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Crimethink

Greetings patient readers. Thanks for hanging in there during this extended absence. Normal service is slowly being resumed.

The following is the first of a series (not necessarily in chronological order) of warm up exercises for your brain.

What is a “CrimethInc”?

From CrimethInc. Ex-Workers’ Collective

What is crimethink?

Today, everything that can’t be bought, sold, or faked is crimethink.

A spectre is haunting the world today: the spectre of crimethink, and the underground front that heralds it. In every corporate washroom, on every street corner, under every roof from the ghettoes to the suburbs you can hear the whispers: “What is this CrimethInc.? Who are they? What do they want?”

These questions can be approached, if not answered. CrimethInc. is significant for what it is not: it is not a membership organization. It is not an elitist vanguard that purports to lead the masses out of darkness to salvation—experience has shown a thousand times that such parties are the social forces that create masses. And it is not a Movement, either: for such things exist only as a part of history, and as such are subject to its laws—gestation, ascendance, decline. As crimethink is a force that exists beneath the currents of history, outside the chain of events, CrimethInc. is the first stirrings of a revolt that will take us all out of history.

CrimethInc. is invincible because it is centerless, amoebic, invisible. Who is CrimethInc.? It could be anyone—the woman on the bus next to you may be one of us. Perhaps an autonomous CrimethInc. nucleus is at play in your town as you read this; perhaps you will form one when you’re finished reading. Because CrimethInc. is an expression of longings that are in every heart, it could be just three travelers in an Italian hostel tonight and two hundred thousand independent cells in full blown insurrection next month.

As for what we want—you’d have to ask each of us, one by one, and hopefully you’ll know better than to trust people when they answer that question.

It was said of one of our predecessors, a body of ex-artists and theorists active primarily in the 1960’s, that their group was unique in that it represented a stance rather than an ideology (“not a position, but a proposition”). It would be tempting to say that CrimethInc. on their method in that it is founded on a shared desire, rather than a common critique; but this also misses the mark. CrimethInc. is a web of desires, all unique to the individuals who feel them; what sets CrimethInc. apart is that it is a means of interlocking these desires, of creating mutually beneficial relationships between people with different needs. This is why we have the bureaucrats and entrepreneurs, whose very existence depends on our isolation and frustration, shaking in their loafers. This is how we have come to be the ones to fire the first shots of the third and final world war, the war which will be fought for total liberation.

What is CrimethInc.?

CrimethInc. is the black market where brilliant schemes and wild abandon are traded for lives.

 

Crimethink for Yourself!

 

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