Slavoj Žižek on the Pussy Riot trial

Thank you to a friend who posted this on FB. Žižek on the trial and imprisonment of Pussy Riot. This is but the latest example of Putin’s Intransigence.

Was the act of Pussy Riot cynical? There are two kinds of cynicism: the bitter cynicism of the oppressed which unmasks the hypocrisy of those in power, and the cynicism of the oppressors themselves who openly violate their own proclaimed principles. The cynicism of Pussy Riot is of the first kind, while the cynicism of those in power — why not call their authoritarian brutality a Prick Riot — is of the much more ominous second kind.

No one will of course raise this with the Russian Oligarch Supreme at the level of state leadership. Dirty laundry remains the perogative of all state leaders. Obama, should he raise the point will have his own transgressions in Guantanamo raised. Britain – Assange. France – well possibly the entire orgiastic misbehaviour of its political leadership. Same for Italy.

No this is for Russians. They need to rip this fucker to shreds. Putin may you receive the same treatment you dole out to your opponents a hundred fold. 

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