“The state does not exist in order to turn earthly life into paradise, but in order to prevent it from finally turning into hell” Nikolai Aleksandrovich Berdyaev
“The value of the ideal is that it moves away as one approaches it.” Mahatma Gandhi
“The value of the ideal is that it moves away as one approaches it.” Mahatma Gandhi
At all times, normal people wanted to live better, to have such power and a state that would protect the interests of most of society. You can speculate a bit, but what is power and the state in general. In this case, I propose starting from the late USSR in the late 80s. The question arises, what exactly did a simple Soviet person know about power in the USSR? Virtually nothing but a large number of its external attributes - the Politburo of the CPSU Central Committee, the Supreme Council, regional committees (district committees, city committees) of the CPSU and other organizations. There was a strict hierarchy of power in which all the CPSU leaders were almost exactly the same, faithful comrades-in-arms, Bolshevik communists of Leninist principles. This was partly true until 1985, and then in a strange way, with the support of part of the top of the CPSU, one of them - Gorbachev very quickly (in just 6 years) destroyed the great power that he himself headed. He was able to carry out this action, deftly posing as an honest communist, supporter of the ideas of Marxism-Leninism. And then he himself was kicked out of power by other, more unprincipled, former members of the CPSU led by Yeltsin.
As a result of this struggle for power, we all lost our great Motherland - the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. If the struggle for power continues in such ways, we can deprive our descendants and the remnants of the great Motherland - Russia within its current borders.
Power to a simple person from among the conditional workers, employees and peasants almost always seems monolithic and united. After all, its representatives sit at the same meetings, make smart and meaningful faces, say the same words. They shake hands, smile.
In fact, there is almost never a monolithic unity in power. The general rule is as follows: in the overwhelming majority of coups, revolutions, conspiracies and rebellions, people are going to take power from its holder from his closest circle, using any methods, including the social activities of people who are dissatisfied to various degrees with the current government.
The Soviet Union collapsed, if I may say so, a certain part of the highest functionaries of the CPSU, who consciously abandoned the jerk into the future. Moreover, they refused when the most difficult and bloody stages of the formation of the state were already passed. They very much wanted personally for themselves the opportunity to live the way the elite lives in the USA and other Western countries and thought that the Western elites would accept them into their community on equal terms. But it did not grow together - they were deceived in the best traditions of a capitalist society led by the Anglo-Saxons. And the people of the USSR were seduced by jeans, McDonald's, chewing gum, a large number of sausage varieties and Western show business. Of course, the Western special services could not do without the destabilizing effect, but this impact was not decisive.
"The struggle for power yesterday and today"
In modern Russia, the struggle for power continues as well. None of the current politicians has comprehensive power, everyone has to balance, negotiate, compromise. And very often, one of the tools in the struggle for power is the use of public opinion, including on the Internet. Of course, it is not decisive, but it does have a certain impact on the situation.
At the moment, the main irritants for a certain category of always and to all dissatisfied citizens of our state and those who pretend to be them (citizens) are such constituents of the state as the President of Russia, the Russian government and one of the power structures - the Russian Guard. All this suspiciously coincides with the opinion and actions of the leadership of NATO countries, the propaganda of Western NPOs and the general direction of articles in the Western press.
As soon as articles appear on various sites with the mention of the aforementioned people involved (and the subject matter of the articles is not so important), a certain category of commentators flies immediately. These characters are not so many - no more than 10-30% (depending on the site), but they are very active and organized - write one comment after another, “expose” the mode, put advantages to their “colleagues”, cons - all who dared to have the opposite point of view, while not disdaining to use rudeness in comments, direct insults, escalation of emotions and provocations. They strive by all means to convince everyone that they are the majority (in particular, they use many accounts for this). That is, as M.N. said Zadornov “There are more good people, but bad people are better organized.”
Moreover, instead of real constructive criticism, with suggestions about what and how to fix, redo - as a rule, rude curses, hypertrophic sarcasm, some kind of children's teasers, redrawing and reinterpreting of surnames, names, etc. If something does not suit the opponents, they will try to humiliate and insult them in every possible way. And no matter who they are talking about - about a woman, a veteran of the Second World War. If someone “dared” to have a different point of view, it means that they need to be crushed morally.
Very often, a number of authors of articles and commentators from the above category penetrate the readers and make statements on behalf of the entire people of Russia, clearly without any right to do so.
