Traitors: what about the “fifth” and “sixth” columns?
By the way, representatives of the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics are being accused of just this today - that they, they say, raised an uprising against the state system, seized administrative buildings and staged hostilities under separatist slogans. But was the state system against which they rebelled? And was the emergence of Ukraine itself into the white light in 1991 a result of separatism towards the Soviet state? Well, okay, it's not about that now ...
Russophobes - "Democrats"
From the very beginning of the confrontation in Ukraine, which led to the reunification of the Crimea with Russia and the emergence of the republics of New Russia, weapons in the hands of those defending their right to self-determination, a certain segment of Russian society quite clearly spoke out of anti-Russian positions. People who live, work, have a business in the Russian Federation, have desired the introduction of economic and political sanctions against their country, and even open confrontation with NATO, in which, in their opinion, the Russian political system so hated by them should fall. Who are these people whom the old definition of the “fifth column” can very accurately characterize?
Among them, we see painfully familiar faces - democrats of Yeltsin’s sourdough, who back in the 1990s tried to introduce “democracy” and “liberal values” in Russia. By the way, the triumph of these “liberal values” was the demonstrative execution of the Supreme Council from tanks, accompanied by the destruction of hundreds of his defenders - ordinary Russian citizens, among whom were people of different ages, nationalities and social status. When tanks fired at the House of Soviets, and power structures loyal to Yeltsin “cleared” Moscow from supporters of the Soviet regime, “democrats” and “champions of human rights” applauded the ongoing violence. None of those "democrats" whose indignation at too harsh police actions at opposition rallies we hear now and then today, spoke in defense of the Supreme Council and its supporters.
More than twenty years have passed - and today, in 2014, supporters of the most drastic measures against the “red-brown”, as they called Russian and Soviet patriots, found themselves in the camp, which supported the riots on the Maidan and the subsequent rise to power whose ideological basis is the most “brown” (sorry, yellow-blooded) Ukrainian Nazism. The Russophobic statements of the “democrats” - the Westerners are supported by a certain part of the Russian society, first of all, by some metropolitan intellectuals.
The latter have long lost their real connection with the country in which they live and earn money, and in their mental attitude turned into foreigners, who by chance turned out to be in a hated and despised country. Among these figures are some “pop stars”, whose fame and money was earned exclusively in Russia, thanks to the Russian people and other Russian-speaking citizens, first the Land of Soviets, and then the post-Soviet Russian Federation. It is doubtful that these musicians or singers would achieve similar laurels and a position in society in the United Kingdom or United States adored by them. But thanks to his native country this fact did not add to them.
In the ranks of the capital's "fifth column", it is safe to say that there are a lot of people directly funded by the West. These are not only politicians who receive funds from the US Department of State funds for their opposition activities on the territory of Russia (oppositional to the authorities of V.Putin, but not to the social system of capitalism, which they idolize). These also include numerous “human rights activists”, all kinds of “charitable” and even “research and exploration” funds and associations existing for foreign grants and, in fact, performing tasks of slowly destroying and eroding Russian society. Everything is clear with them - people just sold their conscience for money, Russophobia became for them a well-paid professional occupation, to which they decided to devote their lives.
But there is another, more mass category, the Russians, who completely disinterestedly accepted the Russophobic propaganda of the “fifth column” and turned into its voluntary assistants and supporters. These people - from the category of those very “sovok” (namely “sovkovy”, not Soviet) laboratory assistants and junior research assistants, who in glasses fastened with electrical tape, worn out shoes and who did not know iron zyuhannyh shirts, dreamed at the turn of the eighties - nineties to become entrepreneurs , "Masters", "go to America" ...
Nevertheless, the manipulation of consciousness is a great thing and with its help the interested forces are able to control the behavior of many millions of people. The American and US-controlled mass media in the manipulation of consciousness are serious masters, at least this is confirmed by how effectively they influence the degree of sentiment not only in their own, but also in Russian society. Volunteers of the "fifth column" enthusiastically talk about Russia's interference in the internal affairs of Ukraine, about the "annexation" of the Crimea, about the "Putin's dictatorship", sometimes going as far as calling for the West to impose the toughest sanctions against Russia as soon as possible.
