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Liberalism and patriotism "on the fingers"

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In recent years, the patriotic direction of thought has noticeably strengthened in Russia. However, the only clearly articulated, systematically promoted and “default” implicit ideology, unfortunately, still remains liberalism. For the time being, in conditions of steady economic growth, it could seem that their coexistence is quite possible. But now, probably, it is already obvious to everyone that they directly contradict and mutually exclude each other. Either patriotism or liberalism. An ordinary person will not understand the intricacies of liberal ideology, but may fall under its destructive influence. It means that we have to figure it out for him, bring it to him and save him from a liberal fall. And make it simple, clear and affordable. What is called on the fingers.


About this is just an article. In it, I offer the simplest, in my opinion, explanation of the difference between liberalism and patriotism. The explanation, referring directly to the ideological foundations - not pronounced, and therefore the most profound.

So, patriotism (in whatever form it appears - Orthodox monarchy, Soviet-communist, Eurasian, etc.) necessarily proceeds from the simple and obvious idea for the carriers of the patriotic idea that:

the whole is always more important than the simple mechanical sum of all its parts;
the whole is not reduced to the sum of the parts;
the whole always precedes its parts;
only the whole part is part;
without the whole the part cannot live.

In short, the whole is more important than its parts. Any community can be considered as a whole. For example, people, religion, language group, or even family. So we come to the concept of identity, which unites its individual carriers in the same way as the whole unites its parts. Any identity is possible only through recognition of the primacy of the whole over the part.

Take the family. The patriotic understanding of the family is not just a temporary residence in the same house of several people. Yes, the family consists of these people, but it precedes them, as it were, dominates, hangs over them with its significance, fills their living with the unifying "idea of ​​the family." Even when a man and a woman only get married, they already cease to be just a man and just a woman, they, as it were, “grow” with additional significance. No wonder the apostle Paul, speaking of the family, said that "this is a great mystery" (Eph. 5, 32). How to solve it? Yes, all the same - through the recognition of the primacy of the whole over parts.

The same is true of the Fatherland. Yes, it consists of us, but precedes each person, giving life to each of us. Without the Fatherland, we are nobody. Like “wife from husband and husband through wife” (1 Cor. 11, 12), so are we all from the Fatherland, and the Fatherland through us. Therefore, the Fatherland is our big family, and the family is a small fatherland. And the very word "patriotism" comes from the Greek. πατέρασ is the father, which clearly indicates the family.

Such is the patriotic view of anything: at first there is a community, exceeding in value the sum of all its members.

However, the basis of liberalism is a different view. He proceeds from the fact that there are only separate things, parts, individuals, and the whole is an abstraction derived from this set. Whatever the sum of the parts, this abstraction cannot be more important than a separate part, since only it is real - a separate part, a separate object, a separate individual. All that besides this is the imagination of the mind, nothing more.

On this basis, a postulate is introduced on the supremacy of rights and freedoms of a hotel individual, and the interests of society are declared a chimera, under the cover of which the rights of an individual particle, this social atom, autonomous individual, sovereign citizen are oppressed.

Please note that in the latter concept, sovereignty is transferred from state to citizen. A citizen becomes himself, without regard to his citizenship. He becomes a citizen of a global nation, a citizen of the world. Such is the worldview of globalism.

The basis of the dominant until now liberal discourse “by default” is the idea of ​​the ontological superiority of a part over the whole, the real individual over the supposedly abstract whole. (The origins of this view go back to the European medieval philosophical line of nominalism.)

Therefore, for a person who adheres to such views, the Fatherland is an empty abstraction, since there are only individuals. A people is a simple multitude of citizens living in a territory. Family is a temporary cohabitation by agreement. And so on.

But due to the fact that it is the patriotic holistic view that is organically inherent in the Russian civilization, our task is to clear the discourse from the liberal “sweetheart” by revealing its corrupting underlying reason. Of course, the common people do not care about any theoretical subtleties, but to explain on fingers the difference between the Russian patriotic and Western liberal worldview to each of us is quite capable.

