The Spectacle’s Violence To Anima In Oneiric Cine-Onanierung* … and the ABCs of Transmigration v.4.0
[ Note: One of nearly a thousand new Polish art posters at Pigasus Gallery in Berlin. More coming soon ! This bit of genius is from FRANCISZEK STAROWIEYSKI ]
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A. And the Oscar goes to Al Gore while lathering his ancient rubber chickenhead with Occidental Petroleum as Ellen Degeneres reaches under her skirt to scratch the last of the U’wa tribe and all the Iraqi sitcom-grandchildren from her dry caking botoxed labia before she cracks a head-on smile. And the millions of viewers at home are suddenly convinced that eating popcorn flavored with yeast instead of butter will improve their cholesterol levels.
B. ” In order to free the fiction of the sovereign state- in other words, the whims of those who manipulate it – from every wholesome restriction, all socio-political movements tending in this direction invariably try to cut the ground from under the religions. For, in order to turn the individual into a function of the State, his dependence on anything beside the State must be taken from him. But religion means dependence on and submission to the irrational facts of experience. These do not refer directly to social and physical conditions; they concern far more the individual’s psychic attitude.
But it is possible to have an attitude to the external conditions of life only when there is a point of reference outside them. The religions give, or claim to give, such a standpoint, thereby enabling the individual to exercise his judgment and his power of decision. They build up a reserve,as it were, against the obvious and inevitable force of circumstances to which everyone is exposed who lives only in the outer world and has no other ground under his feet except the pavement. If statistical reality is the only reality, then it is the sole authority. There is then only one condition, and since no contrary condition exists, judgment and decision are not only superfluous but impossible. Then the individual is bound to be a function of statistics and hence a function of the State or whatever the abstract principle of order may be called. [ i.e. "the pixelated dream colonies", corporate science and the rape of nature, regimes of the rational, etc. ]
Just as man, as a social being cannot in the long run exist without a tie to the community, so the individual will never find the real justification for his existence and his own spiritual and moral autonomy, anywhere except in an extramundane principle capable of external factors.
Everywhere and at all times there have been rites d’entree et de sortie whose magical effects is denied and which are impugned as magic and superstition by rationalists incapable of psychological insight. But magic has above all a psychological effect whose importance should not be underestimated. The performance of a “magical” action gives the person concerned a feeling of security which is absolutely essential for carrying out a decision…
Even a dictator thinks it necessary not only to accompany his acts of State with threats but to stage them with all manner of solemnities. Brass bands, flags, banners, parades and monster demonstrations are no different in principle from ecclesiastical processions, cannonades and fireworks to scare off demons. Only, the suggestive parade of State power engenders a collective feeling of security which, unlike religious demonstrations, gives the individual no protection against his inner demonism. Hence he will cling all the more to the power of the State, i.e to the mass, thus delivering himself up to it psychically as well as morally and putting the finishing touch to his social depotentiation. The State, like the Church, demands enthusiasm, self-sacrifice and love, and if religion requires or presupposes the “fear of God”, then the dictator State takes good care to provide the necessary terror.
The dictator State besides robbing the individual of his rights, has also cut the ground from under his feet psychically by depriving him of the metaphysical foundations of his existence. The ethical decision of the individual human being is the blind movement of the masses, and the lie has thus become the operative principle of political action. The State has drawn the logical conclusions from this, as the existence of many millions of State slaves completely deprived of all rights mutely testifies.”
From â€œThe Undiscovered Selfâ€ C.G. Jung 1957
C. The ABCs of Disneyweltschmerz meets The Transmigration Of Cinema (TOC ) 4.0:
Dorothy and her entourage of jungelists enter the dream capital / bunker and slip behind the curtain to defrock the Rodent Priest(s) by first psychoanalyzing and/or psycho-sexualizing the wizard machinery and ultimately replacing it with a psychomagic ritual toolkit and anti-statistical potential, which can be both sacred and erotic …and by all means unpredictable. Dorothy, who has absolutely no inclinations to return to the script of dead-city cells and scorched earth of inner empire, i.e. Kansas, is no longer lost and pre-pubescent, nor do the jungelists arrive unarmed!
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* podopolog note:
onanieren: to masturbate
This is the more formal term.
spectacular erotic conception of a prefabricated self, masturbation outside the self, i.e. through movie avatars, see tele-masturbation.