This is not absurd - does a system administrator or sales assistant of a clothing store Gosha live in his Butovo, or even even in Voronezh or Ivanovo, and demand that sanctions be imposed on Russia? Is he a masochist? Does he want to fly out of his job of reducing or not getting paid for months? Or does he think that the sanctions will help dislodge Putin, whom he hates, and bring the “democrats” to power? Gosh is young, he is 22-24, and he doesn’t remember how those “democrats” were in power in 90-s, how Goshin’s grandmother was collecting bottles, because for months she hadn’t been paid a pension, and mom and dad frantically clutched at any opportunity to earn some money. But Gosha’s youth fell on a more or less prosperous period, and he doesn’t need to think about anything - you can also stand up against the reunification of Crimea with Russia, demand sanctions, shout about human rights violations by “evil Putin”.
Gosh does not think about the possible consequences for his country, and for himself, from supporting anti-Russian sentiments. The veil of American propaganda and the fabrications of its Russian sang echoes his eyes. Had something happened - and this Gosh, like his ideological-behavioral predecessors of the nineties, the very laboratory assistants wearing glasses with electrical tape, would wander to collect bottles first, having lost their jobs and livelihoods.
Another category of militant Russophobes is representatives of all sorts of ultra-left and far right radical organizations. The fact that the radicals themselves, even unknowingly, can be used by the West, the world financial oligarchy, in their own interests, was once written by the Soviet press. In 1990-ies this position was fashionable to criticize. They say that the Soviet Union ideologically competed with all sorts of leftists, and therefore was interested in the "denigration" of their "sincere revolutionary impulse." A gust of something, maybe even sincere, and besides a warm heart it is also necessary to have a cold mind.
Modern ultra-leftists have long become the avant-garde wing of world neoliberalism. Yes, they are all these numerous Trotskyists, anarchists, neo-Marxists — they seem to be fighting against globalization with all their might, picket McDonald's, expose corporations cutting down forests in distant Amazonia. However, if you look at the political programs of a significant part of left-wing organizations, it becomes clear that they are more likely to follow in the wake of the American and European oligarchy. The support (right up to the cult) of sexual minorities, the justification of uncontrolled migration from the third world countries, the criticism of “totalitarian regimes” (which, for some reason, include, say, Syria or Russia, and not the feudal sultanates of the Persian Gulf, where since they cut their heads and hands under the complacent approval of the American allies) - in all these positions, “sincere revolutionaries” and “uncles with big wallets” have been completely unanimous.
In the Russian Federation, a significant part of the leftists, to their credit, still did not come out openly on the side of the Kiev Maidan, preferring the traditional sectarian tone - “unite the workers against the two competing groups of oligarchs”, “turn the imperialist war into a class war” and so on. Although some of the Trotskyists and anarchists openly support the actions of the Kiev regime, and this merges with ... the Ukrainian far right. Those same guys from the "Right Sector" who hate communism, internationalism and profess the Nazi ideology.
It is noteworthy that supporters of the defeat of Russia are also found among people who call themselves patriots and even “Russian nationalists.” They explain their motives by the fact that the Ukrainian Maidan supposedly should become an example for Russia in terms of creating a nationally oriented state. At the same time, the fact that Ukrainian nationalism exists solely on the basis of Russophobia fades into the background. “Negative identity”, unification is not “for”, but “against” - this is the true nature of Ukrainian nationalism. If there were no Russia, there would be no need for artificial cultivation of Ukrainian nationalism, originating in the projects of the Austro-Hungarian government to divide the East Slavic world.
Supporters of the Kiev regime from among the Russian nationalists usually forget that the Maidan brought to power by no means Ukrainian patriots or even Ukrainians ethnically. The power in Kiev is currently owned by pro-American oligarchs and puppet politicians, most of whom have a very indirect relationship to Ukraine — that is, they may have lived their whole lives in the Ukrainian SSR, and then in post-Soviet Ukraine, but by their origin Ukrainians are not, and so much funnier looks like their simulated Ukrainian nationalism. Nationalist support for the coming to power of pro-American cosmopolitan oligarchs could be perceived as anecdotal if it were not for real political events, all the more that led to numerous destructions and human casualties.
