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Dedicated to the memory of my father


Chapter I. You can’t fool nature

Chapter II Why didn’t they colonize Jupiter?

Chapter III If the president rules for 30 years

Chapter IV Nomads have no nationalism

Chapter V Intermittent and a full circuit

Chapter VI Sargun

Chapter VII Chauvinism

Chapter VIII Two egalitarian ideas

Chapter IX The nationalism of the periphery

Chapter X The bastards

Chapter XI How nationalism defends and attacks

Chapter XII Pan-Turkism. Yesterday and today

Chapter XIII Iranian nationalism

Chapter XIV Rough mode and escape» brains»

Chapter XV Cultural (everyday) chauvinism-the enemy of the empire

Chapter XVI Japanese nationalism

Chapter XVII What to do?

Chapter XVIII The Zerefs are not nationalists.

Chapter XIX Nationalism or shopping.

Chapter XX A pleasant nationalism for everyone



Everything is decided today not by presidents, not by autocrats, not by dictators, but by money. People don’t think they have the flu, but they do care about their health. Because today, every person is God. Everyone thinks they are God because they have money. No one recognizes any authority. Because the elite has disappeared. Today, the elite is the oligarchs. Nationalism is the first egalitarian idea, to people dream of being oligarchs and stop respecting real nobility. How to get back the lost elite?

The emergence of nationalism is associated with the modern era. When the super transformation of the human mass began to take place intoxicated of technological progress.

However, this is just a one-sided explanation, suffering from unclear motives. Why suddenly people began to change massively intoxicated of rapidly changing conditions? Maybe technical progress has come to every rural house, to every traditional family?

Naturally, modernism did not come to every family in the form of Santa Claus or another kind of fairy-tale characters, and the technological progress actually caused a vague optimism of the Zerefs.

As is usually the case, people feel good and happy with their life.

It is difficult to imagine the technical revolution as good and happy for dark people. However, like a new grain crop or a tractor, all future abundance is perceived by people very cautiously. The great Russian reformer Peter the Great, for example, could not force the peasants to plant potatoes imported from Holland. When he was studying in Europe, he liked mashed potatoes. The dark Russian peasants found the round Indian rhizomes poisonous. As always, as everywhere, everything new always seems harmful. This is a natural human distrust.

And then Peter the Great went to the trick. He put a guard on the potato fields.

Everything stolen is delicious!

It was only by stealing and tasting the Indian tubers that the Russian peasants learned to plant potatoes.

The same problems were with tractors and other technical inventions.

At the beginning of the XIX century, the Luddite movement appeared in England. The workers destroyed the looms that produced many stockings. According to the rebels, these machines took away the work of private knitters. This resistance was suppressed only by the army. Many workers who rebelled were executed.

Discretion is the better part of valor. The country people are great little conservatives. They did not understand that technological progress and its influence are not subject to a crude mind and a pair of ordinary human eyes. Any technical perfection creates new opportunities. It is not clear how this happens, but traditional families immediately grew up with new children. Any invention, in any field and in any industry, in the form of a new organization of labor, the new machine, a new cure for a pandemic, creates a relief of life. And once there is a relief, then there are opportunities. More young people are starting families and having children.

In nature, the same. If nature is benevolent: the sun shines, the rains come on time and irrigate the fields, the cold does not kill the crops, then the people will prosper. After a while, the number of people will increase. Conversely, if there is bad weather, cold, and hunger, men will be sullen, women will be quarrelsome. If there is no food, then there will be no children. Tribal nomads from bad weather, unfavorable climatic conditions began to push their neighbors are the same nomads. These exiled tribes of nomads in the IV century reached Europe. This process of pushing each other’s nomads to the west is called later the Great Migration of Peoples. From the onslaught of the barbarians, the Roman Empire fell.

Nomads differ from farmers only in that modernization or modernism occurred much later. This modernization of the traditional way of life among the descendants of nomads is happening only today.

One thing you need to learn from the very beginning. Traditional people, in revcon system these are Zerefs, Zerots, Zeremids, are very conservative in everything. Each group of reflection separately and if you look at all the groups together. The tradition is characterized by almost absolute conservatism. All traditional people adapt to changes and depend on their reflection. For traditional people, it is essential to maintain their place, their rank, their caste in the community. Therefore, they have always done and will always do so to stand out, to take a place of honor. If they are Zerefs and Zeremids, then these categories of reflection want to turn into a new elite. If it’s the Zerots or the traditional aristocracy, they don’t let anyone into their elite circle.

