Leaving impotentiality behind: Notes on insurrection
This is a call to rupture, not an insistence on humanism.This is a call to rupture, not an insistence on humanism. Every barricaded hallway is a refusal to make demands, a blow against the structure of the mileu, a recognition of the immanent temporality inherent in the articulation of multiplicities. To those who deride the singular joy in a c-clamped pushbar or a burning dumpster, we propose nothing less than to shatter their homogenous fossilization of our desires, without looking back. Our need to riot is less the construction of a concept than the setting forth of a line of flight.
Confronted with those who fail to recognize themselves in our festivals of negation, we offer neither dialogue nor sympathy but only our derision. In the elaboration of communes, we negate those who would have us give up the radical ecstasy of crisis for the misery of banality. What's needed is not mobilization, and even far less totality, but a putting-into-practice of inoperative social war, a rejection in all forms of the logic of passivity. We must destroy all representation—for once and for all.
The compulsive activism proposed to us is like a bad joke, and instead of laughter we respond with zones of indistinction which need no justification. It is necessary to commence without illusions; not to dream of new ways to negotiate, but to make manifest the subterranean encounters in the heart of each smashed window.AGAIN