Posts tagged with Zizek
Let’s just be aware that we are dealing with a series of very serious problems (in his book, Living in the End Times, he categorizes them as a) economic, b) social divisions, c) ecological, d) biogenetics) which if we just leave the existing society to develop…following it’s inherent tendencies… will eventually lead to some kind of zero level catastrophic point.
Slavoj Zizek on the crises of our times:
Economic. Ecological. Biogenetic Revolution. Social Divisions.
Some months ago, a small miracle happened in the occupied West Bank: Palestinian women demonstrating against the Wall were joined by a group of Jewish lesbian women from Israel. The initial mutual mistrust was dispelled in the first confrontation with the Israeli soldiers guarding the Wall, and a sublime solidarity developed, with a traditionally dressed Palestinian woman embracing a Jewish lesbian with spiky purple hair—a living symbol of what our struggle should be.
Imagine a scene from a dystopian movie depicting our society in the near future: ordinary people walking the streets carry a special whistle; whenever they see something suspicious—an immigrant, say, or a homeless person—they blow the whistle, and a special guard comes running to brutalize the intruders … What seems like a cheap Hollywood fiction is a reality in today’s Greece. Members of the Fascist Golden Dawn movement are distributing whistles on the streets of Athens—when someone sees a suspicious foreigner, he is invited to blow the whistle, and the Golden Dawn special guards patrolling the streets will arrive to check out the suspect. This is how one defends Europe in the Spring of 2012. These anti-immigrant vigilantes are not the principal danger, however; they are merely collateral damage accompanying the true threat—the politics of austerity that has brought Greece to such a predicament.
Wikileaks’ Assange & Slovenian radical philosopher Zizek - mediated by Amy Goodman