Waiting for ... 'reason'


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.

 Yet all this presupposes codes or axioms which are not the products of chance, but which are not intrinsically rational either.

 It’s like theology: everything about it is rational if you accept sin, immaculate conception,                      incarnation.

 Reason is always a region cut out of the irrational - not sheltered from the irrational at all, but a

region traversed by the irrational and defined only by a certain type of relation between irrational factors.

                                        Underneath all reason lies delirium, drift.”

 Chaosophy Félix Guattari