It may even be. If you approach this wisely.
At the weekend, one of my cable channels (“Spas”) saw an interesting dialogue. I did not watch the program from the beginning, so I caught the essence, maybe not in full. But caught the following.
Two people talked on the air. A rather young priest, from somewhere in Siberia, and of indeterminate age, a man, a laureate of something there stories, candidate and so on. Names and surnames are not important here in principle, since it will be about him, about the principle of approach to the topic.
Recorded the following dialogue.
Historian: How do you think a true patriot should honor and respect the faith of his ancestors?
Priest: Of course, at least - respect, precisely because it is the faith of his grandfathers and great-grandfathers.
Historian: Yes, because with the name of God, our ancestors did a lot of glorious deeds! Even Suvorov wrote to Potemkin: "Thank God, thank you, Turtukai is taken, and I am there!"
Priest: Everything done for the good of the state, a feat of arms or labor is a godly deed ...
Historian: But if we honor Suvorov, Kutuzov, all those who created our country, then we must honor the covenants according to which they acted?
Priest: Yes. And the church, in turn, is working to ensure that the memory of the defenders of the Russian land, from Alexander Nevsky and Dmitry Donskoy to the present day, is not erased from the memory of people.
Historian: In your opinion, should a true patriot of Russia, believing as his ancestors, comply with all the commandments of the church?
Priest: Of course I must. A true patriot is not only one who is willing to lay down his life for the sake of his Motherland, but also one who honors his parents, properly educates his children, lives according to the precepts of our Lord.
Historian: So, a patriot should also accept such concepts as sin, repentance, repentance?
Priest: Yes. Awareness of committing unrighteous acts and repentance is the way to the purification of the soul. For this is the mystery of confession, in which the believer can lay his actions at the feet of our Lord and repent if he has sinned.
I will not bore reading further, perhaps it would be easier to lay out the record, but this passage is enough, in my opinion. For further it began such that for myself I concluded that apparently, due to inexperience, the priest was simply substituted. Because further the bagpipes began about what we should repent to the whole world.
Say, out of context? Sure, not a problem. Visit RBC, "Rain" and so on. There a day at least once say on this topic.
In principle, I, as a person standing far from the church, are quite far away, this repentance seems to be all the same. If we proceed from those dogmas that I am a sinner from birth, then it’s like one more sin, one less ... Then I repent in bulk. But the trend itself ...
And the trend is fun. If this were an isolated case, then one could simply forget and erase it from memory. But all the time, the urge and calls for repentance continue. We must repent for Stalin, for Beria, for Afghanistan, for Abkhazia and Ossetia, for the Donbass, for the Crimea, for Syria ... Are we patriots? Are we Orthodox? Well, not all, but most. ROC in this regard well done. They neither yes nor no speak on this subject. More precisely, they say, but without specifying what exactly we should repent of. Just have to, for sinners. This means that everyone chooses for himself what to repent of. And everyone determines for himself where he sinned.
Here, of course, the field is not plowed in this regard. For, as recent events have vividly shown, to the same Chubais, the question of repentance does not even score a head at all.
Why then those patriots climb? Yes, they also consider themselves patriots of Russia. They also want for Russia only a bright future. But about this very future, they have very peculiar concepts. Like red and white a hundred years ago.
Why do you need this repentance? Yes, and those who are clearly not with us in the same trench? It's simple. The humiliation of the enemy, the opportunity to present him before the whole world in brown is the main task of our enemies. And to do it better from the inside, with the help of just such repentant.
Those who will moan on the topic "Why do we need Crimea", "Why do we need Donbass", "What have we forgotten in Syria" and further on the list? For some reason it seems that the list will continue. Stalin is so for swinging. Everything is clear with him, and it’s just fine that everything turned out according to his words. The wind of history blew the dirt off his monument. Not for everyone, of course, but this is not for everyone.
You know, I just can’t even imagine in the USA patriots of my country who want to repent. For the ditched Indians, for the Japanese burned in atomic fire, for the Vietnamese poisoned and burned by napalm. Just can not imagine this.
So why should we? Moreover, why do we let them broadcast on TV channels? Maybe we should take the practice of the most democratic country in the world? I admit, by the way, that they have patriots who want to repent, there are. But it is necessary to search not on TV channels, but in Guantanamo, Kuhn, Airway-Heights, Monroe, and other equally attractive places. There, apparently, and repent.
But in Russia for some reason, you can call for universal repentance. On quite a Russian TV channels. No question, this is also a part of democracy. Summon But on the more familiar "Voice of America", "Free Europe" and other waste bins.
An obvious flaw on the part of the information committee.
More precisely, this flaw has been known for a long time, but there is an opinion (and it is not only mine) that it’s time to twist the Gadget. Enough
Let's learn from the Americans. In a good sense of this expression. Learning that everything that a Russian does is done for the benefit of Russia. The question immediately arises that there are Russians like Kasyanov, Chubais, Navalny, who, as it were, do not quite fall into this category. More precisely, do not fall from the word "absolutely".
And here everything is simple. We must make them non-Russians. How it was done in the USSR. Passport to the teeth, to the border - and forward to democracy. Yes, this is a difficult question. But here it is necessary to give a voice in the appropriate scale. As an option - through those who want to sit in the Duma. And with a hint that can not be removed - recall. And this is for a candidate vbabahavshih a lot of money and did not have time to repel them - a terrible dream and awakening in a cold sweat.
And with the means of mass informing the Russians on the money of the West in the same way to do. Democracy? Come on! You can bring a bunch of "free" countries and formations, ranging from the DPR and ending with the United States, where there is complete order with censorship. And nothing, everyone is alive, and if you believe the media, everyone is happy.
Of course, rain type serpentariums are useful for glare for those who want to repent to the whole world and the West in particular. Well, let them work. But it is necessary to take appropriate measures. What, we have few places for repentance? Well, Solovki is now a museum, but there are Kolyma and all sorts of places in Yakutia where there are not enough workers. Let the same Sobchak, who drags clothes from a couturier for thousands of euros, will sew at least five quilted jackets per shift. Already benefit to the state.
The whole world has realized that we do not take power. But this is a past stage since the Soviet Union. There, too, it all began with the repentance of Bonner, Sakharov, Solzhenitsyn, Shalamov and others. And how did it all end?
Suddenly in Syria it turned out that we have bombers, ships, fighters, helicopters and missiles. In the forehead will not climb. From the cracks climb just these lovers repent. Now it's time to remember that not only ointments and anti-irritant gels work well from bugs, but dichlorvos also works well.