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Reading the times with Alain Badiou

Let us therefore trust the eternal Spirit which destroys and annihilates only because it is the unfathomable and eternally creative source of all life. The passion for destruction is a creative passion, too.

Mikhail Bakunin, The Reaction in Germany (1842)

There is something which seems to echo as true for all manner of “leftists” in Badiou’s short reflection, “On the current conjuncture” (Verso 21/12/2021): that the wave of protest-insurrectionist movements of the last decade have been largely negative – reactive and opposed to what is -, without a positive conception or vision of what is to follow, without any affirmative demands and political-social goals to be struggled for.

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Pandemic War Diaries – #CoronaRiots

Sebastian Lotzer

“I.e., any approach that is serious about the tendency to abolish must inevitably, in its strategic orientation, aim for confrontation, for collision, even if, in its tactical nature, it may initially take different paths because its own forces are too weak, too fragmented, too unorganized.

2014 – The year when we were nowhere | Autonomous activists from Berlin
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