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Slavoj Žižek
@7 months ago with 5928 notes
#slavoj zizek #love 

"The true ethical test is not only the readiness to save victims, but also — even more, perhaps — the ruthless dedication to annihilate those who made them victims."

@11 months ago with 42 notes
#slavoj zizek #philosophy 

"When we are shown scenes of starving children in Africa, with a call for us to do something to help them, the underlying ideological message is something like: “Don’t think, don’t politicize, forget about the true causes of their poverty, just act, contribute money, so that you will not have to think!”"

Slavoj Zizek, Living in the End Times (via kylerrobert)

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@11 months ago with 194 notes
#slavoj zizek 

Slavoj Zizek - What is philosophy?

@1 year ago with 7 notes
#slavoj zizek #philosophy 
class-struggle-anarchism:


monetizeyourcat:


drugdoer:


monetizeyourcat:




he had a really good poignant reason and everything


ehhhhhhh


well he didn’t really actually like it he was just doing that thing where he says something that seems weird and then dissects it and you realize he didn’t mean it and here’s what he meant which is that ironic funny self-critique of problematic ideology still propagates that ideology. That’s what I got from it but I barely understand his fuckin voice.


i get it it’s mostly that it’s a weird concept to associate with slavoj zizek and with kung fu panda where postmodern, self-aware pulpy TV (and TVTropes to go with it) have been so strong in our culture
also i’m not sure what to make of him ironically liking a movie which ironically rejects things and in so doing upholding them


I don’t think he likes it ironically at all, I think he genuinely likes it… have to say I really enjoyed the several pages of “Living in the End Times” devoted to Kung Fu Panda… he describes it as an exposition of the Lacanian objet petit a and he’s totally right, the film’s full of it: “the legend of a legendary warrior” “the special ingredient of my soup with special ingredient” “I’ve only seen paintings of this painting”, the dragon scroll with nothing on it… I know he probably looks for Lacan in everything but in King Fu Panda it’s absolutely there… I was actually writing an essay about the ‘object cause of desire’ in film when I read it and it totally helped me.
Zizek’s politics are shitty but I could read him talking about movies all day long.


His small son subjects him to terrible mass-market films constantly, so engaging in academic Lacanian/Marxist psychoanalysis of them probably keeps him sane.

class-struggle-anarchism:

monetizeyourcat:

drugdoer:

monetizeyourcat:

he had a really good poignant reason and everything

ehhhhhhh

well he didn’t really actually like it he was just doing that thing where he says something that seems weird and then dissects it and you realize he didn’t mean it and here’s what he meant which is that ironic funny self-critique of problematic ideology still propagates that ideology. That’s what I got from it but I barely understand his fuckin voice.

i get it it’s mostly that it’s a weird concept to associate with slavoj zizek and with kung fu panda where postmodern, self-aware pulpy TV (and TVTropes to go with it) have been so strong in our culture

also i’m not sure what to make of him ironically liking a movie which ironically rejects things and in so doing upholding them

I don’t think he likes it ironically at all, I think he genuinely likes it… have to say I really enjoyed the several pages of “Living in the End Times” devoted to Kung Fu Panda… he describes it as an exposition of the Lacanian objet petit a and he’s totally right, the film’s full of it: “the legend of a legendary warrior” “the special ingredient of my soup with special ingredient” “I’ve only seen paintings of this painting”, the dragon scroll with nothing on it… I know he probably looks for Lacan in everything but in King Fu Panda it’s absolutely there… I was actually writing an essay about the ‘object cause of desire’ in film when I read it and it totally helped me.

Zizek’s politics are shitty but I could read him talking about movies all day long.

His small son subjects him to terrible mass-market films constantly, so engaging in academic Lacanian/Marxist psychoanalysis of them probably keeps him sane.

@1 year ago with 126 notes
#slavoj zizek 

"Here is the formula at its most elementary: “moving” is the striving to reach the void, namely, “things move,” there is something instead of nothing, not because reality is in excess in comparison with mere nothing, but because reality is less than nothing. This is why reality has to be supplemented by fiction: to conceal its emptiness."

