Acting-Out Politics

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

Rene Magritte, “Checkmate”, 1926 Some rare individuals are inclined to solemnly put their identity and life on the card they believe in. They can live without too much passion and any proclivity to challenge themselves and live happily, until… one day they become addicts of finding their destiny. A great ambition awakened in them, ambition […]

High Tech Rifles and the American Future (the Portrait of a Future American Citizen) Magritte’s “The Survivor” in gloomy coloration Magritte’s “The Survivor” in pompous coloration There is no such a thing as a weapon in general, a weapon as such (except in the mind of weapon theoretician). It is either mine/ours or it’s my/our […]

Religious Imagination as the Impatience of Intelligence Rene Magritte, “The Annunciation”, 1930 By showing how amidst a dreary landscape a magnificent configuration of super-natural life emerges, Magritte in his “The Annunciation” represents the three aspects of the religious imagination/belief (RIB). The first is its incredible psychological energy – that’s how a sinking person yearning for […]

How to Polish and Embellish the Face of Wood? Rene Magritte, “The Conqueror”, 1926 The signs of the prestige of battles and wars, of destruction, of murdering, bragging about torturing and killing, feeling proud and great for being stronger/tougher/fiercer – can be already discerned in the life of chimpanzees. For decades chimpanzees were idealized until […]

Rene Magritte’s “The Great War” (1964) In the article posted on June 13 I tried to understand more about the psychology of war mongering and war-making through the analysis of Magritte’s painting. Why we cannot learn how to resolve the international conflicts in a more rational – peaceful, way? In 2009 this question is even […]

RENE MAGRITTE’S “THE GREAT WAR” (1964) People who need war for psychological or/and material profit (to feel themselves greater and to make themselves richer) always embellish and glorify war to recruit the young people for possible victimization. To make the young kill and be ready to die in the process the war decision-makers (war-cision-makers) offer […]



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