Leaving mobilization behind: Notes on rupture
The pathetic impotentiality proposed to us is like a bad joke, and instead of laughter we respond with insurrection.The pathetic impotentiality proposed to us is like a bad joke, and instead of laughter we respond with insurrection. This is a call to crisis, not an insistence on activism. To those who deride the immanent ecstasy in a smashed window or a burning dumpster, we propose nothing less than to negate their compulsive normalization, by any means necessary. We must reject all totality—absolutely.
Confronted with those who neglect to recognize themselves in our festivals of destruction, we offer neither dialogue nor sympathy but only our derision. What's needed is not absence, and even far less banality, but a putting-into-practice of singular social war, a rejection in all forms of the logic of fossilization of our desires. Our need to desire is less the elaboration of a plan than the articulation of a state of exception. It is necessary to commence in secret; not to dream of new ways to negotiate, but to make manifest the subterranean zones of offensive capacity in the heart of each car set aflame.
Every moment of friendship is a refusal to organize, a blow against the temporality of anarcho-liberalism, a recognition of the inoperative teleology inherent in the articulation of communes. In the setting forth of desiring-bodies, we destroy those who would have us give up the radical joy of zones of indistinction which need no justification for the misery of representation.AGAIN