How tired I am of TV and radio, and the Internet. And not because they exist. And, willy-nilly, I have to listen to what they say there. On the contrary, I see the media and the Internet, including social media, as one of the ways to communicate with the world. To understand what is hidden in the heads of friends and enemies.
On the eve of the next announced performances on the Old Square, which almost all social networks are shouting about, I think it would be appropriate to talk about ... our children. Not about those someone's, some other dads and mothers, grandparents, but about ours. About those we are talking about:
"I have a smart child, brought up by me and understands well when they try to use him."
Those other people's children, in relation to whom I hear calls to punish, to send to special schools, to deprive of some rights, etc., are of little interest to me ...
True, it seems to me that if I suddenly see my son or grandson in a crowd of “protesters in general” or who are being hit on the back with a riot police baton in a fight, then my opinion will change dramatically. This is indeed my child, which means he can not be a criminal.
Is it legal to be tough with children
I followed closely how the authorities would react to the January 23 riots.
At the same time, I looked closely at how the opposing side reacted to the results of the rallies. Although, to be honest, I have not seen rallies anywhere. It is clear that nothing serious could have happened in the outback simply because of the small number of protesters, although Vladivostok surprised me. But in Moscow and St. Petersburg ...
Maybe I'm a mossy conservative who did not see modern trends, but, in my opinion, a rally is when not only go and yell some stupid things to infuriate law enforcement officers, but act, express their point of view on this or that event, call for some action.
I perceive a meeting or some kind of procession as an ordinary public event. The only difference is what the protesters express. There is a religious procession - here is the procession of believers. Public event. Fans of "Spartak" or "Dynamo" came out to celebrate the victory of their team near the stadium. Isn't it a rally? Moreover, unauthorized. But understandable to any passer-by.
What I saw almost a week ago was a clear provocation, when the audience tried to use technologies already tested in Ukraine and Belarus. To provoke the police and other special services into harsh actions like those demonstrated by the police in France, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA ...
Our police have worked well. Without blood and without sacred sacrifices. But at the same time, a fairly large number of law enforcement officers were injured and mutilated. The property of power structures was damaged. How to deal with this? Why did this happen? Why does the crowd calmly go to clashes with the police?
It seems to me that the reason is that the actions of our police and other security officials are rather strongly regulated by law. You probably remember the episode when "peaceful citizens" beat a traffic police officer, and his friend, instead of using weapon, ran to calm them down. How many times did you discuss this situation later? It was necessary that, it was necessary ... He was armed! ..
So what? The very first shot in the direction of the attackers, even if it did not hit, would mean at least a hassle about the use of weapons, and, as a maximum, time. And everything is according to the law. So the policeman will not use weapons the way they show in Russian militants every day. Well, this is a rare case. And what about the "democratizer"?
A crowd goes to the chain of law enforcement officers. Obviously to fight. It is clear that clubs are used here. But tell me, how to distinguish an adult, twenty-year-old fighter, from an almost two-meter 16-year-old teenager accelerator in this whistle? But try to hit him with a club. What will the media howl? How many human rights defenders will broadcast on TV about police arbitrariness? How long will prosecutors and investigators check the legality of this strike?
It seems to me that it is necessary to clearly indicate in the law that participation in mass demonstrations of youngsters, under 14 or 16 years old, is punishable by a serious fine for the parents of the child. And if this child participates in fights and other clashes with the police and (or) when the law enforcement officer receives any injuries and mutilations from the actions of this child, the norm should be legalized that criminal liability for this begins from the age of 14 (16). So that the policeman is not afraid to be a policeman.
This time, the police managed to keep the situation under control without using harsh measures. But, we saw that militants and fascists had already appeared in the ranks of the protesters. And it was obvious even not to specialists. Where is the guarantee that next time these same militants will act in the same way, without using weapons? Where is the guarantee that there will be no corpses? We remember the first corpse on the Maidan. We remember where and how he appeared.
You must answer for words and lies
It was very interesting for me to observe the opinion of readers on the Internet. Close the internet! Create a local network only for Russians! Block ... Force ... Shield children from Western influence ... And the like. Doesn't it resemble the Great Wall of China? Or "Yatsenyuk's wall"?
Do we confess that our children are no longer ours? That some blogger is more important to them than their father or mother? Are we signing our own powerlessness? But these are our children! We educate them in our own image. We put a particle of ourselves in them.