Of course, speaking in this article about patriotism and liberalism, I have significantly simplified the picture, but for simplicity of understanding, it is quite suitable. And when our people clearly understand what is being offered under the guise of “rights and freedoms”, he will forever cast off the liberal bait. More we will not fall for this bait!
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  1. AVV
    AVV 9 January 2014 12: 51
    +8
    More and more is made up of cells !!! A family is a small cell of the state! And then a house, a village, a city, a district, a region, a region are all components of a larger cell! And in order to destroy something bigger, our enemies are trying to destroy the smallest, traditional family ! There will be no mother, no father, no children, no state as a result !!! And religion is the cement of society and the state, therefore, the enemies attack it !!! To destroy the Soviet Union, the enemies tried to influence the elites of the Union republics! !! And they succeeded! Now they oppose about The union of the Union republics into a customs union, because they understand that managing and acting on a large whole is much more difficult than on separate parts of a larger !!! Divide and conquer! Therefore, preserving the family, our roots, religion, thereby protecting our state , the future of our children !!!
    1. Nevsky_ZU
      Nevsky_ZU 9 January 2014 15: 22
      +8
      I am glad that the article from Donetsk. Recently, they showed a story from Donetsk on one of the maydanut Ukrainian channels, where young children, the Donchi, were flattering about Euromaidan, in some places even in Ukrainian expressed themselves. wassat am Even years 10 school course and ... scary to think ...
      1. sledgehammer102
        sledgehammer102 9 January 2014 15: 38
        +5
        On this basis, a postulate is introduced on the supremacy of rights and freedoms of a hotel individual, and the interests of society are declared a chimera, under the cover of which the rights of an individual particle, this social atom, autonomous individual, sovereign citizen are oppressed.


        This is the root of the evil of this phenomenon, when the interests of the minority are placed above (not even on an equal footing) the interests of the majority.

        This ideology is alien to us, but it is intensively implanted from the outside by means of the "handshake" media. This is a plague, a vaccine against which can only be our own, stronger and closer to us ideology based on historical spiritual values, and not material, which, in principle, is this abstract crap called "Human rights and freedom".

        Any Soviet citizen had no less rights than a European.
        1. Ingvar 72
          Ingvar 72 9 January 2014 16: 12
          +1
          Quote: sledgehammer102
          Any Soviet citizen had no less rights than a European.

          Glad you understand. And now more, or still less? Your opinion is interesting. Only please, no schedules. laughing
          P.S. put you a plus for once.
    2. Ingvar 72
      Ingvar 72 9 January 2014 16: 08
      +3
      Quote: AVV
      More and more consists of cells !!! The family is a small cell of the state!

      That's right. Everything is like bees. good The article is simple, but interesting and correct. Thanks to the author. hi
      1. Sakmagon
        Sakmagon 9 January 2014 17: 40
        +5
        Without the Fatherland we are nobody.

        Each individual has the FULL right to take care only of himself, his beloved!
        But then nefig claim that created for the Fatherland, others who cared for the country!
        Take care of YOURSELF, live YOURSELF, defend YOURSELF, heal yourself, and die yourself! SOCIETY SHOULD NOTHING ANYTHING to an individual individual !!!
        - Give me my money, I'm very poor! I have not been in the bathhouse for a year. I'm old. Girls do not like me.
        - Contact the World League for Sex Reforms, maybe they will help there.
        O. Bender - to Panikovsky
        1. Sid.74
          Sid.74 9 January 2014 17: 58
          0
          Good article fit! good

          Together we are strength together we are invincible! But one by one we can easily catch and beat us!
          I think that VO helps in this patriotic upbringing business, it loads its brains well and when it needs to air it if sadness flew into sadness !!! good
  2. artifox
    artifox 9 January 2014 15: 20
    +1
    Of course, speaking in this article about patriotism and liberalism, I have significantly simplified the picture, but for simplicity of understanding, it is quite suitable. And when our people clearly understand what is being offered under the guise of “rights and freedoms”, he will forever cast off the liberal bait. More we will not fall for this bait!


