“They saw their injured country's woe;
The flaming town, the wasted field;
Then rushed to meet the insulting foe;
They took the spear, - but left the shield.”
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.
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".
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).
Here are the crib notes.
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-6155878Damast embossed bog rolls are out, gold plated faucets are in! Off to Harvey Nichols now! Toodeloo!
Get me a Gold-Plated flusher handle while you're there! :)
Seems they've only got the gold plated with diamond studs left now. It's alright, you can pay me back in political favours...
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