In this case, slop is cast in any case, even if it is hypothetically assumed that the president and the government of the Russian Federation selects the wishes of different Runet communities and realizes most of them - there will still be a lot of people who are dissatisfied with the methods, timelines and other aspects of execution. In general, a call has been heard from the depths of centuries: “Carthage must be destroyed” or a more recent modern motto - “Assad (Putin and other unwanted - you can enter any politician) must leave” - this shows that if the manuals are rewritten, it’s rare and slightly.
I do not consider myself a fan of Putin V.V. - he is far from ideal (like any other politician, and in general - a person). A person in politics is certainly important, but for me the main thing is that the state, because of the internal struggle for power, does not collapse on the heads of its fellow citizens, as it has already been twice in the last 100 years, and before that, in troubled times, it began century.
Striving for the best, fighting for our rights and against corruption is certainly good, but in the course of all these transformations you can destroy your country and its fragments, then you can’t glue it together - it’s not a tea cup. The pretext that “Risk is a noble cause” does not always fit into the field of public administration - such phantoms of the 90s as the Ural Republic, the Republic of Ichkeria, the Siberian Republic and other attempts of small-town separatism are still recalled. some of them subsequently turned into great blood.
The more time passes after the 90s, the more voices it sounds that Putin V.V. He did nothing special - Russia, as a single state, which has some weight on the world stage and internal stability, has been preserved as if by itself. Similar statements were made about the USSR - they say that the Soviet people defeated Hitler not because of, but contrary to Stalin I.V. In order to avoid unnecessary criticism of how I could dare to compare these two leaders of our state - I bring my opinion: Putin V.V. as head of state, unfortunately, is much weaker than Stalin I.V.
President Putin V.V. after the March 2018 elections, he made only one major mistake - this is an increase in the retirement age. Why he did this, I don’t know, and those who constantly discuss this topic also know nothing for sure, only voice their own and other people's guesses. In general, it is interesting to read the comments of some "soldiers of the Internet front" to the article, for example, about the adoption of new equipment by the RF Armed Forces, sounding on the principle: "New technology is certainly good, but Putin must leave, because ... ..". Personally, I am not against a change of power, but only in such a way that the consequences of its change do not lead to a full-scale civil war. And in the event of an attempt to change the government by means of “Maydan-colored” events, the likelihood of a civil conflict is very high.
“Change of power: through elections or through violence”
One of the main arguments of people calling for a change in the President of the Russian Federation is that there are no irreplaceable politicians and out of 146 million Russian citizens there are many worthy candidates. I agree with this argument, but only with one condition: these candidates must have leadership experience at the level of the head (deputy) of one of the regions of Russia or at least one of the ministries of the government of the Russian Federation. And subsequently, after the election, to be able to assemble the necessary team of professionals for the work of the same government, and it would be desirable if this were not an analogue of “Quarter 95”.
It is interesting that among a number of online communities, when discussing the problems of the domestic policy of our country, the opinion that if you change a person today as the president of the Russian Federation (in their opinion, you can put anyone - even a collective farmer, even a writer - historian, without team, without any management experience), then tomorrow or, in extreme cases, the day after tomorrow - we will live, so that even the USA and EU countries will be madly envious of us. Doesn’t resemble anything? Moreover, judging by a number of commentators - this is the opinion of people who probably have extensive life experience. But apparently age does not always add wisdom to a person.
The worst thing is that some commentators in a somewhat camouflaged form, and sometimes even openly call for a person to be replaced by the president of the Russian Federation, to put it mildly, in an unconstitutional way - the set of funds for this is not so big - "maidans", "color revolutions" , "Revolution of dignity", political assassinations and the rest "gentlemanly set." Most likely, no one will go to war just for us to change power, as to Iraq or Libya - for it is scary.
Thus, the main question remains: how to change the head of state? If through a revolution followed by a civil war, then I think that most of the citizens of our country will be against such a scenario. And it is not a fact that the power that will succeed will be better than the previous one. Looking at the events of recent decades, it can be argued that those countries where the "colorful revolutions" took place began to live worse than they did when the bloody dictatorsh were overthrown by the "will of the people." It is especially funny that at one time they called Yanukovych a bloody dictator. Those who came after him are much more bloody personalities.
