Acting-Out Politics

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

Existential Spirituality vs. Existential Profanity (Prosaicness of the soul, Emptiness, Vanity, the Meaninglessness of Life) For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. Saint Paul to Corinthians* The sky […]

Pro-torture, A-torture and Anti-torture Americans By the end of April 2009 sixty-two percents of Americans stated through the polls that there is no need for a federal investigation about how the torturing of the suspected terrorists became an acceptable or even a solemnly defended practice. In the beginning of June, 50 percents said that torture […]

Tough Sissies or Just Frighten Children Trying to Forget Their Fears by Looking Tough The repressed rage will look for a scapegoat. Alice Miller* Russians have a historical record of patient love for their leaders and bosses. They tolerated the abuses of Tsars’ wars, pre-revolutionary deprivations in the hand s of land-lords and employers, and […]

A Christian by the Virtue of Being a Sinner – I am a Sinner, therefore I am a Good Christian We are all sinners – historical evidence and personal experiences tell us. The human soul, as it is well known, is weak and easily corruptible. Still, one thing is the petty sinfulness of being human-only […]

Why Human Beings are Prone to Violence? Our progress from non-human primate to Homo sapience rests in our capacity to understand others’ subjective experience, what my colleagues and I called “mentalization”, the assumption that others have minds enables us to work together… The natural urge to control the behavior of less powerful members of our […]

From Conservatives to Communists to Liberals to Neo-conservatives (Coin-servatives) The Soviet Russian (SRussian) decision-makers justified their ruthless grip on the socio-political power by their allegedly better understanding of the so called Laws of historical development. From Marxian concepts of societies’ economic transformations they created an ideological fetish – an idol with super-human power of wisdom. […]

shows a condition which today’s inheritors of Soviet Communist Party – the Russian financial oligarchs and their ally, the post-Communist authoritarian government, have put Russia and Russian people in. The physical poverty, according to the film, is not even the ultimate evil. It is people‘s souls that has reached a new depth of spiritual abyss, […]

  

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