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Primacy primitivism

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Why does power give simple answers to difficult questions?


Primacy primitivism


My friend was promoted to the Academy of Sciences. They called from the presidium, asked to compile and bring a list of scientific works. He faithfully listed the main works. My dear lady, who accepted the documents, advised to shorten the list at least twice. He was surprised. Experienced people explained:

- Those on whom your election depends, simply will not survive such a list! They all put together, did not write so much.

One official with an enviable track record - in the rank of minister! - changes the other, with an even more brilliant biography. It struck: both are doctors of science. By God, there is no second such highly intelligent government in the world. If he hadn’t been sharpened by doubts about doctoral degrees.

In my eyes, subordinates flatteringly congratulated their boss on the highest academic rank. He accepted congratulations with dignity, recognizing his merits to science. And I remembered him as a young Komsomol secretary: he not only could not write a single line himself, but also with difficulty said the speech prepared for him in the simplest language, he stumbled over every word! He hardly read his own doctoral thesis. Is that in the hands of holding - when handed over to the academic council ...

That's what's haunted lately. All the most acute, painful and pressing questions that arise before our society are given incredibly primitive answers. Whatever happens in the country, the reaction is the same: ban, cancel, close. And instantly, without discussion and reasoning. Laws are born overnight. And it seems that this is a well thought out line, a conscious strategy worked out by the minds of anonymous, but great ones. However, if you look at those who offer these solutions, then a different conclusion suggests itself: they simply cannot offer anything else.

The authors of primitive decisions proudly refer to a high level of approval: people are happy with us, they approve of what we are doing ... And that's right! A considerable part of the population understands only such decisions.

But life is incredibly complicated. And here we recall the Marxist term - alienation. There is an alienation from the increasingly complex and gaining an unprecedented pace of the world. It breeds fear. And the frightened call sounds: do not change anything! Leave it as it is! Do not prevent us from living as our fathers and grandfathers lived! In the Islamic world, the radicals (the most obvious example is the Taliban) simply destroy what they cannot and do not want to understand. We are trying to escape from the problems that plague society. We are embraced by the desire to simplify the reality as much as possible, that is, to restore order! Which means: prohibit, disperse, punish, land. On this common ground, the chiefs agree with the population.

This is the case when the doctor and the patient have the same level of medical knowledge. The doctor does not require tests and conduct complex research, and diagnoses by eye. And prescribes drugs simple, does not delve into the scientific literature in search of new drugs. And the doctor and the patient are happy with each other. True, the doctor missed the onset of a serious illness, which over time could lead the patient to the grave. Well, this will not be revealed soon! By that time, the doctor who is giving out primitive advice may not be in his chair anymore.

In my student years I had a pretty girlfriend, a medical institute student. Cheerful in character, she seemed to have skipped everything.

- Here you will receive a diploma, the sick will come to you, but you know nothing. How will you treat them? - I asked.

She was going to become an obstetrician-gynecologist. I knew that I wouldn't need her profile specialists, and this история seemed funny. But when my wife became pregnant and went to the doctor, I thought with horror: would she get to my girlfriend ...

Classes did not skip it alone. Yesterday's shirkers got to high posts. Surely occupy the top chair. And they place their people everywhere, guided by the obvious principle: the subordinate should not be smarter than the boss. And it is noticeable.

Surviving in the administration environment and moving up the career ladder is not easy. Requires a special predisposition to existence in the hardware world and years of training. In the apparatus, discipline and obedience are prized above all. The hierarchy of ranks is inviolable, as in the army. Few people tolerate independent subordinates. As a rule, attempts to express their own opinion are stopped.

This army of officials makes key decisions and determines the course of the country. Discussions, unbiased analysis, real criticism, in general, they do not accept any free-thinking. Most satisfied with the role of performers, strictly enforcing the line leader.

The difficulty is to catch the boss. On the one hand, it is dangerous to do anything without the highest approval. On the other - not on every occasion, turn. May cause irritation:

“Can't you decide anything without me?” Learn to do something yourself!

The writer Andrei Platonov once remarked that not every pleasing word is liked by leaders. It is necessary that the lackey's word be sounded on time. It is not suitable if it is pronounced late, and will cause anger if expressed before the deadline. Because the most zealous sometimes get their hands on themselves and find themselves in a stupid position. They didn’t guess what the immediate boss wants at the moment ... What is fascinating is hardware training! Yesterday they told me to say one thing, today the exact opposite. No offense, no indignation! Both are pronounced with the same conviction.

