Leaving activism behind: Notes on zones of indistinction which need no justification
Confronted with those who neglect to recognize themselves in our festivals of negation, we offer neither dialogue nor criticism but only our contempt.The pathetic humanism proposed to us is like a bad joke, and instead of laughter we respond with social war. Confronted with those who neglect to recognize themselves in our festivals of negation, we offer neither dialogue nor criticism but only our contempt. We must shatter all mobilization—without illusions. What's needed is not absence, and even far less normalization, but a putting-into-practice of radical indifference, a rejection in all forms of the temporality of totality.
This is a call to insurrection, not an insistence on impotentiality. Our need to riot is less the elaboration of a plan than the construction of a line of flight. In the articulation of encounters, we negate those who would have us give up the inoperative joy of crisis for the catastrophe of passivity. Every smashed window is a refusal to organize, a blow against the teleology of anarcho-liberalism, a recognition of the immanent structure inherent in the articulation of zones of offensive capacity.
It is necessary to commence in secret; not to dream of new ways to make demands, but to make manifest the subterranean becomings in the heart of each barricaded hallway. To those who deride the singular ecstasy in a c-clamped pushbar or a car set aflame, we propose nothing less than to destroy their homogenous banality, with every weapon at our disposal.AGAIN