domenica 21 febbraio 2016

E.3.3. Simulacrum, copy and model - Pt. XVII - Excerpt from the essay «Money, Revolution and Acceleration in Deleuze and Guattari's Anti-Oedipus», Obsolete Capitalism Free Press/Rizosphere, 2016

Simulacrum, copy and model

Another example of Nietzschean «double- parody» that rises from Deleuze’s words in a discussion in Cerisy-la-Salle, is about the popular justice. At the time the positions on this issue were very emphasized: Sartre and the Maoist representatives of the Gauche Prolétarienne were in favour of revolutionary courts, Deleuze and Foucault’s GIP plus the Nietzschean Rhizosphere members were against any USSR/Chinese-style countervailing-power. “(...) I think of the question posed by Derrida on the kinds of parody. In some ways it evokes the two currents which emerge in recent debates on what might be called “popular justice”. One group says, roughly: the goal of popular justice is to make “good” what bourgeois makes “evil”, consequently, they institute a parallel court, then try the same case; it is a type of parody that defines itself as a copy of an existent institution, with jurors, accusers, lawyers, witnesses, but that considers itself better and more fair, more rigorous that the model. But another group might pose the problem in a very different way, saying that a popular justice, if there were one, would not proceed according to the formalism of courts because it would not merely be a copy which claims superiority to that which models it - it would be a parody of another type which would pretend, at once, to overthrow the copy and the model. (...) It seems to me that this is exactly the criterion of effective parody in the sense that Nietzsche understands it.” (CV 43,44) As we can notice the resolution of the Nietzschean Rhizosphere members is to be «part» of the revolutionary moment adopting an «open mode», offering a dialogue but if necessary also to criticize the main monolithic thoughts. One of the central goal of such Nietzschean Rhizosphere of the French ‘70s was to avoid the violent outcome that partially occurred in those years. The big crisis of the Maoist Gauche Prolétarienne will see its dissolution in 1973, for reasons mainly due to its internal maoist organization, but we like to think that a positive and anti- terrorist push may have arrived from the philosophical community lead by Deleuze and Foucault through the benefic role of Anti-Œdipus and in particular of the crucial accelerationist passage of The Civilized Capitalist Machine. 


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