Acting-Out Politics

Weblog opens discussion about the psychology of Bushmerican style of behavior.

The Conservative Fighters and the Liberal Conformists (With the Analysis of Shots from “The Conformist”) When you feel “different”, you have to make a choice: to act with violence against the existing power or, like most people, to ask for the protection of this power. Marcello chooses to ask for the protection of the power. […]

Right Wing Politicians and Talk Show Hosts’ Murderous Talk After all these Bushmerican years when people with a perverse taste for free speech tried heavily not to press too hard their tongue into the truth (to avoid accusation of helping terrorists), it is of no surprise to find the Obama presidency under the high- tech-weapon […]

Conservative Government’s Angelic Political Bureaucrats ”REPORT SAYS ABUSIVE TACTICS USED TO FIND IRAQ-AL QAIDA LINK The Bush administration put relentless pressure on interrogators to use harsh methods on detainees in part to find evidence of cooperation between al Qaida and the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s regime, according to a former senior U.S. intelligence official […]

Money-Conservatives and Religious Fundamentalists What is the similarity between money-conservatives (money-servatives) and religious conservatives (god- and church-servatives)? They are both servatives: servants. The money-servatives serve money as a fetish that (they believe) will radically protect them in a dangerous and treacherous world. The religious fundamentalists serve the “holy” narrations about super-human power that, they believe, […]

Kurosawa is giving instructions not only to his film crew (about shooting matters), but also to the world leaders (how to stop to rely on violence and how to sublimate it into a tough negotiations skills). General Tadokoro (on the right) is played by Susumu Fujita whom we remember not only in “No Regrets for […]

  

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