[D-G] billet d'humeur on Brexit

Mike Lansing badger2 at mail2world.com
Sat Mar 16 19:03:10 PDT 2019

there is here johnny's terraforming text which demands that we take our
time in digesting it in the machinic unconscious. On the north-south
axis the major cities stand out as beacons, targets, the French-Russki
rhizome as Elysian Fields in paris haze-Sanders spectre of the Indigene
Aboriginal dreamtime correctness demiurge. The State's trident captures
and recuperates, reiterates a frontier of becoming-hazy automaton.

<-----Original Message-----> 
>From: Johnatan Petterson [internet.petterson at gmail.com]
>Sent: 3/16/2019 11:25:44 AM
>To: deleuze-guattari at lists.driftline.org
>Subject: Re: [D-G] billet d'humeur on Brexit
>Johnny has not the time to read Zizek about the christian legacy.
>watching Europe from the Tour Eiffel, Paris, Johnny being arrogant,
>it's interesting to see Germany in the same haze as the Balkans.
>the two 'racisms' theory is interesting for Johnny.
>the old fashioned racism, and the multiculural-correct racism exposed
>brilliantly by Mike Lansing.
>the old fashioned racism seems the one explored by Edward Said
>in Orientalism with the musical point counter point of the West and the
>the multicultural correct racism to Johnny's knowledge had not been
>documented so far (perhaps in Zizek thus ?)
>say, its a bit like the racism Said talked about when he explained how
>Burton, Nerval, or William Lane in 'Customs of the Modern Egyptians'
>the Middle - East countries, and such documents helped the French,
>or Americans
>Governments to play with the notions in the documents, and play
>with the countries documented, knowing the (self)-destructive ethnic
>and playing with them. Yet somehow that is what Governments and Princes
>have always done,
>playing with your neighbors' weak spots. Now if Kusturica's ethnic
>statement against
>the Slovens gets accepted in the Northerly Media, it might be because
>the special status
>of certain hot spots, which are within the Western World the capitals
>London, Paris, Amsterdam, San Francisco , etc
>where everybody from the world is in effect treated equals, politically
>correctly, and abstracted
>from the World where we see such hazes as the one where Germany becomes
>like the Balkans.
>London for example is a city where people treat each other most
>excellently. It is a place a bit
>like where everybody is expected to do like Sophocles, who voted
>his own rights or 'genos',
>and as well made the Tragedy for which he is most known, 'Oedipus Rex'
>where the hero, like Dionysus,
>blinds his eyes. To some effect, the schizophrenia spreads further in
>countries, by help of the Media,
>and as a result, to country side do not understand the 'Elites' and
>for Brexiters like Boris Johnson
>or Alt-Right Trump, people with a consciousness of the role of the
>people who have a consciousness of
>the broad space around the islands of political correctness.
>Yet we would wonder if we should really talk about the acceptance of
>Kusturica's hatred, as among the citizens
>of such big towns, as multicultural political correctness, as a new
form of
>reflective racism? That seem to be the point of Mike?
>Perhaps French interior Principal Chess Board Politics could explain
>following: It is the same with the propaganda in the French main media
>since the second Intifada, which plays the tune of opinions favoring
>French exceptionalism politics with the Arab World.
>A bit like Russia, France plays the card of a "multi-polar" world,
>new "air" is sought which would have escaped the
>point of view espoused by Anglo-Saxon Foreign Politics. As a
>citizens in the cities of political correctness like Paris or Brussels
>have a distorted view on the middle-eastern region. When both France
>Russia have given political power to the Elites 'in place' of the
>the Conflict between the State of Israel and the Leaders of the
>Palestinians, espouse the line of divide between those who
>support Political Correctness in the US, who support, (correct me? like
>Bernie Sanders) a multi-polar world, and those who like
>Trump see the world as Princes of the broad spectrum of ethnic
passions in
>the World, and remain thus in favor of 'America First'. They see the
>from 'Capitol Hill'. It is naturally that Trump aligned and took
>in the divisive Earth line. On the other side, as we dive into the
>'Barbarian Other', we see emerge new colors, new airs, like Russia
>multi-polar air, and France's Tour Eiffel hazy air. The Brussels air
is a
>bit like a diagonal between " air " of France, and the one of " air "
>breathed forth by Bernie Sanders,
>which would explain the attitude of Federica Mogherini in Iran. Chess
>taking a slower account as possible to change in the White House, to
>effect in 2020, or later.
