‘I never thought they were such worthless people’

Written by The Frontier Post

Maxim Sokolov

The reasons for the January revolutionary outbreak in Kazakhstan are not clear. That is, it was obvious, and for a long time, that not everything is safe in the country, but why it flared up with such force and at such a “good” (for neighboring Russia, in any case) time, remains unclear.
After all, it turned out in the spirit of the “Golden Cockerel”: They were waiting, it happened, from the south, lo and behold, – An army climbs from the east.
Just on the eve of a diplomatic duel between Russia and the West, a fire in Kazakhstan, which they used to consider as a calm rear, is strong. If we add to this that at the same time, the long-term calm neighboring Finland is declaring that it is considering joining NATO , then the coincidence turns out to be quite rare. And even suggestive.
But even if we left these thoughts (Russia does not have a mathematically accurate proof, it remains to consider that the stars converged this way), all the same, the deterioration of our positions is obvious. New problems arose both from the rear and from the flank.
And, as always, to whom the war, and to whom the mother is dear. Normal logic of a citizen – “The country where you live is in trouble, and this calls for greater solidarity – we will have time to quarrel later, in more favorable circumstances.” Of course, even worse things happen, but this does not change the argument about solidarity. But there is also the opposite logic of the reckless liberator.
“If this country is in trouble, in any case, it is faced with an unpleasant problem, then it is the duty of every conscientious citizen, taking advantage of the moment, to beat the two-headed predator in the gut.” The nature of the misfortune is not important, for there is a universal principle – “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.” And since the Russian state is an enemy by definition, everything that is hostile to it evokes at least a benevolent attitude towards itself.
There is no solidarity understanding here and cannot be. Just hit the enemy, as soon as he weakened. The death of the Kursk in 2000. “Nord-Ost” in 2002. Prelude to Beslan, and then Beslan itself in 2004, etc. And even earlier – Mikado’s congratulatory telegrams in 1905, after the death of the Russian squadron at Tsushima.
Stabbing the enemy in the back is a long-standing spiritual bond of the Russian intelligentsia. It is not surprising that as soon as pogrom news came from Kazakhstan, they affected our advanced public like the sound of a war trumpet on an old regimental horse.
Chubais’s associate in privatization and in the party, former Deputy Prime Minister Koh, in imitation of akyn Dzhambul, who addressed Leningraders in 1941, appealed to the residents of the republic: Kazakhstanis, my children!
Kazakhstanis, my pride!
Another poet-liberator began to post an updated version of the slogan of 2020 “Live Belarus !”, Which in the realities of the beginning of 2022 sounds like “Alga, Kazakhstan!” , – do not stop until the current government is cut down to the root … Elbasy – not El-basy – everything is under the root … And only then to figure it out … “The small-town Dantons climbed. So far, fortunately, only chatty.
One can, of course, object that at the moment of jubilation and pride the exploits of the revolutionaries were not yet known in full.
Neither the scale of robberies, nor the scale of arson of public buildings, nor the blockade of hospitals, where paramedics and patients (including emergency ones) were not allowed, nor the killing of captured police officers by cutting off the head. The latter points to the handwriting of ISIS, although revolutionary atrocities need not be directly related to Islamism.
On July 14, 1789, revolutionaries walked around Paris with the heads of the commandant of the Bastille de Launay and the merchant foreman Jacques de Flessel impressed on pikes, although it is unlikely that the Sans-culottes knew what Islamism was at all. However, they liked the practice. In 1792-93, it was also widely used in relation to aristocrats who fell into the hands of the revolutionary crowd. Princess de Lamballe, and not only her.
So ISIS or not ISIS – something else is noteworthy here. None of those who welcomed the Kazakh revolutionary impulse, having learned about these and other details, did not renounce their words of praise. Obviously, believing that there was just popular anger, and in general, the forest is being cut down – chips are flying. Perhaps there is confidence that they themselves, under no circumstances, ca-n not be destined to be cut off to the same chips. Alth-ough it is not clear why.
Obviously, the authors of the collective in defense of Kazakh freedom, drawn up by the Congress of the Russian intelligentsia: L. Ya. Gozman, D. L. Bykov, L. E. Ulitskaya, V. V. Pozner and many other generous Russians who consider themselves moral tuning fork of the nation. No one was horrified and recoiled. The moral tuning fork is not wrong.
Although, however, those who followed the development of events were not surprised. In the spirit that “I never thought they were such worthless people.” Such. Unsuitable. And how long. Should something like this happen in Russia, they will also bow before the rebellious people – just as their great-grandfathers bowed before the brutal February 17, when the massacres of the Petrograd policemen were no less terrible. This is a tradition.
The only lesson that their righteous delight and anger can give us (when everything did not go as planned and the authorities began to resist) is how we should treat the sounds of such a tuning fork in the future. “You have the right to admire what makes you delighted – such are the costs of freedom of speech, but we have the right to feel for you the feelings that you deserve. maybe. And now – let’s go further.”

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