Demons by Fyodor Dostoevsky is a story about a revolutionary cadre that attempts to wreak havoc on a Russian village as part of their quest to overthrow the traditional order. It features intense psychological descriptions and analysis by Dostoevsky to reveal the deep-seated emotions and feelings that drive revolutionary behavior.

Losing touch with God

You may be sure that all those who cease to understand their people and lose their connection with them, at once, in the same measure, also lose the faith of their fathers, and become either atheists or indifferent.

Revolutionary ideas were sweeping Russia at the time. Dostoevsky himself was caught up in the fervor and served time in prison for his activities. Being spared execution by the Tsar at the last moment served as his spiritual awakening, allowing him to recede from the darkness and become a force of tradition and Orthodoxy.

The modern drive to “progress” can be understood as destroying any sense of faith and order possessed by the preceding generations. It may be hard to believe, but many humans today still retain some logos within them which makes today’s revolutionary movement that much more worrisome, because once the remainder is removed from those who rightly believe that a man is a man and a woman is a woman, and both should have the ability to seek their daily bread, materially and spiritually, what will be left? The horrors of the 20th century will pale in comparison to what we will soon face.

Whether local or global, revolution is the same

So far as I have understood, and one could hardly not understand, you yourself, at the beginning and then a second time, rather eloquently—albeit too theoretically—developed a picture of Russia covered with an infinite network of knots. For its own part, each of the active groups, while proselytizing and spreading its side-branchings to infinity, has as its task, by a systematic denunciatory propaganda, ceaselessly to undermine the importance of the local powers, to produce bewilderment in communities, to engender cynicism and scandal, complete disbelief in anything whatsoever, a yearning for the better, and, finally, acting by means of fires as the popular means par excellence, to plunge the country, at the prescribed moment, if need be, even into despair. Are these your words, which I have tried to recall verbatim? Is this your program of action, conveyed by you as a representative of the central—but hitherto completely unknown and, to us, almost fantastic-committee?

In the above passage, a revolutionary member is attempting to clarify the aims of the group he is a part of. You may be struck by how their method of subversion is no different than what the elites are subjecting us to today. The “denunciatory propaganda” comes in the form of relentless Jewish-controlled fake news. Their centralization of power and innumerable globalist organizations from the United Nations on down seek to “undermine the importance of the local powers.” The staged Black Lives Matter protests in hundreds of American cities “produce bewilderment in communities.” We are tyrannized by scientific experts who lead us to “complete disbelief” against the truth that goes against the will of the elites while simultaneously giving us false hope about the future and a “yearning for the better” through their lies of “flattening the curve.” Every single tactic that Dostoevsky’s revolutionary character speaks of is currently, actively, and methodically being used on us, because the strategy of revolution does not change.

Destruction for the sake of destruction

In the meantime your whole step is towards getting everything destroyed: both the state and its morality. We alone will remain, having destined ourselves beforehand to assume power: we shall rally the smart ones to ourselves, and ride on the backs of the fools. You should not be embarrassed by it. This generation must be re-educated to make it worthy of freedom. There are still many thousands of Shatovs [revolutionary traitors] ahead and us. We will get organized so as to seize the tendency; it is shameful not to reach out and take what is lying there idly with its mouth gaping at us.

The revolutionaries today are eager to share their “logic” of equality and love, but since they behave in direct opposition to what they profess, the only logic remaining is that of destruction and chaos. They want to destroy for the sake of destruction because that is the only way to synchronize their darkened souls with the environment. If your soul is in chaos, you don’t want to see a society of law and order, and if your passions are disordered, you don’t want to elevate or promote those who have self-control. Society is but a projection of the souls within that society, and when society is atheistic and lacking in tradition, the projection can become close to hell.

The antidote to madness

Listen: this man [Jesus Christ] was the highest on all the earth, he constituted what it was to live for. Without this man the whole planet with everything on it is—madness only. There has not been one like Him before or since, not ever, even to the point of miracle. This is the miracle, that there has not been and never will be such a one.

The further you are away from Lord Jesus Christ, the closer you are to accepting the presuppositions and assumptions of revolution. You become infused with the spirit of the times and participate in it without conscious thought or deliberation. All good comes from God, and when you are far from God, that places you on the streets to agitate for “black lives,” in the workplace denouncing your fellow employees for “racism,” in the shops recording and reporting “violators” who are not wearing a face mask, and online looking to ruin those with whom you disagree. Either you have God in your life or you are a revolutionary to some degree.

