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