often speaks of giving to the Devil what belongs to the Devil when it comes to
Capitalism. I hold that even the Devil was surprised with the victory of Capitalism
over 20th centaury Communism.
Was Communism not exactly the great effort of the Devil to sell us Heaven without Emancipation?
The Devil must have
been terribly surprised to see that Capital was worshiped rather than his fake
Heaven, 20th centaury communism. It is also then not surprising that
for Christians (the emancipated) the final frontier, the final enemy is
surprisingly enough not the Devil but Capital, money. Remember what Jesus said:
You cannot have two masters; otherwise you will hate the one and love the other,
you cannot serve Mammon and God.
But hating money is still a sign
of divided interests, still hating the one and loving the other.
So… there will be no blood for
Capitalism, the fight does not exist for Christians; they are emancipated even
from this! They are already socialists and where they go, goes socialism. Like
Jesus said to the emancipated: Don’t look around to see and find the Kingdom of
God, it is close to you, even in you.
For those who wish to see rioting
revolutionaries as a means to the end of Capitalism, Christianity would be of
little interest because even with regards to the fight against Capitalism,
Christianity is totally subversive; there will be no blood! I mean the man
died! He bled! It is done.
In response to The Fragile Absolute
by Slavoj Žižek