“I hope that an infinite number of bombs explode against the citizenry”

  • Posted on: 2 December 2016
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Translated from Maldición Eco-extremista on atassa.wordpress.com

“Human jails were made to contain those whose impulses, reactions, and instincts made them incapable of living in society in a peaceful way. The technological system has an essential role to play in the penitentiary structure. There would be many more prison breaks if not for the security cameras, motion detectors, drones, electric fences, etc. One could thus quickly conclude that the object of one’s critique should not be prisons per se, but the giant technological corporations that ensure that prison really is a detention facility for those who are dangerous to the system.

Civilized life, sedentarism, to live with an abnormally large number of unknown people cooped up in the city, the frustrations, the artificial needs, the seeking of upward mobility, ‘stress’, junk food that poisons the blood, and many other things are actions that merit a reaction. Some people manifest this reaction by disregarding the legal structures and seeking out illegal activities. But this all comes back to the principle of causality, to action / reaction. If you live in civilization, no doubt that you will be affected by this way of life.

Although we have to say that we too detest human prisons, the physical place as well as the domineering people who work there and the quarrelsome prisoners. They’re awful places.”

Interview with Wild Reaction October 2015

The Eco-extremist spore flies and lands in the disturbed and untamed minds of those who have ceased to believe in the fairy tale of revolution. The spore plants itself in the heads of individualists who detest the masses, who long to see everything burn… those who plant terror to acquire experiences and come out stronger.

The call of the Wild and Ineffable attracts those most capable of hearing it. That is, those who have no problem attacking a target without concern for hurting those complacent slaves who happen to be in the indiscriminate path of the individualist terrorist. This person is a killer by nature. After killing off his or her Western self, his or her Christian-humanist morality, they have the path free of obstacles to enjoy each one of their acts. That is, to proceed with the attack and become a wild animal in search of its prey.

This modern epoch is full of humanist sentiments, as well as suffocating and vomit-inducing morality. It is a shame that this sickness has come to infest the minds of those who “attack” the system. They place bombs, commit arson, and rejoice in destruction, but when things get out of hand, they bow their heads in shame and act as if nothing happened. Their courage is hypocritical. They criticize our position that advocates indiscriminate and selective attacks. We eco-extremists are honest, we don’t feel shame at calling ourselves “terrorists.” We are provocateurs and we shit on the moral values of “revolutionaries.” And we don’t have any remorse when we blow people up who are next to our egoic target. Not even close!

In this modern era, it would seem that many anarchists (though not all) cast out of their physical and virtual churches those who favor eco-extremism, or those who have an affinity with the ITS Mafia; a Mafia that has expanded throughout the Americas with ferocious allies in Europe and Asia. It seems like it’s a sin to even mention our names. To those individualists who find themselves in this situation, we say, hide yourselves, form secret societies, don’t let the Anarchist Inquisition trap you, attack!

Sure, there are some who are hidden, but others are not. And it is here into the polemic that is caused by eco-extremist words and deeds, another person enters…

Just this past November 27th, on the “superstar” anarchist site, Contrainfo, was published a communiqué of the scandalous prisoner Kevin Garrido, currently imprisoned in Jail 1 in Santiago, Chile. For some time we have read his letters from prison and his complicity has felt a bit symbiotic, as in his April 9th letter when he wrote:

