THE WORLD WE LIVE IN, and beginning with its material décor, is discovered to be narrower by the day. It stifles us. We yield profoundly to its influence; we react to it according to our instincts instead of according to our aspirations. In a word, this world governs our way of being, and it grinds us down. It is only from its rearrangement, or more precisely its sundering, that any possibility of organising a superior way of life will emerge.
Modern society is a society of cops (destructive workers). We are revolutionaries because the police (destructive workers) are the supreme force of this society. We are not for another society because the police (destructive workers) are the supreme force of all societies. We are not nihilists because we do not grant power to anyone.
We are Lettrists (حروفية psychic workers) for want of something better….
the dérive (psychic workers union) has its limits... It’s a miracle it didn’t kill us. Iron infected our blood.
Psychogeography (reproductive work or labour) cannot be abstracted; it must be concrete. The very word psychogeography, (reproductive work or labour), suggested by an illiterate Kabyle to designate the general phenomena with which a few of us were preoccupied around the summer of 1953 (which all of us are preoccupied with throughout all time), is relatively defensible even in times of unrest. ( is most obviously so in all times of confrontation with the destructive workers.) It does not stray from the materialist perspective.
Police repression and curfew (destructive workers) draw our eyes towards the ways in which the geographic milieu conditions a situation (psychic work) differently for each of its players and has never acted equally upon the affective comportment of all individuals. Our striving to attain the highest degree of consciousness of the elements that determine a situation (psychic work) demands a full examination of the implications.
While race and nationality are cultural – political – constructs, our psychogeographical (reproductive work or labour) experiments have shown that they materially condition (reproductive work) our experience of power and the city, the zones of our residence, our work, our play, our movements, even our ability to fully carry out intellectual inquiry (psychic work).
In other words, (reproductive work, species, gender) race and nationality condition each situation (psychic work) we encounter or create, and our human journey through them.
Any privilege that comes with race or nationality (gender or ability) conditions us as much as any oppression. Since we know with what blind fury so many people – who are nevertheless so little privileged – are willing to defend their mediocre advantages, we must be on guard against its presence.
It is hard not to recognise an analogous comportment among the privileged who do not dare speak of problems as they are, as these problems have been made understood to them. One has to wonder: are they the victims of an intimidation racket (destructive workers)? Yes, they certainly are. To walk with eyes open exposes those once safe to the possibilities of entering the other side of today’s dialectic of the human relation with capital (reproductive work) – the operations of direct exploitation and force (destructive workers).
We cannot turn away despite the risks in obtaining a full understanding of the arrangement of the elements of the urban setting, in close relation with the sensations they provoke. It entails bold hypotheses that must be constantly corrected in the light of experience, by critique and self-critique.
The dérive (psychic workers union) as a technique consists of wanderings that express not subordination to randomness but complete insubordination to habitual influence. Yet the length of the colonial war in Algeria (destructive work and dead workers) has conditioned and broken the youth of France (Europe), creating conditions of overwhelming conformism.
It is the colonial subject who can most fully realise the dérive (psychic) workers wahdat), whose presence alone represents a complete insubordination, whose body tests the first binding upon the possible that must be smashed. This is where we must stand.
Starting from this position, some must renounce all that we have, others take back all that we never had. Together we must understand the city (capital) to tear down, rebuild, repurpose to create a new way of life. This will be the new dérive. (The new wahdat (of the workers)
The prophets (حروفية psychic workers) have just foretold the future, in various ways; the point is to change it
THESIS ON PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY (REPRODUCTIVE WORK OR LABOUR)
- Written by DAMTP