"You had a better Constitution under Nicolas II (last Czar), more liberties for the people, abolistion of the serf-thing and a Doema which actually debated the Laws".
Nicolas II & European monarchs has made mistake. Fatal mistake. 1 World War - it was not need to Russia. If not this war, the world would be another. The world would be better. There would be no Stalin, no Hitler, no hunger, no holokost. Nietshe's prophecies wouldn't right.
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"Your country is beautifull. Of course I saw not much but let me name you a few memorable sites.
1. Cathedral on the Kremlin
2. Admirality in Saint Petersburg / Aurora
You suffered heavily last wars. I am truly sorry".
Thanks for these words.
St-Petersburg really beautiful city. It built on the European technologies, but in difficult conditions. Unfortunately at us yet haven't photographed panoramic kinds for google earth.
"Did you know Czar Peter travelled through Holland and got a few ideas her. You even have a palace Oranjebourgh or something like that. In a town nearby they restored his little wooden home".
No, I not from Petersburg. From Oryol city. But often I happen there.
Peter I was the political and strategic genius. He knew that the basis of good trade and cultural contact is sea trade. He wished to transform for only 20 years Russia into the civilised European nation. For 20 years! It has employed in the West set of professionals. Reformed the country. I think that the Russian Empire 1721 - 1917 is Peter I masterpiece. Is comparable only with other nations heroes Bismarck, Napoleon, Ataturk.
I love that story about him seeing an autopsy in England, and when one of his companions feinted, Peter made him bite a mouthful off the corpse... The power of those Autocrats was so great, and flowed down the chain of command so well that the whole of society could be classed at any given time as victims or victimizers... What a place... The people are as cruel as the climate..
Time of autocracy is in the past. :poke-eye:
Nietzche has created nazism. I know all works of this philosopher. Its romantic superman. But he does not speak about a place of this superman in a society. If such "Hero" appears in the USA - can tell goodbye your freedom and the Constitution.
What do you make of Zarathustra, the only hero Nietzsche depicted in action?
Zarathustra is not hero. It the Teacher and the preacher. It the eremite.
Nietzsche's hero сan be are (Baron Harkonnen (DUNE), Mantrid (LEXX),
Nero (HISTORY)). These are strong, mad, severe.
Can you say more about Nietzsche wanting his heroes to be mad?
How you see ZMad people in general ? You think they possibly have special capacities to devellop ?
Time of autocracy in the past. :poke-eye:
Don't count on it...
Berezovsky and Abramovich is supermens. Berezovsky - the scientist, the doctor of mathematics and the billionaire. It possesses the world power and influence on the western mass-media.