Introduction to Deleuze and Guattari part one

Fenris 23 has undertaken the daunting task, at the request of Doloras LaPicho at Chaos Marxism of explaining Deleuze and Guattari “in terms a factory worker would not only understand but would be interested in.” Daunting in part because I’m not sure how one can approximate what “a factory worker” is interested in or what they are capable of understanding. I’m not sure if being a college educated tech worker puts me in a better or worse position in terms of understanding D&G, but I think Fenris does a good job at introducing these concepts I’ve been spending the past few months trying to wrap my brain around. Here is the rough draft for the first part:

Their project for Capitalism and Schizophrenia was psychological emancipation of the individual and cooperative social organization so they are very compatable with both Marxism and Occult practice.

Deleuze and Guattari, however, are not a totalized whole that can be understood and explained. Rather their work is many things subject to many understandings. One purpose of studying Deleuze and Guattari is to change how you think. It is an initiation. Their concepts are not a system to be understood but rather tools we can apply or put to work.

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3 Comments

  1. To be honest nothing puts you in a better position to understand D&G but the willingness to read a hell of a lot and try to apply the material to other things.

  2. I?m not sure how one can approximate what ?a factory worker? is interested in or what they are capable of understanding.

    This is not at all a difficult question if you are in regular contact with factory workers. If you are one yourself, for example, or if you are a union organiser or other political activist in that area. One of the central secrets of the capitalist egregore is that it tries its absolute damndest to pretend that the people who actually produce everything we use are not even human.

  3. I am not a factory worker, and don’t know anyone who is currently employed as one. But what I’m getting at is that I don’t even know how to write up something that would be interesting and understandable to “the average tech worker” or office worker or waiter or any occupation really.

    Amongst the ex-factory workers I have known, they’re a pretty diverse group of people with different interests and different intellectual backgrounds.

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