Saturday, November 12, 2016

Your Daily Zizek

8 comments:

Gert said...

Minor clarification: "Zizek is a huge name on the Europeal Left"... where he's revered and reviled in equal amounts!

His stance on Trump has been wildly distorted by quite a few European Leftists. Some Marxists I follow (like Richard Seymour e.g.) simply can't abide him.

So a "star" he may be but he;s far from universally accepted.

This was a good interview though.

-FJ said...

I'm aware of the general revulsion by some old-line Marxists.

btw - Did you watch the BBC documentary on "Hypernormalisation"? I love it when a "euphamism" replaces a "slam". I would have called it post-modern "Totalitarianism" arising from a "Society of Control" or "Fear of Daddy".

-FJ said...

I posted the 2.45 hour video here. There's a ;ot of good stuff on neoliberalism and the "vacuity" of the Left's response. The stuff on Putin's Russia was pretty interesting though. It explains their "posturing" on the Wikileaks hack (Vladislav Surkov).

-FJ said...

Here are the crib notes.

-FJ said...

:)

Gert said...

Will watch, when I find time:

The 'man of the People's gold plated toilet' (on his private jet, no less):

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/see-inside-donald-trumps-amazing-6155878

Damast embossed bog rolls are out, gold plated faucets are in! Off to Harvey Nichols now! Toodeloo!

-FJ said...

Get me a Gold-Plated flusher handle while you're there! :)

Gert said...

Seems they've only got the gold plated with diamond studs left now. It's alright, you can pay me back in political favours...