Europe is a great march (wrong)

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The Pervert's Guide to Ideology

1. Enjoyment vs. Pleasure

Enjoyment is precisely enjoyment in disturbed pleasure, even enjoyment in pain.

2. The obscene contract that belongs to Catholic church as an institution (not such to Christianity): enjoyment “allowed” by the Big Other.

Commodity and obliged enjoyment in the post-modern society.

3. The true fear of desire is that “I no longer desire” (to be fulfilled). The ultimate melancholic experience is the experience of loss of desire itself.

Dialectics of Commodity.

4. Fantasies are the central stuff our ideologies are made of. In a scene of fantasy that we construct, I don't get what i desire but I become desired by others.

5. It is palpably clear that how this violence that Breivik not only theorized about but also enacted is a reaction to the impenetrability and confusion of global capital.

This violence reflects a response to the impermeability and chaos of global capital.

Video comment: "Breaking with ideology is a painful process that requires in-depth self-examination and judgment, and is a kind of spiritual violence against the self."

6. Nazism introduced a imagined common enemy (Jews).

In reality, multiplicity of fears confuse you, and you replace this multiplicity of fears with one clear pseudo-figure — Jaws , Jews, Single mothers that need constant and large governmental financial support (as in John Major's ideological campaign, embodied in his conservative narrative )

7. Liberate the elements associated with Nazism (to enjoy them) in order to undermine Nazism from within.

8. The ultimate form of consumerism: to counteract the guilt of the consumers by “telling them we contribute our earnings to environment, poverty, social issues, etc.”

9. Instability and crisis is what pushes capitalism forward (permanent extended self-production). Waste.

10. A comparison between:

- 1968, the communist dream of Czechoslovakia (Prague's Spring) vs . Soviet Union.

- Romance between Rose and Jack vs. The Iceberg that destroyed Titanic

The latter saved the former, not destroyed it.

11. The truth behind Titanic and similar stories: “Rich people tried to revitalize themselves by ruthlessly appropriating the vitality of the poor people”

12. The politician tells the public “the noble fable” (Plato) even though he knows the truth.

13. Part 13, think of the unrestricted expansion of authoritarianism under wartime discourse during the epidemic. "the divine will in an atheist government".

14. Bureaucracy and Enjoyment. It is the performance of its very purposelessness that generates an intense enjoyment ready to reproduce itself forever.

15. To realize freedom, is not changing your reality to fit to your dreams, but to change the way you dream.

16. Historical necessity is a paradox (or fallacy), and the future is determined by human will.

17. The true revolution should redeem the failed past revolutions. Ghosts that are roaming around from the previous revolutions will finally find freedom.

Conclusion: All the ice cannot destroy the true mind

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  • Slavoj Zizek: The German philosopher Walter Benjamin - said something very deep. He said that we experience history, - what does it mean for us to be historical beings, - not when we are engaged in things, when things move, - only when we see this, again, - rest waste of culture being half retaken by nature, - at that point we get an intuition of what history means.

  • Slavoj Zizek: We usually think that military discipline - is just a matter of mindlessly following orders. Obeying the rules. You don't think you do what is your duty. It's not as simple as that. If we do this, we just become machines.