At the present time, the "fifth column" means people who constantly demonstrate their disagreement with the policies of the authorities, including specific actions, criticize its real steps and even intentions.
Together, these actions are shaking the foundations of the state. And often in this criticism there is no need, and public disagreement, thus, simply turns into a manner of behavior and, if a person is known, then in a way of influencing public opinion. And why there is more farce here - narcissism, sabotage, or deep inner frustration - is hard to say.
LITTLE GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS
At the end of 1970, when the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, James Fulbrat, was reproached that he too often criticized his government (i.e., the US government), the senator answered them with a catchphrase: "To criticize your country means believing in that she can get better. ”
That's the way it is, a certain amount of critical judgments will never hurt the authorities. If the criticism turns into a kind of ritual to maintain its social status, then it is harmful. Especially at the turning points when the fate of the country is decided.
The collapse of Russian-Ukrainian relations somehow happened unexpectedly. In Russia, this fact was perceived by all extremely painful. For the most part, we continue to consider Ukraine as part of a large whole - the Slavic world.
For us, Ukraine will never be a foreign state. Half of its population is Russian or Russian-speaking. And how many mixed marriages, this is generally impossible to say.
In these conditions, any steps taken by the authorities to restore historical justice, and the accession of Crimea to Russia, of course, is such, in theory should only be welcomed. But we are seeing a different picture. Some representatives of the creative intelligentsia, which for the most part do not understand a damn thing in foreign policy, began by their actions and statements to demonstrate disagreement with how Russian diplomacy is involved in resolving the Ukrainian crisis.
I CAN BE AND ARMY
Freddie Mercury once said about himself: “I am different. Of course, I could say what a wonderful person I am, but in reality, as if I consist of many different components, I can be a bastard. ”
Here about this "many different components" below and will be discussed. Take rock musician Boris Grebenshchikov. A man sat in St. Petersburg, creating for a small circle of his fans, and suddenly he started: he composed the song “Love during the war”. Moreover, the poet on Forgiveness Sunday on a Facebook page called on the Russian authorities to solve the problems with Ukraine peacefully. It seems that active hostilities are already underway, bombs are falling, roaring Tanks, the infantry with heart-rending cries breaks into battle, in short, all the good is trampled and trampled. It is necessary to awaken something human in people. But this is not all!
I do not presume to judge the artistic merit of the new maestro, I will say about the civic position of Grebenshchikov. It is unlikely that the musician thought that Vladimir Putin would obey him and write the penitential Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Dmitry Yarosh. However, the song is written. For what? Wanted to clear your conscience? Like, I did not say anything in this “mournful hour for Russia” and spoke out! Or does the corporate ethics of creative intellectual demand it: whatsoever the authorities do is everything bad? Whatever the case, there is no need to talk about any civic position of Grebenshchikov: there is just a position.
Supported the Maidan scandalous and loving Zemfira song "Vidpusti". Lives like a diva in Russia, but supported Bandera! I would also like to know - why?
Some Russian cinematographers were totally out of place. The members of Kinosoyuz received an appeal from their Ukrainian colleagues, who called on their Russian colleagues to “say no to plans to disunite our peoples, to sow hostility, which could have a catastrophic effect on our great and glorious art.”
Our respondents quite sincerely answered: “We read your letter with pain and listened to your message ...” And it went and went ... Here, in general, not a word, or slander, addressed to the government of the country in which they, these film figures, live: “we ... categorically against the lies in the coverage of events that are fateful for Ukraine "," we are too much connected to believe the concocted propaganda "," do not doubt us "," we ... with you. "
Strange thing: instead of saying “STOP” to the Right Sector! - Ukrainian cultural figures for some reason wrote a petition to Moscow.
Reached And Khazan
In the meantime, a letter was posted on the website of the Ministry of Culture in support of the position of Vladimir Putin, under which more than 80 figures of Russian culture put their signatures. This so outraged the liberal intelligentsia, that they even began to ask the signatories for an explanation of why they did it.
The presenters of the TV channel “Rain” and the cinema worker Vitaly Mansky, who was present there, literally stuffed Khazanov with their questions, which, apparently, they considered to be very sharp. But Gennady Viktorovich do not put a finger in his mouth. He popularly explained to the "peacekeepers" that there are no decrees of the Russian president about the start of hostilities in Ukraine.
On Mansky’s remark that Russia with its policy towards Ukraine provoked the Maidan and about fanning the image of “fascists” in our country, Khazanov said that his concert was canceled once in the small town of Nesterov in the west of Ukraine .
By the way, the very message of Mansky that “Russia provoked the Maidan” makes you think about this person as an active participant in the “fifth column” - so brazenly lying on the air!
THE GREAT ARTIST OF THE GREAT AND IN ERROR
Curious Alexander Sokurov. A person who makes it very difficult to perceive cinema and, it would seem, who should be well versed in the psychology of people, said that he was "stunned by the unanimity of the Federation Council on the use of the Russian armed forces in Ukraine".
