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<nettime> Florian, Assange and Deleuze
Timothy Druckrey on Wed, 22 Dec 2010 10:41:43 +0100 (CET)


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<nettime> Florian, Assange and Deleuze


All,

First - thanks to Florian for a realistic approach to the inflation of
Assange to some kind of philosopher/activist.

Clearly, as his increasingly defensive and erratic interviews
demonstrate, he has no deep thinking nor demonstrates any
understanding of anything other than a vague and defensive oscillation
between how 'personal' problems and his 'political' agenda' are
somehow linked. His 'cult' of second rate mouse-click activists
thinking that they are stopping the banks or credit-card companies
from providing their unrelenting services is truly pathetic.

Surely his sloppy philosophy isn't anywhere close to Deleuze and to
attempt to form-fit this into a badly interpreted Deleuzian agenda is
at best ridiculous and at least pointless.

Assange is so conflicted (just listen to his interviews) that it works
against his 'principles.' To apply Deleuze's considered radicality to
such a figure is a stretch that is both painful and that demonstrates
a sad immaturity.

Tim





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