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 […]

Lola as Ironic Personification of Women’s Liberation In A Pluralistic Post-democracy Structured by Technical, Not by Humanistic Reasoning “Lola” is a stylistic parody on post-democratic post-modernity pluralized by the dynamism of a fragmented reality (consisted of an aggressively colorful, as though, advertising themselves, pieces of life). V.E. ________________ The day has come When we dream […]

Woman As A Personification of A (Universal) Human Being – Fassbinder’s Philosophical Parody On Socio-morphism Of Woman’s Emancipation …eroticism is a ghastly maze where the lost ones must tremble. This is the only way to come close to the truth of eroticism: to tremble. Georges Bataille, “The Tears of Eros”, City Lights Bks., 1992, p. […]

Existentially Spiritual Path – Step 1: A Narcissistic Acting Ego; Step 2: Development Of A Critical Observing Ego; Step 3: Development of A Critical Observing Acting Ego; Step Back: Creation Of A Delirious Ideology; Step 4: Revelation Of The Truth Family life Attempt to sell the factory. Meeting Felix Our “realizable utopia” was about fundamental […]

Psychological Background of the Decision to Suspend Democracy When Terrorists Attack Our Country In the kitchen, Fassbinder heatedly confronts his mother who has been trying to persuade him not to speak out about the fearful political atmosphere surrounding the death of three German terrorists in their prison cells and the kidnapping-murder of Hanns Martin Schleyer, […]

Intelligence and Nobility of the Characters With Kaufmann’s Screen Persona Belong to Life (and for That Matter, to Death), Not to Calculating “Survival/Success” Gunther Kaufmann at the time of his death This shot from Fassbinder’s “Whity” (1970) that is part of a 360-degree camera’s “trip” around Kaufmann – with sarcastic solemnity registers the radical transformation […]

It’s Children’s Human Right Not to Be “Perfect” In the Eyes of Parents and Society – Not to Be a Copy of Adults’ Image of Them The pedagogy of self-respect This poster of “Chinese Roulette” symbolically refers to the psychological situation (and spiritual ordeal) of the film’s heroine Angela, the intellectually precocious adolescent daughter of […]

The Nature of Self-sacrificial Love (A Love Which Demands a Price and Competes with Being) The film “In a Year of 13 Moons” is told through the encounters of a man during the last five days of his life and it tries, on the basis of these encounters, to figure out whether this man’s decision, […]

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