As a Marxist, if somebody tells me that Lacan is difficult, this is class propaganda by the enemy.
Slavoj Zizek (via apofis)
my first semester of college, I had a teacher who told me I had to preface all of the sentences in my paper with, “As a Marxist, I feel that…” because otherwise I was just being unapologetically subjective and that was gross as hell and I was being a bad writer. well fuck her and don’t bother putting that in slavoj it’s bowing to the enemy
this quote is from zizek’s famous nitebeat interview - in this case, i think he actually really wanted to admit it, out there on national american television, that the guy people had been listening to all along was actually a *gasp* red!! (its the very last comment he slips in at the end as they run out of time). in this case i think it’s in fact awesome that he says, pretty nonchalantly like its commonplace (which is certainly isn’t in the usa), “as a marxist” — how often do american people here that on prime time tv???
its actually a pretty hilarious interview: