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Deleuze's institution as an eminence for the Western radicals is perhaps the greatest tragedy in the post-'70s radicalism, next to Identity Politics... who're both, conveniently a product of for-profit academic establishments. Deleuze and Guattari were indeed flaming establishment socialists -it is on the record- and before they went vocal against the more authoritarian policies of their parties, they played as active supporters of their spectacle politics, especially with Minister of Culture Jack Lang....

North Americans have been far too much confusing artifacts of French culture and philosophy -along with its imagery filled with fuzzy-haired, skinny intellectuals wearing neck scarves- with manifestations of revolutionary movements and paradigms. This archaic image of the rebellious Frenchman... copy-pasted from the 19th century romantic revolutionary stereotype upon the completely docile and hierarchical student body, is a gross anachrony. They do not know how retrograde and pathologically hierarchical French society IS; or how the anarchists have grown up against it, as its "gueux"... its outcasts, homeless and frequent detainees. Those are not Deleuze's crowd; not even back in the '70s they were. Any tendency that was birthed through the Mitterand years and after was nothing else but a reactionary political *integration* of aspects of the '70s counterculture and twisted discourse by our professional academic counterfeiters, such as Deleuze, Merleau-Ponty, Lyotard and Derrida. In other words, what the Situationist would call the "Recuperation".

There is nothing liberatory, nothing subversive or even revolutionary to gather in either Thousand Plateaus or Capitalism and Schizophrenia. It is at best a manipulative effort at throwing rhetorical dust at the faces of impressionable youngsters in need of intellectual means to comprehend the society around them, an effort that gave jobs to their hermeneutician subalterns, as well as for government employees to decrypt their concepts, valuable for a social management in a post-'68 chaotic era of nihilism that lacked central referents.

Nothing wrong with studying Deleuze's theory as to study the mind of the enemy... but some of you uncritically confused it with anything worthy from a radical, revolutionary, or even anarchist perspective. You've been tricked for sooo long.