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Cardiognosis

Du jambon cru?

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Žižek, S. (2015). Cardiognosis. In Žižek, S. Trouble in Paradise: From the End of History to the End of Capitalism. Penguin Books, pp. 51-89

59

[...] when we are deprived of universal healthcare, we are told that we are given a new freedom of choice (to choose our healthcare provider); when we can no longer rely on long-term employment and are compelled to search for a new precarious job every couple of years or maybe even every couple of weeks, we are told that we are given the opportunity to re-invent ourselves and discover our unexpected creative potential; when we have to pay for the education of our children, we are told that we become 'entrepreneurs-of-the-self', acting like a capitalist who has to choose freely how he will invest the resources he possesses (or has borrowed)--in education, health, travel. Constantly bombarded by such imposed 'free choices', forced to make decisions for which we are not even properly qualified (or do not possess enough information about), we increasingly experience our freedom as a burden that causes unbearable anxiety. Unable to break out of this vicious cycle alone, as isolated individuals, since the more we act freely, the more we get enslaved by the system, we need to be awakened from this dogmatic slumber of fake freedom by the push of a Master figure.

damn

—p.59 by Slavoj Žižek 2 years, 3 months ago

[...] when we are deprived of universal healthcare, we are told that we are given a new freedom of choice (to choose our healthcare provider); when we can no longer rely on long-term employment and are compelled to search for a new precarious job every couple of years or maybe even every couple of weeks, we are told that we are given the opportunity to re-invent ourselves and discover our unexpected creative potential; when we have to pay for the education of our children, we are told that we become 'entrepreneurs-of-the-self', acting like a capitalist who has to choose freely how he will invest the resources he possesses (or has borrowed)--in education, health, travel. Constantly bombarded by such imposed 'free choices', forced to make decisions for which we are not even properly qualified (or do not possess enough information about), we increasingly experience our freedom as a burden that causes unbearable anxiety. Unable to break out of this vicious cycle alone, as isolated individuals, since the more we act freely, the more we get enslaved by the system, we need to be awakened from this dogmatic slumber of fake freedom by the push of a Master figure.

damn

—p.59 by Slavoj Žižek 2 years, 3 months ago

aka Motion Picture Production Code; the set of industry moral guidelines that was applied to most US films from 1930 to 1968 (think profanity, drugs, sedition, miscegenation, etc)

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the first full-length zombie film made before the Hays Code, which prohibited direct references to brutal capitalist and the workers' struggle

—p.64 by Slavoj Žižek
confirm
2 years, 3 months ago

the first full-length zombie film made before the Hays Code, which prohibited direct references to brutal capitalist and the workers' struggle

—p.64 by Slavoj Žižek
confirm
2 years, 3 months ago

insulting, abusive, or highly critical language

68

while I get small pleasure from invectives against my wife, the enjoyment that sustains me is generated by the indefinite postponement of really leaving my wife for my mistress.

—p.68 by Slavoj Žižek
notable
2 years, 3 months ago

while I get small pleasure from invectives against my wife, the enjoyment that sustains me is generated by the indefinite postponement of really leaving my wife for my mistress.

—p.68 by Slavoj Žižek
notable
2 years, 3 months ago

(noun, Greek mythology) protective mantle of Zeus given to Athena

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she can finally engage in sex under the aegis of the big Other of paternal authority

some movie

—p.83 by Slavoj Žižek
notable
2 years, 3 months ago

she can finally engage in sex under the aegis of the big Other of paternal authority

some movie

—p.83 by Slavoj Žižek
notable
2 years, 3 months ago
87

A series of situations that characterize today's society perfectly exemplify this type of superego-individualization: ecology, political correctness and poverty [...] The ideological stakes of such individualization are easily discernible: I get lost in my own self-examination instead of raising much more pertinent global questions about our entire industrial civilization.

the idea that we should ensure that our personal actions are clean & innocent at the expense of attempting to counter systemic forces. good point

—p.87 by Slavoj Žižek 2 years, 3 months ago

A series of situations that characterize today's society perfectly exemplify this type of superego-individualization: ecology, political correctness and poverty [...] The ideological stakes of such individualization are easily discernible: I get lost in my own self-examination instead of raising much more pertinent global questions about our entire industrial civilization.

the idea that we should ensure that our personal actions are clean & innocent at the expense of attempting to counter systemic forces. good point

—p.87 by Slavoj Žižek 2 years, 3 months ago