Debord in Spectacle in writes:
- The parallel between ideology and schizophrenia drawn by Joseph Gabel false consciousness should be seen in this context of the economic process of the materialisation of ideology..
- ...[and] according to Gabel 'a degradation in the dialectic of totality (of which disassociation is the extreme case) and a degradation in the dialectic of becoming (of which Catalonia is the extreme case) seem to be intimately interwoven.
he ties this with
imprisoned in a flat universe bounded on all sides by the spectators screen, the consciousness of the spectator has only figmentary interlocutors to subject it to a one-way discourse on their commodities and the politics of commodities. The sole mirror of this consciousness is the spectacle in all its breadth, where what is staged in a generalised autism.
ie no inter-subjectivity, or inter-objectivity - thus a loss of reality: reality deprived of realness becomes autistic; and the spectator solipsistic.
How seriously is Gabels critique taken now? And is this one input in Deleuzes Capitalism and Schizophrenia?