Tag Archives: Wilhelm Reich

“price tag” policy: just reheat and serve

It doesn’t seem to be enough that 150,000 died in the Lviv ghetto. They have to memorialized in an artificial Jewish restaurant of anti-semitic proportions where the clientele is asked to jew the waiter down on the price of the … Continue reading

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reaction of the little angry men

This piece is quite good; from Wilhelm Reich, it also seems to capture the contradictions in his own character and the manner in which his own life was a tormented combination of forces he did not necessarily understand. After all, … Continue reading

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the hidden look: looks within looks

In a way, Zionism is explainable in its zeal to create a “new jew” ; an act of nihilism to consign to the dust-bin of history the entire diasporic experience of jewish life pulverized by the atomic bomb of the … Continue reading

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absolutely sweet marie

Michael Haneke wins the Palme D’ Or again. Austria. The perplexing, contradictory and often ambiguous battle ground between the liberal enlightenment, the tradition of Vltaire and Diderot and its almost strange complicity in producing a counter-Enlightenment in the person of … Continue reading

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prayers for katarina: under a volcano

The psychotic break. An emotional crisis experienced en masse, collectively, that produces the unexpected; freaks of nature where secularized moral codes can be abrogated and shaped to current circumstances. The role of the ego and its defense mechanisms in the … Continue reading

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vienna: codes unknown

Slavoj Zizek once said the fundamental principle of Freudian psychoanalysis, that of the “discord between the logic of the psychic apparatus and the demands of reality”; Stanley Milgram once termed the area formed between Budapest, Prague and Vienna, the Golden … Continue reading

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a brake on the yellow

I am curious yellow. The taxi as an orgone box.¬†Orgone energy, according to Wilhelm Reich, organizes itself into matter. He believed that when earth is made to swell by boiling or autoclavation, orgone energy is released from the fragmentation and … Continue reading

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cloudbusters: the friendly skies

Forget rain dancing and prayer. Call cloud busting a different sort of appeal to nature. It is something like a Rube Goldberg apparatus meeting a Marcel Duchamp ready-made. It completes the mundane task of restoring an equilibrium in nature through … Continue reading

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the future looks bright

Rube Goldberg.A fantasy world. And a fantasy not always in harmony with reality. W.C. Fields used to say “blame it on inertia” The inertia, the near fear and terror is technology in conflict with the established aesthetic rules of the … Continue reading

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imagination: leaving the gray elysium

An ambivalence to life reflected nowhere more so than the child’s relationship to memory, at once complete, graphic¬† and epic yet vague, blurry and unfinished. And why not, given the facility to escape, to flee at one’s leisure the fairytale … Continue reading

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