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“A World Split Apart” By Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Columbia University’s copy is not working at the time of this post, so it’s being republished here.

Text of Address by

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

at Harvard Class Day Afternoon Exercises,

Thursday, June 8, 1978

I am sincerely happy to be here with you on this occasion and to become personally acquainted with this old and most prestigious University. My congratulations and very best wishes to all of today’s graduates.

Harvard’s motto is “Veritas.” Many of you have already found out and others will find out in the course of their lives that truth eludes us if we do not concentrate with total attention on its pursuit. And even while it eludes us, the illusion still lingers of knowing it and leads to many misunderstandings. Also, truth is seldom pleasant; it is almost invariably bitter. There is some bitterness in my speech today, too. But I want to stress that it comes not from an adversary but from a friend.

Three years ago in the United States I said certain things which at that time appeared unacceptable. Today, however, many people agree with what I then said…

A World Split Apart
by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

The split in today’s world is perceptible even to a hasty glance. Any of our contemporaries readily identifies two world powers, each of them already capable of entirely destroying the other. However, understanding of the split often is limited to this political conception, to the illusion that danger may be abolished through successful diplomatic negotiations or by achieving a balance of armed forces. The truth is that the split is a much profounder and a more alienating one, that the rifts are more than one can see at first glance. This deep manifold split bears the danger of manifold disaster for all of us, in accordance with the ancient truth that a Kingdom — in this case, our Earth — divided against itself cannot stand.
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Were the Spartans Really Homosexual?

I’m overlooking Plutarch (Boeotia c. 46 – c. 120 AD) who lived much later than Xenophon (Athens c. 430 – c. 350 BC).

Xenophon writes in Constitution of the Lacedaimonians:

I think I ought to say something also about intimacy with boys, since this matter also has a bearing on education. In other Greek states, for instance among the Boeotians, man and boy live together, like married people; elsewhere, among the Eleians, for example, consent is won by means of favours. Some, on the other hand, entirely forbid suitors to talk with boys.

The customs instituted by Lycurgus were opposed to all of these. If someone, being himself an honest man, admired a boy’s soul and tried to make of him an ideal friend without reproach and to associate with him, he approved, and believed in the excellence of this kind of training. But if it was clear that the attraction lay in the boy’s outward beauty, he banned the connexion as an abomination; and thus he caused lovers to abstain from boys no less than parents abstain from sexual intercourse with their children and brothers and sisters with each other.

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The NeoCon Lexicon

Here is the inception of the NeoCon Lexicon. If you can think of any additions or corrections, please post them below, or email them to: editors[at]conservativetimes.org

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THE NEOCON DICTIONARY

The Amen Corner: The neocon’s “useful idiots,” naive Christians unknowingly committing self-destruction by backing the neocon secularist/globalist agenda.

Blood and soil: The basis of traditional patriotism, practiced by Zionist neocons, but forbidden to Christians of Anglo/European descent.

Allan Bloom: Jewish homosexual, hostile towards Christianity, died of AIDS, and author of Closing of the American Mind, which reads like “a civics textbook designed for New Deal Democrats” (Gottfried).

Neocon Calendar: Always set to 1939, where “if drastic action is not taken on X, then a second Holocaust is just around the corner.”

FDR: Hero to neocons. Soft socialism mixed with perpetual foreign war is a fine wine to the neocon pallet.

Abe Foxman: A Leftist fellow traveler, hater of Christianity, checks the right flank for the neocon by attacking real conservatives, so the neocon can further secularize and globalize the West.

Free trade: The neocon method of destroying Western economies – while making a fast buck too!

Genophilia: Instinctive attachment to family and tribe, practiced by Zionist neocons, forbidden to Christians of Anglo/European descent. Continue reading

The “Education” Racket

In the newest issue of Chronicles (Sept. 2007), there’s a great article by Thomas Fleming, “Counting People and People Who Count,” on the educational racket. Many of the ills, he maintains, were popularized by John Dewey.

“John Dewey and his students developed the argument to include a soft social-science indoctrination that would liberate American kids from the shackles of race, ethnicity, nationality, region, class, wealth, religion, taste, and anything else their poor benighted parents valued. By the late 1960s, the attack was extended to sex and gender, species and phylum.”

The pragmatists were some of forerunners in deracinating Western man from his ancestral pride and traditions. The New Left only later hastens a project already underway.

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