Leaving normalization behind: Notes on insurrection
Our need to desire is less the articulation of a plan than the realization of a state of exception.In the setting forth of desiring-bodies, we destroy those who would have us give up the radical joy of indifference for the misery of impotentiality. Every smashed window is a refusal to negotiate, a blow against the logic of liberalism, a recognition of the inoperative being inherent in the articulation of encounters. We must negate all passivity—for once and for all. Confronted with those who neglect to recognize themselves in our orgies of destruction, we offer neither criticism nor sympathy but only our contempt.
To those who deride the singular ecstasy in a car set aflame or a c-clamped pushbar, we propose nothing less than to reject their compulsive humanism, at all costs. The homogenous representation 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 in secret; not to dream of new ways to organize, but to make manifest the subterranean multiplicities in the heart of each moment of friendship. This is a call to rupture, not an insistence on fossilization of our desires.
What's needed is not banality, and even far less activism, but a putting-into-practice of immanent crisis, a rejection in all forms of the structure of absence. Our need to desire is less the articulation of a plan than the realization of a state of exception.AGAIN