Parable of the Blind by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1568.
Leaving the confines of the globally imposed technocratic race, including in the field of human genome editing, is only possible if an alternative paradigm of human development is available, political scientist, philosopher and the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan said in a new broadcast of his “The Meaning of the Game” cycle published on September 22 on the movement’s YouTube channel.
“The United States and the collective West have firmly taken the path of unrestrained technocratic development. This is humanity’s global mainstream today. If no alternative development is proposed, which would be as powerful but not limited to technocracy, no moral criticism will save us,” Kurginyan explained.
According to Kurginyan, Russia can neither reject development nor follow the Western lead of merely technocratic development, which threatens to destroy humanity. He also pointed out that a wrong paradigm of idolization the technocratic development is prevalent in Russia today.
“Unfortunately, today everybody acknowledges that development must be based not even on the importance of the technocratic component, but on unconditional absolutization of this component, an absolutization that transforms prioritizing this component into a sort of a neurotic syndrome,” the political scientist believes.
Kurginyan stressed that this idolization of technological achievements looks like the effect of hypnosis or a psychological attack. He cited examples of fighting such an attack: Chapaev in the eponymous film, Aleksandr Nevsky in Eisenstein’s film, and the Soviet state that defeated fascism. Contemporary political life also offers examples of such confrontation or hypnotic idolization.
“This sentiment, like ‘You are done now!’ <…> was present at the Bolotnaya Square, which hated those who came to the Poklonnaya Hill rally the same way as our intelligentsia hated Chapaev, which is evident from the insulting names like ‘vatnik’ and ‘anchovies’ they used. The same was present in Donbass, where the Bandera Nazis marched holding each other’s shoulders, as if they could not do it otherwise, looking like a mockery of the psychological attack from the film ‘Chapaev’. Our intelligentsia was shouting ‘Oh my God, how terrible it is!’,” Kurginyan said.
The political scientist believes that we should respect technocratic achievements and understand their role in victory and defeat, but being hypnotized by them is deadly.
“Can we perform any intensive development, both historical and technical, beyond absolutizing the technocratic component? Can we make this development more powerful than the one that absolutizes the technocratic component? Is a different kind of intensive development possible?” this is how Kurginyan outlined the key problems that Russia and humanity face today.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency