Sergey Yervandovich Kurginyan today in Russia, and indeed not only in it, represents the left patriotic wing in the political life of society. The movement “The Essence of Time” headed by him is opposed to the current government in the Russian Federation, and on many issues and problems. Also this movement is completely and fundamentally antagonistic to the traditional liberal opposition.
Sergey Kurginyan is one of the few political scientists who decided to put his reputation at stake by violating the usual political science canons in this area. Namely, he departed from the discussion and from the usual abstract forecasts in the political life of Russia in the near term and in fact. More than two years ago, in his numerous video messages and speeches, he everywhere clearly, confidently and reasonably voiced the date - 2017. This year, according to Sergei Evrvanodovich, will be the peak of the systemic crisis of the political elite and the country's authorities. Moreover, the scenario may be different. But the essence is the same, little remains of today's stability. In later, one can say “today's” appeals, Sergey Kurginyan does not even try to evade responsibility for the approaching date of the conditional “apocalypse”, he still points to 2017. Cheap populism and playing on historical parallels? I don’t think so. Unfortunately, there are prerequisites. And there is something to ponder. Let's figure it out.
What does the non-marginal movement “The Essence of Time” offer? They have already demonstrated pickets, promotions, signatures and congresses. Thus, the traditional and classical tools of any political party are fulfilled, it remains only to rattle programs and fight for the electorate and flash in the media. But in the spring and summer of 2013, Comrade Kurginyan opened a part of his cards, which actually made me write these lines. Now it is already possible to substantively start a discussion about the possibility of building the USSR 2.0. These cards, which S. Kurginyan opened at the political poker table, surprised me pretty much. If we say allegory, then Sergey Yervandovich wants to pass between the drops of liberal rain. Now I will explain. We all have heard this phrase more than once: “We left the best in the USSR and acquired the worst from the West”. If we paraphrase this famous saying a little, the Kurginyan movement wants to return all the best from the Soviet Union and attention, to take the most good and practical things from the West. Well, if everything is clear with the good things in the USSR, then what can be taken of the normal from the morally fallen West ?!
Somehow I have already published my article on the website “Military Review” [b] “Eastern Europe. The last argument of the liberals "[/ b]. Despite the stated facts and understandable things, that publication was overwhelmingly emotional. Therefore, despite the high patriotism of the resource, there were many opponents who of course recognized the decline of morality and culture in the West, as well as the credit needle, and the factor of destructiveness of the consumer society. But at the same time, they rightly pointed to the stable legal system of the West, civil society and minimal corruption. This is not about banal elections and freedom of assembly. And above all, about the eternal trump card of the liberals: “a system of restraint and balances”. Therefore, it is difficult to counterattack a liberal at once, when he writes this, I quote him:
“What can be opposed to the existing non-ideal liberal system? How is she attractive? The minimum is that it brings at least some semblance of justice, above all equality before the law. The power adjacent to Europe for the most part does not fatten, since ours do not drive 140 km / h over "oncoming", when the whole city stands in traffic jams, their children fall on the front pages of newspapers by several orders of magnitude less often, and theft and inappropriate use budget is punished at times more often.
And while we are breaking our laws, hiding behind the fact that the authorities did not comply with the same laws, then with our “special spiritual mentality” and wedging the enemies from the outside, things will not be. Regardless of the price of gas and oil "
Many more often respond to this emotionally again, something like this: “Liberalism kills our culture and spirituality”, “too high a price for such a legal order is to kill the soul in itself”,etc. Those who are more prepared again appeal to the Soviet Union, where, even without liberalism, there was order on the roads, in courts of all jurisdictions, in housing and utilities, in medicine, etc. So do I. I hope everyone read and remember the article: “Is dictatorship always bad?”
What does Sergey Kurginyan and the “Essence of Time” movement offer us ?! Before answering this question. Need to ask another. What forces and resources should be possessed to change today if not the political system, then the state course? In any textbook of political science it is written that the goal of any political party is the conquest of power in elections and the implementation of its political program. If we proceed from the fairly widespread thesis that the current political parties are with us, these are peculiar closed "joint-stock" companies, where it is difficult to find a social elevator from the bulk to the Central Political Council of the party, then no one is interested in such a change of course and style, as well as the existing palette of public life. In addition, there are things that cannot be solved within the framework of a single, even if a patriotic, opposition party. For example, some constitutional norms, the priority of international law over national, international conventions. If it is even simpler, then how to change, turn back education reform with its USE? Then the same childish question. You can collect even 10 millions of signatures against juvenile justice as a set of laws and even stop their progress. But who and how will stop the legal acts of the elements of juvenile justice, resolutions of the Cabinet of Ministers, local authorities? Remember Putin: "torture the dust to swallow." Try, run after every anti-people act. After all, it is not necessary to conduct everything through laws in the State Duma, where it is vulnerable. If there is a country's course to "imitate" the West, then the question is only in the choice of a tool. You can take an abstract program with a noble name, and under it you can already line up anti-people "NPA". After all, nobody changed the course of the state? However, with the course, little is clear. In a broad sense, this is not only a foreign policy movement, I think this is clear to everyone? Just with the outside, everything is clear and correct - the CU, and with access to the Eurasian Union. That with the inner is not clear at all. He is still Western in spirit.
