[D-G] Deleuze and Guattari on Brexit
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Tue Jan 15 10:56:15 PST 2019
'Just as the deep reflection of the subject leads to
self-understanding, just as it leads the subject to realize what it
really is, soo too a developed Sittlichkeit enjoins us to realize the
values of our society, to bring about the order that already is, so
that there is no gap between what ought to be and what is, between
Sollen and Sein. In both the psychological and social versions, no
transformation is called for but merely a process of recognition and
ordering. The resulting subject (whether an individual consciousness or
a State) is the realization of a preexisting identity. The solution to
the theoretical search for a situated and autonomous subjectivity and
the political quest for a coherent ethical life in society, a national
community, fit together as homologous processes in a continually
expansive dialectical argument. The notions of reflective, situated
subjectivity and community that these communitarians propose lead
finally to the proposition of the State as the fully realized subject.
The community conceived on a local level cannot take on a full meaning.
Communitarians continually postulate the community as the expression of
who we are without giving any particular specifications of this "we."
In fact, if one were to try to conceive the community in local terms
based on specific commonalities -- a community of auto workers, a
community of gay men, even a community of women -- we would have to
qualify this in Taylor's terms as a "partial community." Such a
community cannot assume the role of a fully realized subject, but can
only discover (through reflection) its identity as a whole. This is why
Sandel, when he tries to be more precise about the nature of community,
speaks of the national community.
We have traced two lines of interpretation inspired by Rawls's work
that have each played particularly prominent roles in the last fifteen
years. While the two diverge in important aspects, they share the
common project of theorizing the marginalization of labor in the
constitution and the real subsumption of society in the State. In the
first version, the postmodern interpretation of Rawls, the autonomy of
the juridical order of the State is established not through an
engagement with social forces, but rather through a process of
abstraction from them. The political method of avoidance separates the
juridical system from social reality so that questions of right tend to
be resolved in a mechanical process of balancing abstract inputs to
achieve a global equilibrium. This abstract projection of society is
subsumed within the State automatically because the modes of existence
in the social simulacra are products of the system itself. The
postmodern subsumption thus has an artificial, mechanical quality. The
second tendency, however, gives a more substantial version, but one
that points to the same process of subsumption. In this case the
juridical system is not abstracted from society but rather it is
imagined to infuse society at all levels. Law constitutes social
subjects in line with the order of the State, and thus society is
created as a pacific order within the State arrangement. The various
social subjects, the "partial communities," are merely modes of the
State itself. At first glance, thyen,the debate between liberals and
communitarians seems to be repeating a historical conflict between
supporters of the rights State and proponents of the social State, but
on further reflection we find that the two positions are merely two
strategies intent on the same project -- the subsumption of society
within the State. Like the real subsumption of labor within capital
that Marx foresaw, this real subsumption of society within the State
marks a new era of social relations and requires a new paradigm of
(H&N, LoD, The Real Subsumption of Society in the State)
Islamochristian Sharia Morphing: Copulations of Church and State
Moscow Times 14 Jan 2019 2 Tortured to Death in New Anti-Gay Purge in
Chechnya, Activist Says
'....Everything is being done so that they can't flee the country.'
This is reminiscent of the time when the borders were closed to prevent
escape in Argentina which produced 30,000 desaparecidos. See Graziano,
Divine Violence: Spectacle, Psychosexuality, and Radical Christianity
in the Argentine 'Dirty War.'
Moscow Times 21 Dec 2018 OSCE Calls on Russia to Investigate 'Grave'
Rights Abuses in Chechnya
'A court in southern Russia upheld a decision to not investigate the
alleged 27 extrajudicial killings.'
Moscow Times 7 Jan 2019 2nd Russian City Halts Ticket Sales for 'Gay'
'Then catalyst for the disrupted sales in the Muslim-majority city was
a conservative page on Russian social media, which called the premiere,
"the best way to offend the Chechen people." '
6 Jan 2019
' "one should understand it's not at all about the film. It's about our
opposition to assimilation." '
The Chechen people are contradicting themselves. Before Islam
infiltrated (assimilated) Chechnya, there were hundreds of various
languages and the only religion that could be called one would have
Moscow Times 14 Jan 2019 "Pray for Us" Religious Billboards Seek to
Keep Drivers Safe in St. Petersburg
'....sixty billboards depicting Orthodox saints.'
This opportunism to tap into the lucrative market of petroleum
addiction meshes with other drug addictions besides religion, which can
also be defined as a physical disease. This is reminiscent of a
billboard placed outside of Indianapolis, Indiana, depicting a bearded
Jesus H. Christ with the caption, "You Can't Escape from His Paradise."
Moscow Times 14 Jan 2019 Russian Authorities Begin Investigation of
Memorial Rights Group
'....allegations that it acted as a foreign agent.'
>From whom did Gulen purchase the Pennsylvania real estate?
>From: Johnatan Petterson [internet.petterson at gmail.com]
>Sent: 1/13/2019 6:10:33 AM
>To: deleuze-guattari at lists.driftline.org
>Subject: Re: [D-G] Deleuze and Guattari on Brexit
>in the following excerpt from Petterson ( *Fri Dec 14 14:49:39 PST
>*)* : <<
>Johnny Pett said: "But I don't think ATP would have included the idea
>> of a Visible State (perceptible to the Persona) as a terrorist entity
>> as Lacan had said (your quote).'
>>> what was attempted, on the purest subjective or personal lesson,
>was making something as "the State" visible. the "State" is something
>about which often people talk, yet it seems an abstraction, thus
>when Johnny does not
>remember if DG were talking about the "State" as an Abstraction. one of
>was thus to compare two different places where two different State
>for signs of Violence at the frontier between two Machiavellian Orders,
>to seek the Terror which marks Apollon-Lacan as the sign of the
>Yet, later on , the notion of "Centrality" helped Petterson to have a
>refined notion of the "State".
>(see previous 01/10/2019) . We hope to make Central Command of State
>relatable in Petterson's Perception as well.
>Perceiving The State's Morphology is important in order to decipher the
>other Regimes of Signs exterior to State.
>what are the origin of formation of the state in Mike's understanding,
>does State have a show in Perception in Mike's Person?
>it seems by the way to Johnny Petterson: when understanding the signs
>emanating from this charm interview of France 24;
> that the aforementioned Gulenist movement is the one behind the Coup
>Summer 2017, because he has entered honestly
>in dispute with Erdogan after having "loved" him? Is this something
>Mike would want to validate in one way or another, or rather
>> If ATP states that the State always arises already formed, the
>> contradiction would be to disagree with the origins of its formation,
>> visible or not visible, a kind of oxymoron when relating to
>> Gulen imitates the migrant UK Founding Fathers by going to
>> Pennsylvania, and once there tries gets arrogant and cock-sure while
>> instilling terror in the hearts of the U.S. prisoners by stating that
>> "I don't think either Trump or any other U.S. president will tarnish
>> the reputation of the United States around the world and submit to
>> these unreasonable demands by the Turkish president.'
>> This statement can be viewed at time-point 1:46 in the video.
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