Leaving passivity behind: Notes on rupture
In the construction of encounters, we reject those who would have us give up the radical ecstasy of zones of indistinction which need no justification for the catastrophe of fossilization of our desires.In the construction of encounters, we reject those who would have us give up the radical ecstasy of zones of indistinction which need no justification for the catastrophe of fossilization of our desires. Our need to occupy everything is less the elaboration of a project than the setting forth of an event. The homogenous banality proposed to us is like a bad joke, and instead of laughter we respond with indifference. Confronted with those who fail to recognize themselves in our orgies of destruction, we offer neither sympathy nor dialogue but only our contempt.
We must shatter all totality—without illusions. It is necessary to commence for once and for all; not to dream of new ways to be productive, but to make manifest the subterranean multiplicities in the heart of each moment of friendship. Every car set aflame is a refusal to negotiate, a blow against the being of liberalism, a recognition of the immanent teleology inherent in the articulation of becomings. This is a call to social war, not an insistence on humanism.
What's needed is not mobilization, and even far less impotentiality, but a putting-into-practice of inoperative crisis, a rejection in all forms of the structure of absence. To those who deride the singular joy in a barricaded hallway or a smashed window, we propose nothing less than to destroy their compulsive representation, with every weapon at our disposal.AGAIN