Acting-Out Politics

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

To Live According To the Decision-makers, Not By Your Own Will and Mind – To Be At the Mercy of A Political System and/or Family Patriarchy Fassbinder’s “Lili Marleen” is the story of love between a courageous fighter with the injustice and cruelty of Nazism (Robert Mendelssohn – Giancarlo Giannini) and a woman gifted with […]

Text was written around May/2009 To think mainly/only about making profit or making a living is for adults a condition similar to that of a tiny baby with one desire – to suck mother’s breast. When adult people in our country are seduced/forced to think mainly/only about making bucks and using it for consumption and […]

A Plant-Saint Or, May Be, A Plant-Sorcerer Emil Nolde, “Green Head Above Red Cloak” The very idea of the sainthood (or, may be, sorcerer-hood) amidst plants is, softly speaking, bizarre, but not for Nolde, who is amongst those artists who have transcended the borders of bizarre and uncanny, without becoming fairytale tellers. The archetypal semantic […]

The following text was written right before May/11/2009 I was born in Soviet Russia and emigrated to US with the hope to live in and participate in Democracy. For me it’s especially painful to see when nominally democratic authority figures think in semantic constructions or express themselves in emotional code, which are both isomorphic to […]

It looks more and more probable that a society of mass prosperity (psycho-sociologically based on consumerism and entertainment – the two functions on the same semantic stem: consumption of things and images, as it is depicted in Resnais’ film) cannot be understood without its next step – society of mass austerity (the path we are […]

Moral Debunking Of Existential Garden Through Aesthetic Debauchery Of The Artistic Form – Chaim Soutine And Human World Soutine is “artiste maudit”, the artist laboring under a curse. He is the perfect prototype of the irremediable luck of adaptation, which places individual and his instinct in opposition to every aspect of his surroundings. Raimond Cogniat, […]

  

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