Four reformers met under a bramble bush. They were all agreed that the world must be changed. ‘We must abolish property,’ said one.
‘We must abolish Marriage,’ said the second.
‘We must abolish God,’ said the third.
‘I wish we could abolish work,’ said the fourth.
‘Do not let us get beyond practical politics,’ said the first. ‘The first thing is to reduce men to a common level.’
‘The first thing,’ said the second, ‘ is to give freedom to the sexes.’
‘The first thing,’ said the third, ‘is to find out how to do it.’
‘The first step,’ said the first, ‘is to abolish the Bible.’
‘The first thing,’ said the second, is to abolish the laws.’
‘The first thing,’ said the third, ‘is to abolish mankind.’

Robert Louis Stevenson, “The Four Reformers”


What a devil wants, in the greater scheme of things, is to destroy. There is, in the cosmos, a creative principle. There is, opposing it, a destructive principle. Thus we find, two opposing tendencies behind everything. And you cannot have one without the other. Look at the policies of any leader and ask if these policies tend towards creation or destruction. Will his policies bring prosperity or bankruptcy? Will they bring peace or war?

Now let us consider, again, the socialists and their New Religion. The first socialist country (the motherland of socialism] was the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, otherwise known as the Soviet Union. Was this country a destructive or creative formation? Under its founder, Vladimir Lenin, millions were killed in the Russian Civil War and the Red Terror. We don’t even have an exact death count. What was then built? Everyone was poor. There was no money. So Lenin embraced “state capitalism” under the New Economic Policy (NEP). In other words, he destroyed the country for the sake of his power, then he rebuilt it with capitalism.

Of course, Lenin died in 1924 and Stalin took over. And once Stalin had built something, he began selectively destroying again; first, destroying elements of the Communist Party itself; second, by destroying the more prosperous farmers (the “kulaks”); third, by instituting a terror famine in Ukraine; fourth, by preparing a massive military buildup in advance of World War II. Stalin killed between 30 and 60 million human beings. Again, we do not know the exact number.

Then, to unleash Hitler on the world, Stalin signed the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. That begin what Stalin called the Second Imperialist War. Moscow and Berlin partitioned Poland. The West declared war on Hitler and the communists under Stalin gloated. They said to themselves. “The fools have given us Europe. All we have to do is wait for the combatants to exhaust each other while we build an arsenal of 30,000 tanks.”

Hitler was too successful in this early phase, defeating France in 1940. Hitler then realized what Stalin was up to and turned on his “partner,” attacking the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941. Tens of millions died. But Stalin was saved by the West. And he invaded what is now China and helped the communists come to power there. And once this was accomplished, he contemplated a war with the West. But then he died, or perhaps was murdered by his associates.

These associates developed a long range strategy that involved re-enacting Lenin’s New Economic Policy. They wanted access to technology and money. They wanted to build in order to have a better means of destroying. They wanted also to subvert the West by becoming the West’s partner. And China would play a special role in this.

Now let us consider where we are today. Like Lenin, Gorbachev began a New Economic Policy back in the 1980s. The USSR gave up its empire for the sake of rebuilding itself, for the alleged sake of creation. Thirty years later, President Vladimir Putin has the largest nuclear arsenal in the world. In other words, creation was placed in the service of destruction.

Despite what people are saying, Putin has a potent military. And we have only seen a small part of it. Naturally, it is not perfect. As Viktor Suvorov has argued, Moscow’s army is paradoxically strong and weak, effective and ineffective. With every apparent defeat it will move forward. It will win hard-fought battles. This is the pattern. This is already the way Russian history works.

And in this current military scenario, Putin has aligned his country with China and the other communist countries. He has not done this because he is a Christian. Oh no. He is a fake Christian even as he was a fake democrat. Putin is a communist, and his goal has always been to paste the Soviet Union back together – which is why he invaded Ukraine.

