Acting-Out Politics

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

JLG making “Weekend”, 1967 Godard is wrestling with an Angel – trying to overcome his cognitive opponent Godard is happily enjoying his sudden present – his new (and with new tricks and pranks) camera Jean-Luc introducing his wife – actress Anne Wiazemsky to Pier Paolo Pasolini who will work with her in his “Theorem” and […]

A Childhood Stolen from the kids by Society is not replaceable by the availability of guns, by competitive sports, by petti moneymaking or dream of becoming billionaires The friendship between Pixote – the homeless boy-pauper (Fernando Ramos da Silva) and a lonely prostitute (Marilia Pera) – a woman with a kind heart who tries to […]

The fascist Presidente (Aldo Valetti) shows his friends that he cares about the children’s’ morality-immorality issue – “Don’t tell about my misdeeds in front of innocent children whom we need to protect from the truth until the proper time”. The fascist Bishop – Giorgio Cataldi (the picture on top) is irritated by his young victim […]

The Duke is damn right – real equality is incompatible with what he calls “true happiness”. But what is concretely a true happiness for the fascist Duke? It is a situation when people like him are unconditionally above those who are under him by their place in social hierarchy – those who provide him extra […]

There are few artists like Pasolini who have traveled to the outer riches of language and self, to the peripheries of the known world and the outlying islands of the ancient and the mythical, to bring us face-to-face with the present and ourselves. Sam Rohdie Social struggles are also linguistic ones. Poetry, in the broadest […]

Torture of a human being is for torturer like a sunrise Torturing a human being for a fascist is like getting a license of a super-hero Torture of a human being for a fascist is like a guarantee of Eternal Life The President, Bishop and Duke (on the left) celebrate the beginning of a punishment […]

“Pasolini wants to replace the word “God” as Sade used it, with the word “power”, since the sadists are always the powerful ones. The main protagonists of the “Salo…” are a banker (president), a duke, a bishop and a judge (magistrate) – the representatives of a constituted might. Pasolini wants to illustrate the relationship between […]

The Republic of Salo is the informal name of Mussolini’s Italian Social Republic, based in the town of Salo, the semilegendary site of some of the worst atrocities of the closing months of his embattled regime. Neil Bartlett Pasolini declared that “now, as never before “artist must create, critics defend, and democratic people support… works […]

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