Giorgio Agamben’s expansions and digressions regarding Debord’s timely Comments.
Memoir and critique; why we don the black mask and act collectively against the targets of capital and state.
“To counteract [leftist] silencing, we sought out our comrades from the heart of the black bloc and asked them to tell their side of the story: where they come from, why they participate, how they see the world. We do not accept the terms set by the mudslingers: our intent is not to compete for ideological legitimacy on a battlefield of abstractions, but to foster mutual understanding grounded in personal experience. As the expression goes, God only knows what devils we are: He can’t know anything else.”
-Crimethinc., February 2012
Achille Mbembe challenges Foucault’s notion of biopolitics – the profitable fostering and management of populations under capitalism – using the lens of anti-black racism. For some populations, especially black or indigenous, genocide might be the system’s preferred alternative over management.