Putin stated in his pre-war speech that the breakup of the Soviet Union was illegal. That means he is not actually the leader of Russia, but the leader of the Soviet Union. His objective, therefore, is to lead the communist bloc to victory over the imperialists and capitalists. Therefore, the war in Ukraine is part of a much larger project.

Of course, Putin says he is liberating the Ukrainian people from American imperialist control. But everyone can see that the Ukrainian people are already free, and they are willing to fight and die for that freedom – because they do not want to be ruled by Moscow. And so, Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has met stiff resistance. The weather in February was warmer than usual. The Russian tanks and vehicles have been largely road-bound and limited in their ability to maneuver. So Russian casualties have been higher than expected.

So what does Putin do?

He bombards Ukraine’s cities. He destroys and he destroys. Last week the mayor of Kharkiv said one third of the city – Ukraine’s largest city – was rubble. Mariupol has been besieged and its 400,000 residents are said to be without running water or heat. Kiev faces the greatest offensive of all. Elements of four Russian armies are gathering to the north and east of the city. Their objective is to surround it, to bombard it, and to wipe out Ukraine’s center of government.

The suffering in Ukraine is unimaginable. Yet the people bravely fight on against difficult odds.

President Zelensky, addressing the British Parliament, received a standing ovation when he said, “Ukraine has not wanted to become great, but we have become great in the course of this war. We are the country that is saving people despite having to fight one of the biggest armies in the world. We have to fight the helicopters, the rockets. The question for us now is, ‘To be or not to be.’ Oh no, for the last ten days this question could have been asked. But now I can give you a definitive answer. It is definitely ‘yes, to be.’ And I would like to remind you, and the world, what you have already heard, again: We will not give up. And we will not lose. We will fight to the end, at sea and in the air. We will continue fighting for our land whatever the cost. We will fight in the forests, in the fields, on the shores, in the streets…. We will fight on the banks of different rivers … and we are looking for your help, for the help of the civilized countries. We are thankful for this help, and I am very grateful to you, Boris [Johnson, Prime Minister of the U.K.]. Please increase the pressure of sanctions against this country. And please recognize this country [Russia] as a terrorist state. And please make sure that our Ukrainian skies are safe. Be sure that you do what needs to be done, and what is stipulated by the greatness of your country. Best of all to Ukraine and the United Kingdom.”

How can the West resist this plea? Can the civilized world stand by and merely watch? The alternative, of course, is to risk nuclear war. The Russian government has sternly warned the world to stay out. They have put their nuclear forces on alert. They are ready to launch their missiles. And here is a moral dilemma. Does the West remain comfortable and safe as it watches an entire nation destroyed?

I am afraid there is no happy answer here. If we do nothing, I must tell you my honest opinion. We will be bombed and attacked when our turn comes. This is something I came to understand long ago. Putin and his communist allies are destroyers, and they seek America’s destruction even more earnestly than they seek Ukraine’s.

Putin has shown that he is a destroyer, not a creator. The destruction we are now witnessing appears quite insane to us. Yet Putin is not a madman. Destruction is a choice open to all. It is the choice, I believe, of all the totalitarian countries. And we have refused to recognize this. War with these countries has always been in the cards. And if by some miracle we avoid a great war now, it will yet come.

And for that matter, we have communists right here in America, facilitating the work of destruction, aiding and abetting our enemies in Beijing and Moscow. Watch the death and destruction unleashed on Kiev. There are even more destructive Russian weapons aimed at New York and Washington. If the leaders in Moscow are willing to level the cities of their brother Slavs, do you think they will fail to level our cities?

We have no idea how much danger we are in right now. And we have no idea how much our own survival may depend on the survival of Ukraine.

Quarterly Subscription (to support the site)


281 thoughts on “The Abolition of Humanity

  1. Jeff, excellent post. The situation with us wondering what to do and the Ukranians fighting “to be” reminded me of a quote from Churchill. Winston Churchill once wrote, “If you will not fight for freedom when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”

  2. Jef do you think Russia would eliminate the European population or enslaved the people in country likes France or Germany?