>In turn, the world foreign affairs have grown so different in such a
>than few inhabitants of the islands of
>political correctness have a straight vision, such as those Princes
have as
>a duty to understand fully.
>What would be interesting for the citizens of political correctness,
is to
>seek how to understand the point of
>view of those in the little towns, those with few money, few
education, and
>who do not "believe" in the same
>faith/reason in the French Republic and a correct understanding of the
>of self-destructiveness of ethnic
>passions. This is where Guattari 's subjectivity, Geoffroy de
>Saint-Hillaire, and Jacob von Uexküll present an alternative to
>Aristotle and Cuvier. But such study have we not yet heard of.
>The aim of such study would be indeed to reform the French State
>of Capture, for example taking
>analogical inspiration from Radio Tomate and the becoming radio and
>molecular of the mind proposed by Guattari,
>in order to opt for a "becoming city" of the whole (citizens) of the
>country. And beyond. Perhaps going against the grain of the day
>against climate change, wherein we see so many hurried people blaming
>Politicians for being too "lazy" in implementing the
>legislation. Not as fast they want and thus leeward they thus anon
want a
>RIC. At the same time, we could imagine valor of
>'unaffected terrain' allocated to certain new deserts created in the
>Becoming City of the Whole State.
>a bit like the Balkans working as temporary archaeologically protected
>Buffer Zones between Europe and Turkey. Aesthetics of the Terrain
>Yet, it is uncertain that the multicultural political correctness
>shows signs of reflexive racism.
>At the contrary, that is what we can understand from Deleuze reflexion
>Hume (1953) :
>there needs to be opposition to the Referendum of Initiative Citoyenne
>from those defending Subjectivity and Aesthetics, the Arts, the
>as a way to develop the
>hunting heads of the Margins responsible for the Growth of Society,
>legislative Reflexivity would be
>threatened by a movement like RIC: the more any citizen can create
>legislation with no mediation, the less intelligent
>the countryside will be, and the more Trump like Unilateralism we get
>ways free. that is not reflexive
>and the gravity of the State is what enables slowness and time for the
>Margins to imagine further
>non poetic developments. The reflective tolerance which accepts
>racism with the Slovens is perhaps part
>of what Henry Miller called why France is working in Europe a bit like
>China, something tempering down the
>speed with which sea farers of the Anglo-Saxon world play with the
>What is perhaps more problematic
>in France, is the way the country side small town citizens, have gained
>respect as such within the Intelligentsia and the
>Margins, and how Radio Tomate "becoming city" of the Country Side
>offers not a plausible solution yet instead a desert of reflexion. I
>it is the unthought why their is such an organic constitution on the
>with those
>poly - ethnic capitals and the countries across the Haze of the
>was nevertheless the idea of a mutual becoming proposed by Deleuze and
>Guattari. You get the sense sometimes
>that artists are affirmative of the action of the yellow jackets, only
>order to contain the recuperation of such passion by populist parties
>or UKIP : a dangerous recuperation of the votes of the countryside
>passions. It is a way then to "like" Emir Kusturica racist statement,
>Kusturica represents someone who comes from "those" " Barbaric Other "
>(easily switching) territories, Kusturica who is an Intellectual,
>us the illusion as City Dwellers, that we are well seated in our City
>Walls, that we do not have to build the "Becoming-City" and the
>"Becoming-Multicultural" of everybody, a "Becoming-Minoritarian" , of
>world, the broad world with which Capitol Hill plays too fast.
>The political problem nowadays is more than ever the lack of
>across Molar Hazy Frontiers
>rather than the Reflexive Chess Racism. the Molar Hazy Frontiers are
>Reflective in the Mind of the citizens.
>Control Society builds Walls around the City. You are well seated
>the Wealth of the Cultural Heritage.
