This review is for: The Pervert's Guide to Ideology
The Nutty Lying Professor and His Cloak of Invisibility:
"Try to find . . . some principles from which you can deduce conclusions that yield empirically testable propositions where . . . you can explain how it goes to a five-year old. See if you can find that when the fancy words are decoded. I can't. So I'm not interested in that kind of posturing. Zizek is an extreme example of this. I don't see anything in what he's saying."
-- Noam Chomsky
Slavoj Zizek shows himself through the film as an apologist for Jewish Supremacism and Zionism. (This fact is the only thing that's clear throughout the film.) He makes hash of all ideologies, talking about them as if they're all interchangeable and all equally deceptive, but quotes Communist Sartre and Jewish Walter Benjamin more than once throughout the film without criticism. Ever wonder why? (Answer: Zizek is Communist.)
All wrongdoing is because of ideology, Zizek says. Communism and Capitalism both have their ugly, evil underbellies, while both embrace Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Well, Zizek never takes National Socialism seriously, and he never addresses any legitimate form of Nationalism. This is called a pervert's guide because that's what Slavoj Zizek is in his philosophical vantage. His subjective view of reality is perverted, i.e., distorted. He has to lie. He cannot tell the truth. There is an ideology he cannot transcend or even speak about.
Some guy might think the discussion of how ideology affects their lives from an atheistic viewpoint is a worthwhile one. For those who have never examined ideologies at all, I think this film might instruct, although it's deliberately obscure at points, and never true, finally. You could read the Bible, the New Testament in particular, and find a better perspective. Look up Daniel the Christian on YouTube and his ChristianRemedyInLaw to learn how Christ understood the ideology of Satan.
Some other guy might think this is not a political film. It's a psychological and philosophical film that discusses political ideology. In order to make a criticism of political values, the critic has to have his own set of political values in order to be able to talk about the evil of some political ideology. This is most certainly a political film.
Zizek falsely and lyingly asserts that there is no Big Other (which is more than just rejecting Big Other (as if that were even possible)). Strange that he makes that claim in a political film discussing political ideologies without once referring to George Orwell or his novel "1984" where evil ideologies run rampant. Nor does he discuss Big Brother (also an Orwellian concept).
Is there any difference between Big Other and Big Brother? No. Because there is only one Big Other. You can start with a look at the Israeli global surveillance network: Big Brother in the New World Order. Who do you think is running it?
"Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind."
-- George Orwell