Zizek argues for a withdraw from knee-jerk outrage over perceived societal injustice and suggests making space for engaged thought about pressing issues of the day. Leveraging much of his attack against the western liberal state and its slavery to capitalist ideology, Zizek would have his reader engage in political and philosophical thought rather than engage in what is often the simple catharsis of liberal political demonstration and activism.
On Reverend James Lawson and his conception of nonviolence: "The great power was in the righteousness of their idea. That was at the heart of the Gandhian philosophy as he had mutated it to a concept of Christian nonviolence: The might of an idea whose time had come. (76)"