A post-Trump Enlightenment

Just as complement to what Owen Jones has so wisely set out…..we urgently need a new (post-Trump) Deleuzian /Guattarian rhizomic politics:
[T]he rhizome is made only of lines; lines of segmentarity and stratification as its dimensions, and the line of flight or deterritorialization as the maximum dimension after which the multiplicity undergoes metamorphosis, changes in nature.
These lines, or ligaments, should noy be confused with lineages of the aborescent type, which are merely localizable linkages between points and positions… (A thousand plateaus).
So bloody right.
If we can just strategically and intersubjectively ‘interlace’ a rhizomic, ethico-aesthetic politics with a Beck/Habermasian universalist transcandentalism in respect of the elemental of a discourse ethic, in turn (rhizomically) rooted* in a post-Althusseran but also post-Lacanian sense of ideological apparatus as linguistically and subconsciously retrieved by a deliberate process of Baudrillardian compromise with the virtual, then we stand a genuine change of renewing the Enlightenment for a technological age and in the face of the dark forces of an irrationality only half-knowingly exploiting a ontological insecure post-proletariat precariat untouchable by a Gramscian process of concientization and incapacitated for the kind self-mobilisation described by the totally boss EP Thompson
I know this sounds simple enough, but it might not be.
We might have to talk to people about stuff and then help do stuff about the stuff.
* Ah, always wanted to make that joke, and it took a Trump presidency

Author: paulinlancs

Councillor for the Socialist Republic of Bickerstaffe. Interested in making things happen, except when there's cricket on. Sadly, there's never cricket on.

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