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originally posted by: XAnarchistX
Capitalism does keep those rich and in power... rich and in power, Capitalism has destroyed any small sense of "middle class" created corporatism and monopolies around the world
originally posted by: strongfp
a reply to: Lumenari
Peterson lost within his opening. He came ill prepared and simply spent half his time telling the audience what they already know, the criticism of the communist manifesto. His points on capitalism are rather underwhelming and bring forth a bland and mundane life to the human body and mind.
Like, Oh look people are out of the poverty range. And are now, back in the relative range of modern times. How is that progress?
Zizek went in knowing that Marxism can't realistically work, in a literal way, imagine being in his position and trying to argue that communism is good. Which is why he had the upper hand if his arguments are well thought out and his opening was good, which it was. Can you really argue back at some of his statements without bringing forth the usual strawman arguments like "yea well, communism has kill X amount of people?".
Zizek also steered clear of the old Marxism and brought forth that political ideas evolve and aren't set in stone. Peterson did the opposite.