The key issue for Russian society is the pro-Western orientation of the elites, said philosopher, political scientist, the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan in an interview to the Metametrica YouTube channel published on March 24.
“And who actually did that? Well, those who built the system! This is how the system was designed. A rich person with lots of money, rooted in the West, perhaps with a family that has already become quite Western was considered the salt of the earth. I could list dozens, hundreds of such cases!”, explained Kurginyan.
It is remarkable that the system built this way, in fact, has gone crazy since the start of the special military operation in Ukraine, and still works somehow. Nevertheless, due to the nature of its elites, this work is by no means flawless.
“The point of the matter is, could it be possible that in the past 30 years — two generations — these sons-in-law, children, and so on, had not become the pro-Western privileged elites?” added the leader of the Essence of Time movement.
To illustrate his idea, the political scientist suggested to write a science fiction novel about a hypothetical general who paid money for his promotions, and later, hypothetically, found himself dealing with an issue of soon to be deployed to the front line of the special military operation.
“He is dealing with three questions: how did he get into such trouble? What does it mean to ‘go to war’? And if he is already there, then how to survive and make some money, the actual reason why he paid for this position?” – Kurginyan described the way of thinking of this fictional character.
Given the properties of the existing pro-Western system, focused on consumption and material well-being, such figures among high-ranking military officials are no longer hypothetical, and that such patterns of behavior can be witnessed in our reality, added the expert.
Nevertheless, the political scientist noted that along with these negative qualities revealed by one side of Russian reality, there are many other positive examples, such as – courage, heroism, self-sacrifice and love for the homeland.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency