Acting-Out Politics

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

Pre-scientific Common (Non)-sense (Everyday Life Guesses, Prejudices and Premature Judgements About Everything Is What Our times Learns From Mass Culture) “The Gunfighter”, 1916 If you live in today’s world you cannot avoid American Westerns – they will not leave you alone with their dry plains, sweaty faces of its protagonists, noise of the shooting, aristocratic […]

The Sun, A Manly Man, Two Mirrors, A Smart Bird With A Sense Of Humor, Two Shadows And Four Planets Joan Miro, “Personage and Bird in Front of the Sun”, 1963 The sun and the bird have “invaded” the interior (in the spirit of Boris Pasternak’s theme of nature and “civilization”), where the personage dominated […]

“Nathalie Granger” is aesthetico-philosophical opus-film. The strictest logic of its visual images step by step moves us, the viewers, to the feeling that we, while observing the still and harmonious life in a quiet and prosperous household, never expected to get – the feeling of the incompatibility between traditional (over-worldly) spirituality (as it exists and […]

The Poet As A Psychoanalyst Of His Own Past and His Own Sinful Innocence A mind too active is no mind at all; the deep eye sees the shimmer of the stone… Theodore Roethke Pickle Belt The fruit rolled by all day. They prayed the cogs would creep; They thought about Saturday pay, And Sunday […]

The History of Our Making Montana man arrested for water-boarding his sons and making school threat. From the news, 12, 23, 2012 If to condense the entire development of Western civilization into one single line, it will be – from prehistoric magical manipulation to technological manipulation Slavoj Zizek, “The Puppet and the dwarf”, MIT, 2003, […]

Man As A “Buoy in the battlements” and Man As “The Heart As The Violent Rose” THE VIOLENT ROSE Eye in a trance silent mirror As I approach I depart Buoy in the battlements Head against head to forget all Until the shoulder butts the heart The violent rose Of ruined and transcended lovers. Rene […]

What Is behind Impressionist Revolution In Painting Paul Cezanne, Landscape/peysage Here we barely see the trees and the shrubs which Cezanne intentionally transforms into an almost undifferentiated mass, as though the viewers are extremely nearsighted. The verdure looks charmed, as if, it is a kind of an amorphous giant organism. And the house is, as […]

How Daddy-newspaper Reader and Mommy-knitter Produce a Son-future-war-maker Georg Grosz, “And Child Will Lead Them”, 1936 (in “heavenly” coloration) Looking at this colored drawing of Grosz I immediately remember my step-father who with obsessive political loyalty read what was for him the daily official newspaper (with prescribed views) from the first to the last line […]

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