The Conspiracy of Cells of Fire claims responsibility for the arsonist rampage that took place from Sunday night to Tuesday afternoon in Athens and Thessaloniki. Namely, in Athens, we set on fire a military jeep of the Nave at Halandri (something the cops hidden out), vehicles of the navy in the entrance of the building of Naval Command on Klafthmonos square, the company of digital systems ACE HELLAS at Agia Paraskevi that cooperates with the greek army, the club of retired army officers on Halkokondyli street, the union of retired army officers on Harilaou Trikoupi and Akadimias street corner, the political office of the minister of national defence Vaggelis Meimarakis.
In Thessaloniki we set on fire the club of reserve officers of the Armed Forces at Evosmos, a military private school on Margariti street and an ATM of Geniki Bank that cooperates with the army, at Kalamaria.
We also take responsibility for the attack at the military courthouse at Rouf on Tuesday October 28.
POLEMIC OF ECONOMY
In our era, as always, the military branch of every state consists an indivisible part of the development of its geo-political and economic interests. Conducting wars is an inevitable outcome of the intense economic crises of the capitalist system. A typical example of this condition was the exponential growth of the war industry in the beginnings of the 20th century and the economic crash of 1929 at the USA, accompanied with a long-term crisis of the world market, facts that contributed to the process of the first and the second world war, respectively. Military operations and management of the economic interests are an all-time, all-state direct relation in the route of human history.
From the NATO bases in european ground, to the “pacificatory” interventions in the middle East, army has the role of an essential force to maintain and expand the economic interests of the western states. To feed the machinery of war and the war industry it is needed to keep social peace inside the mitropoles of the western states. War and peace, two different faces, two different expressions of the capitalist dominion.
When, a few decades ago capitalism was less stylish and more unconcealed there was some class resistance. Since even the most pittyful man when deprived of the nothing he posseses and considers of his own, in his face, fights with teeth and claws. To tame him back, and take out his eye teeth, the capitalist think tanks, came with the idea of the providence state. Social care, public medical care and supplies, retirement plans, popular politics, benefits and whatever could tame the “disordered” proletariat.
Simultaneously the hard machinery, the back bone of repression, police and military, developed though without being able to relief their “vulgar” past. In Greece they remained as social figures to the popular sense as the copper and the junta pig. One after another face-lifts, they are trying to get closer to the citizen. The gendarmerie and the city police got united and military service reduced, but in the mean time a new military-police complex appeared in the streets of the metropolis, the well known MAT and MEA (note: greek riot police units). In the midst of the 90es in during their second half, bosses and the state, are almost reassured that the workers do not pose a threat to the system anymore. The new religion of individualist-idiocy is established for good inside the heads of the new class of petit-owners, dissolving every imaginary workers front – That’s for good, since illusions come always with a bitter taste in the end. The steam engine of neo-liberalism is motivated with a fast tempo and the “popular” politics is replaced by privatization. Thus the state becomes from a wild animal tamer to a mere appartment building manager, having every lodger as proprietor, working together for their “common” interest. But, what guarantees the existant isn’t just the wilful servitude of the individual idiots. The state enriched with the experience of the past will always have a place for the iron whip of repression, since the carrot has convinced the proletarians and the coach is being draught, it can now reinforce its guards.
Today the state is militarized, by this time it “wears” plain clothes. The memory of an army causing coup-d-etats has now given its place to a new and improved image of professional greek army with mercenaries with shinny smiles. Besides, after September 11, militarization of the western world responds to the currency of a social demand for safety. Where the threat of islamic terrorism doesn’t convince enough to legalize socialy the descend of the army in the metropoles, then the issue of illegal immigration or of the criminality of the immigrants will be enroled, as in Greece. The application of the border guard patrol in the borderline isn’t random, and it corresponds to the best image of what we call military-police complex.
