Leaving mobilization behind: Notes on insurrection
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 activism.We must reject all absence—without illusions. It is necessary to commence for once and for all; not to dream of new ways to negotiate, but to make manifest the subterranean encounters in the heart of each barricaded hallway. 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 activism. In the setting forth of communes, we negate those who would have us give up the immanent joy of indifference for the misery of passivity.
Confronted with those who fail to recognize themselves in our conspiracies of negation, we offer neither dialogue nor sympathy but only our scorn. The compulsive totality proposed to us is like a bad joke, and instead of laughter we respond with crisis. To those who deride the inoperative ecstasy in a c-clamped pushbar or a car set aflame, we propose nothing less than to destroy their pathetic normalization, without looking back. Our need to riot is less the realization of a concept than the elaboration of a line of flight.
Every burning dumpster is a refusal to be productive, a blow against the temporality of liberalism, a recognition of the singular logic inherent in the articulation of zones of offensive capacity. This is a call to social war, not an insistence on banality.AGAIN