Only intoxicated of the elements, disaster, attack, crisis, war, revolution, Maidan, the traditional elite gives way to the new traditional elite. The King is dead! Long live the king! The dragon will always live in such an environment.

Therefore, today the most likely scenario is the desire of the mass, the traditional mass of people to become an elite, thanks to the market, thanks to money. Once again, the elite stands out from the traditional mass, but the new people in the government do not look like Democrats in any way. These are the same traditional Zerefs and Zeremids that create new corruption links.

Such Zerefs and Zeremids do not recognize anyone except for yourself and your relatives. They were supposed to love others, but they forgot everything. They have no authority but have power. Furthermore, they themselves want to become authorities, to have power. The peripheral regions of the planet are not to blame for the fact that they are just entering the total era of modernism and at the same time post-modernism. This book is intended to somehow control this process.

In the twentieth century, two trends and two ideas «conceived by geniuses» turned into disgust. The material came first. Talent and nobility come second. It is the destruction of nobility that is the prerequisite for the bankruptcy of all ideas, except for the ideas of freedom and democracy. Social networks are a mechanism for collecting suffering little envious self-esteem. They shout No talent! Not, to nobility! Only equality. This book describes the birth of the first egalitarian idea — nationalism.

Chapter I

You can’t fool nature


At the beginning of the tenth year of the XXI century, a series of popular outrages, revolutions, resignations, coups called the «Arab Spring» began in the Maghreb countries.

From what hibernation did the northern and western Arabs wake up?

Let’s take it in order.

It all started with the self-immolation of Arab unemployed in Tunisia. WikiLeaks also reported on the Internet about total corruption, which embittered the population. The self-immolation was only an excuse for a riot. In addition to the second Jasmine Revolution, this revolution was called the «WikiLeaks revolution». That is, the influence of social networks and high technologies has passed the first political run-in.

President Ben Ali, who ruled the country for 23 years, fled Tunisia for Saudi Arabia.

How so? The president seems to be a democratically elected person and has ruled the country for 23 years. There is nothing surprising. Before Ben Ali, the same president was his predecessor Habib Bourguiba. This former French lawyer, who also seems to have been brought up on European values, ruled the country for 30 years and the formal reason for his removal from power in 1987 (the first Jasmine Revolution) was his old age. Both Bourguiba and Ben Ali placed their men in government posts throughout their reigns.

You can’t fool nature.

You can proclaim your commitment to European values and talk about your love for democracy as much as you want, but in fact, you can place your relatives everywhere in government posts. Such a system is indeed viable because it is still the same traditional autocracy. Of all the African countries on the coast, Tunisia had the highest education rates. However, this did not stop the people. The people united the Internet. The influence of the Internet is like a divine leader. This leader is not really there, but he is there. It is there because someone has ignited the hearts of Tunisians with anger. They were outraged by the corruption in the Ben Ali administration.

And why are they outraged by corruption?

Tunisians have not only become physically numerous (zeref’s loop). Most of the Tunisian intelligentsia studied in Europe. The Arab soul and European values (knowledge) gave the jasmine god-the invisible leader (the remid’s loop).

What do we have in the end?

Any revolt has several nodes of contradictions.

We answer these questions with the revcon.

The reasons for the second Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia are:

1. Modernization. Industrialization in the Western manner after the declaration of independence. If innovations come to the traditional environment, they stimulate sharp childbearing of the population. It is Zeref’s loop.

2. Modernization. Education. Mass education of the population begins because a complex economy needs educated professionals. The government seeks to get rid of the dependence of the metropolis and white professionals. The new states always need our staff of specialists. It is Remid’s loop. And the Remids are always ambitious and intolerant of the facts of injustice.

3. You can talk a hundred, a thousand times about democracy and civil law, in fact, everything is the opposite. This is evidence that there is a large traditional population, while there are few professionals and intellectuals. If the Zerefs are many, they have many children, Remids are few, they are not even Remids yet, but Zeremids, and Zeremids have inferiority complexes and behave like servants at the right moment. Therefore, the ethics of submission always leads to corruption. The traditional population can sing publicly about anything, but it remains the traditional population. The traditional population needs a sultan, an autocrat, a dictator. It’s more convenient for them. This is the zeremid’s loop.

