Acting-Out Politics

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

Angelization of Birds, Birdization of People, and the Monumentalization and Idealization of the Family Ernst was researching for years the alchemical (psychological) process of the transformation of human beings into birds. Birdization of human psyche under the influence of a predatorily competitive socio-political environment is a real process when by appearance people still look human […]

“Real Men” as the Makers of History vs. Intellectual Historians and “Sissy-Politicians” Max Ernst, “Who Made History”, 1937 The sky is the measure of earthy power. This can explain the domination of various blues in Ernst’s painting of the Barbarians yearning for more political and financial power (for two years, at least they victoriously will […]

The Traditional (Conservative) Contrast between Macho-Tough Manliness and Mermaid-Femininity “Capricorns are usually successful in business… Capricorn is a sign ruled by Saturn, the planet of adversity.” Max Ernst, “Capricorn”, model 1948 – cast 1975 This photograph has registered the moment when Ernst is telling the interviewer that when “‘Capricorn’ cast in bronze was exhibit in […]

The Great Surrealist Painter Helps Us to Sort Out the Political Forces in American Mid-term Election The Republican candidate for governor of New York, Carl Paladino, said he would transform some New York prisons into dormitories for welfare recipients. “Instead of handling out the welfare checks, we’ll teach people how to earn their check.” – […]

The Worthier the Sacrificial Object – the Greater the Profit as a Result of Making the Strategic Sacrifice Max Ernst – “King Playing with Queen”, 1944 (cast 1954), Bronze The monumental aura of Ernst’s sculpture combined with its mysterious quality (why to make such a big deal about a King moving a Queen and to […]

More Terrifying than the Enemy (“Home Land Security” Right Before and After Obama Presidency) Max Ernst, “The Angel of Hearth and Home”, “L’Ange du foyer”, 1937 The existence of persecutory alters, organized parts of the personality that are hostile to and punish the host personality, are quite common… These persecutory alters are not simple introjections […]

Right Wing Politicians and Talk Show Hosts’ Murderous Talk After all these Bushmerican years when people with a perverse taste for free speech tried heavily not to press too hard their tongue into the truth (to avoid accusation of helping terrorists), it is of no surprise to find the Obama presidency under the high-tech-weapon verbal […]

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