Why was feminism born in Europe, but neither in Asia nor in South America is it, although there are significantly more women? Why have houses in Germany been built of half-timbered houses a thousand years ago — that is, of a mixture of all kinds of waste? Why did the Europeans "discover" the whole world for themselves, starting with Columbus, who went "for the Indians", and the world did not open Europe? Why is Europe the birthplace of all man-hating ideologies — racism, Nazism, and anti-Semitism? Why did Britain come up with the first concentration camp during the Anglo-Boer War at the end of the 19th century? Half a century before the GULAG. And why did she, the first famine in the same century, reduce the indigenous population of Ireland by half? Have you ever thought about it, reader, when it comes to your mind to join the EU?
Holodomor in Ireland. Organized "good old England"
And somehow all these questions came to me at the same time, and they stood up in order, overlapping the heads of question marks.
But first, an episode of twenty-five years ago. Summer 1988 of the year. After the second year of university, I was called to the Soviet Army. The one whose aggression frightened the West. At the end of the course, the young fighter had something like an interview. The company commander asked one of the soldiers: “Do you want to serve in the guard company?” “I want to,” the fighter answered. “Why?” “I love weaponcomrade senior lieutenant. When I take the machine, I feel a terrible force. I am just waiting for the Party to give the order to go and conquer this damned Europe and destroy the exploitative capitalist world! Ready to walk all the way to the Atlantic. ”
This soldier by the name of Karas, was born, like me from Kiev, was a horseman, the size of which was a little inferior to the superpopular then Schwarzenegger. But the company commander and zampolit, having heard the humorous "aria of Karas", did not take him to him. For two years he served as a soldier in a gymnasium - he used a brush to mark up the basketball and volleyball courts. This case perfectly demonstrates why neither Russia, nor the Soviet Union, nor, especially, Ukraine never went and would not go on an aggressive campaign to the West. And why the West regularly went to Russia on such trips. FIRST!
If our troops found themselves in Europe, then only striking back. We are not aggressive towards her. This Europe has always provoked our defensive response. And then the Russian Cossacks walked around Paris, and the Soviet Tanks - in Berlin.
At the military department in front of the army, I was taught for a year that the main type of battle for us was the offensive. But there was no offensive spirit in 1988 in the Soviet Army. I vouch for her ordinary stock. As a joke, I even told our officers: “You gathered us to eat here, sr ... and cleaned up after you. And you all serve in the firm conviction that the Third World will never begin. ” The officers laughed: "You understand everything correctly, student!"
After all of us together dissolved the Soviet Union, I ran across Europe and realized how small it is. In the morning you leave Kiev by car, and for dinner the next day, Poland, Germany, Austria are behind you, and you yourself are in Italy. And in the evening you can be in France. To conquer this “postage stamp”, pasted on the globe, is easier than ever if you are Attila and you got it. Figuratively speaking, trample horses with hoofs or wind on tank tracks. But they didn’t trample and wind, because they felt sorry for her, mean.
But Europe itself rarely regretted anyone. Precisely because it is small. And it means evil! There is such an experiment: if two rats, a male and a female, are placed in a cage the size of a square meter, they will breed exponentially. And even if these swarming rodents are given plenty of food and drink, they will arrange a war of mutual annihilation. For the territory. Each rat simply tears away the roof from constant friction about its own kind.
Little Europe is just such a rat. It first exhausted its natural resources one and a half thousand years ago - when the Roman Empire collapsed. We admire the Roman roads and aqueducts that have been preserved throughout Europe. But for their sake it was necessary to cut down the forests of present-day Italy and France. Construction required a huge amount of fixing wood. They also heated wood. An array of Roman citizens needed to be fed and entertained. At one point, it all ended. And forests, and gladiators in the arenas, and the Romans, capable of catching them. After all, citizens who are capable of actions died in numerous wars, and in Rome there were only cowards and perverts, very reminiscent of our urban alcoholics and drug addicts.
