After Communism, Russia Understands the Value of Family

3 November 2021

3.9 MINS

Having swept all before them in the aimless societies of the West, the LGBT crowd is in a howling fury with Russia’s pro-family movement for its refusal to capitulate to their gay marriage agenda.

Several years ago, the LGBT movement called for federal investigations of Americans who participated in the International Family Forum. The event was a pro-family celebration that honoured the institution that has been the backbone of virtually all societies throughout thousands of years of history. The forum drew more than 1,000 participants worldwide, including about a dozen individuals from the United States.

Many Western nations have kowtowed to the LGBTIQ movement, which seeks to destroy freedom of speech, religious liberty, marriage, and the family. Emboldened by their political victories in the United States, the protesters made global headlines by trying to shut down the World Congress of Families’ pro-family celebration in Australia.

They succeeded in preventing American organisations – especially the World Congress of Families – from participating in the International Family Forum in Moscow. The LGBT lobby threw up barriers and threatened retribution. Still, they could not shut down either the Australian or the Russian events. The most they could do was demand investigations of the American individuals who helped plan the Russian conference.

Russia Has Learnt From Its Past

The Russian forum succinctly identified the harms caused by what they call the “sensate culture”. (This is a term from Pitirim Sorokin, a famous Russian sociologist who knew well the harmful effects of a man-centred, atheistic worldview). They wrote:

the destruction of moral standards such as Goodness, Truth, and Beauty, and destruction of faith in a created natural order that distinguishes good from evil … creates the threat to the civilised existence of societies…

It is high time to talk, not only about the role of the family institution in the retention of humanity as a biological species, but also about the vital role of [the] natural family in the preservation of civilised society and ordered liberty.

This transformation, they maintain, is “crucially important, especially given the millennial battle between civil society and barbarism, where the latter appears in a highly technological and disguised progressive form contributing to the increasing moral chaos.”

The Russians experienced 70 years of moral chaos and horrors brought about by the Marxist-Leninist experiment. As such, they are not about to give up their hard-won grip on reality, regained by going back to their historic Orthodox roots.

Their clear unswerving vision of their recent past under Communism enables them to see progressivism as “a new tool of secular, post-modern humanists and sexual radicals to pursue not only their economic interests, but also, ideological, philosophical and political interests.”

Russian pro-family leaders recognise that the threats posed by this secular worldview are so serious that “the classical notions of normative behaviour, civilised man, the human family, and definition of marriage have to be enshrined in national constitutions.”

Russia’s Powerful Pro-Family Movement

Whatever critiques of Putin’s foreign policy you may have, the pro-family movement in Russia is a genuine and deep phenomenon, one unrelated to foreign affairs.

Intellectual dry rot has made western intellectuals susceptible to every foolish fad, whether neo-Marxism, feminism, genderism, humanism or environmentalism. These are all the results of deconstructionism. Nowhere is this more evident than their inability to discern simple biological realities such as the difference between male and female.

The Russians noted that behind “modern humanism and its jargon, there hides traits of degradation and deception that would lead to the death of humanity.” Such thinking, of course, is scorned by the elites who have produced our distorted Western intellectual condition.

The West has chosen the mush of moral relativism over the more rigorous Judeo-Christian worldview. As a result, the leaders in the great universities, the media with a vast array of communications technology at its disposal, and the business and government leaders of the western world have been subjugated by one movement after another.

First they were swayed by feminism’s flimsy claims that men and women are interchangeable. More recently, by LGBT claims that gender is a social construct and that we must give up real-world designations of male and female bathrooms and even father and mother on birth certificates.

What the West Must Learn From Russia

We in the West have read a little of Russian history. But we know little of what is embedded in the DNA of Russians due to their first-hand experiences of surviving one tragedy after another. Napoleon’s half-million strong army reached Moscow but was turned back in defeat by the flames that consumed the city and the deadly cold of the Russian winter.

Hitler learned nothing from Napoleon’s folly. He had no comprehension of how tenaciously the Russians would defend their Motherland. They sacrificed millions to the Germans’ advanced weaponry to defend their country.

Now come Obama, Kerry, Clinton and the rest of the LGBTIQ’s claque. This crowd blusters, sanctions, and slanders pro-family Russian leaders who understand the real threat to their homeland. They are aware of the depopulation and demographic winter that follow when natural families fail to flourish.

Then come the Human Rights Campaign and those who demonise and demagogue anyone who dares to speak truth to power on these fundamental issues.

Meanwhile, radical Islamists attack the decadent West with its vast technological superiority (but moral and spiritual bankruptcy). They have decided they can beat us with suicide bombers. And as long as we are led by thinkers who not only fail to recognise the foundational strength of families led by mothers and fathers, then perhaps the jihadists are right.

Today, after 80 years of the horrors of life under Communism, Russia is working to restore family and Orthodoxy as the foundations of its culture and the means of its national survival.

Meanwhile, it remains to be seen how much stomach the West has left for a fight for survival. Perhaps we will simply capitulate to jihadism just as we have to LGBTism and so many other hollow “isms.”

Russia’s unblinking repudiation of the blight and sorrows of its own Marxist experiment is a miracle. The nation will not capitulate to western LGBT fascism without a fight.

Originally published at American Thinker. Image by Vierro on Pexels.

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