Andrii Kokotyukha about the reason for quarrels in the network

Andrii Kokotyukha about the reason for quarrels in the network

The famous poet, musician and volunteer played her lover in the music video of the famous Ukrainian singer. The writer, known for his expert comments on space programs, never did not work in the space industry and deceived readers. The journalists of the 5th channel starred naked for the calendar, the money from the sale of which went to support the Armed Forces, and this outraged feminist community. The President of Ukraine and the Minister of Foreign Affairs during an official visit to the White House dressed in the wrong way. And finally, when is the right time to celebrate St. Nicholas Day and celebrate Christmas?

All of the above has fueled the Ukrainian segment of social networks, primarily Facebook, only since the beginning of December. Which is not yet over, just like the war with Russia is not over yet. Sometimes in the comments to the so-called srachs there are comments: “Good people, you have confused what kind of world you live in, what you talk about, what you care about! Our defenders, civilians, and most painfully – children die every day from Russian missiles, shells and bullets. And you forgot about this and start to worry about small things compared to the fact that people lose loved ones, a roof over their heads and means of livelihood! Come to your senses, donate to the Armed Forces, help volunteers!”

In response, not always under these remarks, but still – in the general context, someone active will definitely write about volunteers who are not entirely honest. The accused immediately start to lash out, they have defenders, but the opponents are also supported by a lot of people. And those for whom the lights are turned off for a longer time live a completely separate life than their neighbors on the street and, in general, anyone else.

A critical time unites Ukrainians instantly, and in the short term it gives the desired positive effect. But Ukrainians still haven’t learned how to band together for a long time. So the formula begins to work, according to which there are three hetmans for every two Ukrainians

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One gets the impression that the initiators, participants and various support groups fundamentally ignore the problems and needs of the front, as if they try not to think about the real problems of the victims of aggression. At the same time, what was heard twenty years ago in America from activists of the Ukrainian diaspora is confirmed: “It is possible to work for Ukraine, but it is impossible to work with Ukrainians. They will quarrel over any reason and disperse without completing the matter.” The not-so-distant past proves: a critical time unites Ukrainians instantly, and in the short term it gives the necessary positive effect. But Ukrainians still haven’t learned how to band together for a long time. So the formula begins to work, according to which there are three hetmans for every two Ukrainians.

This explanation could be put to rest. However, there is no point in starting a conversation if its conclusion is so obvious. Speaking about quarrels and quarrels as a sign of the Ukrainian national character, it is worth mentioning the time in which it manifests itself and catches the eye so much. We are talking about the most difficult, most tragic period of modern Ukrainian history – brutal and merciless Russian military aggression.

The heated phase of the war radically affected the agenda — destroyed everything that had the slightest signs of normality. In the first days, weeks, and months, shelling of cities, villages, torture and murder of people broke out of the usual norm. But as of today, the war is slowly forming and establishing a new norm. Which includes, in particular, interruptions with water, electricity, heating, queues at street pumps and the buzzing of generators.

A modern civilized person, who undoubtedly met barbaric aggression by a Ukrainian citizen, is not ready to accept such a norm. Despite the entry of war into everyday life and the need to pay attention to it, the Ukrainian still does not want to live with it. Such is already human nature

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However, a modern civilized person, with whom a Ukrainian citizen undoubtedly met barbaric aggression, is not ready to accept such a norm. Despite the entry of war into everyday life and the need to pay attention to it, the Ukrainian still does not want to live with it. Such is already human nature. Remember the Covid-19 restrictions, which can be laughed at now – but which were very quickly and more actively violated. Since the attitude of some of our fellow citizens to the war is still roughly the same as to covid, there is nothing strange in the attempts to return to the usual, normal life, at least in the virtual space of social networks.

Now look at the beginning. Normal life for an active Ukrainian consists of initiating network meetings or necessarily participating in them. However, Facebook performs a very important social function for Ukrainians. You can write something about someone and avoid direct responsibility for your words in the form of criminal prosecution or a hit on the pizza. The maximum that can be received as a punishment is a ban, that is, removal from the list of friends and blocking of the page. Also rejoice: look, the truth stings.

When the Ukrainian Armed Forces liberated Kyiv Oblast, I put an end to sleeping in the corridor, which was not normal for me, and resolutely moved to my usual bed. That’s how he regained normality and a familiar, familiar atmosphere. Within a few days, the ability to concentrate and work returned.

It is very likely that Facebook battle activists operate on a similar principle. They return to their lives, if not normality, then at least the illusion of it. Do such practices harm our resistance and our movement toward victory? I do not know. But I know for sure: new things are just around the corner. After all, it is difficult to return to normal life in any way.

Especially for Espresso.

About the author: Andriy Kokotyukha, writer, screenwriter.

The editors do not always share the opinions expressed by the authors of the blogs.

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Fuente: espreso.tv

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