Not everything is so clear ...
The conclusion drawn from this statement seems perfectly logical - why should we die for those who are unable to stand up for themselves?
However, things are not as straightforward as the officer’s notorious daughter said. Rather, it's not like that at all. And you need to understand why.
In my opinion, the problem has at least two aspects. And each of them is very serious. Any of them is already enough to lead to the sad picture of public apathy, which we are seeing right now in Ukraine.
Modern warfare does not come from a loudspeaker with the words "Brothers and sisters, I am addressing you." It looks completely different and is primarily in the minds. When gangsters and criminals are called freedom fighters, frozen meat products skipping along our symbols and stuffing themselves into causal places - by conscience, nations, thieves and corrupt officials - are the country's elite. The meaning of what is happening is to drive a person inside his skull, to tear him from society, to eliminate the mechanism of survival for thousands of years - a collective organization.
A single person is the ideal of a consumer society. A virtual reality is created around him, in which he is told what to buy, who to vote for, what is fashionable today, and what is not interesting.
We all live in a world that is reflected in our consciousness. This interweaving of three components at once - the real world that we see and feel with our own eyes, the virtual world - that is, the one we are building, based on other people's information (they used to be stories of travelers, yesterday it was the party press, today it tells TV and Internet). Finally, there is a world of symbols — in other words, instilled in us and perceived as axioms of the concepts of good and evil. These three worlds, intertwining, create the picture of the world in which each person lives.
The task of a consumer society is to create a situation around a person when he cannot make decisions on his own. Any "informed choice" is formed in advance in the form of answers, each of which suits the creators of this world. Education, mass culture and propaganda work to exterminate not just dialectical thinking - that is, based on contradictions, as a source of development, but also monolectic - that is, the ability to build causal relationships. A person begins to think fragmentary, where any conclusion relies only on the current and carefully formed initial premise for him. This, of course, is done primarily to ensure that the output turns out to be the “ideal consumer” according to the wording of the former Russian Minister of Education Fursenko, but at the same time there are inevitable consequences. Not always pleasant.
This is how the situation, wild in its illogical nature, arises when candidates and doctors of sciences go out into the street shouting the slogan “Bandu Get” or “Hutin Pui”, believing that as soon as the gang goes get, everything will magically change for the better for them personally. Okay, students or homeless people - but really smart people start behaving like clinical idiots in situations where basic household logic allows us to explain the nonsense of their demands on our fingers.
But all this lyrics. The harsh reality is that the modern man is alone. He has no collective survival experience, as he does not need him too much. We can live for decades in one stairwell, but never know all the neighbors - not only by name, but even by sight. Accordingly, there is no experience in collective decision making. Therefore, there is no point in blaming the Ukrainians for the fact that they suddenly and magically turned out to be incapable of some abstract "self-organization" - try to sagit your approach to the subbotnik in the yard, then let's talk about this very "self-organization".
The second reason, which is no less significant, also looks quite affordable. The mythical "self-organization" is from the category of self-dressing tablecloth. Any creative activity requires organization and effort. Simple activities such as cooking soup - individual efforts, more complex - collective efforts.
Self-organization is akin to self-building at home. Whatever the desire to build the coveted square meters, but even with the necessary funds, it is very difficult. A person must show considerable organizational skills in order to unite and coordinate the activities of a very large number of people in order to build a house. You need to choose a project, find builders, purchase and bring building materials - and in the necessary sequence. It is necessary to control all processes at all stages - in general, who was engaged - he knows, the rest can take their word for it.
There are three key blocks of problems facing the DPR and LPR today - military problems to defend their independence from Kiev’s aggression, organizational problems in building state administration structures, plus pressing humanitarian issues that are growing every day.
All this requires a very serious and painstaking organizational work to create a large number of structures that will solve the problems that arise. The situation at the same time does not contribute to rhythmic and trouble-free work - on the contrary, everything that happens only creates new and new obstacles.
Even in the presence of desire and motivation, it is impossible so easy for a concrete person to throw himself up and go to war. You need to come to a certain military registration and enlistment office, pass the primary selection, then you need to go through training camps, where you will be given the primary skills of military discipline, knowledge of duties, will be trained in handling weapons, will form a unit, appoint and introduce the commander, will carry out what is called combat combat. Otherwise, the unit formed from the wheels will either die in the first battle, or very quickly turn into an armed gang. All this requires very considerable preparatory measures from the side of the new authorities of the DPR. This is done, but you need to be aware that everything requires resources, people and time.
If you put together even these two factors, you can say for sure that the contemptuous attitude towards the Donbass, who sit and wait for good uncles to rescue them, is somewhat premature. I am sure that if the same thing happened in Russia in the situation of a state collapse, we would face exactly the same problems. Perhaps even more serious.
There is nothing unsolvable and insoluble. Turning off the cesspool called TV is a very beneficial effect on the mental state of any normal person. Ukrainians in this sense are no better and no worse. As soon as the virtual reality called propaganda ceases to be brainwashed, the real world very quickly declares itself. The result can be seen on the same Slavyansk. It would seem that the people to whom the war came along with Strelkov should drive him and his militia in order to return to their former cozy little world. However, only a month without brainwashing propaganda from Kiev and the harsh reality outside the window quickly put everything in its place - people understand perfectly well who the enemy really is and why. Yes, the people of Strelkov have a weapon - but it was also among the Ukrainian military, who, three weeks ago, the same people threw themselves at their tracks. That is, not the fear of "terrorists" provides "strelkovtsam" support for people.
The second problem is more serious. Creating from scratch many resistance structures and reformatting existing state structures created for activities in another country and in a different environment requires tremendous efforts. Both Borodai and Strelkov, and many who came with them, have the experience of hot spots and unrecognized republics - and not only trench experience, but also managerial. It is less ambitious than what they have to do now, but it is.
Much of what has already been done and done is based on this experience and on the understanding of what needs to be done. The problem is that the resource base of the uprising is extremely scarce. And finance, and material resources, and personnel - all in a tight shortage. That, in fact, is where Russia's aid should appear. Which should also gain experience in such activities. Even wild Arab monarchies in this sense have structures that implement the state policy of their countries, without directly interfering with the state in their activities. A variety of foundations, founded by princes and emirs, finance and organize the activities of hundreds of structures around the world, from purely religious to quite serious management and military.
It is the private foundations of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait that finance and organize mobilization and training, arming and supplying militants fighting in Syria — while Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Kuwait are distant from direct assistance and work exclusively in the legal and diplomatic field. This is a well-established scheme that has long been used to promote its interests by dozens of countries claiming to be subjectivity. Russia's incomprehensible shyness in this matter creates problems only for her, but not for her opponents.
Even humanitarian aid in the Donbass today is sent exclusively on a private basis, there is no any coordinated coordination and organization. Therefore, very serious efforts are spent on overcoming problems that do not cause any difficulties for a normally functioning well-established aid structure.
All this suggests that any problem must be comprehended and formulated. A properly asked question contains half the answer. The simple accusation of the residents of Donbass is that they are not such, not only that it is wrong, but also uninformative. It does not follow the answer to the question - what to do. However, you need to respond as you need and begin to act. And at the level of just individuals, and at the level of organizations, and at the state level. War - she does not want to wait. She just goes.
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