The process of the transformation of the post-Soviet society into a Westernized consumerist condition was governed by the West, according to the article The Old Being and the New Goals by philosopher and political scientist, the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan published on May 6 in issue 532 of the Essence of Time newspaper.
According to Kurginyan, the goals that Russia faces today, i.e. to hold out in the fight against the West, are completely opposite to the ones the Russian society was built for over all the post-Soviet decades. Our domestic experience was abandoned and replaced with Western practices, standards, and laws. Every effort was made for Russia to become an ordinary European country and join the Western countries, which spend little to their defense, which are integrated into the global division of labor, and which can afford having no self-reliant industry and agriculture.
“Russia, which has challenged the West, over a very long period was transformed to a condition making its withstanding a long-term conflict with the West extremely problematic,” Kurginyan said.
This process of the transformation of our society into a relaxed consumerist condition was not unsupervised, he believes.
“It was fiercely controlled by a very peculiar elite whose connection with the West was absolutely conspicuous. And the West was obviously controlling the process. And our so-called elite was diligently following the West’s directives combining this diligence with administrative bravery and foolishness. The latter the post-Soviet elite inherited from our various past, both Soviet and pre-Soviet,” he stressed.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency