Leaving absence behind: Notes on rupture
Confronted with those who refuse to recognize themselves in our conspiracies of negation, we offer neither criticism nor dialogue but only our contempt.The compulsive normalization proposed to us is like a bad joke, and instead of laughter we respond with zones of indistinction which need no justification. In the articulation of becomings, we negate those who would have us give up the radical joy of social war for the misery of banality. We must reject all humanism—in secret. Confronted with those who refuse to recognize themselves in our conspiracies of negation, we offer neither criticism nor dialogue but only our contempt.
To those who deride the singular ecstasy in a barricaded hallway or a c-clamped pushbar, we propose nothing less than to shatter their homogenous passivity, with every weapon at our disposal. Our need to occupy everything is less the setting forth of a plan than the elaboration of a state of exception. Every burning dumpster is a refusal to make demands, a blow against the temporality of the bureaucrats of revolt, a recognition of the immanent being inherent in the articulation of communes. 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 moment of friendship.
What's needed is not fossilization of our desires, and even far less impotentiality, but a putting-into-practice of inoperative insurrection, a rejection in all forms of the structure of activism. This is a call to crisis, not an insistence on mobilization.AGAIN