Acting-Out Politics

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

The worse the conditions of life and the higher stress – the more inflamed the hateful alertness towards the dissimilar others (DOs) on part of the suffering masses of population. One hotdog with sauerkraut less = more bites of hate toward the DOs will follow. If we expect one ice cream cone less in future […]

Often we think poorly not because we are not able to do better, but because we don’t want to miss the pleasures connected with making habitual errors in judgment. Proneness to prejudices has psychological concomitants. First of all, it is impulsiveness, the emotional character of evaluating the situations and the tendency to naïve self-deception. Also […]

Christ, probably, thought that by offering people too big of a reward for virtue (eternal life) he will then in return get equivalently big virtue – virtue corresponding to reward! Ah, he underestimated the trickiness of human intuition. We humans so much want the reward that we will fake virtue! It is like the situation […]

The metaphoricity of humanistic science is located in the political inclinations and positions of scholars and in political drive itself inside culture. Humanistic sciences cannot and should not try to avoid the orientation of the human being on ultimate reason – human teleological and eschatological drive(s) (HTED). If humanistic science research scholar blocks his/her own […]

Like transgression needs an ideology justifying it, ideology needs transgression. The criminals feel that they have the right to commit crime because “they were abused”, or “were victims of injustice”, etc. The same is with group or nation ready to trespass the law (“we have the right to revenge”). We feel justified indignation against those […]

Last Pages (p. 10-12) From Ch. 9 of the Book “Ideological Superstitions and Political Misperceptions in the 20-21st centuries” By comparing these four modes of the conformism in relation to power we see that with each step of seeming distancing from power (direct support, indirect support, enjoyment of power as spectacle and consumption) the consciousness […]

Segment from Ch. 9 of the Book “Ideological Superstitions and Political Misperceptions in the 20-21st centuries” “‘It is difficult to get a man to understand something,’ wrote Upton Sinclair, ‘when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.’” (Paul Krugman, “The Great Unraveling [Loosing our Way in the New Century]”, W.W. Norton, 2004, p. 210), […]

last part from chapter 7 of the Book “Ideological Superstitions and Political Misperceptions in the 20-21st centuries” But let’s imagine that somebody who projects to the world his identity, be it his passionate religious or ideological belief or the truth about his sexual choice, does this only seemingly while in reality he is making a […]

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