Is it time to turn on the brains?
I want to continue the discussion on the topic of elections, which I started in the previous article. Yes, and that now may be more important than the upcoming March 4 vote. Moreover, the situation is heating up. February 23 will come to Moscow streets supporters of V.Putin. In a few days, non-systemic oppositionists intend to hold their march and rally. I think that the parties whose leaders are among the candidates for the presidency will not remain aloof from this process.
I myself was a member of one of the previous manifestations of this kind. I will not hide, I stood on Poklonnaya: what was said closer to me there. I felt how much it attracts, as if some kind of drug enters a person along with the general energy of the crowd. As a professional psychologist can explain the nature of the phenomenon. But I will do it sometime next time, if it will be interesting for my friends in the Internet space.
Now I want to think about this. No matter what a person listens to from the rally’s platform, whatever moods he feeds there, but in order for the elections to be honest, he will have to go on March 4 to the polling station. He will go there unaccompanied by the speakers he recently heard. In the voting booth, this person will be one on one with a ballot paper. The decision on what to do next - he will have to make himself, without a hint. So how does a person vote that will have a decisive influence on his choice?
I remember in the nineties, at the next presidential election, among the supporters of Boris N. Yeltsin, the slogan “Vote with your heart” was popular! I understand perfectly why Yeltsin’s election headquarters seized upon this slogan. The country was in ruin, the citizens were impoverished to impossibility and rallies were held throughout the country with demands for the payment of salaries. Yeltsin's team had nothing to offer. In such a situation, if citizens would really turn on their mind, if they would vote with their heads, having thought about what, it is still unknown what the result would be with what result.
Today, if you think about it, the situation is very similar. The opposition, bringing people to the streets, does not offer them anything, no solutions on the most pressing political, economic or social problems. The opposition does not call on citizens to think about what exactly they should vote for and puts forward, in fact, only one demand - give us fair elections. A call to the heart, but not to the mind.
And who nominated him, that's what's important. Boris Nemtsov? He lost a couple of times to his high ranking namesake on the tennis court and turned out to be the deputy prime minister of the government. Is it an honest career that ended up in a mining camp near the walls of the White House? Alexey Navalny, honestly retrained at Yale University? What did Vladimir Ryzhkov become famous for when he was a State Duma deputy? What are his honest and noble achievements for the benefit of Russia and the Russians? When I see Ksenia Sobchak among them, I’m not even interested in how honestly she made her career as a TV presenter, I want to know: does this lioness in social salons come to the rally on the subway?
Who are all these people, and Kasyanovs, Kasparovs, Udaltsovs, Parfenovs, Akunins who have joined them, in order to arrogate to themselves the right to speak on behalf of the people, and therefore on my behalf, in the most natural raider way? Neither I, nor, especially, the Russian people, did not delegate such a right to them. But, nevertheless, they use it.
I will not be honored to speak at the rally, so now I will use the right to speak, if only from myself. Citizens: before you go to the polling station - turn on the mind and only then vote!
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