    1. On your blog the article about the speech of a chinese General is about to exterminate the American people, but how Russia is protect against racial bioweapons? Most Americans are descendant from Europeans.

      1. Theoretically, I expect such a weapon would not be deployed until the U.S. mainland is isolated by some form of blockad, so that the virus could not leave this continent. Perhaps the Russians will be advised regarding an antidote, vaccine or other treatment. I am frankly skeptical of the genetic weapon idea. It may ultimately prove impractical.

    2. If a war became so destructive that the major cities of Russia were reduced to rubble, their objective would be to conquer Europe and move their population there — though that would not be easy, especially as Europe is waking up.

  3. In my seventh decade of life and my fifth as a Christian there is one thing that I have learned that applies here. Be very, very careful in labelling someone who claims to be Christian as a “fake Christian” . While that may or may not empirically seem true, you WILL have to answer for that to someone who knows for certain.

    1. You must judge a tree by its fruits as Jesus instructs. Communism’s fruits are death, destruction, and the wrecking of society. To the extent that Putin is a “former” KGB man who laments the fall of the USSR as a “geopolitical catastrophe,” it is hard to take the lip service he pays to the Russian Orthodox Church seriously. In the Book of Acts, there are many instances where the Apostles called people out for peddling heresies or trying to make a profit (in the material sense) off of religion. Again, the “fruits” of Sergius recognizing Stalin rather than standing firm against communism were manifested in the split of the Russian Orthodox Church with many bishops breaking communion with him as a result. While I don’t pretend to judge the man’s soul, we can certainly evaluate the fruits of this capitulation which resulted in deep and lasting divisions in the Church and also amounted to a tacit acceptance of the atrocities committed by Stalin in the name of his communist ideology. Indeed, it gave Stalin the perfect excuse to intensify his persecution of the catacomb Christians who refused to go along with communism and were either sent to the gulag or executed. To go along with evil is to become a partaker in the fruits of that evil. Again, it’s up to God to judge his soul, but his actions (Putin) show that he is a man utterly without conscience who is willing to sacrifice thousands of lives on the alter of ideology or his vision of a rebuilt USSR 2.0.

      1. A simple question, then. Why is Putin the only leader on the world stage speaking out vehemently against the homosexual agenda? Not even Trump would do that. Yet many are willing to accept his Christianity. As to what Putin is doing now, there is simple observation: Given Putin’s demands for a ceasefire both pre and post invasion; if Putin is wrong then so was JFK. There is more to this than we are privy to but you might lend an ear to Bishop Kirill or Archbishop Vigano. George Soros is demanding intervention in Ukraine… .

      2. Psychological warfare is a powerful thing. Seed the enemy country with corruption, then posture as a conservative who opposes corruption, Putin and the KGB gave this gift of homosexuality through their subversion, and now they want to bomb the Hell out of us to cure us. The word communism is an orphan, says an anti-communist friend of mine. Nobody knows what it signifies.

      3. He speaks against homosexuality in the same way that Fidel Castro did when he locked them up under his regime (and he imprisoned many homosexuals). He saw it as an expression of bourgeoisie excess and depravity, but he did not condemn it from a Christian standpoint and neither does Putin. Again, the propaganda puts a spin on this and makes it into something it is not. Putin is a divorcee, a murderer (of his opponents such as Alexander Litvinenko and many others and now of an untold number of Ukrainian civilians), and an egomaniac, all of which go against the tenets of Christianity. As stated in 1 John: “if there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.” How can one make this determination without “judging” a person’s sincerity as a Christian? To suggest that Putin is likely not a real Christian based on his actions, is not inappropriate, especially after his unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and targeting of civilians.

