The Pox of Deleuzo-Guattarianism
Deleuze and Guattari’s work has become a theoretical edifice which entraps as much as it seems to project – a neuronal tarpit. D and G’s work is a kind of over-inclusive middle stretching in an infinite horizon (bwo, plane of immanence, rhizomatic carpet, etc). Over inhaling too much laterality has resulted in various forms of ejection – many of the great Deleuzians have left Deleuze (Pearson, DeLanda, and what happened to Massumi anyways) – they move to earlier thinkers who inspired Deleuze or disappear in Shanghai.
Reza’s work is the only sensible (or perhaps mad) trajectory which is to dissolve the whole mess and following the various atomizations or trails of acid. The broad specter of the dark precursor requires fragmentation and viral weaponization – entropy is not a bad dream to be forgotten – sense cannot whitewash the noumenal red in tooth and claw.
Immanence, and various phenomenological life worlds, just become endless circulations of affective blasts and term play. An upshot of Meillassoux’s hyper chaos, as Brassier points out, undoes the stability of becoming, of process. It is becoming beyond becoming. Sedimentation occurs, interruptions, and so on. The over inclusive middle is another panicked response to the horror of being.
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