Why be surprised if the cartoons of the artist Andrei Bilzho to the vigilant Yaroslavl policemen seemed to be the visible embodiment of extremism that threatens the state structure? They hear that enemies are everywhere. In tsarist times, during a search, one captain from the gendarmerie management, an equally highly educated person, studying selected literature, wrote into the protocol: "Lermontov's poem, beginning with the words" Heavenly clouds, eternal wanderers ... "- of a tendentious content."

In a rigid system, there is inevitably a deterioration of the management corps.

First, the selection criteria themselves change. The price is loyalty and readiness to execute any order, and a good professional cannot always boast of these qualities. Secondly, vigilant colleagues squeeze more capable and therefore dangerous competitors from power. Thirdly, the infantry of mass actions is claiming its share of power and privileges - those who did not disdain the rough work, who, on a signal, shouted or applauded, dispersed or carried on their hands. These people steadily climb the career ladder and set the tone in the management apparatus. A painfully familiar picture.

In late Soviet times, Academician Nikolai Inozemtsev, Director of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations, was sometimes invited to attend government meetings — it was supposed to listen to science. But when the academician took the floor, Chairman of the Council of Ministers Alexei Kosygin exasperated:

- What kind of inflation are you talking about? Inflation is when prices rise, while prices are stable. We have no inflation!

Foreigners patiently explained:

- When the population has money, and there are no goods in the shops, because they are being bought up rapidly, this is a sign of inflation. There is more money than goods ...

Kosygin interrupted academician:

- Enough with us your bourgeois stuff ...

The head of government was considered the most competent among the Soviet leaders, but his ideas about the economy were primitive.

Foreigners also spoke at the plenum of the Central Committee of the party. Convinced the country's leaders in the need for scientific and technological progress. I spoke with conviction and cleverly. The Assistant General Secretary, the caustic Andrei Alexandrov-Agents, approached:

- After your speech, it became clear that we are facing a dilemma: either to withdraw intellectuals from the Central Committee, or to make the Central Committee intelligent.

The second option was impossible. So get rid of a competent economist. Revealed in his institute dissidents. Began to build a case. Academician Inozemtsev, who went through the war - from the first to the last day! - could not resist and died overnight from a heart attack.

Today, a gifted and knowledgeable economist, without waiting for him to initiate a case, leaves the country. Where less competent colleagues are happy: what competitor have they got rid of! Now they will turn to them for advice and advice. And nothing that they do not understand the modern economy. Who will determine this now?

This is how the ubiquitous process of replacing professionals with illiterate lassies, which only the most primitive solutions to difficult problems can take.

From the head does not go seen in the capital of South Korea.

In the sixties, the river flowing through Seoul, like our Neglinka, was hidden under the ground and a high-speed road was built to cope with traffic jams. Now they have decided to return the river to the townspeople. But around the road has grown a lot of kiosks, they had to be moved. The local government held four thousand (!) Meetings with merchants, negotiating with everyone where and how he will move, so as not to harm anyone’s interests. Who needed help, got it ...

The fate of the Russian Academy of Sciences in the State Duma was easily decided in two days. And going for one.
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  1. smel
    smel 6 September 2013 07: 09
    +6
    Nothing!!! Our Minister of Defense was not related to the army, but he was an effective manager !!! So this is our tradition of appointment based on nepotism or personal devotion
    1. Civil
      Civil 6 September 2013 08: 02
      10
      This is capitalism dear friends, classic .... I immediately remembered the expression: the communists lied a lot about communism, but they spoke the truth about capitalism :-)
    2. ziqzaq
      ziqzaq 6 September 2013 08: 32
      +4
      Quote: smel
      So this is our tradition of appointment based on nepotism or personal devotion

      Yeah, I remembered an old Soviet joke:
      Any organization has:
      1. DORA - Children of Responsible Workers.
      2. ZHory - Wives of Responsible Workers.
      3. ENT SPECIALISTS - Mistresses (s) of Responsible Employees.
      4. S.U.K.I - Competent Performers Accidentally Surviving ...
    3. kris
      kris 6 September 2013 08: 37
      +6
      Quote: smel
      Nothing!!! Our Minister of Defense was not related to the army, but he was an effective manager !!! So this is our tradition of appointment based on nepotism or personal devotion