    2. See Putin denying God during a Larry Kinv interview. King: Do you believe there is a higher power?

      Putin (through translator): I believe in human beings. I believe in their good intentions. I believe in the fact that all of us have come to this would to do good things. And if we do so, and if we do so together, then success is awaiting for us. And both with regards to our relations as people to people, or inter-state relations. And most important, we will achieve the ultimate goal, comfort and joy in our own heart.

      King: Thank you Mr President.

      1. I wonder what “good thing” Putin thinks he is doing by massacring Ukr. civilians?

        I once heard a psychologist lecture that EVERYONE essentially tells himself that he is a good person. It’s the only way each person can rationally function. Self-delusion knows no bounds.

  4. Last night, the electronic control system to which most of the church bells of Vienna’s St. Stephen’s Cathedral are connected was hacked and from 2:11 a.m. these bells (not the mighty “Pummerin” though) were ringing like crazy for an eternity of 20 minutes!

    This is psychological warfare par excellence, and it doesn’t forebode well especially in light of the fact that, back in April 1945, when the Soviet Army was about to conquer Vienna, a fire broke out in the cathedral’s south tower, in the course of which the old Pummerin bell was destroyed.

    Listen to the complete set of church bells of St. Stephen’s, with the commanding sound of the new “Pummerin” (consecrated in 1952 and finally installed in 1957) setting in at 1:58:

    1. Correction:

      That incident had already occurred the night before, i.e. early Wednesday morning.

      1. Disturbing historical fact: March 16, the day earlier this week when St. Stephen’s bells rang for over twenty minutes in the middle of the night, until the Dean of the cathedral was able to turn them off, had also been the date, back in 1945, when the Soviets launched, out of Hungary, their great Vienna Offensive! They only entered Vienna, through heavy fightings against the remaining Wehrmacht units, in April, but the operation as such began indeed on March 16!

        So, we have here a very grim, very sinister and deeply intimidating reminder to Austria that it might soon be 1945 all over again – with tens of thousands of mostly super-rich Russians having already set up their residences. particularly in Vienna, many years ago…

  5. Something I’ve been looking at and wondering if I should upgrade a few items soon. Just an FYI:

    “Some 45%-54% of the world’s semiconductor grade neon, critical for the lasers used to make chips, comes from two Ukrainian companies, Ingas and Cryoin.”

    One company is in Mariupol, the other in Odesa/Odessa. Both are cities that Putin is very interested in controlling. Russia is the top producer of Palladium. also used in electronics. We already have a shortage of chips, so this could get very interesting. I’m wondering if Russia will use Palladium and Neon to secure help from China?

    “The stoppage casts a cloud over the worldwide output of chips, already in short supply after the coronavirus pandemic drove up demand for cell phones, laptops and later cars, forcing some firms to scale back production.

    While estimates vary widely about the amount of neon stocks chipmakers keep on hand, production could take a hit if the conflict drags on, according to Angelo Zino, an analyst at CFRA.

    “If stockpiles are depleted by April and chipmakers don’t have orders locked up in other regions of the world, it likely means further constraints for the broader supply chain and inability to manufacture the end-product for many key customers,” he said.


    “According to a Chinese media report that cited Chinese commodity market information provider, the price of neon gas (99.9% content) in China has quadrupled from 400 yuan/cubic meter in October last year to more than 1,600 yuan/cubic meter in late February.”

      1. Jeff, watching all of these addresses by Zelenskyy (to Canadian & German parliaments, the US Congress, etc), insisting that NATO impose a no-fly zone, I’m struck at how good his command of history is and how well he has tailored each speech to the history of the country he is addressing. (Apparently he wrote these speeches while evading Russian assassins and defending Kyiv.) I’m also struck by the fact that a) he is a trained actor, b) many people originally believed he was Putin’s puppet, c) he is asking us to take action in a way that might provoke a nuclear strike, d) we are being led to believe that the Ukrainians are almost winning (and that we might be able to help them win), and e) the Russian military is performing much more poorly than expected. Do you think this may be an elaborate scheme by Putin to appear weak, to invite US involvement? What happened to invading five NATO capitals in 48 hours? Do you think Zelenskyy’s speeches might have been written by strategists in Moscow, to convince NATO countries to enter into WWIII, a nuclear conflict that we have no hope of winning?

