Acting-Out Politics

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

Authoritarian Behavioral Norms and Sublime Souls Who Are Targeted By It and Rebel against It The sacred ritual depicted at the end of “The Rite” is like pure semantics in relation to the film’s plot, like the code of love in relation to the story of love, like a motto in relation to the characters’ […]

The Propensity to Shift from Debating the Issues to Personal Attacks is a Result of An Ancient Psychological Mechanism of Suspicion toward Otherness Democracy is oriented on issues, totalitarianism – on people who support or are against certain points of view. Totalitarianism relies on beliefs while democracy is built on the understanding of issues that […]

Politicians’ Likeability/Masses’ Loyalty Amorous Dyad Instead of Discussion of Issues in American Politics Today What is the difference between a politician’s democratic care about people (for example, the proposal to finance jobs or education for children) and his/her populist appeal? While people with love for humanistic education (mainly, the Middle class) can “tolerate” democratic (analytical) […]

Belief as an Attempt to Overcome Reality – When Facts Don’t Speak For Themselves There is a barely bridgeable gap between our desires and objective facts. Our desires are too much ours, so close to our dreams, while the reality of the factual world is too much itself, too close to its own logic that […]

Christ as the Epitome of Psychological Normalcy Christ as a psychologically healthy human being amidst a social environment of militant super-human pretensions (dogmatic/organized religion and secular political power) Rossellini’s Christ personifies the destiny of modesty and disinterestedness in a world of feverish fight for power, wealth and social influence (which today, according to Rossellini, is […]

Watch for Exaggerated Emotions (Before Inflated Vocabulary) to identify a Political Propagandist ”In 1933 I travel to Lausanne and Geneva for the fifteenth session of the League of Nations. There, sitting in the hotel garden, was Dr. Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s minister of propaganda. He smiled, but not at me.” Alfred Eisenstaedt, “First Portrait of Dr. […]

Transformation of Culture into Interior Decoration Ball’s penchant for seeking out sumptuous stones plays a signal role in his virtuoso encounters with various old masters. Many of his “masterpieces” are fashioned from recherché materials with exotic colorations and dramatic markings (including Italian Fantastico marble and Pakistani onyx). Other times, he selects marble or alabaster (Iranian […]

A Shift in Critical Understanding of Life from Sex (The Sin of Heterosexual Transgression) to Social Problems Adam and Eve recite Shakespeare’s Sonnet Sonnet 66 Tired with all these, for restful death I cry, As, to behold desert a beggar born, And needy nothing trimm’d in jollity, And purest faith unhappily forsworn, And guilded honour […]

  

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