The generation that grew up behind the garages.
So, friends, today there will be an interesting post about how much the "garage upbringing" influenced the modern post-Soviet reality. I have already met several texts on this topic, the material was studied including the well-known Russian anthropologist Ilya Utekhin, but I decided to voice my vision of this issue - as it concerns not only Russia, but also to some extent Belarus, Ukraine, Baltic countries and even Poland.
In a sense, I was lucky - I grew up in an intelligent family and among the intellectual environment of a big city. As a child, it seemed to me that all people live this way - they read a lot, attend various circles and sports clubs, study well, and after school they necessarily get a higher education. As it turned out later, far from everyone lives like this - a lot of people do not want and do not like to learn, have no purpose in life, and have absorbed life values not from books, but by talking "behind the garages." I occasionally meet representatives of the "garage generation" in the comments to my posts - they live by the rules, they know everything better than others,and the only meaning of the dialogue is the imposition of their position on the opponent.
So, in today's post - the story of a generation that grew up "behind the garages." Come under the cat, it is interesting. Welladd friendsDo not forget)
Where did the garages come from?
First, a little about where all the garages come from. Garage co-operatives began to appear in the USSR in the sixties - the concept of "garage co-operative" itself (just like the "housing co-operative") allowed people to get some property and manage it - garages were considered "group property" and were not forbidden . Soviet garage cooperatives were a separate legal entity with its own seal.
An important point to be noted in this section is that the Soviet garage cooperatives were located most often in uncomfortable and often distant from the city center places that were not suitable for capital development - rows of garages were erected in the wastelands of the city's suburbs, near landfills and other unpromising territories. Garages were built according to standard designs - most often it was a long row of one-story garages, with brick walls of garage boxes.Each box was about 18 square meters and had a ceiling of about 2.2 meters.
A particularly strong boom in garage construction occurred in the eighties - at that time city councils massively distributed land plots for the newly formed GSK garages, and the garages began to fill more and more city suburbs and vacant lots. Around the same years, many owners of the first garage cooperatives (built in the early sixties) had already grown old and began to sell their boxes to new owners - a new generation began to enter the garage cooperatives.
What happened in the garages.
According to the "technical regulations", the garage was intended only for the storage, maintenance and repair of its car, but in the late USSR and in the nineties, the garages became something of a secret men's club. At that time there were very few women motorists, and in the garages on weekends, men's companies began to gather for gatherings.
The remoteness of the garages from residential buildings (most often they were on the outskirts) played a part in the current situation, plus auto mechanics and cars in general were considered to be a “purely masculine” affair, in which “women still don’t understand anything”.In general, in the garages, the men felt at home - here it was possible to get together a male company "without stupid women," get a little drink and talk "for life." They took drinks with them to the garages, often kebab meat - in general, there was a full-fledged men's weekend club.
Very often in the garages they took with them children - boys aged 7-17 years old, who spent the whole day with their father and “learned to be men”. "You do not listen to what your mother says to you, you listen to me, be a peasant!" - about the same way fathers were instructed by their sons before the trip "to the garage" and during the discussion of garage conversations.
Revolving among the regulars of "garage gatherings," the boys of the eighties and nineties "learned life" - it happened about the same as in the Stone Age. The men sat "around the fire" (mangala) and told everyday stories, while the children looked at them and tried to be the same. Here are the values imposed by the "garage education":>1.Every "real man" must go through the "school of life." The “school of life” can be an army or, at the worst, a prison - supposedly only there you can show yourself and become a “real man.”Special respect was inculcated for those who were seated, just as for soldiers who fought - in Chechnya or inAfghanistan. "Sat - a real man!" "Fought - a real man!" and stuff like that.
2.All other men were declared to varying degrees "suckers" who are not ashamed and even honorable in the event of "throwing money". “Do you remember, Vasya, how this bespectacled professor came to us - so, instead of normal rubber, I put old worn tires on him, here’s a zhezh loh!” - about such conversations were not uncommon in garages. Special hatred was also instilled in homosexuals and everyone who, in the opinion of the "garage regulars", looked like them - "but remember, that week the man came - in a suit, with a diplomat, always greets so politely, like" you "is drawn - homosexual probably! ".
3.An irrational love for cars was instilled as something self-sufficient, the car was not just a vehicle, but also a full-fledged hobby and even in some sense a meaning of life. "Yes, I love my iron swallow more than I love my Klava!" Being a driver was considered in itself a good profession that could guarantee a decent future. Later, in the "garage generation" environment, meaningless films about cars, racers and taxi drivers became very popular.
4.There was hostility towards educated people and education in general. "This bespectacled Ivanov sits all day in his scientific research institute, he writes some squiggles! That's because the sucker isn’t there to take vodka, a beer, a brush, to have a hearty talk with the lads!" "This Petrov is only about his book and he thinks, he writes and writes everything. Anyway, no one will read this! There is no need to give up fishing with the boys. Probably, he is also a fag too!"
5.Women were considered second-rate people. Actually, this was understandable by the fact that they were not taken to male companies and tried to run away from them for the weekend in the same garages. "And my Klava did not want to let me go today - so I gave her the bream, showed who is the boss in the house!" It was also considered special chic to have a mistress, about which relationship with (with details) it was possible to tell all garage mates.
6.Ideas about the "outside world behind the garages" were also very specific. The Soviet (and later the new Russian) power was criticized by the regulars of the garages, but not for any concrete decision, but in general, “there are only assholes, thieves and Jews”. At the same time, the scandalous decisions of the authorities in every way were welcomed - “oh, our frogs / pindos / dushmans have shown us well to these frogbenders / they will now know!”.
7.It was believed that people go to power only in order to break into and oppress other people. Often voiced thoughts like: “If I’m in that chair, I’d show them how to lead! I’d have everyone already!” Or “Well, we’ll vote for the old ones, they’ve even stolen, but the new ones will come - they will begin to steal again. "
8.The opinion was imposed that in America and in the West in general there are enemies who want to destroy us, seize and select old garages, Lada “penny”, a set of old rubber, the “Telekhany” ski and the “Science and Life” file for 1982-86 . In general, "garage people" often attributed to the outside world the very base and petty qualities that were inherent in themselves.
People with garage values.
Boys who went to the garages with their fathers on weekends absorbed all this, and if there was no good school and university in the life of such a child, or there were simply few good people, then very often the entire list sounded above became the only “guiding star” in of life. I also noticed that the representatives of the “garage generation” who became adults are rarely happy - they live with an unloved woman and unplanned children, work for some low-paid work and constantly take loans.And of course, the West, America, and Vasya are homosexual from the third entrance ...
So it goes.
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