Acting-Out Politics

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

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 […]

JLG making “Weekend”, 1967 Godard is wrestling with an Angel – trying to overcome his cognitive opponent Godard is happily enjoying his sudden present – his new (and with new tricks and pranks) camera Jean-Luc introducing his wife – actress Anne Wiazemsky to Pier Paolo Pasolini who will work with her in his “Theorem” and […]

Georges Rouault, “Christ on the Road I” Here we see Christ with two people whom he explains what they need to hear from him. Christ has stopped with them on the road from a little church, on the way to another parts of the world. Rouault’s way of painting the landscape blurs everything around – […]

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), […]

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