Leaving absence behind: Notes on crisis
It is necessary to commence for once and for all; not to dream of new ways to organize, but to make manifest the subterranean communes in the heart of each barricaded hallway.The pathetic totality proposed to us is like a bad joke, and instead of laughter we respond with zones of indistinction which need no justification. What's needed is not fossilization of our desires, and even far less humanism, but a putting-into-practice of inoperative social war, a rejection in all forms of the being of representation. Our need to riot is less the elaboration of a plan than the articulation of an event. Confronted with those who neglect to recognize themselves in our orgies of negation, we offer neither sympathy nor criticism but only our derision.
To those who deride the radical joy in a moment of friendship or a c-clamped pushbar, we propose nothing less than to reject their compulsive impotentiality, without looking back. We must shatter all mobilization—in secret. It is necessary to commence for once and for all; not to dream of new ways to organize, but to make manifest the subterranean communes in the heart of each barricaded hallway. This is a call to indifference, not an insistence on normalization.
Every car set aflame is a refusal to be productive, a blow against the teleology of the bureaucrats of revolt, a recognition of the immanent temporality inherent in the articulation of desiring-bodies. In the construction of becomings, we destroy those who would have us give up the singular ecstasy of insurrection for the misery of activism.AGAIN