The army meets society not anymore in terms of repression, but to accompany it in its decadence, becoming from the drudgery of yesterday, the professional career of today. Military service is democratized, reduces, given as a right to woman to participate, police and military schools are a first class option, the old obedience process, as a method to subordinate the youth is useless anymore, since youth are already subordinated to the internet, tv, mobile phones…
So the army changes its face and becomes more dangerous. Besides an unwieldy army, with illiterate servicemen, heavy duties and pack drills, as well as a police with fat ass cops, doesn’t correspond to the new aesthetic order and even more to the modern standards.
Professional militarism means smooth image, specialization, education, high tech systems, sence of safety on the citizen’s side.
It is a new proposal for life. So, the “pacificatory” missions of the greek army with the humanitarian aid, of rapes, pillaging, arms, drugs and women trafficking, beyond the vast economic benefits for the state is translated by the mercenaries participating as an extreme sport, something that, beyond the money they are paid for, can take pride in. The army is marching today beyond the state borders to establish the murderous peace of the bosses, the lawful proprietors, the silent majority and in the same time getting ready to defend this same peace inside the metropoles, by any means. This is why the military-police complex lurks incognito having signed contacts of strategic importance. It isn’t by accident that the ministry of public order became sub-ministry under the protective shield of the ministry of domestic affairs, while the place of the “field marshal” Polydoras was taken by a genuine army man, and ex chief of the general commandment of the army Hinofotis (recently our cells in Thessaloniki “saluted” the new minister, setting on fire the police station on Dodekanisou street.
SUICIDE IN SLOW MOTION
The army creates conditions where the individual isn’t allowed to think as an individual, but as a wheel of the coach, as a stone of the building, a part of a complex. The existance of the individual is planned to be transformed into existance of the complex with a way that the complex would overcome in value the ego. A culture of annihilation of the self is cultivated, pulveriation of the ego, inforced by the screams of the superior, the pack drills, and the drudgery. In this culture, people that possibly had never developed a critic to the army (neither positive nor negative), people without personal will, unable to make decisions without someones advice, suffocate and drawn inside themselves. People that never cared of any nation, or did that with light heart, the army destroys their personal substanc
e in such a degree, sinks their ego so low they lose every personal desire, they are carried with a surgeon’s accuracy to suicide. It is childisness to consider responsible only the pack drill or the officer screaming brutally. The army is responsible, with its uniformity, obedience, national absorbsion, fanatism, turns humans into dispensable units of subgroups.
Some of them desert towards death, undersigning a swan song of egoism, that isn’t enough for enything: I define my self absolutely, at least in suicide. This act may seem as the most ideal solution, as a last shelter for human dignity.
How ironic: the desire the explore the ego happens simultaneously with its total loss.
ON THE OTHER SIDE, WE SELECT TO ENLIST ANOTHER CAMP. THE CAMP OF REVOLUTION. WE SERVE THE DUTIES OF NEGATION AND CREATE MILITARY FACTIONS OF CHAOS. WE DON’T NEED THE DISCIPLINE OF AUTHORITY BECAUSE WE HAVE SELF-DISCIPLINE IN THE PROJECTS OF THE NIGHT. IN THE CAMP OF NEGATION AND DISOBEDIENCE WE FIND ON OUR SIDE OTHER COMRADES THAT SELECTED TO PAINT THEMSELVES IN THE COLORS OF WAR, WITH THEIR OWN WAYS.
WE DEDICATE THIS FIRE RAMPAGE, AS AN ACT OF WAR, TO THE FUGITIVE COMRADES DIMITRA SYRIANOU, KOSTAS HALAZAS, ILIAS NIKOLAOU. LASTLY, WE DON’T FORGET THE COMRADE GIANNIS DIMITRAKIS, WHO IS STILL KEPT CAPTIVE BY THE ENEMY.
PS. We send our signal of fire to the prisoners started a prison food strike since Monday 3 November.
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Conspiracy of Cells of Fire ATHENS-THESSALONIKI