Thanks for sharing. I wanted to share tornness which I believe has philosophical significance, and would love to hear you’re thoughts. I agree it is creative and definitely amusing, and this is where part of me is pulled. Though, precisely because I was pulled in the same way I am pulled to snacks and candy, I gave myself pause and checked in about it.
At the same time, I am curious about applying this to Zizek’s insight that a way we participate in capitalist ideology today is through ironic distancing. Here providing comfort and joy about the college education system (and its coordinates in that capitalist network) rather than overturning it through alternative practices or collective subversion.
I’m curious if anyone else had a similar tornness about this? And Levi I’d like to hear more about your response and what led you to share it if you’d be willing to share.
The guest this week is the Marxist and academic expert on post-Marxism Geoffrey Boucher. Professor Boucher wrote an essay criticizing Zizek’s rejection of direct democracy for the Journal of Zizek Studies, and he was very kind to come to Diet Soap and discuss it.