Acting-Out Politics

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

Life Of Petty Calculations vs. An Existentially Spiritual Meaning Of Life That Grants Freedom From Death Those who see Ikiru as a social statement have their reasons for doing so, though to see it only as statement, is to do it an injustice. Donald Richie, “The Films of Akira Kurosawa”, Univ. of California Press, 1996, […]

When Disinterestedness Is More Profitable Than Profiteering For the majority of the people even simplistic formulations about what determines human behavior seems enough to explain their motivations. For example, the commonsensical formulation that being defines consciousness – that our reactions, feelings and even needs are determined by the conditions and organization of our life, that […]

Meditation As A Strategy Of Uniting/Identifying With A Holistic Environment As A Symbiotic Partner Everyday The Lama sat in bed with bamboo backscratcher his false teeth in a big glass of water on the sunny windowsill. By Allen Ginsberg (Aug/’92) Lama is a title for teacher in Tibetan Buddhism. The name is similar to the […]

“Contempt” is the first part of Godard’s religious trilogy, followed by “Hail, Mary” (1985) and “Woe Is Me” (1993). While “Contempt” examines the psychological mechanism of relations between humans and gods of pagan “design” – the human humans (people with the psychology of god-worshippers) and the human gods (people with the psychology of unconscious identification […]

“Tunes of Glory” is analytical as an intellectual film and it is also intense realistic acting-mediated in the best tradition of British theatre. The leading actors – Alec Guinness and John Mills – make the life of emotions of their characters the main vehicle of directorial analysis, with the help of the plot which is […]

“Detective” analyzes the changed role of humanistic (public) intellectuals in Western societies (a trend that started around the last quarter of the 20th century and, as we can see today, it intensifies in the new century), and how this change has influenced everybody’s behavior and world view. From around the 18th century the Western intellectuals […]

Sanjuro (A Homeless Guru as a Teacher and Role Model) is not a film about sword play and is not a samurai drama (all of this is surface structure). It is a film about the fatal danger democratic societies face today: the danger of being overthrown by the right wing political powers. In “Sanjuro” Kurosawa […]

Song by Manos Hadjidakis (about tragic destiny of humankind) performed with a voice of motherly suffering Chorus of children singing a song by Manos Hadjidakis “Sweet Movie” is about two irreconcilable social strata our specie is fatally polarized on (paralyzed) – rich and poor (strong and weak, leaders and followers, deciders and the docile or […]

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