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THIS IS NOT A CRITICISM OF CAPITALISM


FIRST, YOU HAVE AN A PRIORI ETHCAL OBLIGATION TO REJECT THE PLAN IF IT
ISINCONSISTENT WITH A REVOLUTIONARY ETHIC. THE PLAN VIOLATES THIS BECAUSE IT
STICKS TO THE FORM OF THE BOURGEOIS STATE APPARATUS VIA PEACEKEEPING, FAILING TO
ENGAGE IN AN EXISTENTIALIST LEAP OF FAITH IN THE POSSIBILITY OF IMMEDIATELY
SMASHING THIS VERY FORM ITSELF

ZIZEK IN 04 [Slavoj, Senior Researcer @ Institute for Social Studies in Ljublana, Revolution At The Gates:
Zizek on Lenin—The 1917 Writings, p. 4-11]
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SECOND, CAPITALISM DEVALUES ALL LIFE TO THE ZERO POINT OF THE HOLOCAUST BY
PUTTING IT INTO A CALCULATIVE FRAMEWORK – MEANS YOU SIGN THE BALLOT NEGATIVE.

DILLON IN 99 [Micheal, Prof of Politics @ U of Lancaster, “Another Justice,” Political Theory, v27, N2,
April, P. 164-166]
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THIRD, THE AFFIRMATIVE ADVANTAGES, [RACISM. SEXISM. HOMOPHOBIA. MILITARISM.
NATIONALISM. DEVELOPMENT. ECOLOGY]

OPERATE AGAINST THE SAME UNQUESTIONED BACKDROP OF GLOBAL CAPITALISM. THE


AFFIRMATIVE ONLY ADDRESSES THE SYMPTOMS OF AN INCREASINGLY AGGRESSIVE
CAPITALISM THAT SACRIFICES MILIONS ON A WHIM. INSTEAD OF ENGAGING IN THIS
COMPARTMENTALIZED DAMAGE CONTROL, WE MUST BE REALISTIC AND DEMAND WHAT IS
IMPOSSIBLE IN POSTMODERN POLITICAL STRUGGLES, NAMELY, ATTACK THE VERY HORIZON
ON WHICH THESE STRUGGLES APPEAR, CAPITALISM ITSELF.

ZIZEK IN 2000 [Slavoj, Qualification: Prounounced “Sluh-voy”, Contingency, Hegemony, Universality, p.


319-323]
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FINALLY, IN THE FACE OF A POLITICS WHICH DE-PRIVELEGES, AND THUS ULTIMATEL RE-
NATURALIZES CAITALISM, INSTEAD OF A POLITICS OF INDIVIDUAL FIXES THE ALTERNATIVE
WE WILL ADVOCATE IS ONE OF A UNIVERSAL STRUGGLE AGAINST CAPITALISM. POLITICS AS
USUAL JUST RE-ARRANGES THE GLOBAL SUPER-MARKET, MAKING IT APPEAR MORE HUMANE
AND ORGANIC WHILE ALL THE WHILE MASKING THE FACT THAT IT IS STILL BASED ON THE
SAME EXPLOITATION OF PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT. A UNIVERSAL STRUGGLE AGAINST
CAPITALISM HAS THE ABILITY TO ACTUALLY CHANGE THE UNDERYLN LOGIC OF POWER AND
THE VERY HORIZON OF POLITICAL ACTION. THIS IS NOT A CALL FOR UTOPIAN POLITICS, BUT
A REORIENTATION OF OUR CURRENT POLITICAL STRUGGLES SO THAT THEY CAN
RESTRUCTURE THE SOCIAL HORIZON AND ACTUATE TRUE POLITICAL CHANGE

ZIZEK IN 2000 [Slavoj, Qualification: Prounounced “Sluh-voy”, Contingency, Hegemony, Universality, p. 95-
101]
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