A similar example with the Moscow director Kirill Serebrennikov. For embezzlement on him a criminal case. Again I don’t touch on how fair. But the reaction of friends in the intellectuals shop is similar to the above: immediately many signatories about the pursuit of genius. The opinion of a certain Ivan Vyrypayev is especially symptomatic. This intellectual kills with his logic. He believes that Serebrennikov’s innocence (!) Flows logically out of rejection (!) By him, Vyrypayev, of the Russian authorities.
You know, this is a common sign of a liberal, as well as paranoid. The man believes that he is the navel of the earth, that his liberalism is from God. Truly a direct descendant of Vasisualiy Lokhankin from the Golden Calf. Fortunately, not all artists are infected with this. For example, director A. Konchalovsky says about Serebrennikov: “Now if this is a talented person, it means that he can make any mistakes, and if a person is unknown to anyone, then God bless him? .. But ... when the question is about accusation, moreover, to lower your eyes and think: “Eh, brother, how did you manage to,” that's all I can say. Only for this, I do not rank Konchalovsky among intellectuals, as well as the historian Gumilev with his classic: “Well, what an intellectual I am, I have a profession and I love my Motherland. The current intelligentsia is such a spiritual sect. They know nothing, they do not know how, but they judge everything and do not accept dissent at all ”, Pushkin with him:“ You enlightened your mind, / You saw the truth, / And gently alien peoples loved, / And he wisely hated ”.
No wonder there was a joke. A tired peasant (mechanic, foreman, guard, proofreader, shift supervisor, tractor driver, etc., etc.) comes from work, and his wife says: “Vasya, sit down and get ready. A terrible thing happened. Serebrennikov arrested. - “What are you, dear! It can not be that! But how are we without him! ”
Where did this exaltation and self-exaltation of creative people in Russia, and indeed the humanities? And why do we, ordinary people, indulge in this? Perhaps from the peculiarities of Russia, when in the 19 century and at the beginning of 20 it was the educated people who dragged the illiterate country out of the dark? Then these ascetics were pushed aside by all kinds of Milyukovs, and then the Ahejakovs with Makarevich pulled themselves up, and the people believe that they are still the same salt of the earth, which pulls them towards a bright future? Or maybe because it is necessary for someone, and the mainstream media discuss these stars and stars with rare unanimity, as if there are no other problems and people in the country, or these others no one can call them? And this "salt" climbed and climbs into things that it does not understand. As an example, the active participation of the intelligentsia in Gorbachev's restructuring, in calls for the shooting of the Supreme Council in 1993, and in 1996 in jumping to the public in the Yeltsin election campaign under the slogan: “Vote, and then you will lose!”
The liberal intelligentsia shattered the country at the beginning of the last century as well. First, in the collapse of the country in the February Revolution, and then in the contemptuous "fe!" In response to the proposal of the Bolsheviks to participate in governing the country, but on second roles. History CPSU in 60-ies in the Ural Polytechnic Institute. SM Kirov was taught by a veteran of the Great Patriotic War, order bearer Martynenko. Relying on facts, contrary to the official point of view, he said that the intelligentsia is very (!) Largely guilty of the Civil War and the excesses of the thirties. The bulk of not only higher, but also middle and lower bureaucracy, i.e. the intelligentsia, after the October Revolution turned away from the Bolsheviks, the intelligentsia needed only commanding heights, as if they had missed a little from February to October. And the Bolsheviks, as decent, persuaded these. Censure saboteurs, counter-revolutionaries. By the way, about sabotage: it was not only class, but also purely vengeful and intelligent: “So everything was bad for us? And we will make it even worse for you! ”Martynenko read out such documents. The slogan of the first speeches of the white movement at the beginning of 1918 of the year against the Soviet government was to prevent the further collapse of the country, and most intellectuals engaged in the collapse with gusto. And the red terror was a late reaction to the white terror, which was also initially initiated by the Mensheviks and Socialist Revolutionaries, i.e. intellectuals. The Bolsheviks had to create their own state apparatus from what was, and there was nothing and a little less. Well, in the meantime, brought up their specialists, so much firewood broke! Interestingly, the lectures of Martynenko, held in large classrooms for three or four groups at the same time, were also attended by teachers from different departments. And the words “Yes, there was a cult, but there was a personality” he was not afraid to pronounce 1964 before the removal of Khrushchev in October.
I am not at all against the creative professions, but it is impossible to bring the situation to idiocy, when the opinion of a beautiful singer of the president’s choice is replicated everywhere as God's revelation. Well, she does not understand management even by her own micro-collective. Her orchestra with dancers and other props was managed by an art director (or as it is called). Purely creative people are dangerous opportunity to fall into mysticism, suggestibility, non-self-criticism. Some of those who read this note, like real intellectuals (there are, there are those in HE), have already decided to poke the author: “What are you talking about! Offer or be silent, a sofa strategist! ”To begin with, I’ll inform you that the rubric is called“ Opinion ”and not“ Opinion with Proposal ”. But I can also give a suggestion: to act, as Mayakovsky used to say: “You will plow the arable land, write poems,” simply speaking, do not break away from the material world. It is being that determines consciousness. And it is not bad for normal people to speak loudly, and to remind all authorities that a shoemaker, trained and released from apprentices, should be wearing boots, etc. I do not hesitate.
In the meantime, sad with us. Many of the creative people leaned through intelligence into “liberasty” instead of taking up the direct responsibilities of the creative person: a social idea; crops reasonable, good, eternal. No society will develop successfully without creative individuals. But modern intellectuals / liberals / lawyers / economists deserve another note and a more sophisticated author. They are hardly mistaken.
Well, the final joke: “Vitek, stop calling him a stubborn idiot, even though this is a fact. It is not good in society. Call an intellectual. "