The movement "The Essence of Time" led by Kurginyan offers for this, you will not believe - liberal mechanisms. However, the term “liberal mechanisms” still needs to be understood. There are, for example, the term and concept democracy. Where he came from and what it means, I think it is not necessary to explain. Let us dwell on the shortest and simplest understanding that this is the power of the people. With liberalism more difficult. Someone thinks that he was "soiled" by the so-called neoliberals, and that in the original understanding and meaning, its definition is harmless. Using the example of Western Europe and the USA, we are convinced that the classic expression: “my freedom ends where I restrict the freedom of another person” stopped working at the beginning of 2000's. It was in those years that another, equally meaningful definition of “tolerance” began to gain weight. Since then, the expression “the majority must (read) must observe the rights of a minority” is popular, thereby contradicting the entire ancient pleiad of philosophers debating the notion of democracy. I do not make this insightful excursion in order to once again sprinkle ashes on my head and “curse” postmodernism. And so that you, dear colleagues and comrades on the “military review” website, helped me to clarify the question: “Is a civil and democratic movement possible in Russia, but with a patriotic and even a left, and not with a liberal bias? Is it possible to put an equal sign between liberalism and civil society? If not, how thin and durable is this edge? When the phrase “civil society” or “civil law” is mentioned, an image of Navodvorskaya, Latynina, Kasparov, etc. immediately appears. And again, before answering this question, you need to look at what Sergey Kurginyan offers.
During one of the speeches of Sergey Kurginyan (“the meaning of the game” program cycle), the concept of free civil territoryas one of the approaches constituting civil action. These are some “zones” that are free in the intellectual, spiritual and moral sense, and more generally free in the patriotic sense. As a person who was involved in creating “consumer societies” in Ukraine, or simply “cooperatives,” I will tell you that such decisions and actions will have far-reaching consequences for Russian society. In essence, this is the birth of a civil revolution. Since the current legislation that Russia, Ukraine, was written in 90-s by "friends" from the USA and imbued with a liberal spirit, it is "doomed" to success. No one can stop it and stop it. I'll explain why. One of the reasons is political. The current government in the Russian Federation has always declared that it treats the Soviet past and values with respect, it is even legally enshrined. Namely, in the form of the status of the successor of the USSR. It is hard for me to imagine that the leadership of United Russia would go against the core of its electorate: retirees, workers, military, and simply patriots. On the other hand, the reaction of the West and the USA in particular, which always advocate the development of rights and freedoms in Russia, will be interesting. It is hard to imagine how the White House administration will support the crackdown and defeat by Putin of a growing civil movement, even if it is of a leftist and patriotic nature or vice versa. Although nothing can be ruled out. The second reason is legal and legislative. We are all used to seeing how marginal liberal rallies, actions and movements, including the notorious 31, are dispersed. But Sergey Kurginyan in his last speeches focuses on civil actions. And this is forgive, not quite familiar to us rallies and actions. What is this? And these are friends and colleagues, maybe group statements from parents of schoolchildren to the local education department, and these are claims of citizens of one or even several social groups, and these are mass civil initiatives in local authorities.
