I am from a military family, and since childhood I remember this catch phrase: “There is such a profession - to defend the Motherland!” And now, watching the scandal flare up around deputy Gudkov Jr., I think: is it also a profession to betray your Motherland? Or is it a state of mind? This история It doesn’t give me peace, but how much I wouldn’t think about it, I can’t figure out for myself what is worse: professional anti-state activity, fueled by mercantile interests, or the same kind of acts performed for personal ideological reasons? Even for me, a certified psychologist and political scientist, this is a problem.
Of course, I am far from thinking of accusing Dmitry Gudkov of espionage. This young, glamorous deputy at the moment is unlikely to seriously interest any special services, he has not yet reached the influence agent. But he had already betrayed his country. It would seem that there is this: just spoke in the US at an international forum. Practically "innocent prank" of a young deputy, not very well versed in the intricacies of world politics and the activities of special services. But he spoke at the Freedom House forum. It is organized and carried out by current and retired CIA employees. Any literate political scientist will confirm this (not one of those, of course, who mumbles on television in defense of Gudkov).
The same CIA employees, by the way, select the forum participants. Because a separate question: how Gudkov, who calls himself the son of a scout, got there. Taki somehow got there, and from the forum’s forum he wholeheartedly tried to discredit the Russian state, the domestic political elite, and especially the President, saying that Vladimir Putin had illegitimate seized power in the country. "Affter Putin`s crackdown" - so this passage was sounded in the speech of the deputy. (“Crackdown” in translation means: “forceful influence”, “repressive action”, “punitive measures”, “suppression of resistance”). And now let's think about it: the people's choice, on the status of a civil servant, goes to the forum, held, to put it mildly, by “unfriendly structures”. And on this forum it calls on such a powerful military-political machine, like the CIA, to help Russia in the fight against corruption. So, do not hesitate to invite into your country the authors and organizers of the so-called "Arab Spring", the bloody consequences of which you cannot call anything other than terrifying! Speaking at the American forum, Gudkov Jr. did not even remember about it. But without any shame of conscience, - in fact, publicly - he called on experts on "color revolutions" to bring to the end the matter called "Russian winter" (remember the events in Moscow last December, here, too, it was not without them)! And this is too much for any oppositionist, but there’s nothing to say about the civil servant.
It is time to recall the Novgorod posadnik of Gostomysl, who came to Rurik a thousand years ago with the words: “Our lands are large and rich, but there is no order in them. Come and own us! ” Rurik did not refuse, he came. And so now we are waiting for the open appearance of gentlemen from the CIA, it seems, as voluntary and disinterested fighters against corruption, and in fact fighters with the Russian political elite and Russia as such?
I don’t know what the intelligence officer Gudkov Sr. was there, but I just can’t understand where Gudkov Jr. has such an ideological orientation. Isn't it from dad? No wonder that in Russia they say: “the apple does not fall far from the apple tree”. But it seems to me that in his actions the son of a scout outdid the father. One could, of course, laugh at this along with CNN's presenter, who told me from the television screen that the Russians, along with money, began to bring litter from America to America. But for some reason, no laughing matter. Such people as Gudkov, I call “flipped over” and always recall the words of Gleb Zheglov, addressed to a former comrade who had become afraid and lost as a result of Fox: “Damn you! You have betrayed all of us! ”
By the way, it is curious that all the most high-profile political scandals of the last time are connected with the deputy corps. The current convocation of the State Duma is generally the champion for the entire existence of the lower chamber of the Federal Assembly. I have already ceased to be surprised at all that is happening there, and am waiting for a scandalous wave to spread to the Federation Council. But compared to Gudkov, any oligarch who has lost his deputy’s mandate seems to be a harmless and bright person. In his case, it might be useful to recall a criminal article on treason against the motherland.
I really do not envy Sergey Mironov. With the "Fair Russia" is associated with the majority of dirty Duma scandals. And the political niche occupied by his party is very promising and therefore attractive. No matter how someone else took it ...
But this is what is said, by the way. And about Gudkov, perhaps, that's enough too. In the end, he is just a pawn. Perhaps even worse - a puppet in the hands of experienced puppeteers who are leading a well-planned ideological information war against Russia. And these “voluntary” and “disinterested” special agents-puppeteers by and large do not even need to call Russia. They are already here and feel at home. I constantly meet at various forums and conferences of representatives of the US State Department, who openly and brazenly spread our negative attitude towards Russia, demonstrating double standards in assessing the processes occurring in the country, both economic and political.
I wrote a lot and talked about it. The most expanded in February of this year, commenting on the regular Gaidar Forum held in Moscow under the loud title: "Russia and the World: Challenges of Integration." In my article titled “They talked about Russia and forgot about the Russians,” I wrote about the huge number of foreign guests who flooded the forum, especially American scientists, in relation to some of which I would even use the word “scientist” in quotes. Their statements hardly corresponded to the declared scientific specialty, and they argued not so much about the economy, as about the political situation in Russia.
