Big rehearsal of petty people
Well. Apparently, the time has come for us to switch from exciting world events to the turbulent political life inside our country? No matter how it is! The sprawling hotbed of instability along the perimeter of the country and the political crisis in the West could not help but reflect on Russia. Just imagine how uncomfortable the Western political elites would feel if they had not projected all this onto us.
Hype as the enemy of modern society
Who is to blame for the involvement of youth in empty protests?
The answer is simple. Hype culture. Desire to gain short-term fame, both positively and negatively. It is such a product of the information society as HYIP that indicates that humanity is not yet morally ready to correctly use the technical achievements of recent years.
After all, we often hear about the "zomboy". But what, in fact, is the difference between modern social networks and the "zomboy"? I believe that it is time to introduce a much fairer term - "zomboset" ...
Too fast, streaming perception of information does not leave a chance for most users to double-check it and involves only instant and uncritical absorption.
In addition, information in social networks is presented in the shortest possible excerpts, and the number of views and likes can directly affect the user's decision to accept or not accept this or that information. The very fact of popularity and / or fashion of a version, in fact, infects it (the effect of information infection) and becomes the main tool for manipulating the attention and consciousness of the audience of social networks.
By the way, this tool has long been used by social engineers to deliberately turn any (even knowingly false) version into "truth." Remember, at least slightly forgotten words:
"A lie repeated a million times becomes" true. "
In today's fashion for zombie networks, this thought can be paraphrased as follows:
"A lie, liked a million times, is taken as true."
Is not it?
Technologists-manipulators today mold pseudo-truth out of all sorts of nonsense. Moreover, all this looks like an experiment on a gigantic scale to brainwash information consumers of social networks with fashionable fakes.
It is all these tools of network infection that are used by foreign puppeteers-manipulators - the organizers of any street action. And they do not disdain anything. Including in order to create the illusion of mass character, they en masse buy up apolitical groups in social networks and bots. Of course, the systematic work of these specially trained foreign citizens or, in fact, social engineers is evident here.
But will they answer for it? When will our legislators legalize the closure or suspension of this kind of zombie networks? At least for a while? At least for organizing unauthorized protests with danger to people's lives?
So, controlling the activity of their charges - opposition supporters, they thereby put pressure on opponents and on those who were indifferent to the situation. And all this manipulation of the Russian audience takes place in foreign and tightly controlled from abroad social networks.
First of all, it creates the illusion of mass lapping of the version of "truth" that the West needs. (Note that for this you need to artificially technically organize only a certain number of likes and views). And then the next young user, who was indifferent before, has an “attraction effect” from polarization: me and the majority. Like if the crowd is "for", and why am I "against":
“After all, if so many people support, then maybe it's me? Perhaps I don't understand something? "
As a result, an apolitical person is drawn into the funnel of “fashionable protest opinion” in zombie networks.
But if at one point thousands of advertising and fake accounts and posts disappeared from the network, as well as repeated comments from the same users and bots, then we might see a real, radically different picture? Alas, these sites do not exist for this. The creators of social networks originally designed this environment specifically to manipulate public consciousness. And for organizing all kinds of street activities as well.
Power and law
But this is already a question for Russian lawmakers, who have not yet provided for effective blocking mechanisms. Without bureaucratic delays, most of which, purely economically, make it impossible for ordinary citizens to receive an adequate response from the relevant departments due to the need to conduct a linguistic examination at the expense of the applicant. It is also a question for the executive branch and public organizations that do not closely interact with social networks and poorly monitor illegal content.
No less questions are raised by the too calm attitude of the authorities directly to Navalny brought back.
It looks inconsistent when the deputies declare Navalny's work for foreign special services, and the trial is only for the old fraudulent antics of this character.
Where is the article on high treason (275 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation)? And what if the children in the coronavirus era have actually taken to the streets with calls for a violent change of power in the country? Who will be responsible for this from the supporters of Navalny? Or will it go completely unpunished again?
Also his statements about Crimea and the need to hold a second referendum? Isn't this a call for a split in territorial value (280.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation)? And what is this, if not an attempt to put the opinion of the millions of Crimeans who voted publicly, openly and unanimously for reunification with Russia? Fortunately, there is still a possibility that Navalny (and his associates) will be involved at least for calling for rallies and riots.
Who will throw whom
The main mistake of the participants in such opposition actions is the illusion that they can use local and foreign curators and then throw them off. Moreover, immediately after achieving any success. Pocket "revolutionaries" do not understand that no one has succeeded yet. And in itself the created chaos, even without the presence of a puppet in power, is a completely acceptable and even positive result for foreign curators. Especially when it comes to the prospect of removing a nuclear superpower from the political map of the world.
It is against this background that it is extremely important to convey to people that if one politician delves into another's dirty linen, then he always does it for his own political and economic benefit. And the indignation caused by hatred for the previous one becomes a veil for strengthening the power of the new. And a way to whiten all his impartial actions.
Alas, these are the realities of the modern world. People should understand that a protest cannot be in itself just for the sake of protest. Any ideological vacuum makes it possible to purposefully use the protest in interests absolutely alien to ordinary people. Puppeteers are only interested in the emotions of the crowd.
And the benefits? Beneficiaries - alas, never people. And, again, specific shadow customers from the new elite, who are eager to get into the high chairs occupied by others.
