“Since you like the GULAG so much, and get in there! .. It would have passed once by the Kolyma tract, it would have started singing differently! .. The author is a classic example of a rabid self-hater. A nasty blizzard that pours from his brain ... "And so on.
But I did not write that I like the Gulag, that it was not cruel! I like the development of the country - and the fact that during the GULAG its growth rates were the greatest for our entire history, there is a fact! And for this, according to the "progressive" public, should I be planted? “To give,” as one brave man said under his anonymous cap, “give him a fortune!” Well, then the fans of the crucified Christ and the blind Homer should then be crucified and blind - if the cross and blindness were included in the set with the acts of their idols?
By the will of fate, the Gulag entered the package with our greatest accomplishments. And there is something to ponder; and yelping with dog malice to a genuinely written blood, but the great page of our Book of Genesis - is this the way forward?
The gulag, where the innocent were languishing, is of course evil. But life is generally full of evil; and death, which is inseparable from her, is evil, but this is not a reason to end it and not to give birth to children at all! And in that article it was about a complex link between good and evil, freedom and non-freedom: how to choose the least of the evils? And this choice is not as simple as it seems to our hurray democrats: just to score a stake in the evil Stalin - then good, you see, will rise by itself!
There is nothing in the world itself, and narrow-headed drift often leads to even more evil. In the now free Russia, the prisoners, including the innocents, became no less, and the number of exterminated and broken by crime and homeless lives was more than in the GULAG! But this, according to the democratic doctrine, is not a crime, not a sin - and so, innocent costs. Nobody wanted this, "it happened" - and there is nobody to ask for it. Well, and the gulag - an intentional evil! And the fact that, on its basis, great fruits have grown, as in the times of Grozny and Peter, for the current pathologically fruitless welfarers, this is not the case.
But according to this logic, the surgeon who cuts across the living, causing pain to the body is a villain, and surgery is a crime! But people, thank God, judge doctors not for the bloody intervention in the liver, but in fact saved by life and health. When it comes to the democrat's personal skin, he understands that perfectly. But it only comes to the life and health of a nation, a country — the indicated dialectic at once excludes his mind!
Of course, no one wants to go under the surgeon’s knife, this is an extreme case, but if he has come, there is no place to go. And the GULAG became for us such an extreme case as a result of the terrible economic and human devastation caused by the civil war. She, with all her mutual hatred, was the result of a wild injustice in Tsarist Russia, where alone, the bar, everyone had no difficulty; others, bent on those backs - nothing. For a number of reasons - the fascist threat, for which reflection it was necessary to tear the veins on industrial fronts, and much more, about which, again, our top Democrats do not want to know.
Yes, during the GULAG there were torments and deprivations - but they were not in vain, they were generic torments, which, by honor, should be worshiped, having done everything so that they would not be wasted! But we, having sat down on the poisoned democratic hook, hated them so much that we let the country born in them into the wind. At the same time, the bitter sufferings themselves, which have not been reduced in total, have only gained from us the excuse that this is not all for the sake of some White Sea Canals and Magnitogorsk, but “it happened”.
But is this really a consolation for mothers whose children were killed “just like that” with the onset of our dashing freedom? ” Let someone stigmatize me for “justifying a bloody GULAG,” say such a mother: “Hurray! Your son did not fall for Stalin, not for the Motherland, but you live for good! ”As you can, why not give up on the light of the past, don't hear this motherly howl, which will no longer give birth, except for the sobs themselves, nothing!
They write to me: “Only a free person in a free society can become a true creator!” But this is only good intentions written by forks on water; I wrote about what was and what is. Our country in the Gulag was far ahead of the whole world, even in what seemed to be incompatible with the whipping system - but here you are!
How much do we know the great, modern Stalin era composers all over the world? I will not name more than four: Stravinsky, Villa-Lobos, Britten - and with the stretch of Nino Rota. How many were under Stalin in one of our countries? Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Sviridov, Khachaturian - these are only the largest. Khrennikov, who worked in the same film niche as Roth, with his masterpieces “Like a nightingale about a rose”, “Why is my heart so agitated”, “Lullaby” from “The Hussar Ballad” - definitely beats up his colleague. But besides this, the most, from the indicated epoch, performed to this day in the world of the five, we didn’t count other classical creators: Glier, Myaskovsky, Shaporin, Kabalevsky, Boris Tchaikovsky ... Such a placer from the “Stalin overcoat” sleeve, of which there is no equal it was on the whole planet!
To say, as it is now accepted, that they all worked “in spite of”, that they were subjected to harassment - to godlessly lie or not to know the subject at all. They lived and worked in such prosperity, with such medicine that they did not dream of Bach and Beethoven. But the main thing for them was different: their symphonies and operas, which are very expensive to perform, sounded and discussed in the widest possible way. They were praised and awarded the highest prizes and awards, and cursed too - but who in the world did not blame?
Tchaikovsky's “Sleeping Beauty” during his lifetime was called colorless, his 5 th symphony, one of the top ten in the world, is hard to fail at the thought of which! Contemporaries booed Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov, Beethoven's violin concerto was declared unenforceable ... Such are the vicissitudes of any creative destiny - and there is no cross for those who beat Stalin for criticizing our composers who rolled around him like cheese in oil!
