Claim of Responsibility and Statement - Wildfire Cell
“It’s about time that we burned this country, this artificial world; it’s the onset of the black fire that will consume their businesses and industry of the filthy techno-industrial society. It is now time to articulate a direct and cold criticism, away from fantasies, put it forth, and present strikes.”
As the plague of modernization runs rampant in the urban-cemeteries of technological mass-society, suffocating our existence more and more with every passing day, we press on with our personal war against civilization and the hordes of submissive cowards who recreate and uphold it with their everyday acts of servitude and compliance.
New innovations in the realm of technological control and domination advance daily, with most welcoming the proliferation of “smart” technologies and the total digitalization of life’s every aspect. In the name of “convenience” the hyper-civilized masses mediate the entirety of their worthless lives through screens and receivers, feeding the industrial leviathan with an endless stream of data. Data which with the aid of corporations like Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Vodafone, Sony etc. is used to further state and governmental surveillance programs, solidifying and enforcing the illusions of “social peace” and control.
Mobile phone antennas, besides functioning as important pieces of technical infrastructure for the smooth-functioning of society and the process of mass stupification also emit massive amounts of toxicity in the form of radiowaves and microwaves, resulting in tumors and brain damage in creatures dwelling nearby and are known to interfere with the navigational senses of birds and insects, leading to mass die-offs of entire colonies of bees and thus causing irreparable damage to existing ecosystems.
We know that by destroying these antennas and severing a couple of veins of the telecommunications sector we do little to harm the corporations who own these devices, but we create moments of pleasure and egoistic satisfaction in our lives, breaking with the routinization of life when spending time in the cities and aiming to cause stress and discomfort amongst the techno-junkies of the repugnant masses by disrupting the increasingly normalized and manufactured “need” for constant connectivity.
In the late hours of 2/2/17, accompanied by our furious hatred of society and a deep love for the aforementioned non-human animals, we spread our fire to the icy streets of Leipzig, Germany. Hooded and masked, we lurked under the cover of darkness and headed for our first target, a cluster of well-hidden antennas owned by Vodafone. We put the torch to a number of cables that ran up the side of a brick chimney between some houses and a vegan hipster cafe. The flames climbed all the way up the cables to the antennas, engulfing them completely and scattering flames and sparks across an area of 60 meters. This was achieved by covering the bottom of the exposed cables in flammable gel and then placing two slow-burning incendiaries between the cables. We lit them up and set off laughing to ourselves as we disappeared once more into the night.
Then on the night of 7/2/17 more attacks were carried out by an individuality of the cell in a different area of the city, these are their words.
… Between the sounds of the wintering forest and the sounds of non-human creatures trying to live their wild lives, in the middle of these calming moments I hear myself asking for moments of joy, for the free moments of rage. So I destroyed 7 hunting towers and when I was finished, my desire was asking for more. More moments of silent activities between the singing of the birds. More moments of self liberation. So in the same night I set fire to 6 cars indiscriminately. Without caring for the moral ideas of targets and accepted targets, the abstract ideas of the “right” or “wrong”. Just with my fully lonely desire for disturbing normal civilized life, just for the smell of burning rubber in the frosty winter air when you know that tomorrow some civilized slaves are going to cry for their disgusting cars. Three of them were torched completely…
In the news report concerning this attack, the police made the statement with regards to the motives of the arson spree that “A political background, however, can be excluded”. We were surprised to see that these morons actually got one thing right. We don’t give a shit about the “political”, we just want to have some fun while watching this whole world burn.
When we first began claiming some of our acts of destruction as the Wildfire Cell, we also associated our little gang with the ALF, ELF and FAI as part of a final experiment in communication between other interesting individualities within the “Anarchist” camp who we were not in direct contact with. Then in our second communique we abandoned the use of these acronyms and spoke briefly about some of our motivations for doing so. We will take the time to continue the dialogue surrounding this process here, for the sake of deconstructing the abstractions of our ideas which we ourselves were the authors of.
As we expressed previously, we no longer need these labels to “identify” ourselves or our actions as a “part” of anything. We will never belong to the “movements” created by these reified collectivist identities and we completely and especially reject the moralizing principles of “non-violence” towards “humans” advocated by the tendencies of the Animal Liberation Front and Earth Liberation Front.
We retained the name of the cell to mark clearly our departure from the sewers of ideologicalized and/or idealistic thinking and signify the development of our desires and iconoclastic praxis. To be honest with ourselves, we feel that in our first communique some rather erroneous claims were made by the use of expressions which at times we feel correspond with our passions, but inside the quagmire of civilized interactions, the chains of language present the opportunity for countless misinterpretations, rendering our war cries into mere slogans and catch-phrases reproducing roles and ideals. We aim to do away with all of these ghosts that hinder the strengthening of our individualities and block our paths towards the chaos of an unmediated, wild existence which we strive for in the present.
From here on the communiques and claims of responsibility coming from each nuclei of the Wildfire Cell will be accompanied by a secondary cell name to allow for greater flexibility and autonomy in carrying out international attacks and for clearer expression of the motives and opinions held by the individual(s) responsible.
