The war machine... vortical spaces... Go... jurist-king vs magician-king... breathe. I'm quite certain this isn't D&G (or even Brett's D&G), but I’ll go ahead an appropriate their terms.

The movie Pi uses the game Go as a frame for the protagonist's (Max) chaotic discovery of a pattern in the stockmarket... or was it God... in the form of a 216 digit number. He's just searching for the capital T, but upon finding it, Hasids and stock brokers and other zealots start harrasing him for his knowledge. But right... Go... why describe when I can quote the movie: "The Ancient Japanese considered the Go board to be a microcosm of the universe. Although when it is empty it appears to be simple and ordered, in fact, the possibilities of gameplay are endless. They say that no two Go games have ever been alike. Just like snowflakes. So, the Go board actually represents an extremely complex and chaotic universe." What I've always wondered was this: Is Max's number the board, or just another game, of Go?

Something about viewing the world as a Fourier transform… a Fourier transform is when you represent a given function as an infinite series of sinusoidal functions… because you can always have them cancel in a given area “if you’re clever” (aka do the transform)… this needs to be drawn but I can’t find an image. I don’t know where this one is going anymore, but I can’t help but see graphs of functions when I hear a word like “vortical”…

Or what about an impulse (ie the integral of force over time)? If the go board is the universe, then the war machine is a transform (infinite series of moves on the go board)… and the instantiation of the war machine is an impulse (the piece appearing on the board and doing what it may)… but then the piece is in play… no longer part of the war machine. So is the go board the war machine? No, but the empty go board is nothing but possibility… nothing but nomadic pieces, nothing but ‘anything but State’.

It is an interesting problem… how do you fight “the man” without becoming “the man” (not to be confused with TPs becoming-). Because war machine – state isn’t wasp – orchid (which is a becoming-). The war machine is, but can only be defined by what it is not. Something about negative theology, Valis and Gnosticism…

But is that the War Machine? Or does the war machine refer to a more specific set within the set of “not State”?

D&G talk about social groups being war machines, which clearly constitutes a something... but one can never be certain. Yes, there isn't the magician/jurist king element in society groups (too lazy to find quotes right now, so I'll keep vamping), but isn't there? I think I'm still tied to my transcendal tendencies... as though I'm placing the opposite, immanence, war machine, plateaus, as the transcendental One... kinda' funny, if you think about it (its that loop thing again!) I'm thinking war machine as enlightment or something.

But isn't it? If indeed you could infect the "not State", "not Priest", "not dictator", "not assemblage"(?) would May of '68 had a different outcome? Had we not yet invented that technology? Now I'm thinking Matrix, Keanu Reeves style.
"You mean I can dodge bullets?"
"No Neo, when you're ready, you think violence out of existence" (I'm thinking Derridian violence, not War violence)

My thought of the war machine is the process by which the non-assemblage assemblage is created.