It so happened that I had not visited the VO website for several months. It was not possible. Now such an opportunity has appeared, I have printed (I can not read in electronic form) all the articles of interest to me during these few months, read them and wanted to share my opinion.
I have a double feeling. On the one hand, the joy of the fact that more and more people are beginning to more critically assess what is happening in our country, and on the other, it’s sad that my fears are coming true. Now I will explain in more detail.
24 December 2016 in the commentary to an article by a respected author “IN” (“If a fish rots from the head, then clean it ... from the head!”) I already expressed my doubts about the president’s desire to change anything in domestic politics.
I recall the main thing:
“... I sincerely love Russia and its people, and also I don’t want to belittle the merits of V.V. Putin ... I do not like my conclusions myself, and I would very much like to be wrong. I have no real hope that Putin will have enough time and effort because of the following.
1. Isn't it populism? That is, the king is always good, these are boyars bad. One tower of the Kremlin is good, the other is bad. I do not believe. A year ago he fully supported (V. Putin) the policy of the Central Bank, when the ruble collapsed, and he also supports the actions of the government today. Yes, just recently, unequivocally urged Russians to vote for the "United Russia". Therefore, such a system and such a leader of its system.
2. The king is really good, and the boyars are bad. Then another question. About competence. Just imagine, I would say to an investor / customer: we did a bad job because I have a bad foreman / foreman / estimator / head of VET / ch. the engineer, and he / they in my building do not understand anything at all, and in general, my orders are carried out through time, and even then only when I am “surprised”! Submitted?
... Personally, my conclusion suggests this: Putin needs not force and not time, but a desire to change the existing state of affairs, as well as the realization that ALL is left as it is to create a threat to our own ruling "elite". I have such doubts. ”
More than a year has passed, and we are going all the same way. I think that it’s not worth scolding V. V. Putin. He simply has other views on development, and he, by the way, does not hide them. He did not deceive us even once. We ourselves ascribe to him that way of thinking, which we believe should be in the hands of the national leader. And he himself says bluntly: yes, exactly, that is the case - this is on the proposal of foreign journalists to say that he is a liberal. In his speech, he says: there is a liberal economy in Russia, and there will be no return to the past! Supports the Central Bank and calls for a vote for the "ER". He also says that he loves Russia and that she will be able without him, but he without her will not. Where is the hoax ?! And what do we want from him?
In addition to the leader, we have “the“ elite ”, our ruling class. Our government is satisfied with everything, and only we are still waiting for something. And watching what happens in the internal life of the country, we break our head, unable to explain the inexplicable and embrace the immensity. We cannot understand why, against the background of loud statements about raising the level of culture, it seems to us to be falling. We are told about the growth of health care, education, industry, about raising wages and living standards, but we do not believe. In our head, statements about the necessity of following the traditional, including family, values, and what is happening on the screens, in theaters, in schools.
All this is reminiscent of a circus tent, some kind of farce.
What is going on? Remember, Beaumarchais: “A wise man does not make sense to listen to everything, he will guess so,” or from Helvetius: “We judge internal movements, thoughts, actions, and other feelings only by our actions”? If you look at the actions of the ruling class, we see that they are contradictory, and there is no answer to the question “what is happening?” But if you look at the motives that guide the “elite”, then much becomes clear. Motivation, in my opinion, is one, and if not one, then the main one is profit. That is money. Personal gain.
If you look at the western “sharks of capitalism”, then we will see that they are quite strong businessmen, hardened in competition, plus the fact that capitalism in the West has been developing for a long time. Let's look at our ruling class, which has grown on the wave of predatory privatization. Most of our ruling class without the budget money of the state is not capable of anything. Such representatives of the "elite" do not know how to create, they can only redistribute. Maybe that's why they are not respected in the West? They tried to enter the world community at the end of 90, but they were not allowed in there (the pig goose is not a friend?), Therefore, in order not to lose their overworked capital, it became necessary to create their own state led by a strong leader. By the way, some representatives of the “elite” themselves spoke unequivocally about it at one time, the meaning is this: we wanted to enter the world community, but we were not allowed to go there. Then it seemed that “we” and “us” were about the people, but in the light of further events there is no longer any doubt who these representatives of the “elite” really meant. At this stage, our (popular and "elite") goals coincided.
