Your thoughts on Slavo Žižek

I saw his debate with Jordan Peterson some years back. The problem with communism is that it leads to autocratic leadership which is fundamentally flawed. I think a better system could be the Chinese socialism system. Where they have socialism with Chinese characteristics (capitalism) . Screaming “eat the rich” is not gonna help anyone in the long run.
 

HiraanBorn

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His comments on revolution were interesting because it reminded me of when I read about the French Revolution. The revolution was initially successful in that it toppled the monarchy at the time and got the King & Queen executed but after it, the period known as "The Terror" began in which supposed enemies of the revolution were executed at an alarming rate.

During all this the revolutionary wars were raging and there began the rise of Napoleon. Ironically the same revolution that abolished the monarchy for good ended up with an Emperor that ruled more or less with the authority of a King.
 
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His comments on revolution were interesting because it reminded me of when I read about the French Revolution. The revolution was initially successful in that it toppled the monarchy at the time and got the King & Queen executed but after it, the period known as "The Terror" began in which supposed enemies of the revolution were executed at an alarming rate.

During all this the revolutionary wars were raging and there began the rise of Napoleon. Ironically the same revolution that abolished the monarchy for good ended up with an Emperor that ruled more or less with the authority of a King.
Same as the Roman republic. Brutus and his fellow conspirators thought by killing Julius Caesar they were saving the republic. What fellowed was the complete opposite. It ended the Roman republic and Octavian became the first emperor of Rome.
 
I saw his debate with Jordan Peterson some years back. The problem with communism is that it leads to autocratic leadership which is fundamentally flawed. I think a better system could be the Chinese socialism system. Where they have socialism with Chinese characteristics (capitalism) . Screaming “eat the rich” is not gonna help anyone in the long run.

China is very autocratic, however, their version of State Capitalism is sensible enough to permit the existence of a market.

Markets precede Capitalism, so they're not necessarily exclusive to that economic system.
 

Periplus

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I haven’t read about him but I’ve done quite a bit of reading into communism.

I personally think it’s bullshit as a political ideology.

It requires mankind and every individual to be inherently good. It also is extremely susceptible to moral corruption. That’s why ostensibly communist nations are some of the most autocratic places on earth.

Animal farm puts it perfectly when the barn eventually reads “all animals are equal but some are more equal than others”.

No matter how well intentioned you are, the power afforded to you by communism always corrupts people or allows for corrupt people to take over.
 
I haven’t read about him but I’ve done quite a bit of reading into communism.

I personally think it’s bullshit as a political ideology.

It requires mankind and every individual to be inherently good. It also is extremely susceptible to moral corruption. That’s why ostensibly communist nations are some of the most autocratic places on earth.

Animal farm puts it perfectly when the barn eventually reads “all animals are equal but some are more equal than others”.

No matter how well intentioned you are, the power afforded to you by communism always corrupts people or allows for corrupt people to take over.
Problem of communism is it requires a very large bureaucracy to replace the normal functions of the market of setting prices and coordinating production. And large bureaucracy always lead to corruption.

And how exactly does communism work in a knowledge economy? How can you order people to innovate?
 
I seen an interview where he discusses desire and the psychoanalytic gems that he drops in that interview legit changed me. I am not even kidding, it really altered my perspective regarding my own life.

Very wise man.
 
I haven’t read about him but I’ve done quite a bit of reading into communism.

I personally think it’s bullshit as a political ideology.

It requires mankind and every individual to be inherently good. It also is extremely susceptible to moral corruption. That’s why ostensibly communist nations are some of the most autocratic places on earth.

Animal farm puts it perfectly when the barn eventually reads “all animals are equal but some are more equal than others”.

No matter how well intentioned you are, the power afforded to you by communism always corrupts people or allows for corrupt people to take over.

I'm a Socialist and even I don't think that a classless and moneyless society is possible to construct; attempts to materialise it will invariably lead to totalitarianism.

I think I've already outlined the sort of economic system I advocate for; it's 2 degrees to the left of Nordic Social Democracies; markets are essential, however, enterprises should all be cooperatives and capital creation should be in public hands.

The sort of economists I look up to include:

Steve Keen
Michael Hudson
Richard Werner
Hyman Minsky
Gar Alperovitz
Yanis Varoufakis

Look into the concept of the 'Pluralistic Commomwealth' by Gar Alperovitz; it's an alternative to State Socialism and corporate Capitalism.
 
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