On the Kinosoyuz website, Sokurov writes: “It feels like everyone is so in love with a military solution to the issue. I am amazed by this absolute love for war. ” The fact that deputies and senators are “in love” with historical justice was not thought of by Sokurov. And the fact that the behavior of the ever-yulyuyushih Ukrainian authorities "got enough" among us literally everyone is also a fact, and it would be nice for Sokurov to know about this. And the fact that almost 97% of the Crimean population wished to live in Russia, and not in Ukraine, the master probably just forgot about it.
Why, say, in Switzerland, German, French, Italian and Romansh are peacefully side by side? Why in Canada, English and French have equal status in parliament, in federal court and state institutions and no one there on this issue is not satisfied with military coups?
Why is the official language in Norway - Norwegian, but in a number of communes of Troms and Finnmark the Sami language has equal status with it (and there are only 40 thousands out of five million people in the country!). And why in Oslo, in protest, no one is satisfied with barricades and does not smash shops?
Why are these countries quietly developing and have reached such a level of well-being that Ukraine, with its intolerance to everything (and language is only a “test” of the pen!), Cannot be achieved in the foreseeable future. Even if she crawls into the European Union. Why did the Ukrainians, namely the Ukrainians, and not the Ukrainians, start restoring order in the country not from the trial of the embezzled officials and businessmen, but from the "solution" of the so-called language problem?
I can not agree with the thesis that “we are not one people with Ukrainians, we are different. We have internally different cultures. No wonder Ukrainians have always wanted to live as a separate state. Yes, we are close, we have a lot of similarities, but this does not mean that we are one people. It's not like that at all. We are different and we need to respect and appreciate this difference. ”
Why does Sokurov stress precisely the difference, and not the similarity of our peoples? After all, history indicates the opposite. By the way, Russia has never denied the special identity of the inhabitants of the western regions - let them live with the Poles and practice Catholicism.
FOR MAKAREVICH CRIMEA - "FOREIGN EARTH"
Not left aside, Andrei Makarevich. He and Alexander Kutikov signed a petition to the Russian authorities and citizens of the two states. The petition was posted on the website Change.org, obviously believing that the president and the prime minister begin their working day by viewing this particular site.
Member of the "Peace March" Andrei Makarevich.
The text is such that even a minute and at least star wars will begin: “After several days of disturbing reading News we gradually realize that what is happening in Crimea (which Makarevich doesn’t like what is happening in Crimea?) is not an optical illusion or a bad dream. One of the worst scenarios for the development of the Ukrainian crisis is beginning to come true, which, according to Galich, is “our tanks again on a foreign land” (Crimea has never been a foreign land for us, and our tanks are not there, no need to lie!). We demand that the Russian authorities immediately and unconditionally ... withdraw all armed formations from the territory of Ukraine.
We appeal to our fellow citizens: do not believe the official propaganda and do not support the war! “Protecting interests” is only a cover for a political game ... We have to show the Ukrainians (whom does Makarevich mean by Ukrainians: zapadentsy or residents of the eastern regions?) That in Russia there is another point of view, other than propaganda of power, and other arguments besides tanks.
Now, more than ever, it is important to show respect for the historical choice of the neighbors (they made the choice in 1991, and now there is a military coup!), Try to earn their respect. ”
Respect whom, may I ask? Oligarchs who financed the Maidan? Teams Turchinov, Yatsenyuk and other pastors of the West? Bandera Tyagnibok and all those pogrom forces that they personify? ..
SO, WHY DID THERE GAD THERE WHERE YOU LIVE?
Boris Akunin - and where without him! - considers “Putin's militancy” a bluff, and the Russian army is not capable not only of conducting military operations on the territory of another country, but also of protecting its own borders. Thanks too for the kind words, Grigori Shalvovich Chkhartishvili!
And then the writer launched nebestalanny horror stories: "In Russia there was a transition from autocracy to plutocratic police state and dictatorship." Such clever, but meaningless words!
What finally killed me Akunin, so this is his concern, expressed on the site: after the introduction of sanctions against Russia, you, dear Russians, will be deprived of the opportunity to relax in the resorts of Spain, Italy and other countries - what about what and lousy about the bath!
And so, watching the attempts of the creative intelligentsia to blacken the Russian president, distort the essence of his decisions, misinterpret the motivation of his behavior, involuntarily recall the painter Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin, who said that "... the artistic world is divided into its" classes ": talent and lack of talent". And how talented these people are in their business, they are just as untalented by their citizenship. Since they do not understand that any nastiness addressed to the president will sooner or later turn out to be nastiness towards the country. So why shit where you live, gentlemen of art?
Despite the great desire of part of the liberal intelligentsia to protect Ukrainians before the “aggression” of Russia, they must remember two circumstances. Firstly, that the ideology of the “Right Sector” (fed up, by the way, by the old-new head of the SBU V. Nalyvaychenko) is permeated with deep hatred for everything non-Ukrainian. And, secondly, that they, pyatokolonnisty, for followers of Dmitro Yarosh will always remain Muscovites and pro-Western slush. With all the sad consequences of this fact.
And the last. It became known that a certain initiative group was going to hold the Congress of Intellectuals "Against the war, against self-isolation of Russia, against the restoration of totalitarianism." As we see, "... and the fight continues again, and the heart is anxious in the chest, Obama is always in his board, and the dollar is always ahead." And therefore the “fifth column” will always have a job!