domenica 28 febbraio 2016

E.3.4. Drives and affects in favour of an insurrectionary erotica - Pt. XVIII - Excerpt from the essay «Money, Revolution and Acceleration in Deleuze and Guattari's Anti-Oedipus», Obsolete Capitalism Free Press/Rizosphere, 2016

Drives and affects in favour of an insurrectionary erotica

At the end of the ‘60s
Freud and Marx
represented in France a conformist position that the two authors of the Anti-Œdipus tried to overcome. Through Klossowski’s comment of the fragment nr. 10 [145] Deleuze and Guattari show that the gregarious drives are so deeply introjected, - because of the various waves of regularization - to become unconscious, leaving no space to any trace of resistance or diversity. In case this trace reveals itself, society - namely the human beings, the species - will refuse it, but given the chance to affirm itself, a new awakening, a «yes to life» will display. Thus - Klossowski continues - it is the drive state that enables the individual to rediscover an anachronistic primordial condition of existence and the emotion produced by the dis-alignment of two contrasting
realities - the differentiated reality of the single and the gregarious dimension of the larger group - influences the conduct and promotes diverted actions. Deleuze and Guattari introduce here the Freudian concept of «Oedipal group fantasy» and echo it in the social body quoting a passage from Klossowski’s Nietzsche and the Vicious Circle: “In this respect Klossowski has convincingly shown the inverse relationship that pulls the fantasy in two directions, as the economic law establishes perversion in the "psychic exchanges," - called drives by Nietzsche and Klossowski - or as the psychic exchanges on the contrary promote a subversion of the law: "Anachronistic, relative to the institutional level of gregariousness, the singular state can, according to its more or less forceful intensity, bring about a de-actualization of the institution itself and denounce it in turn as anachronistic." (AO, 63). Let us apply such divarication to the accelerationist fragment in Anti-Œdipus and see the two possible directions, as the capitalism of the fluxes distorts the wage earner and grabs the capitalist through money in a constant exchange where “profit will flow alongside wages, side by side, reflux and afflux”, or as the drive state of the revolutionary singularities will subvert the codes of a controlled and money-directed society, operating in a universal affects-driven economy, as Deleuze and Guattari testify with the following words “In a certain sense capitalist economists are not mistaken when they present the economy as being perpetually "in need of monetarization" as if it were always necessary to inject money into the economy from the outside according to a supply and a demand. In this manner the system indeed holds together and functions, and perpetually fulfills its own immanence. In this manner it is indeed the global object of an investment of desire. The wage earner's desire, the capitalist's desire, everything moves to the rhythm of one and the same desire. (AO, 239) 


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