In search of the national idea of the revival of Russia. Part 2. Burnt bridges
… At the other extreme, it is proposed to strictly follow the Western path, copying from the Americans, Germans, French their lifestyle, behavior patterns, the structure of financial and state management. The situation is even stranger when the last resort is an attempt to find an unfortunate idea in a philosophy that is receding into the past and religion that is impossible to restore …
Part 1. "Philosophical steamer"
The national idea of Russia's revival is one of the most popular media topics of the last decade. Who is not doing this today. One has only to go to the Internet and type in a search engine "the idea of the revival of Russia", as one after another will be showered with proposals that do not shine with originality and freshness of thought. Some of them boil down to calls to return to the old, almost domostroy way of life, to boots and kokoshniks, bald Cossack sabers and other national attributes.
At the other extreme, it is proposed to strictly follow the Western path, copying from the Americans, Germans, and French their lifestyle, patterns of behavior, the structure of financial and state management. The situation is even stranger when the last resort is an attempt to find an unfortunate idea in a philosophy that is receding into the past and religion that is impossible to restore.
So political scientists and other ideological treasure hunters, rushing from one extreme to another, hope to pull out from the philosophical works of the ideologist of the White Guard movement Ivan Ilyin, who laid his life on opposition to the Soviets, the national idea of the revival of modern Russia. Only it is impossible to find it there, because it is not there and cannot be, if only because there is no former Russia. She died, just as philosophy died and religion died happily. All attempts to reanimate them only lead to the creation of pale copies, with no chance of further development.
Any renaissance is in many ways a reappraisal of values. Liberation from the musty cellars of the Inquisition of the skin-sound Middle Ages and the anal-conservative swamp of stagnation does not imply a return to the past. The Renaissance is not always a breakthrough, but it is always the road to the future empire, in the best sense of the word, in the sense of UNITED and state integrity. So in any case it was in Russia. Only the Russian Renaissance, according to the special urethral mentality of the people, entails internal geopolitical transformations rather than cultural and enlightenment ones.
Transformations in Russia have always occurred due to the emergence of the urethral in power. “It was natural and, one might say, joyful for the people, because only joy, and not compulsion, releases their great energy to creativity and life-creation, even if it costs them the greatest labors and sacrifices. But this is a great epoch, a great life, when there is an all-embracing genius who does not just raise the pressing questions of national life as a humanist, but decides practically and first of all himself, prompting his subjects to stand next to him, like a ship's foreman, carpenter, turner., surgeon, blacksmith, engraver, commander, educator "(Peter Kile. Renaissance in Russia and world culture. XVIII – XX centuries).
The Renaissance, if we turn to its history in Western Europe or Russia, is removed from religious canons and even often comes into conflict with them. The basis of the revival is unification against the background of humanism, and not division along national and religious principles.
Already because Russia has always been a multi-confessional state, it is impossible to look for the idea of its revival in Orthodoxy. Therefore, the statements of some Orthodox clergy that Orthodoxy should prevail in Russia look strange and at least unethical. And where, in this case, to do with the rest of the peoples professing a different religion? Russia has always been not just an empire, it was a multinational Russian civilization based on three main pillars of religion - Christianity, Judaism and Islam.
"The link of times has broken up." Burnt bridges of faith
It would be nice for the preachers of the new Russian idea of rebirth, who are looking for it in religion, to recall what Ivan Ilyin wrote about the crisis of faith. He related not only to Russia, this is the world crisis of religiosity, "the crisis of Christianity, not the teachings of Christ, but what was made of him." The foundations of religion throughout the world were undermined by the First World War and the Russian Revolution, and the Second World War, becoming the final act of the anal phase of development, destroyed them completely.
Therefore, an attempt to restore the Orthodox faith is becoming a dead-end, erroneous direction in the search for a national Russian idea. No updates to Orthodoxy will lead to anything. You can add the law of God to the curriculum, teach religion in schools, introduce it without asking parental consent in kindergartens, but it is impossible to restore "true faith" if the clergy themselves, formerly graduates of secondary and higher Soviet educational institutions, are unable to think previous religious categories.
Naturally, abuse and actions like Pussy Riot should not be allowed. But it is already impossible to instill in the minds and hearts of parishioners Orthodox traditions that do not carry any spiritual basis. Christ's preached urethral values have been taken over and transformed by the fan soundtrack. “Then they were driven by a skin whip into the visual subconscious, driving the spectators into the stables of fear so that it would be easier to control them. However, we must not forget that all European culture and art are the most important component of Christianity,”says Yuri Burlan at his lectures on system-vector psychology.
In 1917, religion was taken away from Russia - as an obsolete and leading nowhere. And today, no matter how the Holy Synod wishes, it is impossible to restore the religious continuity interrupted for more than 70 years. Therefore, all attempts aimed at reviving Orthodoxy are doomed to failure. Today, the majority of parishioners attend church, some for the sake of observing the anal traditions bequeathed by their ancestors, some out of visual fear - calming down among images and incense, and some for reasons of “benefit-benefit”, bargaining like a skin and trying to conclude a deal with heaven in exchange: “you, God, - to me, and I - to you."
Some archetypal leatherman looks even funnier, shamelessly plundering his people, and as a compensation for interest from the stolen millions in the name of absolution, building a chapel or church. Is it moral for a priest to receive a parish from the hands of such a “repentant”?
Professor Sergei Savelyev says correctly that thinking is very energy-intensive. Besides, thinking is not always effective. It is much easier to borrow a ready-made recipe and apply it to knead the new state system. That is why the pathfinders are marking time, trying to find traces of rebirth either in the Russian Vedas or in folk art. It is much easier to delve into the annals of history and bring to the surface an idea that, with a wave of the tail of a goldfish, will provide everyone with new troughs. The situation with the search for the idea of the revival of Russia is going along the same beaten path of Russian fairy tales, legends and myths.
