In July of 1918, as the "Great War" was in its closing months, Czar Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra, their five children (four girls and a boy) and four servants were taken into a basement by their Bolshevik captors and viciously butchered.
They weren't merely shot. No, they were beaten with riffles and stabbed to death with bayonets. The four girls, Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia (aged 22 to 17) died the hardest as, according to the man who oversaw the massacre, it took close to 30 minutes to beat and stab them to death as they screamed and cried and fought for life.
The reaction from the outside world ranged from silence to jubilation. And that includes America, who, after all, was fighting to keep the world “safe for democracy” and the Czar was a king and we believe in “freedom and equality”.
There are many pictures of the royal family online and many of them are of private family moments. In them you see what looks like a typical White Christian Middle-Class family.
Which is, essentially, what they were.
Nicholas abdicated in the hopes of avoiding a civil war. What he was blind to was the fact that the Bolsheviks had engineered the crisis’s which had swept the country. They had bribed, threatened and murdered officials, big and small, organized riots and disrupted transportation routes to cause a breakdown in the infrastructure and cause maximum chaos.
They created a crisis, and then offered themselves up as the solution.
Great Britain and the Good Ol’ USofA gave financial and tactical support to the Bolsheviks in the hopes that a broken Russia could then be plundered of its resources. This is especially grievous as Russia was a key ally of Britain and the USA during the war.
After the Czar abdicated he and his family were placed under arrest by the provisional government, which soon fell to the Bolsheviks. The royal family was moved east, near the Ural Mountains, where they spent the remaining months of their lives in captivity.
They were, based on the testimony of their guards, polite, respectful and friendly to their captors even as their captors plotted their murder.
They passed their time growing vegetable gardens, chopping wood and reading to one another in the evenings. There are even photographs of the home altar they built for Christmas.
They held out hope that their friends and family in England (king George was Nicholas’ cousin and the Czarina was the granddaughter of Queen Victoria) were working on negotiating their release and exile from Russia.
Their final residence was known as “the house of special purpose”.
The day of their deaths the Bolshevik captain, Yakov Yurovsky, planned their demise while giving the family the pretense of normalcy. During his inspection of their rooms he even asked about the health of the Czar’s son, 13 year old Alexi.
By all accounts the family never suspected a thing.
Some time after midnight on July 18, Yurovsky woke the family and their four servants and told them they must move into the basement of the house for their own safety as the White Russians (who were anti-Communists) were advancing on the town and stray bombs might hit the house. This was, of course, a lie.
They all filed into the basement, politely smiling at their guards. The Czar came carrying his son Alexi in his arms, as the boy was too sick to walk (he spent most of his short life sick and an invalid).
Some time later Yurovsky read the order for the killing of the Czar. He and 9 to10 other assassins opened fire on the whole group. But the bullets missed most of their marks and after letting the room clear of smoke it was found that most of the victims were still alive, but wounded. And so the butchery began. The still living were violently beaten and stabbed to death in an ordeal that went on, and on and on.
The bodies were stripped and then thrown into an unmarked mass grave.
The four servants, who stayed voluntarily in spite of the Czar and his wife encouraging them to leave when they could, were a doctor, a cook, a maid and a butler.
The Communist Revolutionaries in Moscow had no problem giving the order or owing up to the crime afterwards.
Because for them it was all worth it, in the long run.
So what if Russia fell into chaos and catastrophe? They could then remold it into their own image.
So what if tens of millions suffered and perished horribly? That is the price of progress.
So what if untold numbers of innocent people fell prey to hoards of thugs, rapists and murderers? That is the necessary cost for the grand vision of social engineering on a large scale.
And it was all done in the name of Freedom and Equality.
And if you accept Equality on moral principle, you will accept it on moral mandate as well.
If there is to be equality, there can be no Czars and there can be no Middle-Class. There can be no royal families or families of any kind, and there can be no borders or nations.
This is all pertinent today as it is now July 1918 for Whites in America.
If you are White then you are already in the “house of special purpose” and you’re most likely still passing the time planting vegetable gardens and chopping wood. Your leaders are kindly re-assuring you that all is well and there is no need to be alarmed.
Though increasingly stressed and unnerved, you still hold out hope that this will all resolve itself in time to come and everything will be fine.
You’re still polite and passive and if you do protest anything, it is orderly and legal and you clean up after yourself.
But soon, very soon, you are going to be awoken in the middle of the night and told that you need to urgently move to the basement…for your own safety.
“How dim is the light in so many that they champion the cause of their own and their children’s demise?
That they walk like sheep to the slaughter.”