I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
by Edward Everett Hale
In words of Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, “kill the exception to confirm the rule”, and so, keep the smooth functioning of the system. The new society of control is here. It is not us who have discovered it, we’ve just suffered it, as everyone else.
A few days ago, the group Stop Control detected a police CCTV camera in the Esperança hospital looking at us, at the Kasa de la Muntanya squat. This group has made a step forward and has decided to go where this vigilance, dominance and espionage device was located. They rendered it useless and, not considering it enough, they made their action public.
We know what it means to confront this system of singular thinking with which they want to impose their power on us, silence us and leave us seething. We also know what its consequences are; we’ve suffered them in first person in the form of repression. But we also know the way that our dignity is taken from us and the manner in which our ideas are invalidated is a cruel way of coercing and oppressing us. This is why we are still taking the streets and fighting, because we are not for sale. Currently, all the signs and everything that we have managed discover indicate that the CCTV camera was installed by the coercive force of Mossos d’Esquadra (Catalonian cops). We know their information bureau and additionally, we know that the technocrat of Espadaler (the new regional minister of the Interior) has some nerve. Their silence and the silence of their media are not only suspicious, but also enlightening.
So, from here, from this small antagonist space, we want to thank the group Stop Control, not only for removing a CCTV camera that was continuously recording us and providing the enemy with biometric information, but also and above all we want to thank them forever for having demonstrated with facts that the only path is not to complain and refuse, to feel tired and fed up and disenchanted. On the contrary, there is an alternative to this life of submission: refute and attack.
Let’s organize ourselves and hit back. Let’s get into action, just like other comrades have done before, let’s pass from protest to resistance.
As we once said we are not angels, but this is certainly not paradise.
Kasa de la Muntanya, October 16th, 2013