      2. Agreed. His anger may lead him to rash decisions!

        “The deputy chief of Russian’s National Guard was reportedly detained Thursday amid news that Russian President Vladimir Putin is cracking down on disloyalty within his ranks following the invasion of Ukraine. “

      3. US fears Putin may threaten use of nuclear weapons if Russia remains stalled in Ukraine

        U.S. intelligence officials believe Vladimir Putin may threaten to unleash Russia’s nuclear arsenal increasingly as Ukrainian defense forces continue to thwart his invasion of their country.

        Lt. Gen. Scott Berrier, director of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, revealed the concerns in a new report on global threats dated March 15 and obtained by Fox News Thursday.

        “As this war and its consequences slowly weaken Russian conventional strength, Russia likely will increasingly rely on its nuclear deterrent to signal the West and project strength to its internal and external audiences,” he wrote.

      4. Hello K. I am not following the popular narrative by the media that Zelensky is a “hero.”

        It’s interesting what you said: “…Zelenskyy’s speeches might have been written by strategists in Moscow, to convince NATO countries to enter into WWIII, a nuclear conflict that we have no hope of winning?”

        Instead of Moscow, what about Beijing?
        Could the Chinese be egging on both billionaires: Putin and Zelensky?

  6. The difference between those who create in those who destroy is wonderful and I thank you for sharing it Jeff. Reminded me of this verse

    Revelation 11:18

    18 The nations were angry, and Your wrath has come,
    And the time of the dead, that they should be judged,
    And that You should reward Your servants the prophets and the saints,
    And those who fear Your name, small and great,
    And should destroy those who destroy the earth.”

    1. He is closer to the conventional wisdom than I. He reckons with states, not peoples or authentic belief systems. Insurgences rarely win, by the way.

  7. More threats:

    “A Russian ambassador on Thursday said Bosnia and Herzegovina could face the same military aggression unleashed on Ukraine if the country joins NATO.”

    1. Russia warns United States: we have the might to put you in your place

      LONDON (Reuters) -Russia warned the United States on Thursday that Moscow had the might to put the world’s pre-eminent superpower in its place and accused the West of stoking a wild Russophobic plot to tear Russia apart.

      Dmitry Medvedev, who served as president from 2008 to 2012 and is now deputy secretary of Russia’s Security Council, said the United States had stoked “disgusting” Russophobia in an attempt to force Russia to its knees.

      “It will not work – Russia has the might to put all of our brash enemies in their place,” Medvedev said.

  8. Ukraine conflict: Putin lays out his demands in Turkish phone call

    By John Simpson
    World Affairs editor


    2 hours ago

    Turkey has positioned itself with great care to be the go-between with Russia and Ukraine – and this seems to be paying off.

    On Thursday afternoon, President Vladimir Putin rang the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and told him what Russia’s precise demands were for a peace deal with Ukraine.

    Within half an hour of the ending of the phone call, I interviewed Mr Erdogan’s leading adviser and spokesman, Ibrahim Kalin. Mr Kalin was part of the small group of officials who had listened in on the call.

    The Russian demands fall into two categories.

    The first four demands are, according to Mr Kalin, not too difficult for Ukraine to meet.

    Chief among them is an acceptance by Ukraine that it should be neutral and should not apply to join Nato. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has already conceded this.

    There are other demands in this category which mostly seem to be face-saving elements for the Russian side.