To make it completely clear what we are dealing with. One small fact. Kurginyan supporters are planning, or rather are already preparing to implement the concept "Charter School", "Charter Education". This is for those who do not want experiments with their child in the field of sex education and other pedagogical methods and techniques of the Ministry of Education in a secondary school. This is for those who do not want the school psychologist to see the picture of your child, where the mom and you dad in the picture will be more and in the spotlight than your child, do not call the guardianship. In France, these functions are performed by Catholic schools. For the elite of the West, private schools. And S. Kurginyan proposes this on a general basis and is legally justified. Someone will say that this is a parallel world for the country. However, remember what I wrote above, namely the inability today to change the course of the state even within the framework of one political force. As they say a forced measure. Will there be success in Russia in the field of charter schools? This is what Sergey Yervandovich himself says about this:
“... So, my dear, dear ones, the charter law: everyone has the right to the proportion of public funds allocated to the child! If two hundred, one hundred, or as many people as needed, charters collected and want to go to a school free from dirty tricks, no one has the right to interfere with them! And this is state money, so here, in charter, the principle of private, rich schools, and the principle of schools for the poor are equalized. Moreover, they have the right not only to a share relying on a child (and no one can withdraw this share from a child, no one can transfer it to the mother’s or father’s cottages) - this is given to the child to eat, to drink I had textbooks so that he would have a rest, and if his parents are still disadvantaged (in alcohol, for example), this does not mean that they cannot transfer money in this way ... ”
But what Sergey Kurginyan says about Civil territories:
"... We are creating a civilian territory, and on this civilian territory there will be a mass of other schools, yes, with developed programs, with a return to the Soviet – Russian tradition, with clearing all of this from moral evil, with such a suppression of attempts to shove children drugs and other that everyone will be frightened and everyone will move away from these schools, very far. Then civil action and civil protest will be united.
We do not delegate to the citizens everything. We perfectly understand the functions of the state, we sacredly honor the principle of a great centralized state and territorial integrity, we perfectly understand what a great army is, everything like that, we perfectly understand what a frame structure is, but if you need it to be in a reasonable condition even 5 years, we CAN'T put an entire generation in the hands of hidden or explicit juveniles for these 5 years. And also all the others. And bring yourself to protest .... "
Several years ago, Kurginyan, in one of his speeches, namely in the video entitled: "Kurginyan finish off Syria, Iran, and two years later for Russia " It directly states to the teaching staff and students of the Lebedev Physical Institute that in order to overcome the negative scenario for the Russian Federation, we need a supporting class, which must clear out the elite. See how it should be with 23 minutes, but for a complete and correct understanding of the picture, watch the video completely. I refer you to this video for a reason, since it is there that the alternative to “civilian territories” is shown, are you ready for this alternative? Let everyone ask themselves about it.
Now I want to return to the title of the article: "Sergey Kurginyan on the way to the USSR between drops of liberal rain ?!" Why so? Firstly, due to the choice of tools. One can discuss endlessly what is more here - a liberal or democratic approach, and a dry, impartial lawyer generally sees only a purely legal aspect in this matter. But for a wide audience, I repeat, the concept of “civil society” is perceived as a typically liberal principle, naturally characteristic of the West. But even if it is dry to approach this problem without emotions, in fact, Sergey Kurginyan offers elements, a little bit, of the same Anglo-Saxon law. However, this statement is easily disputed, since the self-organization of the population is not a sign of Western law. Such nuances and maneuvers are very important, especially in the light of the struggle of the “Essence of Time” movement with juvenile justice, as a product of their legal system. One way or another, Anglicisms were voiced, examples from Western closed schools, too. Is it good or bad? History teaches us that weapon the enemy, and in our case the organization of the legal life of Western society, can and should be used for good. The main thing is not to go through the lifestyle and values. Secondly, there is probably already a rhetorical question: how exhausted are other methods and techniques for returning to the socialist and Soviet way of life? Is the whole choice really reduced to the institution of fanatics and support groups or to the notorious “civil territories”? And thirdly, and very important, too, doesn’t Sergey Yervandovich open the Pandora’s box? Namely, does the “track” for schools “madrasas”, and for especially liberal centers and LGBT territories, be? The very idea and principle deserves deep respect and system analysis, reflection. Sergey Kurginyan, as he himself admits, is building a movement on the basis of network structures, a la "Muslim Brotherhood." My personal and purely subjective opinion is that he relies on the majority, which so far remembers what the USSR is and are some hidden carriers of his ideas. Thus, it is possible at the expense of just such a majority, and it is planned to turn the state course of the country to a more natural than Western one. If so, then there is a chance. But it is worth remembering that the majority of it is painfully unsteady, imbued with the spirit of consumption. And the minority is the opposite - creative, mobile and often monolithic. Therefore, followers of the movement "The Essence of Time" should be ready that the liberals will peck at them for the similarity of certain principles, smear and even publicly offer cooperation. In addition, given the development of mechanisms for the implementation of the "new" left-wing ideas through civil institutions, plagiarism and sheer discredit are not excluded.
I do not know if the Kremlin’s project is Kurginyan, but the fact that we lack this kind of conceptual discussion is a fact. Hence, Serdyukov, and Smetanov, etc. We love to criticize "House-2", but essentially discussing the case of the ex-Minister of Defense, we are no different from those who discuss the stars of the TV project. Let's get to the root, friends.