[I oppose] true activity (fidelity to the act proper) and false activity (which merely reproduces the existing constellation…we are active all the time to make sure that nothing will change). It is argued here that what is needed for the transformation of power relations is a gesture of refraining from this repetitive action. The condition for true change (a true act) is to stop false activity, or as Badiou puts it in a sentence I quote repeatedly: ‘It is better to do nothing than to contribute to the invention of formal ways of rendering visible that which Empire already recognizes as existent (Žižek 2009)

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