“To those critics, judges without gavels who judge and criticize those who entered that church, I send my infinite hatred. From here and not from anonymity I say that I consider them my enemies. They are the same as those who sat in judgment (if not exactly the same) against those who put planted an explosive device in a house in the La Reina neighborhood in 2011 (which unfortunately didn’t explode), and that threatened to blow up a school. The same as those who sat in judgment of an action in Macul con Grecia in 2013, where they threw Molotov cocktails at a Transantiago bus that ran their barricade and where people from the bus were “affected” by the vengeful and beautiful fire. They are as idiotic as those who claimed to be the ‘Macul Blockade’ arguing that those who attacked the bus weren’t the real blockade, ha! For sure some miserable university folks criticized. They are the same as those who criticize / criticized (even from other parts of the world) the bomb in the Metro Military School in 2014, where many bystanders were wounded and a woman “suffered” the amputation of her fingers; and some months later she would parade her mutilated hand on television. They are the same as the judges who cried for the death of those who lit a bank on fire during a demonstration in Greece, which resulted in the bank being reduced to ashes with three workers inside. We could go on giving a thousand more examples. I shit and piss on all of those judges without gavels. I expect for the common citizenry that an infinite number of bombs explode among them, since ‘filthy citizen life is not only found in the barracks.’ I am against civilization and in the citizenry / humanity I find the most civilized target (myself included). These are the ones clinging to progress and who devote themselves to destroying the untamed, all for the filthy and disgusting plastic called money.”

So much was our affinity with this passage that we included Garrido’s words as the end of our polemic, “Our response is like an earthquake, it comes sooner or later,” of June of this year.

But his most recent communiqué (which we produce again here below) presented us with a pleasant surprise not just for what it says, but also for the context in which the development has come to pass.

Kevin, still in prison, is accused of three bomb attacks. He is facing more than 30 years of prison, with an anarchist movement that wants to “reply” in a “decent” way. He concludes his communiqué with a thunderous:

“For the Immoral and Indiscriminate! Long live Terror, explosions, and fire!

Death to civilization and all human progress!

This rhetoric not only had an impact on those who are familiar with this particular case, but also on those anarchist groups that felt that their discussion of the idea of Indiscriminate Attack stopped once they ceased publishing ITS and other eco-extremist communiqués on their blogs and websites, HA!

The words of Kevin Garrido imprint themselves in the traditionalist mind of those who shouted to the four winds to anyone who could hear, “eco-extremist indiscriminate attack is for psychos!” His words break the established ideas of those who supposedly pretend to oppose all that is established. They make the eyes of well-intentioned “revolutionaries” bug out of their head when they read them.

It is for that reason that we admire Kevin Garrido even in his situation as a prisoner. With so many things against him, he has had the BALLS to express himself without fear of reprisals. He has confronted the consequences of his actions just as they are, facing down the enemy.

Spitting always in the face of the jailers!

Fire, gunpowder and bullets against civilization!

In jail, in the street, in the forests, the jungle, the deserts, and mountains, WAR!

ME (Maldición Eco-Extremista)

***

The text of the indomitable Kevin Garrido of Santiago Jail 1

November 27th, 2016

I am writing late at night, at least for me since day after day I wake up at 7:30 a.m. after a restless sleep to see the gray concrete and the large security gates. Even so it is the best time to write what I feel. I only try to hear the prisoner who “praises the Lord,” a music that I don’t like but I don’t mind it, and a sound that I detest that I have had to hear so often: the consuming slamming shut of metal.

I was in solitary seven months in the Maximum Security Prison. Through my petitioning, five months ago I was transferred to Santiago Jail 1 after long and disgusting hearings when I was placed in Unit 16 for repeat prisoners, only to be transferred to Unit 25 (also for repeat prisoners) after several incidents. This is where I currently find myself until the time that another problem presents itself, which would probably cause the jailers to move me to yet another unit.

I have been in captivity almost a year, and my mind and body have felt severely out of place in this underground imprisoned reality. For those who have not experienced these things first hand, it is impossible to imagine them. I have felt such loneliness for so many months that my hermetic heart has gotten used to the constant threat of the scalpel behind it. Nothing can erase the scars that will be there for the rest of my life. They will be there when I embrace death by taking vengeance for all that they have done to me and mine. What more but hatred and energetic sensations of vengeance can these jailers create, these cowards who hold the keys to “freedom”, with judges and prosecutors deciding one’s fate? What more can be the result of lawyers trying to “defend” you and also having to turn around constantly because a wall is always in your path? Wouldn’t it be better to adapt to the prison system? Wouldn’t it be better to dodge the problems and swallow your pride and just accept the judicial decisions? Shouldn’t you just let yourself be intimidated by prisoners and jailers who are just as much flesh and bone as you are? NO! That’s not happening in my case. The laws of Power and prison are not what I want and I will do all that I can to carry out my ends.

