Acting-Out Politics

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

Human Psychological Condition in Times of Collapse This poster of “The Wild Grass” points out the two aspects of today’s human condition: weeds are the extreme and despotic impulses in people’s psyches and at the same time people themselves who cannot keep these impulses under control (for example, many representatives of the financial elite in […]

Hate-Fight-Therapy (War As A Psychotherapist) In Alain Resnais’ “Mon Oncle d’Amerique” we are shown a number of psychological experiments with mice that suggest some similarities between mice and humans. We learn that even highly stressful conditions of existence can be easily tolerated by a mouse if it is provided with a sparring partner – another […]

One More Masterpiece from Resnais: This Time a Tough Comedy Difficult to Swallow To end up hiding under the bed seems to be the destiny of those with narcissistic (perceived as arrogant) innocence. By their naively self-centered behavior they unintentionally provoke resistance and even hate in others. Picture is not available: Joey visits his daughter’s […]

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