Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Carefully Avoiding Attribution

Obviously, we’re talking about radical Presbyterians here, maybe even birders.

Greek terrorist movement Revolutionary Sect has delivered a letter to Ta Nea, claiming responsibility for the act. A “display of force and new threats", headlines the daily. In a scathing missive, members of the group, which sprang up after the 2008 riots, have declared they are armed and have issued death threats to named journalists and press chiefs alike.
A Greek terrorist outfit called “The Revolutionary Sect” claimed responsibility for the assassination journalist Sokratis Giolias. Reports about them are careful to avoid the fact that they are violent revolutionaries in the leftist model of “liberation”. This is the closest you will get:
believed to be the Sect of Revolutionaries, a report by the force’s counterterrorism unit notes that the group’s inspiration is a dead Russian nihilist revolutionary and that its goals are not to make a political statement but to fuel insurrection.

According to the report, compiled last summer and seen by Kathimerini, Sect of Revolutionaries is “the first Greek organization that is completely nihilist, its key aims being chaos and destruction.” This stance is believed to have been inspired by Sergey Nechayev, a Russian revolutionary associated with the Nihilist movement and known for his support of revolution by all means, including violence.The author of the group’s proclamations is believed to be aged over 40 and to hail from an upper-middle-class background. An extract of the report reads: “This person adopted terrorism as a way of reacting to society which, in his view, has hit rock bottom.” As for the other members of the group, police believe they fall into two camps: radicalized criminals and extremist anti-establishment protesters.
In other words: Trustafarians, but willing to murder for the sake of ‘nihilism’. If one were truly nihilistic, why kill? Why not just sit in the corner on a dirty linoleum floor and just die like a REAL nihilist?

Effete Pig, or Malodorous Lout?

Sergey Genadievich Nechayev, from whom they can set aside their despondency for a moment and admire, summed up his theory in his 1869 Magnum Opus “The Revolutionary Catechism”, caring long enough to say:
Tyrannical toward himself, he must be tyrannical toward others. All the gentle and enervating sentiments of kinship, love, friendship, gratitude, and even honor, must be suppressed in him and give place to the cold and single-minded passion for revolution. For him, there exists only one pleasure, on consolation, one reward, one satisfaction – the success of the revolution. Night and day he must have but one thought, one aim – merciless destruction. Striving cold-bloodedly and indefatigably toward this end, he must be prepared to destroy himself and to destroy with his own hands everything that stands in the path of the revolution.
The nature of those beliefs over which one should be willing to murder, die, adulate in misery, etc., are never articulated, but they do involve dispossessing anyone in authority for any reason to be replaced, I suppose, by Nihilists with the a social vision consistent with Sergey Genadievich’s writings:
The revolutionary enters the world of the State, of the privileged classes, of the so-called civilization, and he lives in this world only for the purpose of bringing about its speedy and total destruction. He is not a revolutionary if he has any sympathy for this world. He should not hesitate to destroy any position, any place, or any man in this world. He must hate everyone and everything in it with an equal hatred. All the worse for him if he has any relations with parents, friends, or lovers; he is no longer a revolutionary if he is swayed by these relationships.
All he needs now is some Goth clown make-up and a bunch of old Morrissey cassettes..
The second group comprises those who will be spared for the time being in order that, by a series of monstrous acts, they may drive the people into inevitable revolt..
From the Symbinese Liberation Army, to the Weather Underground, to the 68ers, to all of Communism, to this assmonkey, the single thing that never goes away is the vainglory, admiration, and violence of the leaders of the cult, or pretenders to that throne of “hero of popular revolution”.

Remember, only your “false consciousness” prevents you from surrendering your autonomy over your own life to them.

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