Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin kisses the “Sword of Stalingrad” at the awarding ceremony in the conference hall of the Soviet embassy during the Tehran Conference. Before I.V. Stalin is the Prime Minister of Great Britain Winston Churchill. To the right of Stalin is People's Commissar for Foreign Affairs of the USSR V.M. Molotov.
The red emperor. Stalin gave rise to the formation of a new civilization and society. In the USSR-Russia, a society of knowledge, service, and creation was created. It was a civilization of the future.
Stalin - the leader-priest, creating a new society and culture
When you watch films of the Stalin era, you pay attention to the fact that the heroes of that time are very different from the current ones. This is a completely different level. Heroes of the Soviet era are filled with bright energy, these are creators, creators, teachers, engineers, scientists, discoverers, warriors. They do not have a disease of the era of consumption, the “golden calf”. In the first place, people of that great era have completely different values. First of all, serving the Soviet society, the Motherland, the accumulation of comprehensive knowledge and creation. This is a society of knowledge, service and creation. Our modern society is a copy of the Western society (which has become global) of consumption and self-destruction.
Thus, despite the intensive construction of new churches, mosques and other religious buildings, modern Russia is very much inferior in morality and spirit to the Stalinist Union. It is enough to recall your experience in communicating with front-line soldiers or rear workers, people who lived at that amazing time, when the children of peasants became marshals, designers and aces pilots. These are simple, bright and strong people. I recall Lermontov’s words: “Yes, there were people in our time, Not that the current tribe: Heroes - not you!”
How did Stalin manage to create such a society?
By the time the Stalinist course began, Russian (Soviet) society was very sick, disfigured. In fact, these were the remains of the destroyed "old Russia" of the 1913 model of the year. These debris and debris did not interact well or barely with each other. Moreover, they had directly opposite interests. In particular, the smoldering war between the city and the village, which was ready to become a full-scale second peasant war and finish off Russia. There were also many conflicts within the city and the village. So, there were contradictions between the new, red bureaucracy, the NEPman (the new bourgeoisie) and the bulk of the semi-impoverished population; the contradictions between the fists and the peasant poor; between the surviving layer of "former" - qualified specialists, the intelligentsia and the masses of the semi-literate population, etc.
But even this was not the worst. The catastrophe of the 1917 of the year and the subsequent turmoil destroyed morality, work ethics, the church, which, even as a screen, hid the shortcomings of society, was almost bold (a significant part of the society, even under the Romanovs, turned away from the church, which lost the fiery spirit of truth). Society has become accustomed to death, violence, expropriations, and has become unaccustomed to creative work. Production activity was now seen as hard labor, excessive labor service. Productive daily labor, observance of social moral standards, and internal culture were destroyed. For most of the population, the internal regulators of public life have disappeared. The man was now ready for anything, there were no internal prohibitions. It is enough to recall the experiments of part of the Soviet “creative” intelligentsia in the 1920-s with “free love” (even before the sexual revolution in the West in the 1960-s). Therefore, society, after the civilizational catastrophe of 1917 of the year, could not be returned to work and creation without violence. This is the phenomenon of Stalin's “purges” and repressions, which were generally purifying and led to the creation of a stronger and healthier society.
Materialization of the new reality meant not only the creation of a material foundation (factories, factories, collective farms, schools, laboratories, institutes, etc.), but the creation of a new society. Stalin understood that it was impossible to create a new society without giving him a common cause. This common cause was the reorganization of the country's life in a constructive way. Industrialization, collectivization, the scientific and technological revolution, the creation of advanced armed forces. The common cause then could be done on the basis of fear, interest and faith in a brighter future.
Stalin had no illusions about the Soviet people of the 20s model. This society was poisoned by revolution, civil war and terror. The people, infinitely far from the ideals of a brighter future (the new “golden age”, civilization and the society of the future), could be encouraged to superhuman efforts only by two methods - by forcing and creating an attractive image of the future. Coercion became the lever that set the system in motion, gave an initial impetus and provided first results. Coercion was carried out by various methods: harsh repressive collectivization, super-harsh punishment for any wrongdoing, forced labor of prisoners, hard work for a small fee (for example, on collective farms).
These were very tough methods. But without them, the peoples of Russian (Soviet) civilization were doomed to historical defeat and disappearance from the planet. Without them, the USSR would not have carried out collectivization and industrialization, had not created a powerful military-industrial complex and advanced armed forces, could not have survived in World War II, and became a victim of Germany, Japan, the USA and England. Already in the mid-30s, when industry rose, a powerful system of material interest appeared. There was money for bonuses, products, goods and services for which they could be spent. The best workers, employees, tankmen, pilots, etc., were encouraged.
Thus, coercion in the Stalinist system is not the result of the bloodthirstiness of the Soviet leader and his entourage, or the inherent property of communism, as Western liberals try to explain to us, but a vital necessity. Coercion and cruel methods came from the catastrophe of the 1917 year and the hopeless situation of the USSR-Russia in 1920 - the beginning of the 1930-s. Stalin was not a villain, an executioner. As soon as it became possible to reward people for their hard work and achievements, Stalin immediately began to use the “carrot”. And the further, the more. So, from 1947 of the year, they began to regularly reduce prices for goods.