I am in a unit in which, unlike in the first offense units of 33/34/35 and 11, there exists a kill or die reality, even if I may detest my own human existence as much as those who reproduce it. This is a unit where at minimum five prisoners are killed at the hand of other prisoners. This is a unit that is always being raided by jailers or riot police, a unit controlled by the prisoners and not the authorities. I’ve seen prisoners stabbed, scalded by boiling water, and prisoners beaten on a dark staircase that they have to pass through to get to their cells. I’ve seen one prisoner calmly coming down the staircase one morning with another sticking a knife into his neck. I’ve seen dozens of prisoners jump and stab a guy and throw him out of our unit. I have seen how jailers beat the prisoners until they get bored with it, without being able to do anything about it. I remember being in the same situation as those prisoners. “Security” cameras don’t stop any of it. It’s isn’t pleasant seeing the prisoners killing each other, knowing that we are all in the same situation. We all sleep in the same place, we all eat the same thing, we all “share” the same yard. It’s also not my preferences to resort to using a shank, but “fair fights” don’t exist in here. This unit has 200 prisoners on the same yard, and you can’t be on the good terms with all of them, no matter what they say.

Here it is not merely a matter of being imprisoned and resisting, no. I am not being imprisoned because of a “prank”. I have gained the respect that I have now among the prisoners because that is what I have decided. Nothing of this seeking “solace” in the church in here. Nor will I submit to anyone. I hope that that whole paragraph gives you a clearer picture of what prison is like and what I am facing. It is what every prisoner everywhere lives. My courage doesn’t totally fade and the the war continues…

They confined my brothers’ and sisters’ bodies in cages similar to the one from which I write my hate and pride on this paper. And with this they thought they could intimidate me. I spit a disgusting ball of phlegm in the face of power, and a war to the last consequences has been and is my furious response.

They investigated me, they followed my footsteps and they were able to hunt me down with guns drawn. They showed my face on the television and in the newspapers to defame me with a heap of unthinking idiocies. They falsely classified me as an anarchist and thought that before the large police presence I would bow my head and not respond. They sat me down in one of their viewing cells for six hours to listen to the disgusting words that the prosecutor spewed from his mouth. The judges and prosecutors were hoping to see sad faces when they threatened me and my comrade with dozens of years of prison, but they didn’t expect us to laugh and insult them to their faces. They had handcuffs tightly on me for twenty one hours, and through the pain I continued to twirl a pen in my hand. They aim to destroy me in a maximum security prison and in their solitary confinement cells, but they have not weakened a single one of my thoughts or ideas. I continue to be firm in what I believe and what I want for this repugnant civilized world and its disgusting progressivists. Destruction and freedom are a volcano within me.

A couple of weeks ago (November 11th) I had a hearing concerning additional charges that they would like to accuse me of, namely those tied to a new bomb attack. So to this point, I have been accused of: a bomb attack against the Chilectra Corporation on the Avenida El Parrón (the newest charge), an explosive attack on the Police Academy in San Bernardo, and possession of explosive material and a deadly weapon. These carry a sentence of 38 years in prison (which is what the prosecutor’s office has asked for.) On many occasions I have affirmed without hesitation that I regret nothing, and I am affirming it here as well. This cannot be erased. I am not playing the “victim,” nor do the thousands of pages that the prosecutor takes with him to the hearing intimidate me. Time is time, my freedom will be obtained legally or illegally. I write this clearly and firmly.

I will never suppress in my memory the direct kicks and punches that I landed on the police and their ugly looks of cowardice, my days and nights running with fire in my hands toward authority, the alarms going off in unison as buildings burned to the ground, the citizens running and screaming terrified as a bus burned in the night. The nights when the city resonated with an explosion and the splendor of it spread terror. I will never forget the police running for cover before a rain of gunfire nor the beautiful curve of a 40 millimeter bullet…

“In difficult times we will never abandon the fight. The dogs may bark around us, but their breath will never touch us. We were looking at each other, we confirmed each other in our decisions, we checked to see if our guns were loaded, and we asked our hate and said to ourselves, ‘Let’s go one more time, this time to the end…'”

To my brothers and sisters of years: Joaquín, Manuel and Amaru, all of my strength and energy to you. Not submitting within the damned walls nor outside of them. Natalia: what joy it gave me to find out that you were not longer under tons of concrete. Take care of yourself wherever you are, little sister. Prison isn’t forever.

A warm embrace for every prisoner of war and fugitive.

To the terrorists of the Individualists Tending Toward the Wild and the Nihilist Destroyers, to the Anarchists of Praxis, to each incendiary cell and to the warriors in the south of the country who oppose the advance of civilization: a giant greeting overflowing with strength and resistance.

For the Immoral and Indiscriminate! Long live terror, explosions, and fire!

Death to civilization and all human progress!

Kevin Garrido Fernández

Prisoner of War.

Santiago Jail 1/ Unit 25.

Santiago de Chile.

 

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Comments

To crack citizenry, you only need a few bombs to be set, not an infinite -and therefore insignificant- number of bombs. At the right place, and right time as usual.

Ask Bellamy, he sure knows the intricacies on how to do this.

ice yourself, snitch-ass character assasin.

morality: taking people you disagree with out of context in order to throw them under the bus, i'd like no part of it.

Public characters are only there for assassination, dimwit. That's why I AM ANARCHIST, unlike yooou, because fuck personality cults.

Snitching? Snitching who... and for what? For talking endless intellectual obscurantism waste online? The DHS would pay him for this... not send snitches against him.

Moreover, he and his gang are all known by the pigs already...

What's the difference between snitching and whistleblowing? Ed Snowden is no snitch, but even the neo-liberals want him locked away for ever. Depends on which side of the binary paradigm you're hanging in, unless you're above and beyond that,,,,,

yeah yeah, you're "above all paradigms" except the one about being a sanctimonious windbag

you can't blow up a social relation

But you can have fun trying -- Bob Black

this is pathetic. should be removed for thoughtlessness and carelessness.

Hollywood apparently has the same goal.

eco extremists plainly show their admiration for IS tactics, with little to no criticism at all https://lamantamojada.wordpress.com/2016/11/23/lessons-left-by-is-before...

as a pro human, very much non social and anti-political, and highly revolted by industrial society, i find eco extremism increasingly repulsive (labels sure are silly oh well). i suppose if these barbaric warriors were less taken by the civilized urge of written communication their actions could register differently oh well. pretty disgusting.

Bleh! Self-criticism is civilized and also perhaps Judeo-Christian, or something... Discussions? Conversations? Well that too. Only the pure wilderness of full authoritarianism is the shit, coz you know.. Bonobos, gorllas, tigers 'n' shit.

Psychopathic neo-Luddites just aren't my cup of tea. They must have a very limited knowledge of socio-economic forces and intersubjectivity.

Maybe we could set up mass production lines to produce "an infinite number of bombs" to kill everybody, along with death camps and gas chambers? Oh, wait, it already happened. So the "eco-extremists" are only just now catching up to where the Nazis (another group that had a lot to say about respecting the laws of Nature) were at 80 years ago.

Fuck this stupid trash. Solidarity with all prisoners, but no encouragement to those who want to front like IS nihilists, and fuck them if they actually do any of that shit. Just another thing like the state. Surely something much more cool than this happened somewhere in the world today? I'm gonna go to IGD and look.

yeah dude, we should kill off all nature 'cause it's like sooo alt-right.

so … deliberately being a dumbass cause you think you're funny or … what?

