За революционным разочарованием

Во всех революциях за первоначальной эйфорией следует разочарование. В революционной атмосфере солидарности и самопожертвования люди имеют тенденцию думать, что после окончательной победы рай на земле неизбежен. Конечно же, рай никогда не наступает, и это, естественно, вызывает разочарование. Именно такая ситуация наблюдается сегодня на Украине, в то время как украинский народ готовится к новым парламентским выборам чуть больше года спустя своей успешной Оранжевой революции.

Причина пост-революционного разочарования, особенно в анти-коммунистических революциях, а в случае Украины революции против посткоммунизма, берет начало в психологии. Новые обстоятельства приносят новые проблемы большинству людей. Раньше государство решало все, и многие люди, особенно среднего и пожилого возраста, считают свободу тяжелым бременем, поскольку она означает постоянную необходимость принятия решений.

Я иногда сравниваю эту психологическую апатию с моим собственным состоянием после выхода из тюрьмы: на протяжении многих лет я мечтал о свободе, но когда меня наконец освободили, мне пришлось постоянно принимать решения. Столкнувшись неожиданно с многочисленными возможностями выбора на повседневной основе, человек начинает ощущать головную боль и иногда подсознательно хочет вернуться в тюрьму.

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