4. The traditional world as usual is divided into castes. All official figures in public are hypocritical and wear European tailcoats. It also doesn’t change anything. Strangers people why outside the main clan are not allowed to cash flows and positions. Total corruption will result. I repeat once again: this traditional scheme is convenient for the people. Unless, of course, there were provocateurs from outside (as WikiLeaks). When strangers are not allowed to join the ranks of the current main clan, this is a zerot’s loop.

It’s the same story in Libya and Egypt.

Hosni Mubarak ruled for 30 years, Muammar Gaddafi ruled for 40 years. Both dictators called themselves by different names and referred to themselves as belonging to different political camps. Colonel Gaddafi was a popular socialist. Mubarak was based on the values of Western democracy.

Chapter II

Why didn’t they colonize Jupiter?

Few people think about the meaning of life. In a conservative world, everyone seems to have no room for selfishness at all. This is understandable. Either a well-fed person or a noble person thinks about the meaning of life, and a person from the elite is a priori a well-fed person. It is not proper for an aristocrat to be hungry, otherwise what kind of aristocrat is? Poverty and hunger make a person insignificant and dependent (dependent on the collective of relatives in the first place. And so on). This dependence eventually turns into the duty of everyone born in a traditional team, and this duty is one of the innate habits. (Today, this debt is called a debt to the Motherland and Motherland is the same group of people that the hero does not know, but he knows that there is a Homeland)

Therefore, it is not necessary to teach all traditional peoples heroism. They have been fighting each other for thousands of years. All the peoples of the world still need heroes. Although modern heroes are called differently today. But this does not interfere with our conclusions.

Traditional people are born for war.

All traditional people were born to fight, or to be more precise, to survive. The struggle can also be with nature itself. But the struggle for survival and survival does not exclude the war of the Zerefs with each other. After all, the man himself is the most important part of nature. At least, that’s what he decided. Although in nature, the struggle of species did not stop for a moment without human intervention. This struggle of species means that it is still going on.

But how does a person fight? Who is he still fighting with nature or with yourself? With both.

Although the struggle of the peoples took a variety of forms it is important for us to find out how the mass struggle, or war, or the tradition of war, survived its wild time and what form it took at the moment. We are already used to it, and we are taught that only savage people engage in bloody battles, and modern people do not. Modern people are so tolerant of each other, so tolerant, so cute. There is no war (and there is one). There is no nationalism (but there is one). There are no conspiracies of financiers (there is a contract).


Are people really tolerant of each other?

Where did the heroic traditions disappear? How have the traditions changed in general? After all, according to the law of conservation of energy, nothing disappears anywhere, but only changes its shape.

Once we started this conversation with the Arab Spring.

We need to be clear. Or explain. Or just reassure ourselves that we know something. We just know something. We just know the facts, but it’s hard to make a system. But who finds it difficult?

And since we know something, we will also draw our own quick conclusions.

Moreover, we have a new method — revcon.

There is such a concept in the world practice as modernization.

What do we know about modernization?

Modernization is understood as the process of transition of traditional collectives, communities, and peoples to another state, to the state of modernity. The state of modernity is understood as industrialization, urbanization, cultural and mental mass rebirth of people.

Traditional people intoxicated of technological progress change their attitude to the world.

I agree. They change it.

But how they change it. What do they understand? What do they forget? What do they remember?

Do the former Zerefs have no memory at all or do they all get blood transfusions? To the point where they forget who their kin are?

No way. They don’t forget. They remember.

Maybe they cease to be courageous people at least in their hearts? To the point that in the first urban generation they are a little rude, primitive cunning, excessively greedy, and at the same time patriotic?

Yes, it is. The tradition of capture, plunder, war, in general, any past historical rudeness, cannot immediately disappear. But it is now past feudal qualities that are rude. For feudalism, all means are good to obtain material goods in any way. But first, need the fame, then rank, then cast.

Today, observing how in former republics (namely former socialist republics, not past monarchies!) nepotism, tribalism, corruption have flourished, and this is although the same modernization and urbanization was carried out in the former republics, what can say?

We can say that the technological revolution, the construction of cities, mass education were important for the mass rebirth of the local population. All the local peoples have changed a lot. Mass education cannot fail to change the quality of a person.

