Acting-Out Politics

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

Oskar Kokoschka (1886–1980) Kokoschka forcing us to know that while in military service during WWI he was seriously wounded (by a bayonet). 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 cruelties of life and human mistreatments […]

“Taking pleasure” is at the heart of dialectic, 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 […]

Kazimir Malevich, “Women in Church”, 1912 It’s already a fact that shooting and killing with guns in US is for some a “bravura game” and for others a tragic disaster. It’s on a daily basis that we observe on TV the suffering families of the murdered victims of casual shootings. These people who suddenly lost […]

This is a full frontal face of a warrior after being blown up and burned by warfare technology and then restored through the help of medical technology in parallel with the military one. His eyes still appear alive. He obviously can see the world. His lips seem to be moving, and we, as if, can […]

One starts by wondering – whether it is true that one drinks from a glass and ends with no longer knowing whether the glass exists Jean-Paul Sartre Pablo Picasso, “Two Women at the Bar/Prostitutes in a Bar”, Barcelona, 1902 Is it the murmur of absinthe that lures the visitors to the blue bar? Or some […]

Francis Picabia, “Woman’s Idol”, 1940-1943 What miraculously happens between women and men in their desire to touch one another’s bodies in the silent music of mutual ecstasy has been happening since the very beginning of life. The protective darkness of feminine inner bodily warmth alerts life and then it comes – the future, gentle fury […]

Balthus-Balthazar Klossowski, “Blanchard Children”, 1937 In a time of an ever growing mindless neo-conservatism we must help ourselves to understand this monstrous phenomenon of going back to our pre-democratic reflexes. Indeed, what is the difference between puritanism and neo-puritanism? Before democracy the religious norms and ideologies were culturally despotic – to morally regulate and dictate […]

Life of Artist as a Human Being P. Picasso, “The Three Ages of Man”, 1942 One of the most horrifying wars in the history of humankind awakens Picasso to the problem of human essence in an artist more than the ordeals he was observing in life. For Picasso brooding over the question of what is […]

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