    Well, too simplified. Separatism and the negation of separatism are more derived from this stream of consciousness. Liberalism and patriotism are considered last.

    But in some ways the author is undoubtedly right. You cannot divide the indivisible.
    1. aksakal
      aksakal 9 January 2014 16: 33
      +3
      Quote: artifox
      Well, too simplified

      - and then how is it better to write to him? Instead
      the whole is always more important than the simple mechanical sum of all its parts;
      the whole is not reduced to the sum of the parts;
      the whole always precedes its parts;
      only the whole part is part;
      without the whole the part cannot live.

      - immediately write that the whole has EMERGENT properties with respect to the part? So will it be easier or longer? laughing
  3. major071
    major071 9 January 2014 15: 28
    +7
    It is not possible to calculate "patriotism", neither mechanically nor mathematically. Patriotism is a state of mind, that component of our people that no one has ever been able to calculate. And no matter how hard scientists try to derive the formula of "patriotism", they will never succeed. This defies calculation, since the "patriotism" of our people is fundamentally different from the "patriotism" of the West, for example. These two concepts of "patriotism" already differ in mentality, some defend their homeland and their territory throughout their entire history, while the latter refer to this term as the seizure of foreign territories. hi
  4. Fin
    Fin 9 January 2014 15: 30
    0
    So, we must figure it out, convey it to him and protect him from a liberal fall. And to make it simple, clear and accessible. What’s called on the fingers.

    On the fingers did not work. Those on this site are understandable without an article. And for adolescents in school and beyond (where the worldview is formed), it is even simpler. Unfortunately, I have no talents in this matter, so I would write.
  5. rpek32
    rpek32 9 January 2014 15: 36
    +3
    TSB:

    Liberalism
    Liberalism, a bourgeois ideological and socio-political movement, uniting supporters of the bourgeois-parliamentary system, bourgeois freedoms and freedom of capitalist entrepreneurship. L. - a system of views according to which social harmony and progress of mankind is achievable only on the basis of private property by ensuring sufficient freedom of the individual in the economy and in all other spheres of human activity (because the common good allegedly spontaneously develops as a result of individuals pursuing their personal goals). With the development of capitalist relations, the real content of L. underwent a complex evolution with the extreme diversity of its concrete historical forms.


    Patriotism (from the Greek. Patriótes - compatriot, patrís - homeland, fatherland), love for the fatherland, devotion to it, the desire to serve its interests with its actions. P. - "... one of the deepest feelings, consolidated for centuries and millennia of isolated fatherlands" (Lenin V. I., Poln. Sobr. Soch., 5th ed., Vol. 37, p. 190).
  6. treskoed
    treskoed 9 January 2014 15: 50
    +2
    Everything in the world is relative: for us LGBT people are liberalism, for "enlightened" Europe LGBT people are patriotism!
    1. CTEPX
      CTEPX 9 January 2014 16: 18
      +3
      Quote: treskoed
      Everything in the world is relative: for us LGBT people are liberalism, for "enlightened" Europe LGBT people are patriotism!

      And even in this case, the author is right!
      For the power of the f. Dord over the world is worse than just the p. Dora in power!))
    2. varov14
      varov14 9 January 2014 16: 49
      +2
      No, nevertheless patriotism is a fire of the heart. LGBT people are pure ashes. This is one of the subspecies of goblins. Liberalism is a goblin theory. The great goblins are already the Ku Klux Klan - pure hatred.
  7. hrusha111
    hrusha111 9 January 2014 16: 03
    -12%
    The author of what you teach children. Family is more important than state !! Nashtampuyem Pavlik Morozov, who hand over the mother folder to the police ...
    1. Sakmagon
      Sakmagon 9 January 2014 17: 56
      +4
      Family is more important than state !! Nashtampuyem Pavlik Morozov, who hand over the mother folder to the police ...

