Deleuze and Guattari and ‘Capitalism and Schizophrenia’

Deleuze and Guatarri

A podcast about Deleuze and Guatarri and Capitalism and Schizophrenia. There is apparently zip about capitalism or schizophrenia in Capitalism and Schizophrenia. Being rhizome-like will supposedly assist one into breaking through to new ways of thinking and living is all I can get. A movie, Nomadland is a portrait of current day rhizomes. One can be very sympathetic to drifters and even applaud drifters who make the most of very trying situations without holding that drifters are breaking on through to new thriving ways of life.

Disorganization is perhaps the worst symptom of schizophrenia. The rhizomatic philosophy of Capitalism and Schizophrenia attempts to valorize disorganization. Consulting Deleuze and Guatarri about the treatment of schizophrenia, how to run an economy or how to live life would have been disastrous. Capitalism and Schizophrenia is a water smudged postcard from the 60’s with almost illegible handwriting found behind some postal machine but no one lives at the recipient’s address and the postcard is now undeliverable.

I am not suggesting that critical theory has become more sensible but there are more current works in critical theory just as nonsensical as Capitalism and Schizophrenia that can be used to push individuals into very difficult ways of living. Critical theory is always innovating new nonsense. Deleuze committed suicide by jumping out of the window of his Parisian apartment.

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