The logic of submission, an often unconscious tendency to justify resignation and subservience in one’s everyday relations in the world, is created by the institutions of domination through creation of laws, customs and rules, that enforce such manipulations. These manipulations are carefully ingrained, woven into every strand of the fabric of one’s life, making them an added enforcement to the old fashioned blatant repression, when it comes to submission to domination.
Defiant, refusal, and confrontation of such submission and tendency wherever it appears, although not through therapy, which in itself partakes in the logic of submission, requires a real revolution, a real subversion of all that keeps us from our determination to resist all domination. All that has been sewn into the fabrics of our so called lives, relationships, and day to day social on-goings. A social revolution, and not therapy, which allows for a development of different ways of confronting the exploitative domination and this civilization founded on submission to domination.
The struggle lies, in not only resisting all submission, but to survive the revolt against everyday mass control, manipulation and against the logic of submission. The importance of bringing this about, as a distinguishing factor of the anarchist idea of revolution, becomes clear through an assurance that each individual seeking to develop an insurrectional practice, goes much further than a few abstentions. A large-scale uprising of the exploited to destroy the state, capital and every institution of power and the privileged is more possible through actions of individuals to help bring about the circumstance causing uprisings and pushing in its direction, than through waiting for the right moment, or waiting for revolt to be brought about by an abstract in history.
To live as a rebel, as a self-willed anarchist revolutionary, requires a great deal of will, determination and spirit in the face of dizzying odds. Thus, one essential aspect of developing an insurrectional practice is the transformation of oneself into such a spirited, willful being. Such a transformation does not take place through therapy but through attacking the social order both in its manifestations in the world and in oneself and one’s relationships. An uncompromising cruelty may prove essential to this task, because there are so many chains to be broken, so many limits to be destroyed.
The individual quest is the appropriation of everything that has been subtracted from him through family, school, institutions, roles, in order to find his specificity, totality, universality, lost… in the process of domestication and the construction of symbolic culture.
So the point is to make the decision to take one’s life back in its totality, a decision that requires just the sort of ferocity that will be necessary to demolish this society. And such a decision will transform all one’s relationships, demanding a clarity that will leave no room for submission to the demands of social protocol, disrespectful tolerance or pity for those who fear the energy of unchanneled desire more than its suppression. In making this decision (and the decision is only truly made as one acts to realize it), one is completely rejecting the logic of submission that dominates most relationships.