Once upon a time, in the days of Ona, when there were no computers and other means of communication, and the TV showed a couple of channels, we were brought up in school and on the street just like today. Parents, as now, worked. Probably, there was no boy who at least once in his life did not commit something that could qualify as a misdemeanor. The street is so ...
But the street had one very important educational function. The street taught us to be responsible for our words. It was impossible to hide behind some abstract nickname, it was impossible to use spyware, which supposedly could not be traced. We just spoke on our own, or referred to whoever said it. And if someone was lying, the street's response was brutal.
With the advent of the Internet, information began to spread anonymously. The blogger said ... Moreover, the information became false in essence. Today, the majority of Internet users use a fake Wiki instead of encyclopedias. Don't we need correct knowledge? We require knowledge of the majority. If everyone thinks so, then this is the truth.
And that's when we lost our children.
The factor of responsibility for their words disappeared. But the opinion of the majority appeared, the whole world is with us and the like. A society of people without a face! A society where you can say everything and you won't get anything for it. It is not Vasya or Dasha Pupkin speaking, but the Crazy Chair and Wooden Malvina.
Remember the many messages in the same TikTok about the atrocities of riot police, about the order to use weapons against protesters, about the many killed and so on? But these messages were immediately multiplied by numerous reposts and collected tens of thousands of likes in a short time. What is the answer? In response - a post about the fact that this is a lie, which was watched by a thousand people.
It is clear that among the many participants in the "children's" social networks there are adult professionals. And that these professionals themselves work "for children" or use real children for this purpose. But those who repost are real children. I recently reread the comments under one of my articles. And you know, I saw exactly the same technologies that are used for children.
If we discard the arguments about the economy, corruption, lagging behind the West and so on, then in the "bottom line" you will see a very simple, primitive:
“We, free, educated and successful people who do not steal, do not fight, are not in power, not journalists or propagandists, are against Putin. And all those who are for him are putinoids, uneducated cattle and genetic slaves. "
And all the rest of the "dregs" are wound on this primitive thesis.
But back to our children. What should be done? The answer is obvious.
Impunity breeds new misconduct and even crime. The fact that the government, including in Russia, controls the Internet, we saw in the examples that are shown on TV screens. How many bloggers have already been found ... So technically this is not a problem.
We need to start with bloggers. The desire for big money has generated a fairly large layer of people who work professionally as bloggers. They have an audience of hundreds of thousands and even millions of people. And at the same time, unlike the journalists of the official media, they are not limited by any laws.
I think that blogging, after the number of subscribers reaches some serious number (10 or 100 thousand), should automatically obey the same laws as the media. With all the ensuing limitations and responsibilities. You have to answer for words, including with a ruble or freedom.
You also need to work with children who repost explicit stuffing. Are there officers in the police who work with this particular category? So let them work.
Indeed, for most of them, a simple conversation is enough in order to no longer repeat mistakes. Just a call to the children's room of the police and a reasoned conversation with the child and his parents. Such a social media user is no less dangerous than the bully who smashed the glass at the school with a soccer ball.
There are no lost generations
Very often I hear the opinion that because of our experiments in the field of upbringing and education, we have lost a whole generation. Such reasoning in the style of "heroes are not you." I wonder who is serving in Syria now? Working in business? Who is doing the same Internet? Aren't they representatives of this most allegedly “lost generation”?
Conversations about "losses" are nothing more than another version of the thesis "about free and slaves" already mentioned by me above. And those who have just been drafted into the army and serve now are representatives of what generation? For some reason, we do not recognize these people as the representatives of their generation? For us, are representatives piled high, parasites, liberal whiners?
A generation, like a people, consists of specific people. All abstract and meaningless terms such as generation, man, people and the like do not oblige us to anything. The whole world is against ... And I'm for. It turns out that I do not enter this whole world? Or am I not a people if I do not support the ideas of “the whole people”?
Our children are an extension of us. They are just proof of our immortality. They cannot be lost. They may be slightly different. Like classic works of art. History Romeo and Juliet, repeated hundreds of thousands of times by other authors who simply inserted characters into a more modern interior.
Therefore, children must be brought up, and not give a damn about their future fate.
To educate not only with loving stroking on the head, but also (at least sometimes) with reasonable punishments for misconduct. Denying something is easy. How long have bad habits been banned? But the prohibition will be in effect only when the child himself begins to understand and accept it.
That is, you should help the child understand why this should not be done. This is the educational work of parents.