We decide which is right and which is an illusion.

Strange Ideology Glasses

‘We live, so we are told, in a post-ideological society. We are interpolated, that is to say addressed by social authority not as subjects who should do their duty, sacrifice themselves, but as subjects of pleasures—‘realize your true potential, be yourself, lead a satisfying life.’

When you put the glasses on, you see dictatorship in democracy. It’s the invisible order which sustains your apparent freedom. The explanation for the existence of these strange ideology glasses is the standard story of the Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Humanity is already under the control of aliens.’

Slavoj Zizek’s commentary on the 1988 movie ‘They Live’ from The Pervert’s Guide To Ideology, documentary released in 2013, a compelling cinematic journey into the heart of ideology—the dreams that shape our collective beliefs and practices


Slavoj Zizek is a Slovenian Philosopher, Psychoanalyst, Cultural Critic, Senior Researcher at the Institute for Sociology and Philosophy, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

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