N. Khrushchev / right]
Identify the problem
Russia began fighting in Syria against the fanatical terrorists of the "IG". The opinion that prevails in the vast expanses of the Russian Internet reads like this: "We are so cool, ISIS will soon otgrebet in full, our army is the coolest, Putin is a superman, he said at the UN Assembly and did, ah well done! Putin is doing everything right and the one who does not support our "sunflower" is the enemy of our country! "
I was amazed at how much joy and comments there were about it. And this "joy" flows from all TV programs, magazines and newspapers. Lenin spoke about this:
"There is nothing more smug than smug optimism."
However, I would like to understand the reasons for the desire of the majority to support military operations in the Middle East.
1. People like that Russia has declared itself. Loud. I will not evaluate all aspects, they are familiar to many. I can only say about the rear. To speak out loud, you need a strong economy with a certain margin of fat. Unfortunately, things are not as strong as we (and the West) want to be shown in order to conduct combat operations.
2. There is confidence in the majority that such an action would be a good start for the future. As in economic terms (this is about future military contracts from Syria, Iraq, Iran and most likely Egypt and the closure of the Qatari gas pipeline project that destroys Gazprom’s plans in Europe), and political ones (about recognizing Russia as an equal player in the "Big Game" ").
Actually, the reasons for this end. The disadvantages are political, economic isolation, openly weak eastern allies (the east is a special world), but the most important thing is that Russia was dragged into a "showdown" where no one could find the "extreme", but the whole world now knows what will be asked for the result from the Russian Federation. And all this will happen against the backdrop of Russophobic hysteria, which inflated the West.
Moreover, the fact that the Russians will now clean up the mess that the Western "partners" created is not worrying about the Russians, since now is the peak of the emotional explosion, very skillfully supported by our media. Sadly, of course, but this fact can be understood, since by historical to the standards of the Russian Federation-this is a teenager. So, if we continue the analogy with a person, then an “emotional explosion (affect) is characterized by a rapidly developing emotional reaction of high intensity with a weakening of volitional control over behavior and an easier transition to action. This is a short-term phenomenon, after which there comes a breakdown or even complete indifference, drowsiness " In our country, this usually happens - either euphoria or depression. It’s somehow impossible to stay in the middle. The bitter “scum” will begin much later, and now the people are rejoicing and rejoicing that the Russian Aerospace Forces will be able to solve the problem with the self-proclaimed “state” by bombarding strongholds with bombs.
Do not be so naive fellow citizens. Military actions change fanatics impossible. Especially those who are willing to die for their ideas. Once Victor Hugo said:
"You can break the sword, you can not destroy the idea."
There are only two options.
Either offer your powerful and beautiful Idea, which will win the hearts and thoughts of, in fact, unhappy people (I do not condone terrorism, but such "bloody decisions" come to people only when ALL OTHER normal life options have ended). And you need to start with yourself, show this idea in your country. Why in your country - you will understand from the rest of the text of the article.
Either burn down the entire Middle East, on which the Caliphate again raises its head (the main thing at this time is not to tear the navel over to our own country, in which already stagnation and attenuation in the economy).
History and consequences
Let me remind you that the ideas of the "World" Caliphate (in various manifestations) periodically arise over hundreds of years. And at the same time, “ideological perversions”, discrediting the very essence of Islam, were always seen. An example is Wahhabism, which originated in the 18 century and was caused by the exacerbation of socio-economic and political conditions between parts of the Bedouin population in Arabia. But any idea can be brought to insanity. Now the adherents of this trend oppose themselves not only to the Islamic world, but also to the states within which they live. I will give a couple of quotes:
“Now, Wahhabism is understood not as a concrete and clearly expressed religious idea, but as a set of ideologies of Islamic origin, advocating extreme intolerance towards other believers and dissenters. And justifying their murder. Simply put, traditional Muslims get along with representatives of other confessions, but Wahhabis do not. ”
“The central place in the ideological platform of Wahhabism’s supporters is the concept of non-recognition of any authority deviating from the sharia regulations.”
In other words, supporters of this trend will never calm down and do not accept the rules established in Russia. However ... Legally, Wahhabism is not prohibited in Russia. And it is not prohibited, which means it is allowed. There are several regional prohibiting laws (adopted in Chechnya and Dagestan), but they are of local application and even contradict federal legislation. Why in Russia have not yet banned Wahhabism, if it challenges the foundations of the state? There may be several answers, but I would single out one. It is necessary for someone, and at the very "Olympus"! Most likely, it is needed as a kind of “vent” or “scapegoat”, on which one can “dump” the accumulated sins and divert the attention of the population.
