Deleuze, Active Nihilism, and Revolt
A brief but wide-reaching meditation on the difference between passive and active nihilism, and the reciprocity of destruction and creation in the practice of revolt. This piece is an excerpt from a longer writing project reflecting on experiences of pitched antagonism, defeat and subsequent disillusionment in Berlin’s radical housing struggles.
“There is a violence and destruction inherent in becoming: the violence of an outside which destroys the self as it was and spurs it into new directions. This is a form of creation which leaves a trail of destruction in its wake.”
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