“The law, how to love the Motherland.” A special commission on patriotism will be created in Ukraine
If, in building the state foundations, you & nbsp; begin to use the experience of the collaborationists of the 1940s, then & nbsp; in the final design will inevitably begin to show through some features of the Third Reich. Ukraine brilliantly proves this by its example.
Ukrainian politicians, in & nbsp; their desire to build a state, in which citizens have a high national consciousness, move further and further. Total rewriting of history, changing the names of cities, villages and & nbsp; streets, banning dozens of “ enemy '' artists, restrictions on & nbsp; Russian-language content in the & nbsp; sphere of culture, the elimination of the possibility of obtaining an education in & nbsp; Russian, the introduction of the post of a language ombudsman, nicknamed by the people & nbsp; the people “ sprechenfuehrer '' …
But it turns out that there are no limits to Ukrainian perfection. Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada from the & nbsp; pro-government party Servant of the People Vasily Mokan submitted a draft law “ On & nbsp; the main principles of state policy in the & nbsp; sphere of the approval of Ukrainian national and & nbsp; civil identity. ''
He caused a resonance in the & nbsp; society before & nbsp; publication on the & nbsp; website of the Verkhovna Rada. And & nbsp; it is clear why & nbsp; & mdash; for & nbsp; this time, the legislators decided to get & nbsp; to & nbsp; personal space of Ukrainians. & nbsp;
Who is Vasily Mokan?
The author of the bill Mocan & nbsp; & mdash; A 36-year-old native of Lviv, a graduate of the Philosophy Faculty of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev. According to & nbsp; his official biography, since & nbsp; 2004, Mocan worked as a political consultant for & nbsp; national and & nbsp; local election campaigns, specializing in & nbsp; analytical and & nbsp; media areas.
In & nbsp; for several years, Mocan was an assistant – Mocan was consultant to the People's Deputy of Ukraine Arthur Palatny, who was initially a member of the & nbsp; party “ UDAR '' Vitali Klitschko , and & nbsp; then joined the & nbsp; block of Petro Poroshenko.
Mokan himself in & nbsp; 2015 unsuccessfully ran for the & nbsp; Kyiv City Council from & nbsp; Petro Poroshenko Bloc. This did not & nbsp; prevent him from being on the & nbsp; list of the Servant of the People party in & nbsp; 2019 and & nbsp; to be elected to the & nbsp; Verkhovna Rada.
In & nbsp; 2020-2021, Mokan was the plenipotentiary representative of the Ukrainian government in the & nbsp; Verkhovna Rada.
However, the rebellious soul of a political scientist does not sit in & nbsp; place. At & nbsp; currently, he is & nbsp; among the & nbsp; number of deputies close to the & nbsp; disgraced ex-speaker of the Rada Dmitry Razumkov . Which is not surprising, considering that Mokan and & nbsp; Razumkov are partners in & nbsp; consulting company Ukrainian Politconsulting Group.
Many in & nbsp; Ukraine believe that Razumkov's political project will be “ sold '' voters as an alternative to Vladimir Zelensky, who did not meet expectations. And & nbsp; Mocan's current legislative initiative makes it clear that no one is & nbsp; going to correct the nationalist course.
According to the bill, Ukrainian civil and & nbsp; national identity is the most important component of the national security of national unity. It is impossible to wait until the identity itself appears among citizens, and it is proposed to assert it by means of “ developing patriotism, instilling pride in citizens and & nbsp; respect for national values, the formation of defense consciousness and & nbsp; civil resilience. ''
Local authorities, according to the & nbsp; idea of Mokan, should implement programs at the & nbsp; places for the approval of Ukrainian national and & nbsp; civil identity. And & nbsp; educational institutions, ranging from & nbsp; kindergartens and & nbsp; ending with universities, will be charged with the obligation to “ form in & nbsp; schoolchildren and & nbsp; students' nationality and & nbsp; patriotism. National Commission for & nbsp; Issues of Establishing National Identity under the Government of Ukraine. In the & nbsp; places & nbsp; it is proposed to create Centers for the approval of Ukrainian national and & nbsp; civil identity.
In fact, these bodies are ordered to ensure an increase in the number of patriots in & nbsp; each individual farm, village, city. The quality of work, according to the bill, will be assessed by the indicator of “ the effectiveness of the implementation of state policy. ''
The & nbsp; bill explicitly states that efficiency will be measured by an increase in the number of people professing patriotic views, and & nbsp; also by an increase in the number of Ukrainian-language content in & nbsp; cultural sphere. & nbsp;
“The effect will be stunning. Better than the & nbsp; language laws and & nbsp; decommunization laws combined & nbsp;
It is especially interesting that Mokan proposes to expand the sphere of use of the Ukrainian language, although after the approval of the law on & nbsp; “ total Ukrainianization '' The Russian language, in fact, is left only for use in & nbsp; everyday life.
