Watch the Final Scene from Zizek’s Pervert’s Guide to Ideology

This clip is from “

The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology,” which will be released on DVD February 18, 2014.

Theorist Slavoj Zizek ends on an optimistic note, citing the recent uprisings in Greece, Egypt and New York as a hope for the future.

The first step of freedom is not just to change reality to fit your dreams; it’s to change the way you dream. And again this hurts because all satisfactions we have come from our dreams.

…How come it is easier for us to imagine the end of all life on earth, an asteroid hitting the planet, than a modest change in our economic order? Perhaps the time has come to set our possibilities straight and to become realists by way of demanding whats appears as impossible in the economic domain. The surprising explosion of Occupy Wall Street protests, the mass mobilization in Greece, the crowds on Tahrir Square, they all bare witness for the hidden potential forĀ  different future. There is no guarantee that this future will arrive. No train of history on which we simply have to take ride. It depends on us, on our will.