People love to live in comfort not only materially, but also emotionally and intellectually - in the world of habitual images, concepts, schemes. Especially this love is intensified in crisis, turning ages, performing the function of psychological protection from the inevitability of a strange and sometimes scary world. However, laziness, a naivety of a special kind (the one described by N. Korzhavin in a famous poem), simply the inability to keep up with the changes, contribute to this. I don’t even speak about class limitations of understanding and even adequate perception of reality, and this applies primarily and mainly not to the lower ranks, but to the top: there are problems, phenomena and processes that a certain definite (and definite) consciousness cannot perceive or adequately, either at all.
This inability of the ruling stratum as a whole (but not of individuals who in a similar situation turn out to be something like Cassandra) is rapidly increasing when the system enters the phase of decline. As noted by O. Markeev, “the ability of the system for proactive reflection is correlated with the phase of development. With the degeneration of the system, the ability to "hear" catastrophically decreases. " Here you need to make three additions: 1) not only to hear, but to see and understand; 2) we are talking about the conscious ability (or positive inability) of the upper, and not about some kind of deviation; 3) as for the lower classes and even the middle layers, they just demonstrate a proactive reflection of the catastrophe, but at an unconscious and mass-behavioral level, primarily in the form of various forms of deviance. This is the fashion for the occult, and the increase in crime and - especially - the increase in the number of suicides, in particular, among young people (there are intriguing parallels between the spread of "clubs" of suicides in Russia in the early twentieth century and the network communities of suicides in modern Russia).
At the same time, the tops always strive to impose on the population their own picture of the world or even replace it with the production of a zomboyaschik. And it turns out: blind guides of the blind, the vicious circle of deception and self-deception closes. But it is precisely the times of crisis that present unprecedented opportunities for an adequate - as-it-is-in-fact-understanding of reality, the discovery of the secrets of the systems and secrets of the "koscheevoy death" of their masters. N. Mandelstam said remarkably about this: “During the period of ferment and disintegration, the meaning of the recent past suddenly becomes clear, because there is still no indifference of the future, but the argument of yesterday has already collapsed and the lie is very different from the truth. It is necessary to sum up when the epoch, ripening in the depths of the past and having no future, is completely exhausted, and the new has not yet begun. This moment is almost always missed, and people go to the future without realizing the past. ”
Life in the present in accordance with the picture of reality of yesterday is not a harmless thing: instead of fighting with the present, people fight with skeletons and dragons of the past, skipping blows and shots from the future. Fighting with the masters of the outgoing era, their privileges and symbols, not noticing how the owners of the future climb up on their backs to the cries of freedom, equality and human rights, new zaverbetniki, which they will have to carry as a tricky old man ("the fifth journey" ). That is why it is important to understand how the world works and what old labels hide. For example, we are told “the West” - and we repeat out of habit, but in fact it is no longer there - Post-West is there. We are told about the Christian civilization of the West, and it is practically no longer there - in its place is post-Christian society. We are told about the bright future of the world middle stratum (“class”), that in the global world the poor will increasingly join its ranks, and in fact the middle stratum shrinks even in Post-West. Moreover, if it grows beyond the post-Western borders (China, India, Brazil, etc.), it threatens with a planetary raw material catastrophe, world hunger and global “migration of peoples” (“invasion of non-barbarian”), especially since the terms are suitable: great relocations occur about once every 800 – 900 years.
Wherever you look: the state, politics, civil society - all this is almost nature morte, "dead nature." At best, painted on canvas to present a fake hearth with the present, and with the canvas to cover the secret door to the future, where the owners of the world game most of humanity, including us in the first place, are not going to let Russians. Because they need our resources, our territory is as clean as possible from the population, because historically we have proved that the Russians are the only ones in the world who can successfully resist the West, beat it and create alternative forms of the European (but not Western and not capitalist) modern (Modern) civilization. Our real Modernity was systemic anti-capitalism, as embodied in the USSR. It is for these reasons that industry, science, education, and health care have been crumbling for a quarter of a century now - under restrained and optimistic reports about certain achievements. This is reminiscent of the Strugatsky situation on the “Snail on the Hillside”: entire villages collapse under the ground, and the media serves it as another “accomplishment” and “obsession.”
Another example: globalization is presented to us as a supposedly objective process, which supposedly has no alternative, confusing (partly consciously, partly due to dullness) globalization with integration and internationalization. More precisely, the alternative seems to be as it is, but inside globalization itself is slower and more equitable, and the BRICS countries are expected to become its creators. And although the enthusiasm about globalization has diminished, other simpletons are still caught up in its not-harmless “avatars” like “sustainable development”.
