Anarcho-Nihilist Social Cannibalism statement by Sister Amazon of Gender Anarky
Note: I have received inquiries from supporters of what can they best do in support and solidarity with us anarchists in the trenches of prison, specifically the Gender Anarky cadre. It is a heartfelt gesture and is received with heart. The first and most important thing such individuals can do is engage society in anarchy. That is more desirous, necessary, and pressing than any material or financial support. We are doing our part unleashing anarchy in the iron trenches of prison, constantly, always fighting, a never-ending war, with the mind, with the hand, with the weapon. Our girls are always in the hole and are serving more time for our resistance. Actions that don’t make the headlines or 5 o’clock news or the news of the prison movement but that are well known on the prison yards. We have now expanded our field of operations as of this autumn, escalating our confrontations, an all-out offensive against reactionaries, which means more battles, more girls in the hole, for up to two years and more. Anarchists in society are responsible for unleashing anarchy in the concrete trenches of society, on the offensive against the enemy. The following is our public response to the collective inquiries. – Sister Amazon
The short-term objective of anarchy is civil war. The ultimate objective of anarchy is nihilism. The objective of anarchy cannot be to overthrow a government. Anarchy cannot overthrow a government. The government will have its fate in the time between civil war and nihilism. The principle target of the anarchist resistance is society, not the state. Tit for tat warfare between social adversaries chips away at social integrity, introducing the degeneration of the organized, peaceful social construct objectively and subjectively. The division progresses by degrees, the coherence gradually disintegrating as the warfare escalates. Anarchists who hold, under any premise, that society itself is not the enemy or should not be attacked, that we must initiate a strategy of attacking the state, not the social integration that is the social order, are ill-informed, inertial, or agent provocateurs. The lessons of history instruct otherwise, supply the accurate precept, and a sober analysis of them makes it clear as to what must be done today. There is a difference between knowing history and knowing the lessons of history in observation of the present and foresight into the future course of things. Contemporary anarchists see what primordial anarchists did – viz, attack the state – and ape them, just because they did it. In doing so, they are playing by the rules of a social era of entirely different conditions than those of today and so will falter. Even if the conditions were the same, the precursor anarchists faltered and were defeated, almost completely wiped out by the state. Their resistance was nullified, set back, by generations. New thinking, new assessment, and new course of action must prevail for anarchists to be effective in deteriorating and splintering society.
Anarchists are not social revolutionaries as we know this term today. Historically, anarchists have assumed the tactics of revolutionary movements and have instituted them in romantic fashion. This has occurred whenever anarchists associated left revolutionaries, as in the beginning of anarcho-nihilism in Czarist Russia mid-1800’s. The neonate, nascent anarchists got sucked into the confrontation between the revolutionaries and the state, the accompanying ideology and political, and even though the revolutionaries obtained victory in their anti-state tactics and strategy, with critical assistance from anarchists, they then went on to dispense with the anarchists once the war was won and anarchists were no longer useful but dangerous in the new state, which was the dictatorship of workers and peasants. Anarchists must shake this association with the mass revolutionary psyche. Anarchists are not a mass; we are a minority. We are not a revolutionary movement; we are a social resistance. We are a social resistance more than we are an insurrection, because a classic insurrection against the state is not our strategy, nor will it work for us. Our strategy must be the splintering of society, to resist unitary society and to resist all forces that want an integrated society under any argument. As we have seen at the twilight of anarcho-nihilism in Czarist Russia, mass movements are a threat to anarcho-nihilism. Mass movements will only exploit anarchists to their advantage and then dispatch with them when they are no longer needed, because anarcho-nihilism is the purest strain of social resistance, the ultimate dread to our collective opponents, more dangerous to them than the state. This is so also of the so-called prison movement, which today is reactionary.
Civil war is only the preliminary objective of anarchy, because mostly and more importantly anarchy must necessarily evolve to blatant nihilism. Far away are revolutionaries from the anarchist creation of the social abyss, a social nothing. After the introduction of the social abyss, nihilism then explores the abyss and creates. Nihilism creates negation and creates within negation, within the creative nothing. But these are stages for another day. The immediate responsibility is to explode in civil war, a conflict by which society devours itself.
Let there be no question that the state is the enemy, absolutely. The enemies of anarchists are three-fold and the resistance must be three-fold: The enemy is the state, society, and the reactionary element within and without. While there is a connection between society and the state, the two are not one and the same, and the strategy and field tactics of anarchy must reflect this.
Today, anarchists must recalibrate and recontour anarchy under contemporary conditions and with historical insight, and plot and apply it anew. Anarchy must be the precursor to nihilism from the very beginning. The motive and action must be toward this end. Only then will it never waver or be misperceived and misguided.
- Sister Amazon 10/24/13