With the exception of the Baltic countries, all the post-Soviet states did not go through anti-communist revolutions, and the old elite kept themselves in power and engaged in the distribution of power and national property within their own class in all these countries. We can see the differences between nations and countries through the differences between the middle classes of different nations and post-Soviet countries. Above, we noticed that the middle class of Russia irrationally wanted and wants to return to the USSR. This is a paradoxical phenomenon exclusively of social psychology and cultural traditions. This “peaceful” transition of the party nomenklatura to an open society faced external obstacles from the West and was forced to imitate the structure of Western society in order to receive material assistance for the arrangement of a mutant oligarchic society with external signs or ghosts of a Western-style society.
At this moment of fierce confrontation in 1991 and later, the real revolution was impossible due to the absence of a strong anti-communist opposition. The population was mostly supporters of the old order. In this sense, we, a small minority, were against not only communism itself, but also against the mentality of this majority of the population. Of course, we could not start this armed resistance. We have always felt that armed clashes will be inevitable. Civil society could not yet resist as it was only in its infancy. After Marx, Lenin and Marxism, we all knew well that private property “creates capitalism every day” and a threat to the existence of socialist state power. Despite this, this former old nomenclature could not prevent the birth and revival of private business and civil society with its horizontal network of social connections. This is impossible even with the help of private bandits.
In short, the actions of the transitional society in Ukraine were developed in line with the Marxist canons. The most interesting thing is that we fought against Marxist goals, but within the framework of the Marxist algorithm. In the sphere of class contradictions, the Marxists were right in many points. But in the positive part of the Marxist concept, we did not see an attractive future for humanity. The labor movement has its pragmatic, closest positive intentions and results in the logic of capitalist society. Despite this, an attempt to destroy the free business world could not lead to democracy for the working class. An alternative to wage labor is only the system of forced labor, serfdom. This is a fundamental point in any ideology or philosophy. Since ancient times, we can trace the discussion between Plato and Aristotle. This line of discussion we could follow throughout the history of mankind. Dear Karl Popper was wrong when he said that Aristotle was a supporter of the idea of collective property and a totalitarian state, such as Plato. No, there was a fundamental difference between them. In other words, the mutants in Ukraine and Russia want to preserve the regime of the totalitarian regime within capitalist society. These representatives of the old nomenclature + private criminals could not be effective leaders in big business due to their upbringing, education and negative selection. But they were and are experienced fighters for their privileges – as they won in a bloody showdown inside their own criminal environment. For prominent representatives of the oligarchic power-a lot of the corpses of their opponents, losers from their own environment.
The inability and unwillingness to assume the role of an entrepreneur and a law-abiding honest official resulted from the “sin of the firstborn” of robbers, marauders of national wealth. This became possible both from the inability and unwillingness to engage in independent business and labor activity of the majority of the post-communist population, which did not participate in the overthrow of the communist regime.