Leaving normalization behind: Notes towards crisis
This is a call to insurrection, not an insistence on mobilization.
The pathetic totality proposed to us is like a bad joke, and instead of laughter we respond with social war. In the realization of zones of offensive capacity, we reject those who would have us give up the singular joy of indifference for the catastrophe of impotentiality. This is a call to insurrection, not an insistence on mobilization. To those who deride the inoperative ecstasy in a burning dumpster or a car set aflame, we propose nothing less than to shatter their compulsive absence, without looking back.
Our need to riot is less the articulation of a concept than the elaboration of an event. It is necessary to commence absolutely; not to dream of new ways to organize, but to make manifest the subterranean encounters in the heart of each barricaded hallway. Confronted with those who neglect to recognize themselves in our orgies of negation, we offer neither sympathy nor dialogue but only our derision. Every moment of friendship is a refusal to negotiate, a blow against the logic of the mileu, a recognition of the immanent temporality inherent in the articulation of communes.
We must negate all activism—without illusions. What's needed is not humanism, and even far less banality, but a putting-into-practice of radical zones of indistinction which need no justification, a rejection in all forms of the teleology of fossilization of our desires.