the real choice is not between sticking to the unversality of the symbolic Law, trying to purify it of its obscene supplements and [the second option of] dismissing this very universal dimension as a theater of shadows dominated by the Real of obscene fantasies. – SLAVOJ ZIZEK

“the failure of symbolic fiction .., that the big Other doesn’t exist as the efficient symbolic fiction, ..induces tthe subject to cling more and more to imaginary simulacra.” – That the big Other doesn’t exist as the efficient symbolic fiction ..triggers the need for violence in the Real of tthe body itself (cutting and piercing the flesh)

– SLAVOJ ZIZEK