Here it must be said that the radicals - russophobes are not at all “harmless fools,” as one might think at first glance. Of course, groups of ten people who call themselves "fourth internationals", "revolutionary workers' parties" and so on, do not look very serious. But in the information society there are enough few days to, if necessary, promote them and attract under their banners thousands of young people with vague political positions. In fact, this is exactly the fall of 2013 - in the winter of 2014. happened in Kiev.
The youth, attracted through social networks, under the banner of the few previously right-wing and left-radical organizations, became the striking force of Maidan, which helped to overthrow the government of Yanukovych. Neo-Nazis, anarchists, Trotskyists - all united in a thirst for street action, throwing out their chronic grievances in opposition to the "Berkut". After the accomplished mission, “cannon fodder” was smoothly erased the “big uncles” - oligarchs and grant suckers from the government’s carpet paths. Young ideological young people, of their own free will, and often against her, were taken as soldiers and sent to the “eastern front” to fight with the militia and destroy the civilian population of Donetsk and Lugansk regions.
The most disgusting manifestation of the essence of the "fifth column" was the public support of the American slander that Russia was guilty of the tragedy with the Malaysian airliner. The interest of the United States to blame the fall of the liner is Russia (not even the militia of Novorossia, namely the Russian Federation) is quite understandable. First of all, it was the United States and the Kiev regime that was in favor of this plane crash, because in the event of further skillful actions, Russia could be blamed for it, imposing additional sanctions and even throwing NATO troops into the “fight against terrorists” in Donetsk and Lugansk regions. The fact that the citizens of the United States and European countries believe in the tales of American and British media misinformation about the fault of Russia in the crash of the liner.
The flow of lies in the Western mass media has long surpassed even Goebbels propaganda and the average American man in the street; in everyday life a person can be quite good, a good professional at work, and in world politics, I'm sorry, you fool, in complete Ukraine the forces of "good" are fighting against the "evil terrorists", behind which stands the "dictator Putin". The poor kind rabbit, a fairy with a scythe, a pastor, a boxer and other "positive heroes", just like in the usual Hollywood fairy-tale, are fighting to the death with armed to the teeth "bear-thugs and balalaikas." But what else can you expect from the American man in the street?
A Russian citizen who supports the “fifth column” and is convinced that his own country and shot down a Malaysian airliner is a completely different case. First of all, being convinced of this himself and trying to convince others of this, he openly stands against his homeland, against all its inhabitants, against its future. In fact, it contributes to further deepening the conflict, provoking possible political, economic and even military measures of the West against the Russian Federation. It turns out that the West, represented by such a Russian consumer of media flows, who has become disillusioned with the “Putin regime,” and by and large simply has a bad idea of what he wants and why, he finds a volunteer in Russia. This modern policeman with foaming at the mouth will prove Russia's guilt in the crash of the plane, without even anticipating the possible consequences of such a position.
The key characteristic of the victim of the manipulative technologies of the Western mass media is the complete absence of a critical assessment of the events taking place, the ability to analyze and compare the facts. Of course, many ardent patriots cannot boast of the latter (unfortunately), but at least at their natural, biological level, there is a love for their homeland, for their people, and hatred for their enemies. The apologist of the anti-Russian position, who “is all so intelligent and thinking of himself,” cannot, as we see, think. Otherwise he would have doubts about the good intentions of the United States. At least, he would remember Serbia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, not to mention the events of bygone years in Vietnam or Korea.
Another feature of the Russophobic consumer of the Western mass media is complete intolerance to an alternative point of view. Blaming patriots of Russia for sympathizing with totalitarianism and authoritarianism, calling them “quilted jackets” and “cattle”, the Russophobe itself does not at all demonstrate a breadth of views. The old liberal principle “your views are not close to me, but I am ready to die for your right to express them” is unknown to him. In this regard, he is much more totalitarian than any supporter of the Syrian or Iranian regime, not to mention the Russian patriots. For Russophobia, there is only one truth - this is false, expounded by the mass media of the United States and its satellites. Any doubt in the veracity of the "American dream" is not allowed and is considered as "fascism", "aiding the terrorists" and so on.
