Power and society before the call to terror?

Society members: philosopher Valentin Akudovich and methodological Vladimir Mackiewicz.

Vladimir Mackiewicz

Valentin Akudovich

Valery Karbalevich

As the population perceived the arrival of terror in Belarus?

Valery Karbalevich"Though it was already a precedent for July 4, 2008, but it can be said that terrorism — a new phenomenon for Belarus. Blast April 11 was a shock for the Belarusian society. How does it react to this challenge?".

Valentin Akudovich"Belarus is often compared to a woman. So if we use this metaphor, the April 11, Belarus lost her virginity. More it will never be the same innocent country, many of which appeared so far.

Shortly after the attack, I received a call May 85-year-old mother from a distant village Svislach. Once she learned that her children and grandchildren survived, cried out, "My God, it's done! We'd never been to their decimated their".

So, after April 11, we have changed forever. And at the heart of society's response is an unconscious until the shock of lost self-control. Only time will give the answer, what we will be in their unfamiliar otherness. "

Vladimir Mackiewicz"It was expected shock. People were waiting for something like that. After a tense atmosphere somehow dictated waiting for something very bad. And it happened.

To us came the phenomenon spread around the world — terrorism. Now Belarus — part of the world. We are not hiding in his "stable" country, which usually ignores the global trends. Now can not hide. We have to show solidarity with the world. Because the battle against terrorism — and this is our common cause. "

Acted as the authorities in these days?

Karbalevich"How effectively acted in such an unusual situation, public institutions? Here Lukashenko defiantly holds a meeting with security officials, strongly demonstrates the activity. How to evaluate the work of law enforcement agencies, municipal authorities, medical institutions? . "

Akudovich"To not sure pakazushnasts which may have had a positive psychological effect for people who have seen the power of a strong and active, I would appreciated the work of state bodies. Were mobilized, all that you can. Been established was the work of transport. The victims were quickly and provided medical assistance. Doubts and questions caused a rapid solution of crime. But perhaps it was thrown on all the power. "

Mackiewicz"I have an ambivalent attitude to the work of the authorities. On the one hand, very quickly worked doctors, police. Behaved in a dignified way ordinary people who carried the wounded.

The terrorists do not understand, who was there in the subway: the supporters of the opposition or the Lukashenko.

But sad that public relations and campaign against the opposition, which look disgusting. Attack was an occasion to clarify the relationship between political actors. It concerns not only the authorities but also many of the opposite political party. Some of them, rather than show compassion, solidarity, they began to accuse someone without any evidence for that, and the facts. That is, no matter how cynical it may sound, the political parties seeking to use this occasion to achieve their own goals.

The tragedy should cause the solidarity and unity of the people. We are still one nation. The terrorists do not understand, who was there in the subway: the supporters of the opposition or the Lukashenko. "

The more citizens are willing to sacrifice for the sake of safety?

Karbalevich"American society after the terrorist attacks September 11, 2001 gave his bosses carte blanche for an active policy in the Middle East. Terrorist attacks in Russia and the Kremlin to give the right to conduct a military operation in Chechnya. And what kind of carte blanche to give Belarusians his leadership after the 11th of April?

Again, even in democratic countries, terrorist attacks led to a certain limit individual freedom for the sake of security. According to the propaganda campaign against the opposition and independent society, or the Belarusian authorities also seek to exploit the favorable moment to tighten all nuts? To what extent will the society is ready to do this? . "

Akudovich"It is natural that every act of terrorism forces the government of any country to imprisonment. And usually it's citizens are met with understanding. After all, whatever the essential democratic rights and freedom, but they do not equalize with the value of their own lives.

Another thing, when the power advantage of the situation to attack their political goals. That is what we are now witnessing. As for the opposition, a few cases there were not very interesting. But that power is clearly, openly, even brutal start to use this situation for the sake of their goals, it is not good.

The authorities of Russia and Belarus enjoy the act of terrorism not only to enhance public safety, but also for the sake of their political goals. And, perhaps above all for the sake of their goals, what is most unpleasant.

It is clear that the authorities are now very difficult to contain the terms of the social contract with the people. Since the social and economic potential for this is not enough, then it will spin repressive mechanisms. And not only against the opposition, which is now the danger for the government is not, and about society itself. This company still would start soon and without a terrorist attack. A reason to come here by itself. This is bad not only from the moral and ethical side. Just so shows the difference between democratic and authoritarian state. The authorities of Russia and Belarus enjoy the act of terrorism not only to enhance public safety, but also for the sake of their political goals. And, perhaps above all for the sake of their goals, what is most unpleasant. "

Mackiewicz"The Belarusian society, civil society is not strong enough to stop the advance of totalitarianism and violation of freedoms. There formulated the principle: the one who sacrifices freedom for security deserves neither liberty nor safety. This is a problem in all societies, including the American one. And the restriction of individual rights does not prevent the attacks.

Freedom must be supported by responsible citizens. If not, we have to impose duties to ensure our safety on public bodies. "

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