No, it is not for nothing that Russian senators sit down their pants! “Our hands are not for boredom!” - as if they want to show through all their activities. Who said that the level of patriotism cannot be measured, that patriotism is either there or it does not exist - and every citizen has his own idea of it? Say, Dmitry Medvedev from the Kremlin is one thing, while Vanya Lykov from Omsk is somewhat different. And Ramzan Kadyrov from Chechnya is the third ... Isakov, a formerly notable athlete-weightlifter, invented a universal scale and a “patriometer” device, which will allow, like in sports, to set objective assessments of “regional patriotism”.
And also through these pribluda to cultivate the most loyal, and not some kind of home-grown patriotism in the children of Russia. This education should, according to the glorious weightlifter, take place in "educational institutions, sports and patriotic, military sports or sports and technical clubs." Who would argue with that! But where are these clubs now? You will not find them during the day with fire in the regions of our large homeland, climbing more and more into depression. And therefore, the main source of patriotism for children remains news TV channels and family.
According to the news, of course, we have the whole patriotic openwork: the great Putin, the rainbow Crimea, black Obama, pliable Merkel and crazy Ukraine, who foolishly surrendered to their own, and not to our oligarchs.
But here parents, who sometimes have nothing to support their pants, break this patriotism every now and then - for the lack of education of which the senator offers to tantrum "personally the heads of administrations". And this, too, would be true - who, if not they, who are uprooted on their path to the thieves, are responsible for the fall of their pants at the heads of the poor families!
True, the criteria of patriotism are still lagging behind, “on the ground”, from the new “patriometer Isakov.” Our province is accustomed to living "according to the old days", in the old-fashioned way: where the most votes are for United Russia and for Putin, patriotism is stronger there. At the same time, no clubs and sports and patriotic sections do not need anything. Even on the contrary, without these foci of culture, it is even better to push the voters lowered into the economic pit: a hundred rubles will be in their hands — and all will show the wonders of patriotism in the elections!
But if we approach the problem raised by Isakov, by and large, we must take it higher than the regions, schools, and dead teenage clubs. It is necessary to take the highest echelons of power by the gills, where the greatest disagreements are with patriotism.
To start at least with the same Federation Council, the State Duma, the Cabinet and the Kremlin: do they use domestic cars, telephones, home appliances, clothes, watches, etc.? Where are our tops treated and rested, where are their stashes kept, where do their adult kids study and live? And the younger ones, who have not yet been washed away for permanent residence in Europe and America, do they go to patriotic circles at the place of residence, do they participate in the patriotic game “Zarnitsa”?
And if the “Isometrov’s patriometer” is sent to the whole legion of our supreme patriots, I fear it will immediately scale up and break down, having gone far beyond zero. Such are, alas, wiped pants of our gospatriotism. It is the duty of the authorities to educate patriotism among the people — but where are its personal examples in this matter? A terrible question that undermines the very foundations of the current official patriotism!