Slavoj Žižek: Why There Are No Viable Political Alternatives to Unbridled Capitalism




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  1. Capitalism is a great engine of producing wealth and power the downside is once you have enough to win you can win through force instead of competition. I like ubi because it's like putting a bridal on a mustang yeah you will always be ahead but you also going to take us all with you. UBI is not a ideal option but it is certainly the best of all the options available now.

  2. I wish this level of complexity of ideas and discussion was more mainstream.

    Especially compared to the drivel we see politics reduced to on TV.

  3. Angela Merkel ruined Germany (and Europe) by inviting millions of migrants in. Her actions will never be forgotten, and never retrospectively admired. Many young girls have been raped and/or murdered by the migrants.

  4. Our failed revolutions give way to the far right. Guys lets keep trying to start a revolution over our leftwing non problems! It'll work this time im sure.

  5. So this whole notion about separating Coke cans and all is really quite brilliant. So a scientist from the Natural Resources Defence Council just wrote an article about how people from the climate movement don't really care whether or not folks on the ground like you and me recycle – our job isn't to separate out our plastic and paper but it's rather to hold governments and corporations accountable for what is ACTUALLY making a difference. We should feel guilty if we don't do that, not if we don't recycle. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.vox.com/platform/amp/the-highlight/2019/5/28/18629833/climate-change-2019-green-new-deal

  6. Here is the issue. It is not a bad idea to think of various alternatives.

    However pragmatic progressive politics necessarily should build on the structures of the present.

    What we have in the USA are corporate Democrats mainly interested in maintaining the status quo no mater how dysfunctional while offering identity politics most of which is irrelevant, redundant, or not enforceable and in certain cases unconstitutional and obstructing real human rights.

    You also have a left that do want economic reforms equivalent to that of Western Europe namely through wealth taxation.

    Here is a possible alternative. What if the left completely accepted corporatism and made a different argument: "We the tax payer subsidizes the corporations in various forms including 0 interest loans, monetary subsidies, a use of the commons and shared resources and various uses of infrastructure. We will allow you this but we the people demand the ownership of stocks and dividends to be paid out to the public either in the form of cash, an expansion of the commons, or safety net institutions which were formally welfare.

    Yang's UBI comes close to this by making the funds come from value added tax rather than wealth tax.

    But there is no reason what so ever that other public funding can't come from stock assets and dividends.

    The issue is taxpayers do subsidized corporations and being that we do, we should demand a return on our investment in some way.

  7. Eu Vou (part. Djonga)

    Hot e Oreia

    [Oreia]
    Woah, com família não se mexe
    Minha mexe tanto que fede
    Repudiam dread, preto, arte, gay e trans, beck
    Bolsa, pobre, camelô, índio, nóis é flex
    Não gostam de pessoas, só de branco nerd
    Vamo pro começo, falar em comércio
    Oreia, pare com isso, abra um consórcio
    Vamos, coma isso
    Venha, faça aquilo
    O Demo é um mito e eu sou o seu sócio
    Ó tio, cê tá me dando medo
    Disseminando o ódio, coitado do primo preto
    Fake news e zap zap, vicia que nem baque
    Cê tá possuído, pior que cra-cra-cra-crack
    Meus parente são PT, perda total
    Agora tão dançando agarradin com Satanás
    Meus parente são o que?
    Mano, na moral, pare, pare que eu tô passando mal, falei demais

    Eu vou trocar é de país
    Tentar ser mais feliz, militar eu nunca quis
    Eu vou trocar é de parente
    Um que não seje doente, que pense mais na gente
    Eu vou explodir viatura
    Os banco, a prefeitura, é loucura mas eu vou
    Eu vou, eu vou, eu vou

    Deus acima de tudo, Deus acima de todos
    Deus acima de tudo, Deus acima de todos
    Acima de todos mesmo, pisando na cabeça
    Esmagando, vai, vai (aah)

    [Hot]
    Deus pra mim é Djonga, não me leve a mal
    Militar boçal, devia soltar o anel
    Vai ser até mais fácil de entrar no céu
    Meu precioso, Jesus era anarquista
    Num era racista, jogado na pista
    Bebia vinho e chupava Madalena
    Respeitava as mina e fudia o sistema
    Cê tá enganado falando de família
    Tá parecendo o Dória, rodeado de puta
    Broxa, todo de pedra
    Vou te levar no mosh pra assistir a sua queda
    Essa aqui eu fiz incorporado no ancestral
    O índio e o negro, espírito imortal
    Suba no seu palanque, carregue seu tanque
    Tamo fazendo um feitiço pra adiantar seu funeral