      And under Putin, this tradition reached its climax!
      I observed this at the regional level during the election. the heads of the districts of the region were clearly explained what percentage should be in the elections for Putin.
      those who managed to "count" to the required figure, received subsidies for social programs in their area, and those who did not get to say hell instead of money.
      A question for the Putinites on the website: "WHAT ELSE SHOULD THE PUTIN'S GOVERNMENT HAVE TO DESTROY FOR YOU TO UNDERSTAND WHO IS PUTIN REALLY ACTUAL? "
      1. Arberes
        Arberes 6 September 2013 09: 19
        +3
        Quote: kris
        WHO IS PUTIN REALLY? "

        I have long understood who he is. He is a hard worker! That's how the third term he rowed like a slave in a galley! And the fourth term will also swing oars.
        The only thing that worries me personally is that apart from him, well, who else does not want to work from officials or cannot?
        Pay attention, friends and colleagues have shown a picture several times already, how did a great worker poke his officials full of muzzles on the conference table and simultaneously say that we should start working?
        They sit obediently listening to him and even record something there, and then when the thunderstorm passes they begin to work and very often succeed but for some reason only in their dark affairs!
        Fucking manual control system, as I call it.
      2. Col.
        6 September 2013 10: 35
        +5
        Quote: kris
        "WHAT ELSE SHOULD THE PUTIN'S GOVERNMENT BE THREATENED FOR YOU TO UNDERSTAND WHO IS PUTIN IN REALITY?"


        Yes, in fact, there is nothing more to destroy, there are only two more or less untouched by "playful little hands" of the industry: the rocket and space industry and the Academy of Sciences. These two most powerful structures, the systems of which were laid down under Stalin, still work by inertia. But our "reformers" have already opened their insatiable jaws on them! The property of RAS does not give them rest! Aifonych said so: "We must release the leadership of the Russian Academy of Sciences from unusual functions of property management." And who should manage THEIR property? Effective managers from among "relatives, classmates, colleagues in the judo section and neighbors in the Ozero cooperative? Last year I learned about plans to transfer the Russian Academy of Sciences to the territory of" New Moscow ", the sale of historic buildings on Leninsky Prospekt and the development of an entire academic district with elite housing for the nouveau riche ...
  2. APASUS
    APASUS 6 September 2013 07: 24
    +3
    Market relations in action!
    Did you think the Academy of Sciences? but no market!
  3. serge-68-68
    serge-68-68 6 September 2013 07: 43
    +2
    Simple solutions are the best. ABC. The more complex the system, the higher the likelihood of failures. And we have exactly the same.
    Example: a certain civil servant is required. What to do? - Find the appropriate professional and hire. But: 1) there is a friend, brother, matchmaker, etc., which would not hurt to attach to a pretty place. Result: take it. But: he is not a specialist, he can’t offer anything, the system is getting complicated, the result is obvious. Etc.
    Regarding simple solutions to social problems, “ban” is not a solution. This is just a formal "ban".
    1. aksakal
      aksakal 6 September 2013 08: 08
      +4
      Quote: serge-68-68
      Regarding simple solutions to social problems, “ban” is not a solution. This is just a formal "ban".

      - Something is somehow foggy and not entirely clear. And the message is not entirely clear. winked
      As for "banning" - this is not a decision, but a formal ban, "well, because of the tautology, it is again incomprehensible, and in which, when Ligachev and Gorbachev banned vodka, the vodka disappeared from the shelves for real, and not formally, vineyards were also cut down for real and not formally, and the famous winegrowers committed suicide in reality, and not formally. So the ban is not formal at all, but it is a simple and primitive solution. And if the problem is complex, then it must be solved comprehensively, eliminating ALL causes of the phenomenon ...
      1. serge-68-68
        serge-68-68 6 September 2013 08: 39
        +2
        OK. I will explain:
        The social problem, as it was seen by the authorities (and people as well) in this case is drunkenness.
        It was supposed to fight alcoholism, and not with the sale of alcohol. And in this sense, the ban on the sale of alcohol did not (and could not) destroy the addiction. Therefore, the ban on the sale of alcohol is formal, because it does not affect the cause, but the effect of the problem: after all, they drink a lot not because a lot of alcohol is offered for sale. A simple solution would be to eliminate the causes of drinking. I suppose that ultimately a decision would be made on anti-alcohol education as the simplest, most reliable, but time-honored solution.
        But if it was supposed to reduce the sale of alcohol, then a ban on its sale is a simple solution.
        Finding out the reasons for the existence of a problem is always a complicated (i.e. not simple) process. And the more accurately the cause is identified, the simpler is the solution that will eliminate this cause.
        1. aksakal
          aksakal 6 September 2013 09: 38
          +3
          Quote: serge-68-68
          OK. I will explain:

