For They Know Not What They Do: Enjoyment as a Political Factor by Slavoj ŽižekWith the disintegration of state socialism, we are witnessing this eruption of enjoymnet in the re-emergence of aggressive nationalism and racism. With the lid of repression lifted, the desires that have emerged are from from democratic. To explain this apparent paradox, says Slavoj Žižek, socialist critical thought must turn to psychoanalysis.
For They Know Not What They Do seeks to understand the status of enjoyment within ideological discourse, from Hegel through Lacan to these political and ideological deadlocks. The author’s own enjoyment of “popular culture” makes this an engaging and lucid exposition, in which Hegel joins hands with Rossellini, Marx with Hitchcock, Lacan with Frankenstein, high theory with Hollywood melodrama.
Yesterday in sacrament meeting at church, the topic our assigned speakers spoke on was love. More specifically they spoke on loving God and loving our neighbors, which are the greatest of all the commandments! The last single adult to speak began his talk with the powerful New Testament scripture,. As I heard these words, my mind immediately conjured up the scene where those words were spoken. I saw the Savior of the world hanging in agony upon a Roman cross.
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F amously, the last words of Jesus from the cross number seven. Quite rightly this perfect number of seven utterances is the stuff of celebrated music and drama. - Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.
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What happened next? When Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do" Luke , whom was He asking the Father to forgive? It could have been one or both of the robbers who were on the crosses next to His and "reviled Him" Matthew , see Criminals on the Cross , although their crimes paled in comparison to what the others just had done to Him. Why would Jesus say this all of a sudden? There could have been more going on in the spiritual realm than we realize, and Jesus could have been responding to prosecution; now that He hung from the cross - since all that the Jews and the Romans had to do for their part were done - perhaps some among the "more than twelve legions of angels" Matthew , see Malchus may have started begging the Father to let them go and shred those who had trampled their Lord. He watched His Son get mangled into a bloody pulp.