The most significant task for today is the creation of a new ideology of Russia. Relatively calm times end in the entire post-Soviet space. The political tsunami threatens to cover the split Russian world. Only the ideology of organic unity can save us.
So after all, everything has been said. Collectives of specialists have created works on the construction of a completely decent future for Russia. Here is the capital “Russian doctrine” - in it, from my point of view, almost everything is correct, but the six-volume “National Idea of Russia”, a hundred of talented scientists and mere mortals seemed to be working on it and should not object to science. But the work of the Center S.E. Kurginyan-they are building their political building, but again they are trying to build a society without God ...
A.P. Nevyatov and his colleagues successfully create the world of the ideas of “Non-politics”, based on the ideas of Chinese philosophy and much more.
Overactive N.V. Starikov and his associates quickly and successfully build the subject of strategic action, developing their ideology. "Bless all luck!"
And how many sensible ideas have the supporters of the “Concept of Public Security” given out to the surface! But I personally am not very interested in everything that is being built without the main thing, without Orthodoxy.
The ideologist of “Eurasianism”, philosopher, psychologist and political scientist A.G. Dugin fills many gaps in his work in building a new world view of Russia, because he analyzes the archetypes of the Russian people and calls for building a new ideology of our nation based on its agreement with the unconscious component of the Russian-Russian world.
Of course, S.Yu. Glazyev, S.S.Gubanov, V.Yu.Katasonov can tell us about a completely adequate economic and financial future for Russia, but we all remember that during Soviet times the country's economic power was much greater than today but everything collapsed. The author is convinced that the correct economic and financial policy of the state is a direct consequence of its ideology based on Orthodoxy.
I carefully read all of the above and much more, but this not only did not soothe, but, on the contrary, caused an ever-growing alarm. In my opinion, the most important thing is not said, because many intelligent ideas are not organically combined, they do not beat at one point, they cannot capture the deep consciousness of the people, because they are not able to unite the physical and spiritual world with a full measure. The authors of most well-known concepts of the future of Russia, in spite of their optimism, essentially assert that today a creative impulse to the future is impossible, because all of them, explicitly or implicitly, build an ideological building on the priority of material, economic and financial values. And this is the way to break the ties between people and God and, therefore, this is the path to nowhere. If anyone speaks about the priority of spiritual values, then there is no story about the “technologies” of achieving the goals set.
And, for example, D. Salikhov’s “Russian National Idea” looks like a quite fair “project task” for the near future, but it remains unclear how to turn it into a “Common Cause”.
Meanwhile, there are many signs that the matrix of the Russian-Russian civilization is quite successfully destroyed today. There is a recoding not only of consciousness, but also of the unconscious world of our children.
There is a war of meanings. Who will win it? This is a big question. Today we lose in it ...
However, there is an opinion that maybe the ideology of the country should not be created - it will be born in the depths of the people? You can certainly hope for such a version of events, but, as you know, “the enemy does not sleep,” but quite successfully undermines the foundation of our civilization, it literally reprograms the people. In our time, schoolchildren of Podolsk and Boston painted similar pictures on similar topics - it was absolutely impossible until recently, because the children of Russia and the United States belonged to different worlds ...
So what is the main problem of modern Russia? What questions should be answered first of all by the specialists working on the creation of our new outlook? ..
We agree that the main problems of modern Russia are that only public repentance will clear the way to the future, but it is impossible today for many reasons. But if the rational programs of the “Common Affairs” begin their work, then in our country there will naturally arise “force fields” capable of uniting people for adequate action. After all, always an organic association of people begins with the performance of common creative work. I am convinced that it is the concrete, meaningful for all, “Common cause” of Russia that will help throw off the ridiculous obsession that our people are immersed in today.
Reflecting on modern projects of arrangement of Russia, I suddenly remembered N.V. Gogol. While reading the surviving passages of the second part of Dead Souls, one can understand that he tried to make a successful entrepreneur, Conjeglo, a hero who paved the way to the future. Chichikov admired them endlessly. In his farm: "Every pig looks like a master" and "Every rubbish gives income." And N.Gogol tried to create the image of a wonderful (ideal) governor - a true patriot of Russia.
It was then that it dawned on me that today's ideal of the active majority of our citizens is the provision of opportunities and powers for “Constanzheglo”, which the administrative authority of all levels should support.
And the bad thing is that few people rise above this dream. In my opinion, because of the image of the future of Russia that is widespread today, the highest meaning fell out. Alas, too many quite reasonable people are convinced that it is the implementation of the “national power and national economy” scenario that is the long-awaited benefit of Russia.
But this is infinitely far from the messianic role of the Third Rome. It seems quite probable that Russia is required to fulfill its main duty to the Lord God, and this is not a satisfactory solution to our material problems. Their solution is a by-product of the right path.
