12 Haziran 2009

Zizek Röportajı

Guardian gazaetesinin Zizek ile yaptığı röportajdan birkaç soru-cevap:

sizi ne depresif yapar?
aptal insanların mutlu olduğunu görmek.

dış görünüşünüzle ilgili en sevmediğiniz şey?
gerçekten olduğum gibi görünmem.

en itici alışkanlığınız?
konuşurken yaptığım aptalca fazla el hareketlerim.

aşk nasıl bir duygu?
bir talihsizlik, canavarca bir parazit, bütün küçük zevkleri mahveden geçici bir alarm durumu.

yaptığınız en kötü iş?
Öğretmek. öğrencilerden nefret ediyorum, onlar (çoğu insanlar gibi) genellikle aptal ve sıkıcılar.

Zizek'in medya ürünlerine, en önemlisi sinema filmlerine Lacancı analiz uyguladığını, insanları sevmediğini, kendisini çok bilgili olduğundan dolayı üstün gördüğünü de belirteyim ve eski bir yazıma yönlendireyim.

Röportajın aslı ve tamamı aşağıda:

What makes you depressed?
Seeing stupid people happy.
What do you most dislike about your appearance?
That it makes me appear the way I really am.
What is your most unappealing habit?
The ridiculously excessive tics of my hands while I talk.
What would be your fancy dress costume of choice?
A mask of myself on my face, so people would think I am not myself but someone pretending to be me.
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
Watching embarrassingly pathetic movies such as The Sound Of Music.
What do you owe your parents?
Nothing, I hope. I didn’t spend a minute bemoaning their death.
To whom would you most like to say sorry, and why?
To my sons, for not being a good enough father.
What does love feel like?
Like a great misfortune, a monstrous parasite, a permanent state of emergency that ruins all small pleasures.
What or who is the love of your life?
Philosophy. I secretly think reality exists so we can speculate about it.
What is your favourite smell?
Nature in decay, like rotten trees.
Have you ever said ‘I love you’ and not meant it?
All the time. When I really love someone, I can only show it by making aggressive and bad-taste remarks.
Which living person do you most despise, and why?
Medical doctors who assist torturers.
What is the worst job you’ve done?
Teaching. I hate students, they are (as all people) mostly stupid and boring.
What has been your biggest disappointment?
What Alain Badiou calls the ‘obscure disaster’ of the 20th century: the catastrophic failure of communism.
If you could edit your past, what would you change?
My birth. I agree with Sophocles: the greatest luck is not to have been born - but, as the joke goes on, very few people succeed in it.
If you could go back in time, where would you go?
To Germany in the early 19th century, to follow a university course by Hegel.
How do you relax?
Listening again and again to Wagner.
How often do you have sex?
It depends what one means by sex. If it’s the usual masturbation with a living partner, I try not to have it at all.
What is the closest you’ve come to death?
When I had a mild heart attack. I started to hate my body: it refused to do its duty to serve me blindly.
What single thing would improve the quality of your life?
To avoid senility.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
The chapters where I develop what I think is a good interpretation of Hegel.
What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
That life is a stupid, meaningless thing that has nothing to teach you.
Tell us a secret.
Communism will win.

7 Haziran 2009

son ders



ders verdiğim ilk yılımın son dersini yaptıktan hemen sonra bu videoya denk geldim. düşündüm de acaba herkesin anne babası bu adamınkiler gibi olsa hepimiz ölümü onun gibi karşılayabilir ve -çoğu zaman- mutlu insanlar mı olurduk?