And such “businessmen” for the most part constitute our ruling class, and only loyal people, opportunists, can work with them. Others they will not tolerate, hinder pride - they are princes. From rags to riches ... I am sure that there are decent people in their surroundings (someone must plow), but not in the first roles.
With motivation, everything is clear. Now it’s worth looking at their ideology. Their children study in foreign countries, their countries' money and money are in foreign countries, and their ideas are either liberal, or patriotic, and often incomprehensible mixture of all this, plus these foreign countries impose sanctions against them. This suggests a simple conclusion - the complete absence of any ideology.
What about culture? What with education? What with history? I don’t even want to repeat, everything is written before me.
I just want to draw attention to a very important point - the appearance in our country of bestial attitude towards people.
And now we have a ruling class. There are questions: what is his ideology? How educated is he? Is it cultural? How does he relate to our story? To our traditional values?
Personally, I answered these questions to myself. What can we expect from such a ruling class? Which is not cultural, is not educated (one-sided education is not such), which does not have a coherent ideology, does not honor its history and cannot decide on traditional values. Whose goals and desires only one - the thirst for profit and personal enrichment. So it turns out with us: trouble, since the cobbler starts the oven, and the pastor starts to wear his boots. And we understand that:
Who is to blame for them, who is right, is not for us to judge;
Yes, it's still there now.
Personally, it seems to me that there are no enemies of our country in the ruling class, and if there are, then very few. And why enemies when such friends? Therefore, it is not necessary to look for evil intent in their deeds, for it may not be there, neither evil intent nor meaning. They work as they can. (Introduce taxes and redistribute.) Do not shoot the pianist - he plays as he can. Point.
I will quote the words of the heroes of F. M. Dostoevsky: “... but I attack Russian liberalism, and again I repeat that for something, in fact, I attack it, that the Russian liberal is not a Russian liberal, but there is not a Russian liberal” ( "Moron"). This time. “Gregory is honest, but a fool. A lot of people are honest thanks to the fact that fools. ... Gregory is my enemy. It is more profitable to have enemies among friends than friends ”(“ The Brothers Karamazov ”). And if these people are not honest and not enemies? A different fool will be worse than a traitor. These are two. “I, too, for example, believe that fleeing to America from the fatherland is meanness, worse than meanness is folly. Why to America, when we can bring a lot of benefits for humanity? Just now. A whole mass of fruitful activity ”(“ The Brothers Karamazov ”). These are three.
I want to focus on one more moment. Read opinions that our so-called. talk shows are some kind of attempt to push Russophobia. I do not agree. In my opinion, everything is much simpler, amazing nearby. Two points of view are appointed, one is “elite”, the other is frankly Russophobic, such that only a negative causes a normal person. The first is expressed by representatives of the “elite” and TV presenters (small nuances are possible, but not strong), the second - by kovtunas and others. By default it is considered that one of them is necessarily correct. The man, realizing that the point of view of the kovtuna is frankly anti-Russian, agrees with the opposite point of view as the only true one. And who said that among these two points of view is true, because the third point of view is not voiced? Plus, of course, people need to be distracted from internal problems.
Given the above, we can sum up some intermediate result. We expect from our ruling class what it is not capable of giving in principle. Within the framework of the system that exists, do not fundamentally change anything. That is why we observe this circus tent and a farce. And when representatives of the “elite” go to the premiere of the ballet “Nureev”, directed by Kirill Serebrennikov, and applaud - this is no longer a farce, but some kind of besovstvo.
And it is possible to solve a certain cunning plan for a very long time, to think and guess, but is there one. I will say right away, I think that there is. What - I do not know, I find out in the second decade of March. Only two options.