Slavoj Žižek (via fuckyeahexistentialism)
@1 year ago with 511 notes
#slavoj zizek #fiction #philosophy 

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@1 year ago with 24 notes
#slavoj zizek 

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@1 year ago with 47 notes
#twitter #slavoj zizek 
Only people who have read The Sublime Object of Ideology will get this?

Only people who have read The Sublime Object of Ideology will get this?

(Source: 990000, via nietzxsche)

@8 months ago with 45 notes
#slavoj zizek 
@11 months ago with 192 notes
#slavoj zizek #philosophy 

"

Further, though, the TOMS campaign — like the million shirts — misses the fundamental point that not having a pair of shoes (or a shirt, christmas toy, etc.) is not a problem about not having shoes. It’s a problem of poverty. Shoelessness, such as it is, is a symptom of a much bigger and more complex problem. And while donating a pair of shoes helps shoelessness, it does not help poverty.

Things like jobs help poverty. Jobs making things like shoes, for example. But TOMS doesn’t make its shoes in Africa, it makes them in China where it’s presumably cheaper to make two pairs of shoes and give one away than it is to get people in a needier community to make one pair of shoes.

The result of this setup, as Zizek explains most succinctly, is that on a big-picture level, TOMS (and other buy-my-product-and-donate companies) are busy building the exploitative global structure that produces economic inequality, while on the other hand pretending that supporting them actually does something to fix it.

It doesn’t. It just gives people shoes.

"

@12 months ago with 16124 notes
#international aid #slavoj zizek 

"It is the “democratic illusion,” the acceptance of democratic procedures as the sole framework for any possible change, that blocks any radical transformation of capitalist relations."

@1 year ago with 27 notes
#slavoj zizek #politics #capitalism #democracy 
nevver:


— Slavoj Žižek
@1 year ago with 2050 notes
#slavoj zizek #love #philosophy 

"Look, Afghanistan, I’m sorry to tell you, I’m old enough to remember, forty years ago, Afghanistan was arguably the most tolerant Middle East Muslim country, with a pro-Western technocratic king, with a very strong local communist party and so on. And then, we know what happened. Communist party tried to took power. They did. When they started to fail, Soviet Union intervened. Then Americans backed the Muslim fundamentalists. In other words, always bear in mind this: Afghanistan is not an old fundamentalist country that we should enlighten. Afghanistan was quite a nice, tolerant country. Its fundamentalization is precisely the result of being caught in the global politics. We, the global liberal system, generate fundamentalisms."

Slavoj Žižek, DemocracyNow! (via cuntymint)

once again Slavoj Zizek, known to “hate” on Foucault, says a thing that Foucault said in the early 80’s (except about Iran)

(via resmc)

@1 year ago with 845 notes
#slavoj zizek 
@1 year ago with 155 notes
#slavoj zizek 
nevver:

Slavoj Žižek
7 months ago
#slavoj zizek #love 
Only people who have read The Sublime Object of Ideology will get this?
8 months ago
#slavoj zizek 
"The true ethical test is not only the readiness to save victims, but also — even more, perhaps — the ruthless dedication to annihilate those who made them victims."
11 months ago
#slavoj zizek #philosophy 
11 months ago
#slavoj zizek #philosophy 
"When we are shown scenes of starving children in Africa, with a call for us to do something to help them, the underlying ideological message is something like: “Don’t think, don’t politicize, forget about the true causes of their poverty, just act, contribute money, so that you will not have to think!”"
Slavoj Zizek, Living in the End Times (via kylerrobert)

(Source: hegel-hey, via looking-awry)

11 months ago
#slavoj zizek 
"

Further, though, the TOMS campaign — like the million shirts — misses the fundamental point that not having a pair of shoes (or a shirt, christmas toy, etc.) is not a problem about not having shoes. It’s a problem of poverty. Shoelessness, such as it is, is a symptom of a much bigger and more complex problem. And while donating a pair of shoes helps shoelessness, it does not help poverty.

