fantasy is […] a defence […], a screen concealing the gap, the abyss of the desire of the Other.
desire itself is a defence against desire: the desire structured through fantasy is a defence against the desire of the Other

The desire with regard to which we must not ‘give way’ is not the desire supported by fantasy but the desire of the Other beyond fantasy.

The Sublime Object of Ideology – Slavoj Zizek
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