However, what each individual person remembers, as well as every traditional people, could not disappear in time. The political form, and in our case socialism, was important so that the peoples did not immediately wake up the old memory. And the Soviet education and the remnants of culture are still working, working so that the awakened reflexes do not absorb all the peoples back to the old time.

We will be interested in the question again and again.

To what extent can modernization (technological revolution, urbanization, education) change mass reflection? It is reflection. Because there are no other ways to explain the massive conservative revival after the collapse of empires but only through mass reflection.

It is to understand the situation that the facts of the Arab Spring will be used.

Why the Arab Spring?

Yes, because before European modernization, the countries of the Near and Middle East were the cradles of an ancient civilization.

So ancient that judging by the degree of influence of urban culture and culture in general, the descendants of Sumerians, Assyria, Babylon the Arabs should have already colonized Jupiter. What do they do now? What is a paradox?

Chapter III

If the president rules for 30 years

If you look at the map of the Arab Maydans, you can immediately see that the Maydans did not expand the borders of the Arab Caliphate, but exactly fit in the old place. We can safely say that the Arab Spring of 2011 is the spring of the Arabs.

But who are these revolutionaries?

Why did they rebel against the traditional order? After all, the peoples of the past Arab Caliphate are very conservative: the elites are very revered, the peoples are obedient to them.

Of course, you can immediately put the Maidan and the Ottoman Empire on the map. But it won’t be the same.

First, because the Arab spring was attended by Arabs, not the South Slavs, and even more so, not the Turks but only the Arabs. Therefore, we will consider this speech more Arabic and less religious. Religious strife based on different trends of Islam have always been, since the time of the fourth righteous Caliph. The influence of religious intolerance is still not the most important thing in Arab nationalism, although the religious component is less important (At least from the point of view of over-conservatism. Why didn’t the Arabs colonize, say, Mars, or get ahead of Europe in creating the internal combustion engine?), it also explains a lot.

How did it all start?

It all started with the fact that the Arabs were nomads of the Arabian Peninsula. That explains a lot. Many things explain, but not all.

They would have remained in the old place, even if the future colonizers, and we mean those Europeans who brought modernization to these places and, perhaps, would have presented us with an Arab version of pure bourgeois nationalism. However, the founder of the new faith, the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), was born in Mecca. And after the preaching of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), the Arabs turned from local nomads of the aborigines into nomads of proselytes, spreading the faith among other peoples with the sword and preaching. So, they would have stayed in place and lived no less well.

Thus, the Arabs could not have turned into nationalists either in the XIX century or in the XX century, when modernization took place among the Europeans. To complete this, they did not just have a material base. There was gold, there were material values, there were troops, talented generals, great scientists in the east, but the main material principle was not there.

First, it means that the traditional Muslim people did not welcome the trade business like all nomads. Caliphs, sultans, viziers knew only about the benefits of trade, so they tried to protect the caravaneers and merchants represented by different peoples from violence and plunder, but the trade itself was not welcomed. First, nomads have always been warriors. And where there is a military caste, there is always a traditional hierarchy. Secondly, the Koran did not welcome loan interest (how it practiced the ancient Jews). Giving money at interest and taking money at interest is a grave sin.

Now you can just look at the late leaders of the Arab countries during the modernization period and draw some conclusions:


First President Habib Bourguiba. He ruled for 30 years. He left the post under the pressure of protests and old age. Furthermore, he was replaced by Ben Ali. Ben Ali ruled for 24 years. But in January 2011, riots broke out in Tunisia. Like Bourguiba, Tunisia’s new leader, Ben Ali, has been re-elected several times and extended his term through referendums. For twos, three decades, all the dictators in the East quickly turned state power into a personal feeder and the feeder of their clan. Another big minus to the same: Ben Ali was henpecked. Everyone saw and believed that the country was ruled by a woman. The second wife and her ten brothers were hated.

As already mentioned, Tunisia has the highest educational level in Africa. High development indicators. The government raised only the price of bread and everyone was immediately outraged by the regime. The market jobless merchant committed self-incineration. One thing overlapped with the other and there was an explosion that caused a domino effect throughout the Arab world.

But, once again! The Tunisians hated his wife. In a Muslim country, provided with the Internet, this turned out to be the main fuse of the Tunisian Maidan. Before that, there was a rumor that Leila Trabelsi was going to become president. And this would be outraged by any traditional people, not just Tunisians. Although Tunisia has been modernized, urbanized, and so on. And what is the effect of this? Nothing. And this is although the Tunisian elite is partially Europeanized. French influence is traditional. Ben Ali himself studied at Saint-Cyr.


