Lines of Flight

It has been a while since I have posted.

Changes are coming. Once again.

Lines of flight were taken. Lives were broken. Lives were made.

The transmission was interrupted, but will start soon once again.

The journey will continue with 1000 Plateaus, experimentation, new readings such as here, and Nihilist Communism, and here.



Revolutionary Lives and Friendship Part 1

Some questions:

What is friendship?
From the vantage point of a revolutionary what is friendship?
What are the qualities of a friend?
What does friendship say about people?
What can a friend take and give?
Why do we make friends?
What are the limits of friendship?
How do you know when someone is a friend?
What is the relationship of friendship to politics? Organization? Comrade?
How does one know they have been a good friend to their friends?
Why is friendship important?
Are there different kinds of friendships? What are they? Why are they different?

The Flows and Assemblages of this specific desiring machine…

“There is no entity,  no identity, no queer subject or subject to queer, rather queerness coming forth at us from all directions, screaming its defiance, suggesting a move from intersectionality to assemblage…” 211

“There are no points or positions…There are only lines.

As opposed to an intersectional model of identity, which presumes that components–race, class, gender sexuality, nation, age, religion–are separable analytics and can thus be disassembled  an assemblage is more attuned to interwoven forces that merge and dissipate time, space, and body against linearity, coherency, and permanency.” 212–Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times by jaspir k. puar


Flows, assemblages…

Who we are is contstantly in flux. We are not stable identities/ subjectivities.  Intersectionalities freeze to quickly only to reveal a flow. We flow. We move. When we stop at a pariticular subject, our momentary freedom only hides pain, terror, and possible death. When we stop at a particular point is when we close off connections. New possibilities. New relations. New forms of life. To flow is to be free and to desire. To flow is to revel in the being of becoming.

There are days when I feel Muslim.
Their are days when I hate being Muslim.
There are days I am an atheist.
There are days I am agnostic.
There are days I wish for God to come down and strike the evil doers.
There are days I wish to kill God.

Am I a Kafir? I have been told to leave Mosques.

There are times I feel like an anarchist.
There are times I feel like a communist.
There are times I feel we are all cowards.
There are times I feel like a coward.
There are times I feel like I will explode into the many assemblages I am.

Only then will I will be able to sort out who I am.

I have been told that I am a great person of color.
I have been told I am white.
I have been told I am Black.
I have been told I am Mexican.
I have been told I am Arab.
I have been told I am a Jew.
I have been told I am a terrorist.
I have been told I am a camel-jockey.
I have been told I am a sand-nigger.
I have been told I am a nigger.
I have been told I am an idiot.
I have been told I am a genius.
I have been told I am a failure.
I have been told I am a disappointment.
I have been told I am a mentor.


anarchism and communism in the rear view mirror

Ultra-left communism, communization, autonomous marxism, communism, insurrectionary anarchism, anti-state communism etc. So many of the labels and self-identifications thrown around today remind me of Marx’s passage, “And just as they seem to be occupied with revolutionizing themselves and things, creating something that did not exist before, precisely in such epochs of revolutionary crisis they anxiously conjure up the spirits of the past to their service, borrowing from them names, battle slogans, and costumes in order to present this new scene in world history in time-honored disguise and borrowed language.”

I am not sure whether journals like End Notes, Theorie Communiste etc can be called communist. Obviously not.  They see themselves as communization. Costumes are hard to change. Communism as the development agent of capitalism, is what communism will be known as in the 20th century. Hardly an enemy of capital.

Communism and anarchism as 19th and 20th century problematics might be more to the point. Where we go from here is much more difficult to see. What it will be called is only obscured by self labels like communism/ anarchism. All those people who refuse to be labeled might be correct. The C/A label only confuses things. Anytime someone says it, a litany of ‘ifs,’ ‘buts’ and further self clarifications follow. How appropriate considering the blood spilt in these traditions (especially the communist tradition).