Zizek Wants Gulags For SYRIZA Rivals



Zizek_TsiprasAppearing with Alexis Tsipras, leader of Greece’s major opposition party the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRZA) at a Croatian film festival, Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek said anyone who doesn’t support the party should be sent to a gulag, political prisoner detention camps. That would be the majority of Greeks who oppose SYRIZA.

The pair were at the Subversive Festival where Tsipras also met US director Oliver Stone, who was a supporter of the late Venezuelan socialist leader Hugo Chavez.  During a panel discussion with Tsipras, Zizek expressed his appreciation for SYRIZA. He had appeared alongside Tsipras in Athens ahead of last summer’s national elections as well.

“SYRIZA is one of the bright lights in Europe today,” Zizek told the audience in Zagreb. The party opposes the international bailouts that are saving Greece and is vehemently against attached austerity measures and Tsipiras said if he were Premier that he wouldn’t fire anyone and would keep spending at the same breakneck pace that made Greece go essentially bankrupt. He has offered no solutions to the economic crisis.

Zizek, an unabashed extremist leftist, made his provocative comment after a video on social media and lashed out at all Greeks who don’t give their unconditional support to SYRIZA.  “If they don’t support SYRIZA then, in my vision of the democratic future, all these people will get from me a first class one-way ticket to (a gulag,”) he said. He didn’t mention the irony that in a democracy there are no gulags.

The ruling New Democracy Conservatives of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras issued a statement saying Zizek’s comments were “bloodcurdling and repulsive.” They called on Tsipras to explain why he did not react to the philosopher’s comments. The party added that “thousands of people of Greek origins were killed in gulags.”

SYRIZA responded by slamming ND for taking the comments seriously. “It seems that stupidity and absurdity has no limits at New Democracy,” the leftist party said.


24 COMMENTS

  1. In June 2011, Slovenian Marxist philosopher Slavoj Zizek gave a lecture in a bookstore in Central Tel Aviv teeming with familiar faces of leftwing activists. It was hosted by Udi Aloni, an Israeli-American artist.
    Zizek spent almost two hours with the crowd’s undivided attention talking about antisemitism, capitalism and the place of the Jew in the world.
    He warned that antisemitism is “alive and kicking” in Europe and America and asserted that the State of Israel should worry more about Christian right antisemitism rather than wasting its energy on the tiny almost irrelevant number of self-proclaimed Jewish anti-Zionists. He said that the Christian Zionists in America are inherently antisemitic and that Israel’s willingness to embrace their support is baffling.
    Zizek disputed the opinion of many people around the world that Israel is a racist apartheid Zionist state, saying that someone from the Democratic Republic of Congo would sell his mother into slavery in a heartbeat for the chance to move to the Israeli Army occupied West Bank.
    Is Zizeks support for Israel surprising? Marxism was founded by the Jew Karl Marx whose Paternal line supplied the Rabbis of the city of Trier. Bolshevism was founded by Jews, & the gulags of the Soviet Union were administered by Jews.
    I will present the well documented evidence proving this in my next few comments.

  2. Nobel Prizewinner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn in his opus, The Gulag Archipelago, using the research of a Soviet statistician who had access to secret government files, I. A. Kurganov, estimated that between 1918 and 1959, at least 66 million people died at the hands of the Communist rulers of Russia.

    Although that number may be far too high, in Gulag Archipelago II, Solzhenitsyn affirms that Jews created and administered the organized Soviet concentration camp system in which tens of millions of Christians died. 

    Pictured on page 79 of the Gulag Archipelago II are the leading administrators of the greatest killing machine in the history of the world, the “Gulags”.

    They are Aron Solts, Yakov Rappoport, Lazar Kogan, Matvei Berman, Genrikh Yagoda, and Naftaly Frenkel.
    ALL SIX ARE JEWS.

  3. A key 20th Century goal of Russian and World Jewry was the overthrow of the Czarist government of Imperial Russia.

    Jewish communities around the world supported the establishment of a proto-Jewish Communist regime in Russia. It’s chief financier was in fact the New York Jewish Capitalist, and extreme Jewish supremacist Jacob Schiff. 

