Date: Wed, 1 Jun 94 22:02 GMT
There is the feeling that anyone who has read #Capitalism and Shizophrenia#
who still wants to cling on to their cosey little middle-class self-identity
has somehow missed the point.
To read such a work and then to continue to live one's life just as before
seems to be to fail to understand the book. It's a bit like reading Spinoza
and still lusting after particulars or reading Nietzsche and still going
to church - #real# philosophy makes a difference - if it doesn't its a waste
of time and energy - for both the wirter and the reader.
The whole project of D+G - and of the Eastern thought discussed 'in this
mind' - is the destruction of the molar human individual. To deny the
importance of this is . . . ?
Sure, there are deleuze quotes that mention the subject, but 1) he is no authority - we can pick him up for being inconsistent and go with the deterritorial-
ization, and 2) it may well be possible to reconstruct a language of 'unities
of molecules' but before we can do that in any helpful way we need to
"life and death are just things that you do when you're bored"
- John Cale.
. . . .