Drunk on the beach
One of the main ways of waging information war is the creation of "stamps". A propaganda stamp is the formation of a persistent prejudice about someone or something. Stamps can be both positive (we are invincible) and negatively charged (all enemies are reptiles, and there are no good or even just normal people among them). Once having chosen and fulfilled a certain stamp, the propaganda service starts stupidly and stubbornly driving it into the consciousness of the target group - that’s what it is.
Propaganda services do not work on trifles. Their target audience is the population of entire states and even groups of states. In order to successfully “stamp” stamps into the collective consciousness of such numerous and diverse groups, it is necessary to use a very wide range of means - the Internet, radio, television, newspapers, magazines ... One and the same stamp sounds in all modes. From frankly prostetskogo obscene revelations favorite commoners to the Pharisees howl professors in sociology and political science. Even the Reich Minister of propaganda of Nazi Germany, Ph.D. Joseph Goebbels formulated one of the foundations of the information war - “a lie repeated a thousand times becomes true.”
And so, one of the brightest and most durable stamps of the West about Russians - Russians drink! If Russian, then surely a dolt and an alcoholic.
According to the global report of the World Health Organization, the recorded consumption of pure alcohol per capita in Russia is 11,03 l / year. This puts it right on the 21-place in the world, far beyond: 1. Czech Republic (14,97), 3. Estonia (13,77), 4. Ireland (13,39), 5. France (13,30), 7. Austria (12,60), 9. Hungary (12,27) 10. Slovenia (12,19), 11. Lithuania (12,03), 13. Germany (11,81), 15. Great Britain (11,67) and a number of other states.
In addition to official data on sales of alcoholic beverages, WHO takes in the report some “unrecorded consumption” (exactly as recorded in the WHO official report graphs “unaccounted consumption”), thanks to which Russia rises from 21-o to 4-about a place with 15,76 l / year for: 1. Moldavia (18,22), 2. Czech Republic (16,45) and 3. Hungary (16,27). This “unrecorded” amount is taken into account by NGOs and NGOs that are just looking to present Russia as badly as possible to the world. The subversive activities of these NGOs and NGOs against Russia and the Slavs are well known. Here we will not describe it in detail. Just note that in addition to all the other nastiness, the enemy NGOs and NGOs purposefully and so far very successfully support the “alcohol stamp” about Russia and the Russians.
Considering the uncertainties of accounting for “unrecorded consumption” and the openly hostile attitude of NPOs towards Russia, and NGOs operating on its territory, let’s take the arithmetic average from 4-o and 21-o. We get that in terms of alcohol consumption Russia really is somewhere on the 12-m - 13-m place in the world. It is definitely out of the top ten and far beyond many countries, members of the European Union.
Now let us take a closer look at those who so love to teach us and mock us. In order not to accuse us of bias, we will quote the statement of the British Ambassador to Sofia John O'Shaunessy about the incidents with Her Majesty's filed in Bulgaria in 2012: 24 people died, 25 were admitted to hospitals and 29 more were provided with medical assistance. Separately, 20 Britons lost their passports and 9 were arrested by the Bulgarian police. Two of the latter for sexual assault are attempted rape.
The cause of all the listed incidents was alcohol abuse.
The distance from London to Sofia is 2249 km. The airports in the seaside resorts of Varna and Burgas are a few hundred kilometers less. So why do English tourists fly across Europe to Bulgaria? To get acquainted with the rich culture of the most ancient state in the EU, which over the years of its existence has not changed its name even once? To rest from the heart on sunny beaches near the Black Sea? No, just to get drunk with angry cheap alcohol.
And the British do not drink like all normal people, but in their very specific, predatory manner. Faster one or two glasses in one bar and go to the next. Then in the third, fifth, tenth ... In English, this is blast ... the crap is called "pub crawl", in translation - "walking around the taverns". Liberasty and Western worshipers say “pub crawl”. In general, "crawl" is a style of swimming. But the sociocultural realities of modern Europe are quickly creating new words. The Oxford English Dictionary (The Oxford English Dictionary) has long included the "pub crawl" in the list of idiomatic expressions. We, the dark Slavs, still grow and grow to the height of the modern European, with an apology, "culture".
It is easy to guess that the "pub crawl" is a collective exercise. After all, a single "excursionist in taverns" will very quickly come to life. And so goes the gang of drunken English hooligans at the Bulgarian resort and destroys everything in its path - banks, rubbish bins, sign sheets and in general everything that falls under their drunken hands, and legs.
Every Bulgarian would immediately shabby police baton on the body and head, even for a tenth of what the English hooligans were doing. And for half of their tricks the Bulgarians are judged for hooliganism, committed with particular audacity. But things are different with tourists. First, these are from a different state, and the state is the eldest “brother” in the NATO and EU bloc. Secondly, the British spend money in the country, which, according to Bulgarian standards, is considered considerable. Therefore, in Bulgaria, tourists are not beaten and arrested only in the most extreme cases, when they commit outright crimes.