    The National Archives of the United States reveal that in the first government of Communist Russia there were only 13 ethnic Russians and MORE THAN 300 JEWS out of a total of 384 Commissars. Let that startling fact sink in: there were only 13 ethnic Russians in the first Bolshevik government of the “Russian Revolution.” 

    A table made up in 1918, by Robert Wilton, correspondent of the London Times in Russia, shows at that time there were 384 commissars including 2 Negroes, 13 Russians, 15 Chinamen, 22 Armenians and more than 300 Jews. Of the latter number 264 had come from the United States since the downfall of the Russian Imperial Government.

    I will provide even more overwhelming documented evidence in my next few comments, that the Bolshevik movement in Russia was from it’s inception, a Jewish created, Jewish financed and Jewish led enterprise.

  4. Trotsky’s book, “Stalin”, written in exile, attempted to show that Stalin had played only an insignificant role in the early days of the Communist takeover of Russia. 
    Trotsky attempted to illustrate this point by re- producing a postcard widely circulated in the months following the revolution.

    THE POSTCARD DEPICTED THE SIX LEADERS OF THE BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION.

    Shown are Lenin (who was at least one-quarter Jewish, spoke Yiddish in his home, and was married to a Jewess); 

    Trotsky (real Jewish name: Lev Bronstein); 

    Zinoviev (real Jewish name: Hirsch Apfelbaum);

    Lunacharsky (a Gentile);

    Kamenov (real Jewish name: Rosenfeld);

    and Sverdlov (Jewish).

    Not only does the postcard show the Jewish domination of the revolution; it also illustrates the fact that the Jewish Communist leaders shown had changed their names, presumably to disguise the fact that they were Jews.

  5. Even Winston Churchill described the Russian Revolution as a takeover by Bolshevik Jews that had “…seized the Russian people by the hair of their heads and become the masters of this enormous empire.”

    “It is probably unwise to say this loudly in the United States, but the Bolshevik movement is and has been since its beginning, guided and controlled by Russian Jews of the greasiest type…” — Captain Schuyler, American army intelligence officer in Russia during the revolution, (in his official report).

    The directorate of British Intelligence sent a lengthy report on bolshevism to the United States of America on July 16th 1919. The report states:
    “There is now definite evidence that Bolshevism is an international movement controlled by Jews.” — The Director of British Intelligence to the U.S. Secretary of State

    I can go on and on with quotes but i’m sure the pattern is quite clear.

  6. In 2012 Israel unveiled a monument honoring the Red Army.
    Israel chose to honour the Bolshevik Red army, which killed more innocent Europeans, and for that matter, more people, than any other army in the history of the world.
    This video reveals the mass murders, the genocidal exhortations of Ilya Ehrenburg.
    It shows how this mass murderer is actually honored in the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Israel, and for some strange reason he secretly left all his papers to Israel rather than Russia.
    Surprise, Surprise, that his ultimate loyalty all along was not to Russia but to “The Chosen!”

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  8. You anti-semitic bastard! 🙂

    I like your research and will be linking this page for future reference. Is there anywhere you have all of this information located?

  9. I actually took the time to listen to the discussion (see link below) and I suggest people do this before reporting on or coming to conclusions about what was meant by Zizek or not.

    I disagree with Zizek on many things and am not a fan. It was very clear however from his talk that he mentioned the gulag—in conclusion to his talk—in a very ironic way. He is always a bit provocative, a bit extreme to make a point. In this case, he was trying to say how important he thought it was for a party like SYRIZA to come to power for all of Europe, not just for Greece.

    His humour contained many ironic references to totalitarianism (the gulag, police state, love for the leader, prison, dictatorship etc.), and he was often self-deprecating. Such references may be a typical sort of ironic humour for those who have lived under a totalitarian regime, as he did, as a way of diminishing the power and trauma of these things. Or it may just be his own ironic humour.

    In any case, to see/hear this talk and to come to the conclusion that he REALLY was proposing non-SYRIZA supporters be sent to a gulag (if and when SYRIZA come to power) is absolutely bonkers.

