Today is the case. We will look for a pearl in a huge pile of manure. Inspired by the performance, which many have broken the rose-colored glasses of world perception, which appeared after the Immortal Regiment, Krymnash and the like.
For a start, a small quote: "Today, we define the mission of society as civic activity aimed at understanding the historical experience of the twentieth century and rooting in the public consciousness and state practice the values of human life, freedom, democracy and law, as well as the awakening of civic activity in society, aimed at these goals. "
And one more quote. From the same document.
"The general objectives of the company:
- restoration of justice in relation to victims of massive gross violations of human rights in the past and present;
- protection of fundamental human rights and freedoms and promotion of their observance;
- restoration and preservation historical the truth about the crimes of totalitarianism and its resistance;
- perpetuation of the memory of victims of state terror;
- actualization of historical experience in the public consciousness. "
Those who at least once came across "human rights activists", probably, even in the first quotation, they found out the organization in question. This is a well-known society "Memorial". One that performs its "noble" educational mission from January 1989. And it performs it in almost all regions of Russia and many other countries.
Remember the interest that Memorial publications were causing during the 90's? When in almost every city the facts of state terrorism and the extermination of innocent citizens by the NKVD executioners unexpectedly “opened up”? When in the eyes of the people, the image of communist killers was energetically shaped It is clear that for many citizens of our country it was really important to know the fate of their ancestor, who was arrested in 30. Justly or unfairly shot or arrested?
The closed nature of the archives of the security agencies makes it impossible to learn the details of the death and guilt of the missing relatives. On the other hand, participation in the descendants of the “fighter with the regime” for some gave real prospects for life. Therefore, a lot of memories, biographies, novels and narratives from the life of "innocently condemned and repressed" appeared. Go to any library today. The shelves today are full of books and pamphlets about repression and repression. This is also a "Memorial".
True, at some point the society began to think about the speeches of the leaders of society. Too many people repressed according to their statistics. This was especially noticeable after becoming acquainted with the census results of the time. Tens of millions of people shot in the pre-war years somehow did not fit into the historical truth about the great construction projects, about the great achievements. For the same "Belomorkanal" really needed convicts. But alive, not dead. This paused the fervor of the Memorial. Today you will not find in their publications "millions of the dead."
There was one more detail of human nature correctly calculated by society. The descendants of even the most obvious enemies of the USSR, who were shot according to their merits (whatever we may say today, but the sentences were passed in accordance with the existing legislation), wanted rehabilitation. Even in my own eyes. I am not a descendant of a traitor. I am not a descendant of the enemy of the Soviet regime. I am a descendant of a fighter for another Russia! My ancestor died for the Russia we received today (in 1991 year).
So imperceptibly, gradually, we were taught to think that all those who were repressed were innocent.
The Soviet regime, as it turned out in the 90s, had no enemies at all. No one opposed the new state. No one was preparing sabotage. Not spying. Did not burn the collective farm fields. Nobody killed party and Soviet workers. NKVD arrested people just like that. To justify your own existence. I do not know the percentage of those who believed in it, but this was and is the overwhelming majority.
Remember what happened next? Then there was a massive rehabilitation of the repressed. Exactly as the "memorialovtsy" told about the arrests on the lists, now rehabilitated on the same lists. Osprey But the repression continued after the war. What about the descendants of those who were repressed during these years? What are they not fighters for the new Russia?
Who made up the bulk of prisoners in 1945-50's? Those who served in the police, Vlasovites, traitors, those who collaborated with the Germans. Then, for example, incomprehensible films began to appear. Like "The last battle of Major Pugachev."
Have any readers been interested in this "true story"? I highly recommend it. A perfect example of a complete distortion of the real story of an attempt to escape the fascist henchmen from the camp. By the way, it is noteworthy that several hundred other prisoners did not run along with a group of killers.
I somehow had a chance to talk long enough with real Bandera. Not the boys, whom we see today in Ukraine, but those of the Great Patriotic War. In the 70-s of the last century there were quite a lot of them in our northern cities. In particular, I talked to Bandera in Vorkuta, in the village of Vorgashor. Old men and grandmothers who stayed in Vorkuta camps for 25 years and had no right to leave the city. They were exactly the same as in the war. They were murderers and executioners, who for some reason did not shoot the bloody NKVD. And they were rehabilitated afterwards.
Here at this time there was a substitution. At this time, we are morally "raped." When the Vlasovites, policemen, traitors began to be called repressed and to demand their rehabilitation, we said nothing. Most simply did not see this substitution. But it is precisely here that the roots of subsequent changes in the consciousness of the people are located.
Justifying traitors leads to the justification of betrayal in general! Here you have the origins of Vlasov and Mazepa, in the Ukrainian version. Memorial did not just expand the list of repressed people. "Memorial" changed ideology! Society should, however, happen in many ways, to accept the ideology of betrayal, as the norm.
It was then that the issue of the rehabilitation of Vlasov, Krasnov, Shkuro, Sultan-Girey was seriously discussed. In Russia, it did not pass. Neither in 1997, nor in 2008. And in Ukraine, this resulted in Bandera, Shukhevych and other heroes.
We have not rehabilitated outright executioners and traitors. Not the fact that attempts will not be repeated.
The fact is that the thrown tons of dirt and lies gave rise to the worst thing in the minds - indifference.
