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You must be compelled to be free, if you easily believe in your involuntary happiness, and so on. You will never be free. Freedom is painful.

The basic point of psychoanalysis is to distinguish between pleasure and pure pleasure, pleasure is distorted pleasure, even enjoyment of pain.

Pretend to give up so you can have it all.

Desire is never the desire for something, it is always the desire for the desire itself, a desire to continue the desire, perhaps the ultimate fear of desire is to be so completely filled and satisfied that I am not in desire. The ultimate form of depression, the loss of desire itself.

The basic dialectical logic of commodities. is given excess value. (Diamonds are given the value of love.)

The way ideological cynics work, they are never as cynical and cruel as they appear to be, they are always dreaming of tiny secrets.

Humans are not just a product of objective circumstances, we always leave a little bit of freedom to decide how we should objectively respond to these objective circumstances that limit ourselves at the same time. How we rebel against them by building our own universe.

Fantasy is an important material that makes up our ideology.

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  • Slavoj Zizek: The truly disturbing thing about The Dark Knight - is that it elevates lie into a general social principal, - into the principal of organisation - of our social political life. As if our societies can remain stable, - can function, only if based on a lie. As if telling the truth, and this telling the truth - embodies in Joker means distraction. Disintegration of the social order.

  • Slavoj Zizek: This is an old conservative wisdom - asserted long ago by philosophers from Plato - especially, and then Immanuel Kant, Edmond Burke and so on and so on. This idea that the truth is too strong. That a politician should be a cynicist who, - although he knows what is true, tells to ordinary people what Plato called 'a noble fable' - a lie.