Acting-Out Politics

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

Psychological Poverty Of Wealth (Bragging As Begging) If corporations are “people”, this Durer’s woman from the beginning of 16th century is the psychological essence of global corporations in 21st century. Albrecht Durer, “Old Woman with a Bag of Coins (Greed)”, 1507 It is through the ambiguity of the facial expression of the owner of the […]

To Feel Wings Because of Proximity To The Winged Other Some have argued that non-humans cannot experience such emotions as we do because they do not possess consciousness. This is a thorny issue, not least because consciousness is ill defined and extremely difficult to measure in any objective, scientific way. Nevertheless, there is now some […]

Socio-Psychological Nature of Theological Imagination (Self-Aggrandizing Heroism As a Multi-melody of Human History Commented upon by Schoenberg’s Music) When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain, they gathered around Aaron and said, “Come, make us god who will go before us. As for this fellow Moses who brought […]

Pop-voyeurs of Power-fights, Sex-indulging and Money-making In June, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences reported to Congress on the fragile state of the humanities in our country. Only 7, 6 percent of American college students majored in the humanities in 2010. Programs in humanistic fields, from world languages to the study of religion, are […]

Poet’s Invitation of Human Body into Meaning … The human couple is the point of intersection of all forces and the seed of all forms. The couple is time recaptured, the return to the time before time. Octavio Paz, “Alternating Current”, The Viking Press, 1973, p. 53 Counterparts In my body you search the mountain […]

Sexuality (As Food Or Money) As A Compensation For Existential Deprivations Andre Derain, “Ball of Soldiers in Suresnes”, 1903 The life of soldiers is miserable enough even when there is no war. Soldiers in the army are like poor among civilians, even worse, in many situations they have to act like slaves of the higher […]

“Extravagant” Demythologization of Human Pre-historic Past Where Durer’s Eden [the reference here is to Albrecht Durer’s 1504 engraving of “The Fall of Man”] is lush and fruitful, Beckmann’s is barren, with only a few flowers sprouting from sandy soil. Where Durer’s figures are measured in classical proportions and reach across in amiable sociability, Beckmann’s are […]

  

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