If our path is the religious Transfiguration of Russia, then it is clear what needs to be told about what it means. So what needs to be done today to create a strong connection between our people and their spiritual world?
This is what needs to be told, for there is only one single Project, which Russia is simply obliged to execute, a Project that, for the time being, is hidden from the eyes of even quite insightful people and which is set forth in the Holy Scripture ...
Yes, one can accept the provisions of the “Russian ideology” of St. Seraphim (Sobolev), however, it is probably clear to everyone that in order to change the situation for the better, it is necessary to deal with the main internal defects of the social structure of Russia. It is clear that if this is not done, then the tragic scenarios of the past will inevitably repeat.
If I agree with the main provisions of the “Russian National Idea” by D.Salikhov and the text of the “Manifesto of the“ Revival of Russia ”Movement”, then, nevertheless, I cannot help but ask myself questions that most likely come to mind to anyone who seriously thought about implementation of the Project "Moscow - Third Rome".
Two well-known statements, for example, raise obvious questions: "The Russian people are the people of the God-bearer," "Mass apostasy took place in Russia, the ideals of Holy Russia were rejected by the Russians."
It is difficult to combine-understand. After all, the reference to internal and external enemies, to the betrayal of the elites, and even to the apostasy of the people, in our opinion, do not pull a satisfactory answer on the merits of the events that took place in Russia at the beginning of the twentieth century, therefore not everyone is satisfied with these explanations. Should we not look for the cause of the superfast death of the Russian Empire, relying on a deeper analysis of the processes that took place in our country over the long term?
Most likely, the parishioner of the Orthodox parish cannot develop this topic, since he will have to say that our Church is to blame for the events of the early 20th century. For me, Orthodox priests are selfless people who do hard and most significant work every day for the sake of the very existence of our people, so to speak words of condemnation about them is a great sin for me.
I will quote judgment on this topic from Archpriest Arseny, which is described in the book “Father Arseny”.
It was in 1947 year, in one of the camps of the Gulag, during a fierce dispute between prisoners. They argued about the ongoing arbitrariness and the black series of events in the USSR. Some of the prisoners remembered Arseni’s father and asked him to comment on this topic. He explained in detail why the cruelty of the camps and prisons and the mass landings of innocents are a direct consequence of the apostasy of the “educated” stratum of society in the Russian Empire, and he admitted that it had come to the church environment. Our Church can be immaculately strong. This is a task not only for the clergy, but also for the people and the authorities. This is the task that we all have to do. This is how the author understands the words of Arseny’s father ...
Repentance is the change of a person so that under no circumstances will he allow the repetition of his sins and will not depart from the laws of consent with God. The repentance of the people is not the scattering of ashes in the head in regret of what was done to them by a nasty 50 or 100 years ago, but this execution of the General cause, which would put both us and our children in a state of agreement with God and would rule out any apostasy That is exactly what should be told in the Revival Project of Russia.
In 1916, the Orthodox Church of Russia had approximately 360000 clergymen, and throughout the 19th century, the state actively supported the Church. She, in turn, supported the monarchs, and, in general, the entire state structure of our country. Why, at the beginning of the twentieth century, there was no proper symphony of spiritual and secular power in Russia? And why the apostasy of our people has become a mass phenomenon? And why, today, when the power elite has no inclination to serve their country with faith and truth, and the Church has only 36000 clergy, do we still expect the implementation of the “Moscow - Third Rome” Project?
By the way, why did the Orthodox Byzantium, having made the True State religion, yet fell under the blows of many unfavorable circumstances? Experts answer this question in the same way: they say there were many external and internal enemies, there was a betrayal of the elites and the wrong behavior of the people, and someone would say that there was not everything in the Church ...
So L.N.Gumilyov may be right, arguing that any state after a certain passionate rise and take-off will necessarily fall into the “fall” phase — extinction and “winter” -death?
Somehow I still can not believe it. How can it be? Why? It is in man that the mechanism of death comes, and in a society that is oriented towards the fulfillment of divine laws, there is everything for eternal life. Therefore, we must again and again ask ourselves: how does a country in which the people and the sovereign serve God with faith and truth, and therefore do not lose touch with Him, suddenly fall into the destruction zone?
The words of the protective Psalm 90 (1-6) come to mind
"He who dwells under the shelter of the Most High under the shadow of the Almighty rests,
He says to the Lord: "my refuge and my protection
My God, in whom I trust! "
He will deliver you from the net of a catcher, from a fatal ulcer,
he shall dawn with his feathers, and under his wings
you will be safe; shield and fence are His truth.
Do not fear horror in the night, arrows flying in the day,
an ulcer walking in the dark, an infection devastating at noon ... ”
Well, people can not God-bearing suddenly go the way of mass apostasy. There must be some internal cause of this phenomenon.
To understand this problem - to save the country.