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Here’s a video of Slavoj Zizek using Kung-fu Panda to explain how cynicism functions as a form of ideology. According to Zizek, Kung-fu Panda is being ironic and is making fun of its own ideology, and yet the ideology survives. It’s like saying, “Yes we know but we’re going to do it anyway.” This cynicism as a form of ideology made me think of what Christina said about the general response of her other class to the Adorno and Horkheimer reading. They had the cynical attitude of so what, we know this already. So the cynical response is to know that ideology is working on us, and yet continue to do what we do. The mask of ideology has been demystified and yet ideology survives.

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