Having knocked out the usual soil from under their feet, the liberals did not simply split society. They gave rise to disbelief in our own history. Hence the division of the Great Patriotic War - whether as a people's war with the German fascist invaders, or as a clash of two totalitarian systems.
Everyone chose to the best of their depravity.
Who to believe now? A very frequently asked question in 90. Nowadays, it is no longer set by those who should have asked it. That is, the younger generations. They just do not care.
And here we smoothly proceed to the second part of the reflections.
Let us leave Memorial for the time being. Let's go back to school student Kolya. Where did this very young man have such a point of view on the war? Does he really consider a dead German prisoner a victim? You should agree that the information that our media have been issuing for several days, especially from the mouth of the “elite”, does not look too convincing. Emotions of some, references to the age of others, accusations of parents and teachers by third. Somehow too primitive. Too easy to believe.
Moreover, in other mass media the student is called a good and fairly literate student. A person who is interested in history, works in the archives of documents. It is clear that they will not send anyone and everyone to Germany from New Urengoy. Not Moscow. But then what?
And it is here that an interesting association of “Memorial” and the modern school appears. No, this is not a clear intervention in the education of schoolchildren. Although this was still recently. The "social activists" went to school with talks about the "atrocities of the communists." But did not stick. For modern schoolchildren, the Communists and the ancient Greeks are about equal. Once lived. Historical fact, no more. We pass in the school. In the literal and figurative sense of the word. We pass by.
There is no direct evidence of the connection between Memorial and those who have degenerated the modern school curriculum. Unfortunately. But the goal, which was originally set memorial, was achieved with interest. The misunderstanding of the past, caused by dozens of perturbations, has generated indifference and a complete rejection of the very essence of the story.
There is one more culprit in the appearance of the “schoolboy Kolya” globally. It is clear that this is the Ministry of Education of Russia. Have you ever watched a Russian history textbook? But look. And it is the section about the Great Patriotic War.
Do you know how many paragraphs of this textbook tell about the exploits of Soviet soldiers in that war, about the heroic work of the rear, about the partisans, about the liberation of Europe? How much is devoted to the lives of those 27 millions who died in that war? Seven paragraphs! Forty-six pages of text with pictures ... For the whole war!
And we want such Kolya to know the history of the war and be proud of the feats of their great-grandfathers? Do we want them to be proud of Russia? Text in 46 pages? Do you know where the same Minister of Education, Mr. Fursenko Andrei Alexandrovich, works today, thanks to which our children "study history in depth" and "become patriots of the Motherland"? Not a construction site or school teacher. No, he now advises the president ... You can't hide his mind. So he appointed his assistant to the President of the Russian Federation.
Helps Putin grow a consumer who can properly use the achievements and technologies developed by others.
By the way, why Belarusian students never make such a report somewhere in the Sejm or another foreign parliament? Because Belarusians, not in words, but in deed, honor their heroes and the history of their country.
The state, whose population is comparable to Moscow, devoted almost as much time in its textbooks to the war as Russia did. Forty-three pages of Belarusians heroism. Considering that the war on the territory of Belarus did not last long, ours quickly left the republic and rather quickly knocked the Germans back.
But the exploits of the partisans, the work of the Belarusians in the Soviet rear, say the same amount of time as in Russia about the entire war.
But Ukrainian schoolchildren will tell about the war in a completely different way. And it will look no less filthy. There all the heroism fit into the 7 pages. And this is in the country where Kozhedub, Kovpak, “Young Guard”, Rybalko, Sudoplatov were born ... Where the fascists killed so many people.
And the third fact.
To be honest, one gets the impression that knowledgeable, educated people are absolutely not needed for our political elite. No patriots needed. It is enough to form a society of "big bellies". Consumer society. As in the West.
What is needed for this? But only a little. What we have today.
The complete absence of ideology.
The Soviet Union, according to Mr. Fursenko and his ilk, was very bad. There was an ideology that enslaved man. The main task of modern elites was precisely to give freedom from everything: from honor, conscience, and purpose.
The main thing is to create a society of stupid consumers of material goods, a herd, stupid and submissive. Herd that is easy to manage. Which should be clearly understood that the tenth “iPhone” is cool, and Navalny is not. Enough for life.
And after all such "free future" is created. The hands of Mr. Fursenko including. Here is the complete quotation, the Fursenko program, which he often said at every Seliger: “... the lack of the Soviet education system was an attempt to form a creator-man, and now the task is to nurture a qualified consumer who is able to skillfully use the results of the creativity of others.”
Platinum dream of our elites. Consumer society. Creators are not needed. I translate: smart is not needed. We need Kolya, who, in the right place at the right time, will clearly read what they need for good, according to a piece of paper. For money.
And for the money you can create an "army of professionals." Then there is no need to explain your actions in the international arena. Enough standard "to improve the lives of the people." "Bread and circuses" for complete happiness of citizens!
The cornerstone was laid when the Union and Soviet ideology were destroyed and nothing was given in return.
Although not given.
They gave an understanding that "at the right" moments can and even should be betrayed. In the name of improving the lives of the people. Spit smarter in their own, lick avidly strangers. The main thing - for the common good.
Well, the lifestyle of the descendants in the spirit of Mazepa and Vlasov is a worthy future for a great country. But apparently, “at the top” everyone is happy with everything and we should not expect any changes. It is convenient, it suits everyone, both shepherds and flock.