A great example of a chocolate laxative turned up in my pigeon hole this morning.

A chocolate laxative is Zizek‘s phrase for the “immediate coincidence of opposites” – of the source of damage and its remedy.

As Zizek says, “[this] structure is clearly present in how we relate to capitalist profiteering: it is OK IF it is counteracted with charitable activities — first you amass billions, then you return (part of) them to the needy… ”

There are so many examples of chocolate laxatives around that I thought I would start collecting.

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