Friday, October 26, 2007

For God, country, king, subsidiarity
Ernst on European history, specifically the Spanish Civil War
Russian Orthodox Mass for the White Russian RequetésСпаси, Господи, люди твоя, и благослови достоянiе твое... O Lord, save thy people and bless thine inheritance...
— Troparion, tone 1, the melody at the beginning of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture

My addition.
The Russian Civil War lasted from February 1917 until the fall of Vladivostok in the Far East in 1922...

If I were a Russian in February 1917 I would have supported that first part of the revolution for survival and to get the country out of World War I...

The mainstream media get positively weepy about the bolshies in 1930s Spain and even about the October Revolution...

A better firsthand account comes from the Roman Catholic (Russian ex-Orthodox) Catherine de Hueck (later Doherty) who ... quoted one of the Spanish bishops (the press didn’t run it) saying in all humility that the poor churches and religious houses were sometimes spared and if he and other churchmen had obeyed the Popes on social justice instead of acting like arrogant aristocrats these horrors
[atrocities against the church] wouldn’t have happened.
My disclaimer on anti-Semitism.

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