Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Slavoj Zizek and the Madness of Eclecticism by Nickglais
Democracy and Class Struggle says we subjectively wanted to say something positive about Slavoj Zizek - the more we looked at his performance at the debate with Jordan Peterson we found no saving graces - Zizek is in transition from Marxism to the Madness of Electicism - we fear his next destination will be Syncretism the home of the right and Post War Fascism..
The Slovoj Zizek statement to the Zizek /Peterson debate made no attempt to be an ordered refutation of a text like Jordan Peterson on the Communist Manifesto - it was the monologue of an intellectual dilettante suffering from the madness of eclecticism - eclecticism for Zizek is a virtue not a sin - which shows how far Zizek has departed from Marxism.
The first question which we asked was why did Zizek not refute the Communist Manifesto Story of Jordan Peterson - it was an invitation to an open goal but Zizek although capable of demolishing Peterson's Story Telling did not.
The question of why he did not - exposed his yet deeper links to Peterson - or where Peterson and Zizek are joined at the hip Psycho Analysis.
See our comparison of Marxism and Psycho Analysis here :
Zizek loves the subjectivity of happiness as much as Peterson loves the subjectivity of Good and Evil.
Slavoj Zizek sort of identified happiness with contemporary Confucian capitalist China - where nihilism reigns - Maoism was a period of real happiness of the collective but you will not hear that from Zizek who propagates the Communist Horror Stories usually as anecdotes just as they are collapsing as objective evidence shatters the long held myths in the West about Maoist China.
To say nothing about how Stalin has emerged the most popular in Russia that he has been since 1956 - not because Russians are psychotic and are mentally ill but because historical reality has broken through with new historical research and the Western nonsense about the Soviet Union is seen for what it is ideologically inspired propaganda sickness and projection of West's fears onto Communism which is personified in the living person of Jordan Peterson who sounds like a Senator Joseph McCarthy on a anti Communist Rant of Good and Evil which his audience loves.
Eclecticism is the practice of selecting and compiling doctrines from different contradictory systems of thought.
It is distinct from syncretism, the attempt to reconcile or combine contradictory systems, in that it does not attempt to resolve the contradictions between them.
We end unfortunately agreeing with Noam Chomsky saying Žižek is guilty of "using fancy terms like polysyllables and pretending you have a theory when you have no theory whatsoever," and also said that Žižek’s theories never go "beyond the level of something you can explain in five minutes to a twelve-year-old
Posted by nickglais on 4/24/2019 05:45:00 AM