In addition to conscious and “semi-conscious” distortions of reality, there are also those that are connected with the fact that our attention is mostly focused on a certain space (to the detriment of others) and limited to a certain time - in the short-term, today. This is understandable and in some respects natural, but the consequences of such selectivity are often catastrophic, especially in the medium and long term. I mean the following. Without looking up, we are watching what is happening in the world, in big politics, concentrating in the West, first of all - on the USA: the presidential election, what Trump said, what stirs Hillary, etc. Of course, crises and wars: Syria, Catalonia, Venezuela and much more. However, with all the importance of these events - this is what is on the surface, short-event. There are less noticeable processes, the consequences of which unfold for a long time, but when they unfold, they often create such situations, generate such crises that change, or simply break the course. stories. Today, these processes unfold in the periphery of the West, the nucleus of the capsystem, that is, the “developed world”, in the world of slums, and notice them, as a rule, only when they are in full growth, stand at the threshold in the form of a multimillion-dollar army of barbarians. And when the day D and the hour H come, when the Bells of History are ringing, it turns out that what people lived and were interested in, what seemed to them a Big Policy, what they were followed as the main thing, the momentous one, is nothing more than a petty Big Game show, the main prize of which is being played somewhere far away, the small prize - against the background of tectonic shifts, which in the “life of mice running about” (AS Pushkin) were of little interest. Well, of course, it is more interesting - with whom Madonna is sleeping, what is the real state of Warren Buffett and whether Russian hackers have influenced the American elections. It seems present-future. Not. The future is Albanians in Rome, Arabs in Paris and Mexicans in Los Angeles. The future is the "Munich Sultanate", "Marseille vilayet". The future is “Notre Dame Mosque”. I will clarify: a possible future - if it does not happen in Europe, as M.O. Menshikov, "some change of energies."
Something like a rehearsal or, more precisely, a recollection of the future was the migration crisis in Europe, but it passed and they didn’t forget it - they tried to get it out of my head. However, the problem has not gone away, the demographic cauldron outside the racially and demographically dilapidating Western world is seething. When it boils and tears off the lid, it does not seem like it: the explosion of the boiler will make a decisive contribution to the onset of the new Dark Ages and determine many features of the new post-catastrophic (for many - post-apocalyptic) world. Well, in the meantime, all these matters in the world South are perceived as a near moderately disturbing background of European (North Atlantic) life - as a barbaric world (Pax Barbaricum) during the late Roman Republic and the Roman Empire. But you have to remember how it ended in the case of Rome.
Since the end of II. AD barbarians were a constant external background, and then a factor in the life of the Roman Empire. In 113 – 101 BC. Republic waged war with the Cimbri and Teutons. In 102 and 101 Guy Mari inflicted defeat on the enemy in the battles of the Akvits of Sekstiyevs and Vertsel, on which the war ended. At that time, the numerical ratio of Rome and the barbarians, the Roman army and the barbarians was about the same. For several centuries, while Rome lived its life, it went from crisis to stabilization and from stabilization to another crisis, the number of barbarians settling along the perimeter of the Roman borders increased significantly, their military threat multiplied by their demographic potential. In addition, and Rome from the III. weakened, ceasing to be Rome, decaying inwardly, losing their values and barbarizing - fashion for Eastern cults, barbaric clothing, the desire of the elite for hedonism, disintegration of the lower classes, etc.
In other words, over the course of several centuries, along with the Empire, a demographic rampage grew, which, as soon as it weakened, fell upon it and crushed it. And although the finale of contrition stretched out for almost a hundred years, the fact remains: the barbarians infiltrating the empire and settled in it supported an external onslaught, and came out according to Toynbee: a combined strike of the inner and outer proletariat — and the final. But this blow demographically matured and prepared for three centuries, being the external outline of the struggle of the Roman elite for power and property. And next to it there was a ticking time bomb, on which and for the long-term consequences of the ticking of which little proper attention was paid: the barbarians were somewhere out there, behind the Lemes.
Today, the world situation is partly reminiscent of the late Roman Empire. With all the superficiality of historical analogies, despite the fact that the modern world is immeasurably more complex than the world of 1,500 years ago, now we also have an empire (Post-West), also overripe and not only gradually losing hegemony, but also plunging into decline: the economic crisis, the erosion of the middle layer, intellectually -will degradation of the elite and the population as a whole, the crisis of the family and the loss of traditional values, de-Christianization, the erection of sexual perversions and childlessness to the norm, the actual rejection of work ethics in favor of the hedon ism, consumption and much more, due to which the formation of the West as such as a civilization took place. The sociocultural and volitional immunity of the West is rapidly undermined, as was demonstrated, for example, in a number of European countries during the migration crisis. Then the European men were unable to protect their women and children - condition sine qua non normal existence of the population - from alien migrants, despite the fact that the latter are still in the minority. But the protection of females and cubs by males is the basis of the existence / survival of the population. I’m not even talking about the case when a rape in a zoo in Germany by a Syrian migrant is threatened with a violent perpetrator by a much longer term than if he had raped a woman or a child.