No doubt some of the "bad boys" of North American "anarchism" will read this and be happy at how exciting, raw, and morally transgressive it feels. I predict some of those same people might even problematize the use of the word "BALLS" in this text, as if that were the most offensive thing about it.

It is important to not fall into the trap of simply being for the most extreme position, whatever it is. Anarchist positions are extreme, but only in comparison to mainstream positions. Insurrectional anarchy seems extreme to some, but only in comparison to more liberal-oriented "anarchist" projects. There is such a thing as "too extreme" at which point you simply become a monster. And I don't mean to suggest that the anarchist trajectory leads in a certain direction and you must not go "too far" on it, or else you end up like wild reaction. No, the anarchist trajectory is pure and must be gone down as far as possible. wild reaction and the like are not on that trajectory, they are on entirely different one which has more in common with right-wing extremists than it does with any liberatory project.

To those those in North America completely fronting in their support of attitudes and actions like these, confront the reality that you will never ever plant bombs in random public places with the primary goal of hurting bystanders or kill a computer science student for...being a computer science student. You would never even come close to considering doing any of this. So stop fronting and within the context of not fronting, stop supporting actions like these and fucking posting them on sites like this as if they have something useful to offer to anarchists. wild reaction aren't fronting about what they say and they aren't fronting about being anarchists either. They know their project has nothing to do with anarchism and I respect at least for that basic level of consistency. Why they get any draw from anarchist circles is beyond me.

thank you for only being helpful enough to frame a narrative of gradations of extreme.

the universe is already anarchy, and human control a delusion, as we are already of the relations that make up what we call 'earth,' 'nature,' and 'universe.'

how is realizing that humans don't have a god's eye view? they are a part of life on earth, interconnected with all species as all species share the same space (the dynamic that is this planet), not in the driver's seat.

calling something that arises 'bad' just shows your discomfort, and doesn't explain the negative causality, and relational tensions that give rise to such unfolding phenomena.

for instance, you can think that heroin and heroin use is bad, crusade to get rid of all of it. but, you've done NOTHING to the underlying tensions giving rise to heroin use as a reasonable response to a way of life that is predicated upon 'growth' that causes stress in its shrinking of livingspace (both external first and internal).

*how is realizing human's don't have a god's eye view of reality extreme?

shut up, chad.

I'm glad someone said it. This whole absurd game of posturing to prove who's the most extreme is childish, and the use of these texts to do so is doubly embarrassing. Anyone with the ability to reach google news can tell that there is no "wild" insurrection in (English-speaking) North America. There are no bombs going off or bodies piling up, and the "militant action" that does happen can all easily be attributed to far less "extreme" groups. These essays are basically just pornography, shared by a narrow fringe of anarchists who long-ago descended into pseudo-intellectual irrelevance in a sad attempt to feel like they're still dangerous by trolling everyone who isn't a sociopath.

Have y'all thought through the inevitable consequences if some unstable kid takes this shit seriously and actually goes out and does it? Because that shit happens. Forget about the people who could actually die (because we all know you don't care, right?), what effect do you think a pile of police raids are gonna have on your ability to enjoy perpetual intellectual masturbation?

Yeah God forbid if things should get out of hand.

You're a dumb fuck. I want things to get "out of hand." I want every city burning, every form of hierarchy being violently overturned. A wild undoing of the world. In the chaos, some innocent (yeah I said it, deal with it) people will die unintentionally for sure, as happens in grand upheavals, especially an anarchist one, that would be the grandest of all history.

But that doesn't include intentionally targeting people and things (like a bystander, like a charity distributing wheelchairs) for...reasons that I think are difficult for their doers to even explain.

Troubled kids are already going out and committing anti-social crimes. There are slews of public shootings going on regularly. I don't want things getting "out of hand" in this way. However, I would welcome with open arms wave after wave of liberatory violence, including the deadly kind.

Nihilism is the condition we already live in, anarchy is the only cure.

