Christmas 30 Years Ago: When America Defeated Soviet Communism

The tale of how the United States defeated possibly the greatest evil the world had known up until the point of Soviet communism isn’t actually that complicated.

It also contains absolutely invaluable lessons for the good people of the United States of America. Those are from the learn-from-your-successes type, which is why it is worth recalling them every single Christmas.

While festivities, family gatherings, and Santa presents are great, it is absolutely essential you don’t forget to view Christmas in terms of national identity and shared destiny.

The Greatest Enemy America Defeated by Being America

What was the Soviet Union?

It was the former vast Russian empire on ideological and heavy industry steroids. It was also on a never-ending quest to actually conquer the entire world, and impose on every single human the hellish system of Marxism-Communism-Leninism-Stalinism.

In this system, the individual has no rights, no freedoms, no liberty, no free will, no privacy, no entrepreneurship, even no humanity.

He or she only has the obligation to slavishly obey totalitarianism designed to control every aspect of his or her life, worship the Marxism-Communism religion, and get  brainwashed into being a Marxist zombie.

During World War II, communism and its most murderous supreme leader Joseph Stalin did enjoy three main advantage over their twins, Nazism and Adolf Hitler.

The Cold War demonstrated subsequently, however, that Communism proved to pose even grander danger to America and the Free World.

As Soviet Communism survived its total war with Nazism, it quickly turned on its savior, America.

Four decades later, it became clear to anyone of a decent, sound mind that the communist system produces nothing but terror, tears, blood, sorrow, gloom, and doom.

Even so, the Communist Soviet Union’s intelligence, spying, political police, military, and repressive apparatus was so strong it could have kept the communist empire going for many more decades via repression and coercion.

The Soviet Union died when it did because of a leadership change. In 1985, it had a new leader rose, Mikhail Gorbachev, who possessed some basic decency and morality.

Regardless of being a convinced communist, he could see the entire system was utterly, hopeless rotten.

However, he reneged on using the giant repressive apparatus in place, holding everything together literally at gun point. Then, the system collapsed, as it had no way to compete against the United States and the West simply based on its own willpower.

All of that unraveled quite swiftly in the six short years between 1985 and Christmas Day in 1991, when the leaders just dissolved the Soviet Union so they could become the heads of state and government.

Dissolution Motivated by Power Thirst

It was on December 8, 1991, that the leaders of three of the 16 national republics came together to declare they were dissolving the Union and setting up new nations and an international organization in its stead.

They agreed their treaty would enter into force two weeks later. On December 25, 1991, Gorbachev found himself forced to resign the already empty job of “President of the Soviet Union”.

On December 26, 1991, the flag of the communist empire was lowered for the last time.

December 8, 1991: Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk (second from left seated), Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Belarus Stanislav Shushkevich (third from left seated) and Russian President Boris Yeltsin (second from right seated) sign the de facto dissolution of the Soviet Union, which came into effect on Christmas Day 1991. (RIA Novosti, CC BY)

The main moral to take away from this actual Christmas miracle story is it was a present highly deserved by the people of the United States.  America was a true leader, the last bulwark of freedom, and last man preventing the horrors of totalitarianism and Marxism from taking over the world.

It was the overall adherence to America’s original, eternal ideals of freedom and democracy, and the ultimate cohesion of the American society that demonstrated to the world the all-out bankruptcy, moral and otherwise, of the communist empire of the Soviet Union.

These virtues of the United States brought America a victory over communism on Christmas Day 1991, exactly 30 years ago.

That is the lesson any American must always carry inside as new and greater enemies have been arising and seeking their chance to try to destroy the land of the free, and to enslave the world.

The United States has got to be there once again to stop them.