Acting-Out Politics

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

The Great Surrealist Painter Helps Us to Sort Out the Political Forces in American Mid-term Election The Republican candidate for governor of New York, Carl Paladino, said he would transform some New York prisons into dormitories for welfare recipients. “Instead of handling out the welfare checks, we’ll teach people how to earn their check.” – […]

What Can Fassbinder’s Emmy and Ali Teach us, Americans, in the Beginning of 21st Century? At what moment does Abraham reawaken the memory of his being-foreign in a foreign, land? For Abraham does indeed recall that he is destined by God to be a guest, an immigrant, a foreign body in a foreign land (“Go […]

Mental Grazing or Mental Alertness, Reacting on or Initiating Actions You cannot imagine how difficult it is to persuade a twenty year old American to get a library card to start reading on her/his own and/or watching not-Hollywoodized films! Well, many young people do use the libraries but either for playing violent video-games or for […]

Financially Obese Rich, Bodily Shrinking but Statistically Widening Poor, and the Smothered Middle Class Worshippers, wealthshippers, warshippers… American middle class is in trouble together with its professions, professionalism and with the idea of respectability of professionalism. What to respect if Indians and Chinese can have the same professional knowledge and expertise that Americans are so […]

Structural Trinity of Macro Interests in Democracy: Rich and Powerful, a Large Population and a Democratic Government Like American global corporations today, Communist Party leadership in U.S.S.R. was the unconditional beneficiary of Soviet politico-economic system – it enjoyed absolute power over decision-making about the present and the future of life in the country. And, of […]

Childhood Psychological Trauma Transforms Human Being’s Soul into a Chimera It is difficult to imagine Dick Cheney, Glen Beck or Berny Madow’s soul as Brauner’s chimera – so different she looks from their rude – anti-humane, anti-scholarly, anti-intellectual, anti-sensitive, anti-empathic faces. She is a beauty who refuses the cult of beauty while faces of people […]

The Circle of Individual Life Span and the Artist Looking Ahead through 148 years Edouard Manet, “Old Musician”, 1862 The majority of people are swallowed by everyday life like the Biblical Jonah by the “big fish” – they go through the days, learn how to survive, they adapt, calculate, move from custom to custom, from […]

The Child-Winston and Child-Adolph – the Difference between Democracy and Totalitarianism The boy Hitler is already challenging authorities – his nose is proudly up, his crossed arms demonstrate independence. His soul is a rebel, and he is damn serious about his rebellion. The boy Churchill, on the other hand, is too individualistic and self-centered to […]

  

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