Things like jobs help poverty. Jobs making things like shoes, for example. But TOMS doesn’t make its shoes in Africa, it makes them in China where it’s presumably cheaper to make two pairs of shoes and give one away than it is to get people in a needier community to make one pair of shoes.

The result of this setup, as Zizek explains most succinctly, is that on a big-picture level, TOMS (and other buy-my-product-and-donate companies) are busy building the exploitative global structure that produces economic inequality, while on the other hand pretending that supporting them actually does something to fix it.

It doesn’t. It just gives people shoes.

"
12 months ago
#international aid #slavoj zizek 
1 year ago
#slavoj zizek #philosophy 
"It is the “democratic illusion,” the acceptance of democratic procedures as the sole framework for any possible change, that blocks any radical transformation of capitalist relations."
1 year ago
#slavoj zizek #politics #capitalism #democracy 
class-struggle-anarchism:


monetizeyourcat:


drugdoer:


monetizeyourcat:




he had a really good poignant reason and everything


ehhhhhhh


well he didn’t really actually like it he was just doing that thing where he says something that seems weird and then dissects it and you realize he didn’t mean it and here’s what he meant which is that ironic funny self-critique of problematic ideology still propagates that ideology. That’s what I got from it but I barely understand his fuckin voice.


i get it it’s mostly that it’s a weird concept to associate with slavoj zizek and with kung fu panda where postmodern, self-aware pulpy TV (and TVTropes to go with it) have been so strong in our culture
also i’m not sure what to make of him ironically liking a movie which ironically rejects things and in so doing upholding them


I don’t think he likes it ironically at all, I think he genuinely likes it… have to say I really enjoyed the several pages of “Living in the End Times” devoted to Kung Fu Panda… he describes it as an exposition of the Lacanian objet petit a and he’s totally right, the film’s full of it: “the legend of a legendary warrior” “the special ingredient of my soup with special ingredient” “I’ve only seen paintings of this painting”, the dragon scroll with nothing on it… I know he probably looks for Lacan in everything but in King Fu Panda it’s absolutely there… I was actually writing an essay about the ‘object cause of desire’ in film when I read it and it totally helped me.
Zizek’s politics are shitty but I could read him talking about movies all day long.


His small son subjects him to terrible mass-market films constantly, so engaging in academic Lacanian/Marxist psychoanalysis of them probably keeps him sane.
1 year ago
#slavoj zizek 
nevver:


— Slavoj Žižek
1 year ago
#slavoj zizek #love #philosophy 
"Here is the formula at its most elementary: “moving” is the striving to reach the void, namely, “things move,” there is something instead of nothing, not because reality is in excess in comparison with mere nothing, but because reality is less than nothing. This is why reality has to be supplemented by fiction: to conceal its emptiness."
Slavoj Žižek (via fuckyeahexistentialism)
1 year ago
#slavoj zizek #fiction #philosophy 
"Look, Afghanistan, I’m sorry to tell you, I’m old enough to remember, forty years ago, Afghanistan was arguably the most tolerant Middle East Muslim country, with a pro-Western technocratic king, with a very strong local communist party and so on. And then, we know what happened. Communist party tried to took power. They did. When they started to fail, Soviet Union intervened. Then Americans backed the Muslim fundamentalists. In other words, always bear in mind this: Afghanistan is not an old fundamentalist country that we should enlighten. Afghanistan was quite a nice, tolerant country. Its fundamentalization is precisely the result of being caught in the global politics. We, the global liberal system, generate fundamentalisms."

Slavoj Žižek, DemocracyNow! (via cuntymint)

once again Slavoj Zizek, known to “hate” on Foucault, says a thing that Foucault said in the early 80’s (except about Iran)

(via resmc)

1 year ago
#slavoj zizek 
1 year ago
#slavoj zizek 
1 year ago
#slavoj zizek 
1 year ago
#twitter #slavoj zizek