Zizek at #OccupyWallStreet open forum + a Foxnews.com poll
Here are a couple of videos of Slovenian philosopher and critic Slavoj Žižek‘s talk at the #OccupyWallstreet open forum yesterday. Besides Donald Trump’s wife and perhaps a few skiers, he’s probably the best-known Slovene, and is always a joy to listen to and watch.
Well worth watching when you’ve got 17min to spare. Among the highlights:
We are not communists, if communism means the system which collapsed in 1990. Remember that today that communists are the most efficient, ruthless capitalists. In China today, we have capitalism which is even more dynamic than your American capitalism, but doesn’t need democracy. Which means when you criticize capitalism, don’t allow yourself to be black mailed that you are against democracy. The marriage between democracy and capitalism is over.
And from the ‘For What It’s Worth (Probably Not Much) Department‘: Here’s a screencap taken this morning of a poll on foxnews.com. Even over there a majority seem to be behind the occupying forces.