In this regard, I cannot but recall a landmark dialogue with a professor from the University of Los Angeles. In Russia, in his opinion, there should be more discussions, more political freedom, less intimidation and restrictions in contacts for scholars with their colleagues abroad, as well as more political statements. I asked the professor who of the scientists are oppressed in Russia and who. He remembered the law on NGOs. “Scientists of these structures are scientists,” he said, “and they were insultingly called agents.” “But after all, in NGOs,” I objected, “there are no scientists. These are organizations that are groups of influence on certain political processes, for which they receive foreign grants. In the same America, similar activities are strictly monitored. Those grants that come from abroad cannot be used in the political activities of pressure groups within the country. This is world practice. ”
The professor answered me in the sense that maybe he was mistaken, but in any case he does not like the processes taking place in Russia today, and he is unlikely to reconsider his views. Of course not. Why should a “professor” revise his views if NGOs in Russia have not gone away with the adoption of the new law? Most of them simply did not re-register as foreign agents and stopped receiving official money transfers from abroad. After all, there, behind the hill, the pragmatists are sitting. They closed only the official Russian representative offices of Western foundations, which once again underlines the moral “cleanliness” of ideologists from the special services. Russian NPOs seem to be sent by them to “free” swimming. It is not clear just what means they exist for. But this is a question for the Russian special services.
I remember very well how the activities of these non-profit structures in our country were commented on by the American parliamentarian from the US Democratic Party. “Ten years of work were NGOs in Russia funded by foreign foundations,” he said. “If we had this, their employees would have been in prison on the second day.”
As you can see, opinions on this matter vary widely in the United States. As probably the attitude to Russia. I am pretty sure that ordinary Americans, for the most part, treat us quite well. With the exception of a group of hostile politicians who hate Russia at the pathological level. For them, the cold war has not ended and will never end, because it has become the form of their existence in politics and the goal of life. They send us a “professorship” with a special preparation that has nothing to do with science. And it is they who are leading an active ideological information war against Russia, pushing through anti-Russian rhetoric through paid journalists and mass media.
And since there is a war, it is necessary to fight, to respond adequately. How much can endure endless pressure, teachings and impunity with mud! The best defense, as you know, is an attack. So why not move the response to the territory of the enemy?
I have never collaborated with the special services, but I know from what I read: back in the thirties of the last century, the Soviet special services did what they wanted in the United States and Europe. And, on the contrary, on the territory of the Soviet Union there was no talk at all about any serious spy. Moreover, in all the numerous wars that waged the USSR or Russia, we always won not only by force weapons on the battlefields, but also by the professional work of the domestic intelligence services behind enemy lines. Everybody knows about it, countless books have been written and a great many feature films and documentaries have been shot. Of course, no one will ever tell how it is with the struggle on the invisible front today. But many things are already visible. From informational messages, we know how successfully numerous counter-terrorist operations are carried out inside Russia, how the actions of the pseudo-opposition led by Georgian special services are exposed. But all this is happening inside the country. But judging by the arrogance and impunity of our opponents, the confrontation on the ideological or information field is still not in favor of the Russian side.
I do not believe that there was not enough strength for full participation in the information war or there were no worthy people. There is, although it is difficult and expensive. But after all, no more than the Sochi Olympics or the World Cup! Just need to start some actions to decisively curb the loosening of power in Russia from the outside. If the power in Russia is not strong and tough, anarchy will come, which is what our ideological opponents are trying to achieve.
I do not believe that people who are obliged to engage in such activities in the nature of their service, burdened with big posts and big stars on epaulets, do not realize this. Do they really think that, by being careful, not fully fulfilling their official functions, they are doing what Russia needs? How will their children and grandchildren live in this country if the Western model of liberal democracy invented specifically for Russia wins in it? Or, maybe, they assume that they will survive if the Western special services succeed in shaking the radical left wing of the Russian opposition through the media? What future do they choose for themselves and their loved ones, based on possible scenarios?
According to the latest data of sociological polls, in Russia now the demand of society for justice is higher than ever. More than 70 percent of respondents vote for this. These data are known, and they can easily be played like a trump card by Western intelligence agencies in the ongoing ideological confrontation. And they are already playing out: please help in the fight against corruption from this series. They waited.
Is it not time to move to concrete decisive actions, taking everything that is happening not just as a rampant political pluralism and international “partnership”, but to finally learn how to clearly distinguish who are friends and who are enemies? To make friends with friends and develop Russia, and with enemies - to fight with all available methods. I think that if we all want this, then we will be able to cleanse Russia of all stench: false friends, pseudo partners and "rabid liberals" with double standards.