          - Now the position is much clearer, and there are moments with which I agree with you.
          In those things where I do not agree, I simply do not want to enter into a dispute, since in general the theory of decision-making is a very big mathematical and philosophical problem, and even a whole branch of science, and not just a problem. And there are a lot of unresolved issues.
          1. serge-68-68
            serge-68-68 6 September 2013 10: 06
            +1
            I agree :)
  4. KazaK Bo
    KazaK Bo 6 September 2013 07: 50
    +7
    An interesting article ... especially considering who the author is! Mr. Mlechin is a great specialist ... in all areas of public knowledge ... He writes serious books about Russian presidents ... he especially beautiful and bright turned out to be the image of BN YELTSIN ... I would like after this book a portrait of EBN instead a picture in a red corner ... hang ... He and a big specialist in our special services ... wrote such books about the KGB and the Foreign Intelligence Service that he was surprised ... when he only has time to write it ... and where he draws the source material (probably source codes have accumulated since the time of work in the CPSU Central Committee). And also books on sociology ... history, with a very peculiar assessment of our close past, ... very consonant with the point of view of the famous Russophobe SWINIDZE ...
    But on the whole he is right - the lower our intellectual level ... the more primitive our thinking ... the more adaptive our position becomes in dealing with the mighty of this world. Reduced education to tests with a "guessing" from the answers provided ... this is the result - not a meaningful choice of options for solving problems that have arisen, but a choice from a narrow set of ready-made solutions. Remember M. Zadornov ... how he makes fun of the Amers - "WELL, STUPID!" ... but we are going exactly along their path ... and soon WE WILL LOSE OUR STRENGTH - RUSSIA can be easily understood by reason and an yardstick to measure "... because we will stop, the bulk of AMers, to reflect and consciously choose options for solving the arising questions ... just like AMers, we will drive everything into other people's thinking patterns, it is not known where and by whom.
    1. Ustas
      Ustas 6 September 2013 08: 44
      0
      Quote: KazaK Bo
      you are surprised ... when he only has time to write it ... and where he draws the source material (probably the source code has accumulated since the time of work in the CPSU Central Committee).

      In the propaganda department of the Washington Regional Committee.
  5. Alex66
    Alex66 6 September 2013 07: 50
    +2
    And they place their people everywhere, guided by the obvious principle: the subordinate should not be smarter than the boss. And it is noticeable.
    This is sad with such an attitude to the selection of personnel we only shine to be a raw materials appendage. It is necessary to introduce criminal liability for failure to fulfill election promises, up to the presidents and for any excuses, did not fulfill, deprivation of all privileges and the same term as in the chair sitting only in general regime. You must answer for your words.
  6. pensioner
    pensioner 6 September 2013 07: 55
    +1
    Quote: serge-68-68
    And I remembered him as a young Komsomol secretary: he not only couldn’t write a line himself, but also hardly delivered a speech prepared for him in the simplest language, hesitated at every word! He hardly read his own doctoral dissertation. Unless he held in his hands - when he passed it to the scientific council ...

    Yes, too, had seen enough of such figures at one time enough. And the Komsomol and the Communists ... They were pretty sick of them. True, at the time, this phenomenon was not so widespread. If only because there were several times fewer officials. Then, in industrial science, I did not meet anything like this. It was much cleaner in that sense.
  7. Cormorants
    Cormorants 6 September 2013 07: 59
    +1
    What wound up in the state, and everything will be rotten.
  8. pensioner
    pensioner 6 September 2013 07: 59
    +3
    And the author is not that mlechin that was a friend of the Vanidze? It looks like he is. The face is not good ...
  9. Silkway0026
    Silkway0026 6 September 2013 08: 00
    +5
    Today, a gifted and knowledgeable economist, without waiting until a case is opened, leaves the country.


