— Steven Best and Douglas Kellner, commenting on Anti-Oedipus (via class-struggle-anarchism)
"Capitalism subverts all traditional codes, values, and structures that fetter production, exchange and desire. But it simultaneously ‘recodes’ everything within the abstract logic of equivalences (exchange value), ‘territorialising’ them within the state, family, law, commodity logic, banking systems, consumerism, psychoanalysis and other normalising institutions. Capitalism substitutes for qualitative codes an ‘extremely rigorous axiomatics’ that quantitatively regulate and control all decoded codes. Capitalism re-channels desire and needs into inhibiting psychic and social spaces that control them far more effectively than savage and despotic societies."