Leaving absence behind: Notes towards insurrection
Our need to desire is less the elaboration of a concept than the construction of a state of exception.In the setting forth of multiplicities, we reject those who would have us give up the singular ecstasy of social war for the catastrophe of normalization. It is necessary to commence without illusions; not to dream of new ways to make demands, but to make manifest the subterranean encounters in the heart of each smashed window. We must negate all totality—in secret. This is a call to rupture, not an insistence on mobilization.
What's needed is not banality, and even far less fossilization of our desires, but a putting-into-practice of radical indifference, a rejection in all forms of the temporality of humanism. To those who deride the immanent joy in a burning dumpster or a car set aflame, we propose nothing less than to destroy their compulsive passivity, by any means necessary. Every c-clamped pushbar is a refusal to be productive, a blow against the logic of the bureaucrats of revolt, a recognition of the inoperative being inherent in the articulation of zones of offensive capacity. The pathetic impotentiality proposed to us is like a bad joke, and instead of laughter we respond with crisis.
Our need to desire is less the elaboration of a concept than the construction of a state of exception. Confronted with those who neglect to recognize themselves in our festivals of negation, we offer neither sympathy nor criticism but only our scorn.AGAIN