Renzo Novatore Arcola
“History, materialism, monism, positivism, and all the “isms” of this world are old and rusty tools which I don’t need or mind anymore. My principle is life, my end is death. I wish to live my life intensely for to embrace my life tragically.
You are waiting for the revolution? My own began a long time ago! When you will be ready (God, what an endless wait!) I won’t mind going along with you for awhile. But when you’ll stop, I shall continue on my insane and triumphal way toward the great and sublime conquest of the nothing! Any society that you build will have its limits. And outside the limits of any society the unruly and heroic tramps will wander, with their wild & virgin thoughts–they who cannot live without planning ever new and dreadful outbursts of rebellion!
I shall be among them!
And after me, as before me, there will be those saying to their fellows: “So turn to yourselves rather than to your Gods or Politicians. Find what hides in yourselves; bring it to light; show yourselves!”
Because every person; who, searching his own inwardness, extracts what was mysteriously hidden therein; is a shadow eclipsing any form of society which can exist under the sun! All societies tremble when the scornful aristocracy of the tramps, the inaccessibles, the uniques, the rulers over the ideal, and the conquerors of the nothing resolutely advances.
So, come on iconoclasts, forward!
“Already the foreboding sky grows dark and silent!”
–Renzo Novatore Arcola, January, 1920
Renzo was a self-taught anarchist, who helped fight the fascist in Italy during the 1920s–he did this on his own terms as a man, not some apparatus of the state. You can find more of his work and poetry in “Toward the Creative Nothing.” What I find beautiful about his work is the hope and enthusiasm that he eposes about the permanent struggle against society. His writings seize on the core struggle to have sovereignty over one’s life, insisting that we are not to be owned by anyone other than ourselves, and that we must manifest that for ourselves in the world. You can feel Nitcheze’s influence bleed through his writing, demanding us to will to power ourselves to infinity. Through demanding that no one own our ideals, morals, or dictate to us what is right or wrong; insisting that that world we live in is the one of our choice.
Renzo understood that the revolution was something to be demanded, manifested, and taken for oneself. If you want to be free–Free in the truest, greatest, and deepest sense of the word
THAN GO TAKE IT!
“Anarchy is not a social form, but a method of individuation. No society will concede to me more than a limited freedom and a well-being that it grants to each of its members. But I am not content with this and want more. I want all that I have the power to conquer. Every society seeks to confine me to the august limits of the permitted and the prohibited . But I do not acknowledge these limits, for nothing is forbidden and all is permitted to those who have the force and the valor.
Consequently, anarchy, which is the natural liberty of the individual freed from the odious yoke of spiritual and material rulers, is not the construction of a new and suffocating society.’ It is a decisive fight against all societies — christian, democratic, socialist, communist, etc., etc. Anarchism is the eternal struggle of a small minority of aristocratic outsiders against all societies which follow one another on the stage of history.”
Anarchism seeks to display and oppose all relationships of power; from the overt and open forms of power; to the most hidden and sinister ones too. This is the philosophy of liberty; for freedom needs to protect no one, nor can it exist under conditions where anyone is exploited. Anarchist understand that liberty is not just a party slogan of vacuous feelings; it is a philosophical maxim and a categorical imperative from upon which a better world can be advanced.
However, the demand for freedom is something that each and every individual needs to discover for themselves–you must seek to be free from the dark of the cave for yourself.
There must come a time in one’s life where the choice is made to reject toiling under the yoke of another man’s plow. One needs to look in the mirror and demand that their life is no longer going to be dictated by others for any reason other than choices of their own. To own one’s body and mind wholly; to own oneself entirely is the philosophical praxis of anarchism, and the path towards a better world.
Bitcoin and Crypto-Anarchy
I explained in a previous post that bitcoin and the internet are ideological apparatuses that are explicitly anti-statist, and anti-capitalist. Within both the internet and bitcoin are modes to liberate oneself from the despondence of the drudgery of capitalism. If one can take the time, effort, and energy to learn how to use these technologies, one can fully break their relationship to the wholly exploitive system of capitalism facilitated by the state. One must seek this out for themselves; they must crave escaping from the doldrum, gray, passionless existence of the society of safety.
This is the real revolution. This is it.
The slow and precipitous change where people discovered on their own accord that they have the power to walk away from this awful and abusive system of exploitation, debt slavery, and materialist mania. Through educating oneself and critically analyzing the concepts of value, freedom of exchange, liberty, cryptography, and capitalism; one will freely come to the conclusions they need to.
I assure you that the yoke I bare is light, and it would be a joy for you to share in the wealth it will provide for all. My work, my labor, and my money is my own, as yours would be yours. But that is the choice that I made, in refusal of what they offered me, and you are free to do the same.
It may not be easy, nor may it not come without a price;
but such is the cost to not live on one’s knees.
Those who cannot see the vision we have, nor welcome it–that is their own business. Our technology is better, the money is more sound, and in the long-run this will prove itself. In the mean while the small, hollow men of yesteryear will gaze upon their twilight with the fervent belief it is dawn. We will simply smile, and welcome them into their night, for it shall be our dawn.
So Iconoclasts, Forward!