Prague, the beginning of the 15th century. This central European city that could boast the first university east of the Elbe, the city, which for all practical purposes during the reign of Charles IV was the capital of the Holy Roman Empire, had an interdict imposed on it by the pope. It meant no masses could be said, no burials performed, no sacraments dispensed. People were frightened out of their wits: after all, their salvation was at stake and you could not be saved outside the Church.
Why was Prague banned from the “polite” European community? Because one of her preachers, John Hus, preached a different kind of Christianity than that taught by Rome. He was condemned. He was called out as a heretic. The interdict imposed on Prague was a kind of pressure exerted on the Czech authorities as well as on the whole society to gag John Hus’s mouth, and thus to stop the proliferation of his teachings. The Czech lay and ecclesiastical authorities caved in.
A few centuries fast forward. Czechoslovak communists preached a different kind of socialism than that taught by Moscow, the “Third Rome”. They wanted political pluralism and generally wanted to feel masters of their own destiny, without being dictated to by foreign powers. Moscow rebuked them for it. It didn’t help. So Moscow placed an interdict on them. They were the odd ones out in the socialist world, heretics who had to be forced to disavow their beliefs and thus saved for socialist heaven. Pressure was exerted on them, failing which, they were invaded. Purity of the doctrine had to be saved, you know.
A few decades fast forward. In Central European countries (again Central European!) people have a different view on accepting migrants than their Western counterparts. As it used to be in the Middle Ages, Brussels (read Paris plus Berlin), the present-day (second?) Rome, is hurling at them the present day interdict: they are heretics, sorry for the tongue slip, they are xenophobes and ought to be punished accordingly. Pressure will be exerted on the governments in Warsaw, Prague and Budapest or else. And, you guessed it right, “Democratic Opposition” will be brought into being to intensify this pressure from inside. Heretics, sorry, xenophobes must be made to toe the dogmatic line and saved for liberal globalist heaven.
The differences are only a matter of an ideology’s name and corresponding terminology. Dissent from the Church was known as heresy; dissent from socialism as counterrevolution; dissent from the religion of cosmopolitan globalist liberalism is called xenophobia or racism. Different terms, the same meaning and the same purpose: to penalize, demonize and stigmatize dissenters. The Roman Church preached all-encompassing brotherly love and still could not come to terms with such prodigal sons as John Hus; the internationalist socialist movement preached self-determination of peoples and still could not stand idly by when a people chose its own path; the European Union preaches diversity and all kinds of freedoms and will go to any lengths to enforce its own vision of the world on all its members. On the face of it, the words used in this fight are different, but their purpose and the phenomenon behind them the same. Despite all high-flown ideas, dissent must be suppressed. For the good of the dissenters, rest assured!
Eventually, John Hus was burned at the stake. In a few years time the sparks from it set the whole of Czechia ablaze and spread to neigbouring countries. The Czechs at that time turned out to be invincible in defence of their right to control their own life: all the six crusades launched against them met with a humiliating defeat.
Eventually, the Prague Spring, as the 1968 events were called, was quelled, but its dormant sparks erupted in a few years time across Central Europe and brought about the fall of the Third Rome: Moscow.
Eventually, the present-day Rome, Brussels, may succeed in suppressing Central Europe’s resistance to ethnic replacement, but the sparks struck in these countries are certain to set the whole continent ablaze. It is only a matter of time.
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