At the same time, it is necessary to forget the lie of the liberals that under Stalin there was a general equalization (it was introduced by Khrushchev) that all were equally poor. Stalinist society was effective and diverse. So under Stalin purposefully created the imperial, national elite. It included not “responsible businessmen”, billionaires selling their homeland, not professional lyceum actors, pop-party, as in modern Russia, but designers, engineers, scientists, professors, doctors, teachers, pilots, officers, generals, skilled workers (working aristocracy). They received large salaries, better housing, access to the additional benefits of life. Under Stalin, professors lived better than union ministers. The real forges of the Soviet elite were Suvorov and Nakhimov schools.
Under Khrushchev, all this will be destroyed. The basic principle of socialism “to everyone according to their work” will be violated, equalization will be organized when the engineer will also receive or even less than the average worker. No matter how much you work, you won’t get more than your bet. Salary growth was frozen, but production standards began to rise. Under the “damned” Stalin, he earned as much as he earned (even a million). The principle was clearly adhered to: the higher the qualification, the more income. Therefore, people had an incentive to learn and work better. And production rates rose depending on the introduction of new capacities, technologies and equipment in production. Under Khrushchev, popular Stalinist socialism was destroyed, the imperial elite began to be squeezed by party officials, whose degeneration led to the 1985 — 1991 catastrophe.
The Stalin era was a time of scientific and technological revolution, a breakthrough into the future. This is the "golden age" of inventors and developers of complex technologies. Under Stalin, we create and develop the nuclear industry, our own, original computers, electronics, aircraft manufacturing and rocket science. Russia has become a superpower, a civilization of the future. All this is the result of the social engineering of the red emperor-priest.
Civilization of the future
Stalin used not only coercion and reward, but also a new culture to create the society of the future. Films, songs, books, magazines (only “Technique - Youth” - the whole world!), Houses of culture and creativity. And no matter what they say "about the bloody executioner", and Stalin managed to create a magical civilization of the future. To achieve unprecedented unity of the people, their true faith, turned into the fury of battle and selfless work. Russian (Soviet) civilization was able to overthrow another magical civilization - the Third Reich, which was powered by the energy of the "black sun", the "dark side of power."
It is clear that faith in a brighter future was shared by the entire Soviet people. The old generations, psychologically disfigured by the First World War, the revolution and the turmoil, for the most part did not believe in anything, were tired, only tried to survive, survive, and attach themselves well. Belief in the bright tomorrow was only among the Communists (and even then not all, there were opportunists), young generations.
Stalin understood that the new reality would triumph only when it became the only one for the vast majority of the population. When the bulk of the people will believe in this future. And he will bring it closer, strive for it. To give all the strength for the sake of a dream, and if life is required. There was no other way to create a new civilization. Therefore, the main thing was not coercion or material interest, but the education of people. The older generations were largely lost. The main hopes were for youth.
The fame of Stalin as the best friend of the children was true. Children, youth have become the real elite of the Soviet Union. A happy country of childhood is the absolute truth about the youth policy of the Stalinist government. They gave all the best to children and youth. A whole system was created throughout the Red Empire to educate new generations: pioneer camps, health resorts, houses of creativity and culture, art and music schools, planetariums and stadiums. All so that children, schoolchildren and students can show and develop their abilities, explore the world, engage in science, culture, art, prepare for work and defense. Houses with white columns were rightly called the palaces of pioneers and schoolchildren, as the children themselves called them. Huge money went to science, upbringing, education, physical and intellectual development. The cult of youth, education, strength and purity has been created.
The effect was amazing. Generations of the 20s were devotedly devoted to their socialist Fatherland. For the most part, the first fully literate and educated generations sincerely loved Stalin and the USSR. Soviet power enabled tens of millions of young men and women to realize their creative, human potential. These were the people of the highest standard. It is not surprising that the Great Patriotic War gave many thousands of examples when border guards, tankmen, pilots, sailors, artillerymen and infantry fought to the last, even if they were doomed and had no chance of victory. They believed in a common victory! When these heroes were told, the younger generations taught them examples. The current heroes are elite prostitutes and bandits.
In the same way, Soviet people showed miracles in work. Thanks to the heroism and work of the Soviet people, the country survived and won up in a terrible war, was able to recover in the shortest possible time and again rushed forward to the future. The merit of Stalin is that he was able to give such faith and dedication to society. The Soviet leader gave the new Russian civilization an imperial style everywhere - in cinema, architecture, music, painting and technology (T-34). It’s just breathtaking when you dream about what heights we could achieve thanks to this, if not for the Great Patriotic War 1941 —1945. (a significant part of the new Stalinist generations were killed in it) and not Khrushchev's “perestroika”.
That is why that great era in modern Russia caused the emergence of popular Stalinism. Too sharply great pictures of the past contrast with pictures of the wretched present of the Russian Federation. The experience of the Stalinist empire is the basis for the future revival of great Russia.