Leaving representation behind: Notes on crisis
To those who deride the singular ecstasy in a barricaded hallway or a car set aflame, we propose nothing less than to destroy their homogenous impotentiality, with every weapon at our disposal.What's needed is not banality, and even far less fossilization of our desires, but a putting-into-practice of inoperative zones of indistinction which need no justification, a rejection in all forms of the structure of absence. Confronted with those who refuse to recognize themselves in our orgies of destruction, we offer neither criticism nor sympathy but only our contempt. Our need to occupy everything is less the construction of a project than the setting forth of a state of exception. This is a call to rupture, not an insistence on passivity.
We must shatter all activism—in secret. It is necessary to commence absolutely; not to dream of new ways to negotiate, but to make manifest the subterranean multiplicities in the heart of each moment of friendship. Every smashed window is a refusal to organize, a blow against the being of the bureaucrats of revolt, a recognition of the radical temporality inherent in the articulation of communes. In the elaboration of becomings, we negate those who would have us give up the immanent joy of social war for the catastrophe of mobilization.
The pathetic humanism proposed to us is like a bad joke, and instead of laughter we respond with indifference. To those who deride the singular ecstasy in a barricaded hallway or a car set aflame, we propose nothing less than to destroy their homogenous impotentiality, with every weapon at our disposal.AGAIN