We will be very clear that this is no “call out” for others who we do not know to take up our name in the ritualistic pluralism typical of the “Anarchist” camp. It is simply a strategic move on our behalf to enhance our capabilities for greater destruction.
When we speak of idealism, we mean the hypocritical idea of fighting for an external goal or cause, for some better future or mystified idol. As we do not believe in the possibility of destroying the prison of civilization completely, our acts of destruction are acts tending towards our self-liberation. Acts which aim to break the chains that society has forced upon us from birth and create the potential to escape the great cage momentarily by decivilizing ourselves and becoming dangerous. The idea of causing terror and disturbances amongst the slumbering masses and transforming the dream worlds of progressivism and utopia into a living nightmare for those we consider our enemies is for us an other important part of the reasons why we carry out our egoistic and criminal acts.
We are not “Anarchists” because we have long since rejected the stagnant ideology of “Anarchism”. We are not so foolish to invest any “hope” in the “struggle”. We are not motivated by devotional fantasies of “victory”, “revolution” or “collapse”. We have grown utterly sick of this christianizing circus and all of the posturing, censorship, backstabbing, moralistic preaching and the ceaseless dull chatter. We are not saying that all who call themselves “anarchists” fall into this ideological trap, there are still some unique ones who claim this “identity” for themselves, that is their discretion. Amongst these few we proudly count some of our close allies and accomplices.
We are a small circle of criminal nihilists and selfish individualists. Nihilism for us represents a process of negation and denial, it is our tool to tear down the walls of civilized constructs imposed on our indomitable egos. The cultural-social chains of “morality”, “identity”, “gender”, “altruism”, “optimism”, “equality”, “solidarity”, “respect”, “humanism”, “anthropocentrism” and so forth all go up in the flames of iconoclastic destruction. When we head into battle, we wield our nihilism as a weapon with which we playfully create moments of joyous rupture within the suffocating confines of techno-industrial society in the here and now. We are motivated by our desires and passions of vengeance for all that which we have lost. With all the strength and ingenuity we possess, we turn our vitality into our means of attack against the reality we hate, meeting our enemies head on and coming out stronger for it.
We have wandered far and wide. We have seen the beauty of natural chaos deep within ancient woodlands and amongst the weeds that crack the concrete. In the solitude of the mountain tops and in the silent encounters with other nocturnal individuals stalking in the night. When sharpening our knives in the shadows of the forests and conspiring around campfires with our fierce accomplices, those with whom we share the desire to break out of the cages of our domestication and become feral beings.
We have witnessed first-hand the devastation that the kingdom of “humanity” wreaks on the earthly environment, we have stood on the edges of vast and desolate quarries, we have walked through the clear cut forests and along the oil-slicked beaches strewn with plastic and the corpses of fishes and birds, feeling the hatred and anger building up inside us more and more like the blackness that gathers in our lungs. We have seen the horrors inside the factory farms and we each knew then in our hearts that liberation alone could never be enough.
We have set off incendiaries, torching the machines and infrastructure that annihilate the wild, momentarily paralyzing the norms and procedures of civilized order. We have launched attacks on the employees of ecocidal companies by daylight and moonlight, feeling more alive than ever as they fled before our knives, molotovs and stones. Our acts of vandalism have caused powercuts and severed internet and telephone connections to countless homes and businesses. We have rioted with criminal intent that does not stop at merely breaking a few windows and our rabid hands move to steal every necessity for our survival that comes within reach.
We are amoral, illegalist, antisocial and unrepentant individualists at war with techno-industrial society and all human progress.
With courage and determination we continue to practice new techniques in the application of the destructive arts, improving our methods of sabotage, attack and evasion. As we will stop at nothing, our attacks will erupt asymmetrically as we scurry from shadow to shadow and our fires will continue to spread across this entire filthy continent.
Our battle lines are drawn and we know where we stand; in complicity with the fierce anticivilizationists, eco-extremists, uncontrollables and pessimists who, burdened neither by hope nor fear, continue to return shameless, indiscriminate and decisive blows against the techno-hive.
“Towards the proliferation of attacks and coordination of groups and individualities to strike harder and constantly against the patriarchal civilization and its techno-industrial framework, the path is arduous and uncertain, only our actions in the present reveal our real convictions.”
Merciless annihilation is the only thing this putrid system, its representatives, its workers and its loyal citizens deserve!
Let the moral-judiciaries of every stripe continue to cry and whine! Let the talkers keep on talking!
On with the war!
– Wildfire Cell
We were excited to hear that on the morning of 8/2/17 a bomb threat was declared to the students of the Education and Technology Center (BTZ) in Leipzig, causing the evacuation of 500 people from the premises, a large police and military response and a state of fear and panic amongst the disgusting progressivist students and teachers. Terrorist acts of this kind, especially ones directed against the techno-science institutions are somewhat rare in this particular geographical region and we welcome the spread of unrest and disorder inside “Fortress Europe”. The barbarians are already within the walls. We have always been here and we always will be.