D & G

We are always afraid of losing. Our security, the great molar organization that sustains us, the arborescences we cling to, the binary machines that give us well-defined status, the resonances we enter into, the system of overcoding that dominates us–we desire all that... "in flight from flight." We flee from flight, rigidify our segments, give ourselves over to binary logic; the harder they have been to us on one segment, the harder we will be on another... The more rigid the segmentarity, the more reassuring it is for us. That is what fear is, and how it makes us retreat into the first line.

-Deleuze & Guttari, A Thousand Plateaus, Chapter 9. 1933:
Micropolitics and Segmentarity
(p. 227)

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