Potemkin wrote:The wealthy and powerful are supposed to be stewards of the Earth, holding it in trust for God, its creator and ultimately its only owner, but they are despoilers of the Earth. And they are supposed to be shepherds of the flock, but they are ravening wolves, preying on those they should be protecting and nurturing. They think only of their own personal advantage, their own material gain. And no matter how much they have, it is never enough for them; and no matter how little others have, it is always too much. They are unfit to rule.
It is with this commentary by you my friend that the peculiar but ( for me anyway) enlightening inner dialectical process I have underwent here is exemplified or illustrated.
It's something worth living for, for fighting for, truth and justice. Because yes, they are unfit to rule. There is another way, symbolized by my neighborhood where there's an Orthodox Christian temple and meters away, a statue of Lenin always covered in red roses, same people. Nor are they schizophrenic: a man does evil, even great evil while doing good, holding the sovereignty on behalf of the people that poor man is to be judged by God. It was not the absolute abbatoir that the West believes and says it was, the USSR, for all it's numerous faults. Lies have been told, but that's another post, because lies are always told as part of the present human condition. Maybe now Christ Himself will have to come, but justice and freedom are still worth pursuing in this life right now and always.
Edit: interesting that as I write this, it's today the 31st anniversary of the end of the Soviet Union . God have mercy, but everything has been so wonderful since then, has it not?
With Leon Bloy I " await the coming of the Cossacks and the Holy Ghost!"