Acting-Out Politics

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

It’s very easy to start to talk about two kinds of people in our country – one is the Demos – the poor and the low middle class, and the other includes several categories – semi-rich (future rich – people who are trying to become rich), just rich and the top-rich (or wealthy). The poor […]

Fear is a spontaneously activated reflexive attempt at self-protection, more exactly, a feeling of being self-protected. When we get this feeling we are prone to feel, at least partially invincible. Of course, this is an illusion, but illusions can temporarily help. But how exactly does illusion provide release from fear? God, as we believe and […]

Sir Roland Penrose (1900-1984) was an English artist, historian and poet. During the WWII he put his artistic skills to practical use as a teacher of camouflage. Roland grew up in a strict Quaker family. In 1918, as a conscientious objector, he joined the Ambulance Unit, serving with the British Red Cross in Italy. After […]

To International Workers’ Day Celebrating Labor Thomas Hart Benton, “Strike”, 1933 The soldier has already shot down one striker and is about ready to shoot the other two unarmed strikers from behind the iron defensive architectural façade. The commander is sitting on the sideline as if in his office while preparing bullets to help his […]

To love another human being vs to love an ideological monument – an authoritarian political leader. Politics and love are realities belonging to different universes. Politics includes so many people that their ideological sympathies and antipathies, together with their political tastes belong to various hearts and souls and are different – that’s why people prefer […]

Pablo Picasso, “Petals of Thinking”… It is not only that she has turned away from the world to a closed “consultations” with her loyal palm isolating her from the surrounding space. The point is that she is continuing to look at the world – she continues to be with the world not to lose contact […]

There is a feeling of total, ultimate satisfaction in battle, as if, you are… happy dancing on the very margin of abyss. Paraphrase from Pushkin’s poem We cannot see our unconscious. And we cannot understand our particular impulses and reactions. We didn’t invent our own psychological equivalent of bacteria and viruses and a microscope making […]

Until recently we all thought that Coronavirus is killing people, that this danger is targeting human beings, until we heard that the problem is somewhere else, that the real serious issue is not human death, but the ability of this virus to kill… the economy. Wait a minute – how virus can kill something as […]

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