      Nah .....
      Do not confuse God's gift with fried eggs!
      Ento for those who live ONLY FOR YOURSELF! Even the state should bring up their children! To them ... once!
      Here for such ... many-armed ... and introduced juvenile justice.
      FAMILY - STATE CELL! He brings up children who, growing up, care about the state - and about its unit - the family!
      Such children will have their country in order, and mom and dad will not survive in the trash!
    2. Nuar
      Nuar 9 January 2014 18: 00
      +3
      Piggy, would you know how much I loved Aunt Tanya and Phil,
      and how hated you with nude ...
  8. makarov
    makarov 9 January 2014 16: 20
    -3
    "our task is to cleanse the discourse of the liberal" sweetheart "by revealing its corrupting background."


    Very curious about who the author positions himself as? And then everything is solid "we", "us", "our" ??????
    1. Committee
      Committee 9 January 2014 17: 14
      +1
      Goosey. He didn’t nurse - he handed over the folder, but a murderer and a drunkard, by the way, and saving the nurse at the same time. Nowadays, such mother-folders are a dime a dozen, which should be kept away from children - there are all kinds of drug addicts and drunks.
  9. demotivator
    demotivator 9 January 2014 16: 27
    +2
    Quote: hrusha111
    The author of what you teach children. Family is more important than state !!

    And he didn’t claim it. I read it again and did not find it. The author believes that the whole is always more important than the part. And the whole does not mean "state". In the days of my youth, there was a song where there were the following words: BEFORE THINK ABOUT THE HOMELAND, AND THEN ABOUT YOURSELF. So this is from the same opera - the Motherland is a whole, it is more important than an individual.
    Without the Fatherland we are nobody. Like “wife from husband and husband through wife” (1 Cor. 11, 12), we are all from the Fatherland, and the Fatherland through us. Therefore, the Fatherland is our large family, and the family is the small fatherland. And the very word "patriotism" comes from the Greek. πατέρασ is the father, which clearly indicates a family.

    Here, as they say - neither diminish nor add.
    1. varov14
      varov14 9 January 2014 17: 00
      +1
      Patriotism is the path to Man, as is love for the family and homeland. A very important component on the way to Man.
  10. Same lech
    Same lech 9 January 2014 16: 28
    +6
    What is liberalism, I realized by POSNER when he said that he was cosmopolitan and his homeland where he feels good.

    For me, these are wildly fundamental things that determine the spiritual foundation of a person, he trampled with a rotten smile.

    It turns out for those like him, HOMELAND is an empty phrase.
    Yes, due to objective reasons, in RUSSIA there were times when it was very difficult and it seemed that everything was lost, but for some reason we found the strength to defend our foundation - this is our family (parents, children, beloved woman and the house where you grew up).

    I am convinced that the main thing all the same should be in a person love for his loved ones and for his homeland - the rest is all departing and transitory.
  11. Sergey Sitnikov
    Sergey Sitnikov 9 January 2014 16: 49
    +1
    ))) but why is there a bazaar, how many examples of a fist or a broom there - fingers are nothing at all, but you can break a fist in a fist, you can break a twig and a broom will sweep, etc.
    The author highlighted only one side of Liberalism (not the main one), its source must be considered humanism born but slowly rooted after the dark centuries of the Inquisition.
    The author somehow jumped straight to the German philosophers))) - "The origins of this view go back to the European medieval philosophical line of nominalism." But what about the DAD of philosophy))) Socrates and his - "Man is the measure of all things"?
    I am sure of one thing - together we are a force, and one at a time a statistical unit fits into the error ...
    I'm for the FIST !!!))))
    1. varov14
      varov14 9 January 2014 17: 14
      +1
      If "Man is the measure of all things"? liberalism is not worthy of man. "L. is a system of views, according to which social harmony and progress of mankind are achievable only on the basis of private property by ensuring sufficient freedom of the individual in the economy and in all other spheres of human activity (for the common good is supposedly spontaneously formed as a result of the realization by individuals of their personal goals)" ... The freedom of the individual can only be achieved by the dependence of another individual. If a person has a measure, he can no longer be completely free, the measure simply will not allow him.
  12. Boris55
    Boris55 9 January 2014 17: 30
    -1
    Any ideology reflects one or another concept of human life.

