„The marriage between democracy and capitalism is over!“

Dies ist die Botschaft, mit der der  slowenische Philosoph und bekennende ‚altmodische Marxist‘ Slavoj Zizek die  Occupy WallStreet – Bewegung stärkt. Die Demokraten sind hier unten, sagt er den Jungen und den Alten auf dem öffentlichen Platz, und nicht da oben! Lasst Euch nichts anderes einreden, lasst euch nicht einschüchtern. Und Zizek kommt zu dem Schluss:

Communism failed absolutely. But the problems of the commons are here. They are telling you we are not Americans here. But the conservative fundamentalists who claim they are really American have to be reminded of something. What is Christianity? It’s the Holy Spirit. What’s the Holy Spirit? It’s an egalitarian community of believers who are linked by love for each other. And who only have their own freedom and responsibility to do it. In this sense the Holy Spirit is here now. And down there on Wall Street there are pagans who are worshipping blasphemous idols. So all we need is patience. The only thing I’m afraid of is that we will someday just go home and then we will meet once a year, drinking beer, and nostalgically remembering what a nice time we had here. Promise ourselves that this will not be the case. We know that people often desire something but do not really want it. Don’t be afraid to really want what you desire.

 

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