Withdrawal: “inner emigration” in English

In London are increasingly paying attention to the fact that the growing volume of information, which falls on modern society and the pressure on the person, has the opposite effect and leads to the opposite result: the loss of interest in the news media. Moreover, experts note the dramatic onset of another process — people “off” from the flow of information.

In his remark, published in the Financial Times, is extremely popular in the UK writer, journalist and broadcaster VIV Groskop (Viv Groskop) drew attention to the fact that in Western countries and has almost strengthened the phenomenon of “inner emigration” in society. The most interesting, as the author notes, this phenomenon is similar to what was at the time in the Soviet Union under the Communists, when the country had a “kitchen intelligentsia of the USSR”, which existed in its own information space, which does not come into contact with state officialdom. This phenomenon is formed when so-called news too much and the agenda is jam-Packed and full of completely artificial themes, and as a natural reaction — among the thinking part of the population’s growing rejection of the realities of the world.

Journalist VIV Groskop notes that despite the seeming polyphony of modern Western media on a number of topics is under the de facto ban, because today they fall under such categories as vestiges of the past, politically incorrect or even ideologically wrong. The author bitterly remarks that the definition of “political correctness” of today drowns out not only the freedom of speech, but also thoughts that makes you do a private impulse of “inner freedom”.

VIV Groskop writes that the thinking people, not receiving systemic media response to its questions, simply disappointed in these media. That’s it, says VIV Groskop, explains the explosive growth of popularity of the Russian media RT, and Sputnik in the UK, which today are the undisputed trust of your target audience. Today there is almost any news perceived as another step to break away from the people and from the reality of the establishment, the agenda of which is alien to the average voter and his interests.

The journalist drew attention to the fact that the background of the frustration of the British, for the local intelligentsia in a favorable light appears confident and purposeful foreign policy of Russia. Besides, as the author notes, this policy, importantly, in line with the traditional values. The author observes that the exponential factor of intense spiritual search in the UK is a growing interest in radical ideas, including, unfortunately, the extremist. VIV Groskop writes that his team conducted a content analysis of social networks, suggests that the strengthening of Russia’s position, appeals to independent-minded British.

The writer remembers the great Russian historian, philosopher of the 19th century V. S. Solovyov and quoted him the idea that first a person must realize the extent of his freedom. This, according to VIV Groskop, it was easier to do in the Soviet Union with the Western tradition of inner freedom and much more complicated in terms of Western society, where freedom is indirect, due to the nature and dictated by the forces of market elements, which, in contrast to personalized power, it is pointless to resist. The fact that these processes have been developed in Western countries, and on this account should include Prexit in the UK and the outcome of U.S. presidential elections, gives grounds to hope that there is an awareness of lack of freedom indicates a gradual extension of freedom. VIV Groskop believes that it is on this basis and will be a new convergence between the different branches of European civilization.

In General, according to the author, in the West, within the system crisis of society reproduces the familiar experience of the Soviet Union the effects of the treatment on the General laws of social development, at least within one culture/civilization, in this case European.

As rightly pointed out by a journalist today what we’re witnessing is not only distrust of the media and elites generally. First of all, it’s a state of depression due to traumatic events such as terrorist attacks and fire in social skyscraper in London, which killed at least 80 people in the background of the helplessness of the rescue services and those responsible for the security of its citizens in the face of such disasters.

And in the countries of southern Europe, the mass distribution was a withdrawal from the official economy and resettlement in rural areas, and the formation of self-sufficient communities. We are witnessing the negation of the existing order, the loss of faith in the future and of social optimism, that is, what characterizes the condition of illness of the society.

Today most of the people on the ground feel that the country is literally “away from them from under their feet” due to the increased rate of immigration that draws a picture of “liberal order” as exhausted. And at the same time, against this background, updating on the traditional principles and values of social development of Russia, seems to be a contrast to such sentiments in the West.

With all the issues and problems that Russia has a future, and this image is projected outward as a key element of our “soft power.” The impression that Russia was on the wave of social development in the Euro-Atlantic area, referring to the return of the us to the West at the level of practical policy, what was its original characteristics — common sense and moderation in the pace of transformation of society, a shining example of what so far, that is, until the euphoria of the “end of history” was always the UK.