    This, as I understand it, the author means "the luminary of the Russian economy" of Mr. Guriev ???

    tendentious article, neat undermining the line of getting rid of the liberal trash that tore the country to pieces in the nineties with its "progressive economic science" and trying to resist and continue to tear the country under clever speeches about the need for a market economy
  10. Normal
    Normal 6 September 2013 08: 02
    +3
    Author Leonid Mlechin. Democrat, liberal and 5th column. So, in any case, it is considered, and not without reason. But the article is not in the eyebrow, but in the eye! And although I am convinced of the dense conservative, I completely agree with the author and put the article plus.
    1. aksakal
      aksakal 6 September 2013 08: 19
      +2
      Quote: Normal
      So, in any case, it is considered, and not without reason. But the article is not in the eyebrow, but in the eye! And although I am convinced of the dense conservative, I completely agree with the author and put the article plus.

      - the same without regard to the personality of the author, but regarding the content of the subject - put a plus for a correct statement. But having learned about the author’s personality, he nevertheless received an explanation of why the author correctly states, but does not indicate the underlying causes of this phenomenon, nor how to fix it well, albeit not with simple methods -))))
      1. Normal
        Normal 6 September 2013 08: 41
        +1
        Quote: aksakal
        But after learning about the identity of the author, still got an explanationwhy the author correctly states ....

        Didn't understand where "got the explanation"? laughing
        Quote: aksakal
        but it does not indicate either the underlying causes of this phenomenon, nor how to fix it well, albeit not by simple methods -))))

        That's it! This phenomenon root causes
        Everything described in the article is related not so much to the current state of affairs in Russia as to the imperial, official-bureaucratic tradition in general. We recall Gogol and Saltykov-Shchedrin. It’s just that now this tradition is flourishing not only in the corridors of power, but also in medicine, education and science.
        How to fix it? Peter-I, Stalin .... Somewhere there were ways and methods. Though not simple, but they were. This is with us.
        The world also somehow learned how to deal with the primacy of primitivism (not even Stalinist methods), but the rest of the world, as we know, is not a decree
      2. Ustas
        Ustas 6 September 2013 08: 50
        0
        Quote: aksakal
        set a plus for a correct statement. But having learned about the author’s personality, he nevertheless received an explanation why the author correctly states, but does not indicate either the underlying causes of this phenomenon, or how to fix it well, albeit not by simple methods -))))

        And the article reminded me of perestroika time, publicity. Then, too, everything was written correctly, and criticized.
        And only now, after almost thirty years, I understand the hidden propaganda aimed at the destruction of the Union.
  11. DPN
    DPN 6 September 2013 08: 36
    0
    Maybe there is some truth in this, but just start * reading and listening when the KOMSOMOLETS and COMMUNISTS are looking for the guilty, look at yourself what you yourself have done to make the country good for the people and not a bunch of alegarchs. At that time, they did not expel or frighten them with housing as they do now, YOU are looking for one negative, but until the successes of the USSR, Russia in science and industry, almost an impossible task.
  12. Anatole Klim
    Anatole Klim 6 September 2013 08: 37
    +1
    I recall how Mlechin exposed the Soviet past and praised democracy, but now it turned out even worse, slippery guy.
  13. general.bnw
    general.bnw 6 September 2013 08: 38
    +1
    Lord! Very often, extraordinary-minded, vibrant professionals are replaced by very mediocre individuals from work or service, who, however, have very * important * features: servility, servility, and obsequiousness to superiors. Such grayness makes a career, as a result of which the life of each of us worsens step by step. Output? Parasites usually poison * dichlorvos *. Probably, some management * dichlorvos * has long been necessary!
  14. DPN
    DPN 6 September 2013 08: 44
    0
    It seems he was just offended, All his life he remained a television journalist and was probably both a Komsomol member and a member of the CPSU as an EBN.
  15. andruha70
    andruha70 6 September 2013 08: 51
    0
    Why does power give simple answers to difficult questions?
    and then the answer:
    Those on whom your election depends will simply not survive such a list! They all put together did not write so much.
    everything else is a statement of fact.
  16. mak210
    mak210 6 September 2013 09: 01
    +4
    There is nothing good in the article. Being an engineer by training, I know that the most ingenious designs, such as AK or PM, are simple. Complex constructions are made by laps, but the humanities like them, because they can’t understand a fig in them. At the beginning of the XNUMXs he worked as a chief accountant: you hand over the annual report as you write a dissertation. What about the tax code? Volumes have already been written with commentaries, since God forbid. I always thought: how do rural accountants report? I believe the code was written by the same losers.

