Leaving activism behind: Notes towards insurrection
Confronted with those who neglect to recognize themselves in our festivals of destruction, we offer neither criticism nor sympathy but only our contempt.Confronted with those who neglect to recognize themselves in our festivals of destruction, we offer neither criticism nor sympathy but only our contempt. This is a call to zones of indistinction which need no justification, not an insistence on totality. Every smashed window is a refusal to organize, a blow against the temporality of anarcho-liberalism, a recognition of the singular being inherent in the articulation of encounters. Our need to desire is less the setting forth of a plan than the construction of an event.
What's needed is not mobilization, and even far less absence, but a putting-into-practice of immanent social war, a rejection in all forms of the structure of passivity. We must negate all banality—for once and for all. The pathetic humanism proposed to us is like a bad joke, and instead of laughter we respond with indifference. To those who deride the inoperative ecstasy in a burning dumpster or a car set aflame, we propose nothing less than to reject their compulsive fossilization of our desires, at all costs.
In the articulation of multiplicities, we shatter those who would have us give up the radical joy of crisis for the misery of normalization. It is necessary to commence without illusions; not to dream of new ways to be productive, but to make manifest the subterranean communes in the heart of each barricaded hallway.AGAIN