“How and why do the false create news»
The ultimate goal of discrediting a subject is to humanize it and present it in a grotesque manner that justifies the use of violence against it, using Goebbels principles, which express that any lie is possible if it leads to the necessary goal. For example, one of the well-known hoaxes is that the modern state flag of Russia is “Vlasov”, i.e. used ROA. In fact, this is not so - the flag of the ROA was white with an oblique azure cross, better known as St. Andrew and the inscription ROA, the sleeve chevron of the ROA was also the Andreevsky flag with a red edging. The only documented use of the three-color flag by the Vlasovites is the so-called. a parade of the 1st ROA brigade in occupied Pskov on June 22, 1943, however, further the Hitler command of such an initiative of the ROA no longer allowed. But after all, for a certain category of people, truth is not the main thing, the main thing is to launch a provocation to the masses, and even if the lie is later exposed, the sediment will still remain. And by the way, the Vichy government of France, the SS division Charlemagne used the national flag, but for some reason after the war it never occurred to anyone that it was necessary to abandon it, because it was used by traitors of the homeland.
Currently, such previously positive concepts as “national bonds”, “Orthodox people”, “Orthodox church”, unwillingness to “rock the boat” are being discredited. The word patriot is transformed into a contemptuous “hooray-patriot” or even more offensive “idiot” - two concepts could be vulgarized at the same time: the battle cry of the Russians and the definition of people who love their homeland. Now, if these terms are used in argumentation, then they will be taunted and ironized by people who, oddly enough, position themselves, just like the patriots of their country.
It is very strange that these “patriots” propose to remove, as they believe, rats and cockroaches (thieves, bribe takers and oligarchs) from our common home by completely burning it - and how else can we assess the calls for a violent change of power. Very flawed logic - because in the events of the collapse of the Russian Empire and the formation of the USSR, nothing was predetermined in advance. If not for decisive actions V.I. Lenin and the subsequent strengthening of the positions of the USSR I.V. Stalin (there was an element of luck - that it was these people who were at the right time in the right place), we could completely lose our great Motherland, just because someone wanted quick and dramatic changes.
In 2018, in the election of President of the Russian Federation Putin V.V., most likely there were violations, but they were unlikely to significantly affect the overall result. Very often, as evidence of election irregularities, it is not clear where the photographs are taken. And sometimes they are so carelessly checking them before putting them out, which can often be seen on the ballot boxes or elsewhere, coats of arms and flags of other states. But this also does not bother anyone - the main thing is to throw something in, but whether it is true or not is not important.
A very strange way of vote counting is described by some commentators. They claim that after the presidential election in Russia in March 2018, they interviewed their relatives and friends, as well as all their colleagues at work, residents of their apartment building. And as a result of these polls, it was found that all the respondents allegedly did not vote for V.V. Putin Such nonsense still needs to be invented. If at my work or at home someone ran and asked who I voted for, I would send him to hell. There is still a certain moral aspect - many people are embarrassed by their position due to the fact that in some communities it is sometimes “unfashionable” to vote for power.
“And if not ………, then who?”
You feel some dissonance when you hear from fans of the Communist Party that their candidate, if elected as president of the Russian Federation, will restore social justice in particular and the Soviet Union as a whole. This is despite the fact that in 1996, Comrade Zyuganov really won the presidential election, but was frightened to take advantage of their results and exchanged people's opinion for “cookies” from the current government at that time. And what can we talk about now, when the members of the Communist Party are, in particular, “fiery communists” - dollar millionaires, terry capitalists. They are still burning with a desire to share their mansions, land and billions of rubles with the people.
With these examples, I want to say that the Communist Party, many other organizations and individuals who position themselves as communists are not really such and by their actions can not contribute to the revival of the USSR, but they can contribute to the collapse of today's Russia.
The Internet gives people the opportunity to be what they really are not, namely, very often articles, texts of comments to them, likes or dislikes, pros or cons are put by people who are not citizens of our country or are not people at all, but bot programs. The most obvious examples are the revelations of the “daughter of the Crimean officer” and attempts to panic and distrust the local authorities during the Kemerovo tragedy. Today it is already known for certain that the so-called bloggers from Ukraine, and after all there were quite a lot of people already inside Russia who believed the Ukrainian provocateurs word and immediately began to zealously criticize those whom they pointed to.
But is it possible to consider that the cyber divisions of the NATO countries, which do not lack funding, are not doing anything and are not trying to create certain moods on the Internet.
Sometimes in the comments such moments slip over the current president of Russia - “he has a cowardly and running gaze”, “frightened of his people, hid in a bunker”, “insecurity and panic mood”, etc. In this case, it is simply the desire of those who write these pearls to give their desires for reality. Even if you hate someone, you still need to observe a minimum of decency and try to be at least a little objective.