齐泽克In the Wake of Paris Attacks the Left Must Embrace Its Radical tern Roots
作者: Slavoj Zizek / 6319次阅读 时间: 2015年11月18日
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-U|$w"}!XI6s/~0在巴黎恐袭三日后,斯洛文尼亚哲学家齐泽克在左翼的《In These Times》网刊发表了长文《尾随着巴黎袭击,左派必须拥抱其西方激进根源了》,对巴黎事件进行了评论,并回应了一系列针对他此前文章《挪威不存在》的批评。心理学空间5HD R4[0PS

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In the first half of 2015, Europe was preoccupied by radical emancipatory movements (Syriza and Podemos), while in the second half the attention shifted to the “humanitarian” topic of the refugees. Class struggle was literally repressed and replaced by the liberal-cultural topic of tolerance and solidarity. With the Paris terror killings on Friday, November 13, even this topic (which still refers to large socio-economic issues) is now eclipsed by the simple opposition of all democratic forces caught in a merciless war with forces of terror.

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2]g-Kt5Xr.H!j0It is easy to imagine what will follow: paranoiac search for ISIS agents among the refugees. (Media already gleefully reported that two of the terrorists entered Europe through Greece as refugees.) The greatest victims of the Paris terror attacks will be refugees themselves, and the true winners, behind the platitudes in the style of je suis Paris, will be simply the partisans of total war on both sides. This is how we should really condemn the Paris killings: not just to engage in shows of anti-terrorist solidarity but to insist on the simple cui bono (for whose benefit?) question.

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5R#U5o[-taG|i0There should be no “deeper understanding” of the ISIS terrorists (in the sense of “their deplorable acts are nonetheless reactions to European brutal interventions”); they should be characterized as what they are: the Islamo-Fascist counterpart of the European anti-immigrant racists—the two are the two sides of the same coin. Let’s bring class struggle back—and the only way to do it is to insist on global solidarity of the exploited.心理学空间}#OH8U/D`\l

sIj/R8Q9y3}.^)VP0(在“尽管他们可悲的行为是对欧洲野蛮干预的反应”的话语中)本不应该有对ISIS恐怖分子“更深刻的理解”;他们应该被定性为:伊斯兰法西斯主义遭遇了欧洲反移民的种族主义——两者是同一枚硬币的两面。让我们召回阶级斗争,并且,唯一的途径就是坚持团结全球的被剥削者。心理学空间2l!Z0@ b Vu

~#pF'K*eS s9Bs"Z0The deadlock that global capitalism finds itself in is more and more palpable. How to break out of it? Fredric Jameson recently proposed global militarization of society as a mode of emancipation: Democratically motivated grassroots movements are seemingly doomed to failure, so perhaps it’s best to break global capitalism’s vicious cycle through “militarization,” which means suspending the power of self-regulating economies. Perhaps the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe provides an opportunity to test this option.心理学空间$qZvh[GU8Q

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i(L:O['i u0It is at least clear that what is needed to stop the chaos is large-scale coordination and organization, which includes but is not limited to: reception centers near to the crisis (Turkey, Lebanon, the Libyan coast), transportation of those granted entrance to European way stations, and their redistribution to potential settlements. The military is the only agent that can do such a big task in an organized way. To claim that such a role for the military smells of a state of emergency is redundant. When you have tens of thousands of people passing through densely populated areas without organization you have an emergency state—and it is in a state of emergency that parts of Europe are right now. Therefore, it is madness to think that such a process can be left to unwind freely. If nothing else, refugees need provisions and medical care.心理学空间|)A2}dK~J/O m

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Taking control of the refugee crisis will mean breaking leftist taboos.获得难民危机的控制权意味着打破左派禁忌。

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dq3N/v-@)z2^0For instance, the right to “free movement” should be limited, if for no other reason than the fact that it doesn’t exist among the refugees, whose freedom of movement is already dependent on their class. Thus, the criteria of acceptance and settlement have to be formulated in a clear and explicit way—whom and how many to accept, where to relocate them, etc. The art here is to find the middle road between following the desires of the refugees (taking into account their wish to move to countries where they already have relatives, etc.) and the capacities of different countries.

