When something monumental–like the coronavirus epidemic–happens in the world, let me tell you, the first authority I do not leap to is Slavoj Zizek. Inexplicably he has become the go-to man for RT, the media venue of those who overthrew the USSR but allow Zizek to tout a new kind of communism coming off the heels of the epidemic. Let me say it to you straight: there’s no there-there to Zizek thought. He’s an empty vessel, a windbag who spits platitudes when he talks & makes chopped liver out of the dialectic. The future of socialism is not promising if the young cannot tell the difference between a profound political theoretician & a racist, xenophobic buffoon.