Change or disappear: the dialectic of modernization of consciousness – Yerlan Sairov

Modernization is not reform, it is changing of the development of the personality and the three components of personal capital: health, education and property. This opinion was expressed by the deputy chairman of the Federation of Trade Unions of the Republic of Kazakhstan FTURK Erlan Sairov.

All the changes in modernization are accompanied by an increase in social justice and the full development of a person.

“The history of mankind is the history of constant modernization. At the beginning of the 4th century, the Xianbi tribes invented horse’s stirrups. With their introduction, qualitative changes in military affairs are associated, which led to important economic, political consequences, and not only in Asia. As the historian of scientific and technological progress, Lynn White notes, “despite its seeming simplicity, this invention was one of the most significant in the history of mankind.” He believes that Europe, thanks to the invention of stirrups, could move to the feudal system, which, undoubtedly, was a progress in the development of the old world, “said Yerlan Sairov.

According to him, these were the first signs of modernization.

“How did the introduction of” modernization “affect the history of modern states? Let’s consider it in a specific example! After the defeat of Napoleon, the German reformers Karl von Stein, Karl von Clausewitz and others began to implement reforms. Modernization was “on top”! In 1840, Colonel Werner Siemens was ordered to become a private entrepreneur and establish communication in the German state. Within one generation, Siemens laid the foundations of the electrical industry in Japan and the Russian Empire”, says Yerlan Sairov.

Germany became the most advanced state of the time in the field of electrical engineering and electrodynamics.

The speaker noted that Japan was the first Asian country to embark on modernization. In the process of modernizing Japanese industry, an important role was played by ideology, which not only brought the country to the rank of developed countries, but also allowed not to lose its identity, its traditions.

“The Japanese modernized on their own cultural basis, that is, they did not change culturally, produced modern things, conducted a technological revolution. The essence was not to break the traditional structures of society, but to change the state’s goals. It was not the culture that had adapted to the tasks of modernization, but the leading elites who wanted to implement it had adapted to the culture”, he says.

“Our children should be able to live in this changing world, to be at the forefront, at the center of events and phenomena. Here is the main drama, the dialectic of “Rukhani zhangyru”! The essence of pragmatism is to “be a successful person” you need to become a universal trend for everyone. Change or disappear. Dialectics of modernization of consciousness is the main challenge of modernity,” Yerlan Sairov summed up