Kirsan Ilyumzhinov: nothing can justify the oppression of human beings

Each living man is a riddle. We do not know ourselves until we try to govern others. While still not fully knowing our own value on this Earth, we encroach on the lives of the rest.

Neither economics nor politics can justify the oppression of human beings, the crushing of their delicate and complex inner worlds, their beliefs, principles, morals and spirit. However, those in power do try to destroy and influence. Without our willing it or even being aware' of it billions of cells live in each one of us. Why not use these cells against the people themselves? Each hair and molecule exists independent of our will, thoughts and feelings.

So it is possible to suppress people's emotions and desires at a molecular level. We live most of our lives chaotically and unconsciously. So it is possible to increase the chaos, penetrate people's dreams, ruin their inner selves, subjugate them and make docile automatons out of them. We long for communication because deep down we are afraid to be alone. Why not intensify this fear?

Much has been written about the hypnotic powers of Hitler and the mass psychosis of the German people. However, very little has been written in this respect about Stalin although the universal «Ey!"  of  the  Homo  Sovieticus  was  the  very definition of mass psychosis. Our population has  been Zombified for several decades now. Now and then, we read short items about it in the press.  What is it, this third force that secretly governs us? Does it really exist?  Where will the hundred billion dollars surface? Which kinds of political movements is it intended to support? What kind of secret scientific research projects will this money finance? And, most importantly, what are they ultimately hoping to achieve with these billions?
A t first glance these questions seem contrived. I wish I was wrong. I wish tha t the Bulgarian Academic Todor Dichev would prove to be wrong. I wish we would...
But then l remember how a few years ago a man came to the Sun Corporation and tried to sell us some pills or powder which suppressed will-power.
-"What do I need them for?" I asked.
-"Well, Kirsan Nikolayevich. After all you are an important businessman and see a lot of people every day. You are a big wheel, as it were. Let us suppose that you have to talk someone into something ... Well, you only have to pour some of this stuff into their coffee and you are away. No problems! No unpleasantness and no bad consequences.  Your counterpart will simply sign everything over to you."
I refused to buy the medicine. But I am sure that chemist went elsewhere and found another buyer. Once moral law is removed then everything is permitted. And how many such scientists are there at work in this country? How many physicists and chemists are in possession of secret formulas?
Every morning I find a pile of newspapers on my desk. I run them through. Now and again I read a short article about our grossly underpaid scientists. We have no means to fund their research or their wages, and so scientists have no choice other than to leave for the countries of the third world. These countries need them since their authorities are bent on creating nuclear, atomic and other weapons. They have the means to fund their work. Our country cannot do this. We can afford to finance the Good-Will Games but we cannot support the best brains of Russia. According to the poet Tyutchev "Russia cannot be comprehended by reason alone". There has always been an over-abundance of talent in Russia.
So what is wrong with us? Is Russia simply ill fated or have we perhaps dropped out of world progress and stopped motionless on the roadside? Every now and again we take a step forward, then we retreat and stop dead in our tracks again not knowing where to go, what to do and who is to blame.
I often recall the words of the Bulgarian visionary Vanga:
- "You are now at the end of a hard trail. Soon the skies above your people will clear. You will be recompensed for your suffering. I can see flowers which means tha t the glory­ days of your nation are approaching."
Redemption ... lt was raining in Sofia. Our plane broke through the clouds and a bright blinding sun flashed over their dark-blue mass. I was flying to Russia thinking that in all probability it was true. The earth is enveloped in thin layer of human souls. Nothing can be lost in this world, be it our thoughts, desires or our spirit. Everything is stored in space. The academician Vernadsky, along with Teilhard de Chardin the Darwinian theologist called this invisible accumulator the sphere of reason. Other scientists define it as an all-penetrating vacuum and the Buddhist Kalmyks think of it as the great emptiness and nirvana where time flows both forwards and backwards.
Nothing disappears without a trace. Nothing. Every one will be summoned and called to account for his deeds...

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov

The President's Crown of Thorns, 1995