"A pop culture example that comments on global reterritorialization is the song "Californication" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The song is about how California's culture influences the world; a trend that is picked up in California will likely be picked up everywhere in the global community. One of the final verses of the song mentions the destruction that takes place during deterritorialization, but how that opens up the opportunity for reterritorialization: “Destruction leads to a very rough road but it also breeds creation, and earthquakes are to a girl's guitar, they're just another good vibration, and tidal waves couldn't save the world from Californication.” These lyrics capture the essence of reterritorialization at a global level. California is, in a since, a cultural node in the global community; a place where international trends begin. Deterritorialization and reterritorialization are a continuous part of the evolution of the global culture, and mass media is its catalyst."
"Answering to the extensive expansion of industrial production and consumption to the "Third World" is an intensive expansion of the capitalist relation at the 'center,' where it becomes coextensive with life. And death. Producing oneself through consumption has its dangers, particularly when the consumption is of cultural images, so free-flowing and seductive. Dangerous it is, but not abnormal.
"Roseann Greco, 52, of West Islip, was charged with second-degree murder for killer her husband, Felix, in their driveway in 1985. She insisted at the time that the cartoon character Mickey Mouse had taken over her husband's body.
Roseann Greco was found mentally competent to stand trial." -Brian Massumi, 1993.
From Israel Today (August 1, 2007):
"After a Mickey Mouse look-alike sparked international outrage by promoting jihad on Hamas TV, the embarrassed Gaza government found a convenient solution for taking the show off the air. 'Mickey' became a martyr.
"The Hamas 'Mickey' nicknamed Farfour, was beaten to death by an Israeli security official in the weekly children's series Pioneers of Tomorrow."
Again, Massumi: "BUYING IS PREVENTION. IT INSURES AGAINST DEATH."