Speculative Thought on Psychoanalysis and Speed

Speculative thought: If psychosis is the fastest of the clinical structures (precisely because there are no road-blocks, point-de-capiton, etc) then does this not also imply that neurosis is the slowest of the clinical structures? Here I have to agree with Deleuze, though I hesitate: the schizophrenic is a superior creature when compared to the neurotic.
But the price the schizophrenic pays for this superiority is an increase in the number of accidents. Schizophrenia is perhaps the accident of mental life par excellence. Thus, I am led to distinguish between ‘road-blocks’ (e.g., point-de-capiton) and ‘accidents.’ Whereas road-blocks occur within the imaginary-symbolic, accidents occur within the symbolic-real.
Let the next revolutionary chant not be “We don’t want a world where the guarantee of not dying of starvation brings the risk of dying of boredom,” but rather “we don’t want to enjoy in a world of fast neoliberal accidents if the price we pay for it is the loss of our ability to passionately surmount the slow suffering of our revolutionary neurosis.”

One thought on “Speculative Thought on Psychoanalysis and Speed

  1. the schitzo then needs to learn fast from the accidents. all in the name of safety, the police produce road blocks where there otherwise does not need to be any, and at the same time evict those who find a stationary resistance to extractionary tactics. a cyclists jumps a red light because the roads are wide enough, and bend enough to do safe turns. he knows bahaving like a motorized vehicle decreases awareness – ‘just fall in line and obey’. don’t think fast, don’t move fast , even if that speed gives him the capacity to precieve the slowness of 8 mile per hour average, reactionary traffic. really safety is quantified, the officer reminds him, a million bucks spent on inquiry into every fatality. obedience is weighed in dollars like a prison economy, he gathers, if and only if you’re housed in their prisons. in which case one will be violently forced to move along or exhausted by increased labor demand, but not both. the imperialism of speed was that there was a mother in that home, where those quick enough to the call arrived and did an eviction resistance. she had two kids and didn’t have time for extra labor. they bought her some time by standing in front of the balifs, who demanded that they tell them what gave them the right to not allow them in the landlords private property. meanwhile the lowest of the low mail boys worked 60 hours a week for the fanicial circuit, and got tickets for being faster than the technology designed to keep the motorists safe from lawsuits. work those suits could do from home perhaps, who speed past the cyclists on the commute, those cyclists on their single fixed gears , who only pick up speed when there’s a delivery dead line.

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