I am under the impression that the leadership of the Russian media is something unnecessarily behind the times. It has absolutely not comprehended the factor of Trump. There is no analysis of the consequences of Brexit for the European policy and the sharp rise of Euro-skeptics, from yesterday’s marginals to a serious force. There is also no clear project regarding the political ideology of Russia itself – no endless cries on the Federal channels will not hide the huge gaping holes – in Russia there is no ideology, no strategy for the future. Everything is decided ad hoc, and no step in this direction, as there was no and no.
Don’t know why, but it struck me as odd, and holidays, and related artifacts – for example, the movie “Groundhog Day” in 1993 with bill Murray and Andie MacDowell in the lead roles. Not so much the holiday that was celebrated in ancient Europe, when awakened sleeping the winter sleep of animals and their embarrassed behavior was determined to be successful spring for agricultural work, how much the plot of the film is about the repetition of the same day in an endless sequence, somehow associated with the marsh.In other words, today is the day frozen in time, or even the eternal return of the same as Nietzsche’s.
The people as a political concept appears today as an opposition to liberalism. The liberals are screaming about fascist or Communist-fascist threat. They can not understand the essence of the populist moment, and interpret it through the prism of the old clichés. That’s why they lose. Therefore, they are doomed. And yet the left and the right agree that it is only a moment. That is, a limited period of time, a quantum of historical movement. Will the People and, consequently, populism, turn into a system, a program, a strategy, or be only a temporary correction in the way of liberal globalization? No one can say.
Vladimir Karpets was a convinced Russian patriot. Orthodox fundamentalist, monarchist, supporter of the Empire. For him, as for all those I consider my friends, the Crimea was our always – long before 2014. And has always been our Novorossiya, was and will be. We with Vladimir Igorevich was a common passion – the Empire as the ultimate expression of the Russian Order.
Empire is an art. It is the ultimate rise of the human spirit, embodied in the construction of an ideal State based on justice, brotherhood and love. Empire is as much connected to a single, but many here never ceases to be many, and maintains the distinction.
Our time is pathologically lacking a connection with history. Our philosophy has lost touch with the tradition of real authentic thinking. Our politics lacks the Supreme absolute of the spiritual horizon. Listen to Schelling as he speaks to us.
How should the fact that 100 years ago, a group of fanatics with very dubious maniacal totalitarian ideology seized power in the Russian Orthodox Empire? How the Bolsheviks were able to carry out large-scale genocide of the Russian people, cut at the root of the aristocracy, to destroy the Church, to send intellectual elite philosophical boat, to destroy the peasantry, to drive people over the barbed wire? How was this possible? As we made? Who is to blame? And what to do about it?