g.maclennan at SPAMqut.edu.au
Fri Mar 16 20:40:37 MST 2001
What is absent the historical agent. That is the lack. In the mean time
Zizek and Co play and dream of jouissance - the Barthesian pun on joy and
orgasm. The likes of Zizek are everywhere in the Academy. I believe they
form the periphery or buffer zone around the neo-realists who are eager to
cooperate with capital. In brief their function is to prevent a
re-emergence of Marxist thought by preventing us from coming to grips with
the pragmatists and neo-realists.
As we approach this great economic crisis it is all becoming blindingly
simple. Either one is for sharing out the surplus equally and ensuring a
future for the human species or one is for clowning around while Capital
accumulates in an increasingly primitive fashion.
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