Yes, at least 95% of the population of our planet are domestic idiots.
I agree, this is not the most successful first phrase for an article, but the fact remains that it has to be considered.
And therefore, before accusing me of terry snobbery, even if it is reasonable, look around. If you are not a Mongolian shepherd or lighthouse keeper in the Norwegian fjords, but you are in a megapolis in a relatively crowded place, then looking out of the window, you can easily count such five to seven people as obvious idiots and as many as hidden.
In the morning the young lady barely waddles in strip heels with two packages of products from Auchan, the old woman cheerfully rysachit at the red light, making the drivers gray, the part of the office plankton crawled in dermantine shoes to smoke cheap cigarettes, sticking a new sixth iPhone, and the brightly smoky cheap cigarettes, sticking into the new sixth iPhone, the brightly smoky cigarettes, cheap cigarettes, sticking into the new sixth iPhone, the brightly smoky cigarettes, cheap cigarettes, sticking into the new sixth iPhone, the brightly smoky cigarettes, cheap cigarettes, sticking to the new sixth iphone, won the brightly smoky cheap cigarettes, sticking into the new sixth iphone, won the brightly smoky cheap cigarettes, sticking to the new sixth iphone, won the brightly smoky cheap cigarettes, sticking to the new sixth iphone, won the brightly smoky cigarette a leopard top is parked on a rhinestone in three places, a mom treats a three-year-old child with chips and cola, and next to the playground, teens drink beer and listen to rapper Syavu, uncle with traces of iodine mesh on her face, tingling zirconium pulling bracelets, dragging Chizhevsky's chandelier, eating shawarma with mayonnaise on the move, and a little further at the subway, her aunt cheerfully snapping up fresh rabbit from the bomzhevaty seller, and a man sneaks off an advertisement about a miraculous device that increases the member by 10 cm at a time, and a woman extended gel nails tear off a piece of paper with the telephones of the hereditary witch Adelaide, who promises a love spell, a cuff, a turn through a double solid and a wreath of celibacy ...
And somewhere around the corner people are in a hurry to go home, so as not to be late for “Let's get married”, buy a new bestseller Dontsova, fight for Stas Mikhailov tickets, stand in line to get a foreign currency loan to buy fur coats made from artificial nutria, carries pepsi caps hoping to win a car, buys goods from a Canadian wholesale company at a discount, sends SMS to a short number and sends money to a Nigerian millionaire, who then promises to send a million from the inheritance ... And this is all around us - that same notorious objective reality s, given us in sensation.
And now closer to the topic of the story.
The main task of a normal socially oriented state is to look after idiots.
To protect our citizens from themselves, try to reduce the destructive power of everyday idiocy to a minimum, allowing the human population to reproduce normally, to make sure that even the most stupid dolbodjel can live to a calm old age, not allowing this 95% itself to harm too much in one way or another yourself and others. And his country, including.
In mechanics, there is such a thing: “protection against a fool” is when smart people sit and think for a long time how to ensure that those who get into 95% do not break the device, do not chop off their fingers, do not make a fire or do not crack them all to edren fen, including themselves.
And the better the state, the more humane, more humane and civilized it is, the more “fool-proof protection” is included in it. And vice versa.
And it seems to me that our nostalgia for the USSR is connected, in addition to childhood pleasant memories, primarily due to the fact that the socialist system did not have (and is unlikely to have already) analogues in terms of protecting citizens from themselves, in terms of caring for so that any person, regardless of his origin, environment, intellectual and physical potential, could live his life and self-realize as comfortably and adequately as possible.
After all, in social life “protection from a fool” (or rather, protection of the fool himself) means that even if you are not the smartest, not the most beautiful, not the most talented, not the most enterprising, punchy, then you will still have a roof over head, work, giving a guaranteed piece of bread with sausage, free medicine and education for your children and a pension in old age. And the trolley bus driver, laboratory technician at the scientific research institute, tractor driver, turner, mechanic, livestock breeder, trackman are not losers, “do not fit into the market,” but normal, necessary and socially important professions that allow people to be proud of them.