The first is a sharp reversal in domestic politics with the replacement of a large part of the “elites” and the discharge of the mask of liberalism. Stalin, too, "flirted" with the Third Reich, delaying the beginning of the war, however, while not destroying education and health care and conducting cleansing in the upper echelons of power. It would be interesting to look at how gratitude will be expressed to a part of the “elites” by the fact that from “ER” - they say, thank you, that all of you have gathered here and you don’t need to look for you all over the country. It would also be interesting to look at how the leaders of the largest state. corporations and their deputies will be several times recalculated salary in the direction of multiple reductions. And the same with the children of the representatives of the "elite". This is all interesting, but for some reason I can not believe it. Yes, and why in this case it was necessary to bury education, for example?
The second is to create the appearance of the existence of this cunning plan in its absence. Let everyone break their heads and think that there is a certain cunning plan, and try to solve it. We will not dissuade anyone - let everyone look for a black cat in a dark room, anyway it is not there. What is not a plan? From the same series, whether I go to the polls or not. Guess everyone! In Russian, this phenomenon has excellent characteristics - to cast a shadow on the fence or start a crayfish for a stone. There is nothing more to do?
We now have another presidential candidate - Grudinin PN. I have been following his activities on the Internet for a long time, and his nomination was a pleasant surprise for me. Before his nomination, I and many of my acquaintances had a position: in the elections, due to the absence of a column “against all,” to cross out all the proposed candidates and write “I don't see worthy ones”. True, a little later K. Sobchak and this idea "vulgarized."
For me personally, there is no question that P. N. Grudinin is from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, or he is a protege of the Kremlin. I also heard the third version - the United States gave the command “front” to G. A. Zyuganov. It is necessary for yourself to decide whether something needs to be changed or not. Can P. N. Gudinin deceive us? Theoretically, yes, but it will already be a hoax, and the current government is not going to deceive: it is already doing very well. In my opinion, it is necessary to do what should, and come what may. Everyone for himself must decide whether to take a chance or not.
As for the reproaches in the absence of the “direction of movement” of the editorial board of the “VO”: they say, they only criticize ... I think that criticism, of course, if it is constructive, is in itself already a direction of movement. How else to reach the people? We all have to do socially useful things. Constructive criticism is one of them, and it doesn’t bother people, it only helps.
Elites (or their part) out of the people or not? If so, it seems that this is not the best of its representatives. So why do people allow their not the best representatives to wipe their feet on it? You can, of course, remain silent in the hope that it is precisely me that will get around the bad side, but remember what Martin Niemöller said:
When they came for the communists,
I remained silent.
I was not a communist.
When they planted the Social Democrats,
I said nothing.
I was not a social democrat.
When they came for union members,
I did not protest.
I was not a member of the union.
When they came for the Jews,
I was not outraged.
I was not a Jew.
When they came for me,
there was no one left to intercede for me.
I do not compare anyone with anyone, I mean that the side may not get around the bad.
And let's not forget what Joseph de Mestre said in his letter: every nation has the government that it deserves, paraphrasing S. Montesquieu (“Every nation deserves its fate”). If we assume that the people deserve everything that happens to them, then they need to accept and not be outraged. If not, do not boycott the elections, but go to the polls and vote according to your conscience and citizenship. But for this, the whole society must change and cease to be apathetic, apolitical and irresponsible.
Therefore, in my opinion, the editors of "VO", raising sharp questions, are engaged in a good deed, for which my sincere gratitude is to her.
Evaluating what is happening around, I can not fail to cite several phrases that have become winged, and proverbs. “Tell me who your friend is, and I will tell you who you are” (considering this: it’s difficult to judge a person only by friends, because Judah had friends — it’s better not to find) and “What is pop, so is the coming”, also "In the crowd and the chieftain, and in the sheep the shepherd."
In conclusion I want to say: everything will be fine, Russia will survive. Will Grudinin Pavel Nikolaevich or Putin Vladimir Vladimirovich, who in fact has done a lot of good for the country, will the first fulfill his promises, change the second internal course, but in any case, based on the laws of dialectics, Russia will stand. Can not help but resist. It will not be easy, Russia has always been rich in talents: Lomonosov, Pushkin, Kurchatov and many others, but already there is an insufficient number of competent middle and lower level specialists (taking into account the education system) who will solve the tasks set from above on the ground. To train them, it takes several years, and time is running out. I repeat, in any case, we will stand, just want to have less losses.
Best regards, Stepan.