BARRIKAD "Where there was fire - we brought gasoline" C42 NBM18TAPE


The invisible leviathan that rules is the value imperative: when value based on abstract labour is not only the undisputed regulator of production and consumption, but when this imperative has hegemonised social consciousness, when as Marx puts it: »individuals are now ruled by abstractions». Only one critique of the value form was adequate to the
situationists, returning to Marx. Leaving orthodox Marxism behind: state capitalism, Lenin, wage work, surplus value, realization of the proletariat as a positive side...but rather »Communism is for us not a state of affairs which is to be established, an ideal to which reality [will] have to adjust itself. We call communism the real movement which abolishes the present state of things. The conditions of this movement result from the premises now in existence (Marx, 1845)». The situationists tried to put practice and theory into its own
material force or rather as the results of human practice catch up with theory. Negating themselves as a function in a mechanical totality to escape reformism and the inevitable return to capital logic in such a process. Where there was fire - we brought gasoline tries to catch the historical sound of such an attack and
withdrawal. Gilles Dauvé summarize this period with a 16 pages thick booklet now 40 years later.

Large cristal clear plastic case with booklet. Black cassette with chrome tape


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