> 14 2011 (eng) > THE RESOURCE OF POLITICAL HATRED IS ACCUMULATING

Rinat Mukhametov
THE RESOURCE OF POLITICAL HATRED IS ACCUMULATING


23 2011
People are not overenthusiastic about power, but subconsciously they still spontaneously presume that the others  that is, counterelite groups  are even worse. We have always held con tempt for those in power  the bosses, the state, and its institutions. It is also typical of Russians to scold their Motherland, even upon meeting a foreigner for the very first time. However, in the case that the foreigner directs any criticism at Russia, we tend to burst out with patriot ic rage. These feelings cannot be used as a political resource. I would not say that today, hatred towards elites has grown signficantly, but the first signs of that can be observed.