Gerry Canavan

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At Last, Something We Can All Believe In

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Facebook group of the day: Get Slavoj Žižek to Host Saturday Night Live.

Written by gerrycanavan

May 20, 2010 at 12:32 pm

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  1. Hilarious

    Kate

    May 20, 2010 at 12:35 pm

  2. The monologue writes itself:

    [Steps out, looks at audience]

    It’s truly an honor to be here. [sotto voce] I love this. This is Capitalism! Oh boy! None of your, “Oh we’re for the people” bullshit. Just pure, unadalturated spectacle.

    You know, under Stalin, they had this sketch comedy, you call it right? But of course you cannot say anything about the leader, so you make fun of capitalists. But, and here’s the thing, you also could not say anything about Capitalism that might look like it’s directed against Stalin. This is true! You know, the whole Orwell, Animal Farm, “the animals are really the people” bullshit. So the comedians, they must be careful. Otherwise, pft.

    This is the secret of Stalinism. Forget all the bullshit you hear from your neoliberal idiots, Meeelton Friedman, and so on. No. The secret of Stalinism is that both insulting the leader, and insulting his enemies is equally dangerous. I tell you. This is a perverse Hegelianism, no?

    But perverse Hegelianism is the real thing! I know. You are now going to go off to your civics professor and say, “Slavoj Zizek said Hegel was a pervert.” Okay. There are worse things you could say.

    Anyway, we’ve got a great show. This is the bullshit you want me to say, right? We’ve got a great show, etcetera, Lady [with emphasis:] Gaga is here tonight. Now clap. This is what you are supposed to do, right?

    Alex

    May 20, 2010 at 12:57 pm

  3. Alex, you missed your calling.

    gerrycanavan

    May 20, 2010 at 1:04 pm

  4. Alex

    May 20, 2010 at 1:16 pm

  5. […] to 1,415, though I can’t say we should take credit for the spike.  In the meantime, we found an imagined monologue for a Zizek appearance in the comments section of Gerry Canavan’s blog.  And if we really are going to daydream […]


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