    On planet Earth, with all the outward diversity of views on the organization of human life, there has always been only two life plans - two concepts:

    1. Purpose good-nature, people's lives in harmony with the Laws of the Universe, with the Laws of Nature, and also in harmony with what people have always called God, the Divine Providence - fair living concept.

    2. The plan of life contrary to God's providence, the design evil dispositionaccording to which “everyone is for himself”, “after us at least a flood” - concept of unfair living arrangements.

    Ideology is only a "wrapper" that conceals the essence of a particular concept. The essence of ideology is to adapt (interpret) the concept for the masses, to clothe the concept in such ideological forms in which it would appear in the opinion of people good-looking and therefore acceptable, in which the concept would not cause rejection.

    We will decide on the concept - and ideology will appear.
  13. Andrey Peter
    Andrey Peter 9 January 2014 17: 35
    +3
    Quote: makarov
    Very curious about who the author positions himself as? And then everything is solid "we", "us", "our" ??????

    The author’s position is understandable, especially in the last paragraph. Of course, he explained everything very simply, even too simply for those who visit this site this site (this must be explained in schools). But all the same, I put the article a plus, after all, children can also read hi
    1. makarov
      makarov 9 January 2014 17: 48
      -3
      So there has the right to be a fear of falling into childhood. laughing
  14. ZU-23
    ZU-23 9 January 2014 17: 47
    +1
    The author liked the article 5. Patriotism is life, and Liberalism is sooner or later the death of all mankind, and death will come much faster than from overpopulation of the earth, because the fewer individuals remain, the faster they will bite each other out of fear that someone will bite them, because by that time they were completely degrading.
  15. sawmill
    sawmill 9 January 2014 18: 51
    -1
    Patriotic understanding of the family. This innovation is direct even a revolution.
    There, a little higher, there are definitions of liberalism and patriotism.
    The author manipulates concepts whose essence is different in principle.
    How can you compare or contrast a square object and a green object. Which one is better?
    Liberalism is basically an economy.
    Imagine an example of a liberal model for Russia:
    Zero taxes for citizens. Income, real estate, transport, etc. all at zero.
    Enterprises taxes profit, VAT, social insurance, pension fund. Also reset to zero.
    Equal economic rights to all entities. It should not be that Deripaska electricity at 15 kopecks per kV. , and a nearby store buys at 4 rubles per kilowatt.
    Pensions and benefits are not provided in principle.
    Government spending defense science culture, etc. are financed from natural rent, taxes on the extraction of natural resources, excise taxes on the export of oil gas, etc.

    In 10-15 years of such an economic policy, Russia will definitely make China by economic indicators and is closely approaching the United States.
    The whole country as a whole will make a giant economic breakthrough, production will grow by an order of magnitude. The country's power will be based on a competitively developed economy. Patriotic? Yes.
    After all, the whole is more important than the parts, the interests of the motherland as a whole are higher than the interests of an individual and individual citizen.
    And individual citizens like them there without pensions? And without free medicine? Will suffer? After all, they are patriots?

    And what is more patriotic? Liberalism? Patriotism?

    China by the way and rushing on this very liberal economic idea, preserving the unity of the nation in a rush to the future., In a patriotic rush by the way.
    1. family tree
      family tree 10 January 2014 05: 56
      +1
      China by the way and rushing on this very liberal economic idea, preserving the unity of the nation in a rush to the future., In a patriotic rush by the way.