In addition, wherever there is demand, there are also offers. If English tourists like “pub crawl”, then they will be “pub crawl”. It is only necessary to protect the rest of the tourists and the infrastructure of the resort from drunken scumbags. So Bulgarian tour operators hire private security companies in order to safely hold the pub crawl. Organization of the event looks like the escort of hanged men. It is deeply incomprehensible to normal people what kind of pleasure it is to get drunk before the pig squeal and go under guard in full view of the whole world. But here, as they say, everyone has their own entertainment. After all, the taste and color of comrades is not. Bulgarians are not so stupid as to allow English tourists to harm others. The pub crawl is safe and lossless. Unless the patient who has lost patience, the security guard smacks the edge of the palm along the back or neck of the client who was soothed. But it does not count. Go remember the morning when and how exactly you got this or that bruise on your body.
The problems begin when the drunken Englishmen return to their hotel. The hotel management counts drunken guests brought under escort and sends "tavern-goers" to rest in their rooms. Those who have taken lethal doses of alcohol, they fall asleep and do not wake up. Or suffocate their own vomit. Even worse, when they are drunk start jumping into the hotel’s pools from the window and balconies of their rooms. Some end up in the pool, others break their arms and legs against its walls, and still others flatten their bones very far from water. Sometimes drunk hooligans grab the weakest and most defenseless in the pack and throw him out of the balcony or from the window. In theory, the victim should be in the pool. But go and get in the pool with a living human body. Especially if everything in the pack is drunk, and the victim squeals, wriggles, scratches and bites.
Balconing. "Athlete" jumps voluntarily
The Bulgarian police and the hotel unnecessary problems to anything. One corpse is enough for them. Bulgarian policemen write in the act of investigating the incident, “He (he) jumped out (a) from the balcony (window) in a state of intoxication,” and that's it. If the British are interested, let them understand the circumstances of the death of one or another citizen. After all, in order to establish the true perpetrators of the incident, it is necessary to arrest everyone, send them to different cells and interrogate everyone “with passion” until someone breaks. With all the ensuing problems with the British Embassy and public opinion in England. Do we need it? We have enough of our problems, let the British themselves deal with their problems.
In all normal countries, this type of incident is considered utterly stupid and savage murder. But Britain itself has its own concepts of "normality." After all, they are allowed by law with 2002 and are considered “normal” adoptions by gay couples. Parents are not called "dad" and "mom", because it is discrimination and a relic of backwardness and obscurantism. They are called “parent number one” and “parent number two” in order not to harm the dignity and usefulness of gay couples.
In modern English, jumping and throwing a person through balconies or windows also have a specific name - "balconing". Internet search engines give out a lot of information on the query "balconing". A kind of "sport" that is practiced after entertainment such as "pub crawl". One of the first victims of "balkinging" was a young English girl who was drugged and told friends in the apartment that she was "flying away to see the queen." Then she went out on the balcony and "flew away". Then "sport" began to gain popularity in England, and then in Spain, France, Greece and other states of the European Union. Now he has sunk to Bulgaria. According to the official statement of the British ambassador to Sofia, John O'Shaunessy, 3 out of 24 who died in Bulgaria in 2012, British citizens died as a result of “balking”. How many more arms and legs were broken for the sake of this tomfoolery is unknown. The British embassy may have some information, but they keep quiet. The Bulgarian authorities do not need to go in with persistent inquiries. But a certain percentage of jumps are successful and no statistics are taken into account at all.
But this Spaniard in the "balconies" no luck. Although he survived, and this is not enough
To warn its applicants and limit the number of deaths and accidents, the British Embassy in Bulgaria has launched a large-scale information campaign called "Holiday Hangover". In Russian it sounds something like "Hangover on rest days." Information in Bulgarian can be obtained by entering the query "vacancy mahmurluk" into a search engine. On June 10, British Ambassador John O'Shaunessy officially presented the campaign to Bulgarian tour operators and the media. As part of the campaign, English tourists will be given brochures and leaflets with a lot of "useful" information, where it is described in detail how you can and should have a safe vacation in Bulgaria.
Bulgaria is not at all dangerous, but only a free country. Here, personal freedom is much more than in the UK itself. But this freedom must also be able to enjoy. A person accustomed to incessant video surveillance and terrible police pressure, this freedom intoxicates. Departed people being outside the zone of total onslaught and state control unwind to the fullest and perish by their own stupidity.
But when the West begins to point out to us that we are “barbarians, alcoholics and dolt,” you should not be upset, and even less so - to make excuses. We drink less of them and an order of magnitude more cultured and more humane. This is easily proved by queries on the words "pub crawl" and "balconing" in any search engine. Despite the universal moral decline, we, thank God, still do not have a savage tradition of throwing defenseless members of the company from windows and balconies. And before you decide to take a walk yourself or allow the child to go out in the company of the British, you should ask if there is a pool nearby?