Acting-Out Politics

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

Woman-The World, the Artist-magician, the Craftsman- specialist, and Two Psychiatrists The Overture The film is framed by two psychiatrists, one is a more traditional, and the other (on the right) is scientifically more up-to-date. It is this younger doctor who, we can say almost confidently, shared the story he heard from Charles Crossley, the main […]

Boycotting Buying – Ascetic Way to Self-Respect and Success Between 2001 and 2008, about 40,000 U.S. manufacturing plants closed. Six million factory jobs have disappeared over the past dozen years representing one in three manufacturing jobs… In polite circles, among our political and financial classes, this is known as “the free market at work”. No, […]

The 1923 Military Putsch in Germany as a Metaphor of German Nazism (1933 – 1945), and German Nazism as a Metaphor of American Globalist Corporate Rule in the Beginning of 21st Century He never says what he’s thinking. He just charges ahead with all his feelings and he looks so frightened. And I try to […]

Is Man’s Sexual Desire a Yearning to Appropriate/Conquer/ Orgasmically Ejaculate/Inseminate/Impregnate, or the Need to Unite with Woman-mother? Henri Matisse, “Odalisque in Red Trousers”, 1922 When years ago I for the first time saw this painting among Matisse’s other odalisques I became fixated on it without understanding why. Again and again I saw and imagined the […]

Life and Wisdom – the Given Glory and the Achieved Modesty Emil Nolde – “Gelehrter mit Madchen” (1919) The girl is the sun itself (more exactly, she is the existential metaphor of the sun). So, she is divided between her girl-ness and her sun-ness, between the subject and the vehicle of this metaphor – the […]

The Two Masks of Socio-Political Conservatism – Smiling Face and Sharpened Teeth Conservatives with smiling faces (CSFs) – are the ones who are usually called liberals, and yet they are still conservatives in spite of their smiling lips, and glimpses of dimply openness. They are conservatives because they cannot move forward and overcome the inertia […]

Little Children’s Belief in Love and Adult’s Belief in Power Nolde in his “Christ and Children” goes as much against the iconic tradition of painting Christ as he turns away from the painterly secular tradition of representation of the protagonist’s figure. He shockingly paints Christ with his back toward the viewers. We can see only […]

Psychological, Social and Cultural Reasons for the Pursuit of Power and Domination “Man’s goodness means grace and light, and his dark side is the terrible temptation of power”. Carl Gustav Jung Are global corporations today oriented on “grace and light”? Or are they becoming the incarnation of “the terrible temptation of power” and projecting their […]

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