All will be found
The illusion of mass character played a role in organizing the riots. The logic was projected onto the public that if a lot of citizens violated the law, then no punishment would follow. And the system will give up.
But no. The system will not close. And she will be able to punish even hundreds or thousands of violators according to their merits. And it is precisely this system of punishment that becomes a guarantee of preventing the chaos predicted from abroad. After all, the absence of fair punishment for breaking the law leads to lynching. And it provokes new actions of the opposite side. By analogy with Ukraine and the uprising in the southeast, with the counter-revolution in Egypt and with the badminton power in Yemen.
In general, it can be stated that the concept of international experience does not work in the case of color coups. One and the same rake is stepped on by one country after another, or even several times. This factor indicates the existence of a global problem of low political literacy at the bottom.
The same globalization, which presupposes free cross-border interpenetration of information and political education, does not work here.
Let us recall various examples. Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia, Georgia, Syria, Libya, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan, Tunisia, Yemen, Egypt, Sudan, Lebanon, Bolivia, Brazil, Venezuela, Hong Kong and others. having a common cultural space and closest ties, do not learn from each other's negative experiences. Just the opposite. Linguistic, national and mental community is used as a way of passing the protest relay.
Of course, all color coups have internal prerequisites. True, these premises are based on problems that are everywhere and always. But these problems can be exploited in different ways: either for the development of the country (constructive dialogue), or for its destruction (naked protest).
But the main thing that all colored stocks have in common is the coup technology. Cynical, dry and irresponsible. It is the technology of converting any problems from the sphere of their peaceful, logical, consistent and constructive discussion, from the niche of finding solutions to the sphere of purposeful (controlled from outside by interested parties) protest and inciting a social explosion. This technology is just taught to the top of the Russian opposition in foreign "gatherings and universities." And they are already working off their fees here in our localities, persecuting children and adolescents in social networks.
When analyzing any political events, it is always important to ask the main questions:
“Who is behind this?
Who is exercising?
By what methods?
What is the result? "
And only after a detailed analysis of these points can one begin to analyze the demands of the crowd, their timeliness and justification. Only in this case, the fourth point may not have to be analyzed after the fact, with horror and regret.
The fight against corruption in Russia has become the opposition’s most hackneyed thesis at the moment. Problem? Of course.
And now look how it is transferred from the field of open discussion and the plane of the search for constructive solutions (including legislative and legal ones) into the only and uncontested coup.
But how does the opposition propose to defeat corruption? In place of those hated oligarchs of the 90s, are youngsters tagging today who consider money and instant fame as the main priority in life?
What, then, is the difference between modern admirers of the idea "who has risen is right" and their older colleagues, corrupt officials? It turns out that only in the level of powers and income achieved to date? And not at all in the absence of corruption as such.
That is why color coups are disgusting because they do not imply the advancement of any constructive and positive idea, which means that they do not seek to build anything. Such coups are aimed solely at breaking the entire existing system, period. The grass does not grow further. Or others will decide further (those who ordered the riot).
All that the customer needs from the crowd is emotions. Negative, of course. The crowd should buy into the personal charm of the popular blogger, and not at all on the experience or common sense of opposition leaders (these qualities are not in demand).
For the redistribution of benefits. Or, as they say today, “golden loaves”. Today these loaves are in the hands of corrupt officials. It is necessary to select and transfer to new (appointed from outside) candidates. But are these loaves the symbol and essence of corruption? It turns out that no one is going to liquidate it? Yes, yes, you just need to change the corrupt officials from the bad to the good, necessary, modern, young and others. But corrupt officials with the same loaves, mind you?
Power does not go anywhere either. And after the coups, it does not disappear anywhere. And only passed on to others. Moreover, as America has shown to the whole world, power is bought and sold, regardless of the position of the people.
Geography of Russia
But back to our country. The federation status is an important factor that makes Russia more resistant to simple technologies of color coups. The maximum activation of the opponents of power evenly across all regions is not yet possible. The regions of our country are heterogeneous, differ greatly both in political views and in the level of political activity of the population.
Fortunately, the liberal infection spreads across Russia as unevenly as the coronavirus. While the situation is improving in one region, it is getting worse in another. And vice versa.
The actions of the navalnists can be called a failure.
And other actions of the same mass scale are not expected in the near future. Steam has already been released. From my point of view, it will not work to repeat the provocative chain of "martyr-disclosure". The "opposition" recruits realized that punishment was inevitable. And the majority of Russians saw the true face of "navalism".
Such vaccination partially loses its effectiveness as the methods of exposure mutate. But these mutations take time. Although it cannot be ruled out that the poisoned Navalny in Germany just underwent a course of education and training on these very various mutations of controlled protest.
Given the high degree of political awareness of Russian society, it would be quite logical to assume that the "opposition" has so far only lost its supporters, trying to rehearse according to a too primitive and predictable scenario of a color coup.
However, you should not relax. For the main goal is the elections this fall, as well as the presidential elections in Russia in 2024. By that time, even more fans will grow up to leaf through TikTok after school.
This rehearsal in many ways showed that those who have barely just learned how to write and read are being led to such a thing.
This means that our society still has every chance to teach them to look at the world soundly, that is, without hype, slogans and collective emotions.
Author: Serdyuk A.