Why should anarchists care about consequences? That's a moral issue. I say this as someone who cares not for eco extreme posturing.

"Why should anarchists care about consequences?"

seriously? i don't know how you define consequences, but i see them as whatever the fuck happens as a (reasonably discernable) result of a particular action. if there is an action i desire to take, and i am being conscious and purposeful, there is no way NOT to consider the consequences. that doesn't mean i have to let those potential (or realized) consequences control me or my actions. they are merely more information for me to consider. if action A will result in the death of my best friend, and neither they nor i are ready for them to die, and neither of us feels the the action itself has more meaning to us than that friend's life, then that is a consequence i am likely to take into consideration when i am ready to act. i wouldn't moralize to someone who sees things differently, but i sure as hell would not trust them as a friend/ally.

acting entirely without thought is something i only want to do instinctually... and human instincts have largely been domesticated out of us.

Are a moral issue not an anarchist/anarch issue. If you understand physical existence and built up released tensions then there is no issue as it relates to consequences.

Denial of consequences of your actions is the shadow of a very ancient slave morality, as well as a more contemporary narcissist delusion about the individual's complete independence from external social factors, which is by now as much a retarded, illusory notion than Flat Earth theory is. Also inherently capitalistic, down to the core.

It's about creating this loaded morality complex around them. If someone becomes a young Teddy Kaz type due to reading ITS type literature, the ITS is only part of the story, there's also the person's life experiences. What you are doing is as silly as those moral types who blame KMFDM for school shootings. Only moralists make a big deal about consequences.

Here is my shitpost to the importance of consequence fetishism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbPcSKCqKLc

PS to quote Stirner

"Do I write out of love to men? No, I write because I want to procure for my thoughts an existence in the world; and, even if I foresaw that these thoughts would deprive you of your rest and your peace, even if I saw the bloodiest wars and the fall of many generations springing up from this seed of thought — I would nevertheless scatter it. Do with it what you will and can, that is your affair and does not trouble me. You will perhaps have only trouble, combat, and death from it, very few will draw joy from it."

Speaking of unstable kids, I remember how one of those mass shooters had been really into Zerzan and even called his show once. I'm sure that Zerzan's ideology had nothing to do with him shooting up a bunch of kids.

especially when Zerzan views mass shootings as a terrible consequence of the alienation of civilization and talked about them for years in that context, so the very idea that his ideas would lead to some person killing a bunch of children is insane. But the fact that people are so worried about unstable people being inspired to do something terrible by reading something "extreme"is a bit strange. I mean then why even publish anything? anything that one could say no matter how banal could inspire an unstable person to go out and kill people. Also Anarchists have been writing about , speaking about, and doing extreme things since the very beginning of anarchism, so why is it such a concern now? is it the effect of liberalism on anarchism?

A helluva lot of folk who have only read the bible do more killing and maiming and torture than others, and its mostly to do with the crap or moral authority they've gleaned from the book. Yeah, its insane in Zerzan's case, but you never really know for sure these days.

sure, but the Bible isn't really seen as extreme is it? its a pretty socially acceptable book to read and take influence from. So it doesn't matter if something is seen as extreme or not, people can read something and be influenced by it in some way that was intended or not intended by the writers who are not in control of how people take their ideas and what they do with them. I just don't think it makes sense to demand that people not put out there things are or seem extreme because people are worried that someone will do something terrible after reading it, when it really doesn't matter if something is extreme or not or is seen as extreme or not, as seen by your example.

Yeah blaming the individual and the ideas they have read is easier than blaming any toxic social failure, which censors deby exist. And alcohol and substance abuse, the system's stress relief formula, whoa, anything can snap for some alienated or sensitive folk

Perhaps I should have been more specific: I didn't mean consequences in general. I *know* most of you fucking sociopaths don't care if a bomb goes off in a train station and kills a bunch of people. I meant *personal* consequences, like the kind which would fall on y'all. Do you really think the feds don't know who every single person who visits this site is? What do you think happens to all of us when this shit gets linked to a credible active terrorist threat? This isn't a moral thing - terror attacks have *practical* consequences.