Now fast-forward to the centuries-old administrative and spiritual center of Islam, to the capital of Egypt — Cairo.

Egypt remained a landmark for the Arab world, not just an administrative legacy. After independence, Egypt was one of the first to break free from colonial dependence (1922), although it lacked the physical strength for real independence. Yet, the Republican officers were among the first to overthrow King Farouk (1952) in Egypt. The same Libyan captain, Muammar Gaddafi, carried out a coup only in 1969 because Libya, next to his brisk neighbors, has always been backward. Most of the territory is the Sahara Desert. The officers of the Arab countries took an example from the Egyptian passionary charismatic Abdel Nasser.

After the assassination attempt and the death of an associate of Nasser Anwar Sadat, Hosni Mubarak was president for 30 years (after all, such a sweet power in the east!). From Nasser to Mubarak, Egypt underwent modernization, developed industry, and raised the educational and cultural level of Egyptians. However, if we talk about urbanization and urbanization did not have time to «absorb» new streams of babies being born. Egypt had the highest fertility, with almost 4 babies per woman. The population growth was very high. The population of Egypt is 100 million. And all the people fit along the river and the Nile Delta. High density! By 2011, 2 million Western students had returned home from Europe. One of them just repeated the self-immolation action, which served as a reason for a social explosion. The words about corruption, poverty, and dictatorship were repeated. How it is everywhere the same and familiar.

As a result of the new elections, the protégé of Muslim fundamentalists, Mohammed Morsi, came to power. The semi-literate Egyptian province, the most traditional, conservative electorate, voted for Morsi. The urban population, which wants to separate religion from the state, lost for the first time. And this is although Mubarak brought the literacy rate of the population to 70%. But what can modernization do in such a favorable climate? (Revcon has a zeref’s loop. It means overpopulation. Modernization is powerless here). The main items of replenishment of the Egyptian budget are revenues from the Suez Canal and from tourism. Thus, Egypt as a state resembles just a large-scale renter. Actually, Saudi Arabia is thriving due to the exploitation of mineral resources, so what’s the big deal? For us, the whole question is interesting: can tourism change the thinking, and hence the reflection of the Egyptians? It is difficult but possible, to carry out modernization in such traditional conditions. This means only one thing: the population of a hundred million people will shake more than once. Without the modernization of consciousness, all traditional peoples know only one thing that represents the whole traditional meaning — reproduction. Breeding to win (whom to win? No one knows. For nomads, one law is a tradition. And for tradition, the more children are the more joyous. These included administrative and military victories. If the larger the army, the more likely it is to have power. Even democratic principles confirm that the only majority choose the government.

Here we focus on the terms of the government of the Arab so-called presidents. Despite the statements about freedom and democracy, all of them, as we can see, have ruled for a very long time, no one wanted to leave their post quickly and on time. The Eastern circumstances themselves hinted that the upgrade itself means nothing. If the population «does not move» from place to place, but lives in one place for a very long time, it will always be conservative.

Chapter IV

Nomads have no nationalism

Nationalism is ahead. Old or new?

Everyone knows that empires founded by nomads do not last long. Some nomadic dynasties ruled for no more than a century. But this cannot be said about the Arab Caliphate. The dynasties changed, but the Caliphate remained because the Caliphate was more than a vast land that was subject to different caliphs. The Caliphate was based on faith in Allah and the works of His Messenger. People who recognized the Koran as a holy book were called Muslims. These former nomads were already Muslims, not Arabs, Berbers, Syrians. This is a significant point. It also explains to the readers the main reason for the Arab revolutions at the beginning of the XXI century.

First, we must look at the history of Europe, where nationalism originated. Europeans, too, at first did not know how to express their new feelings. This new feeling grew among them in the form of protest. In the Middle Ages, people from birth belonged to different classes. No one was allowed to do anything above their social status. The population of the cities grew rapidly. People mingled in the shopping malls and nearby of the city. When there were a crisis and famine, a large crowd could gather in the main square. Together with the anti-monarchist impulses and the revolutionary mood, all the peoples of Europe then gradually turned into patriots. All small street vendors and medium-sized manufacturers (refags) were united by the hatred of the aristocracy (for the Zerots) because they controlled everything, had the protection of the king, and paid no taxes. A bourgeois, a street vendor, had money, but no rights and a poor nobleman in a tattered doublet could kick any rich man with the words: How dare a dog stand here, get out of here! All the refags felt morally humiliated, even though they could afford to buy all sorts of things, including the most expensive ones. But they didn’t know how to prove their right. Not to show, they could show because they could buy almost everything, but to prove it. No one and nothing could unite the outraged of new egoists.

