Slavoj Žižek: "Everybody in the World Except US Citizens Should be Allowed to Vote and Elect the American Government"
February 27, 2017, 06:09 AM
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From Democracy Now! in 2008:
“Everybody in the World Except US Citizens Should Be Allowed to Vote and Elect the American Government” – Leading Intellectual Slavoj Žižek

… when I was asked by a academic journal to say if I were to hold the power for one day as president, what — and I would have kind of absolute power to introduce a law, what law that would have been? My immediate answer was not as some humanist suggested, since United States at least thinks they are a global empire, so let every adult in the world be allowed to vote; my advice would be the opposite one: let’s everybody in the world, except US citizens, be allowed to vote and elect the American government.

Old Slavoj does have kind of a point there about American elites’ reigning philosophy of Invade the World / Invite the World.

One long run consequence of the government electing a new people will be the new people eventually electing new elites or in some other, perhaps undemocratic, fashion getting rid of the current elites.

[Comment at Unz.com]