      The 2011th five-year plan for the social and economic development of the PRC (12-2010), adopted in March 2015 by the All-China People’s Congress, is of great interest outside of China. Under the conditions of socio-economic and political degradation of the Western world, he demonstrates in many respects a positive example of the activity of the state, which seeks to solve and solve the country's urgent problems.
      And the CCP is the most important liberal economist. laughing
      http://newsland.com/news/detail/id/666896/
  16. individual
    individual 9 January 2014 19: 27
    +1
    An example of the past:
    "The Second World War.
    The patriotism of the Soviet people overcame fascism and led to the victory of the USSR over Germany and the war machine of Europe subjugated by it.
    Austria, Czechoslovakia, France and others were saving their own selfish interests and if it were not for the Soviet Army, these countries would not be on the map of liberal Europe. "
    1. Irokez
      Irokez 9 January 2014 20: 57
      +1
      Quote: sawmill
      Government spending defense science culture, etc. are financed from natural rent, taxes on the extraction of natural resources, excise taxes on the export of oil gas, etc.

      According to your model of economy, we will turn into a purely commodity country, which is seeking liberalism from us.
      According to this model, the resource-based production of these same resources is needed so that they do not run out over time. And such reproduction implies mainly agriculture with food, well, let's say grow a forest and immediately plant it again, but you will not make up for oil with ore or gas. Therefore, your path is dead end, wasteful, consumer and anti-natural - unpatriotic, and therefore liberal.
      The liberal method is when everything surrounding itself supposedly restores itself and puts it in its place (i.e. anarchy).
      And then there is the fable "Swan, Cancer and Shchyuka" that's where liberalism is shown in all its glory.
      And another example is the Syrian rebels. Each group is self-explanatory and therefore will never be, contrary to their more or less united Asadists, plus the countries supporting Syria also show patriotism here.
      What is the difference between a liberal fist and a patriotic one. You can only pat the liberal liberals, and probably the gay people are all liberals because of patriotic disagreements. As you can see, everything is interconnected among these liberals.
      1. sawmill
        sawmill 9 January 2014 22: 10
        -1
        Yes, then in China, industrial production is growing in the non-primary sector many times faster.
        The first thing that happens in liberal economic models is the growth of the processing industry.
        But this is an argument without a subject.
        This model will never be implemented in Russia.
  17. voliador
    voliador 9 January 2014 21: 28
    +1
    All liberals - in the sky! am
  18. Irokez
    Irokez 10 January 2014 00: 05
    +1
    Quote: sawmill
    The first thing that happens in liberal economic models is the growth of the processing industry.

    So China every now and then that copies and sells at low prices to those who live and are ready to sell anything for the sake of a clear coin. If there is no one like that, they are developing production and processing. Although there are few minerals, they can be worked out instantly.
  19. sashka
    sashka 10 January 2014 05: 17
    +2
    The slogan is "Let's strangle corruption!" was recognized as extremist, as calling for the violent overthrow of the existing system.
  20. sawmill
    sawmill 10 January 2014 14: 58
    +1
    Liberalism is a very tough thing, even cruel.
    Every person, every day, fights for life, for a piece of bread, for his income,
    By the fact that his income is the only thing that can guarantee his food, housing, etc.
    Pension is what you put aside for your own old age, medicine is also your problem your money.
    Work and earn or die.
    Any participant in the process has to live in a highly competitive environment,
    You work poorly, we will find another, better
    Doing business poorly, go broke and run to the labor exchange
    Education is not for the soul, but to survive, therefore, for money and not small, teachers also want to.

    Liberalism ruthlessly squeezes the maximum possible out of a person, "they shoot horses when they are driven, don't they?"
    And it is for this reason that he is so economically efficient.

    All modern developed economies of the world have passed the stage of liberalism, managed to take advantage of its fruits and transformed liberalism into more humane systems in relation to humans.
    Now all of the liberal in the past Germany have Sweden, Denmark, etc. Fully developed social systems. Protection, medicine and education

    The liberal economic model is inherently ugly, for it forces each individual person to literally die in his workplace, constantly crushing the person over the fear of losing his job, earning, and therefore life itself. Thus, each person is involved in a never-ending production process and leaving it only at the cemetery.
    But it was precisely this that created the powerful economies of the world; it is precisely on this that the power and strength of US imperialism is based.
    And for this reason, liberalism as a means of building up the economic muscles of entire empires was very patriotic.

    PS Hello to the author of the article.