We have to move the underground, and sometimes this is much more important than changing the explicit rules. This is what Udi tries to do; he is moving the underground, changing those unwritten obscene rules, like one of his protagonists, the muselmann, who calls himself a “mole.” And this is exactly what Hegel called the work of the mole: this underground work, which is the magic of revolutions. As Hegel put it, all the glitter of the display of power can stay there, but they’re not even aware of how the mole works via the underground. And then, at a certain point, you just have to touch them and say, “hey, look down, you are there,” and all collapses.
— SLAVOJ ZIZEK