File deleuze-guattari/deleuze-guattari.0607, message 30


Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 14:32:59 -0400
To: deleuze-guattari-AT-lists.driftline.org
Subject: Re: [D-G] this has all be one big tease!!


I thnk I understand what you are saying. when I translate this into
woof-woof so that my k9 pals can participate here. ("woof-woof
grrrr..." etc... )

So i am not so clear on this term "classical oriental despot" perhaps
it is an archetype that my brain pathways have not been exposed to
enough. Here in the Baltic Sea the only despots I can think of are
one-eyed-pirates who perfer a floral motif to the paisley.
Nonetheless, where nassar and saddam support a unity of arab nations
in the 1960s, such a unity poses a risk to the capitalist european/usa
banks who feared a communist alliance. When the west perpetuates
turmoil in th emiddle east (funding to isreal, saddam, binladen
etc...) they are promoting the disappearance of that very critical
communist possibility - as does the Soviet Union (dont let the name
fool you). It is interesting that for this western sovereignty the
"classical oriental despot" can be nomologically correlated with the
"communist movement." In the 60's the cia would pay money to
people/agents who were willing to spread this kind of counter
intelligence, but nowadays there are intellectuals who do it for free,
as if their very identity hinges upon the mis-information (and
unfortunately it certainly does re: habermas & communication). I
cannot judge hwenk's knowlege of history but in just a few sentences
he has glazed over some rugged terrain and this leads to a simplified
re-wording of the language - we must have it clear so we can talk more
deeply.
What is important to see next is exactly that which hwenk has brought
up... that is that the oedipalizing of things like "mundane taste"
with this vague "despot" of a humonculous. My bonobo parrots fail to
see the implications and I must squeek a bit more then I would like,
just to illustrate your point. (kreeee!! squak-squak...)

I think to elaborate upon what hwenk spilled out in a previous post...
that megamachine which is described inside the mind (like humonculous)
is not so much "in the mind" as it is "out of the mind." When Guttari
compliments Lenin and his ability to turn young intellectuals into
bolsheviks with a marxist cause, then you can begin to see the
potential for the D-G cure to exist also outside the mind - where the
effective cure relies on the doctors ability to help the patient
understand how the megamachine is external to the body yet effects the
body in a harmful way by preventing it from "communing" with other
bodies - that freudian psychology is capitalist indocrination. There
is that supreme goal of rhyzomatic life, happy communion. Reaching
that goal means finding communication and all the different
ontological languages we have are used to effectivly divide and
seperate our naturally rhyzomatic bodies which love to have
interpersonal relationships. That is why the megamachine
reterrioralizes, to seperate that which is growing together.

When we sit and judge and organize along the good/bad axis (or equally
ridiculous pleasure/pain) we begin to reterritorialze our own mind via
what the megamachine has trained us to perform these tasks. Yoga
should train us to forget the megamachine and find our body again. It
is easy to do and so we do it, but what yoga cannot help us with is
finding our comrads who are all around us legs folded, eyes shut and
quietly meditating on the om. What else could humans benefit from by
becoming more insect-like?
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