Acting-Out Politics

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

You can judge a society by how much truth can be told about it in the art. The problem is that most people these days don’t think art should tell us the truth about ourselves. They think art should be congratulatory. They want lies in politics and in their own lives. Edward Albee The title […]

Who And What Invests Into A Fascist (Totalitarian) System More – People Who Directly Commit Crimes And The Totalitarian Ideology Itself Or The Conformists And Conformist Mass Culture (That, As If Is Outside Of Fascist Ideology)? Conformists-philistines (During Fascist Periods) and Philistines-conformists (During Post- and Pre-fascist Periods) Bernardo Bertolucci (1941-2018) In one of his interviews […]

Alain Resnais’ And RWF’s Two Films As Repercussions And Variations Of Each Other Eccentricities, Banalities And Creative Potential Of Heterosexual And Homosexual Libido __________ Sudden enigmatic meeting is love’s first strike In the castle of baroque décor X is looking for somebody. Does he really know for whom? Or, may be, he just wants to […]

A Grandma And Her Grandchildren Are So Different In Their Critical Sensitivity Towards High-tech Weapons And Contamination Of The Earth, Nature And Life In Comparison With The Elegant Or Crude Philistines In Kurosawa’s “Rhapsody in August” And the boy a rose did see, a rose standing in the field blossoming in innocence, awed by the […]

The Psychological Dynamics of A Young Or Even An Older Person’s Resistance To A Repressive Or An Oppressive Society Is Similar To That Of A Child’s Resistance To The Despotism Of An Adult Family Member Alexander (Bertil Guve) (in the part of the film, dedicated to his confrontation with the Bishop Edvard Vergerus – Jan […]

“Frivolous Existential Genius” And “Moralistic Functionaries” 2 Clips from “Providence” (1977) Alain Resnais and John Gielgud (Clive Langham) are preparing a scene on the set of “Providence” Between a father and his sons – between Clive and – Claude and Kevin, the democratic culture stumbled and falls. Of course, the fall of such a massive […]

The Unexpected Similarity between The Characters Of “From the Life of the Marionettes” And Bergman’s Conclusions About Human Condition Registered In His “The Serpent’s Eggs” (1976) During my second year in Munich (in 1977) I had begun writing a story I called “Love with No Lovers”. It was heavy and formally fragmented… Ingmar Bergman, “Images […]

The Carriers of Natural Dignity, Master Of Life, Overstressed and Feverish Fighters for Power and Wealth, and Those Who Survive on The Master’s Crumbs For those of us who came to Chicago from Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama… we found ourselves confronted by the hard realities of a social system in many ways more resistant to […]

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