Will we be comforted?

In the end it has always been that the most disgraceful cross becomes a great glory and a great power, if the humility of the deed is sincere. It may even be that you will be comforted in your own lifetime!

If God wants to comfort us in this lifetime, I would graciously accept it, but I’m not counting on it because of how clearly we can see the tides of revolution growing. As a Christian, I am called to pick up my cross and carry it, not seek heaven on this earth. I look back at my life and see that I experienced enough comfort for many lifetimes, so I would not mind constant tribulation as long as I’m able to bear it in a way that does not sacrifice my salvation.

Demons wasn’t the easiest book I’ve read. With so many characters and subplots, it wasn’t until page 300 or so where I began having a firm grasp on what was transpiring (pro tip: write down the names and descriptions of characters on a notecard as you encounter them). Nonetheless, the story was a good reminder of how a small group of people can cause immense damage and pain to a community. Woe to us for living in a time where that small group are those at the very top who use all their will and power to foist revolution upon our societies for their own malicious ends. May we survive the fires that are to come.

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And thank you Roosh.

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The Bolsheviks had roughly 200,000 members in late 1917, less than 0.2% of the population of the Russian Empire at the time. There are probably 100 million Bolshevik-minded, revolutionary types (if only passive supporters in many cases) in the US now. The "Whites" today are more heavily armed than their Imperial predecessors but are even less organized. A collectivist mindset goes hand in hand with the revolutionary spirit, "rugged individualism" can't compete with that juggernaut, certainly not without Christ.

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"Demons" is the only Dostoevsky novel I haven't been able to get through, despite several attempts since my teens. He touches on a lot of the same topics in his "Writer's Diary" (his rants about banking and the Rothschilds etc). Good article.

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You can predict the outcome of any public issue with 100% accuracy by simply asking yourself "Does this invert everything we've known to be good since time immemorial?"

Whatever destroys beauty and replaces it with ugliness, whatever destroys community and replaces it with bureaucracy and institutions, whatever destroys deep intimacy and replaces it with transactional relationships, etc. is what the powers that be will inevitably ensure wins the day.

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Dostoyevski was such a welp.

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I would not mind constant tribulation as long as I’m able to bear it in a way that does not sacrifice my salvation.

That's a very brave thing to ask for. Thankfully, God only gives us what He knows we can handle.

1 Corinthians 10:13​

No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.

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The Bolsheviks had roughly 200,000 members in late 1917, less than 0.2% of the population of the Russian Empire at the time. There are probably 100 million Bolshevik-minded, revolutionary types (if only passive supporters in many cases) in the US now. The "Whites" today are more heavily armed than their Imperial predecessors but are even less organized. A collectivist mindset goes hand in hand with the revolutionary spirit, "rugged individualism" can't compete with that juggernaut, certainly not without Christ.

Yet their numbers grew to 3 million:

Enough people were willing to fight for the Revolution whilst other countries didn't properly even try to help the White Side compared to WWII with the Land Lease that Russia fell to Communism. Since foreign support didn't actually go all in like during WWII this is what happened.

And so the fallout remains to the present day.

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"Demons" is the only Dostoevsky novel I haven't been able to get through, despite several attempts since my teens. He touches on a lot of the same topics in his "Writer's Diary" (his rants about banking and the Rothschilds etc). Good article.

Its real Horror. The true face of evil compared to its cartoonish portrayals in popular culture. That's why its hard.

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Yet their numbers grew to 3 million:

Enough people were willing to fight for the Revolution whilst other countries didn't properly even try to help the White Side compared to WWII with the Land Lease that Russia fell to Communism. Since foreign support didn't actually go all in like during WWII this is what happened.

And so the fallout remains to the present day.

I would say that the same International elements that funded the Bolshevik Revolution were in essence the same as was behind lend lease. We have to face it we fought against the Good Guys in WWII.

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If you have no faith in God, or even a belief in Him you foolishly begin to believe man must "fix" the world's problems. One aspect of "fixing" these problems is the belief that it is man's duty to judge others, and punish wrongdoers. They believe this because they think they are righteous and wise, and must be purveyors of justice.