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#D6sM[r9Npp0Another taboo we must address concerns norms and rules. It is a fact that most of the refugees come from a culture that is incompatible with Western European notions of human rights. Tolerance as a solution (mutual respect of each other’s sensitivities) obviously doesn’t work: fundamentalist Muslims find it impossible to bear our blasphemous images and reckless humor, which we consider a part of our freedoms. Western liberals, likewise, find it impossible to bear many practices of Muslim culture.心理学空间*tTJ9M|N

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'DJ&Q_s\4]GD0In short, things explode when members of a religious community consider the very way of life of another community as blasphemous or injurious, whether or not it constitutes a direct attack on their religion. This is the case when Muslim extremists attack gays and lesbians in the Netherlands and Germany, and it is the case when traditional French citizens view a woman covered by a burka as an attack on their French identity, which is exactly why they find it impossible to remain silent when they encounter a covered woman in their midst.



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1^ec [v.@W0Z0To curb this propensity, one has to do two things. First, formulate a minimum set of norms obligatory for everyone that includes religious freedom, protection of individual freedom against group pressure, the rights of women, etc.—without fear that such norms will appear “Eurocentric.” Second, within these limits, unconditionally insist on the tolerance of different ways of life. And if norms and communication don’t work, then the force of law should be applied in all its forms.心理学空间z _1fN8Ak0hU9V


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Another taboo that must be overcome involves the equation of any reference to the European emancipatory legacy to cultural imperialism and racism. In spite of the (partial) responsibility of Europe for the situation from which refugees are fleeing, the time has come to drop leftist mantras critiquing Eurocentrism.

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9d2xV5e&L1d u0The lessons of the post-9/11 world are that the Francis Fukuyama dream of global liberal democracy is at an end and that, at the level of the world economy, corporate capitalism has triumphed worldwide. In fact, the Third World nations that embrace this world order are those now growing at a spectacular rate. The mask of cultural diversity is sustained by the actual universalism of global capital; even better if global capitalism’s political supplement relies on so-called “Asian values.”心理学空间A9xc a3m

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Global capitalism has no problem in accommodating itself to a plurality of local religions, cultures and traditions. So the irony of anti-Eurocentrism is that, on behalf of anti-colonialism, one criticizes the West at the very historical moment when global capitalism no longer needs Western cultural values in order to smoothly function. In short, one tends to reject Western cultural values at the very time when, critically reinterpreted, many of those values (egalitarianism, fundamental rights, freedom of the press, the welfare-state, etc.) can serve as a weapon against capitalist globalization. Did we already forget that the entire idea of Communist emancipation as envisaged by Marx is a thoroughly “Eurocentric” one?




The next taboo worth leaving behind is that any critique of the Islamic right is an example of “Islamophobia.” Enough of this pathological fear of many Western liberal leftists who worry about being deemed guilty of Islamophobia. For example, Salman Rushdie was denounced for unnecessarily provoking Muslims and thus (partially, at least) responsible for the fatwa condemning him to death. The result of such a stance is what one can expect in such cases: The more Western liberal leftists wallow in their guilt, the more they are accused by Muslim fundamentalists of being hypocrites who try to conceal their hatred of Islam.心理学空间 p(gc't qKN.i,~

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This constellation perfectly reproduces the paradox of the superego: The more you obey what the pseudo-moral agency that the sadistic and primitive superego demands of you, the more guilty you are of moral masochism and identification with the aggressor. Thus, it is as if the more you tolerate Islamic fundamentalism, the stronger its pressure on you will be.心理学空间e!vi:jW7{?/D,W

hz;Gj8n+N;D0这一组合完美的再现了超我悖论:越是顺从于施虐的和你的原始超我需求之伪道德的部分,越是对道德受虐和认同攻击者感到愧疚。因此,这似乎是,如果你越容忍伊斯兰原教旨主义,你的压力就越大。心理学空间ltxrf3B&\/M.| hd

i2yq:E3s"D-bNv(G0And one can be sure that the same holds for the influx of immigrants: The more Western Europe will be open to them, the more it will be made to feel guilty that it did not accept even more of them. There will never be enough of them. And with those who are here, the more tolerance one displays towards their way of life, the more one will be made guilty for not practicing enough tolerance.心理学空间 P8B(s'd}!?8l%q XL0s

'i%`g$s q2@Z&L/{-v0而且可以肯定,同样适用于新移民的涌入:西欧越是对他们开放,未接受更多的移民就越会致使其感到内疚。他们永远不会适可而止。而对于那些在这里的人,对他们生活方式展现更多的宽容,更多的人就因为没有实行足够的宽容而犯罪。心理学空间#B'D~%D(brh'E


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