    Well, then what is the point of the article? Tryndet? Type power scolding?

    IN AND. Lenin "Will the Bolsheviks Retain State Power"
    We are not utopians. We know that any laborer and any cook are not capable of immediately taking control of the state. In this we agree with the Cadets, and with Breshkovskaya, and with Tsereteli. But we [...] demand an immediate break with the prejudice that it is to rule the state, to carry out the everyday, daily work of the administration, only wealthy officials or wealthy families can take officials.


    The management system should be understandable even to cooks, otherwise the wise scoundrels lead us into a complete dead end with their inflation, deflation and other outsourcing and catering. Does it bother you when, for example, about the stabilization fund and 1% of annual income they say like: "Everything is very difficult, you need to understand the specifics of the world economy, this is how it should be, but it is stable"? What is difficult: they rummage in their pockets and go to London.
    1. baltika-18
      baltika-18 6 September 2013 09: 18
      +2
      Quote: mak210
      Being an engineer by training, I know that the most ingenious designs, such as AK, are simple

      Quote: mak210
      The control system should be understandable even to cooks, otherwise the wise scumbags will lead us to a complete dead end with its inflation, deflation and other outsourcing and catering

      I support. You are accurate in the definitions. hi
  17. dmb
    dmb 6 September 2013 09: 02
    +3
    Apparently Lena was not given another grant. Only this, in my opinion, explains the bitterness of the article. Obviously, those patrons, thanks to whom he had his daily bread, were pushed away from the trough by more grasping competitors. I really liked the "best economists" who left the country, apparently they are the patrons. Of course, we can assume that Mlechin "understood and realized", but given the daring with which he changed the image of a party journalist to a rr-revolutionary liberal, this is highly doubtful. Well, God bless him. Dear forum users. As recently as yesterday, the Zvezda TV channel, talking about the Battle of Kursk in the person of actor Sokolov, told the world that the Military Council of the Central Front, headed by Rokossovsky, by its decision deprived all front officers who had previously been captured with ranks and orders and sent them to the penal battalion. The requisites of the solution were naturally not given. I did not find any information on this in the Internet. In my opinion, this is another vileness. If there was such a fact, then our super-liberal public, as well as prominent researchers like Solonin and Pravdyuk, would have speculated on this decision more than a dozen times. And Rokossovsky was not an obvious idiot to deprive troops of trained commanders in the midst of battles. The most infamous thing is that this fake is distributed on the channel. funded by the Ministry of Defense.
  18. Monster_Fat
    Monster_Fat 6 September 2013 09: 13
    +5
    Even from history, it has become customary and wise people said that Russia's trouble is: fools and roads. This is pure truth and it is quite applicable to the present day. The trouble in today's Russia is non-professionalism .... Non-professionalism is everywhere and in everything. Starting from the plumber, ending with our president. The fact is that money-grubbers and philistines, who do not need professionals, are now running the show. No, they are needed, but only there, somewhere further away - at the initial stage of capital creation, and then they rule, already, just people, whose main features are lack of principle, immorality, cunning, resourcefulness, selfishness. But why, then, do we have so many non-professionals, namely in the government, management structures, management of companies, organizations, etc.? The answer is simple, because a professional has no time to engage in intrigue and "undercover fuss". Professionalism in some way presupposes exceptional knowledge of a subject, occupation, profession, etc. and requires complete dedication from a person. That is, a person constantly thinks about the subject of his duty or interest, all his thoughts are devoted to this, and he does not have time to deal with secondary matters. This is used by careerists and other people who initially do not know how and do not want to work at full capacity and are looking for a "warm" place. Such people have a "natural flair" and know how to look for loopholes that allow them to freely penetrate the top positions. Possessing cunning, cunning and unscrupulousness, these people rub themselves into trust, push others with their elbows, take advantage of the fact that professionals are immersed in their main work, they take on themselves "care", as it were, of secondary positions, but gradually increase the importance of these secondary positions and, as a result , push professionals to the second or even third plan, becoming bosses, managers, etc. It is clear that such a "leader" will not tolerate professionals near him, against whom he will look like an idiot. In addition, a professional constantly thinking about business brings confusion into the "swamp" that a non-professional who has broken into power creates around him: he makes others think about business, requires solving certain problems, makes them work at last and work constantly, and not five to ten minutes. To avoid this, the imperious non-professional draws closer to himself and surrounds himself with the same non-professionals, but loyal to him personally, protecting himself from possible competition, and, as it were, erecting a "fence" between his person and business. The lay people around him, in turn, surround themselves with other lay people, etc. As a result, it turns out that in Russia professionals can only be seen at the lowest level of production, management, etc.
