We all fantasize about novel things. Yes we get those occasional lustful fantasies from both man and women, For men, they are those passionate sex scene with that girl we’ve been thinking about (if your not gay). For the most part, we fantasize about our immortalization in the symbolic realm. What distinguishes fantasy from desire? Well fantasy for the most part, is not real. Fantasy is generated hallucination. When we want to become apart of a group, that group is thinking about us thinking thinking about becoming apart of it within their minds. Why wouldn’t we want to become apart of a group of people with similar interests? Life becomes easier with friends because joining forces against the realities of life makes enduring worth it. The external field that influence wants and desires have initially set up parameters to make them desirous. Or rather capable of being enticing.
The subject group is already connecting individuals through the Body without Organs and fluctuating intensities emanate from them. Their fantasies tend to align with each other. Because we live in the 21st century, groups need not be actually present in real time. We can group-up cybernetically to create an extended conscious. The individual then fantasises about being apart of this group for the benefit of him.
But Oedipus is two sided or in Deleuze’s term: “double binded.” Because the group has to get the individual to want to become apart of the group, the subject group has to cast an allure of desire. That is to solve the individual’s existential angst. Death is the soul’s greatest frustration, therefore a calling to live for greater principles or to give up the life of pleasure becomes so appealing to the subjected individual. This is Nietzsche’s ascetic principle which states that the nihilistic individual will further deny life by giving up pleasure to cleanse his soul. This ascetic principle is the salvation to his wretched life. But the other side of Oedipus, that “double bind,” is that the subjected individual will also depart from the group as he is becoming apart of it. It establishes a tension that keep them connected. The individual resist the subject group from thinking that he is desiring to become apart of the group. Why? because that is the subject group’s main goal. The subject group resists the individual from thinking about revolution or overturning of the group. Both the subjected individual and the subject group have eachother or each other’s mind. A psychic economy is born.