Philosopher Slavoj Zizek Speaks to Occupy Wall Street

The latest in a long parade of intellectuals, celebrities, pop stars and all types of creative people to visit the occupation down at Liberty Plaza was Slovenian philosopher and public intellectual Slavoj Zizek.  

Zizek addressed the crowd through the "People's Mic," standing above the crowd and limiting his words to short phrases that were easily repeated by the crowd. "The problem is the system," he told the protesters. 

"Carnivals come cheap. What matters is the day after, when we will have to return to normal life. Will there be any changes then? I don't want you to remember these days you know, like 'oh, we were young, it was beautiful.' Remember that our basic message is 'We are allowed to think about alternatives.'" 

AlterNet / By Sarah Jaffe

Posted at October 9, 2011, 4:33pm

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