  19. Monster_Fat
    Monster_Fat 6 September 2013 09: 14
    +4
    Such a state of affairs in which professionalism, initiative, responsibility are outcasts, something superfluous and not welcomed by those in power, and at all levels, and only obsequiousness, sycophancy and the ability to "knock out" the result are welcome, has led to the complete profanation of everything and everyone in modern Russia. That is why in modern Russia everything turns out to be ineffective - any business, any undertaking. The entire economy is still supported by a meager stratum of old professionals who do not and will not be replaced in the same way as professionalism, responsibility, etc. are not welcomed in society now and no one strives to occupy these positions as to be a professional now, assumes only: constant "pakhata from the dawn - until dawn ", finding you, constantly, at the bottom of the power pyramid, constantly being in the form of a" whipping boy "or" scapegoat ", etc. In conclusion, I want to say that, no matter what modern" experts "say, I bow before Stalin, who, at the cost of incredible efforts and sacrifices, managed to overcome the same tendency in the emerging socialist state and created a system that can be described as "the dictate of professionalism in everything: from the most important leader to the last worker." It was this system that allowed us to win the war, rebuild the country and create those achievements on the remnants of which the current generation of philistine non-professionals parasitizes.
    1. vladeinord
      vladeinord 10 September 2013 11: 53
      0
      Totally agree with you! Even to take our office, we are pulling a pipe all over Russia, sheer servility, slaughter and kinship. My site is in Yugorsk, I constantly drive along the highway. The year I got settled, they didn’t touch me, but as it became clear that they started plugging the hole into all the holes throughout Mother Russia. Very few professionals, but a lot of relatives and zhopaliz. What can they say, they don’t know the elementary programs in the computer, but occupy the posts of chief engineers and heads of technical and vocational education. In short, there are no words, but the state is offended.
  20. Alibekulu
    Alibekulu 6 September 2013 09: 24
    +1
    Quote: Mlechin In my eyes, subordinates flatteringly congratulated their boss on the highest academic rank. He accepted congratulations with dignity, recognizing his merits to science. And I remembered him as a young Komsomol secretary: he not only could not write a single line himself, but also with difficulty said the speech prepared for him in the simplest language, he stumbled over every word! He hardly read his own doctoral thesis. Is that in the hands of holding - when handed over to the academic council ...
    I recalled such a bike - based on real events, apparently.
    One "scientist" was nominated for the title of Academician of the Academy of Sciences of Kazakhstan. It was obvious to everyone, and especially to himself, that he did not deserve this title.
    This character went to the academicians who will decide his fate with the following request: "Agay (dear), I understand that I am in no way worthy of the high title of academician, but so that there is no shame, everyone will vote against me, I ask you to at least vote for me."
    And with this request, he went around all the academics ..
    Bottom line: probably this was the only case in the history of the Academy of Sciences when a candidate was voted unanimously ... wink
  21. Storm
    Storm 6 September 2013 11: 21
    0
    For optimal operation of the system, each of its subsystems may not work optimally. Any power as a system is a machine (in a simple representation of this concept) and every official in it is a screw. A cog should properly perform its specific function for it - this is the key to the functioning of all power as a system. Independence in the choice of solutions and originality are not welcome - this can lead to disruption in the system. Something like this.
    Despite the ambiguity of the figure of Andropov, he had a good feature in working with his subordinates - his own point of view on this or that event was welcomed and, if appropriate, could be considered as an option.
  22. Kite
    Kite 6 September 2013 16: 39
    0
    If Mlechin (Svanidze2) writes, then automatically "-". Continuous juggling, juggling, lies!