Slavoj Žižek Gets His Hair Cut

slavojA primer for the unfamiliar.

Slavoj Žižek walks into a barbershop without making an appointment
he sits in the nearest empty chair
“I want a haircut,” he says to no one
and to everyone
“Cut my hair. Make it look terrible.”
“And do not look me in the eyes.”

being a Marxist
is no excuse
for not looking your best

Slavoj Žižek, what are you really angry at
capitalism
or scissors?

Slavoj Žižek
next time why don’t you try plagiarizing
a different hairstyle

Slavoj Žižek
your haircut is like late-stage capitalism
devoid of integrity
and propped up on a faltering infrastructure

Slavoj Žižek
your beard
like Communism
works better in theory
than in the real world

Slavoj Žižek
remember that Derrida objected to clearly defined theses on philosophical grounds
not personal grooming

even your haircut misreads Hegel

remember
your ontology can give primacy to the creative subject who manipulates discourse
and use a comb
at the same time

Slavoj Žižek
would it kill you to smile

take a shower Slavoj Žižek
get some rest
you look awful
your friends are worried about you, Slavoj Žižek
your friends are worried about you and your hair, Slavoj Žižek
your friends are worried about you and your hair and your views on subjectivity, Slavoj Žižek

Slavoj Žižek walks into a barbershop
and walks out again
Nothing has changed.

“Word is murder of a thing, not only in the elementary sense of implying its absence—by naming a thing, we treat it as absent, as dead, although it is still present—but above all in the sense of its radical dissection: the word ‘quarters’ the thing, it tears it out of the embedment in its concrete context, it treats its component parts as entities with an autonomous existence: we speak about color, form, shape, etc., as if they possessed self-sufficient being.”

your haircut

is murder

of your head

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