So as the eternal debate continues. Is the UK going down the shitter or is the EU just a busted flush? Ideology of the Water Closset, patented by Thomas Crapper who wikipedia tells us ´´did not invent the flush toilet. He did, however, do much to increase the popularity of the toilet, and developed some important related inventions, such as the ballcock. He was noted for the quality of his products and received several royal warrants.” Slavoj Zizek is involved with DIEM 25 which felt britain should remain to pursue a radical reform agenda for the EU. https://diem25.org/diem25-members-about-the-brexit-vote/ ”The Brexit is the writing on the wall for the EU. The EU is on the brink. With the referendum result the EU reaped what she previously sowed, because more and more people are tired of this undemocratic, non-transparent EU, which is essentially determined by German-imperialistic interests. Their “No” was mainly a no to the prevailing conditions.”Diether Dehm.
So when there are no right or wrong answers what absurdities can flow into the sewer of the mainstream media and popular political discourse. Zizeck delivers an amusing analysis of Dogmatic ideology in all its absurdity.
The Original of this I watched some years ago
Uploaded on 16 Jul 2007
From an unknown source. You’ve probably heard this already in some of Zizek’s lectures.
German ideology – reflective, philosophical
French – revolutionary, dismissive
Anglo-American – intermediate, passive
Transcript of Zizecks discourse on toilets and ideology.
´´And Here, I came to think of the toilets in America France and Germany. They make up a semiotic triangle that correlates exactly to Levi Stauss´triangle, so we also have an excrement triangle.
Now the German toilets are built in a way that excrement falls on a flat surface at the back and is flushed through a hole at the front. This way you are directly confronted with excrement – and you can see whether you have worms etc. This is a German ritual.
The French toilets have the opposite system: the hole is bigger and at the back so excrement can fall directly into the hole and vanishes immediately.
The American variant is a kind of a correlative of Levi-Strauss´ cooked
food, combining the elements: the excrement remains, but it floats in the water.
I had a look at some books on the topic and came to the conclusion that every nation believes their system makes most sense. But clearly, a complex system is at work here. And if I am to carry on with this nauseous example: friends from Vienna told me that in avant-garde student circles the pubic haircut was strictly codified. There is the triangle, the New-Age hippy way, where everything grows profusely, the yuppie way, where only a small strip may be visible, ant the punk style with pubic hair clean-shaven and rings hanging in the clitoris etc.
I am always fascinated by the underlying ideologies. And here is the right answer for Lyotard and all those who say : the end if ideology, period. Yes, but as soon as you flush the toilet, you´re right in the middle of ideology.”
´´My latest bug bear is the war on Pubic Hair , when I was in london I saw a street advert and it actually said Our Newest Product in the War against Pubic Hair, I wondered if it was connected to the war on Terror, or the War on Drugs at one point but, it didn’t have a government stamp on it.It was from Loreal or some other cosmetics company. Writing that I do wonder if cosmetics companies still call themselves that.”
Here is the same theme in later years given in English.
So Eufluvient or Brexcrement which is it, A very wise tweet from a Green Part memebr I saw and re tweeted the other day