“It is not that ..we repress some traumatic content, and then this content continues to haunt us, repeating itself in disguised forms. ..Repression emerges with the “reification” of the Real into a Thing that resists symbolization. – Then the repressed Real repeats itself.” – Slavoj Zizek, Less Than Nothing
“Psychoanalysis deals with the subject contemporary to the rise of the modern Real which emerges when meaning is evacuated from reality” – slavoj zizek
“The object-cause of desire is neither part of substantial “objective reality” ..nor another subject, but the impossible/insubstantial “object” that is the desiring subject itself.” – slavoj zizek
“the true conspiracy (of Power) consists in the very attempt to persuade subjects that they are victims of irrational, impenetrable forces,” – SLAVOJ ZIZEK on ORSON WELLES’ version of KAFKA’s THE TRIAL
..The object-gaze cannot be reduced to an effect of the symbolic order (the big Other): “the gaze of the Other remains, even if the Other has ceased to exist.” Due to its inexistence, the status of this immaterial object-cause is not ontological, but purely ethical—perhaps this feeling of an Other’s gaze which “sees in me more than myself” is the zero-level deontological experience, what originally pushes me towards ethical activity whose goal is to render me adequate to the expectation written into the Other’s gaze.
– SLAVOJ ZIZEK