In addition, most people are slaves. And it is vital for them that someone say what and how they should do, where to go, what to strive for, what to believe in, who to love, whom to fear, where not to go, because they will kill. Otherwise they are lost. Or they make deliberately wrong decisions, falling for the bait of scam artists of all stripes - from criminal to political.
Excessive autonomy in making decisions to the majority only to the detriment. And the phrase "do not listen to anyone, think only with your head" is valid only if there is something to think about. But most people are not as smart as they think.
And if an immature, not too smart and not too strong-willed person is left to himself, if you do not put any clear restrictions and guidelines, but at the same time provide him with the minimum necessary for survival - so that he does not have to fight for life and food - then such a person will definitely start to degrade . And it can irrevocably break their own lives and even their own country.
If you give him a choice between Dom-2 and transmission in astronomy, between Enrique Caruso and Timati, between working as a teacher in a rural school or as a sales manager in a beautiful office, between studying for a microbiologist or a swift career as a reality show star, between family loyalty and the opportunity to have everything that moves, between the ideals of friendship and mutual aid and terry selfishness, between the brotherhood of people or the pride of national identity, between easy money and the social significance of their own lives, between the video about saving whales roller with Kim Kardashian, he chooses Kardashian ass.
Output? Do not give such a choice, in which one of the options is degradation.
What, in fact, did in the USSR.
To deprive people of the possibility of a wrong choice is a blessing, and not a restriction of freedom. Unless, of course, you consider the opportunity to pin your testicles to the pavement as the meaning and crown of your life. Then yes, then the USSR is a scoop, a damned totalitarianism, a prison of nations, a strangler of liberties, queues for sausage and "a billion people who were shot personally by Stalin."
All ideology, all politics, all social and cultural spheres were focused on protecting citizens from any tragic life situations and disasters, to make them better, smarter, healthier, morally higher and cleaner.
Are you an idiot nihilist and do not care about your health? Now it is your choice, you are a free person, you can get cured and undergo regular examinations, you can live sick. Under capitalism, nobody cares, the worse your health is - the higher premiums insurance companies will lose from you. And in the USSR they restricted the freedom to choose physical culture, health sections, regular medical examinations, mandatory fluorography, vouchers to a sanatorium, and free medical facilities within walking distance.
You are an idiot workaholic to the detriment of the family - well, the owner of the business in which you work is very happy. But the Labor Code severely limited your right to plow on Uncle 7 / 24, literally forcing you to rest for the allotted time.
Are you an idiot drunk? Now this is purely your problems (well, and your unfortunate relatives), you are a free person, you can drink even to the green hell, wine and vodka magnates will thank you. And in the USSR, oh, horror, they took you to a sobering-up station, and then they pesochili at a party meeting, put it in appearance, deprived them of the thirteenth salary. And sometimes even forcibly treated in LTP, forcing quit addiction.
You are a stupid idiot, an artistic person, looking for yourself, dreaming of becoming a soloist of a rock band, a famous writer, a renowned artist, but for now you play the guitar in the boiler room, begging money from your mother? No, it will not work, if you please go to work in order to have a normal income, a guaranteed retirement in old age and at least some occupation in life if all of a sudden you don’t happen to be the second John Lennon. But after all, an article for parasitism is violence against a creative person, deprivation of the right to homeless, how is it possible ?!
Are you a family of rogue idiots? The songs around the fire, mosquitoes, the forest sun, from the property - a backpack and a guitar, in the past - unsuccessful marriages and seven children for two? It's okay, go ahead, the state will take care of the children - a roof over your head, free food, education, creative and physical development, access to social elevators even in those cases when parents are not able to take responsibility for their own children. And under capitalism, everyone is now sleeping side by side in a tent, and even juvenile justice will look after the children in a new friendly gay family ...
