Sunday, September 18, 2011

Are we Русский or Российский?

Are we Русский or Российский?

While translating these two words into English will net the same basic word result "Russian", the two words in our language have rather different and extremely important differences.

The first Русский means Russian, as in an ethnic or cultural Russian. The second word, Российский, means a citizen of the country of Russia but not necessarily Russia, rather as used by our government, this is a multicultural Russian. This is the same as saying the difference between an Englishman and an American.

An Englishman, a real Englishman, can be distinguished not only by a unifying language, traditions, mannerisms but a shared and ancient history. In other words, its a race of people. An American is a member of a society that does not share a genetic, cultural, religious, lingual or historic foundation. It is a nation of enclaves of strange (to each other) and often antagonistic nationalities bound only by economic ties.

This Americanism, this multiculturalism, a failed para-dime, that the West has swallowed, is also what our own leadership is trying to foist on us. They claim that we must live in a multicultural entity called Russia, bound by a set of present day borders,where all nationalities have equal standing and all cultures are basically the same.

This, however is not true and leads to the same failure as that experienced throughout the West. It is no secret reason why the leadership of the UK, France and Germany have come to the realization that the multicultural project is a dead and disastrous end.

If we do not end it, our end will be the same. Even now, the minorities, particularly those tribals from the central asians and north caucuses, that feel the weakness of the Russian culture and imposition of control, are running rampant, carving out their own enclaves, causing racial riots and problems galore.

In all of Russia, there is only one group, the group that is 86% of the population, that can take control and bring order to the state, it is the Russian people (and in this I include the Ukrainians and Belarus, as we are all Rus). Only one people who are as inclined to work and organization. Only one people are as literary and culturally advanced to create and maintain a nation state, rather then a series of tribal or pseudo ethnic enclaves. One sees this in areas.

This can be seen in such nations as Kazakhstan, where the engineers, technicians, those who actually make and move a society and industry are all Rus, while those counting the money and dilling out croniesms that would kill their nation, without the Rus, are the Kazakh.

But the greater question facing us and our British, German, Italian, Swedish and other European brethren is: are we freemen or the serfs of our state. Nationalism, as a national project (not the Marxism Fascist mutation) sets us free. It is then our race, our language, our combined history, our God givenness that defines us as what and who we are and not the arbitrary or political state, where some faceless bureaucrats try to create a multicultural "race" or "people" out of ingredients that can not mix.

If we are Russians and not "Russian" then we are heirs to our historical truths and our historical lands and can not be bound by the artificial borders set by sniveling mini tyrants, twenty years ago, cutting up the dieing greater tyrant of the СССР.

This is not to say that an Indian or a Japanese can not come to Russia and become Russian. I have known examples of both that did just that and made fine Russians. However, they choose to assimilate. To take our language and an our culture, as not only their own but as the superior culture, at least here in Russia. So it must be that Russia is recognized as Russia, that is of the race of Rus, of the Orthodox Religion, of a combined and shared history that dates back 1500 years and longer if counting our western Slav origins.

It is not to say that other cultures or religions can not or will not exist, that is nonsense. However, they will know that they exist in an ordered state, where the Russian culture, the Russian is the standard and the core and the main in effect and they know their place. They can exist but will never supplement. They can assimilate but will never replace.

The surety of this knowledge will, in itself, order things, because all human beings need to understand the order of things and where they are in them. Otherwise, they, like children, will lash out trying to find their borders.

1 comment:

Steve said...

A fine example, I think, of defining nationalism correctly. Too many people think of nationalists as non- thinking racists and you've done well in this essay to dispel that notion.