The other day my friend called. We talked about holidays and celebration. And then he told:
– How do you like what Putin did, huh? What a swine!
– What are you talking about? – I did not understand.
– Well, I mean:
I assured him that I follow all the news. But what relation to execution of the Parisian satirists Putin has?
– He certainly arranged it! – my friend shouted. – He arranged a special operation to distract attention from the war with us! And everyone believed! And now everybody speaks only about it! Again we are left alone!
Then there was the tirade about gaybist training and that we cannot count on anybody…
All the rest, I have to admit, I didn't listen to. Because once again I was surprised how easily we give into temptation to play the conspiracy theory. And how we are ready to devotedly trust into any conspirology, if only it was "about Putin and philistines".
And after all, we cannot reproach Ukrainians with artificiality of their suspicions. Against us the whole army of employees of the intelligence services headed by the president from KGB works; the scope of information war against
That is why I am not surprised when such skilled and wise person as Moustapha Dzhemilev, makes the statement that acts of terrorism in
And still I am not abandoned by thought that arising paranoia plays into the hands of the enemy. Because all these "Putin is guilty!", "It is Putin who started everything!" not only turn the Russian president into modern professor Moriarty, but also approach standards of paranoia in our society to the all-Russian standards. And at this moment Vladimir Vladimirovich gladly claps. Because tactics of information war consists in imposing to the rival the fight on the known territory.
And that conspirology for the Kremlin – the most beloved occupation, noone doubts. The huge state of
Paranoia climbs in all cracks, softens any brains. Not so long ago youth team of
No, I do not want that my society became the same. I do not want that gloomy pensioners spat on birches, and Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, having been late aboard the plane, would filter in greedy substituted microphones: "It is all tricks of FSB, they are afraid that I will sing at this festival "Get up", and in Russia the orange revolution … will begin".
And I still disagree with those who complain on social networks: "Just fifteen dead! And we have thousands – and where all these moralizers were lost? Why they do not carry out marches to our support?".
Why? Because for Germans, Italians and British,
And we … we did haven't learnt to be a part of
And still: we only learn to feel pity for other people. It is healthy that in the summer to the Dutch Embassy, and now to French the same thousands of fairly clever people came. Came to share others grief. And remember our reaction in the summer of the 2008th when
We need to reach for
For this reason I mentally nodded in agreement, having heard news about Petro Poroshenko's participation in the Parisian march against terror. You think he went actually to ask for money? Well, so what? Anyway it is worthy gesture, because the head of state has to set a fidelity example of the European values.
We should learn to sympathize our neighbors in the European hostel. No, I understand that from Putin's subject with his industry of death and terror we won't leave for a long time. But let's look for an ethical and esthetic counterbalance at least. And let's leave Vladimir Vladimirovich to grit the teeth alone.