Empires hate paracitic, symbiotic creatures. Empire is a vampire but it cannot stand its own blood being slowly sucked out. [Empires hate mosquitoes.] Empires cannot stand creatures that have learned how to survive in collaboration with others. The empire just cannot stand Annie and her love for the personal becoming political through simple and efficient gestures.
But Empire-Capitalism is also a cancerous, paracitic body itself, say Deleuze and Guattari. It doesn’t break - it bends. It subsumes and appropriates. Takes delicate bodies within its porous transforming self.