If you knew what it is from! And it looks so beautiful
Barbarians from the North and East - Germans and Huns - inherited a fairly used continent. Here is the answer to why an ordinary German in the XNUMXth century built his house from half-timbered houses. Not of stone, not of brick, not of wood, like our ancestors are Slavs who had plenty of forests, but according to the first ersatz technology. "Fachwerk", literally translated - "house-cage." The cage frame was built of wood, which was already in short supply. And the gaps were filled with anything - clay, straw, cobblestones, bricks and even, sorry, dried cow shit. All this was beautifully painted, flowers under the window - and come, godfather, to admire. Welcome to our half-timbered Frankfurt! God, how it burned, it's five hundred year old cow shit (verily historical!) when the Anglo-American bombed him aviation in the second world! It so burned that even the first firestorm in human history was recorded at the same time in Hamburg.
Land in Europe is pathologically inadequate. Everywhere - Baron on Baron. Everything is divided, measured, recorded, mortgaged and re-mortgaged. Hence the craving for long-distance wanderings with selfish interest. The Japanese did not care about Europe. The Chinese too. The blacks in Africa lived like children in paradise - they ate each other and were fed from that. And it is interesting to Europeans where that bad lies. Where the black man runs unsupervised or the Chinese have gotten in excess rice that can be removed from him in exchange for opium.
Each other on their heads. Pictures by Pieter Bruegel (1525 — 1569) clearly demonstrate that 500 was overcrowded Europe already years ago.
Columbus suffered to India from hunger, but not from thirst of distant wanderings. All three ships on his expedition are rented. One was financed by Spanish Jews. The other two - the king and greedy grants, in the present - the oligarchs. And hunger stood in Spain, as in Buchenwald. It was possible to feel the ridge through the skin of the belly of the proud hidalgo. Remember this Spanish writer - Arturo Perez Riverte? And his cycle of novels about captain Alatriste? Among the heroes of this cycle is a certain poet - Francisco de Quevedo. Character - not invented. Such a poet existed in reality. Born in 1580. He died in 1645. From grief to the Spanish reality. He also wrote a novel - "The history of the rascal named Don Pablos." One of the first European novels. With a typical European hero - scammer.
The heroes of this book never gorge. No other writer has more impressive pictures of hunger. Don Pablos goes to study in a closed boarding house and discovers that there is no toilet in principle. For uselessness. When a hapless student asks "from one long-time inhabitant of these places where the latrine is located," he gets the answer: "I don't know; in this house it is not. You can relieve yourself only once, as long as you are here in the teaching, anywhere, for I have been here for two months now, and I did it only on the day when I came here, that's how you are today, and because that he had dinner at home the night before. " Every now and then the author writes: "Dinner was postponed for the morning." Or: "If someone ate something, it is only my lice with my sinful flesh." And stuff like that.
Notice, at the time of writing the novel Columbus for more than a hundred years he discovered America. In Spain, there is a flow of gold from the colonies. And there is nothing to eat anyway. And across the country, crowds of unemployed nobles roam, like Don Pablos, and are looking for something to dine. And they are dressed in solid rags: "Silk stockings could not be called stockings, for they descended from their knees down only on four fingers, the rest was covered by boots."
Beggars. Another picture of Bruegel about the "beautiful European civilization"
Yes, this is a literary hyperbole. But all of Spain, with the exception of the top, recognized itself in these heroes. She also rarely dined and constantly altered the old clothes, gaping gaps in her pants and camisoles. That is why it was easy to find soldiers for mercenary armies in Europe. In the army (but only during the war!) At least fed and clothed. Thank God, even though the wars in Europe were long. That Centennial, then Thirty Years.