> the Haze is like the Veil of Appearances. Consistency is the Margins'
>constitution and production of
>territorial objects connecting the territories across the hazy
>Whereas "deterritorialised" productions
> lack connexion in the brains of our Planet Earth. there is not only a
>century long industrial lack of interest and respect for Earth's DNA,
>but as well an Intelligentsia lack of respect for the Brain thinking
>DNA of the Earth, happening one level below Molarity.
>one level below the Chess Board of Modernity.
>Le jeu. 14 mars 2019 à 15:17, Mike Lansing <badger2 at mail2world.com> a
>écrit :
>> 'Perhaps the best way to encapsulate an epoch is to focus not on the
>> explicit features that define its social and ideological efices but
>> the disavowed ghosts that haunt it, dwelling in a mysterious region
>> nonexistent entities which none the less (persist [italics]),
>> to exert their efficacy.
>> ....
>> Here, however, we encounter the first paradox of the Balkans: it
>> as if the Balkans themselves had, in the eyes of Europe, the peculiar
>> status of a ghost that haunts -- are not the post-Yugoslav Balkans,
>> this vortex of (self)destructive ethnic passions, the exact opposite,
>> almost a kind of photographic negative, of the tolerant coexistence
>> ethnic communities, a kind of multiculturalist dream turned into a
>> nightmare? Does not the very indeterminate and shifting geographic
>> delimitation of the Balkans indicate their spectral status? Where do
>> the Balkans begin? -- the Balkans are always somewhere else, a little
>> bit more to the southeast....many arrogant Frenchmen associate
>> itself with an Eastern Balkan brutality entirely foreign to French
>> finesse, and this brings us to the last link in this chain: to some
>> conservative British opponents of the European Union, for whom --
>> implicitly, at least -- the whole of continental Europe functions
>> as a new version of the Balkans Turkish Empire, with Brussels as the
>> new Istanbul, a voracious despotic centre which threatens British
>> freedom and sovereignty....Is not this identification of continental
>> Europe itself with the Balkans, its barbarian Other, the secret truth
>> of the entire movement of the displaced delimitation between the two?
>> This enigmatic multiple displacement of the frontier clearly
>> demonstrates that in the case of the Balkans we are dealing not with
>> real geography but with an imaginary cartography which projects on
>> real landscape its own shadowy, often disavowed, ideological
>> antagonisms, just as Freud claimed that the localization of the
>> hysteric's conversion symptoms project on to the physical body the
>> [it.]) of another, imaginary anatomy....the point to be made is that
>> precisely in so far as the Balkans' function as such a spectral
>> reference to them enables us to discern, in a kind of spectral
>> analysis, the different modes of today's racism. First, there is the
>> old-fashioned unabashed rejection of the (despotic, barbarian,
>> orthodox, Muslim, corrupt, Oriental....) Balkan Other on behalf of
>> authentic (Western, civilized, democratic, christian....) values.
>> there is reflexive Politically Correct racism: the multiculturalist
>> perception of the Balkans as the terrain of ethnic horrors and
>> intolerance, of primitive irrational warring passions....The example
>> Kusturica's films enables us to identify another feature of the
>> perception of the Balkans: the logic of displaced racism....when in
>> interview about his film Underground, Kusturica dismissed the
>> as a nation of Austrian grooms, nobody even reacted to the open
>> of this statement -- it was OK, since an 'authentic' exotic artist
>> the less developed part of ex-Yugoslavia was attacking the most
>> developed part of it....(The Balkans constitute a place of exception
>> with regard to which the tolerant multiculturalist is allowed to act
>> out his-her repressed racism[it.]).
>> Therein lies the main ideological lesson of 'the Balkans' : when
>> theorists like Anthony Giddens or Ulrich Beck define contemporary
>> society as a 'risk society', the reference to 'the Balkans' allows us
>> to supplement their analysis by pointing out how, today, (racism
>> is becoming reflexive [it.]).'
>> (Zizek, The Fragile Absolute -- or why is the christian legacy worth
>> fighting for? pp. 3-6))
>> 'Translators, such barbarians!'
>> (D&G list, circa 1990s)
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