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A blog of Post-Capitalist critique in general, economic, philosophical and political analyses, Post-Capitalist poetry and prose, Post-Capitalist philology, book reviews, Postcapitalist news, interviews, praxis, art and much more! For the record, Davide Ferri is a Postcapitalist, who graduated with a B.A.Economics(Honours) degree from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University, India. He currently lives and works in Mumbai.

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Saturday, 3 December 2011

ZIZEK ON CAPITALISM, VIOLENCE, PSYCHOANALYSIS, ECOLOGY, PROLETARIAT AND MUCH MORE!


Here's to you an interesting video on how Slovenian philosopher and psychoanalyst Zizek discusses, the dynamics of Capitalismpsychoanalysis, the concept of Violencecopyright, the modern notion of proletariat, ecology and much more.

Says Zizek: 

"One should de-fetishise violence. I think the horror invoked by violence today, is part of the Liberal tolerance ideology. You start criticising violence and you end up advocating torture. 
I think Guantanamo etc. is a necessary consequence of this anti-violence liberalism. [...] 
Gandhi was more violent than Hitler!
Hitler's violence in killing millions was,
to use a Nietzschean term, reactive violence;
he was afraid that something would have really changed.
As we all know, Fascism was the desperate attempt to save Capitalism."
(Zizek's speech, Ed.)


Also: 
"I think today we should redefine the proletarian position. Not only (material, Ed.) workers exploited but also all other forms of proletarianisation such as the intellectual worker, who programs computers and whose work is privatised or belong to the Other, or people who lived in ruined environments"
(Zizek's speech, Ed.)

Says Marx:

"A singer who sells her song for her own account is an unproductive labourer. But the same singer commissioned by an entrepreneur to sing in order to make money for him is a productive labourer; 
for she produces capital."
(Karl Marx — Theories of Surplus Value, VOL II)


Capitalism still remains not questioned in radically political and economic terms, at least by a large share of public opinion and the Occupy movement. The highest goal dreamt seems to be a mere attempt to reform the Capitalist system, perhaps with better laws and rights, whilst leaving its economic tendencies unquestioned.
Slavoj Zizek is there to help up shining a light on the non-sustainability of Capitalism, as composed by Capitalists forever set out against Wage-labourers of all sectors, and vice versa, as well as to expose the weakness of the liberal concept of tolerance, pro-Capitalist utopian reformism et cetera.
Again, before talking about a blunt programme on, say, how to transform the USA and the rebelling world into a post-capitalist country where the means of production belong to people and bureaucracy goes the devil, it is important to ponder upon some good philosophy and cultural reflections. 
Zizek is undoubtedly a "human portal" to all this human capital.

Whomever wants to gain a greater knowledge about the political character of Marxism may conveniently read my book:




Whomever wants to read about my stance on the Occupy Wall Street movement may conveniently read my article the political character of the Occupy Wall Street Movement!
Whomever is interested to know more about all these dynamics may conveniently read my article/pamphlet MARX'S LABOUR THEORY OF VALUE AND THE HUMBUG OF LIBERAL ACCOUNTANCY (Davide Ferri) 

Enjoy Zizek's humour and reflections!
Stay tuned!

C.de Ferri
B.A.Economics(Honours)
Delhi University

2 comments:

  1. He is the reason behind "India today"
    Note: Not the magazine eh :P

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  2. Benietta, who, Zizek? lol
    As in? :)

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