[...] on the Lacanian Real and television, and the Heidegger political tracts. (Via [Larval Subjects(larvalsubjects.wordpress.com/2008/07/07/the-symptom/).) TagsHeidegger, Jacques-Alain Miller, Lacan, psychoanalysis, The Symptom, Zizek [...]
Well in dr. Zizek’s article he already performs an illegitimate operation at the start (deciding to use the terms of media theory on clinical practice), but the center of the article has a sinthomatically long discussion of the Totalitarian Leader. This, dr Sinthome, is dr. Zizek’s daddy – Josip Broz Tito.
And let’s just for a minute analyse the text not for what is being said (which may or may not be clever depending on whether you subscribe to psychoanalysis), but for say its ”affective tone”, what emotions and sensations are being conveyed. And you are thrown into this whirlpool, an obsessive circular movement like ”Vertigo”, which primarily fascinates, like a snake charmer. But then go back and look at all the individual thoughts, what is he SAYING? Nothing of much interest, really. It’s some kind of a dialectic loop again, making no intellectual progress from the premise. There’s just no escaping from the Gap and the Lack and the Vortex or something. He’s a good stuntman that’s for sure, and I would hire him to direct advertising anytime, but a philosopher? And a psychologist? Compare this to the texts of my hero and cyberpunk icon Shaviro, which leave you with the feeling that things have been CLARIFIED. And that you’ve been stimulated to think and exchange thoughts.