S. Ovcharenko. Social mutations in postcommunist Ukraine

Результат пошуку зображень за запитом "Ukraine and USA"

(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 caused by the treachery of President Victor Yushchenko that was an occasional leader of crowd. In fact, the society couldn’t avoid the consequences of this betrayal and even has agreed with the results of the defeat of Orange Revolution or other movements against old elites (postcommunist or religious). President Yushchenko has destroyed the results of successful election of 2004. He has joined the old postcommunist elite with the some social layers of criminals from Donbas. The whole population still lives in the situation of the historical choice and the self-identification in the new social structure and national belonging. This personal fluctuation in the unstable society does not allow to strictly define the moral and cultural distinctions.

The Orange Revolution resembled carnival on the main Maidan of Kyiv. Of course, we all well knew the danger of this open protest against electoral falsification from oligarchy. Nevertheless, we understood that next following revolutionary events will be as armed revolt. This event faced the fact that this peaceful Maidan is quite unique and it couldn’t be repeated in the same manner in, say, Russia. The oligarchic state power understood it and tried to strengthen the riot police (militia) around oligarchic President Yushchenko and after – around Victor Yanukovych. National Army in fact was deeply ruined by the pro-Russian President Yanukovych and this artificial weakness is sustained by the actual President Poroshenko. Inner enemy was and is much more dangerously than external for dictatorship in Russia and Ukraine. In this context we must stress out that the interests of dictators are opposite to the same interests of their countries on the territories of the former Soviet Union. The direction of the external policy cannot coincide with the deep interests of their nations. Cosmopolitan oligarchy in post-communist states is generally indifferent to the national interests of their countries. Under the rule of the oligarchy the armed punitive force against internal enemy is always stronger than the national army, which is directed against an external enemy. This policy of prevailing support of Law Enforced Agencies over the needs and demands of national army continues. The factual indifference of post-Soviet population in Ukraine to the choice between Ukraine and Russia facilitate the treacherous government politics from the oligarchic ruling class.

Nevertheless, 2004 has showed us that the period of Famine consequences has

gone to end. The return to the former Soviet Union and classic communism have become absolutely impossible. Despite this fact, the considerable part of the population feels the sharp, bitter nostalgia of the Soviet epoch. Thus, the national intellect has got rid of the violent pressure from former totalitarian power. It discovers the broad space to improvise our own life within our own scenario despite the special goals of the external social forces. Moreover, the separate personality suddenly has receiving his unexpected unknown prospects. Now Ukrainians and other people from postcommunist countries more clearly see the heavy burden of life choice. Many people seek to come back to the simplicity of the external multilateral protection. It depends on the standpoint relying on the previously chosen life scenario. A purely individual choice influences the mass processes in society statistically. Now we can see the intertwined social processes in the post-totalitarian countries and in the advanced Western countries, including United States of America.

The aftermath of the severe social experiment over the peoples of the post-totalitarian countries inevitably led to the historical situation, within which the negatively selected population makes the distorted, even ugly life choice. The individual consciousness is unable to catch up the common sense of the Western free society. This matter concerns even the vulnerable layers of the population even in the advanced Western countries.

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