2/19/2008

Special deliriUmUm

Jill synergy attended a special session~ delire sans rationality: as she talled in waitin' chamber. remember when gone back to back along molecule. thes ense of waiting antechamber face?


Guattari et Deleuze Capeetatalism's A Very Special Delirium

QUESTION: When you describe capitalism, you say: 'There isn't the slightest operation, the slightest industrial or financial mechanism that does not reveal the dementia of the capitalist machine and the pathological character of its rationality (not at all a false rationality, but a true rationality of *this* pathology, of *this madness*, for the machine does work, be sure of it). There is no danger of this machine going mad, it has been mad from the beginning and that's where its rationality comes from. Does this mean that after this 'abnormal' society, or outside of it, there can be a 'normal' society?

GILLES DELEUZE: We do not use the terms 'normal' or 'abnormal'. All societies are rational and irrational at the same time. They are perforce rational in their mechanisms, their cogs and wheels, their connecting systems, and even by the place they assign to the irrational."
Q: So is ideology a trompe l'oeil?

FeLIX GUATTARI: It's the same thing in traditional political structures. One finds the old trick being played everywhere again and again: a big ideological debate in the general assembly and questions of organization reserved for special commissions. These questions appear secondary, determined by political options.