Slovenian madman and intellectual hero Slavoj Zizek treated protesters encamped at New York City’s Liberty Plaza to a rousing pep talk Sunday in which he confessed his fear that the Occupy Wall Street movement could devolve into a mere opportunity for youthful memory-making.

“The only thing I’m afraid of is that we will someday just go home and then we will meet once a year drinking beer and nostalgically remembering what a nice time we had here,” he told a crowd of hundreds. “Promise ourselves that this will not be the case.”

The clips below show only part of the talk. See the size of the crowd gathered around Zizek (in red) in the photo below. –ARK


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