TATPOLIT published an article by Ruslan Aisin, who reasons about the metamorphoses of the Tatar self-consciousness: from the steppe “thinking of harsh conditions, where there is no comfort, hearth and coziness” to the changeable elements that “pull into comfort” and call for soft-bodied compromises. The first path has the masculine face of authority, overcoming difficulties. The magnetic power of one’s assertion, taken as genuine, authentic. The second path is female management, total control, in which the fate of sons is always to be a mother’s son, who is in the care of a stepmother. Read – Russia!
Retelling a philosophical article is a thankless task. For my part, I can only recommend it for study. Of course, the article is not intended for the general public – a truck driver or a rural housewife cannot understand and master it. For whom, then, is it written? I think that for the Tatar intellectuals, whose task is not being, perhaps, in the very furnace of the struggle and not holding weapons in their hands, to analyze the Tatar “status quo” with the power of their knowledge and mind, to understand and determine what is the truth for the Tatars, what are the ways of gaining it. To find ways to remove obstacles in the way of the nation striving to preserve its original identity in time and space. To simply put it, the thinking part of the Tatar society should determine and suggest to the rest where the Tatars should move to. To answer the eternal existential questions of being: “What is happening? Who is guilty? What to do?”