    [Oreia]
    Eu vou trocar é de país
    Tentar ser mais feliz, militar eu nunca quis
    Eu vou trocar é de parente
    Um que não seje doente, que pense mais na gente
    Eu vou explodir viatura
    Os banco, a prefeitura, é loucura mas eu vou
    Eu vou, eu vou, eu vou

    [Djonga]
    2019, Original GE
    Hot, Oreia, Djonga
    (Ouçam o recado)
    Só fico pensando qual que é a graça?
    (Qual? Qual? Qual?)

    Essa é a história de dois caipira foda
    Dois cara parça que te fez vestir a carapuça
    Cara, pulsa no sangue deles hip-hop
    Cês tão nessa por ibope, por isso acham engraçado
    Bora andar, ei
    Nasceram de uma planta hidropônica
    Da floresta Amazônica, índio sem cobrar
    Quem planta a rima irônica, colhe visão biônica
    Índigos merecem seu lugar, hm
    Rap e crime é uma brincadeira
    Onde só as garotas brincam de Barbie
    Talvez por isso não saibam tratar as minas
    Não abram porta pra Minas pois talento é só um detalhe
    Vendo esses cara fazendo há seis ano atrás
    O que playboy aprendeu ontem e fala que é avançado
    FBC, 15 ano de hip-hop
    Clara com 15 rimava, acho que cês tá atrasado
    Bora andar, ei
    Jesus se manifesta disfarçado
    Ignoram verdades e aplaudem mentiras
    Imagina o Djonga, Jesus de disfarçado
    O tempo tá uma bagunça, por isso só mostro a ira
    Sei que foi assim, uma noite qualquer
    Quando todos dormiam, os irmão roubou comida
    Umas galinha e quatro dente de alho
    Tira de quem tem dente de ouro
    E dá pra quem precisa, segue a cena
    O povo alimentado saiu da caverna
    Enxergou a luz e atacaram os poderosos
    Que já tavam preparados, porcos nojentos
    Deixaram geral vivo e mataram os dois de exemplo
    Mas morrer por tá certo? Meu Deus, cadê você?
    Eu vou ser personagem de história sem fim feliz?
    O meu maior pecado é num entender qual que é a do mundo
    Coisas do tipo: Por que mulher de short é meretriz?
    Voz de Deus: Meus filhos, paciência
    Não ligam mais pra mim, se renderam pra ciência
    Quando chegarem ao céu vão me pedir clemência
    Senta do meu lado que o trono é só pros real vivência
    É, o som era sobre Bolsonaro
    Alguns amam, outros detestam, tipo mastigar cebola
    Só que não falam de quem da boca sai merda
    E que de tanto falar merda, hoje a merda sai pela bolsa

  8. There is a viable alternative though all names are labels but China Russia are now using capitalism more successfully so there using the model more efficiently so my only problem with it is being allowed to improve it though democracy government needs to be more transparency ethically to moderate carbon footprint equality they have proved you don’t need unfettered greed to create in fact I see it a hinderance. We need leaders to come out of ethical models a new religion the left in west doesn’t exist it’s about gay rights and living wages just to get a few more crumbs off the capital giants mouth doesn’t work like that but what I say would actually save capitalism China will not thrive off capitalism once the west falls and the environment deteriorates then yes there may be a few city states that may survive. The test will go back to a short brutish life As long as no nuclear war happens that is.

  9. "They happened because the left didn't provide a proper answer". This is so true for Brazil under Bolsonaro…

  10. Lost me a bit at 13:00 ; while I agree with his assessment of Angela and politicians taking risks it looks like her plan was terrible and did not retroactively justify itself. Evidence would be the ridiculous number of conservative, anti-EU, populists movement wins over there since 2016. Though I give him credit: his example didn't age well but his message is still solid.

  11. The difficulty is that the left, in imposing it's unpopular will and hoping it will be popular in time are subjecting themselves to the failure of those policies. Angela Merkel was a great example, the imposition of millions of uneducated unemployable 3rd world immigrants into Germany hasn't worked and was never going to work but while she pays the price in fallen popularity the population pays the price with increased crime, rape and social disintegration. The left has never come up with a viable political model either through consent or imposition and as such a reinvention is extremely unlikely.

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