“The society which has abolished every kind of adventure makes its own abolition the only possible adventure.” Paris, May 1968

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Message In A Bottle.

It seems somewhat ridiculous to talk of revolution ....... but all the alternatives are even more ridiculous, since they imply accepting the existing order in one way or another. S I 1960.
Recuperation, as I have said before, is not just some pseudo-intellectual concept dreamt up by the situationists in order to frighten the horses. In a world where so much of what we thought was "progressive' or "radical" has been gift wrapped and sold back to us. In a world that has reduced militants to mere bit players in the spectacle of rebellion. In that kind of world where the dream of the non-hierarchical organisation of production has come back as that nightmare product of the business school; the team leader infested "horizontal organisation". In that kind of world it's clear that little short of total rebellion can succeed. I have never been in favour of gratuitous violence. A single act of kindness is likely to impress me more. But in a world like this the molotov cocktail through the bank window is the ultimate message in a bottle. And the message? "Recuperate THAT".

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