Everything makes sense and reason. Why, for example, in Europe there were so many knightly orders, where each knight was a monk at the same time, and not a single one in Russia? Why did Orthodox priests have the right to marry, and Catholic celibacy - the vow of celibacy? As they observed it, we guess. But neither the family nor the children and the knight-monk, and the Catholic priest could not start. And the answer lies on the surface. It's all about limited resources. Some men deliberately prevented from reproducing. Where to go to the second son in a noble family? The first will inherit the father's estate. And second? Or the third? They are one way. The monks, the Order of the Knights Templar, the priests, the mercenaries with the theoretical hope of starting a family if he survives or does not pick up a sexually transmitted disease during the campaigns. In Russia and Ukraine, on the contrary, any estate was divided into all sons. Earth is in bulk! And it was possible to expand to the south to the Black Sea, and to the east - up to the Pacific Ocean. That is why our priests are well-fed and married. With a clearly marked sin of gluttony sticking out from under the cassock.
But, despite the massive epidemics and endless wars, despite even emigration to the New World opened by Columbus, the population of Europe still grew at a gigantic pace. From 1800 to 1913, it almost tripled in the year, reaching 458 a million people. This jump occurred before the eyes of only three generations. And there was no end in sight. The average annual increase in the UK was 13,2 per thousand. In Germany - 7,4. Europe was overpopulated with sexually mature young people who did not know which altar to put on.
In the 1798 year, just on the eve of this latest population explosion, that is, the mass production of "extra people", the meticulous English priest Thomas Malthus published his "Experience about the law of population". According to Malthus, the unrestrained growth of the human population could only be stopped by wars, epidemics and famine.
The great Malthus said that it was necessary to "reduce" the Europeans
Malthus, with his terrible warnings, was ignored, and having sex without contraceptives, who had a sheep-gut look in those naive times, did not become less. But during the life of the author, “The Essay on the Law of Population” sustained six editions, which indicated the relevance of the topic! The truth of Malthus was brilliantly proven in practice as a result of two world wars of the 20th century.
Their main reason is the lack of a place in life for two generations of young people in Germany, Great Britain, France and Italy. They found it under Sedan and Verdun, in the cold waves of the Atlantic, in the sands of North Africa and on the boundless Russian plains up to the Volga. The losses of Europeans in percentage terms were terrible. Yesterday, men in Europe were abundant. And on the day of victory - already a deficit. For the first time, women began to occupy men's places - and not only in production, but also in ... the bed.
There is such a German-language novel by World War I veteran Joseph Roth, a Jewish youth from Brody in present-day Western Ukraine. The plot of it is as follows. The main character - an officer of the Austro-Hungarian army - marries in the early days of the war. But instead of the wedding night goes to the front. When he returns to Vienna from Russian captivity after four years, he discovers that his wife has become a lesbian and lives with a friend, but does not want to know her husband. Such a fun book. But with sad humor. She perfectly explains what modern feminism grew from. From the banal lack of men. In nature, it also happens. Of the two cats left without a male, one after some time begins to portray the "cat". How can, of course. That is, extremely unconvincing.
Britain showed the highest population growth in the 19th century. Therefore, on her conscience and the first artificially organized famine - in Ireland. It happened in 1845 — 1849. Serfdom still existed in Russia, and each landowner was obliged to distribute bread to the peasants during lean years. And in Ireland, the peasants were "personally free." Only without land. They rented it from the British nobility who seized this country in the 17th century. The basis of the simple Irish diet was potatoes. But because of the poor harvest there was nothing. And respectable Englishmen still demanded rent - after all, we have a legal state, where each side must fulfill its obligations! A quarter of the population of Ireland as a tongue lick. According to various estimates, from half to one and a half million people at once. The consequences were even worse. The Irish from such an agrarian policy began to massively flee to America. There are exact numbers. If in 1841, Ireland was inhabited by a little more than 8 million people, then in 1901 - only 4,5 million! How do you enjoy the pleasure of living under state administration with the first parliament in the world, and even in Europe?
But that is not all. Next Saturday, I will tell you who invented the first concentration camp, why Nazism is the most European of all ideologies, and why Ukraine will never become a member of the European Union.