Acting-Out Politics

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

Right Wing Politicians and Talk Show Hosts’ Murderous Talk Murderous talk is successful – people without intellectual sophistication and refinement of the soul happily identify with the megalomaniacal and scapegoating messages: they want to be somebody, and the easiest and quickest way to achieve it is to dominate others and to glorify themselves, their self-image […]

Jean Luc Godard is reading a book… reading – “So what? Big deal!” – Answers a young American who has “passed” mass culture and who has hardly ever read a serious book in his life. Some will add – “why to waste time with such nonsensicalities?” Godard is looking at young Americans – to understand, […]

Oskar Kokoschka (1886–1980) Kokoschka forcing us to see by pointing at the spot where he was seriously wounded (by a bayonet) when he was a soldier during WWI. He was very young, had just enlisted, and had to fight rifle against rifle battles. Kokoschka suffered from poverty throughout his whole life, but mostly from endless […]

It’s undoubtedly very pleasant to laugh or smile. Americans especially like to have fun, a good time. Starting with post-WW2 entertainment became an almost universal pastime. Indeed, why be sad when it’s possible to be cheerful? Multiple styles of entertainment starts to dominate the scene. Over-excitement, over-smiling, over-eating, over-doping, over-laughing, over-gunning, over-sporting, over-consuming and, of […]

“Taking pleasure” is at the heart of dialectics, it is you, when I self-touch you. That’s why I love you, and sometimes so painfully, at the heart of pleasure itself. Jacques Derrida Marc Chagall, “Night Path or Night Escape into Life” “Night Path or Night Escape into Life” is one of Marc Chagall’s universal topics […]

  

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