Cognitive Dissonance

"Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!" - Allen Ginsberg

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They tell you are we are dreamers. The true dreamers are those who think things can go on indefinitely the way they are. We are not dreamers. We are awakening from a dream which is tuning into a nightmare. We are not destroying anything. We are only witnessing how the system is destroying itself…

Carnivals come cheap. What matters is the day after, when we will have to return to normal life. Will there be any changes then? I don’t want you to remember these days you know, like ‘oh, we were young, it was beautiful.’ Remember that our basic message is ‘We are allowed to think about alternatives’…

Philosopher and critical theorist Slavoj Žižek addressing the Occupy Wall Street protesters this Sunday at Liberty Plaza in New York City.

"We are allowed to think about alternatives…" Consider this every single time a demonstration is arrested or pepper-sprayed. Thinking about alternatives, asking for alternatives, considering alternatives, etc… all this seems to be very intimidating to those in power.

Žižek speaks the truth when he proclaims that we are watching the system destroy itself. We are. Late capitalism is a snake eating its own tail. 

(Source: alternet.org)

Filed under Slavoj Žižek Liberty Plaza Occupy Wall Street We are everywhere Occupy Together Occupy America politics economy protest inequality Late Capitalism inequality

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