Essence of Time. Chapter 9

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(If you haven’t already, please read Chapters 123456, 7, and 8 first)

March 29, 2011.

Historical time is accelerating. This acceleration is becoming more and more rapid. What we see in Libya can leave no one indifferent. One must be absolutely insane to not see that this bell tolls for each and every one of us. And that the Tomahawk missiles will not distinguish between “white” anti-communist patriots, proponents of the improved Red project, proponents of the direct restoration of the Red project that had existed, or liberals. Tomahawk missiles will strike everyone at once. And anyone can come under fire. Continue reading

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Essence of Time. Chapter 8

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March 22, 2011

We will slowly go about solving the central problems which separate us from our intended undertaking. But we will solve them, one by one. Just don’t try to make us out to be more naïve, than we are. Don’t try to transform the tasks that we set for ourselves into other goals, which are related, but which are not ours. Continue reading

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Essence of Time. Chapter 7

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March 15, 2011

I will begin with a poem not because I want to enrich our discussions with some kind of beauty, but because we need images and symbols, which would speak not just to the mind, but also to the heart. Without this, the conversation would be pointless.

Here is an excerpt from Blok’s “Retribution”. Continue reading

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Essence of Time. Chapter 6

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March 8, 2011

I often have to answer the question, “What is metaphysics? To what degree, and to what extent it is equivalent to religion? And if it is equivalent to religion, then to which religion?”

I myself think that metaphysics is not exactly and not entirely religion. It is a certain awareness of the mystery of the universe, which today is very consistent with modern science, with the theory of evolution, the theory of all forms of the material world increasing in complexity, including those forms, which were created immediately after the Big Bang, and which continued to develop afterwards. First, within the boundaries of the non-living world, and then within the world of humanity.

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Essence of Time. Chapter 5

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March 1, 2011

If we are having a serious political conversation (and I do hope that we are having a serious political conversation, and even a strategic, conceptual conversation), it is necessarily to discuss two topics: the existing reality and the alternatives to existing reality.

What is the tone in which a conversation like this usually happens? Continue reading

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Essence of Time. Chapter 4

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February 22, 2011

Events are unfolding at such a pace that no commentary can keep up with them. In the previous episode of the program, I was asserting that it is Americans who arranged everything which is taking place in front of our eyes in Egypt and in many other North African and Middle Eastern countries. I was yelling, “Look, here are the facts! Do you not see this?”

In the meantime, US President Barack Obama publicly compared the events in Egypt to the fall of the Berlin Wall. [THE WHITE HOUSE. Office of the Press Secretary. REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON EGYPT. 11.02.2011] Are comments necessary?

Brzezinski said back in the day, that by allowing the Berlin Wall to come down and agreeing to German reunification on the West’s terms, the Russians effectively signed a Compiegne Armistice. Do you remember what the Compiegne Armistice is? It’s when, at the end of World War I, German generals were taken to the Forest of Compiegne in a railroad car, and there, like in a cage, they signed their capitulation. Continue reading

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Essence of Time. Chapter 3

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February 15, 2011

I would rather not spend time on preliminary remarks before the main topic, because it is very important. However, I want to make these remarks, because they are also extremely important.

My humblest thanks to those who supported and continue to support out position in “Judgment of Time”, and on “Duel” [a Russian political debate show], and on those broadcasts which will likely be shown on TV in the future. Many thanks to all these people, and my endless gratitude for their support. We don’t divide people into good and bad, smart and stupid. We see people as whole, no matter how simple they might be, or even how far away from us they might be on some issues, but they still love their country, and they are ready to support those who also love it, because they sense that this love is sincere. Continue reading

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Essence of Time. Chapter 2

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February 8, 2011

One of my employees published an exposé piece against me in 1991, which was called “The Mysterious Councilor to the Chiefs of the Kremlin” (it was a paid newspaper spread in Nezavisimaya Gazeta), and published all of his notes in it as though they were mine. Everything possible in order to discredit me in a certain way was done, in accordance with the norms of that era (and the norms were such that to be a “mysterious councilor to the chiefs of the Kremlin” was something horrible), that’s when a storm of indignation erupted amongst that part of the intelligentsia, who had previously treated me in an entirely different manner.

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Essence of Time. Chapter 1

February 1, 2011

We have started producing a new internet video broadcast, and we decided to call it “Essence of Time”. Not because the title has an amusing resemblance to “Judgment of Time” [“Essence” is pronounced “soot’” in Russian, while “judgment” is pronounced “sood” – translator’s note], Channel 5’s grand debate show, in which I was an active participant over the course of half a year, but because we do, indeed, want to discuss the ESSENCE of time, the ESSENCE of the era in which we live, its problems, its sore spots, its prospects, as well as the genesis, the origin of the situation in which we all find ourselves. This is the most important. But it is impossible to discuss this in a television show, especially when you are arguing with people of opposing convictions whilst passionately defending your position. One can only discuss this calmly, when you are not afraid of hitting problematic sore spots, when you are looking for the answer together with others in real time, online, as they say, right here, right now. Continue reading

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