Kurginyan: Pandemic of mistrust is worse than plague or cholera

03.09.2021, Aleksandrovskoye.

When discontent in a society rises to a certain degree, the government’s and the state’s stability is defined only by the matter of trust, said the philosopher, political scientist, the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan on August 31 in the new issue of the Meaning of the Game broadcast.

“… the only thing that remains meaningful when the discontent which is diffused in the society reaches a certain degree is a matter of trust; and not certain electoral results, which could be easily discredited if the diffuse discontent is growing, similarly to how easy it is to make your fingers wet when you put your hand in the water,” explained the political scientist.

There are people in power who ignore such factor, arguing that the main thing is the necessary election results, noted Kurginyan.

Meanwhile, the administrative pressure is growing – primarily in connection with the vaccination campaign, as well as digitalization, distance learning, and others.

“And the greater the administrative pressure, the greater the mistrust. And when the bureaucracy starts to press very hard, the public will evade the pressure in every way possible, something that was described by a Russian literary critic Vissarion Belinsky, who argued that the severity of the worst Russian laws is balanced by all the loopholes with which these laws can be circumvented,” added the expert.

At the same time, the discontent over having to do so will increase even more, and with it the degree of mistrust.

“Then, the time will come for that very turbulence, that point of bifurcation, those transition phases. Perhaps, some people have forgotten what happened during perestroika? As for me, it was painful to experience a total loss of control, meaning – these very turbulences, these bifurcation points […]. Hence, I insist that a pandemic of mistrust is much more dangerous than a pandemic of protest, cholera, plague or any other most terrible infectious diseases, not to mention Covid,” concluded the political scientist.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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