The trouble of modern Russia is the sad fact of the concentration of most of the mass media in the hands of the liberal “fifth column”. A kind of “liberal mafia” in the Russian media was formed and entrenched in the Yeltsin period and is currently a powerful structure that is not going to lose the leverage of media management and, accordingly, the real influence on the minds and behavior of many millions of people. As a result, today Russia is losing the information war to the West. Thanks to the information openness of Russian society, which, by the way, is much higher than in the same “democratic Ukraine”, where the open expression of its pro-Russian positions can lead to the most unpredictable consequences, the views of the “fifth column” are widely spread in Russia.
"The Sixth Column"
On the other hand, it is impossible to forget about, in the terminology of the famous philosopher Alexander Dugin, the “sixth column”. Unlike the obvious Russophobes, the “sixth column” does not seek to openly declare its hatred towards Russia. Her credo is to advocate "for peace", "so that there is no war" (although the war is already under way), to call for the self-estrangement of the Russian state from solving the situation in Donetsk and Lugansk. Thanks to manipulative technologies, the so-called “anti-war” and, in fact, defeatist sentiments have become widely spread in Russian society.
It is sad that the “sixth column” has very strong positions in the power structures. If the “fifth column” includes outspoken russophobes, represented to a large extent by the “demonship” of the old school and the “advanced youth”, the “sixth column” is often made up of respectable inhabitants of all kinds of offices - both at the federal and regional levels. It is they who are responsible for blocking possible decisive actions of Russia, for spreading devil-may-care attitude and defeatism in Russian society. Representatives of the "sixth column" are driven by the notorious "selfish interest", concern about the safety of their capital in Western banks, their real estate on the Spanish and French coast. On 100% they also experience a purely mental aversion to people who have become heroes of the events in Novorossiya. Young and determined leaders of the Donetsk and Lugansk republics cause their fears - no matter how similar or the same patriots would drive them away from their homes in their own offices.
Many Russian inhabitants are inclined in the spirit that the population of Donbass and Luhansk region should be left alone with Ukraine to solve their problems on their own, while demanding that they stop receiving refugees. There is also a widespread view that Russia should not “succumb to provocations” and respond to the aggressive actions of the Ukrainian army. Although not so long ago, a forty-six-year-old man, the father of four children, had already died as a result of shelling the territory of the Rostov region. Who will return the family of her husband and father? How to explain to his relatives that Russia did not take action in response to the murder of its citizen? Representatives of the “sixth column” have the same answer to these questions - “if only there was no war”.
It is obvious that in the event of the defeat of the militias in Novorossia, Ukraine will not stop. To take back the Crimea the radical nationalists will demand, in any case, the Kiev government, if it does not wish for itself the fate of Yanukovych, there will be very few maneuvers to avoid the need to go to the Crimea with war. But in the latter case, Russia will not go anywhere from the need to respond to aggression, because otherwise it will have to re-give the Crimea and say goodbye to the claims to the status of a great power.
In any case, Russia should not forget not only how to strengthen its position on an international scale and adequately solve the current situation, but also about internal security. The activity of the “fifth” and “sixth” columns needs a thorough study and analysis of possible consequences, respectively - and taking measures to ensure the national security of the Russian state from the encroachments of external opponents and their internal minions that cause direct harm to the country.
A good option would be to switch to the practice of real responsibility of public figures, politicians, bloggers, journalists for public anti-Russian statements, accusing Russia of “supporting terrorists”, slandering the Russian people and the patriotic movement. At least, these measures will be able to weed out that part of the “fifth” and “sixth” columns, which acts according to its voluntary delusions and, accordingly, is the most massive. As for professional Russophobes, the conversation with them can be short, up to and including deprivation of Russian citizenship and expulsion from the Russian Federation, to those states that most correspond to their ideas about the "ideal society". By the way, these proposed measures are very liberal - pro-American regimes in all countries of the world dealt with their ideological opponents much more cruelly. Suffice it to recall the fate of the Communists in Turkey, Chile, and South Korea — wherever the pro-American military-oligarchic dictatorships came to power.
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