Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Žižek's fancy

In Resistance Is Surrender, Slavoj Žižek argues that the Another World is Possible mindset is just so much bollocks, with 'Subcomediante Marcos’ as QED. Today, he says, "it is the great capitalists – Bill Gates, corporate polluters, fox hunters – who ‘resist’ the state."

And one can see his point.

But for Žižek it is Hugo Chávez, with his "mobilisation of new forms of politics (like the grass roots slum committees)" who "should be fully endorsed".

So it is a singing-and-dancing petro-dependent president-for-life who rings Žižek's bell?

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