several propositions on cap-and-state

1a. capitalism is a difference engine

1b. alternatively, the state constructs sameness

2. the relation of bodies under the logic of capitalism are exterior, the relations of bodies under the logic of the state are interior

3a. capitalist commodification is an abstract relation built between bodies

3b. abstraction doesn’t reduce a body to its image

4a. the state constructs relations through mutilation

4b. the state doesn’t mutilate bodies to fit a single image but sets them orbit, or whittles notches in them to fit together like cogs in a machine [needs rewording/word economy]

5a. an ensemble of relations of exteriority is a socius

5b. an ensemble of relations of interiority is a totality

6. empire is the mix of the logics of capitalism and the state

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