S Ovcharenko. Predictions and the Crisis of Contemporary Society. Part 1

(Exerpt from the book In the Human Desert) The basic meaning of any social theory is related to its prognostic function, to use it in political and cultural practice, especially in times of great technological and social revolutions. Russian philosophy, in a broad sense and even European philosophy, at the turn of the nine teenth and twentieth centuries did not yield successful theoretical and practical predictions. It is difficult even to imagine that these social dregs of society can practically realize everything in the political life of Russia, Germany and some countries of Central Europe as a result of the creation of a civilizational black hole. Gustav Shpet, an outstanding but yet forgotten Russian philosopher, also turned out to be an unsuccessful forecaster despite his exclusive creative abilities. The same deal was with also other Russian philosophers and sociologists. None could predict these so catastrophic aftermath of the grandiose Communist…

Karl Marx: The tragic mistake of his lifetime. Part 2

Then, in the middle of the 19th century, the situation of the working class in England and in the rest of Europe was really terrible. Therefore Karl Marx decided to dedicate his life to “liberating the working class from capitalist exploitation”. But not everything is as simple as it seems at first glance. To this end, bourgeois intellectuals, who took the side of the working class, unconsciously wanted not only to improve the position of the working class – but to overthrow the capitalist system and realize their coming to state power in their workers’ countries, being at the head of this liberation movement of the working class. They were fiercely opposed to the so-called “opportunists” who sought to alleviate the fate of the working class within the capitalist system itself. They called Wilhelm Liebknecht a “ram” (in personal correspondence with each other), who cooperated with Ferdinand Lassalle and his…

S. Ovcharenko. Karl Marx: The tragic mistake of his lifetime. Part1

2018: marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx. In the former USSR, this date went unnoticed – and it was in vain. The West continues to respect and consider a necessity to listen to the teachings, thoughts of Karl Marx and his friend and companion – Friedrich Engels (1820 – 1895). We are always rich in belated thought – and we are ready to lay the blame for our misfortunes on old and recent classics. My attitude towards the teachings and personality of Karl Marx is not ambiguous as I’m a consistent anti-communist. But I was born in our epoch, during the time of communist rule in the Soviet Union – and I do not to relate to it in theory – such sinners as Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels; these names cannot be separated. The life of Karl Marx we could describe as “the tragic mistake…

Stanislav Ovcharenko. Some cultural problems of Postcommunist population

(Excerpt from the book “In the Human Desert”) Preconditions of the existence of this small minority emerged inside the weak-ened closed society where this small creative minority could find the several social niches. The criminals as a rule used the physical violence in order to gain some financial and human resources despite the persecution of the state Communist power. These niches were as some enclaves inside the gradually degraded closed society. The most prominent enemies of communism emerged among scientists and specialists of the military industry and in the field of the natural sciences. In the transition period they did not change their motivation and the ordinary way of life. They had to embody their motivation and extend their life goals toward the build up of own business. First of all, they did not think about the fierce struggle against the former communist nomenclature and the new oligarchy. We could…

The West is the sacrifice of the New Barbarians?

(Excerpt from the book “In Human Desert”)   We ought to anticipate the far-reaching aftermath of the slow but steady assault of the backward societies with the strong and atrocious intention to overthrow the Western societies with a mild individualistic mode of life and with the lack of self-defense in face of the inimical union of Postcommunist and Islamic worlds for example:   In order not to allow the reverse rollover into the criminal environment, the West beat off the attacks and found a mechanism for counteraction and protection. Catalonia has remained in the composition of Spain. But the third world is not restricted in its intentions. This is also the post-communist world, the Chinese and Islamic worlds. It is good that the Islamic world cannot find a common language both within itself and with the Chinese world. The Chinese world, for instance, looks at Russia as a predator on…

S. Ovcharenko. What can be the next variant of social dystopia?

(The exerpt from my book “In Human Desert”)   The main significance of the social theory is its prognostic function in order to use in the political and cultural practice. It is especially in the periods of great technological and social revolutions. Russian philosophy, in a broad sense, and even the European one, at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries did not make the theoretical and practical forecasts successfully. It was difficult even to imagine in our mind that these social dregs of society could practically realize everything in the political life of Russia, Germany and some countries in Central Europe with the result of reached civilizational black hole.   Gustav Shpet, an outstanding but forgotten Russian philosopher, also turned out to be an unsuccessful forecaster despite his exclusive creative abilities. The same deal was with also other Russian philosophers and sociologists. None of them could predict these…

S.Ovcharenko. The meaning of cross-cultural conflict in the West

(Exerpt from the book “In Human Desert”) The generic inertial ancestry is much stronger than the education that is given to man in the universities of the West and in Europe. Very rarely there are exceptions. We are not racist, but if a fine personality from Iran is such as our brother. Let he be. A woman mathematician who immigrated from Iran, warned that we ought to be vigilant and attentive. Islam they know better. The most faithful stalwarts of Western civilization are people who fled out of backward societies. They already know that this is not a hearsay. There are no more ardent anti-communists than those who fled from communism. This Popper, and Hayek from Austria, And Ayn Rand fled from Bolshevist Russia. Mannerheim, who dealt directly with the Bolsheviks and the civil war, knew this very well. They knew best. And only a small amount of exceptional individuals…

S.Ovcharenko. The role of social forecast now

(The exerpt from my book “In Human Desert”)The main significance of the theory is its prognostic function. Russian philosophy, in a broad sense, and even the European one, the junctures of the 19th and 20th centuries did not work well for the forecast. Almost did not work. It was difficult to imagine that these dregs could practically realize everything. Gustav Shpet, a Russian philosopher, also turned out to be an unsuccessful forecaster Therefore, in the new conditions, being a bad predictor is very dangerous. This builds on the danger of achievments of a technological revolution. Therefore, any system theory makes sense if it can give predictions in the domains of the social aftermath. What in medicine is called diagnosis. If in medicine it is allocated in a special revered area, like intelligence data in the army, so here’s the forecast in any theory. If a person on the basis of…

S. Ovcharenko. Threat and defense of Western civilization

We admit no concessions to backward habits and customs in the basic things. But for this, the teacher and the professor, politician, lawmaker should clearly know where our front line is, where they are. It is necessary to clearly know the boundary, beyond which we can not yield. And clearly say that this is not admissible. Or we accept, or we are not to be here. Because of if we cede to alien culture, then we will not be here. That is, you need to work on emigrants through the children of emigrants. And this is done in a directive, like in Switzerland, the “swimming pool effect”. Where a Muslim family was denied residence permit because of the refusal of parents to let their daughter into the swimming pool. As Herzen wrote in his novel “Past and Thoughts”, that the Poles, exiled to Siberia, never mixed with the local society….

S. Ovcharenko. Social mutations in postcommunist Ukraine

(Exerpt from my book “In Human Desert with postcommunist social mutants”) What is primary and what is secondary – it is important for understanding. Our political and economic activity was determined by the desire of Ukrainian society to support our endeavors to restore the normal national life such as in prerevolutionary Ukraine in the scopes of former empires and countries. As we said above, the consequences of great Famine were overcome in part by the events of 2004 and 2014. In 1991 we couldn’t have the civil society in order to overthrow the communist state power, in 2004 we were unable to overthrow the corruptive state power of criminalized oligarchy in a peaceful manner. The strong efforts of Yulia Tymoshenko were failed because of the insufficient support of the young and weak civil society. She was Ukrainian unused opportunity. The failure of this first attempt of the bourgeois-democratic revolution was…