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Psychoanalysis distinguishes between enjoyment and simple pleasure.

In today's society, patients who go to psychological counseling are not because they have obtained too much pleasure and violated their moral and responsibility concepts. But because of not being able to enjoy.

classical ideology: people don't know what they are doing, but they still do it;

cynical ideology: people know what they are doing, but they still do it

violence and fantasy: From the movie Taxi Driver to the US attack on Iraq - the taxi driver wants to save the prostitute, but the prostitute doesn't want to be saved. The desire to save comes from fantasy, not the fantasy of getting what we need, but the fantasy of being needed by others. The United States attacked Iraq out of the illusion of salvation. Fantasy arises from the gap between reality and perception, and when the gap is too large, the final result is violence—a brutal intervention in reality.

Consumerism: Buying a cup of coffee at Starbucks makes a little contribution to environmental protection/poverty, etc. This is the highest form of consumerism, which contains self-destruction in itself. The highest goal of capitalism is its own expansion, for which anything can be sacrificed, including people. Therefore, the crisis is endogenous to the capitalist system.

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  • 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.

  • Slavoj Zizek: One of the great platitudes - which are popular today - when we are confronted with acts of violence - is to refer to Theodore Dostoievsky's - famous statement from 'The Brothers Karamazov': "If there is no God then everything is permitted. "