Why The Left is Failing Everywhere

Slavoj Zizek discusses the demise of the Left and the rise of fascism. Exploring how the dismissal of Trump and condescending, smug attitudes adopted by liberal elites was fuel to the Trump fire.

He further describes how the Left can transform and calibrate into something which offers something radically alternative and  exciting for people rather than status quo.

 

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Do Millennials Confuse “Clicktivism” with Real Activism?

In this short clip of Intelligence Squared’s debate “Millennials Don’t Stand A Chance” the speakers discuss the modern generations attitude to activism.

If Martin Luther King was marching in 2016 would thousands of people click attending on Facebook only not to show up on the day? Has the Millennial generation become more naive by social media or do they have the same traits as previous generations only magnified and documented in an online medium?

If You Could Get Back One Moment, What Would It Be?

If there was one moment in your life you could get back.. What would it be?

In this beautiful video, Isolate Productions take to Dublin’s coast to approach people of different ages, nationalities and experiences and ask a simple question. This is an emotionally powerful and philosophically provocative clip which has has a lesson for everyone about life.

Why Mainstream Journalism has Failed – Soledad O’Brien

Soledad O’Brien is a brilliant journalist. So good CNN felt they had to axe her for exposing politicians so much they were turning down appearances on the channel.

In this segment she returns as a guest lampooning the false equivalent back & forth coverage of Trump & Clinton. While Clinton has called out Trump for normalizing white supremacy, she has provided concrete evidence of rallies, Retweets and comments. On the other hand Trump has simply stated “Hillary is a bigot” and the media treat it as equivalent back and forth sparring without questioning the substance of both claims.

CNN often do this as to appear “neutral” politically. However, it is simply poor journalism not to question, expose and criticize politicians who make overtly false comments with no evidence to back up their claims.

 

 

 

Okay You Don’t Like Capitalism But What Do You Really Want?

 

 

In this thought provoking video philosopher Slavoj Žižek says its time to stop protesting against capitalism, take a step back and actually think what you really want as an alternative. What can you do to dismantle the market structure without regressing into a 20th Century communist system of servitude and domination?

Slavoj Žižek is a Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic. He is a professor at the European Graduate School, International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, Birkbeck College, University of London, and a senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. His books include Living in the End Times, First as Tragedy, Then as Farce, In Defense of Lost Causes, four volumes of the Essential Žižek, and many more.

A Transcript of the video can be found here http://bigthink.com/videos/dont-act-just-think

23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism

In this riveting video, Guardian journalist Owen Jones interviews best selling author & Professor, Ha-Joon Chang of Cambridge University on some of the myths of Capitalism.

Including some interesting perspectives from Asia on how a regulated, welfare capitalist model could work in the future. This is a must watch!!