    Ukraine would have to undergo a disarmament process to ensure it wasn’t a threat to Russia. There would have to be protection for the Russian language in Ukraine. And there is something called de-Nazification.

    bbc .com/news/world-europe-60785754

  9. I have a feeling we are witnessing “The Ukrainian Deception,” to borrow a phrase. What if Putin is losing the war in Ukraine to win the much greater battle to come? The mistakes made by Russia throughout the invasion have baffled so many military analysts by their ineptitude, that I think it would be interesting to think through what are the possibilities if we are all being played. The ultimate Pawn Sacrifice.

    Some ideas on what Russia may gain by doing so:

    1) Get NATO to position more weapons in Eastern Europe that will be eventually used against us after the Perestroika Deception is unveiled.
    2) Russia now has cover to fully drop the petrodollar and adopt the Yuan. Perhaps the Saudi/China deal to price oil in Yuan is part of this.
    3) Lull the west into thinking Russia’s military is no longer a threat
    4) Grab all Western assets in Russia at a fire sale even if not nationalized
    5) Enhance China’s prestige in world as Peace broker if they step in

    Not fully wedded to the idea but interested in looking at all possibilities

    1. James Howlett, your ideas are intriguing, but Putin’s image has taken a tremendous beating. I don’t think the loss of prestige is something Putin or his government will tolerate. He cannot back down. Ricardo Galvan in the comment section said it well. “We are in a death struggle here. Negotiation is not going to work. Russia has to win or they will be set back by decades. Ukraine has to win or Russia moves on NATO next.” His pride and reputation is at stake.

      1. The entire Perestroika Deception is based on humiliation and lost pride, all for a greater victory in the end. I think Russians are far too strategic and cunning to worry about what we think of them.

    2. The perestroika deception is over. The mask has been dropped. The Soviet Union is being put back together again. What makes you think wars should always last only a few days. Russia will win this war as soon as the ground dries.

      1. The mask has dropped only for those with eyes to see. For others, Putin is just another totalitarian bent on conquest. The West still believes he is a capitalist and still believes Eastern Europe has given up on Communism and are on our side. Otherwise why are giving/moving NATO assets to them?

        It’s not the length of time per se but rather the reasons why its taking so long. There only so many self-inflicted wounds and mistakes one can witness without wondering whether something else is going on.

      2. Jeff, I’m a firm believer in the power of our thinking to influence events. If God hears enough of us say “Russia will win this war as soon as the ground dries,” or “A nuclear war is inevitable,” or any other statement that implies blanket acceptance of an evil outcome, perhaps He’ll just say to Himself, “Fine, if that’s what most people are expecting and envisioning, they can have it.”

        I think it’s imperative that we hold in our minds hope for a positive outcome, hope that freedom will win out, or as “Praying in Oklahoma” likes to remind us, it’s imperative that we pray. Making hopeless, negative statements only increases the odds of the worst happening.

        Let us ask God and His angels to save the Ukranians, stymie Putin’s ambitions, and protect the Earth from the threatened destruction. None of that’s too big for God to do, but we have to board with that intention, or our thoughts and expectations strengthen the other side.

  10. Jeff, I am confused. One, I have seen many stories about Russians actively protesting the invasion of Ukraine. Then I’ve read stories that the Russians are told that there is no war and they actually believe this. I have seen two stories where mother or father go as far as to tell their Ukrainian family members that the shelling the Ukranians are experiencing not coming from Russia. So, how do these two narratives fit together? Are Russians able to talk about this? Can they find out what is happening in Ukraine apart from State media. Does this mean the Russians are divided over the war? I realize that was many questions, but they all tie together.

    My last question is who stopped Poland from giving the Mig 29s to the Ukranians.?

    Thank you so much for your insights and your determination to speak your mind. I wish you still wrote for the Epoch Times.

  11. What do you say to that Jeff?

    Man In America:
    While more evidence mounts that Putin is clearing out Deep State threats in Ukraine, an important fact cannot be overlooked: the war is pushing humanity right into the hands of the Great Reset. Today’s show will be a sober look at what that means for each and every one of us—and what critical steps we can take to protect our future.

Comments are now closed.