SPEED

The Situationists still believed that the invasion of the body politic by images had been engineered by the wealthy at the expense of the working class. What their analysis left out is that wealth is always an aspect of speed. All power is primarily “dromocratic” (from dromos, race), since it must rely on transport and transmission to control its territory. Dromocracy itself was power, not just the state of wealth. The primary mechanism of social transformation was circulation, and even stasis had become a product of speed.

Sylvere Lotringer, Crepuscular Dawn, p.16

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