Henri Carlos and Guy Cohn are two figures of responsibility. In a world in which taking responsibility in any meaningful sense is obscured and policed, Carlos and Cohn present themselves as more than happy to take it. They insist on putting forward the necessity of an end to social relations dictated by capital, and to exposing the chances for the construction of a world beyond capitalist democracy. Their desire for forms of action, thought lost to the past, whether it be shutting down streets or holding universities captive, is not a nostalgia, but a beginning.
- "We are not here to set up a false dichotomy between real and imaginary politics, but when asked, ‘who are we’, it is in answering that we become who we might be."
- "Pseudo-activity always seems an easier option than taking any risk."
- "These real decisions are something that can only be made between what is given and what is impossible to know, beyond inane and arbitrary choices, constructed in the radical prospect for change and endowed upon a situation through chance."
- "To study, and to decide."
- "We might say then that overcoming fear—fear of punishment, fear of failure, fear of looking ridiculous—necessitated a subjective forcing."
- "These endeavours included a collective which itself sprang from the formal study of a number of students; a reading group involving a number of academics and students; and a cartel for theory organised by students as a rejoinder to the condescension of soft entry into texts via speed reading and introductory guides."
- "The Event —We were the inexistent!"
- "We would not forget the necessary consequences!"
- "Could we apply the same analysis to the revolutionary outbursts of the twentieth century?"
- "The question arises of severing the links of incorporation that interpellate individuals into being ‘realistic’ about what changes can be made."