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The word counter-revolutionary is often used interchangeably with reactionary ; however, some reactionary people use the term counter-revolutionary to describe their opponents, even if those opponents were advocates of a revolution. In general, the word "reactionary" is used to describe those who oppose a more long-term trend of social change, while "counter-revolutionaries" are those who oppose a very recent and sudden change.
the love for our Christian heritage; a love of chivalry, social graces, and refinement; an appreciation for healthy and just social inequalities, and traditional elites; respect for the flag and the honor of the nation; patriotism; nationwide Rosaries for the protection of law enforcement; worldwide Rosaries for the defeat of ISIS; the need for beauty in art and architecture; the right to own firearms; the Fatima message of prayer, penance and conversion; love of purity and the faith on college campuses; formation of Catholic youth through Call to Chivalry Summer Camps; public square Rosary rallies; affirming our faith in the public square; the Catholic teaching on “just war”; the refusing of Holy Communion to pro-abortion politicians; parental rights; homeschooling; free enterprise and the right to private property; and a sound economy as an integral part of an organic Christian society.
In one Soviet after another, the Bolsheviks, who were only a tiny minority in February, started winning key votes and positions. Having participated in the defence of Petrograd, the Bolsheviks never supported Kerensky. They heavily criticised him for not only failing to defend the revolution, but also for being party to the plot itself and for forming an ever closer alliance with the counterrevolutionary bourgeoisie. There remained no middle road. The only alternative to bloody counterrevolution now, was the transfer of power to the working class and the peasantry. This was now abundantly clear, not only to the Marxists, but also to the masses. The actions of the Bolshevik party during the July days and in the fight against Kornilov, had welded an iron bond between the party and the masses. This was the fundamental political and organisational precondition for the victory of the October revolution. After Kornilov, all the attention of the party and the masses was focussed on the immediate preparations for taking power.
Reading the story of Jerome and Jovinian, I thought I was reading about Michael Voris and Fr. Martin.