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:

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

  1. this is like the one on digg.com lol

  2. this is like the one on digg.com lol

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  4. Katesisco | Dec 2, 2010 at 7:00 pm |

    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.

  5. Katesisco | Dec 2, 2010 at 3:00 pm |

    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.

  6. Haystack | Dec 3, 2010 at 1:52 am |

    He looks like ax murderer.

  7. Haystack | Dec 2, 2010 at 9:52 pm |

    He looks like ax murderer.

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  9. Antiutopia | Dec 4, 2010 at 3:22 am |

    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.

  10. Antiutopia | Dec 4, 2010 at 3:22 am |

    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.

  11. Antiutopia | Dec 3, 2010 at 11:22 pm |

    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.

  12. Anonymous | Dec 4, 2010 at 5:49 am |

    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.

  13. 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.

    • But it created money.

    • 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).

      • 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).

        • 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.

  14. But it created money.

  15. 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).

  16. Anonymous | Dec 11, 2010 at 3:35 pm |

    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).

  17. 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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