Are you an idiot womanizer and also married? Givi from a flower stand, sellers of sweets and condoms applaud you. At your disposal hotels for rent, dating sites for one night, sex salons, paid venereologic clinics and expensive lawyers for divorces. And in the totalitarian scoop they demanded marital fidelity, they could have completely excluded from the ranks of the CPSU just for the inconsistency with the moral image of the builder of communism. And if for the sake of such an unexpected love a person was ready to go for it, then the feelings were truly real, and not just a primitive amoral.
Are you an idiot dissident? You listen to the Voice of America at night, you dream of giving your country to plunder the enemies for the sake of the opportunity to live beautifully yourself? Do you agree that the strangers rule you, if only you could get a piece from the master's table? You do not respect your homeland and its people, but at the same time you continue to enjoy the benefits that they have created? A country must be able to defend itself, so that because of people like you, millions of people are not thrown into chaos and misery, as in 90. Therefore, perhaps, my dear man, or forest fell for the benefit of the working people, or leave forever in his coveted capitalist paradise. So that because of you, because of your stupidity and corruption, others will not suffer.
You 16, you are a young boy, you want jeans, chewing gum, a poster of the Kiss group, a magazine with bare tits, a Marlboro block, a neighbor Galya, a moped, sleep until dinner and masturbate for the film “Emmanuel”, but you have a circle on aircraft modeling, swimming , three times a week music school, and then another Saturday and the collection of waste paper. And on TV - “The Obvious - The Incredible”, “The Film Travelers Club”, “I Want to Know Everything”, “In the Animal World”, “You Can Do It”, a film about the Great Patriotic War, Haidai’s comedy and the next series “The Adventures of Electronics”. And from the magazines - “Technique of Youth”, “Science and Life” and “Change”.
And unwittingly it was necessary to grow up a cultured, educated, comprehensively developed and decent person. And to become a pilot, doctor, designer, scientist, or at least just a respected miner or turner in the factory. And there was practically no choice to grow up as a transvestite hipster, food stylist, blogger, image consultant, club promoter, conceptual artist, eyebrow designer or dog collar designer ...
And now in every sad merchandiser putting canned corn on the counter in accordance with the planogram there is a polar explorer, an astronaut, a pioneer scientist, an educator, a humanist, or even someone who could teach us to understand the language of dolphins ... Just for capitalism it’s better if they so will remain there.
The idea of the USSR was beautiful, but the performance due to the human factor I mentioned at the beginning of the article was largely disappointing, but even now almost no one came close to that humanistic way of social organization of the human community. And in this regard, the USSR was the most Christian state, regardless of the declared branch of the state and the church.
This was the country that made us all better. She made people, not just consumers of goods of light and food industries. She released and brought up in us the most noble qualities, and not base instincts. Allowed us, due to the very lack of the possibility of a wrong choice, to grow over ourselves and make such breakthroughs, discoveries and feats that now it’s hard to believe that they were us.
In general, the USSR reminded us of a big kindergarten, where we, insensible, were told when to eat, when to sleep, we were watched, so that we would not run without slippers, would be planted and quartz, taught cheerful songs and smart tales, would direct our energy to the right direction, give the opportunity to realize themselves to whom the Bunny, to whom the Snowflake, to whom the Chanterelle, hid sharp objects, punished for bad deeds, praised and encouraged for good ones, formed a clear understanding of Good and Evil, without semitones, without discrepancies, without open finals.
But it suddenly seemed to us that we were adults already, I wanted to go there, behind the fence, to be free to make decisions, not to eat porridge and not listen to a teacher, play with matches, not brush teeth, wear sandals in winter and eat sweets alone.
And once the garden gate was opened ... What awaited us there and how it all ended, we all know.
And in the USSR every Thursday in the catering was a fish day. And now these hake and pollock tails are not just a necessary source of iodine and phosphorus for the body, it is a signal that this country was the only one who didn’t care about people ... "(c)