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The Palestinian Question

September 10, 2009

the couple Symptom / Fetish
Islamo-Fascism, Christo-Fascism, Zionism
mieux vaut un désastre qu’un désêtre

by Slavoj Žižek

There are two different modes of ideological mystification which should in no way be confused: the liberal-democratic one and the Fascist one. The first one concerns false universality: the subject advocates freedom/equality, not being aware of implicit qualifications which, in their very form, constrain its scope (privileging certain social strata: rich, male, belonging to a certain race or culture). The second one concerns the false identification of the antagonism and the enemy: class struggle is displaced onto the struggle against the Jews, so that the popular rage at being exploited is redirected from capitalist relations as such to the “Jewish plot.” more

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