But the French encyclopedists came to their aid. The crowd found its moral authorities in the various employees, the children of provincial lawyers. These provincial lawyers were their people in spirit and understood that they were connected with the traffickers by old connections. Who does not believe, can look at the origin of the leaders of the French Revolution?

To somehow dilute, so, the amorphous solidarity of completely lonely peasants (the former Zerefs, deprived of kindred roots), the philosopher Voltaire threw into the crowd the slogan: «Crush the reptile!»

Who is this reptile? Imagine a philosopher being so brazen as to call the Catholic Church a reptile. Voltaire was not interested in its varieties. With equal fury, he attacked Catholics, Protestants, and Jews.

And only people without traditional roots could respond to these calls.

What did that mean?

This suggested that there was a lot of such human material accumulated in eighteenth-century Paris. The most terrible phenomenon for any state is the Zerefs with their consciousness clouded by hunger and irresponsibility. First, they are deprived of responsibility because they are deprived of the control of the traditional community then the crowd becomes fearless. The crowd loses its fear. The crowd loses its fear even because it has leaders. The children of provincial officials also want fame and power. They don’t talk about it at first. All people, including revolutionaries, obey tradition, but they are publicly hypocritical. Even the Zelots men (supermen) are hypocritical. They speak in a language that the crowd understands. These revolutionaries are indisputably zealots (supermen), at least the most talented of the revolutionary leaders because they bring novelty to the tradition. (They improve the tradition. Any tradition needs to be modernized. The more people will be born after modernization, the more perfect the tradition) So they create a new unscrupulous hypocritical elite.

Such an elite creates itself as a future aristocracy. They even sacrifice themselves for the declared high goals, which means they are lucky, they turn into a new caste of rulers thanks to egalitarian slogans. They resort to the aid of the mob to overthrow their feudal opponents. And from that moment on, they have no choice but to shout all the time: «People! You’re in my heart!»

Then this baton will be picked up by new socialist revolutionaries. And the whole world history will follow the path of choosing the elite from the representatives of the excited crowd. Each time, the crowd will delegate the most active and seemingly fair men to the very top. In fact, the crowd is not as stupid as it seems. They will be sent up as the most convenient ones. Every excited crowd will be it seems that it is singling out the most convenient men because the neophytes are always shouting about love for the people, in fact, the neophytes are part of the people and this is part of the tradition is not the worst part, maybe even the best at the moment. Then the neophytes, as a rule, deceive the practical crowd, it turns out, in the end, stupid. Everything is fine and this is the norm of the moment. This is only the end of the love union. Egalitarian tricks play a cruel joke on society and the country.

This selection from century to century of people from the bottom completely deprives these people of the state. People from the bottom never need the state, they are also devoid of nobility. Well, what kind of nobility do people from the bottom have? They say very simply and easily: People! I love you! And the people again believe such scoundrels.

Look at any sampling process. The more a scoundrel swears allegiance to the people, the more this man onlooker, who resembles a practical woman all at once, believes this candidate. The longer this false egalitarian practice continues, the less chance the state has for the future.

Of course, we are talking about creating a new elite and a new ideology.

But we completely forgot about the Arabs and the Arab spring.

The Arabs were happily deprived of such hypocrites. Therefore, they bypassed the era of nationalism that Europe passed in its time. The Arabs turned out to be bad nationalists. Although of course, this did not prevent the Copts in Egypt from becoming an ethnic minority in arithmetic progression. But the Arabs did not apply the collective superiority of the crowd, as is customary in any nationalism. They applied the confessional moment if, of course, this spontaneous process can be called application. What an interesting moment. There was no nationalism, and there were very few Coptic Christians. Who can explain this phenomenon? It is not necessary to shout at every corner about your superiority. People usually believe in something very quietly, you can say that they believe in themselves and pray silently.

Chapter V

Intermittent and a full circuit

The traditional world (regime) always needs a boost of patriotism.

