The Year of Dreaming Dangerously: 2011

"What is to be done in the aftermath of the Occupy Wall Street movement, when the protests that began far away–in the Middle East, Greece, Spain, the UK–reached the center and are now being reinforced and rolling out all around the world? In San Francisco on Sunday October 16, 2011, in an echo of the OWS movement, a man addressed the crowd with an invitation to participate as if it were a happening in the 1960s hippy style: 'They are asking us what is our program. We have no program. We are here to have a good time.' Such statements reveal one of the great dangers the protesters face: the danger that they will fall in love with themselves, with the fun they are having in the 'occupied' zones. But carnivals come cheap–the true test of their worth is what happens the day after, how our everyday life has changed or is to be changed." 

-Slavoj Zizek. The Year of Dreaming Dangerously.