Leaving activism behind: Notes on crisis
Confronted with those who refuse to recognize themselves in our orgies of destruction, we offer neither criticism nor sympathy but only our derision.To those who deride the immanent joy in a smashed window or a car set aflame, we propose nothing less than to destroy their compulsive absence, without looking back. Every c-clamped pushbar is a refusal to negotiate, a blow against the structure of the mileu, a recognition of the singular temporality inherent in the articulation of multiplicities. What's needed is not representation, and even far less impotentiality, but a putting-into-practice of radical zones of indistinction which need no justification, a rejection in all forms of the teleology of normalization. We must shatter all passivity—in secret.
Confronted with those who refuse to recognize themselves in our orgies of destruction, we offer neither criticism nor sympathy but only our derision. This is a call to social war, not an insistence on banality. Our need to riot is less the articulation of a plan than the elaboration of a state of exception. The pathetic mobilization proposed to us is like a bad joke, and instead of laughter we respond with insurrection.
It is necessary to commence absolutely; not to dream of new ways to make demands, but to make manifest the subterranean becomings in the heart of each moment of friendship. In the setting forth of communes, we negate those who would have us give up the inoperative ecstasy of rupture for the catastrophe of fossilization of our desires.AGAIN