Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Zizek on Children of Men
The delineation of huminity as seperate from human, unpossessed by the state in principle or universal interest, appears as a Cy Twombley towards the end of the film. A skrawled line to nowhere. Nihlism fails to describe the outcome as aggression or "justified" defense overwhelms compasion. The acts of humanity carried out consist of restraint, protection, willingness to experience and suffering. The anamorphosis of human action and humanity described by Zizek here indicates his early thought in comprising "Paralax View".