Saturday, July 13, 2013

Extraordinary Discourse 129

Parsing The Zeitgeist

The nomads invented a whole numerical organization which can be found in armies (dozens, hundreds etc.). This original organization implies relationships with women, plants, animals and metals which are very different from those which are codified in a State. To make thought a nomadic power is not necessarily to move, but it is to shake the model of the state apparatus, the idol or image which weighs down thought, the monster squatting on it. To give thought an absolute speed, a war-machine, a geography and all these becomings or these paths which criss-cross a steppe.
Gilles Deleuze
Dialogues II