    As far as Zizek being a “unabashed extremist leftist”, beyond all the bluster and provocative style, if anyone pays attention, listens and reads him, they will find that his radical dream for the future, sounds more like Sweden in the 1970s. Or the fantasy of Sweden in the 1970s.

    What really IS extremist, “bloodcurdling and repulsive” are the following:

    A…. the attempts to claim that Zizek literally meant it and that SYRIZA really is going to send people to a gulag according to Zizek’s advice, if and when they come to power

    B. …Pangalos’ comments. He said and I quote (link below) “Tsipras should go to jail because he applauded Zizek’s statements”. (Tsipras actually applauded Zizek’s entire talk which concluded with those ironic words.) See the whole talk.

    I think the reactions of Samaras and Pangalos to the Zizek’s comments are because they are worried that Zizek and SYRIZA are stealing their idea, their main project and significant contribution to Greek and European history. This is because the Greek gulag is their project and raison d’etre and the don’t want to share it.

    They are the ones (N.D., PASOK, DIMAR) who are really turning Greece into one enormous gulag as we speak. Pangalos has been gagging for the position of Thought Police for some time now.

    The real, dangerous extremists in Greece are those ruling the country. Golden Dawn is not the main problem; it simply wouldn’t exist without them.

    For the record I am Greek and live in Greece.

    Tsipras and Zizek the whole discussion
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUh96oXYt18

    Pangalos comments
    bit.ly/YWzNTh

  10. Zizek why are you fearful of true independence for humanity? Why do you need to go down the path of socialism/marxism/communism? This is the weak path, the non-independent path. You take it because you have never developed the other parts of humanity like you have your mind. Don’t propose solutions when your guiding perspective is warped please.

  11. Considering a Syria MP yelled “heil Hitler” in the parliament recently and now this … Joke or not, it’s getting a little too much regarding the extrem left Syriza party.

  12. About 50 million Russians, 10 million other ethnicities of USSR and nearly 50 million Chinese were slaughtered by communism in the 20th century. In comparison the death-rate that can be attributed to Hitler is a ”mere” 20 million. What strikes out is that the latter commited it mostly during a World War while the others commited it inside their own states and against their own people.

    I am sorry but as long as we cannot tolerate ”sarcastic jokes” about Hitler’s slaughters, we cannot tolerate ”sarcastic jokes” about communism and its genocides.

    You have to come to your senses. Do you need to be penalised legally to do this (as is the case of the jewish genocide)? You know, Russians and Chinese and all the others were humans too, you must show the same amount of respect.

  13. Slavoj Zizek has personally written more against the Soviet Union then you could ever hope to say or write about it in a lifetime with your fake indignation. My god, he was a dissident during the communist times you idiot… you make a joke out of these things, that’s real life stupid.

  14. So let me get this straight, Zizek is anti-communist but an extreme leftist.

    Sorry, but I don’t differentiate between hogs and pigs.

  15. It’s not a funny joke. SYRIZA-like politicians did come to power in other countries and they DID use gulags. SYRIZA has no right to slam ND, because ND is merely commenting on historic reality: socialists need to use massive government suppression to silence opponents, be it by mass famines or internment camps. SCREW THESE LEFTISTS PIGS.

  16. Zizek is not an extremist. I am tried of the over-use of the word “extreme”. He’s an unorthodox thinker that can often be provocative, but not extreme.

  17. I agree with you.

    I do like Zizek but what his critics must
    understand is that he makes a lot of secret police state jokes. He was a
    dissident in Yugoslavia when he was younger and prohibited from
    teaching because of his advocacy of pluralism and democracy.

    He
    often jokingly says “you will be reported” if someone makes an good
    riposte to him, or “you will be sent to the gulag”, this always provokes
    laughter from his audience. Sometimes if someone walks out of his
    lectures early he says things like, “make sure to take her name” or “are
    you the secret police?”.

    Criticise his ideas or opinions if you
    want to or if you disagree with his politics but don’t be so illiterate
    and stupid as to have no sense of humour or understanding of irony.

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