Nikita Mikhalkov in one of his interviews accurately explains the essence of the Russian, when he says that the Russian people were brought up on folklore. Right. In Russian fairy tales, like in no other fairy tales of the world, love for freebies is cultivated and promoted: a self-assembled tablecloth, a flying carpet, a lazy slobber who caught a magic pike or a firebird, from which everything gets FREE. Now they also want to get the idea of the revival of the state for free, for free, without too much straining.
So they are looking for it in philosophical treatises 60-100 years ago, and they are trying to find it among those who, if Russia were dear, it is clearly not enough to find a way out of the crisis for the whole country. The very country that ran "from the seas to the very outskirts", whose multimillion population speaks more than 180 languages and dialects.
Some of the "steamship philosophers", living in Europe and America, introducing the ideas of liberation from the "Bolshevik yoke" and the revival of Russia in the emigre environment, among the participants of all kinds of white movements and other anti-Soviet organizations, whose ideologue was Ivan Ilyin, at the same time thought not about yourself, but about the Russian people, about their troubles and aspirations? Of course no. Some of them grieved in their skin about their ruined estates, lost capital and lost property, while others similarly - about Russian birches, ruined traditions and dear grandfather's chests.
But no matter how strong their attempts to regain everything they had acquired by overwhelming peasant labor and no matter how active their anti-Russian agent networks became, by the end of the 30s almost all of them were recruited by Soviet intelligence and worked for the NKVD, and therefore for the USSR, which so hated.
Why Russia and not America?
As the essayist Nikita Krivoshein, one of the last of the last repatriates who now lives in Paris, said, "The Russian revolution is an Old Testament test sent to Russia." From 1917 to 1921, the scales were in an unstable balance, when victory could be for any of the opposing armies, both white and red. And only some UNHISTORICAL FORCE swayed the scales in the direction of the Bolsheviks, creating for them all the conditions for victory. Today, thanks to the system-vector psychology of Yuri Burlan, we can define this force, calling it by our name - divine providence, or the design of nature, or the law of development.
For the implementation of the grandiose plan to create a new state formation by nature, Russia was not chosen by chance. The reason for this was the "special sensitivity" of the Russian people. Nikita Mikhalkov with a precise understanding refers to "the foundations of life in Russia" "involvement, compassion and complicity." All these definitions are fundamental to the Russian urethral-muscular mentality, which welcomes the stranger and prioritizes the priority of the “general over the particular”.
That is why it becomes so obvious that Russians, at all times and in all strata of society, reject the legislative standardizations of the West. The later entry of Russia into industrialization and the practical absence of a national economy arose due to the long-term serfdom, abolished only in the second half of the 19th century.
Most of the male population with a skin vector saw their career advancement only in the military field. This was not difficult to do due to the constant involvement of Russia in all kinds of international military conflicts. The agrarian orientation of the state, poorly developed industry in comparison with the West, the absence of railways, active engineering thought and a trained proletariat slowed down the development of Russia.
Insufficient purchasing power of the population in the periphery, a rural way of life in most territories, an outdated and low level of agriculture, which pays attention to the cultivation of food and grain crops, left the Russian state far behind. The statements that Russia supplied the whole world with bread, all the developed countries from Europe to Canada, speak far from being in favor of its economic power.
In a sense, pre-revolutionary Russia was a raw material appendage that flooded the world with its grain at low prices. Western leatherworkers preferred to buy grain for free, rather than grow them at home.
The level of development of productive forces in agriculture should be assessed by cultivating industrial crops such as beetroot, sunflower, tobacco, etc. on landlord farms. Western entrepreneurs and rural workers found it much more profitable to deal with sugar beets or tobacco, which does not require a large space for growing. And the products of their processing in the form of sugar and tobacco products significantly exceeded the cost of bread baked from Russian flour.
For trade, the Russian merchants preferred to purchase finished goods in the West and East, and having become rich and moving into the class of industrialists, they were in no hurry to develop production in their homeland, invest their hard-earned money in the construction of factories and plants on the territory of their country. The nurturing of its proletariat proceeded slowly. No one wanted to deal with illiterate and unskilled workers who had just left their villages and moved into the city.
Russian industrialists bought cotton in India, processed it at the enterprises of England and France, which had extensive professional experience and traditions of weavers. They brought the finished product home, selling it in their shops and stores. Such a development of the Russian pre-revolutionary economy did not require the education of its own skin engineering and technical corps, as Stalin managed to do in a short time.
The ideas of economic reorganization according to the Western type, without taking into account the peculiarities of the people's mentality, if they managed to penetrate the country, they took root in patriarchal Russia reluctantly and slowly. In addition, in pre-revolutionary Russia there were no persons interested in its flourishing. The time of the urethral kings ended with the Catherine era. All the rest of the rulers, to one degree or another, fell under strong overseas influence.
Throughout the 19th century, the Allies repeatedly pulled Russia into wars that weakened it economically, claiming tens of thousands of lives of Russian soldiers and officers. Dragging the "chestnuts of victories" out of the fire of European wars with Russia's hands, the Western allies were redrawing the map of Europe at their own discretion, depriving their main assistant.
Fulfilling their duty to the Tsar and the Fatherland, the developed Russian leatherworkers did not see themselves any other use, as soon as in the army. All previous urethral monarchs tried to keep them at a distance from the leadership of the country. When the urethral leader passed away, as a rule, without leaving a worthy heir, the entire vertical collapsed, shaken and corroded by the skin archetype. This was the very vertical of power that Ivan Ilyin wrote about, about which Nikita Mikhalkov often speaks in interviews: "Russia needs such a strong and unifying power … Without a firm and strict power, chaos will come …"
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