recongise that before he can be of any use to God in his divine plan.

  2. Further to my previous comment it is not meant as a criticism of the CVM. The work of the CVM is necessary and excellent. The FC blog was more to the point in relation to the riots in London though. See the link below. A few degenerate whites also rioting but those behind the rioting were 3rd and 4th generation Afro-Caribbeans and mix raced youths. CVM should refrain themselves to the soup kitchens if unwilling to tackle coloured immigration or immigration in general.

    The point about MTV morality is good as many whites have ‘become’ black with this ‘gangsta culture’. Many decent black people are devout Catholics and are appalled. We shouldn’t overlook coloured immigration though or we miss the point of the problem. The problem in Britain is the multi-racial society

    Riots in London – Time to Discuss Repatriation


    • Dear Thought and Action

      You brought up the issue of immigration, not I. But lets make our piece: I’ll refrain from immigration if you refrain from all things British. After all, Ireland is in its own mess.

      Your comment callling “for repatriation of these coloured immgrants” requires a rebuttal. Some research by a friend of mine some years ago, showed that if such a policy were applied, the NHS would collapse, not to mention other sectors and industries. And where would you draw the line? 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th generation immigrants? Or just all of them? Such a bruttal policy would be the “greater evil”. You would be exiling many to a country, culture and language they don’t and have never known, simply because of the colour of their skin.
      “Charity is patient, is kind….dealeth not perversely……….Is not ambitious, seeketh not her own, is not provoked to anger, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity…..Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.” (Corinthians 13:4-7)

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