Acting-Out Politics

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

The Duke is damn right – real equality is incompatible with what he calls “true happiness”. But what is concretely a true happiness for the fascist Duke? It is a situation when people like him are unconditionally above those who are under him by their place in social hierarchy – those who provide him extra […]

There are few artists like Pasolini who have traveled to the outer riches of language and self, to the peripheries of the known world and the outlying islands of the ancient and the mythical, to bring us face-to-face with the present and ourselves. Sam Rohdie Social struggles are also linguistic ones. Poetry, in the broadest […]

Leonora Carrington, “Unicorn” Is unicorn apparition (that we are witnessing here) a result of magic powers produced by the secret yearning of a dreaming soul(s) or is it an imaginary love (hallucination) overwhelming the childish believer in unicorn’s existence squeezed in a narrow space behind the tiny window? In other words, had the unicorn come […]

What could the Doctors of Law or Theology or Political science, etc. teach the child-Christ? Nothing, because all their knowledge reduces, belittles Being Christ. It’s putting imperatives (even when the right ones) instead of freedom of critical loving. “Doctors of Law” can only help baby- and child-Christ to physically grow and protect him from self-serving […]

Torture of a human being is for torturer like a sunrise Torturing a human being for a fascist is like getting a license of a super-hero Torture of a human being for a fascist is like a guarantee of Eternal Life The President, Bishop and Duke (on the left) celebrate the beginning of a punishment […]

Stravinsky – music as a soul of the body Milein Cosman, Igor Stravinsky, 1959 Why to make a drawing of the composer’s back? Especially when the composer is conducting? Why is it not the front of his body including the face – the face of the artist, the face of inspiration? Yes, the back is […]

“Pasolini wants to replace the word “God” as Sade used it, with the word “power”, since the sadists are always the powerful ones. The main protagonists of the “Salo…” are a banker (president), a duke, a bishop and a judge (magistrate) – the representatives of a constituted might. Pasolini wants to illustrate the relationship between […]

The Republic of Salo is the informal name of Mussolini’s Italian Social Republic, based in the town of Salo, the semilegendary site of some of the worst atrocities of the closing months of his embattled regime. Neil Bartlett Pasolini declared that “now, as never before “artist must create, critics defend, and democratic people support… works […]

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