Leaving activism behind: Notes on insurrection
What's needed is not normalization, and even far less humanism, but a putting-into-practice of inoperative rupture, a rejection in all forms of the teleology of banality.To those who deride the immanent joy in a moment of friendship or a burning dumpster, we propose nothing less than to negate their pathetic absence, by any means necessary. The homogenous impotentiality proposed to us is like a bad joke, and instead of laughter we respond with social war. Our need to occupy everything is less the realization of a plan than the elaboration of a state of exception. In the construction of multiplicities, we destroy those who would have us give up the radical ecstasy of indifference for the catastrophe of fossilization of our desires.
We must shatter all passivity—without illusions. What's needed is not normalization, and even far less humanism, but a putting-into-practice of inoperative rupture, a rejection in all forms of the teleology of banality. Confronted with those who refuse to recognize themselves in our orgies of destruction, we offer neither criticism nor dialogue but only our contempt. It is necessary to commence absolutely; not to dream of new ways to organize, but to make manifest the subterranean desiring-bodies in the heart of each car set aflame.
Every smashed window is a refusal to make demands, a blow against the temporality of the mileu, a recognition of the singular structure inherent in the articulation of becomings. This is a call to crisis, not an insistence on totality.AGAIN