This patriotism can be different. Often people confuse concern for society with concern for their family. Each individual family cannot be outside the community and outside the state. The small people will always stay in their homes in a difficult hour. They will leave the dwelling when the enemy knocks on their houses. Often Patriots didn’t know what they were getting excited about. They couldn’t even know what they were expressing. They showed that they are attached, love the place where they were born. A place where their loved ones live and which they must protect. Before they could call each other patriots, they would call each other citizens, and to complete that, they had to overthrow their traditional elite.

This means that this elite is absolutely not related to them, and they are looking for people close to them in spirit. This spirit can also be caused by a material union, or rather by the solidarity of people of the same circle, of the same professional occupation, even of living on the street of the same craft. These people realized that they had common interests. These are almost the same interests as the interests of people of the same tribe. But the people of the same village could have blood interests because they are relatives or the interests of the community. In any case, it was the interests of the people living in one locality against the people living in another locality, with the latter and often attacking the former for the interests of the entire community. Nationalism is still a long way off. In order for people living on the same street to realize that they have the same interests as the primitive communities, they simply did not know how to create trade unions. But they were already outraged that they were being bullied and not considered human. The feudal hierarchical society irritated them individually. They did not love the king or the nobles (who loves someone wipes his feet on you, despises you, and sees you like a dog?), although they obeyed tradition. The feudalism could transfer the old discipline among relatives to the new cities because the Zerefs themselves grew up and obeyed strict discipline from childhood, but began to lose force in cities. Even all sorts of bastards born of street girls and other rootless elements who have found shelter in the slums of the city have become dangerous to traditional order, morals, and discipline. The appearance of the rootless was a tacit warning of danger, and morals were decaying. It was this twice-rootless, uncultured, ill-mannered element that was sensitive to any freethinking because they could create criminal gangs. In order for urban philistinism to completely lose its connection in time and space with its world of prohibitions, it had to starve. No hungry American Indian will go to plunder his tribe because of hunger. He’d rather starve to death. Moreover, the ancient hunter and warrior could always hunt or catch fish. Only an Indian child can steal but precisely because he is a child.

The philistines may rise in the whole street and in the whole city and demand bread. They have the right to demand from the government, demand from the masters, just as hungry children ask their parents for food. The mob may not immediately become enraged and furious to tear apart its elite, but it always does this intoxicated of provocateurs and from impunity. Only a very strong-willed man, a real dictator could have stopped the crowd, brought it to reason with a brutal act of violence. This has often happened in history and now sometimes happens in the world. Every Eastern tyrant knows about it. It is in the east that the elite is more militant and, one might say, savage. But it is created from the same traditional material. Every father, family dictator in Asia knows that if he shows cowardice and kindness, it will cost him and his family dearly. The children will grow up worthless. And society will blame such a weak father for this.

Of course, there are very ancient cities in the east. But popular riots in these cities were very rare. Maybe the freedom-loving Samarkand only can boast of the self-will of its population, that even the great conqueror Timur tried to protect himself with acts of intimidation. But as soon as the grandson of Timur Ulugbek did not do what the rulers do, built an observatory, studying the sky and the stars, he was immediately executed. But it wasn’t the crowd that did it. In the east, the crowd never mattered. Therefore, Europeanized natives and guests ask themselves questions. You have, they say, such a dictator in power, he has ruled for thirty years, there is such corruption around, and you are silent. However, wherein the east has any aristocrat voluntarily resigned from office? Where, what dictator sat on the throne for less than ten years? What modern autocrat before the Arab Spring did not hold referendums on extending the term of power? Everywhere you look in Asia, referendums have been held and are still being held to extend the term of power (Hosni Mubarak ruled for 30 years, Yemeni dictator Saleh ruled for 33 years, Libyan leader Gaddafi for almost 42 years, and so on) and the people are happy with this. This is how propagandists portray us. It’s just that in Asia, including in all Arab countries, those who live in cities are all former nomads. And the dictators, whereby force, and whereby so-called reforms, dragged the howling provincials into the cities. No matter what city you take, even if it is very ancient, no matter what state, even if it is post-Soviet, but these cities have a population with a short period of urbanization.

Everyone can certainly find fault with the fact that in the post-Soviet new independent states, urbanization took place under the Bolsheviks. Another first dictator Stalin (also ruled for more than 30 years) carried out modernization. And according to all the canons of sociology, industrial modernization is accompanied by a mass migration of the population.

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