That poor fellow Schubert was really unlucky: none of his symphonies, including the greatest ones, 5 and 8, “Unfinished,” were performed during his lifetime. Bach died in poverty, there was nothing to bury; Beethoven is the same. But the biggest unfortunate, if you dig the story of the persecution of the creators, befell Bizet. His opera "Carmen", number one today, critics friends announced a vulgar copy of the common folk rehash. Why 36-year-old author, put all his spirit into these notes, came down and died three months after the premiere. That's really really hunted to death!
And Shostakovich just once, among all praise, cursed at Pravda - and for the cause: for the confusion and formalism of his opera Katerina Izmailova. Stalin himself scolded - and to the point that Shostakovich, having thrown this formalism, instead of "controversial" music, began to write the already indisputable, such symphonies, from which the world shook! And this is baiting? It is the creator’s dream to have a critic with such a sensitive ear in the person of the head of the country; for this, all of our creators, in spite of the hard sometimes beatings from a tyrant, he was idolized!
Here is a paradox: that Stalin's lack of freedom engendered the greatest freedom of creativity, not only in music, but also in other arts, and in science. And our present freedom will give birth to one slavish ignorance; and people who think they are free can really not give a damn about each other on the Internet!
Our democratic column would be best to beat Stalinism, hated by it, as they say, with a positive example - through its greater achievements. But they don’t exist at all, instead such rubbish is rubbed into the minds: but now we live right, and if we had achievements in the GULAG, we did it on the wrong basis! .. This would be told to our summer women: they say that they don’t grow tomatoes like that, but she damned them; the other is like that, but unfortunately without harvest. To laugh they raised b!
Here another exposer from the same column writes: “You're lying, Roslyakov, about the Gulag and about our scientists that the Gulag went to their advantage. Korolev died on the operating table due to a throat injury in the gulag, and how many more scientists have rotted this camp! The highest abomination in relation to the ruined souls is to justify the dictator and his savage form of government. ”
It sounds like a beautiful, pathos - but well, so indifferent to the even greater abomination of today, destroying even more souls under this tru-la-la: "Freedom is better than unfreedom!" We really don’t know how many creators were ruined by the Gulag - and, perhaps, by some. But how many have spawned! And we know them, we know their great breakthroughs in space, aviation, literature, painting - but where is their equal number under present freedom? The dictator Stalin was so rotting the color of the nation that we had more of that color with him than in any other country!
The fact that he once scolded - and rightly - Shostakovich, leads our democracy, rested in the denunciation of the past, in anger and rage with the trembling of the hamstrings. But no grief of his contemporaries doesn’t bother her at all - except for the cases when it is possible to indulge in TV drama with someone’s drama pulled out of life. “I feel good - and that's that, and someone else's grief is fie,” - this was the moral code of our, now free, and from any conscience of the country.
Back in the unfree, I somehow went on a business trip to a remote Siberian village, where the director of the state farm deprived the couple of pensioners of mowing, as their son who worked at the farm was killed. It is indicative that the letter about this was not even lawlessness - heartlessness forced the editorial staff to send a correspondent for a long journey. And I didn’t have time to leave there, as the old people were reimbursed, and the directors soothed "for inhumanity to the people."
Already in our days, once in the same land, I stumbled upon a gang of villains who caught hungry girls, put them on a needle and turned them into prostitutes. But the publication of this has not caused a slight ripple on the brow of officials, human rights activists, priests: they say, you fools are to blame! Themselves themselves - but a nation with a ruined soul and conscience will inevitably die!
Yes, hayat something - also a matter: before you build a new one, we must prove the worthlessness of the old. But our vitiyas are boiling, they have done nothing: for more than a quarter of a century, with these haikas, we didn’t even bind ourselves with a new screw, nuts — completely switching to Chinese hardware! And just the democratic compartment took over from our multifaceted past only one this line: to give our opponent a two-piece!
How can you build a future with such eyes blindly filled with hatred of the past? Yes, the past, our only pride now, can be trampled like that - judging by the introduction of the brainless anti-Stalinist doctrine into the hearts, somehow it turns out. But to create something new in this way is incredible.
“Freedom is better than non-freedom!” - our most fruitless liberal pseudo-president said to the stupid enslaved to the free-dumb stupids. The slogan is not only hypocritical in his mouth, but also incorrect in essence, especially cynical with regard to the suddenly “so simple” army of today's orphans, these “children of freedom”.
This freedom in general is no better than the lack of freedom, and sometimes, as our current example shows, much worse. Here we must distinguish: freedom for something - and freedom from something; freedom of action - or hollow words. Under Stalin, we had boundless freedom of action, cast in the mass of the affairs created under him. And now - the freedom to do nothing, just steal and turn potential mothers of the country into fruitless prostitutes. At the same time, human blood was about the same extent, apparently written to us as a race, as it was then flowing, and it is still pouring now. Only now in other ways - and not in health, but for the rest of the country's indigenous population, which is melting before our eyes.