This lack of faith, and refusal to humble themselves has lead to genocide and atrocities throughout history.

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I would say that the same International elements that funded the Bolshevik Revolution were in essence the same as was behind lend lease. We have to face it we fought against the Good Guys in WWII.

There were no good guys in WWII.

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The further you are away from Lord Jesus Christ, the closer you are to accepting the presuppositions and assumptions of revolution. You become infused with the spirit of the times and participate in it without conscious thought or deliberation. All good comes from God, and when you are far from God, that places you on the streets to agitate for “black lives,” in the workplace denouncing your fellow employees for “racism,” in the shops recording and reporting “violators” who are not wearing a face mask, and online looking to ruin those with whom you disagree. Either you have God in your life or you are a revolutionary to some degree.

Gosh, that's beautiful Roosh!

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You can predict the outcome of any public issue with 100% accuracy by simply asking yourself "Does this invert everything we've known to be good since time immemorial?"

Close. But I would say you can predict the outcome of any public issue with 100% accuracy by simply asking yourself "What do Jews want to happen in this situation?". It's often, but not always about inversion. The highest good is what furthers the supremacy of the Jewish people.

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Its real Horror. The true face of evil compared to its cartoonish portrayals in popular culture. That's why its hard.

I agee with the previous commenter, its not an easy read but is worth sticking with. I remember the character Kirillov as particularly nightmarish, and Stavrogin who is evil but very bland. Satan likes to portray evil as daring and interesting when in reality evil hollows out everything good and beautiful in the human person. The revolutionary Who wants to leave the group and is murdered at the end made a particular impression on me.

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I agee with the previous commenter, its not an easy read but is worth sticking with. I remember the character Kirillov as particularly nightmarish, and Stavrogin who is evil but very bland. Satan likes to portray evil as daring and interesting when in reality evil hollows out everything good and beautiful in the human person. The revolutionary Who wants to leave the group and is murdered at the end made a particular impression on me.

Indeed Evil is personified in brutalist architecture prevalent in the Soviet Union in the sense of being soulless, depressing and diseased. And terrible in certain ways too.

Just like it's real life manifestations in people.

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I would say that the same International elements that funded the Bolshevik Revolution were in essence the same as was behind lend lease. We have to face it we fought against the Good Guys in WWII.

No its evil vs evil in that sense.

There were no good guys ultimately in charge of either side.

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No its evil vs evil in that sense.

There were no good guys ultimately in charge of either side.

Well, the thing is there was a side in the war that were the "Good Guys", but the thing is by the standards of our time especially, what they tried to employ is not viewed as "Good" and instead confused as Evil, especially with the level of freedoms and choices people have today along with the ability to wander aimlessly through life, people and possessions.

The Third Reich was the Example of God's Kingdom imposed on Earth in our Physical Reality, as purely as could be applied, but required a certain obedience and strictness that few understood or perceived the value of, even today in this century.

Nevertheless, this is the reason the NS ideology was deemed not for export. I am half German but I can tell you for sure that very few people outside of the Germanic race (not even the English) would be able to tolerate or desire the confinement of National Socialism.

It brings the best out of Germans, but may have deleterious effects on other peoples which are not capable to exercise restraint.

Restraint is a strong Prussian virtue, but at the same time it is also very German to have extremely high standards in oneself and society and to demand much from the Restraint, so long as everyone lives up to his or her promises. The Protestant ethic in Germany also played a large role in this development.

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Well, the thing is there was a side in the war that were the "Good Guys", but the thing is by the standards of our time especially, what they tried to employ is not viewed as "Good" and instead confused as Evil,

Yeah, killing millions of Slavs, Greeks, Jews, Polish, Gypses can easily be confused as evil.

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Yeah, killing millions of Slavs, Greeks, Jews, Polish, Gypses can easily be confused as evil.

Surely. One Man's freedom fighter is another Man's terrorist. Just as well as one Man's treasure is another Man's junk.

All we can say is that Germans have a unique mission and mystery to our Nation that is misunderstood by the outside world, so nothing positive is ever associated with it, except among Germans themselves.

We can be the World's Best Friend, or their Greatest Enemy. That alone, terrifies every Nation.

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