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Slavoj Zizek vs Jordan Peterson debate - Toronto 2019

4 comments, 264 views, posted 5:19 pm 23/04/2019 in Politics by tricpe
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Slavoj Zizek vs Jordan Peterson - Happiness: Capitalism vs. Marxism live debate on Friday, April 19th, 2019 at 7:30pm at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto

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griffin (10), HariSeldon (5)

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5:33 pm 23/04/2019

Flee

Peterson has quite the ego since becoming popular

It's amazing that saying no to the right thing can make you millions

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9:33 pm 23/04/2019

tricpe

Edited the thread - changed the video for a better audio and a longer one.

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11:31 pm 23/04/2019

Flee

Where's the shorter version? Like 5 min?

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4:07 am 24/04/2019

griffin

"That is the problem of ideology, how to make good, decent people do horrible things." - 45:00 or so.
No fascist or communist has ever, ever, complained of not having enough torturers or executioners. This is the least problem any totalitarian state ever has. Good decent people will pose for pictures at lynchings, go to their jobs in Dachau, and engage in a little ethnic cleansing on the way home. The problem is how to make 'good, decent people' stop doing those evil things, not the other way around.

Slavoj Zizek is obviously a smart cookie, and he is making some valid points, that show clear and original thinking. However, he is not addressing the question at hand.

I am an empiricist. People do not flee capitalist societies for Marxist ones. The traffic is all the other way.

"I don't believe in human goodness." 1:38 or so. He seems to contradict himself here.

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