Personally, I'm just happy to have the admission that nobody actually thinks there's any chance that this bullshit will lead to any kind of real-world action. Fap fap fap.

No, I know about the shit Snowden revealed, everyone is known unless they're hermits who use carrier pigeons, yep they can shut down a country and watch you fapping to porn in your bedroom and you're only an average Joe with nothing to hide, the dark side of the 15 minutes of infamy Wharhol mentioned.
But whoever these nutter/terrorists are who composed the manifesto I'm sure the panopticon cyber system data base knows the author, and you, myself and most other posters on this site can be comfortable in knowing that the directors are aware none of us would participate in any realworld action. Most on this site are amateur philosophers and intellectuals, burnt out Marxists and Wobblies, lonely bitter spinster feminists and bourgeois gay nihilists. So cheer up.

Why even continue sentience based existence? The Efilists take the consequences of sentience and suffering to its logical conclusion from their line of analysis(see Inmendham of youtube fame).

Around 2009 this site was a seething conglomerate of macho leftist manarchists, terminally resentful feminists, obsessive compulsive syndicalists activists, foulmouthed devil worshipers, stone-faced nihilists, would be assassins and burnt out hippies. Its been cleaned up by the collective and has nothing to do with liberalism.

yay, another identity and its logical constructs manufactured to FLATTEN experience.

thank goodness all anyone can do is take on one of society's prefabricated roles (in this case: To-Be-Feared-Other).

seems like the results are really to turn people into the binary blanket category these texts place them in: sheep.

in which case, that's the SAME as what greenspan's neo-liberal financialization strategies aimed for: precarity as way of life (for those people who also DON'T count as fully human in that narrative).

As was mentioned in a longer post above, the appeal here is only to those who have climbed entirely in to the electronic acid-trip of the spectacle and lost all touch with reality. If you're constantly chasing the most disturbing highs you can find in the cyber-spectacle, THEN (and only then) do these self-aggrandizing fuckheads appeal to you, much like how you can only get yourself off by giving yourself "outrage points" by saying awful shit online and laughing as people acknowledge that you're awful for saying it.

It's a closed loop of irrelevant, masturbatory nonsense and you should probably just go outside and mix it up by performing an act that isn't just feeding yourself or masturbating. Just try it, see if you even remember how, like as a thought experiment. Or you can tell yourself that I'm just "moralizing" and climb back in to your mental prison for the rest of your miserable life.

So this shit is despicable. But it's worth remembering that anarchists essentially invented modern non state terrorism and that to this day in France most syndicalists and platformists don't use the term anarchist much because, unlike in Spanish or Anglo worlds, it's heavily tied to antisocial violence and is a difficult history to take on. So yes, let's reject this shit, but let's be clear about how and why because it does implicate us

I always thought that whole Nechaev, propaganda-of-the-deed etc era was obligatory anarchy 101 shit, along with the fact that the whole thing was a spectacular failure. I guess that all got lost somewhere along the line and now ya just see the odd post going around glorifying some old cart-bombing as if it meant something.

As for the french stuff, that's pretty telling, especially given how much more anarchist violence occurred in Spain (even before the civil war). I suppose it only goes to show how this kind of terrorism actually impedes militant action.

I don't see where that snitch Nechaev is a must for any anarchy... actually anyone should stay away from this treacherous sadist who sent Vera to prison just for his "love" for her.

I included Nechaev because of his interactions with Bakunin, which would certainly make the cliff notes version of anarchist history, but also because he's such a cartoonish villain who makes the point so damn well, even today. There's a certain romantic allure at first to this whole nihilist terrorist bit, but in the end it's just sociopathic insanity.

I can't believe this bullshit is getting so much coverage on this website or that LBC are actually going to be publishing a magazine dedicated to this anti-anarchist garbage.

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