the affective basis of techno-fascism?

From InfoGlut, by Mark Andrejevic, loc 2580:

As Zizek puts it, the paradox of the decline of symbolic efficiency results in a version of what he calls a resurgent fundamentalism: “what is foreclosed in the symbolic (belief) returns in the Real (of a direct knowledge). A fundamentalist does not believe, he knows directly.” This formulation sums up the attitude of “gut” knowledge: “don’t bother me with your so- called facts, I already understand at a level that they cannot touch.”

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