The Centenary of a Brutal Regime

July has come. It was one century ago this month, July 1921, when the brutal Bolshevik movement of Mao Tse Tung (Mao Zedong) came to birth in China. Let this be a month of reflection – even one of prayerful mourning – for the millions upon millions of Chinese souls that would fall victim to Mao’s bloodthirsty regime over the course of the ensuing century. Never in the annals of history has there been more blood spilt nor lives destroyed as have been sacrificed in China for the sake a ruthless and godless ideology. Communism, especially that of the Chinese variety, has been the worst scourge that mankind has suffered since the dawn of mankind’s tentative existence here on Earth. Regardless of the fact that few of those countless victims were Orthodox Christians, may God the Almighty have mercy upon their souls and may their memories be eternal.

It was this month in 1776 that our forefathers brought forth our own American nation. The signatures that they bravely put to parchment on the fourth day of that month 245 years ago would cost them all dearly, but their sacrifice was our gain. Let us not relinquish our liberty to ignorance or lassitude because we would be fools to not recognize that that very communist Chinese regime has become the single greatest threat by a nation state to our existence.

Author: Lawrence B. Wheeler

B.A., M.Div. Former Anglican priest, convert to Orthodoxy.

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