Refrain from what has the head on the shoulders, set the pace on that of storms said an adage of some time ago.
Today, Wednesday, September 1, was launched in various railway stations of the Belpaese, an invitation to block trains to criticize the obligation of the green pass, necessary for those who want to travel on certain means of transport. What could happen when the train of resignation to coercion stops, on the wave of “if I can’t move, nobody moves”?
When a telematics control repeater is attacked, when a vaccination center is sabotaged, when a virologist calling for confinement for those who don’t vaccinate is confronted in the street, when a party banquet is overturned, when you have the bright idea to start blocking the movement of human-commodities, how many other possibilities might emerge? When a nascent protest against green passes and the disciplining of people’s movement opens up spaces for anyone, without leaderism or law enforcement, can we begin to develop content that highlights social contradictions as a response to the increasingly asphyxiating controls on our lives?
There are many possibilities for insubordination to explode as thinking individuals. Alone or together with others. In the light of the sun as well as in the glare of the night – with the idea of breaking with everything that suffocates us – we could move away from the cage of politics and the chains of common sense. For with just a little imagination we can attempt to experience unheard of moments of liberation from constraints.
Blocking everything rejuvenates to stop a present made of discriminations forged by the past, restores the imagination of reflection, makes the spirit of revolt fruitful. Unlike the technical vocabularies of the regime, blocking is never an end in itself, it means to provoke cracks of meaning, to open up new spaces where we were unable to grasp them, to create unexpected surprises, to invite us to travel along unknown horizons, to give rise to opportunities for new challenges.
Blocking everything, therefore, to open up with pride to life and finally discover the uniqueness of each individual.
Few and some vagabonds
(flyer distributed in Cremona, September 1, 2021)