Slavoj Zizek on riots, in the style of Nancy Sinatra
13/09/2011 | Posted in: Comment
Lots of fair statements, some good points (e.g. “the fact that the rioters have no programme is itself …to be interpreted”) and comparison with events in Egypt, Greece & Spain.
And then you go and spoil it all by saying something stupid like “one needs a strong body able to reach quick decisions and to implement them with all necessary harshness”.(*)
The working class is not making the decisions I want to see, therefore substitute the working class for a centralised control structure? No thanks. For a philosopher, that’s a pretty far leap of logic that isn’t backed up by the rest of the essay.
(*) — Those boots are made for marching.