The current confrontation in Europe of white Europeans and strangers is fundamentally different in nature than the confrontation of the Romans and barbarians and is aggravated by a number of circumstances, the totality of which, in fact, almost does not leave white Europeans any chance; in a certain sense, they can be said the same as Cicero said about the murdered Catiline and his associates: vixerunt (“lived”, “outlived”). Figuratively on this occasion, S. Helemendik put it: “Our well-fed European brothers ... have already ended their existence in history, they are no longer there. While they are sitting in their banks and they consider crispy pieces of paper, Albanians, slowed down from centuries-old cave incest, have seized their streets ... Our plump European friends ... do not understand yet what happened. And they don’t understand at all that what has happened does not have any democratic or at least peaceful solutions ... That's it, that's the promised decline of Europe. ” To the Well of History, I will add.
One of the main current circumstances is that although the Romans and barbarians were representatives of different ethnic groups, they both belonged to the same race and were pagans in religious terms: even in the 4th – 5th centuries. the Christianization of Rome was far from complete. The current Europeans are different from migrants who have already turned into an “internal proletariat” (and not in the capitalist, but in the Roman sense of the term: those who often do not work at all, but parasitize on the state, demanding bread and circuses, and actively proliferate) not only ethnically, but also racially, class and socio-culturally (religion). In other words, a relatively well-organized tolerant (that is, deprived of the will to resist) a white European, often middle-aged or elderly, is opposed by young aggressive Arabs and Africans, the vast majority of whom are Muslims. Most of them are not going to integrate into the dying post-Western system, but tend to bend it under themselves, either by parasitizing it or turning it into an object of criminal actions.
Already 6 – 8% of the alien population, and young, poor, aggressive, confident in the values of their religion, and consequently, in their cultural and historical rightness, which is “opposed” by the elderly, well-fed, who have lost their faith, are tolerant (I repeat: and resistance to foreign and alien) Europeans are a serious problem that changes the fabric, the interior of European society. Apparently, 15 – 20% is enough for the balance to change drastically and irrevocably. And this percentage - no doubt - will be reached. As one Palestinian leader stated, Arabs have weapon abruptly atomic bomb - the womb of an Arab woman.
The demographic boiler of the South is heating up rapidly: in ancient times, the near-Roman barbarians rocked for more than four centuries, the current one will be less than a hundred, and most likely several decades. We, I repeat, observe the boiling foam of the cauldron, but what is hidden under it will play a decisive role. Who is not blind, he sees: by the middle of the XXI century. more than half of the world's population (if these estimates are correct, then 4,5 billion from 8) will live in China, India and Africa. Not only to feed, but ecologically restrain such a mass, these regions will not be able to, and the human avalanche will rush to where it is clean and light and where men live, unable to protect even themselves, let alone the weak of this world. Welcome to the new era of migration! A little bit more, and the situation in Europe can be described in the lines of the Block:
... ferocious gunn
In the pockets of corpses will fumble,
Burn the city, and drive the herd into the church,
And fry the meat of white brothers! ..
The very well-fed European brothers whom S. Helemendik wrote about. To those who are inclined to perceive all this as excessive alarmism, I will answer: it is better to worry about five minutes than to be dead, outcast, or a slave of others for the rest of your life.
At the very beginning of the V century. AD Sidonius Apollinaris, a distinguished Roman, wrote to his friend about how well and quietly he could sit in his villa by the pool, watching the dragonfly freeze over the water. “We live in a wonderful time,” he concluded. A few years later (in 410), Alarich plundered Rome, and the gates of the “internal proletarians” opened to him. The best remedy against “Sidonia Apollinaria syndrome” is the principle “who is warned is armed”, and the best way to be warned is information that has been turned into knowledge and understanding. In this regard, it makes sense to take a closer look at the zone from which trouble can come, and find out what thunderstorms are going beyond the Black Mountains, what smoke is rising because of the blue river, so as not to say later: "Trouble came from where they did not expect ".
That is why it is so important to talk about the real picture of the modern world, especially its shadow side, because the shadow has ceased to know its place. A little more - and it will fit Tolkien to quote: “The Veil of Darkness rises over the world.” The shadow side of the modern world is the dying, and therefore increasingly criminalized, “capitalism-financialism”; these are closed structures - from the top (clubs, lodges, commissions, special services) to the bottom (mafia, camorra, ndranget, triad, yakuza, etc.); these structures are in fact quite similar, Trismegistus said: what is above and below. And the links between them are very, very close, uniting them in the Shadow World, covering an increasing part of the planet. Global economy - criminal economy; under the conditions of lack of liquidity, almost half of the world banks exist, lending drug traffic. Finally, there is a vast world of underdeveloped countries - the world of social hell, grief, death, social hell (literally and figuratively, the pekel world), the world of global slums, from which for several reasons some regions of several countries, primarily China and India, managed to escape. . However, the greater their economic achievements, the more acute social problems that most likely cannot be solved not only economically, but, perhaps, even socially therapeutically - only surgically. From this world on the side of a picnic of developed countries that are inertia, although they enjoy life less and less (why don’t they remember the sura of the Koran: “Let them enjoy now, then they will know”), we will start the conversation from Africa, India and China. More precisely: from China, India and Africa.