Of course, the Wahhabis in the Russian Federation have not yet reached the point to which the Americans brought the people of Iraq, where, in fact, "ISIL" emerged. However, there are tendencies of a similar spread of "viral" ideology in Mother Russia. In one of the issues of the program “Time” on the “First Channel” it was said that the number of Wahhabis in the Russian Federation exceeded 700 thousand people, and their centers operate in all regions. The most powerful, in addition to the North Caucasus, operate in Tatarstan, Bashkortostan, Mordovia, Saratov, Orenburg, Penza and Nizhny Novgorod regions.
“In fact, jihad on the creation of an Islamic caliphate on the territory of the country begins to unfold in the center of Russia and in the Volga region,” said Mufti Farid Khazrat Salman, head of the Council of Ulams of the Russian Association of Islamic Consensus.
This is the situation we have in Russia, where, as it turns out, there is enough of its problems associated with the flow, very similar to the "IG". And then there will be a relevant question that has already been asked in the comments on the site: "And where were you, the young ones, were when these sharashka were able to crush in the bud? In other words, why are you struggling with the consequences, but not with the root cause?" And indeed, where are the actions of our authorities when something bad is ripening in Russia itself? The answer is simple - the authorities decided to fight weapons against the ideas of "IG" which for some reason became attractive to many residents of the Russian Federation. And Russia will fight in the territory of Syria and Iraq. Our house, as usual, will be put out later, when it will be late.
Therefore, the conclusion is brewing very bad. The operation launched in Syria will not solve the causes, but will only hit the "tails" - the militants. So without removing the root causes - their idea.
So, maybe you need to listen to Catherine II, who ruled 34 of the year on the “throne of Russia”. She said:
"They are not fighting with ideas with guns."
Our ancestors have already faced similar crises. The latest example, and the brightest, is the October Revolution. The Bolsheviks rather successfully solved the issue of the “bad royal past” and offered their way. And so successfully, that they managed to prove to the people that it was still simply impossible to live.
"The surest way to discredit a new idea and harm it is to bring it to the point of absurdity in the name of protecting it" (Vladimir Lenin).
I think the task of diplomats, representatives of traditional Islam of Russia, the government, philosophers, finally, should be similar. It is necessary to level - i.e. destroy, smooth out the differences between the views on Islam, which is propagated by the "IG" and the same Wahhabis, should begin the propaganda and ideological processing of "potential followers of the" IG, "you should start publishing books and articles. In other words - to popularize Russian traditional Islam through the media, mosques and madrasas.
And this should be done only in conjunction with the New Idea.
"Human activity is fruitless and insignificant when it is not inspired by a high idea" (Nikolai Chernyshevsky).
As I wrote above, you need to start with yourself. We must give an Idea or Ideology for our citizens.
Moreover, such an Idea, which would be in harmony with the mentality of the Russians, is understandable and transparent for everyone who would get acquainted with it. The idea with which we would start to build a State, and would not continue "to finish the remnants of the Soviet legacy." I will not say that I have a ready Idea, it would be too presumptuous. However, if the thinking part of the people, which understands the logic and interrelation of events, begins to look for options and begins to unite, then the Idea will surely “mature”.
"State power is impossible without the implementation of the national idea" (Peter Struve).
Unfortunately, our society is still devoid of ideas, moreover, the country does not even have the image of the state that our descendants should have. While we are eating the "old stocks". But they will end sometime, don't they? So you need to think now.
Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote: "Without a cohesive, common, moral, and civic idea, it is impossible to bring up a generation and put it into life!"
Here we must give it to Russia, otherwise we can never defend ourselves against other Ideas. And we certainly will not be able to fight off the Word weapons. For an example, do not go far. Our ancestors won Fascism, but the communist ideology was not able to crush the ideas of Nazism, because it itself “gave ends” and did not become the best example of how to live. Proving its vitality in practice. And now, after 70 years, these ideas, sadly, are shared by some of our people, luring young people into their ranks. Moreover, the state, realizing that it was difficult to fight with ideas, decided to ban symbolism. But it did not give (did not invent) anything in return. Agree that because of this prohibition, fewer nationalists are gone. They just went into the shadows. Until the time.
“Anyone who retires from ideas ultimately remains at the same feelings” (Johann von Goethe).
And it’s too bad that the main idea of the 21 century in Russia turned out to be unprincipled, fixed by law. It simply will not allow to adequately react to any attack on the ideological front, leaving only the possibility of "saber-rattling". And this needs to be corrected, since our citizens deliberately choose another side.