Philosopher Slavoj Žižek on Capitalism, Biogenetics, Psychological Disavowal, and the End Times

Is the world ignoring the signs of the so-called “end times”? Renowned philosopher and critic, Slavoj Žižek, explains what he thinks is causing the downhill slide, and points to the faltering economy, global warming and deteriorating ethnic relations as evidence. Riz Khan interviews Žižek for Al Jazeera:

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JBO3544ZD4BCOYEOSKGRWWB6TQ Neil Mckinney

    this is like the one on digg.com lol

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JBO3544ZD4BCOYEOSKGRWWB6TQ Neil Mckinney

    this is like the one on digg.com lol

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  • Katesisco

    Actually, it appears we are indeed paying attention to the high solar influx and possible mutations. Isn’t Hawai’i being recreated as Atlantis redux? I suspect most of the advanced countries are also preparing their own DNA island preserves. it would appear that history is repeating itself with the replacement of media substituting for pyramid calming harmonics. And history is always written by the survivors as a fable of their high achievements omitting any detrimental actions.

  • Katesisco

    Actually, it appears we are indeed paying attention to the high solar influx and possible mutations. Isn’t Hawai’i being recreated as Atlantis redux? I suspect most of the advanced countries are also preparing their own DNA island preserves. it would appear that history is repeating itself with the replacement of media substituting for pyramid calming harmonics. And history is always written by the survivors as a fable of their high achievements omitting any detrimental actions.

  • Haystack

    He looks like ax murderer.

  • Haystack

    He looks like ax murderer.

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  • Antiutopia

    Thank God he’s there to speak out against all of those in favor of global warming, bad economies, and interracial hatred. Takes real courage. Especially around academics.

  • Antiutopia

    Thank God he’s there to speak out against all of those in favor of global warming, bad economies, and interracial hatred. Takes real courage. Especially around academics.

  • Antiutopia

    Thank God he’s there to speak out against all of those in favor of global warming, bad economies, and interracial hatred. Takes real courage. Especially around academics.

  • rtb61

    Capitalism a century of warfare and a hundred million murdered. How could anyone but the insane describe that as a success. A society based upon greed is inevitably doomed to failure as it feeds upon itself to it’s own death.

    • Andrew

      But it created money.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/LZNJUGQUKQ5GBYR3FZ3D4FJF7I Donald

      Well, communism has its own tens of millions murdered, and has proven unable to survive. Where “Communism” still exists, it has abandoned its “we’re all in this together” economics and held onto its “top-down, crush anything that wants otherwise” politics (outside of the economic sphere, and there freedom has its limits).

      • rtb61

        We have yet to see communism. In the Soviet Union it was derailed by the police state and became Stalinism, in China again the police state took over in the form of Moaism. Cuba is the closest however that state was intentionally undermined by the concerted effort of the US government.
        The new idea is ‘regulated’ capitalism (tightly constrained) under a socialist democracy (a government of the people, by the people and for the people, by definition).

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7IQWEDG6PFI5Y64PGEBKYDSIDY Mark

          No, the new idea is crony capitalism, where the government intervenes in the markets to pick the winners and losers based on political whims instead of economic realities. Winners: Wall Street (big time), so-called green energy, unions, large agricultural corporations. Losers: taxpayers mostly, especially future ones.

  • Anonymous

    Capitalism a century of warfare and a hundred million murdered. How could anyone but the insane describe that as a success. A society based upon greed is inevitably doomed to failure as it feeds upon itself to it’s own death.

  • Andrew

    But it created money.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/LZNJUGQUKQ5GBYR3FZ3D4FJF7I Donald

    Well, communism has its own tens of millions murdered, and has proven unable to survive. Where “Communism” still exists, it has abandoned its “we’re all in this together” economics and held onto its “top-down, crush anything that wants otherwise” politics (outside of the economic sphere, and there freedom has its limits).

  • Anonymous

    We have yet to see communism. In the Soviet Union it was derailed by the police state and became Stalinism, in China again the police state took over in the form of Moaism. Cuba is the closest however that state was intentionally undermined by the concerted effort of the US government.
    The new idea is ‘regulated’ capitalism (tightly constrained) under a socialist democracy (a government of the people, by the people and for the people, by definition).

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7IQWEDG6PFI5Y64PGEBKYDSIDY Mark

    No, the new idea is crony capitalism, where the government intervenes in the markets to pick the winners and losers based on political whims instead of economic realities. Winners: Wall Street (big time), so-called green energy, unions, large agricultural corporations. Losers: taxpayers mostly, especially future ones.

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