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Die Furie der Zerstörung: Slavoj Žižek’s Reinvention of Revolutionary Terror

In this video we analyze Slavoj Žižek's proposition to reinvent the "divine violence" of "classical" revolutionary, laid out in his essay on Robespierre. We point out Slavoj's rhetorical tricks by which he obfuscates his, rather blatant, appropriation of the thesis that Revolution (a.k.a. "Event") without terror is "decaffeinated", i.e. not really revolutionary at all. Also, we lay out Žižek's proposal of "revolutionary subject" as an essentially "inhuman human" - a virtual being brought into existence by depersonalization - the proverbial "individuum" which, for some reason, pops up every now and then into our focus when we analyze ideas of postmodern totalitarians. We conclude by demonstrating how Žižek's clown like demeanour and rhetorical tricks hide quite, if only potentially, dangerous man.

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Holohoaxes and “New Beginnings”

Alternative media is a growing network of "truthers", "geopolitical analysts", "true journalists", "anti-NATO activists", etc. What makes it alternative is that it is deemed to be an opposite of mainstream. However, as we shall see, under the hood the dividing line between alternative and mainstream fades to nothing. Could it be that the bulk of alt media is just one step further into oblivion?