[extract] This chapter looks at the interplay between fantasy and the United States variant
of financialised capitalism. The quotation immediately above serves as the springboard
to our discussion. Consistent with their materialism, Deleuze and Guattari
(2009) argue in their masterwork Anti-Oedipus that "it is not possible to attribute a
special form of existence to desire, a mental or psychic reality that is presumably different
from the material reality of social production'' (p. 30). Desire permeates the
social field; it is just as "present" in flows of money capital as it is in seminal flows.
The corollary is that "fantasy is never individual: it is group fantasy"; simply put,
fantasies are "secondary expressions" of how desire manifests in social production
and its specifically capitalist forms (Deleuze & Guattari, p. 30, emphasis omitted).