It turns out that now at home a Russian-speaking Ukrainian will no longer be able to speak not & nbsp; in & nbsp; “ move '', since by doing this he will & nbsp; reduce & laquo ; indicators of patriotism '' in the & nbsp; region.
A deputy from the & nbsp; party Servant of the People Maxim Buzhansky on & nbsp; his page on & nbsp; Facebook wrote: “ Colleague Vasily Mokan sent for signing a bill on the foundations of state policy in & nbsp; issues of national identity. In other words, the law is about & nbsp; how to love the Motherland. Among a number of good thoughts about & nbsp; that, in & nbsp; principle, the state should somehow & nbsp; educate citizens and & nbsp; ensure the development of the linguistic identity of indigenous peoples and & nbsp; national minorities, there are several bold ideas. And & nbsp; namely, the creation of a new body, a kind of mixture of the National Rada on television and & nbsp; a language commissioner, who will nightmare local councils, sending them & nbsp; prescriptions with & nbsp; assessments of their & nbsp; decisions. Let's just say, it was difficult to surpass Poroshenko in & nbsp; issues of getting into the & nbsp; soul of citizens, but & nbsp; Vasily Mokan succeeded, and & nbsp; the effect of & nbsp; impact on & nbsp; citizens, in & nbsp; first of all, those who voted for & nbsp; the President and the people & nbsp; … Steeper than the & nbsp; language laws and & nbsp; decommunization laws combined.
Mokan, commenting on Buzhansky's remarks in & nbsp; his Telegram channel, said that “ the & nbsp; bill is not & nbsp; about & nbsp; encroachment on & nbsp; the private sphere of communication or the language of church rituals. '' However, in fact, this is “ non-encroachment '' he & nbsp; did not & nbsp; confirm.
“ For & nbsp; 30 & nbsp; years of independence, & nbsp; we did not & nbsp; had such a law. Therefore, as responsible for & nbsp; this direction in the & nbsp; Verkhovna Rada, I & nbsp; will do everything possible so that the sphere of national-patriotic education finally gets its legislative regulation, & nbsp; & mdash; & nbsp; writes Mokan.
Buzhansky was not convinced by the arguments of his party colleagues. “ I am categorically against the creation of such a body … It turns out that we are creating some kind of ideological body of the Central Committee & nbsp; CPSU. I & nbsp; think this is a totally wrong idea & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; quotes his words from the Ukrainian portal “ Vesti ''. & nbsp;
Why not a & nbsp; patriot? Maybe you & nbsp; & mdash; a Russian spy?
It is impossible to exclude the adoption of such a law & nbsp; & mdash; it is & nbsp; very well he fits into the & nbsp; theme of flirting with & nbsp; nationalism, which is now being used by both & nbsp; Poroshenko and & nbsp; Zelensky.
And & nbsp; further, the & nbsp; Ukrainians can begin and & nbsp; completely fabulous life. If before & nbsp; now baiting the “ wrong '' citizens were started by Svidomo patriots in & nbsp; social networks, seeking sanctions against their victims, then & nbsp; now the case will be put on the & nbsp; state tracks.
On & nbsp; the specified day went out to the & nbsp; street did not & nbsp; in & nbsp; embroidered, did not play & nbsp; , watched secretly Russian TV & nbsp; & mdash; go to the & nbsp; meeting of the Commission on & nbsp; patriotism. Where the guilty person will be told & nbsp; & mdash; that & nbsp; are you, such and such, lowering our indicators? Are you a & nbsp; Russian agent? Look, and & nbsp; then & nbsp; materials will be transferred to the SBU!
The & nbsp; Mocan bill spelled out the 'establishment of responsibility for & nbsp; violation of the law'. True, the very form of responsibility is proposed to be worked out within the & nbsp; framework of a separate legislative initiative.
It is not clear who exactly will be punished & nbsp; & mdash; local authorities for & nbsp; the fact that & nbsp; they have low rates in & nbsp; patriotism, or specific people who do not jump high enough with & nbsp; shouting: “ Who does not & nbsp; jumps & nbsp; & mdash; that Moskal! '' & nbsp;
The easiest way would be & nbsp; to declare it nonsense, but ten years ago no one & nbsp; could introduce themselves to either & nbsp; “ decommunization '', nor & nbsp; “ total Ukrainization '', nor & nbsp; three hundred banned Russian artists, nor & nbsp; ; marches in & nbsp; honor of SS men from & nbsp; Galicia in the & nbsp; center of Kiev. Now all this is the reality of modern Ukraine.